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The Starling Tribune: An Unofficial Arrow TV Show Fan Podcast

The Starling Tribune is a podcast dedicated to the CW's Arrow TV Show and the other DC Comics TV Shows on the CW channel as well as the DC Universe in general. Each week the reporters and their chief editor will get together to discuss the latest episode of the hit CW show Arrow. The Starling Tribune is a proud member of the GonnaGeek Podcast Network found at

Mar 12, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6.5 Edition – Freakshow (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST186


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


Episode: “Freakshow” [Season 3 Episode 2]

Air Date:           Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Director:           Kevin Tancharoen

3x Arrow | 1x Inhumans | 9x Agents of Shield | 2x Legends | 1x Iron Fist | 1x Supergirl


Writers: Keto Shimizu            

                        7x Legends | 11x Arrow | 1x Flash | 7x The Cape


Grainne Godfree

9x Legends | 6x Flash





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

07 Thanksgiving 23-Nov-17 1.11

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 2 27-Nov-17 2.54

09 Irreconcilable Differences 7-Dec-17 1.30

10 Divided 18-Jan-10 1.42

11 We Fall 25-Jan-18 1.39

12 All For Nothing 1-Feb-18 1.24

13 The Devil’s Greatest Trick 8-Feb-18 1.30


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

07 Welcome To The Jungle 21-Nov-17 1.49

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 4 28-Nov-17 2.80

09  Beebo The God Of War 5-Dec-17 1.61




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

07 Wake Up 20-Nov-17 1.92

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 1 27-Nov-17 2.65

09 Reign 4-Dec-17 1.81

10 Legion Of Superheroes 15-Jan-18 2.17

11 Fort Rozz 22-Jan-18 2.07

12 For Good 29-Jan-18

13 Both Sides Now 5-Feb-18 2.12




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 14-Nov-17 2.46

07 Therefore I Am21-Nov-17 2.20

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 3 28-Nov-17 2.82

09 Don’t Run 5-Dec-17 2.22

10 The Trail Of The Flash 16-Jan-18 2.51

11 The Elongated Knight Rises 23-Jan-18 2.12

12 Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash 30-Jan-18 2.60

13 True Colors 6-Feb-2018 2.28




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

01 The Resurrection 16-Jan-18 2.31

02 Black Lightning 23-Jan-18 1.94

03 Lawanda: The Book Of Burial 30-Jan-18 2.21

04 Black Jesus 6-Feb-18 1.88


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • T. Barnum’s circus of “freaks”
    • Legends being a ragtag team of “freaks”
  • Time travel
    • 6 months ago - Central City
      • Nate’s birthday; Nate and Amaya live together
      • Amaya tries to make donuts
      • Amaya sees Mari on TV; leaves Nate
    • 1870 - Wisconsin
      • Level 1 - Sabertooth tiger bought by Barnum (Billy Zane)
      • Level 4 - Ray makes animal larger; animal gets loose
      • Level 6 - Barnum broke; circus could close; needs a “show stopper,” so takes Ray and Jax
      • Level 8 - Barnum makes Ray and Jax conjoined twins; takes Amaya and Nate, ready to make Nate part of show; audience bored
      • Team ends up putting on a show, saving Barnum’s business; cat gets returns to proper place and time
    • 1942 - Zambesi
      • Amaya at home
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • Sara vs. Sharpe
        • epic; hit each other at the same time; water break
        • Tiger gets big; Sara uses Bureau tech to save her
      • Sara Lance / White Canary
        • Plan 1 - scout circus, send Nate and Ray to find anachronism
        • Plan 2 - get Amaya to help find animal
        • Plan 3 - Threatens Gary with gun; Gary tells Sharpe he’s the reason the situation is getting worse
        • Plan 4 - Rory and Stein to find team and handle anachronism as she deals with Sharpe
        • Rate her as Captain:
      • Ray Palmer / The Atom
        • Cracks Time Bureau tech to create map of anachronisms
        • Invents Shrink and Embiggen Ray
        • Circus is a place of wonder and fun
        • Scout training - identifies animal by poop
        • Allergic to cat
      • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
        • Gets to beat up some clowns
        • Lets cat out
      • Martin Stein / Firestorm
        • Titanic joke
        • Entertains crowd as clown
        • Gets Rory to help propel him to Jax
      • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
        • Eager to meet acrobats
        • Firestorm
      • Nate Heywood / Steel
        • Amaya left me and I’m going to pity myself so much and be so bitter that I’m going to mess up another mission
        • Gets drunk at local bar and just tells locals everything
        • Hangover makes him vomit; can’t steel up later
        • Jerk
      • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
        • Left Nate so he would hate her - has to eventually go home
        • Killed soldiers; something wrong with totem
      • Gideon
        • Doesn’t like Agent Sharpe
      • Time Bureau
        • Agent Sharpe
          • Barges in on ship after call from Gary
          • Tries to arrest Sara - Global Treaty with UN - fight
          • Reveals there’s an evil threat coming
        • Gary
          • Gets caught spying on team by Sara
          • Folds under pressure
          • Doesn’t like being tied in the chair
        • Legion of Doom: The Sequel
          • Nora Darhk
            • Summons Kuasa from the water
          • Kuasa
            • Water totem - Amaya’s granddaughter
          • Mallus
            • Gave power to Nora




  1. Arsenal Returns to Star City in New Arrow Synopsis (Date: 16 Feb 2018)
    1. ARROW “Doppelganger” — ROY HARPER RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (Willa Holland) are shocked to hear that Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) is back in Star City. However, when they discover the circumstances of Roy’s return, Oliver and Thea realize that Roy is in trouble and jump in to save him. Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) makes a shocking decision. Kristin Windell directed the episode with story by Christos Gage & Ruth Fletcher Gage and teleplay by Speed Weed (#615). Original airdate 3/8/2018.


  1. When do 'Supergirl,' 'Riverdale,' 'Black Lightning,' 'The Flash,' and 'Arrow' Return? (Date: 13 Feb 2018)
    1. Supergirl - New episodes resume on April 16. The Flash - New episodes resume on February 27. Black Lightning - New episodes resume on February 27. Arrow - New episodes resume on March 1.


  1. The CW Expanding to 6 Nights, Adding Sunday Programs This Fall (Date: 14 Feb 2018)
    1. The CW announced Wednesday that beginning this fall, it will expand its Monday-Friday primetime schedule to include a sixth night — Sunday. That means the network will now offer 12 hours of primetime series each week, up from 10.




  1. Exclusive: 'Legends of Tomorrow' Will Bring Back John Constantine Later This Season (Date: 14 Feb 2018)
    1. Matt Ryan's John Constantine, who appeared on this week's 2018 premiere of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, will make his return to the time-travel superhero drama in March. Ryan will return for the fifteenth episode of the season, titled "Necromancing the Stone," which is set to air in five weeks.


  1. 'Legends of Tomorrow' Cast Creates Disco Music Video On Set (Date: 14 Feb 2018)
    1. The Legends found themselves feeling the disco fever thanks to their latest episode, and decided to channel it directly into a fantastic music video. The crew of the Waverider is wearing some disco era outfits for the upcoming episode Here I Go Again, and while they were on set they decided to make a music video to go along with it. Caity Lotz (Sara Lance), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Amaya Jiwe), and Nick Zano (Nate Heywood) all got down to the sounds of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees, and it's as entertaining as you would expect.




Part 2: Promo for Next Week’s Episode - Michelle


Link to Promo: (Date: 17 Oct 2017)


Episode: “Zari” [Season 3 Episode 3]

Air Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Summary: The Legends try to protect an outlaw named Zari in order to capture a rogue time traveler.

Director: Mairzee Almas

Writers: James Eagan and Ray Utarnachitt

IMDB link:  


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This podcast was recorded Sunday February 18th, 2017.


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