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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

Nov 1, 2013

Starling Tribune - Season 2 Edition – Crucible


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network


In this edition of the Starling Tribune the reporters Wing, Jay and Stargate Pioneer discuss the packed fourth episode of season two titled “Crucible.” The reporters comment on the name since it is a re-tread from the sixth episode of season one, “Legacies,” in which the concept of Crucible was explored. SP is finally vindicate as he finally gets to the point in his series watch where Sara returns from the dead! The reporters also comment on Sara’s character re-casting, Sara’s capture, and whether or not the episode got the Sara reveal right in the episode since she was in both the flashbacks and the show’s real-time scenes.


One of the most powerful scenes in the episode was when Sara watches her Dad, Quentin Lance, ask Oliver Queen for help over Laurel through the window. And the reporter discuss Laurel’s struggle with alcohol and wonder if Laurel’s DUI stop was actually a villain setup or not. And pay attention to Sara’s question about Slade Wilson.


In another major storyline, the reporters all express their happiness at the return of Isabell Rochev (A.K.A. Summer Glau). And Reporter Wing runs down Isabell’s comic book background.


The reporters also discuss the live action fighting and shooting scenes. Just how realistic is it in this episode? And the reporters give their take on why the citizens of Starling City and specifically The Glades are fighting so much for what they have left instead of searching for a better opportunity or taken somewhere else.


The flashbacks in the episode were full of plot even though there was not a lot of time spent on them during the episode. The reporters tell what they enjoyed about them including “Prochnost.” Reporter Jay gives background into Brother Blood’s mask while SP thinks it is something out of Stargate. The Reporters answer the question many of us have asked: How does Oliver get out of his Arrow costume so quickly?


With all the new characters in the show the reporters discuss if there is enough show for all of the characters. Are characters like Diggle, Felicity, Lyla, Sin, Thea and Roy given enough screen time to carry them forward? SP asks where is Moira after dropping the fact that she has a secret. The trio of reporters break down their weekly Bat Checklist. Stay tuned until after the credits for some fun clips with Reporters Jay, Wing and JS.


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This podcast was recorded Monday April 21st, 2014.


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