Green Arrow will be getting a sidekick on this season of Smallville and we now know the actress who will be playing the part. Elise Gatien (In the Land of Women) will be Mia/Speedy, a street urchin who Oliver (Justin Hartley) will train to be his bow-and-arrow-toting partner in the fight against crime.

I think my version of the synopsis sounded pretty good, but you’ll probably want to check out this official statement from the CW anyway:

OLIVER TAKES DC COMICS’ CHARACTER SPEEDY UNDER HIS WING — Oliver tries to help a young street girl, Mia AKA Speedy (guest star Elise Gatien), get out of her dangerous life by offering to train her, but Mia double crosses him. Lois asks Clark to help her land a job as an on-air television host, but the two are shocked when the station wants to hire them as a team.

Allison Mack, Cassidy Freeman and Callum Blue also star. Posted on KryptonSite. Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Holly Henderson and Don Whitehead.

Speedy

If you’re wondering which episode you need to tune into to catch the lovely creature pictured up top, Gatien will guest-star on Smallville season 9’s sixth episode, entitled “Crossfire”. The episode is scheduled to air (by my count) on October 23, 2009 @ 8pm on the CW.

What do you think of Smallville’s Speedy? Does she meet your standards?

Source: The CW