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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

Apr 10, 2017

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Compromised (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #147


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network


Episode:            “Compromised” [Season 2  Episode 5]

Air Date:           Thursday, November 10, 2016

Director:      David Geddes


                   2x Legends


Writers:       Keto Shimizu


4x Legends | 11x Arrow | 1x Flash | 7x The Cape


Grainne Godfree


6x Legends | 6x Flash | 4x The Tomorrow People



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

20 Underneath 3-May-17

21 Honor Thy Fathers 10-May-17

22 Missing 17-May-17

23 TBD 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



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


  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Sara’s tempted to kill Darhk, which would compromise time
    • Darhk infiltrated the Reagan administration, compromising US history
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • DEA bust in Miami -
      • Thawne swoops in and kills everyone before Darhk can get off a shot
    • Worst White House infiltration of all time
      • Sara pulls knife, spotted
      • Firestorm stops bullets
      • Rory and Ray cross the streams; things go boom!
    • White House fight - best slow walk to “Danger Zone” ever
      • Obsidian, Firestorm, Vixen, Steel, and Sara vs. Russians and Darhk’s men
      • Sara takes down the tall henchman
      • Sara spares Darhk
  • Time Travel: Share your thoughts
    • 1987 Miami
      • Darhk in “Miami Vice” finest outfit - to him it’s been 45 years since he’s seen Thawne
      • Darhk becomes part of Reagan administration, causing a time quake
      • Young Stein’s career taken him to White House and not meetings; missing dinner on wife’s birthday; Older Stein lectures Young Stein about ignoring Clarissa
      • Sara spares Darhk’s life by telling him his future - doesn’t this violate the rules of time travel?
      • Darhk demands to work with Thawne and change his destiny; Thawne agrees
  • Sara Lance / White Canary  
    • Still struggling with being Captain and her need for revenge against Darhk
    • Gets called out by Jax - not okay for him to correct history, but okay for her to do it
    • Her need for vengeance makes her slip up during first White House fight
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Struggling with finding out who he is without the suit
    • Becomes Mick’s partner; tries to be cool, wears Snart’s jacket, wants to improve gun
    • Brings snacks to stakeout
    • Sciences his way to a solution to disarm the bomb
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Tries to make Ray his partner; gives Ray Snart’s cold gun
    • Realizes his mistake; tells Ray, “You’re Ray Palmer, you can science your way out of anything”
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • Supportive of Sara’s journey to accepting she is a worthy Captain
    • Surprised to see his younger self, especially when his younger self goes to Darhk
    • Gets injured when Young Stein stabbed
    • Lectures younger self about ignoring Clarissa
    • Dances with his wife
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Wants to make small changes to history; Stein tells him that even small changes could send ripples across time
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • With Amaya to reach out to JSA
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Thinks women and men are equal by the 1980s - we wish
    • Feels guilty that the JSA is no more and failed a mission in 1956
    • Was going to leave the JSA with Rex after the war
    • Asks Todd/Obsidian for help getting into the state dinner
  • Rip Hunter
    • MIA
  • Gideon
    • Maker of amazing 80s fashion
    • Healer of Young Stein
  • Justice Society of America (JSA)
    • Rex Tyler/Hourman -
    • Obsidian - Shocked to see Amaya; helps team; not trusted to go on mission in 1956 because of misbelief that gay men could not be trusted; has a man to go home to in the present
    • Commander Steel -
    • Dr. Mid-Nite -
    • Stargirl -
  • Legion of Doom
    • Damien Darhk
    • Drug deal for 1st century ax that belonged to Nero’s bodyguard
    • Recognizes Sara - Lazarus pit?
    • Lost item got from Russians - item was for Thawne
    • Demands to time travel with Thawne
  • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
    • Wanted Darhk to get certain item
    • Agrees to bring Darhk into operation
    • Malcolm Merlyn



  1. Arrow Boss: Oliver/Felicity-Centric Episode Will Offer 'Full-On Exploration' of Why Season 4 Breakup Happened (Date: 03 April 2017)
    Amell first teased the “Olicity”-centric episode last month, tweeting that he was filming the “first episode EVER where the same actor shares every single one of my scenes with me. Going to be great.” He added, “And by my scenes I mean our scenes. By definition. Super cool episode.” Amell was referring to Season 5, Episode 20, which is titled “Underneath,” airs during May sweeps and will revisit, in depth, Felicity’s termination of their wedding engagement after learning that Oliver 1) had a son, 2) didn’t tell her, and 3) then didn’t include his bride-to-be in the decision to send young William and his mother away, to safety.
  2. American Ninja Warrior Announces Celeb Edition with Stephen Amell, Derek Hough (Date: 05 April 2017)
    American Nina Warrior announced its first ever celebrity edition Wednesday, and the cast is pretty nuts. Arrow's Stephen Amell will trade in his salmon ladder for the floating steps and compete against Dancing with the Stars' Derek Hough, Parenthood's Erika Christensen, Today's Natalie Morales, comedian Nikki Glaser, actress Mena Suvari, former Yankees player Nick Swisher, comedian Jeff Dye and Olympic decathlon and heptathon champion Ashton Eaton. The special episode will kick off the night on Thursday, May 25 at 8/7c on NBC.
  3. Arrow: Dangerous Liaisons Synopsis Released (Date: 06 April 2017)
    The CW has released the official synopsis for "Dangerous Liaisons," the next episode of Arrow season 5. Oliver (Stephen Amell), Team Arrow, ARGUS and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase (Josh Segurra).  Helix tells Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) they have a way to find Chase but they will need something big, and illegal, from her in return.  Joel Novoa directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Elizabeth Kim.


  1. Legends of Tomorrow EP Klemmer Compares Season 3 To Game of Thrones (Date: 03 April 2017)
    Executive producer Phil Klemmer suggested that fans should get used to losses and that they're committed to going the full Game of Thrones in season 3 so that fans never have the comfort of assuming that anyone is safe. “It’s always been a rule since the Hawkman death [in the pilot], Greg [Berlanti] said it before the show was even a show about how his mission was to make this not like network TV, that no one would be bulletproof, that it was more like the Ned Stark idea of anybody could lose their head at any time. As we’ve been roughly breaking out next season, we’re more committed to that than ever. Again, that’s a really bittersweet thing because we think the dynamic of the characters have is so special and wonderful, and at the same time, you don’t want the audience to become too comfortable on the show. It is supposed to be a wild ride. You need that real consequences and real bloodshed to counterbalance the fluffiness and the silliness of the show. Otherwise it would just float off into space.”
  2. How The Supergirl Effects Team Brought Parasite To Life (Date: 04 April 2017)
    The CW has released this video showing the visual effects for the Parasite episode of Supergirl from earlier this season. The episode was called Changing, the sixth of the season, and featured scientist Rudy Jones becoming the classic DC villain. It also showed us both Mon-El and Guardian in action after Supergirl and J’onn J’onzz were drained by Parasite. There’s no dialogue in the video, but you can see from the different effects shots how many different layers are needed for some of what look like simple scenes and how much of the shots are practical compared to computer generated.
  3. TVLine Items: Legends Star's Status, People's Choice Moves to E! and More (Date: 06 April 2017)
    At least one of Legends of Tomorrow‘s season-ending mysteries has been solved.
    As the CW drama’s sophomore run came to a close this week, Rip Hunter (played by original cast member Arthur Darvill) quietly packed a bag and bid the Waverider and its new captain, Sara, adieu. That, however, does not mean viewers have seen the last of the Brit.
    “We’ve got plans for Rip for next year,” Legends showrunner Marc Guggenheim told Entertainment Weekly Radio on Thursday. “It’s just in a different capacity than him being a member of the team.” As for another burning Q — whether sister series such as Arrow and The Flash will reflect the weird reality on hand when the Legends crash-landed in 2017 Los Angeles — Guggenheim in a word said no. “We never want television to feel like a homework assignment,” where viewers of one #DCTV show must track all of them. “That said… there will be an explanation in Season 3 as to why you’re not seeing dinosaurs run through Central City.”
  4. The Once And Future Flash Synopsis Released Online (Date: 06 April 2017)
    Barry (Grant Gustin) travels to the future to find out Savitar’s still unknown identity in the hopes of saving Iris (Candice Patton).  Upon his arrival in 2024, Barry encounters future versions of his Team Flash friends, who, following the death of Iris, have become very different people, profoundly impacted by their showdown with Savitar.  It will be up to Barry to infuse a sense of hope back into the team, as he proves to be hero his future friends have been waiting for. Meanwhile, back in 2017, the hunt for Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) continues.  Tom Cavanagh directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie.
  5. iZombie's Rahul Kohli Comes to Supergirl in "Ace Reporter" Synopsis (Date: 06 April 2017)
    Lena’s (guest star Katie McGarth) ex-boyfriend, Jack Spheer (guest star Rahul Kohli), comes to National City to unveil his big breakthrough in nano-technology, which has the potential to eradicate all diseases. Lena asks Kara to attend Jack’s conference with her for support. When Kara sees Snapper (guest Star Ian Gomez) in attendance she’s inspired to tap back into her reporter skills and questions Jack on his discovery, which ultimately leads to a bigger investigation that puts everyone in danger. Armen V. Kevorkian directed the episode written by Paula Yoo & Caitlin Parrish.
  6. 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.
    Link: Kevin Smith Returning to Supergirl For Another Season 2 Episode (Date: 18 Jan 2017)
    Smith told that he will return for a second episode this season -- the as-yet-untitled seventeenth episode of the season. Smith said that midway through the episode “Supergirl Lives”, producers started feeling out his schedule. Ultimately, they offered him episode 17, which he described as "sweet," saying that it was nice that producers liked the job he was doing enough to bring him back within the season.



Promo for Next Week’s: Episode - “Outlaw Country” (Date: 10 Nov 2016)

Episode:   “Outlaw Country” [Season 2 Episode 6]

Air Date:        Thursday, November 17, 2016

Summary:      The Legends find Jonah Hex in trouble with his arch-nemesis Quentin Turnbull when they arrive in the Old West.

Director:         Cherie Nowlan

Writers:          Matthew Maala and Chris Fedak



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