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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

May 22, 2017

Starling Tribune - Season 5 Edition – Missing (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #153


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


Episode:            “Missing” [Season 5 Episode 22]

Air Date:           Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Director:           Mairzee Almas


            1x Arrow | 4x The 100 | 5x iZombie | 1x Legends | 1x Once Upon a Time | 2x Lucifer | 1x Dark Matter | 1x Last Ship | 1x 12 Monkeys | 3x Lost Girl | 2x Defiance

Writers: Speed Weed


9x Arrow | 7x Haven

Oscar Balderrama


10x Arrow | 1x Drop Dead Diva | 2x Eli Stone



Weekly Ratings



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 1.36

20 Underneath 3-May-17 1.36

21 Honor Thy Fathers 10-May-17 1.65

22 Missing 17-May-17 1.44

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 1.80

19 Alex 1-May-17 1.75

20 City of Lost Children 8-May-17 1.88

21 Resist 15-May-17 1.93



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 2.67

20 I Know Who You Are 2-May-17 2.69

21 Cause and Effect 9-May-17 2.71

22 Infantino Street 16-May-17 2.48


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Chase taking everyone
      • Rene and Dinah
      • Curtis
      • Lance and Thea
      • Felicity and Diggle
      • William
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Felicity and Diggle try to run over Talia
      • Sword along side of car
      • Car flies into truck
      • Explosion
    • Merlyn and Ollie fight in outdoor corridor
      • Hand-to-hand
      • Same toss guy over shoulder move by both at same time
      • Two League-trained guys kicking butt
  • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
    • Kovar injects Ollie with the Red Death drug, a substance made to torture people psychologically
      • Ollie flashes back to origin of scars
      • Ollie sees Yao Fei, kill self
      • Ollie sees Laurel, don’t kill self, we love you and you need to come home
  • Ollie:  
    • Birthday boy! Needs socks
    • Tosses Curtis over shoulder at party
    • Makes empty threats to Chase
    • Tells Felicity and Diggle to leave, thinking Chase thinks he will pull them close, but he’s been doing the whole pushing people away thing all season, so Chase just knows what to do anyways
    • Agrees to let Merlyn help free Chase after learn William taken; “William is the purest part of me”
    • Calls in Nyssa; reminds Merlyn that he said he would do anything for Thea
    • Goes to Slade
  • Diggle
    • Lyla and JJ are in Chicago
    • Goes with Felicity
    • Should be dead after crash
  • Thea
    • Happy Ollie possibly dating Felicity again
    • Knows they’re on Lian Yu
  • Felicity
    • Open to dating Ollie again
    • Name drops Merlyn, mentions parallel earths
    • Wants to go to safe house
    • Bad feeling leaving Ollie behind
  • Quentin Lance
    • Realizes Rene’s been taken and that’s why he missed hearing
    • Devastated and confused when he sees Black Siren
    • Doesn’t want to believe Thea’s explanation, but does
    • “Little north of pissed off”
  • Curtis / Mr. Terrific
    • Ships Olicity
    • Made a thing for Dinah
    • “Knows martial arts”
    • Taken
  • Rene / Wild Dog
    • Taken
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Taken
  • Artemis
    • Traitor helps Chase capture Curtis, Thea, and Lance
  • Rory / Ragman
    • Walkabout
  • D.A. Adrian Chase / Prometheus
    • Has Black Siren, Talia, and Artemis take Team Arrow to Lian Yu
      What we know:
      • Claybourne’s son; knows about The List; has moves Ollie learned from Talia; learned about Flash & co and multiple universes



  1. Watch Arrow's Stephen Amell Target the American Ninja Warrior Course (Date: 17 May 2017)
    Stephen Amell has the Floating Steps in his sights in this exclusive sneak peek from the Arrow star’s run on the American Ninja Warrior course.The first-ever celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior — airing Thursday, May 25 at 8/7c — kicks off NBC’s third annual night of Red Nose Day programming, which raises money and awareness to help children living in poverty in America and around the world.  
  2. Arrow: What is Lord Mesa Bakery? (Date: 17 May 2017)
    The cake ordered by Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) for the birthday party was decorated with art by Lord Mesa, an artist who regularly publishes DCTV-related fanart on Twitter. Lord Mesa gained popularity in Arrow's early seasons for drawing chibi fanart inspired by noteworthy scenes, many of which were regularly reshared by the show's cast and crew. In the years since, his work has grown to Arrow's sister shows: The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. While this Easter egg has little bearing on the show as a whole, it's a nice way to honor someone who has contributed a lot to the Arrow fandom.
  3. Arrow, Riverdale Switch Nights on CW’s Fall Lineup (Date: 18 May 2017)
    The lineup, unveiled this morning ahead of the network’s upfront presentation in New York City, sees Riverdale slide from Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT into Arrow‘s time slot on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, serving as lead-in to the reimagining of the 1980s primetime soap opera Dynasty. The sixth season of Arrow will unfold Thursdays at 8 p.m., followed at 9 p.m. by the 13th season of Supernatural. The new DC Comics-inspired superhero drama Black Lightning will join returning series iZombie, The 100 and The Originals as part of The CW’s midseason lineup. Returning Arrowverse series Supergirl, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will remain in their current nights and times.


  1. THE FLASH Star Comes Out As Bisexual In Inspiring And Touching Instagram Post (Date: 15 May 2017)
    Since his introduction as Wally West in season two of The Flash, Keiynan Lonsdale has made a pretty huge impact in The CW series, especially now that he's suited up as Kid-Flash. Now, while you may initially ask yourself "Why does this matter?" it's important to note that there are a lot of people all over the world who struggle to come to terms with things like this and look to their favourite LGBT actors and celebs for inspiration when it comes to talking to their friends and families.
  2. Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Home Video Details Revealed (Date: 16 May 2017)
    While you buy the season digitally now on a variety of platforms, the home entertainment release will come with bonus features not currently available on iTunes, Vudu, etc., and the Blu-ray edition will come with an Ultraviolet copy as well. The disc releases will come on August 15, 2017. Per the official release, "Fans can zoom through 17 exhilarating episodes from the second season, plus exciting special features including the show’s 2016 Comic-Con Panel, crossover featurette, gag-reel and deleted scenes."
  3. The CW's Black Lightning not part of Arrowverse, crossover unlikely (Date: 18 May 2017)
    CW chief Mark Pedowitz revealed to reporters on Thursday morning ahead of the network’s upfront presentation that Black Lightning does not take place in the Arrowverse — the same shared universe that the other four series call home. Couple that with the fact that Black Lightning films in Atlanta, while the rest of the shows film in Vancouver, and it’s basically a logistical nightmare. Black Lightning is also slated to debut in midseason, not in the fall. “We do not aim to do a five-way crossover,” Pedowitz said. “Black Lightning, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation. But there will be a big fourth quarter crossover with all four of the shows that are on in the fall.”



Promo for Next Week’s: Episode - “Lian Yu” (Date: 17 May 2017)

Episode:   “Lian Yu” [Season 5 Episode 23]

Air Date:           Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summary:         Oliver assembles a group of unlikely allies - Slade, Nyssa, Merlyn and Digger Harkness - to engage in an epic battle against Chase and his army.

Director:           Jesse Warn

Writers: Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim



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This podcast was recorded Thursday May 18th, 2017.


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