'Titans' Season 2 Episode 2 sets up Green Arrow partner Roy Harper's debut on the DC Universe show

Roy was referenced twice in the episode, first when Donna and Koriand'r are sitting in a stakeout van waiting for Shimmer to make an appearance. Donna reveals in conversation that Roy was the one who gave her the tip that led her and Kory to Chicago in search of the wanted metahuman


                            'Titans' Season 2 Episode 2 sets up Green Arrow partner Roy Harper's debut on the DC Universe show

The second episode of 'Titans' Season 2 introduced a number of new characters to the show including the rogue metahuman known as Shimmer (Hanneke Talbot) and Rose Wilson/Ravager (Chelsea Zhang), the daughter of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (Esai Morales). But the biggest reveal of all came when Donna Troy (Conor Leslie) namedropped an iconic member of the Teen Titans -- none other than Roy Harper, better known as the Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy. 

Though this is the first time he is being mentioned on 'Titans', Roy has made appearances on a number of DC shows including the CW's 'Arrow' in which he is played by Colton Haynes and the DC Universe animated series 'Young Justice' where he is voiced by Crispin Freeman. He's one of the more iconic members of the Titans in the comics and he is equally famous for both his heroics and his lifelong struggle with drug addiction. 

Roy was referenced twice in the episode, first when Donna and Koriand'r/Starfire (Anna Diop) are sitting in a stakeout van waiting for Shimmer to make an appearance. Donna reveals in conversation that Roy was the one who gave her the tip that led her and Kory to Chicago in search of the wanted metahuman.

Colton Haynes as Roy Harper in Arrow (IMDb)

His name pops up again towards the end of the episode when Donna receives a call and the camera stops for a second to reveal Roy is the caller. While he doesn't actually appear in the episode, the references do confirm he exists in the universe of 'Titans' and that he may be a vigilante, considering he's helping Donna with her investigation.

We don't know yet whether he goes by Speedy or his later codename Arsenal in the world of 'Titans' but the references do leave the door open for the iconic hero to eventually make his way to the show, possibly as a former member of the Titans from before the incident that led to them to go their separate ways. 

We already know both Superman and Wonder Woman exist in the universe of 'Titans' and the reference to Roy suggests his mentor Oliver Queen/Green Arrow may also be a part of this universe's version of the Justice League. While it is unlikely that the full League might make an appearance on the show, it's still possible Roy and Oliver could make a full appearance at some point down the line, which would be an extremely exciting moment for fans of these iconic characters.

Episode 3 of 'Titans' Season 2, titled 'Ghost', will premiere on DC Universe September 20.

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