Arrow is racing towards the end of their second season and things are definitely heating up where Roy Harper is concerned.
In the first season we met Roy as the occasional ne’er do well who caught the eye of the young heiress Thea Queen. Arrow‘s second season has found him becoming first a responsible, contributing member of society, then a wannabe vigilante, and most recently, a somewhat uncontrollable ‘roid rage monster. Okay, monster might be a bit of a stretch, but then again, when you watch the promo for tonight’s episode titled “Seeing Red”, monster sort of fits.
Don’t kill Thea?!?!?! Who on earth will unpack all the boxes in Starling City? That woman is providing the community with a valuable service, it would be cruel to off her now. Who are we kidding? I’d be the first in line at a “Rid the World of Thea Queen” rally. However, the show is quickly running out of people who don’t know of the true identity of “The Hood Guy” so perhaps it is best that Thea stick around.
As dangerous as Roy Harper has become, Colton Haynes is certainly in no danger of losing his job. He just might be adding a new name to his resume here soon, perhaps as soon as with this episode. Looking at this sneak peek from “Seeing Red”, it sure seems like we might be seeing a change in Mr. Harper.
Early in the show’s first season, Oliver called Thea, “Speedy”. Now, fans of the comics know that Roy Harper was once called Speedy as well. When it was announced that Haynes was coming on board as Roy Harper, there was really only two iterations of the character that he could become. True, he could become Speedy, but that would be weird, even for a CW show. Instead it was either Arsenal or Red Arrow. At this time, it looks like all signs are pointing towards Arsenal.
That is very exciting news. Arsenal is a bit of a darker version of Roy Harper. He went through a period where he and Oliver Queen were on the outs. Don’t know if we’ll see any of that play out in Starling City, but it should be interesting. Also of note, Arsenal started the group called the Outsiders. Biggest part of that? He joined forces with a certain resident of Bludhaven, none other than Nightwing.
Will we possibly see Nightwing in Starling City? Not surprisingly, no one in the Arrow camp is letting that cat out of the bag, but in an interview with TV Fanatic, Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg did give us a little info on what to expect in the third season.
We’re going to start Season 3 with Oliver in very different circumstances than he’s been before, which, obviously, him being in different circumstances changes the circumstances of his paid bodyguard [Diggle] and his paid assistant [Felicity] since he can no longer pay them.
Ooooh, intrigue. Money, and the lack thereof, always changes things. What do you see for season 3? Have anyone in the DC Universe you’d like to show up? (Surely I’m not the only one in the world who wants to see them attempt to do Onomatopoeia!)
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