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Nov 26, 2017

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Promises Kept (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST176


The Official Arrow and Green Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network Covering DC Comics and CW Based DC Comic TV Shows


Episode: “Promises Kept” [Season 6 Episode 6] 

Air Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 


Director: Antonio Negret  

4x Arrow | 2X Legends | 1x Flash | 2x The 100 


Writers: Oscar Balderrama  

12x Arrow | 1x Drop Dead Diva | 2x Eli Stone 


Rebecca Bellotto  

3x Arrow | Writer's Assistant 13x Arrow 







Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Fallout 12-Oct-17 1.52

02 Tribute 19-Oct-17 1.51

03 Next Of Kin 26-Oct-17 1.34

04 Reversal 2-Nov-17 1.33

05 Deathstroke Returns 9-Nov-17 1.29

06 Promises Kept 16-Nov-17 1.28


Legends Of Tomorrow


Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Aruba-Con 10-Oct-17 1.71

02 Freakshow 17-Oct-17 1.58

03 Zuri 24-Oct-17 1.43

04 Phone Home 31-Oct-17 1.38

05 Return Of The Mack 7-Nov-17 1.52

06 Helen Hunt 14-Nov-17 1.53




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Girl Of Steel 9-Oct-17 1.87

02 Triggers 16-Oct-17 1.76

03 Far From The Tree 23-Oct-17 1.76

04 The Faithful 30-Oct-17 1.82

05 Damage 6-Nov-17 1.87

06 Midvale 13-Nov-17 1.89




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Flash Reborn 10-Oct-17 2.84

02 Mixed Signals 17-Oct-17 2.54

03 Luck Be A Lady 24-Oct-17 2.62

04 Elongated Journey Into Night 31-Oct-17 1.99

05 Girls Night Out 7-Nov-17 2.38

06 When Harry Met Harry 2.46


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
  • Promises, promises, promises
  • Slade's promise to Joe to not leave
  • Slade's promise to Shadoto avenge her death 
  • Slade's promise to Oliver to make him suffer
  • Slade's promise to save Kane/Joe
  • Slade's promise to not give up on Kane/Joe and to find his other son, Grant
  • Oliver's promise to save their sons
  • Diggle's promises to team and Lyla
  • Kane's promise to kill Slade
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Warehouse
  • Diggle jumps down, hitting guys, arrows; hand tremors
  • T-spheres; Dog hitting people
  • Thieves after military 3D printer
  • Slade and Son attack truck
  • Guns; Slade shoots guy in leg, son stabs
  • Oliver takes out two Jackals, sees plan; taken
  • Palmer Tech
  • Team arrives to stop theft
  • Dog guns, arrows; Diggle chases, arrow stops car; Diggle sees Diaz, freezes; Dog with more guns
  • Slade and Oliver escape
  • Oliver takes out Kane
  • Slade and Oliver shoot way out
  • They dive through a window
  • Team to Diaz's 
  • Canary cry, blows door
  • Guns, T-spheres, arrows
  • Diaz burns supply; Diggle tempted to save some
  • Team uses code names in field! 
  • Water supply
  • Oliver – his one gun takes out many
  • Slade and Kane – sword fight
  • Oliver stabs guy in back, takes knife out, and stabs other guys
  • Kane wants to be like Deathstroke, Slade – I'm not Deathstroke; Kane – then you're not my father – Slade puts down sword; Oliver shots sword out of Kane's hand; Slade lets Kane go
  • Flashbacks
  • 7 years ago – ASIS medical ward
  • Slade found on Philipine coast; mentions Oliver
  • Joe joined ASIS
  • Slade – I'll never leave you again, Joe. I promise
  • 6 years ago – ASIS training facility
  • Slade trains Joe
  • Booze makes him flash back to drinking with Oliver and Sara
  • Training with sticks makes him flash to doing same with Oliver
  • Sees Shado; made Shadoa promise 
  • 5 years ago – ASIS training facility
  • Slade still seeing Shado; Oliver is still alive, he took so much from us; you are weak, Slade; Oliver needs to die
  • Sees Oliver is alive, snaps
  • Breaks guy's arm, sword – slaughters everyone
  • Kane sees blood-soaked Slade, tries to stop Slade; Slade knocks out Kane, takes gear
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • Gets walkie to Slade
  • Hey, Slade, your son's dangerous
  • Reminds Slade about saving their sons
  • Learns Kane wants to poison water supply
  • Wants Slade to reason with Kane because Oliver sees Slade as a redeemed man
  • Says he made the right decision to not be Arrow anymore
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
  • Tech support
  • Facial recognition
  • Babysits William 
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • Gets busy with Lyla
  • Meets Diaz for more of the non-FDA approved drug
  • Confesses to Lyla about drug use
  • Lyla – you're supposed to be the moral one
  • Gives address to team
  • Confesses to team
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
  • Realizes Diaz is making drugs
  • Upset that Diggle didn't come straight to him for tech solution to tremor
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
  • Detective work
  • Hides getting gift from Vigilante from Diggle and team
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
  • Quadruple cheese pizza
  • Helps Felicity with research
  • William Clayton 
  • Playing video games with Felicity, who let him have ice cream for dinner
  • Hugs Dad
  • Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
  • Talks his way out of Kane shooting him; walks up to gun, gun in eye
  • Son like him; son saw him kill guy during camping trip; killing soon after
  • Tells Oliver plan
  • Has to choose between two sons
  • Has to play bad to save Oliver; Kane – an eye for an eye
  • Learns his has another son – Grant
  • Amazing shot of him walking away through the steam, becoming a shadow
  • Ricardo Diaz / The Dragon
  • Diggle is customer
  • Was in prison; sentence overturned, technicality 
  • Blows up his supply so no one gets it




  1. ArrowverseSeries, Riverdale Stake Out Midseason Return Dates (Date: 16 Nov 2017) 
  2. Mid-season finales air the week of December 4th. Show will return week of January 15th. Supergirlkicks things off on Monday the 15th with the return of its third season. The Flash will continue the following day, on Tuesday January 16, while Arrow will resume in its regular Thursday night slot on the 18th. The CW has decided to hold off on unveiling the return date for the DC Comics-based series Legends of Tomorrow, as the show will be moving to a new day and time. In the Tuesday 9PM slot will be Black Lightning.  




Link to Promo: (Date: 17 Nov 2017)  


Episode: “Thanksgiving” [Season 6 Episode 7] 

Air Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 

Summary: Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday. 

Director: Gordon Verheul 

Writers: Wendy Mericle and Speed Weed 


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