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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

Nov 11, 2017

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Reversal (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST174


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


Episode: “Reversal” [Season 6 Episode 4] 

Air Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 


Director: Gregory Smith   

1x Flash | 4x Legends | 6x Arrow 


Writers: Sarah Tarkoff   

7x Arrow | Vixen: The Movie 


Emilio Ortega Aldrich   

10x 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  Reveral 2-Nov-17 1.33


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




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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
  • Felicity is in charge; Ollie's in the bunker
  • Felicity trying to protect Ollie because he's under investigation
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Parking garage
  • Black Siren v Black Canary; Dinah pushes bike, Siren flees
  • Hacker Bar
  • Felicity and Alena taken by guys
  • Dude in mask comes in, beats up guys
  • Dude in mask is Ollie; Felicity upset
  • Helix
  • Black Siren screams
  • James orders death, humane death, of Felicity and Alena
  • Team comes in; Wild Dog with guns, Diggle punches, Canary cry, T-Spheres; Black Siren and Diggle fight; Alena shot
  • Time to save the internet!
  • Team to vault; Star City's home to the internet
  • Cayden James set things to go boom in 6 minutes
  • Henchmen with guns
  • Felicity has to go to the room
  • Delta formation
  • Cry, guns, arrow gun
  • Ollie becomes Overwatchto guide Felicity to room 
  • Black Siren v Diggle – she destroys arrow; they fight
  • Felicity saves the day
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • Says he's ready now to be with Felicity
  • Left behind when Felicity has to go help the team
  • Follows Felicity to hacker guy & almost blows her plan
  • Gives Felicity advice; he's the expert on guilt and regret; admits he needed Felicity's help to be Green Arrow; make it right in the present
  • Is Overwatchduring mission 
  • Takes charge at end, but eases back; "old habits"
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
  • Out in public with Mayor Ollie
  • Alena comes back; Cayden James has an evil plan
  • Feels guilty about helping get Cayden out
  • Working with Alena
  • Finds out Cayden wants to kill the internet; vault ofdomain names 
  • Has funding for startup; gets idea for company from Alena – spinal implant; takes Helix name for company
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • Figures out victims must be boring by design
  • Leading team
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
  • So happy Olicityis back 
  • Tech in the bunker when Felicity's out
  • Finds Black Siren by inventing a device to track her cry
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
  • Has tech so team can observe while she does her detective thing
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
  • On team
  • Fantasy football team
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
  • Would've bled to death or starved if Cayden didn't arrive
  • Getting fingerprints from "boring" people
  • Killing victims; doesn't have to, but does anyway
  • Great control of power; able to destroy arrow without killing Diggle
  • "I had a family once"
  • James gives her a device so her scream can't be tracked anymore
  • CaydenJames 
  • Michael Emerson's character (Michelle called it)
  • Got Black Siren from LianYu (Michelle called it) 
  • Wants to destroythe internet; partnership with Black Siren is a democracy 
  • Captive of ARGUS for 8 months
  • Corto Maltese
  • Objective was to take down firewall; safer to have Felicity's digital fingerprints; uploaded piece of code to Arclight




  1. 'Arrow' star Rick Gonzalez: 'Wild Dog doesn't love the code name, but he loves the suit' (Date: 02 Nov 2017)
  2. “I did hear that Terry Beatty, the original creator of Wild Dog in the comic books, wasn’t too happy about [the costume upgrade],” Gonzalez says of Beatty’s Facebook post lamenting the makeover. “And I totally get it. It can feel we’re not keeping the integrity of Wild Dog the same, especially by changing his look.” On a practical level, Gonzalez says working with the new outfit has its challenges: “Oh, it’s definitely harder. I need two other people to help me get it on, strap everything on.” 




  1. Constantine Meets DC’s Legends of Tomorrow InFirst Set Photo (Date: 03 Nov 2017) 
  2. The Legends of Tomorrow have come across some colorful characters during the course of their three-season run. Unfortunately for them, most of those characters have tried to kill them, but they’ll (hopefully) find a new ally in the form of Matt Ryan’s John Constantine. While we’re still awaiting the first hi-res image of Ryan’s chain-smoking anti-hero, series creator Marc Guggenheim has sharedan early look of the Hellblazer hanging out in the Waverider with Ray Palmer. 


  1. Legends OfTomorrow: Is This The Last We’ll See Of Captain Cold? (Date: 05 Nov 2017) 
  2. When season three of Legends was announced, we learned that Miller would return again in yet a different variation on Snart. That’s the joy of doing a time travel show. But in a recent Instagram post, Miller put up a thank you letter that makes it sound like this will be his last time in the goggles and parka. The note reads, "Currently shooting some of my final episodes as “Captain Cold/Leonard Snart” on the CW’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and THE FLASH…Grateful – now and in advance – to a pair of talented casts and hardworking crews… Thank you…I’ve had a tremendous time playing this character… It’s been an opportunity, an education, and a f-ckingblast…With love and respect. -W.M. 


  1. Supergirl: Reign’s Costume Revealed in New Photo (Date: 30Oct 2017) 
  2. Reign has arrived on Supergirl. The CW has just revealed a first look at the Season 3 big bad in her costume, which serves as a dark mirror to the Girl of Steel’s own. Befitting of any villain, Reign’s costume is completely black, though it seems to be made of the same material as Supergirl’s She also has a shield on her chest, but it contains a skull instead of the House of El’s“S” symbol. However, that’s where the similarities end; Reign’s costume is far more armored, with bladed gauntlets, shoulder protection and a pointed metal hair piece. 


Arrow Cast And Crew Interviews


  1. Arrow's David Ramsey: Diggle's Secret Will Have 'Ripple Effects' for All — Plus, Scoop on [Spoiler]'s Introduction (Date: 01 Nov 2017)
  2. Just as John Diggle gets better acclimated to his new role as Green Arrow, multiple threats — including a familiar-ishone — will surface over the coming weeks. David Ramsey shared with TVLine a look at the secret-keeping and big introductions ahead. 





The Starling Tribune‏ @StarlingTribune - Look at Ollie giving advice again. Two weeks in a row. Is he like Obi-Wan Queen now? #Arrow 

Dawn Loria‏ @dawnloria - Replying to @StarlingTribune @KimMerville 

Obi-Wan Queen. Oh my stars. #ObiWanQueen (with GIF of Obi-Wan shaking his head) 

Kimberly Merville‏ @KimMerville Replying to @dawnloria @StarlingTribune #ObiWanQueen #Arrow @StephenAmell - a pic of bearded Ollie 




Link to Promo: (Date: 02 Nov 2017)  


Episode: “Deathstroke Returns” [Season 6 Episode 5] 

Air Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 

Summary: Slade returns and asks Oliver for help tracking down his son; the rescue mission gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade's hopes of reunion. 

Director: Joel Novoa 

Writers: Ben Sokolowski and Spiro Skentzos 


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