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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

Jun 12, 2017

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow The Chicago Way (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #157


Episode:            “The Chicago Way” [Season 2 Episode 8]

Air Date:           Wednesday, December 8, 2016

Director:           Ralph Hemecker


            24x Once Upon a Time | 2x Legends | 5x Flash | 1x Vampire Diaries


Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones


5x Legends | 3x Forever | 8x Longmire


Ray Utarnachitt


6x Legends | 1x Justice League Action | 1x Flash | 4x 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 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
    • Go up against Al Capone Chicago Style - like a criminal
    • Go up against Legion of Doom Chicago Style - tough, don’t give in
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Against Capone’s men
      • Save Ness
      • Full gear; use powers
    • Vixen and Rory steal Capone’s booze
      • Guns
    • Team against Capone’s men
      • Rescue
      • Sara knocks guy out
      • Steel blocks bullets
    • Against Thawne
      • Speed gun doesn’t work long
      • Thawne flees because of watch
      • Gun fight
  • Time Travel: Share your thoughts
    • 1927 Chicago
      • Al Capone
      • Elliot Ness; Nate has to impersonate
      • Concrete galoshes
      • Speakeasy
      • Tommy guns
      • Stylish costumes
    • 1967 LA
      • Episode ends with a flash, showing Rip as a director
  • Sara Lance / White Canary  
    • Finally realizes time is sacred
    • Refuses Malcolm’s offer
    • Upset at Stein for Lily
    • Gives Legion amulet to save Stein
    • Forgives Stein
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Sibling rivalry with Nate
    • New exosuit
    • Has no plan
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Doesn’t want to be a part of operation
    • Visions of Snart
    • You’re a dog, Mick
    • Doing the right thing gets you killed, Mick
    • Is she worth it, Mick?
    • Comes up with plan to get to Capone
    • Have to act like a criminal
    • Teams up with Vixen, rob Capone
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • Distracted because of visions of Lily
    • Confesses to Sara
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Knows when Martin lies
    • Gets speed gun from armory
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • “Look at how much history I know” attitude
    • Sib rivalry with Ray
    • Plan flops
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Teams with Mick
    • Almost gets Thawne
    • Steals booze for Mick
    • Hugs Mick
  • Rip Hunter
    • 1967 LA
  • Gideon
    • “He becomes something worse, a politician”
  • Legion of Doom
    • Damien Darhk
      • Helps set up distraction
    • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
      • Pretends to be Stein to get on ship
      • Watch beeps, he has to run
      • Pieces make one amulet
      • Reveals plan - get the Spear of Destiny
    • Malcolm Merlyn
      • Finally shows up
      • Making Capone mayor creates an aberration; LoD knows Legends will come
      • Makes offer to Sara; life would be normal



  1. The Latest Supergirl, Flash, and Arrow Seasons Arrive on Netflix (Date: 02 June 2017)
    Joining DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Riverdale, which had already made their way to the streaming giant, the latest seasons of The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl have arrived on Netflix as part of a deal with The CW.
  2. The Flash: Kevin Smith compares the digital effects to Arrow's (Date: 31 May 2017)
    Kevin Smith sits down with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg to discuss how Arrow differs from the other shows in the Berlantiverse, specifically when it comes to the visual effects budget. “The visual effects budget of Arrow is literally a tenth [of Supergirl and The Flash],” explains Kreisberg, adding that the arrows are created digitally. “It’s a lot of stunt-work. It’s all practical by design.”
  3. ARROW's DEATHSTROKE Wants His Own Show - And His Co-Creator Agrees (Date: 01 June 2017)
    CW's Deathstroke, Manu Bennett, made a surprise return to Arrow this season, and now he wants to spin-off into his own show. Fortunately for Bennett, someone key to Deathstroke agrees - none other than Deathstroke's co-creator, Marv Wolfman, who tweeted his support in response to Bennett's campaign.
  4. Arrow Season 5 Blu-ray, DVD Information Released (Date: 06 June 2017)
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced the release of Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 19, 2017. The release contains all 23 exhilarating episodes from the fifth season, the show’s 2016 Comic-Con Panel, never-before-seen featurettes, and much more. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at $49.99 SRP for the DVD and $54.97 SRP for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from various digital retailers.
  5. The CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Flash, Supernatural, Dynasty, 7 Others (Date: 08 June 2017)
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 8/7c Supergirl Season 3 premiere
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 8 pm The Flash Season 4 premiere; 9 pm DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 premiere
    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 9 pm Arrow Season 6 premiere


  1. Supergirl Casts Odette Annable as Reign, Season 3's Big Bad (Date: 31 May 2017)
    Cloverfield and Pure Genius alum Odette Annable has joined the third-season cast of The CW's Supergirl in the role of Reign. Warner Bros. Television confirms that "Reign will be the big bad of Season 3, as part of an exciting interpretation of the infamous World Killer storyline from the pages of the DC Comics." Introduced in 2012, Reign is a Worldkiller and her origin is a mystery even to her. All she knows about herself is her name, that she is a Worldkiller, and that Krypton and Earth hold the answers for her questions about her origin.
  2. The Flash Scoop: Season 4 Villain Is Exactly Who You Think It Is — Cast Him! (Date: 01 June 2017)
    The following will come as little surprise to The Flash fans who were paying attention during the last six episodes of Season 3: Barry Allen’s next adversary — once he finds his way out of the Speed Force prison, that is! — will be Clifford DeVoe aka The Thinker, sources tell TVLine.
  3. Legends of Tomorrow Recruits Classic DC Heroine (Date: 06 June 2017)
    The CW has announced that Tala Ashe (American Odyssey) will join the cast as Zari Adrianna Tomaz, a character better known to DC Comics fans — not to mention viewers of 1970s Saturday-morning television — as the superheroine Isis. Ashe’s character is described by the network as a Muslim-American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions: “Technology has brought about incredible change in her future — too bad human nature hasn’t kept pace. Fear, prejudice and a lack of care for the planet have forced Zari to become a “’grey hat hacktivist.’ A computer nerd with a wry, combative attitude. A woman living a double life who doesn’t realize that she has secret, latent powers derived from an ancient, mystical source.”



Episode:   “Raiders of the Lost Art” [Season 2 Episode 9]

Air Date:           Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Summary:         Damien Dahrk and Malcolm Merlyn create a big aberration as they attempt to capture Rip in 1967.

Director:           Dermott Downs

Writers: Keto Shimizu and Chris Fedak



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