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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 22, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – All For Nothing (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST184


The Official Arrow and Green Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network Covering DC Comics and CW Based DC Comic TV Shows


Episode:            “All for Nothing” [Season 6 Episode 12]

Air Date:           Thursday, February 1, 2018


Director:           Mairzee Almas


                        2x Arrow | 5x The 100 | 3x Legends | 2x Lucifer | 3x Lost Girl


Writers: Oscar Balderrama


                        13x Arrow


Beth Schwartz


                        23x Arrow


            This is the first team up of these writers with this director.

            Beth wrote ‘Irreconcilable Differences,’ and Oscar was the executive story editor

            Oscar wrote ‘The Fallen,’ and Beth was the executive story editor

            Oscar co-wrote ‘Missing’ with Speed Weed, which was Mairzee’s first Arrow





Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Fallout 12-Oct-17 1.52

02 Tribute 19-Oct-17 1.51

03 Next Of Kin 26-Oct-17 1.34

04 Reversal 2-Nov-17 1.33

05 Deathstroke Returns 9-Nov-17 1.29

06 Promises Kept 16-Nov-17 1.28

07 Thanksgiving 23-Nov-17 1.11

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 2 27-Nov-17 2.54

09 Irreconcilable Differences 7-Dec-17 1.30

10 Divided 18-Jan-10 1.42

11 We Fall 25-Jan-18 1.39

12 All For Nothing 1-Feb-18 1.24


Legends Of Tomorrow


Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Aruba-Con 10-Oct-17 1.71

02 Freakshow 17-Oct-17 1.58

03 Zuri 24-Oct-17 1.43

04 Phone Home 31-Oct-17 1.38

05 Return Of The Mack 7-Nov-17 1.52

06 Helen Hunt 14-Nov-17 1.53

07 Welcome To The Jungle 21-Nov-17 1.49

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 4 28-Nov-17 2.80

09  Beebo The God Of War 5-Dec-17 1.61




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Girl Of Steel 9-Oct-17 1.87

02 Triggers 16-Oct-17 1.76

03 Far From The Tree 23-Oct-17 1.76

04 The Faithful 30-Oct-17 1.82

05 Damage 6-Nov-17 1.87

06 Midvale 13-Nov-17 1.89

07 Wake Up 20-Nov-17 1.92

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 1 27-Nov-17 2.65

09 Reign 4-Dec-17 1.81

10 Legion Of Superheroes 15-Jan-18 2.17

11 Fort Rozz 22-Jan-18 2.07

12 For Good 29-Jan-18




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Flash Reborn 10-Oct-17 2.84

02 Mixed Signals 17-Oct-17 2.54

03 Luck Be A Lady 24-Oct-17 2.62

04 Elongated Journey Into Night 31-Oct-17 1.99

05 Girls Night Out 7-Nov-17 2.38

06 When Harry Met Harry 14-Nov-17 2.46

07 Therefore I Am21-Nov-17 2.20

08 Crisis On Earth-X Part 3 28-Nov-17 2.82

09 Don’t Run 5-Dec-17 2.22

10 The Trail Of The Flash 16-Jan-18 2.51

11 The Elongated Knight Rises 23-Jan-18 2.12

12 Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash 30-Jan-18 2.60




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Resurrection 16-Jan-18 2.31

02 Black Lightning 23-Jan-18 1.94

03 Lawanda: The Book Of Burial 30-Jan-18 2.21



Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Vince’s death was pointless
    • The Crybabies fell for a trap, so all their training was for nothing
    • Quentin’s attempt to reach “Laurel” failed
  • Flashback!
    • 5 years ago - Central City
    • When Dinah met Vince
    • Their time undercover until time of particle explosion
    • Dinah insisted on not pulling out of the job
    • Did you think Vince was going to die?
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Finding bomb
      • Ollie and Diggle
      • Arrows; hand-to-hand; Diggle has a firearm
      • Bomb being loaded onto a truck
      • Ollie finds room with people connected to bomb
      • Anatoly - give you choice
      • Diggle - I’ll take care of people
      • Ollie - rooftop fighting sequence
      • Four trucks leave; two cars with men
      • Ollie fights guys from cars
      • Bomb gone
    • Finding Vince
      • Vince didn’t turn on comm; trap
      • Dinah fighting way to Vince
      • Rene and his guns
      • Curtis - follow the T-sphere
      • Vince frees himself
      • Dinah bo staff - why no cry?
      • Explosion; Dinah trapped
      • Black Siren’s cry pins Vince to wall
      • Cayden has Black Siren kill Vince; she liquifies his brain
      • Where the F are Rene and Curtis?
      • Black Siren and Cayden leave; then Rene and Curtis finally show up
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • It’s been a week since Cayden’s takeover
      • Figure out shoreline is a good entry point for ARGUS - but ARGUS stupid and came in on comms; all dead
      • Abandoned by Feds, bomb shelters, William with Raisa at an ARGUS safehouse
      • OK, Dinah, go save Vince; we’ll go find bomb. Hey Curtis and Rene, we’ll need you. Those two: nope
      • Goes to Dinah and tells her that they did get info from what Vince did
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Honeymoon in Aruba
      • Has Vince use techno thingy to get info; magically figures out passcode
      • Tells Vince what to say to Cayden
      • Brings in Alena
      • Find out that the video was doctored by the same people who altered the photo of Oliver as Green Arrow. Someone knew how Cayden would react
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • This could be a trap, Dinah
    • Thea Queen / Speedy
      • Trying to find more money
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • “We were going to tell you guys, eventually” that Vince is a friendly
      • Still working with Felicity
      • Still single
      • Brings OTA to lair
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Has a bad feeling about this
      • We have to help Vince
      • I’m glad you guys had my back. Then told bomb not found. Then upset Vince died for nothing
      • Now she wants to kill them all, starting with Black Siren
    • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
      • (Why does anyone trust this guy? Why is he on any team?)
      • Doesn’t like hanging around Arrowcave because he’s getting PTSD - which is an insult to those who actually have PTSD
      • Doesn’t care OTA will be undermanned to find bomb
    • Quentin Lance
      • Tries to reach Laurel
      • Devastated when Thea tells him Laurel killed Vince
    • R.I.L.
      • Cayden James
        • $70 million richer
        • Suspicion about Sheck’s death
        • “I don’t like surprises”
        • Never fully trusted Vince
        • Who is the other traitor?
      • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
        • Has been following Quentin
        • Sees all of the pictures; “This isn’t me;” screams
        • Could have turned on Caydon, but doesn’t - life debt
        • Screams into Vince’s brain, liquefying it
      • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
        • Cuts Vince
      • Anatoly
        • Zaps Vince
        • Tortures Vince
        • Could he be the traitor? He’s the only one who knew Ollie’s secret before all of this started
      • Vigilante / Vince
        • Knew what he was getting himself into
        • Gets caught
        • Able to take torture
        • Dies a horrible death
        • On a scale of 1 to 10, how disappointed are you in the Vigilante storyline?




  1. Katrina Law Returns to ‘Arrow’ (EXCLUSIVE) (Date: 25 Jan 2018)
    1. Nyssa Al Ghul is headed back to Star City. Katrina Law is returning to “Arrow” for a single episode later this year. Executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim said. “In an unforgettable episode that will change ‘Arrow’ forever, Katrina Law returns as the Daughter of the Demon, Nyssa Al Ghul. Nyssa comes to Star City to warn of an impending danger that will threaten everything we know and love.”




  1. Legends of Tomorrow adds Keiynan Lonsdale as series regular (Date: 19 Jan 2018)
    1. Welcome to the Waverider, Kid Flash! Following the departure of Franz Drameh and Victor Garber, Keiynan Lonsdale has joined the cast of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular, EW has learned. Executive producer Phil Klemmer said in a statement, “We loved working with Keiynan in our series premiere — the episode in which we learned that in between seasons 2 and 3 he had been fighting crime in Central City with Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood. So when his character stepped away from Flash to go on walkabout, after being dumped and feeling somewhat estranged from his family and team, we knew that Wally West would fit in perfectly on Legends. After all, our show is about a collection of unlikely heroes who all began their journeys questioning who they are and where they belong — only to find those answers while traveling through time and having wacky adventures. So now, Wally West is not only back in the company of old friends from the Arrowverse, he’s fighting alongside a former enemy and career arsonist Mick Rory/Dom Purcell. By the end of this season, Wally will learn that the Legends have a different definition of what it means to be a hero.”



Link to Promo: (Date: 01 Feb 2018)


Episode: “The Devil's Greatest Trick” [Season 6 Episode 13]

Air Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Summary: Cayden James launches a full out attack when he uncovers a secret about the Green Arrow that puts him over the edge.

Director: J.J. Makaro

Writers: Sarah Tarkoff and Emilio Ortega Aldrich

IMDB link:


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