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Aug 31, 2017

Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Aruba (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST166


Episode:“Aruba” [Season 2 Episode 17] 

Air Date:Tuesday, April 4, 2017 

Director:Rob Seidenglanz  

2x Riverdale | 2x Legends | 6x Blindspot | 1x Suits 


Writers:Phil Klemmer  

9x Legends | 3x The Tomorrow People | 12x Chuck | 12x Veronica Mars 


Marc Guggenheim  

Executive Producer Legends and Arrow | 15x Arrow | 9x Legends | Green    Lantern (2011) 





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

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17 1.66

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17 1.54

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17 1.60

16 Checkmate 15-Mar-17 1.53

17 Kapiushon 22-Mar-17 1.38

18 Disbanded 29-Mar-17 1.55

19 Dangerous Liaisons 26-Apr-17

20 Underneath 3-May-17

21 Honor Thy Fathers 10-May-17

22 Missing 17-May-17

23 Lian Yu 24-May-17


Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoat 7-Feb-17 1.89

12 Camelot/3000 21-Feb-17 1.64

13 Land Of The Lost 7-Mar-17 1.54

14 Moonshoot 14-Mar-17 1.34

15 Fellowship of the Spear 21-Mar-17 1.72

16 Doomworld 28-Mar-17 1.59

17 Aruba 4-Apr-17 1.52



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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

12 Luthors 13-Feb-17 2.52

13 Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk 20-Feb-17 2.24

14 Homecoming 27-Feb-17 2.17

15 Exodus 6-Mar-17 2.16

16 Star-Crossed 20-Mar-17 2.07

17 Distant Sun 27-Mar-17 2.21

18 Ace Reporter 24-Apr-17



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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

13 Attack on Gorilla City 21-Feb-17 2.78

14 Attack On Central City 28-Feb-17 2.87

15 The Wrath of Savitar 7-Mar-17 2.52

16 Into The Speed Force 14-Mar-17 2.39

17 Duet 21-Mar-17 2.71

18 Abra Kadabra 28-Mar-17 2.39

19 The Once And Future Flash 25-Apr-17

20 I Know Who You Are 2-May-17


  • What was the overall themefor this episode? What was the link to the episodes name? 
  • Mick’s plan: go to Aruba instead of dealing with all of this
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Getting Ray’s suit
  • DarhkForce chokes Ray and Jax 
  • Tiny Waveriderattack Darhk 
  • Mick knocks Darhkout 
  • Sara and Nate punch some bad guys
  • Ray enlarges the Waveriderwhile they’re in Star Labs  
  • Outside of Waverider--- 1916 
  • Ray punches Sara; tries again, she ducks, he hits Rip
  • Mick hits Jax
  • Steeled up Nate knocks out Sara
  • Firestorm confronts Doom Boys on Waverider
  • Get past selves to safety
  • Legion against Legends
  • Darhkand Malcolm go “back to basics” 
  • Firestorm shot with arrow by Malcolm
  • Snartgets Ray 
  • Other Jaxkilled by Malcolm; Jax stabs Malcolm with arrow and decks him with bow 
  • Mick gets Darhk; Doom Mick killed by Snart
  • Darhkstabs Doom Nate 
  • Darhkand Sara sword fight; other Sara decks him 
  • Thawne shows up with All The Reverse Flashes; beats everyone up
  • After Sara’s moment in the Spear
  • Thawne ready to attack Sara with Spear
  • Black Flash comes and rips Thawne’s heart out
  • All the Thawnesdisintegrates  
  • Time travel
  • Central City - 2017
  • Getting team back together 
  • France - 1916
  • From the pages of Timey WimeyGobbledy Goop by Rip Hunter: They are in a race against a reality quake emanating from 2017; reality has conveniently not set yet 
  • Have to limit exposure to selves in past
  • Doomworldselves will disappear 
  • Get blood, blood destroyed; try to steal Spear, trapped on Waveriderto avoid contact with past selves 
  • They create a Time Quake when they interact with themselves
  • Bigger Time Quake when time jump with all selves; create Time Storm
  • Sara uses Spear
  • Moment with Laurel that never happened
  • Laurel is the Spear - she can remake reality how she wants
  • Sara gives Laurel Spear; she gives it back
  • Strong enough to do right thing
  • Sara strips the Spear of its power
  • LA, 2017
  • Dinosaurs, twisted buildings
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
  • Plan: find Rip, then find Ray’s suit to un-shrink Waverider; then on to 1916
  • Plan: get blood, give to past selves
  • Plan: steal Spear from selves while others are in Church, but boys fumble interacting with past team on Waverider 
  • Plan: Stop boys from getting on Waverider, fails
  • Sarasgo talk it out 
  • Plan: time jump
  • Plan: send other selves to other Waverider; Doom selves will fight Legion
  • Moment in Spear - present Sara, not Doom Sara
  • Rate her as a Captain:
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
  • Figures out how to communicate with Rip
  • Gets suit back
  • Gets heart ripped out
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
  • Let’s go to Aruba and get drunk
  • Runs op to Waverider
  • Has a team now
  • Sees himself as a better man
  • Sets course for Aruba
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
  • Firestorm
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
  • Firestorm
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
  • Says blood in Galapagos Islands in 1984
  • Fumbles when sees Amaya; makes them run late
  • Tells past self how he feels about Amaya
  • Amaya Jiwe/ Vixen 
  • Thinks about leaving team; changes mind
  • Rip Hunter
  • Off to save team - shrunk; looks like toy
  • Not happy they are ready to break time by interfering in events they have taken part in
  • In full Time Master mode
  • We really shouldn’t time jump with everyone on board
  • Nothing more to teach team; takes jump ship
  • Gideon
  • Informs team that Time Storm is very bad
  • Legion of Doom
  • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
  • Figures out the idiots would go back to 1916
  • Destroys vial of blood
  • Kills Ray
  • Confuses Legion by going back as Doomworldself and telling them what to do 
  • Erased
  • Damien Darhk
  • Attack Waveriderwith future weapons 
  • Taken back to the 80s and memory wiped
  • Malcolm Merlyn
  • Attack Waveriderwith future weapons 
  • Sent back to 2016
  • Snart
  • Attack Waveriderwith cold gun 
  • Taken back to 2014, memory wiped




  1. Arrow Boss Teases Michael Emerson's 'Fantastic' Debut as Mystery Villain (Date: 27 August 2017)
  2. Emerson is set to recur during Season 6 in an undisclosed mystery role. During TVLine’sFall Preview Q&A with co-showrunner Wendy Mericle, it was confirmed that Emerson will be playing one of at least two main threats to Oliver Queen.[Text Wrapping Break]“This character that we’re having [Michael] play is somewhat similar to people has has played in the past,” Mericle “But we had many conversations with him about how to make it different, and what elements we could bring to the character to change it up.” Whatever Emerson is now up to on Arrow, the bosses are loving what they’re seeing. “He is a dream to work with, and I think he’s doing an amazing job,” raves Mericle. “We’ve seen some dailies of some of his episodes and he’s just fantastic. He’s a really understated, subtle actor, and that brings a different energy on set. It’s great.” 


  1. Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on The Flash, Grey's Anatomy, This Is Us, Scandal, Supernatural, Lucifer, Chi Fire and More (Date: 23 August 2017)
  2. Question: Any possibility of having an all-girls mission during Season 6 of Arrow? — “You know, we always talk about that — across all the shows. And it’s totally possible,” Arrow boss Marc Guggenheim answers. “But truth be told, I wouldn’t want to do it unless we could figure out a way to get Sara (played on Legends by CaityLotz) in there as well. One of my favorite episodes was 406, where we had Speedy, Black Canary and Canary all fighting side-by-side-by side together, and that was a blast. Seeing three badass women was really, really awesome. [An all-girls mission] is on our ‘bucket list,’ but I really want to figure out a way to get Sara in there as well.” 


  1. New ArrowverseTrailer Teases A Flash/Legends Crossover (Date: 24 August 2017) 
  2. The teaser blends footage from last season with new scenes from each of the four DC/CW shows - Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow. It shows Barry Allen and Iris West face to face in a strange, dreamlike sequence. We get a sense for what that other Flash, Wally West, might be up to once Barry is back in the saddle. In a short scene, Kid Flash and Citizen Steel are hanging out after a fight, with Nick Zano'sNate complaining to Wally that the speedster failed to leave him any bad guys to fight. 




  1. The Flash adds Katee Sackhoff as DC Comics villain (Date 21 August 2017)
  2. Katee Sackhoff has joined the cast of The Flash in a recurring role, EW has learned exclusively. The Battlestar Galactica alum will play DC Comics villain Amunet Black, a.k.a Blacksmith, a steely and badass boss of an underground black market for supervillains. Amunet uses every means possible, including the long list of metahumans under her thumb, to ensure her illicit enterprise thrives. The actress will first appear in episode 405, interestingly titled “Girls Night Out,” which also serves as a mini-crossover with Arrow: Emily Bett Rickards will also pop up during the hour.


  1. Supergirl boss: 'Maggie does not die' (Date: 25 August 2017)
  2. With Floriana Lima not returning to Supergirl as a series regular, the fate of the Alex-Maggie romance has been in question during the long hiatus, but now we have some definitive news. “Maggie does not die,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells EW. “I’m sure a lot of people are afraid of that. Maggie will continue to exist in the world and we hope that if the opportunity presents itself for her, that she’ll come back from time to time.” Floriana decided to move on from the show and will be written out.


  1. EP Phil Klemmer Talks Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3 With DCLegendsTV (Date 21 August 2017)
  2. According to Klemmer, Jonah Hex has a chance of coming back to Legends. This season promises to be darker and more supernatural, which is where Darhk fits in. About Snart’s return, he said, “It will be about as polar opposite as the Snart that he’s played on our show. We’ve got a cool pitch to justify that version of him, which I don’t want to give away. But it’s going to be really traumatic for Mick Rory, because he has deified this version of his dead partner in his head, and in a way, Snart’s return is his greatest wish come true, but the fact that he doesn’t get the version that he’s held in the back of his mind is deeply unsettling. Rory’s made a lot of progress as well in the meantime, but he’s certainly not ready to call himself a hero.”


  1. The Massive DC Universe Animated Film Boxed Set Is Now Available To Order (Date 25 August 2017)
  2. The collection is an enormous Blu-ray boxed set that will include all 30 films released up until this point (that means everything but the upcoming Gotham by Gaslight) along with newly released commemorative editions of Wonder Woman and Justice League: The New Frontier as well as all five “DC Showcase” animated shorts – The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam.The DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection is now available to pre-order on Amazon for $299.99. It is covered by Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee, so if it gets any cheaper between now and the November 7th release date, you’ll get the lower price. 
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  1. Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on The Flash, Grey's Anatomy, This Is Us, Scandal, Supernatural, Lucifer, Chi Fire and More (Date 23 August 2017)
  2. Since Episode 5 of The Flash is called “Girls Night Out,” is there a chance the girls will actually speak to each other? And might they do so at a party in anticipation of a certain wedding? — Here’s what Flash EP Todd Helbing had to say about Ep 5: “It’s really fun. The girls [including a visiting Felicity Smoak] go and have a night out in Central City alone, without the guys. And they get into some trouble.” And to the second part of your Q about the possibility of the outing being a bachelorette party for the potential future Mrs. West-Allen, Helbing responds with a laugh, “Possibly.”


  1. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural, The Flash and more (Date 24 August 2017)
  2. Any more scoop on The Flash‘s girls night out? — That episode won’t be the only girl power we’ll be seeing this year. “We’re definitely going to see Iris’ relationship with Caitlin especially developed this season, which we haven’t seen before, which will be really nice for fans,” Candice Patton tells me. “Fans have been wanting to see more female dynamic on the show, and there will definitely be that. They’re working closely together. Caitlin has been through so much herself in relationships, and I think if anyone can offer advice, it would be her, so she’s there quite often to give Iris advice on her relationship with Barry and how to move forward.”


  1. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural, The Flash and more (Date 24 August 2017)
  2. SuperCorp scoop for Supergirl. — “Lena and Kara’s friendship will continue to grow,” EP Andrew Kreisberg says. “There’s a lot of Lena-Kara adventures early on in this season. The most interesting thing about Lena is that she is so good, and so moral, and believes in second chances, but she comes from this family of truly evil people. As people are going to realize over the course of this season, it doesn’t take much to make you bad. People don’t just turn evil. They do one small bad thing and then that leads to another, and then to another, and so any time you’re watching Lena, you’re always wondering, ‘Is this the moment when she does the one small thing?'”


  1. Supergirl: Annable Offers New Clues About S3 Villain Reign (Date 25 August 2017) 
  2. Reign will be a thorn in Supergirl’s side during Season 3. At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Reign actress Odette Annable shared new details about her character. “Reign, as most of you know probably, she’s a Worldkiller. She was bioengineered in a lab. She was sent from Krypton much like Kara and Clark, but her story is going to be different than any other villain that you’ve seen on Supergirl Seasons 1 and 2, mostly because she doesn’t come to Earth to go on a killing spree,” Annable revealed. “She has a very specific agenda that she is out to do, and you will see that story unfold throughout the season. For me, it’s really amazing because it’s kind of a heartbreaking story and I think that you’ll feel for her.”





Link to Promo: (Date: 26 August 2017)  


Episode: Vixen: The Movie (Vixen Seasons 1 and 2) 

Air Date: CW SEED / Wednesday, August 30, 2017 

Summary: Vixen is based on the DC Character Mari McCabe / Vixen, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth. The series is set in the same fictional universe as Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. 

Directors: James Tucker and Curt Geda 

Writers: Lauren Certo, Nolan Dunbar, Brian Ford Sullivan, Wendy Mericle, Keto Shimizu, and Sarah Tarkoff 


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