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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

Apr 24, 2017

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Invasion (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #149


Episode:            “Invasion!” [Season 2 Episode 7]

Air Date:           Thursday, December 1, 2016

Director:           Gregory Smith


                   1x Flash | 5x Arrow | 3x Legends


Writers: Phil Klemmer


8x Legends | 3x Forever | 12x Chuck | 11x Veronica Mars


Marc Guggenheim


14x Arrow | 8x Legends | 7x Trollhunters



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 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



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

20 I Know Who You Are 2-May-17


  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Last part of the crossover
    • Dominators invading Earth; heroes must stop them
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
  • Time Travel: Share your thoughts
    • 1951 Redmond, Oregon
      • Plan is to kidnap a Dominator to learn why they are invading Earth
      • Trio gets captured
      • Cisco convinces all to save Dominator
      • By saving Dominator, Cisco changes time by exposing the presence of metas
      • Cisco learns messing up time can happen when you’re trying to do the right thing
      • Meet younger version of Agent Smith
    • Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice, our heroes fight the Dominators in 2016 Central City
      • Dominators decided to invade because Barry violated a truce that he didn’t know about by creating Flashpoint (Thanks, Barry)
      • Dominators want to erase the threat of metahumans before metahumans destroy Earth and then come after them
    • Stein meets his daughter,  Lily
      • He sees her as a stranger at first
      • After lecture from Caitlin, he bonds with her
      • Confesses to Caitlin that Lily is an aberration; tells Jax that he wants to keep her a secret
      • Lily vital in defeating Dominators; if Martin fixes his mistake, then they might change the timeline and prevent her from saving them
  • Sara Lance / White Canary  
    • Helps with plan to kidnap a Dominator
    • Gets Firestorm to help with metabomb
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Has a new suit
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Has great lines
    • Calls Supergirl “skirt”
    • Gets to burn a Dominator
    • Inspires Barry by reminding him that he has a crew
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • Works with his daughter, Lily, and Caitlin to create a device to stop Dominators
    • Daughter remembers their life, he doesn’t
    • Tells Jax to keep Lily a secret
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Gets to be Firestorm and transmute metabomb to water
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Has a new suit
    • Part of team with Amaya, Rory, Cisco, and Felicity to capture alien
      Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Part of team with Nate, Rory, Cisco, and Felicity to capture alien
  • Rip Hunter
    • MIA
  • Gideon
    • Hope someone cleaned up Felicity’s vomit
  • Guest Stars
    • Green Arrow-
      • Pushes Kara away for the lamest of reasons - aliens are just too much
      • Comes around after she saves his butt
      • The rock of the team
      • Not happy being kidnapped by Dominators
    • Flash -
      • Many angry at him for Flashpoint
      • Dominators want him to surrender; say they will leave after he does
      • Ready to surrender, but Rory and rest of team convince him to fight
    • Supergirl -
      • Recognizes Agent Smith; tells him that the President likes her idea of a DEO and sending him to Antarctica
      • Gets interdimensional device from Cisco
    • Felicity -
      • Geeks out about time travel and Waverider
      • Helps Cisco get over his beef with Barry
      • Doesn’t time travel well
    • Cisco -
      • Geeks out about time travel, cool devices
      • Does the right thing, changes time
      • Steals device from Dominator and communicates with Dominator he saved
      • Forgives Barry and says Barry is his friend again
      • Has idea for tractor beam
    • Diggle -
      • Forgives Barry for erasing Baby Sara



  1. ARROW, THE FLASH, And SUPERGIRL Synopses Tease An Unleashed Killer Frost And More (Date: 14 April 2017)
    Arrow - "Underneath" - OLIVER AND FELICITY ARE TRAPPED — Things get intense when Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are trapped in the bunker together. Meanwhile, Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) and Diggle (David Ramsey) deal with their marital issues. Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz.
    The return of Slade Wilson is more than teased a little bit in this all-new sizzle reel, hyping the major events on the way as “Arrow” closes out its fifth season. In addition to Prometheus’ deadly game, The CW’s hit show will feature a number of twists and turns as it closes out the season. Not only will we finally see the final arc of Oliver Queen’s flashback storylines as his Russian years come to their end, his mentor from that era, Talia al Ghul, will arrive in the modern day to take on her sister, Nyssa. Plus, Cody Rhodes’ Derek Sampson is back to make Arrow’s life a living hell, Quentin Lance will be confronted by a face he never expected to see again, the new Black Canary settles into her role as one of Star City’s meta human protectors, and Felicity/Overwatch breaks out a big gun of her own. Oh, and yes – the final showdown between Oliver and Adrian is teased, as well.
  3. The CW Sets Finale Dates for Riverdale, The Originals, The Flash and 7 Others (Date: 20 April 2017)
    Arrow - May 24th; Supergirl - May 22nd; Flash - May 23rd


  1. ARROW, THE FLASH, And SUPERGIRL Synopses Tease An Unleashed Killer Frost And More (Date: 14 April 2017)
    Supergirl - "Alex" - ALEX IS KIDNAPPED – Alex (Chyler Leigh) is kidnapped and the kidnapper threatens to kill her unless Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) releases a notorious criminal from prison. Supergirl and Maggie (Floriana Lima) have always had different approaches to apprehending criminals but this time they must work together to save Alex. Meanwhile, Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) has an interesting proposal for Lena (Katie McGrath). Rob Greenlea directed the episode written by Eric Carrasco & Greg Baldwin.

    The Flash - "I Know Who You Are" - VIBE FACES OFF AGAINST KILLER FROST – Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team meet Tracy Brand (guest star Anne Dudek), a scientist, who may be the key to stopping Savitar. Unfortunately, Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) is also after Tracy so Team Flash must battle their old friend, which proves to be particularly difficult for Cisco (Carlos Valdes). Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Cecile’s (guest star Danielle Nicolet) relationship takes a big turn. Hanelle Culpepper directed the episode written by Bronwen Clark & Joshua V. Gilbert.
  2. Supergirl: Pivotal James Olsen Episode Casts This Is Us' Young Randall (Date: 17 April 2017)
    TVLine has learned that Lonnie Chavis aka Young Randall on NBC’s freshman hit will guest-star on the CW superhero series as Marcus, a young alien boy who bonds with James (played by Mehcad Brooks) after the rugrat’s mother attacks National City.
    The episode, titled “City of Lost Children” and airing Monday, May 8, promises to find CatCo’s interim CEO at a crossroads, as he grapples with his extracurricular destiny.
  3. Grant Gustin & Candice Patton Film Emotional Scenes For 'The Flash' (Date: 12 April 2017)
    Grant Gustin and Candice Patton are happy and sad all at the same time in these new pics from the set of The Flash. It looks like Barry (Gustin) is saying goodbye to just about everyone who’s in this scene. But…why? Earlier, the cast — Grant, with Tom Felton, Keiynan Lonsdale, and Carlos Valdes — were spotted filming a few scenes in a cemetery.
    The CW has released the official synopsis for an upcoming episode of “The Flash,” titled “I Know Who You Are,” teasing a battle between Killer Frost and Vibe. Premiering May 2, the twentieth episode of Season 3 will feature guest star Anne Dudek as scientist Tracy Brand, who both Team Flash and Killer Frost are after. VIBE FACES OFF AGAINST KILLER FROST – Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team meet Tracy Brand (guest star Anne Dudek), a scientist, who may be the key to stopping Savitar. Unfortunately, Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) is also after Tracy so Team Flash must battle their old friend, which proves to be particularly difficult for Cisco (Carlos Valdes). Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Cecile’s (guest star Danielle Nicolet) relationship takes a big turn.



Promo for Next Week’s: Episode - “Dangerous Liaisons” (Date: 29 March 2017)

Episode:   “Dangerous Liaisons” [Season 5 Episode 19]

Air Date:           Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Summary:         Oliver, Team Arrow, ARGUS and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase. Helix tells Felicity they have a way to find Chase but they will need something big, and illegal, from her in return.

Director:           Joel Novoa

Writers: Speed Weed and Elizabeth Kim



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