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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

Aug 17, 2017

Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Fellowship of the Spear (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST164


Episode:            “Fellowship of the Spear” [Season 2 Episode 15]

Air Date:           Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Director:           Ben Bray


                        1x Supergirl | 1x Legends | 1 Shadowhunters | 1x Arrow | 1x Lucifer


Writers: Keto Shimizu


                        5x Legends | 11x Arrow | 1x Flash | 7x The Cape


Matthew Maala


                        4x Legends




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 theme for this episode? What was the link to the episodes name?
    • The team is on a quest to find the last piece of the Spear and how to destroy it
    • Rip describes their quest like the plot of LotR
    • Rip says “fellowship” during ceasefire speech
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Battle of the Somme - trench warfare
    • Fight in church with Germans
    • Advance with British
      • Horrors of WWI
      • Mick heat gun; Nate powers up; Sara fights with Spear; Ray messes with weapons
  • Time travel
    • 1916 - France - WWI
      • Trench warfare
      • Tolkien a lieutenant - ill
      • Nate, Ray, Rip, Mick, and Amaya to battlefield
      • Tolkien’s paper never published
      • Rip describes team’s plight like LotR
      • Find body in Church; engraving
      • Find blood in battlefield; vile destroyed
    • Flashback to 72 hours ago
      • Back to the Vanishing Point
      • Pieces call to each other - long to be whole
      • Spear will lure you to use it; promise to remake world
      • Spear will repair itself
      • Mick burns it, writing is revealed (just like the One Ring from LotR)
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Meeting to form plan
    • Plan to get last piece works
    • Backstreet boys - Nate, Ray, Rip, Mick
    • Doesn’t do a good job of letting Mick know that team believes in him; she’s grown, but won’t give Mick same credit
    • Plan to get blood -
      • Cease fire so others can get wounded
      • Advance with British
    • Rate her as a Captain:
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Legion watch
    • Admits they didn’t treat Mick right
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Use fragment as scratcher
    • Flashes to Snart’s death
    • Sees Snart; thinks hallucination again
    • Snart calls him dog; reveals plan
    • Questioned about motive
    • Does want to change; takes Spear; asks Amaya to come with him
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • Scared of Mick; Mick tries to tell him truth
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Transmutation - thing into jelly beans
    • Pilots ship
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Mourning loss of grandfather
    • Knows Latin
    • Blood of Christ can destroy Spear; knows about vile of Christ’s blood from research by JRR Tolkien
    • Geeks out with Tolkien
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Wants to use the Spear
    • Admits seen her future
  • Rip Hunter
    • Reveals Legion operates in the Vanishing Point
    • Stops Sara from going to the Crucifixion; some events are crucial (can’t say fixed point in time because that’s Doctor Who)
    • Punches British officer; gets on speaker  
  • Gideon
    • Knower of things; vast library
    • Healer of Tolkien
  • Legion of Doom
    • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
      • They’re not smart enough to steal from me
      • Have others going after book
      • Gets team out
    • Damien Darhk
      • We’re losing; change game
      • Brings in the Germans
    • Malcolm Merlyn
      • Gets the Book
    • Snart
      • Joins team
      • Ends ceasefire




  1. Arrow Novel From Guggenheim to Bridge Gap Between Season 5 & 6 (Date: 12 Aug 2017)
    1. The CW’s Arrow is set to get a tie-in novel from showrunner Marc Guggenheim and author James R. Tuck. Guggenheim announced the novel, titled Arrow: Fatal Legacies, on Twitter on Saturday afternoon after an Amazon listing was spotted. The book will be published by Titan books and will hit shelves on January 30, 2018. The story will help to bridge the gap between the show’s fifth and sixth seasons. The synopsis for the novel teases a deeper exploration of Chase’s plans on Lian Yu. The untold story bridging between ARROW seasons 5 and 6, exclusive to this novel! In the devastating aftermath of season five, Team Arrow must resume their mission to protect Star City. Those who have survived Chase’s trap on Lian Yu discover that his plans did not end there. If his legacies aren’t stopped, countless more will die.
  2. Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Arrow, Grey's, Once, Lethal Weapon, Supergirl, The Night Shift, NCIS and More (Date: 09 Aug 2017)
    1. Have anything new to share about Arrow‘s Slade sticking around? — It appears Oliver will make good on his offer to his frenemy, in trade for his help against Adrian Chase, seeing as the CW series is currently seeking an Aussie lad to fill the guest-starring role of an “introverted, moody and naturally athletic” teenager.


  1. ARROW Season 6 May See Jessica De Gouw's Huntress Return; Will She Be Friend Or Foe? (Date: 10 Aug 2017)
    1. Speaking to Comic Book Resources, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has this response when asked about De Gouw's potential return. “I want to say, ‘Absolutely [to Huntress returning].’ Jessica De Gouw has expressed an absolute willingness to come back. Jessica’s a favorite actor of mine, and the Huntress is a favorite character of mine. I want to make it happen in Season 6. We’ve got some plans for the later half of the year that I think she will fit into really well, so we’ll see.”
  2. John Barrowman Addresses Possible Arrowverse Return (Date: 12 Aug 2017)
    1. But according to a recent post from Barrowman's Instagram - inspired by our reporting - it appears that he is very willing to return. Barrowman took to Instagram today to address recent comments made by Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim. As the fan-favorite actor explained, he had been under the impression that there wasn't an opportunity for him to return - until he read our report on Guggenheim's comments. "I am surprised and very happy to hear Marc Guggenheim's comments about Merlyn's future in the Arrowverse," Barrowman explained, "because in a very decisive phone conversation we had with Wendy Mericle, I was led to believe that there were no plans to bring Merlyn back."
  3. Arrow EP Discusses the Possibility of John Barrowman's Return (11 Aug 2017)
    1. “That’s up to John,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told reporters during a recent roundtable. “We told John when we called him to tell him about the events of the finale, every single person on all the shows has come back in some shape or form. We’ve got flashbacks, we’ve got time travel, we’ve got parallel universes. Goodbye is never goodbye. He has an open invitation to return to the show any time he wants.”
  4. Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Arrow, Grey's, Once, Lethal Weapon, Supergirl, The Night Shift, NCIS and More (Date: 09 Aug 2017)
    1. There has been a lot of hinting and build-up to Arrow‘s Felicity starting up her own company, Smoak Tech. Are there plans for this in Season 6? — Co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim explained, “That was something we wanted to do last year, and then we got sort of seduced by the Helix storyline. I would say that people wanting that storyline will be happy, but for reasons that I think will be very obvious, it can’t be called Smoak Technologies. And all those clever readers who are like, ‘That’s because she’ll be changing her last name to Queen,’ it’s not Queen Technologies, either.”
  5. Arrow Season 6 Villain Will Be the Biggest Bad Yet, EPs Promise (Date: 07 Aug 2017)
    1. At Comic-Con International, Arrow executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim weighed in which characters are returning, how Oliver’s son William will affect the show, and how they plan to bring the first four-episode crossover to the CW this fall. The season’s theme is family. Examine being a father and a superhero. They “are just focusing on the elements that worked last year. The gritty crime stories, the grounded tone.”




  1. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Blindspot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Grey's Anatomy, and more (Date 10 Aug 2017)
    1. Will Kuasa crossing paths with Ray on Vixen be addressed on Legends of Tomorrow? — Ray’s  knowledge of Kuasa just may help the Legends version of Vixen. EP Marc Guggenheim says, “If you go back and look at Vixen season 2, I wouldn’t exactly call her fighting alongside Ray, she’s always been morally questionable, but I think that’s what makes it interesting as far as Amaya is concerned is that Ray, at the appropriate moment, will accurately tell her that there were moments where Kuasa was capable of selfless good, so I think that gives Amaya a little bit of hope.”
  2. ‘The Flash’ Casts Sugar Lyn Beard as Hazard (EXCLUSIVE) (Date: 09 Aug 2017)
    1. Sugar Lyn Beard has been cast as Rebecca Sharpe, aka Hazard, for the fourth season of “The Flash.” The “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” star will appear in the third episode of The CW series’ upcoming season. Sharpe is described as perpetually down-on her luck and is convinced her life is cursed — until a freak accident changes everything. With the universe on her side, she poses a threat to both Team Flash and Central City.



Link to Promo: (Date: 21 March 2017)


Episode: “Doomworld” [Season 2 Episode 16]

Air Date: Tuesday, March 28,2017

Summary: The Legion of Doom rewrites history after obtaining the Spear of Destiny, potentially changing the Legends forever.

Director: Mairzee Almas

Writers: Ray Utarnachitt and Sarah Hernandez

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