Mar 27, 2016
Starling Tribune - Season 4 Edition – Broken Hearts (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)
Episode: “Broken Hearts” [Season 4 Episode 16]
Air Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Director: John F. Showalter 1st ep Arrow | 1ep LoT | 3ep Flash | 15ep Supernatural | 1ep Supergirl
1ep Forever | 3ep The100 | 1ep Constantine | 3ep Revolution | 1ep Alphas
10ep Mentalist | 1ep Sleepy Hollow | 1ep Nikita
Writers: Rebecca Bellotto: 1st ep Arrow. | Relative newcomer to the scene from misc production staff
Nolan Dunbar: 1st ep Arrow | 1 other writing credit, but a bunch of Asst. Director
Synopsis: Following the events of William's kidnapping, Darhk has become less powerful, but Carrie Cutter, a.k.a. Cupid, has emerged into Star City to cause chaos on the city and the Green Arrow.
In a decidedly set-up-for-the-rest-of-the-season Arrow episode lacking of fight choreography and filled with Oliver and Felicity’s breakup residue (just how is Oliver dealing with getting dumped?), the Starling Tribune Reporters run down the episode with a little insight that ties in the broader season stories and plots. While Cupid was the best part of the episode her was potentially underused. Cupid’s rage was somewhat mis-directed and should have been focused on the happily married head of A.R.G.U.S. Lyla Diggle and the organization she leads. The episode’s fight choreography was a bit lacking but the episode still saw it’s share of action with motorcycle and car stunts. Perhaps the more important story over Cupid was what was happening with Damian Darkh. Damian didn’t say a word all episode and was still intimidating and the Reporters are swayed toward’s Damian’s wedding ring being magic. Speaking of magic, was the totem found in the Flashbacks on Lian Yu Damian’s totem? The Reporters spend some time on Oliver and Felicity’s break-up and touch on if Felicity made the right call or not as well as explore if “Olicity” actually got in the way of the show moving forward, especially since Felicity essentially walked away from Team Arrow at the end of the episode. Does the break-up set the stage for Oliver and Laurel in the future? Laurel was definitely showing her legal prowess in the courtroom but should she have been recused for conflict of interest? The Reporters talk about Lance’s decision to testify and wonder if this finally cements who’s in the grave. With two episodes to go until Arrow unveils the answer to the mystery the Reporters run down the limited number of options on the table at this point. The reporters wrap up the episode with a list of Easter Eggs, Arrow News, Feedback and comments from the chat. Thank you for downloading and listening!
Promo for Next Week: Episode 17 - “Beacon of Hope” (Date: 24 Mar 2015)
Episode: “Beacon of Hope” [Season 4 Episode 17]
Air Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Summary: The Bug-Eyed Bandit escapes from jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone in the building unless she gets the bio-chip that was implanted in Felicity's spine.
Director: Michael Schultz 94 Directing credits!!! 7 Ep Arrow | 4 Ep Blackish | 3 Ep Chuck |
1 Ep Tomorrow People … Felicity ... Ally McBeal… Starsky & Hutch!!!
Writers: Ben Sokolowski
Brian Ford Sullivan
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This podcast was recorded Thursday March 24th, 2016.
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