When Colton Haynes made the surprise decision to leave Arrow last year, most of us assumed that that was the last we’d see of Roy Harper. After all, the character faked his death to protect the Green Arrow’s identity and there was talk of Haynes looking to pursue a movie career. Well, regardless of all of that, he’s back for an appearance in tonight’s episode of the hit series.
For a few additional details, here’s the official synopsis for the episode – titled “Unchained” – courtesy of The CW:
The team faces off against a formidable villain nicknamed The Calculator (guest star Tom Amandes). Meanwhile, Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) makes her move and Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) returns to Star City. Kevin Fair directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz.
As you can see in the clip above, we don’t yet know what exactly brings the former Arsenal back to Star City, but this sneak peek does at least shed some light on how he comes back into contact with the members of Team Arrow.
Recently released images from the episode actually confirmed that he’ll be suiting up again, too, so it will be interesting to see how this return plays into the rest of the so far much improved fourth season of Arrow.