The CW’s Arrow Finally Gets a Proper Sidekick in Next Week’s Episode

Colton Haynes as Roy Harper in Arrow

It looks like the CW’s “Arrow” is finally getting his Speedy. (Sort of.) With the revelation that Roy has become superpowered thanks to the miracle drug, it’s now up to Arrow to teach the kid how to harness his abilities so he doesn’t, you know, go around town punching people’s brains in. (Though I have to wonder why everyone’s so down about a serial killer who goes around slicing up prostitutes, but maybe that’s just me.) Giving the sidekick superpowers, and thus making him potentially more of a superhero than the main hero, is an interesting twist.

Next week’s episode of “Arrow,” titled “Tremors,” does exactly that:

Arrow offers to train Roy so he can learn to control his newfound super-strength. However, Roy is a rebellious student and refuses to listen unless Arrow reveals his true identity, which Oliver refuses to do. Meanwhile, the Bronze Tiger escapes from prison and steals Malcolm’s earthquake machine to sell to the highest bidder. Oliver, Diggle and Felicity attempt to stop the transfer, but Roy gets in the way, putting everyone in danger. Laurel is disbarred and spirals out of control. Moira is thrilled when Walter asks her to dinner, but his reason surprises her. Thea encourages her mother to ask Walter to reconcile.

Guy Bee directs from a script by the show’s creators/producers, Marc Guggenheim and Drew Z. Greenberg.

Meanwhile, “Arrow” star Stephen Amell says he’s not talking with Warner Bros. about parlaying his TV Arrow role into a movie role in the upcoming “Justice League.” The star blasted reporters who took his comments out of context via his Facebook page, and makes it clear that, “At no point, have I had “studio level” discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros.”

So there you go.

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  • Juggernaut

    Roy will be Arsenal in no time!

    • Dedpool

      He’s going to lose an arm!!!!

      • Juggernaut

        That would be sweet! Had Roy interject during Oliver and Slade’s battle and losing his limb would be a great way to end the season. Hopefully we get to see a few easter eggs in a scene where he gets his cybernetic arm.

        • Dedpool

          Actually hoping he ends up like Arsenal from Young Justice. I like the changes they make but also like how they still give nods and homages.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Can’t we have Speedy for a season or two before we emotionally wreck him into becoming Arsenal?

          • Dedpool

            Nah, its more fun this way. Lol. Sides Thea is already Speedy, what’s Roy gonna do take her name? Can I be named after your sister Mr. Arrow? Lol

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Red Arrow still works.

          • Juggernaut

            That makes a lot of sense. Once another enigmatic hero sporting a hood and archery skills steps on the scene I suppose the only determining factor will be the colors that they are wearing so that may be the explaination of Ollie and Roy becoming Green Arrow and Red Arrow respectively. Then after a while Roy and Ollie will split and Roy will take up the arsenal mantle.

          • Dedpool

            Yes and no. Why would Roy learn archery if he has super strength? Like I can see where that would come from, with Roy always wearing red in the show but still. There’s no basis for him using a bow (plus he hasn’t shown the skill or patience for that) I could see it happening after Roy loses the powers he had grown accustomed to maybe but that’s a whole nother season down the line.

  • Jared

    i want him to be like the new 52 Arsenal. but I don’t think he character is smart enough.

    • Dedpool

      Well they could always just right hism smarter.