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Oct 26, 2017

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Tribute (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST172


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


Episode: “Tribute” [Season 6 Episode 2] 

Air Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 

Director: Laura Belsey   

1x Flash | 5x Arrow | 1x Chicago Med | 1x Blindspot 


Writers: Adam Schwartz (Story by)   

First Arrow credit | 3x Fred: The Show | 26x So Random! | 


Marc Guggenheim (Teleplay)   

Executive Producer - Arrow 


Beth Schwartz   

21x Arrow | 2x Legends 






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

01 Fallout 12-Oct-17 1.52

02 Tribute 19-Oct-17 1.51


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




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

01 Girl Of Steel 9-Oct-17 1.87

02 Triggers 16-Oct-17 1.76




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

01 The Flash Reborn 10-Oct-17 2.84

02 Mixed Signals 17-Oct-17 2.54


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
  • Oliver needs to pay Anatoly tribute for breaking the Bratva code
  • Pays tribute to Samantha by committingfully to being William's dad 
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Attack on Markovians
  • Guns; Lance drives, hits people; stopped by more guns
  • Finding hostages
  • Ollie crashes through window, beats up guys in kitchen, sets one on fire; bomb arrow to open door, finds 3 hostages
  • Black Canary and Diggle; Diggle can't take the shot
  • Getting Anatoly - Shipyard
  • Curtis and Rene – T-spheresand punches 
  • Dinah and Diggle – Dinah scream; Diggle can't shoot; Dinah has to take care of things herself
  • Ollie against a bunch of guys; fists and arrows
  • Ollie and Anatoly – Ollie shoots antidote; Anatoly shoots guy dead
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • Mayor: Photo is fake; Bruce Wayne could've been Photoshopped on to the body
  • $20 million for cops; deal with Markovia'sVortex Industries 
  • Dad: William got in fight; first parenting tactic: here's how to punch; ditches son to go after Anatoly 
  • Cover story for Samantha's death: car accident.
  • Tells William about losing parents
  • "It's work." William: Which work?
  • When I’m Green Arrow, I could make William an orphan 
  • Doesn't kill Anatoly
  • Tells Agent Watson to leave his son alone
  • Commits to being a dad
  • Gives mantle of Green Arrow to Diggle
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
  • Works with Felicity to figure out source of photoand locate hostages Money from Palmer Tech has run out 
  • Starts business with Curtis
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • On pain meds; shrapnel; degenerative nerve damage
  • Soldiers push through
  • Gets mantle of Green Arrow before can tell Oliver about condition
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
  • Brings up Human Target
  • Has a side jobprogramming; divorced from Paul  
  • Works with Felicity to figure out source of photo and locate hostages; diagnoses poison from photo
  • Agrees to doing business with Felicity
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
  • Gets Diggle to admit the truth
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
  • Works with Mayor Ollie and Quentin on hostage situation
  • Tries to give Ollie fatherly advice
  • Quentin Lance
  • Works with Mayor Ollie on hostage situation
  • William Clayton 
  • Got bullied at school by 8thgraders 
  • Superheroes don't save anyone
  • Rightfully upset that Ollie left; worries that Ollie won't come back
  • Anatoly
  • Takes Markovianshostage; wants $20 million 
  • Facetimes demands to Ollie
  • Bratva exiled him; thinks he is weak due to friendship with Ollie
  • You're naïve, Ollie; you don't treat your friends well
  • I have honor: I did not bomb school, kidnap son
  • FBI Agent Watson
  • Not happy Oliver didn't show up for the meeting
  • Doesn't believe Oliver isn't the Green Arrow; cleared of being The Hood
  • Will continue to investigate Ollie and company
  • Who released the photo?




  1. Arrow's Stephen Amell on that Green Arrow twist (Date: 19 Oct 2017)
  2. EW sat down with Amell to discuss season 6. Amell said, "The Green Arrow can be more than one person. The Green Arrow is a symbol and his team isa symbol. The fact that we are pushing Star City in the right direction is something that is important to me because I don’t want the city to get destroyed every year...It’s been a very strange time for me on the show, because we’re talking about going on four episodes now where I’m really out of the mix, and that’s been challenging for me." About being Green Arrow, Amell said Oliver "is out." Also, Amell hints Oliver and Felicity could get back together. 


  1. Arrow: Wild Dog Co-Creator Is Not Happy WithS6 Costume (Date: 17 Oct 2017) 
  2. Wild Dog co-creator Terry Beatty isn’t on board his new look. “This change erases any trace of the original Collins/Beatty concept for the character. I would not be surprised if his name gets changed before too long, as well,” Beatty wrote. “Whatever was unique about his ‘street level’ costume has been replaced with the current standard issue dark armored uniform — a generic ‘third Imperial Guard from the left/Death-Blood-Stroke-Stryke/Image big gun’ look. Sigh….” Beatty made sure there was no misunderstanding surrounding his feelings about actor Rick Gonzalez, who plays Wild Dog on the show. “I will tip my hat to Rick Gonzalez, who I feel has done a fine job in the role and has a strong screen presence. I wish him luck in going forward with this and whatever else he does down the line,” he concluded.


  1. 'Arrow' Debuts New Title Card ForSeason 6 (Date: 19 Oct 2017) 
  2. You can spot a bird symbol for Dinah Drake/Black Canary (Juliana Harkavy), a dog symbol for Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), a T for Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific (Echo Kellum), a technological-looking eye for Felicity Smoak/Overwatch(Emily Betty Rickards), a helmet for John Diggle/Spartan (David Ramsey), and the traditional Arrowsymbol for Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Stephen Amell). 


  1. Green Arrow Faces Prometheus-X in ArrowverseCrossover Photo (Date: 17 Oct 2017) 
  2. Set photos from this year’s massive Arrowversecrossover, “Crisis on Earth-X,” have begun to emerge in recent weeks, with the latest giving us the first look at Green Arrow’s evil counterpart from the Nazi-ruled world of Earth-X.  


  1. ArrowverseCrossover Set Photos Unmask The Flash of Earth-X (Date: 18 Oct 2017) 
  2. At least onemystery has been solved about The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis On Earth-X”: the identity of the evil Flash from the parallel New photos from the sent of the event, which pits the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl against their Nazi doppelgangers, reveals The Flash of Earth-X is played by none other than actor Tom Cavanagh.   




  1. Arrow: Harkavy Teases Black Canary’s Reaction to [SPOILER]’s New Identity (Date: 19 Oct 2017)
  2. Speaking to CBR, Black Canary actress Juliana Harkavy addressed this twist and Dinah’s reaction to it, which will be revealed in “Next of Kin,” the season’s third episode.


  1. Arrow’s Harkavy Sings Black Canary’s Praises, Teases ‘Year of Growth’ (Date: 19 Oct 2017)
  2. Speaking to CBR, Black Canary herself Juliana Harkavy discussed working with Dig actor David Ramsey and why the two characters’ relationship is “loaded.” She also offered some insight into Team Arrow’s dynamic in Season 6, Dinah’s growth, her potential as a love interest and more.




Posted story about Black Canary and Diggle being friends on FB 

Scott: have to admit in the Arrowverse (and with the Fandom) that does seem damned near impossible :D 

Starling Tribune I hope in this case, they will keep them friends. I like Diggle with Lyla. 

Scott: I agree on 90 percent of the forced relationships they try to shove down our throats :D I think the only ones I really liked are Vibe and Gypsy, and I loved Ray and Felicity (Barry and Iris was a given but I thought Barry and Patti had more chemistry....heh) they should save all the forced hookups for Dynasty and their other drivel shows! 


Twitter: Live tweet of The Flash, ST posted on 10/17: 

THIS. ALL OF THIS! @CW_TheFlash – RT of GIF with my comment 

115 Retweets  1,032 Likes 




Link to Promo: (19 Oct 2017:)  

Episode: “Next of Kin” [Season 6 Episode 3] 

Air Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 

Summary: A rogue black ops team led by Onyx breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Oliver struggles to connect with William so he reaches out to a surprising source for help. 

Director: Kevin Tancharoen 

Writers: Speed Weed and Oscar Balderrama 


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