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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

Mar 13, 2017

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Abominations (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #143


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network


Episode:            “Abominations” [Season 2 Episode 4]

Air Date:           Thursday, November 3, 2016

Director:           Michael Allowitz


            1x Supergirl | 1x Legends of Tomorrow | 11x Vampire Diaries | 1x Flash | 3x The Originals


Writers: Marc Guggenheim


12x Arrow | 8x Legends | Executive Producer Arrow, Legends, Vixen


Ray Utarnachitt


6x Legends | 1x Flash | 4x Tomorrow People | 2x Person of Interest




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


  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Abominations
      • The zombies
      • Slavery
    • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
      • First fight against zombie
        • Stein afraid
        • Rory bit
      • Union soldiers don’t have enough bullets
        • Sara’s plan: Nate lures zombies to pile of dynamite; blow up zombies; Nate steels out
      • Zombies attack plantation
        • Collins refuses to give Jax a gun; gets eaten
        • Jax tosses lantern, burning zombies
      • Time Travel: Share your thoughts
        • Time pirate steel TX-90 bioweapon
          • Lands; spreads disease; turns on temporal beacon
        • Legends answer time beacon
          • 1863 Mississippi - US Civil War
          • Have to stop zombies from giving the Confederates a victory in the war
          • Ulysses S. Grant - General of Union Army
          • 31st Pennsylvania Infantry (real regiment)
          • Battle of Champion Hill - The May 16, 1863 Battle of Champion Hill was the largest, bloodiest, and most significant action of Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. 32,000 advancing Union soldiers met 23,000 Confederates in a fierce struggle for a vital crossroads roughly halfway between Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi. (
          • Black dispatches - accurate


  • Sara Lance / White Canary  
    • Getting used to being Captain
    • Throwing knives help her think
    • Convinces Grant she and Nate are not spies
    • Comes up with plan to beat zombies
    • Grant tells her that if you believe in your mission, then don’t regret making the tough decisions
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Benched; no suit
    • Packs lunch for everyone; does a running commentary
    • Comes up with cure for zombies
    • First try didn’t work; figures out needs to put cure in a fire extinguisher
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Bit by zombie; turned
    • Gives Ray Snart’s cold gun; says Snart was the best outsider he knew; he’s looking for a partner
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • He and Jax are keeping future Barry’s message secret
    • Has an irrational fear of zombies
    • Has to overcome fear to cure Rory
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Tells Stein that he can handle being part of mission because he’s been black all his life
    • Tells Amaya that they can’t stop beating so they don’t mess with history
    • Agrees to take over mission by Henry Scott, who is to get plans of Confederate troop movement
    • Blows cover
    • Frees slaves
    • Tells Collins to give him a gun; Collins doesn’t; Jax watches Collins get eaten by a zombie
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Tells Sara that because of time period, he has to do the talking
    • Cover - Colonel Sanders, 31st Pennsylvania Infantry (real regiment)
    • Able to control power better
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Not used to being part of a team that can change time with their actions
    • Slave woman recognizes her amulet because her mother was born in Zambezi / Zambesi
  • Rip Hunter
    • MIA
  • Gideon
    • Maker of period clothing
  • Justice Society of America (JSA)
    • Rex Tyler/Hourman -
    • Obsidian -
    • Commander Steel -
    • Mid-Nite -
    • Stargirl -
  • Legion of Doom
    • Damien Darhk
    • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
    • Malcolm Merlyn



  1. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Once Upon a Time, Arrow, Supergirl, and more  (Date: 03 March 2017)
    If Chase is Prometheus, then who is under that Vigilante mask on Arrow? —
    Alas, we won’t find out soon. “We know the answer to that,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “You probably will not get the answer to that in season 5.”
  2. Dolph Lundgren returning to Arrow and The Expendables franchise (Date: 07 March 2017)
    Soon you’ll be able to see a whole lot more of the Rocky IV action star, who tells EW that he has plans to return to both Arrow — on which he plays the villainous Konstantin Kovar — and The Expendables movie series. “I’m going back at the end of the season,” says Lundgren of Arrow. “I’m doing three more [episodes], trying to work it in somehow.” He adds, “I have a lot of fun, because my character talks quite a bit, which is nice, and he’s kind of comedic.”
  3. ARROW: Oliver Queen Suits Up For The First Time In Photos From The Next Episode (Date: 08 March 2017)
    [This isn’t the next episode; this is for the March 22 episode] Prometheus' secret identity has finally been revealed (or so it seems), so these images from the episode of Arrow - titled "Kapiushon" - put the focus on Oliver Queen's time spent in Russia. With that comes the return of Dolph Lundgren, hence why the former playboy has decided to suit up here. This isn't the first time we've seen "The Hood" in flashbacks, but it is the closest Oliver has come to being the Green Arrow in the show's flashbacks. From here, it seems as if we should now expect to see his journey back to Star City begin as it looks like the vigilante is going to take the gangster down.


  1. Supergirl: Teri Hatcher, Darren Criss Come to National City in "Star-Crossed" Synopsis (Date: 02 March 2017)
    The CW has released a synopsis for the upcoming sixteenth episode of Supergirl's second season, titled 'Star-Crossed,' which will air on March 20th. The episode will serve as the opening chapter in the musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash. A new villain (guest star Teri Hatcher) comes to National City, putting Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) on high alert. Meanwhile, Winn’s (Jeremy Jordan) girlfriend, Lyra (guest star Tamzin Merchant), gets Winn in trouble with the law. Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) attempts to help Winn but old loyalties get in the way. The Music Meister (Darren Criss) attacks Supergirl.
    The first part of the musical crossover will take place on March 20, in the “Supergirl” episode titled “Star-Crossed.” The musical will continue on “The Flash” during “Duet,” which will air on March 21: DARREN CRISS (“GLEE”) GUEST STARS AS THE MUSIC MEISTER IN THE FLASH AND SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CROSSOVER – Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon-El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing. Original airdate 3/21/2017.
  3. See Darren Criss as Music Meister in The Flash-Supergirl musical crossover first look (Date: 07 March 2017)
    During the upcoming Flash–Supergirl musical crossover, Darren Criss makes his debut as the DC Comics villain who causes his victims to break out into song — and EW has the first look.
  4. ABRA KADABRA Summoned for CW's THE FLASH (Date: 06 March 2017)
    Actor David Dastmalchian has been cast as the villainous Abra Kadabra for the current season of the CW's The Flash. In comic books, Abra Kadabra is a time-traveling villain and sometimes Rogue who uses his future technology to simulate magic powers in pursuit of criminal gain. As for Dastmalchian, the actor is a comic book TV and movie veteran, having appeared on Gotham, and in the films Ant-Man and The Dark Knight.



Promo for Next Week’s: Episode - “Checkmate” (Date: 02 March 2017)

Episode:   “Checkmate” [Season 5 Episode 16]

Air Date:        Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Summary:      OLIVER SEEKS THE TRUTH - Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) until she does a favor for them.

Director:         Ken Shane

Writers:          Beth Schwartz and Sarah Tarkoff



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