Roy Harper’s Introduction to Arrow Revealed

Warning: Potential spoilers for Arrow.

Last year, we reported that Oliver Queen’s long time comic book side-kick Roy Harper would be making an appearance on The CW’s Green Arrow TV series Arrow. Colton Haynes of “Teen Wolf: will be playing the character, who is described as “a street-savvy, teenager” from the “poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.” He will also serve as a love interest for Thea Queen (Willa Holland), which makes sense given Thea bears Harper’s nickname from the comic books (‘Speedy’).

We’ve now learned that Harper will appear in the 15th episode of the series, titled “Dodger,” which airs on February 20, and will be introduced in a rather unorthodox way. You can read the episode description below:

Felicity tells Oliver he’s all work and no play, so he asks Detective McKenna (guest star Janina Gavankar) on a date. A jewel thief named Dodger (guest star James Callis) hits Starling City and targets someone very close to Oliver. Meanwhile, while working with Laurel, Thea gets her purse stolen by a very fast pickpocket named Roy Harper. Moira makes a move against Malcom.

It has yet to be revealed if Harper will ever team up with Queen like in the source material, but with an introduction like this, it stands to reason that he will meet ‘the archer’ soon enough.

Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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