Here at EW, we have a weekly series in which we — and readers — weigh in on ways to rehab much-maligned characters on some of our favorite shows.
Roy Harper is the brooding bad boy of The Glades. Or at least he was before The Glades were leveled in Arrow‘s season 1 finale. So now, what will become of Thea’s very attractive beau?
Let’s backtrack: We first met Roy when he was simply the thief who stole Thea’s purse. From there, he evolved into the cute loner with a rough background who couldn’t help but fall for Thea. And then, after being saved by The Hood, he decided that his mission was to discover The Hood’s identity, seemingly so that he could join him in his crusade. But other than his feelings toward Thea, his minor attitude problem, his police record, and a few stints of heroism, what is there that we can really latch on to with Roy?
I want to clarify that I do like Roy. I’m just not sure what it is that I like (other than his face). Only appearing in eight episodes thus far, Roy remains a very one-dimensional character. So on his journey to potentially become Red Arrow, I also want to see him become a fully rounded character, not just some guy who fights crime alongside Oliver. Here’s how I think Roy can be fixed in season 2:
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