How exactly will Thea feel about this?
Season 3 of Arrow introduced some big changes for Oliver Queen and his team of vigilantes. The biggest change came for Roy Harper, AKA Arsenal. After Ollie was convicted and charged for being The Arrow, Harper ended up masquerading as the Emerald Archer to take Oliver’s place. As a result, Roy ended up going into prison (and faced multiple death threats). In the end, Team Arrow faked his death to get him out of Iron Heights. However, Harper had to leave Star City for the fear of being seen, because everybody believed he was dead. He even gave his sweet, red suit to Thea to take up the mantle.
Now the OG red sidekick to Oliver Queen will be making a return – this season at least. The actor, Colton Haynes, confirmed it himself by posting it on Twitter (via a retweet).
— Variety (@Variety) November 21, 2015
Executive producer of the show, Marc Guggenheim, is ecstatic to have Haynes reappear for a time.
We are beyond thrilled that Colton will be returning to Arrow this season. It was always our intention to have him return following his departure last season, but it was a matter of finding the right storyline to pull it off.
On top of that, Guggenheim also confirmed what episode Arsenal will return in: episode 12 of season 4. While that’s still a ways away, and will most likely air sometime next year, it’s still exciting to see all of the team getting back together. I would really love to see him involved in a crossover event with Flash and the gang.
It’s currently unclear how or why Harper will make a reappearance in Star City; most likely due to the mysterious effects that the Lazarus Pit is having on Thea. If that’s the case, I’d love to see how Roy would handle Alex (Thea’s recent date), assuming therefore that they decide to go through with a relationship. However, Roy’s return could be just what Speedy needs to get over her murderous desires.
Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Are you guys excited that Arsenal will return? What do you think will bring him to Star City?