Roy finally returns (and suits up!) in new pics, footage from this week's Arrow

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:20 AM EDT (Updated)

After giving us a few of its best episodes of the year the past couple weeks, Arrow is digging back into its deep bench to bring a fan favorite back into the fold.

New pics from Wednesday night’s episode, “Unchained,” have been released, giving us our first look at Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) back in action as Arsenal. Harper was a key member of Team Arrow the past few seasons but left town after faking his death, with plans to (hopefully) live a somewhat quieter life. Turns out, it’s a bit harder than he thought to turn off the superhero-ing. We still don’t know exactly what brings Roy back to the action, but we do have confirmation he’ll be wearing his trademark duds.

Along with Roy's return, the episode also focuses on Felicity's continued recovery after being shot, and she seems to be rolling back into her gig at Palmer Technologies, working alongside Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) as they try to save the company.

Here’s the episode’s official synopsis:

ROY HARPER RETURNS; NYSSA MAKES HER MOVE — 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

Check out several pics from the episode, as well as the official teaser (which includes a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of Roy):