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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

Feb 27, 2017

Starling Tribune - Season 5 Edition – The Sin-Eater (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #141


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network


Episode:            “The Sin-Eater” [Season 5 Episode 14]

Air Date:           Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Director:           Mary Lambert


            1x Arrow | 1x The Blacklist | Mega Python vs. Gatoroid | Pet Sematary


Writers: Barbara Bloom


1x Arrow


Jenny Lynn


2x Arrow | 2x Privileged | Chinese translator on 13 episodes of Firefly



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

16 Checkmate TBD

17 Kapot TBD


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



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



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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters


  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Anatoly called Ollie a “sin-eater” - someone who takes another’s sins as their own
      • Lance feels responsible for Warner turning bad
      • Thea commits sin of helping Ollie by destroying Susan
      • Ollie has to face the sin of killing Malone
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Green Arrow after Trio of Badass Ladies (ToBL)
      • Lance after Warner (has guns)
      • GA against Cupid (not a good hand-to-hand fighter) and China White (a good hand-to-hand fighter); ACU lets ToBL get away to arrest GA, who flash bangs out
    • ToBL against Bertinelli thugs - guy rude to Cupid, China White slits throat (“Thank you for that” “Anything for a friend”), fight
      Finale at Oak Hill Cemetery
      • ToBL get money, knocked down by Canary Cry
      • Cupid tries to flee; stopped by Diggle
      • Black Canary v. China White (bo staff and cry)
      • Terrific double teamed by Warner and Cupid
      • Green Arrow deals with hired henchmen
      • ACU comes and lets Green Arrow go
      • Lots of bullets. Very little actual damage
    • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
      • Ollie and Anatoly at the hospital
        • Ollie plans to take down Gregor
        • Gregor shows up at hospital
        • Ollie and Anatoly get trapped
        • Suspense ruined by previous scenes with Anatoly alive
    • Ollie:  
      • Tries to convince Claybourne’s mistress to give him son’s name
      • Playfully dismisses Susan’s question about him being Green Arrow
      • Mentions under breath that all of his distractions will get him impeached (early scene with Lance)
      • Tells Captain Pike to not go after GA - 1st time: you know, because
      • Asks Captain Pike to give Green Arrow a chance - he knows the Green Arrow, he feels guilty about killing Malone, and he’s a hero
      • Feeling guilty over killing Billy Malone; flees ACU
      • Upset at Thea - she made a choice to destroy Susan, not a mistake; this is something Momma Moira would do; time for a heart-to-heart talk (off-screen)
      • Decides to go after ToBL as GA; stop them from using Church’s money to start their own criminal empire
    • Diggle
      • Ollie’s backup at Westfield home (is this the same house from The Flash?)
      • Support during fights
    • Thea
      • Doesn’t like that Susan can out Ollie as the Green Arrow
      • Has Felicity hack Susan’s laptop; plants false evidence that paints Susan as a plagiarizer - without telling Ollie
      • Ollie’s assistant is her informant
    • Felicity
      • Ms. Hacker McHackerton
      • Gets a lot of info from Ollie’s visit to Westfield; needs time to go through it
      • Hacks Susan’s laptop
      • Gives Dinah Dinah’s mask
    • Quentin Lance
      • Wants to arrest people, forgetting he’s Deputy Mayor
      • Gets time in the field
      • Gives Ollie and Dinah the okay for Dinah to be Black Canary
      • Feels guilty after Warner tells him she’s turning back to crime after learning he worked with Darhk
      • Gives Ollie a pep talk - need to let nothing stop him from doing job as Green Arrow
    • Curtis
      • Improved his jacket with Kevlar
      • Lets Wild Dog knock out guy because it would hurt his wrist
      • Mom doesn’t like him being gay
    • Wild Dog
      • Support
      • Recognizes Cupid - probably because she arrested him
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Sworn in as cop - that was fast, guess SCPD is low on recruits
      • Gets okay from Lance - he tells her that Laurel wanted someone to carry on the work
      • Uses cry during fight
    • Artemis
      • Traitor
    • Ragman
      • Out there somewhere
    • D.A. Adrian Chase
      • Doesn’t like it that ACU is after Green Arrow
      • Doesn’t like it that Captain Pike gets original ME report
      • Doesn’t like it that Ollie is getting impeached; he could be in trouble too because helped with coverup
    • Susan Williams
      • Asks Ollie if he is the Green Arrow
      • Accuses Ollie of getting her fired
      • Tells Ollie the evidence she has - tattoo, photos
      • Has the lamest of all passwords - 1234 - what decent journalist gets hacked so easily?
    • Bratva
      • The bath house is Gregor’s territory
      • Anatoly is a Captain
      • Gregor has an awful haircut
    • Prometheus
      • New developments:
        • Claybourne’s mistress is Amanda Westfield and lives in Opal City
        • Has access to ME’s original report; mails it - letter has stamp of Opal City (so he took it to his home town and mailed it? So is he chilling out in Opal City before resuming destroying Ollie?)
        • Amanda refuses to give up son’s name; hasn’t seen son in four years; says son’s father killed by monster
        • Leaks evidence of Ollie’s coverup of Malone’s murder to press
        • Bribing people? Works in police department? Works with ME?
      • Known facts:
        • 30 years old?
        • Ollie’s past and that he is Arrow; knows about The List
        • How to fight like Ollie; studied with person Ollie did while in Russia
        • Has a tolerance to Diazepam (Valium); can shake off getting sedated
        • Where and how to get Ollie’s old arrows to make his own
        • Team Flash - how they keep metas at Star Labs; Black Siren
        • Sara, the Legends, the Waverider, time travel, and parallel worlds
        • Faked Lyla’s voice to lure Diggle
      • Michelle’s List O’Suspects: (I’m keeping this active until the mask comes off)
        • Tommy Merlyn
        • Susan Williams (investigating Ollie)
        • Robert Queen - too old?
        • Claybourne’s son
        • Adrian Chase (but more likely to become Vigilante)
        • Helena Bertinelli
        • Isabel Rochev
        • Mckenna Hall
        • Shado
        • Talia al Ghul
        • Roy - too young?
        • Some guy from the Bratva
        • Some new character
    • Lingering Questions / Issues
      • Where does Ollie live?
      • Bertinelli mentioned again - this better pay off



  1. Arrow Episode 18 Gets A Title And Starts Production (Date: 18 Feb 2017)
    Executive producer Marc Guggenheim shared the cover page of the episode 18 script on Twitter, stating that it has started production. “Disbanded” is written by Rebecca Bellotto and directed by J.J. Makaro. The team has been in flux all season, with Diggle being out for certain periods of time, Artemis betraying the team, and the loss of Ragman. Curtis and Wild Dog have managed to stick around, though, and the team seems poised to finally get a new Black Canary full time. It would be unfortunate for Olliver's ragtag group to dissolve so quickly, but that definitely might be the case.


  1. Huge Developments Revealed In Descriptions For SUPERGIRL, THE FLASH, And LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Date: 16 Feb 2017)
    The week beginning March 6th promises to be very excited for DC TV fans, with big developments coming in Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl - "Exodus" – As Alex searches for Jeremiah (guest star Dean Cain) and Kara investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. The Flash - "The Wrath Of Savitar"– While training with Barry, Wally starts to have visions of Savitar, which he hides from the team. A dangerous secret threatens Barry and Iris’ happiness. Legends Of Tomorrow - "Land Of The Lost"— After capturing Rip , he forces the Waverider to crash, leaving the Legends stuck seventy million years in the past. Ray leads Amaya and Nate to recover a vital piece of the ship. In an effort to get the “good” Rip back, Rory suggests they enter Rip’s mind, but what Sara and Jax discover in his subconscious is not pleasant and they must fight evil versions of themselves.
    In one Instagram post, Kevin Smith holds up a hockey jersey emblazoned with a Superman ‘S,’ and a trademark goofy look on his face. The post raves about Daxamite technology, so it looks like Smith’s episode will be resolving the ongoing mystery of Mon-El and the aliens who would see him captured. The other post has Smith teaming up with none other than Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter! This season has seen Carter taking up none other than the mantle of President of the United States, and the seal on the wall behind the two of them confirms that she is returning to reprise the role.
    According to a cast list for the upcoming season two finale, the show will soon include J.R.R. Tolkien. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim shared a cast list for the season finale episode, titled “Aruba,” on Twitter. The cast list includes all the usual suspects, like the “Legends” team and the members of the Legion of Doom. It also includes a surprise guest star: J.R.R. Tolkien, played by Jack Turner (Freeform’s “Stitchers”). Since we haven’t seen a synopsis for “Aruba” just yet, we don’t actually know if this is the J.R.R. Tolkien or just another person with that incredibly specific and unique name. The cast list also includes a few other surprise names. Wentworth Miller and Katie Cassidy will reprise their roles as Leonard Snart and Laurel Lance, respectively.
    It’s worth pointing out that Kevin Smith was seen in the area of filming as well, leading some to speculate that the director is stepping behind the camera one more time.
    Kevin Smith has taken his place beside The CW’s “Supergirl” writers Anna Musky-Goldwyn and Gabe Llanas in a Daxamite throne room. Smith revealed the throne room, part of the set for the upcoming “Supergirl” episode he is directing, to the world via a post on Instagram.
  6. It's A Big Family Reunion In These New Promotional Stills From SUPERGIRL Season 2 Episode 14: "Homecoming" (Date: 23 Feb 2017)
    Get ready for a big family reunion on Supergirl as both Dean Cain & Helen Slater reprise their roles as Jeremiah & Eliza Danvers. Come check out nineteen new photos from next week's episode. “Homecoming” - DEAN CAIN RETURNS - When Jeremiah Danvers (guest star Dean Cain) is rescued from Cadmus, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) are thrilled to have their father back. The Danvers arrange a family dinner to celebrate but things go awry when a suspicious Mon-El (Chris Wood) starts to question Jeremiah about his sudden return. Larry Teng directed the episode written by Caitlin Parrish & Derek Simon (#214). Original airdate 2/27/2017.
  7. Vixen: The Movie -- Combining Two Seasons of the CW Seed Series -- Is Coming (Date: 23 Feb 2017)
    Vixen: The Movie combines the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series into a single uniform story and includes 15 minutes of all-new content. The special features include a brand new featurette as well as a pair of Justice League Unlimited episodes that feature Mari "Vixen" McCabe and have been curated by DC animation legend Bruce Timm. Vixen: The Movie, arrives on Digital HD on May 8, 2017, and on Blu-ray (including Digital HD copy) and DVD on May 23, 2017. Vixen: The Movie is priced to own at $19.98 SRP for the Blu-rayTM and $18.94 SRP for the DVD.
    The CW’s “The Flash” has found its Accelerated Man in Sean Poague. Poague’s Accelerated Man will debut on February 28 in the episode “Attack on Central City.” A new photo from the episode reveals the comic-accurate look of Poague’s Accelerated Man, who is a Speed Force Conduit and Earth-19’s version of the Flash. In the comics, Earth-19 is ruled by the 21st Century’s King George and has only just begun enjoying “electric technology.” As a Speed Force conduit in this strange dimension, Accelerated Man enjoys a massively increased heal rate, increased perception, the ability to phase through solid objects and, of course, super speed — basically, he’s the Flash.


  1. Arrow: Stephen Amell reflects on Oliver's legacy, teases potential tragedy (Date: 21 Feb 2017)
    As Prometheus plans his endgame, so does Arrow — at least in terms of the original five-year plan for the series. (Don’t worry, Arrow has already been renewed for season 6.) EW hit the set of the Vancouver-based series to get Amell’s take on Oliver’s current predicaments as the show builds toward its big season 5 finale.



    While the average Funko comic character is brightly colored, this version of Wonder Woman is tinted sepia; with the Pop! and Rock Candy figures, you feel as if you’re looking at her through a photo filter. That certainly appears to match the aesthetic of director Patty Jenkins’ film. Also notable is Diana’s weapons of choice: Although her famed Lasso of Truth is slung on her belt, she wields a sword and shield, emphasizing her role as a warrior. In addition to the Amazon Princess, there will also be Pop! figures of Steve Trevor and Queen Hippolyta.






Promo for Next Week: Episode - “Fighting Fire with Fire” (Date: 22 Feb 2017)

Episode:   “Fighting Fire with Fire” [Season 5 Episode 15]

Air Date:        Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Summary:      VIGILANTE ATTACKS MAYOR QUEEN — Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) continues down her dark path with Helix. After Vigilante attacks Oliver while he’s acting as the mayor, Diggle (David Ramsey) leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.

Director:         Michael Schultz

Writers:          Speed Weed and Ben Sokolowski



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