Colton Haynes is Returning to Arrow in Episode 12 of Season 4

Friday, 20 November 2015 - 7:47PM
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Friday, 20 November 2015 - 7:47PM
Colton Haynes is Returning to Arrow in Episode 12 of Season 4
Colton Haynes departed the CW's 'Arrow' last season after his character, Roy Harper, took the fall for Oliver Queen during the Green Arrow manhunt and subsequently faked his death in prison. It was announced that Haynes would hopefully be returning to the show after some time away, but one of the posts he tweeted out today just confirmed it. Roy Harper is back! 

Haynes confirmed his return earlier today on Twitter, when he tweeted,

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Just landed in Vancouver to...BEGIN FILMING ON #ARROW AGAIN!!! So excited!!!
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It's currently unknown just how long Haynes will be back on the show, but most fans will probably be glad to hear the news regardless. Haynes' take on Oliver Queen's sidekick was certainly one of the highlights of the show, and while season 3 was pretty rocky from the start, things only seemed to go further down hill after he left. Producer Marc Guggenheim had this to say about Haynes' return to Entertainment Weekly: 

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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 story line to pull it off. That opportunity presented itself in episode 412 and we can't wait for the fans to see this reunion.
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So what could Roy's return mean for Team Arrow? What will he say about Thea's erratic behavior after her plunge in the Lazarus Pit? Perhaps he's coming back because of a major character death (possibly the one shown at the beginning of the season?). Or maybe Roy's the one who ends up in the grave – the possibilities are almost endless!

As was previously mentioned, Arrow struggled in season 3, and while things have gotten a little better, the show still hasn't been able to reach its former glory as of yet. Perhaps Haynes' return will be just what the show needs to get back on track, even if it's only for one episode. Fans will just have to wait to find out when episode 12 premieres sometime after the winter break.
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