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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 19, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Collision Course (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST188


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


Episode:            "Collision Course" [Season 6 Episode 14]

Air Date:           Thursday, March 1, 2018


Director:           Ken Shane


                        First Assistant Director on Arrow x62 | Director: 2x Arrow


Writers: Oscar Balderrama


                        14x Arrow


Rebecca Bellotto


                        13x Arrow Writer’s Assistant | 4x Arrow Writer





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

13 The Devil’s Greatest Trick 8-Feb-18 1.30

14 Collision Course 1-Mar-18 1.11


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

10 Daddy Dahrkest 12-Feb-18 1.51

11 Here I Go Again 19-Feb-18 1.40

12 The Curse Of The Earth Totem 26-Feb-18 1.51




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

13 Both Sides Now 5-Feb-18 2.12




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

13 True Colors 6-Feb-2018 2.28

14 Subject 9 27-Feb-18 2.12




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

04 Black Jesus 6-Feb-18 1.88

05 And Then The Devil Brought The Plague: The Book Of Green Light 13-Feb-18 1.81

06 Three Sevens: The Book Of Thunder 27-Feb-18 1.64


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • OTA versus the Crybabies
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Cabin fight - Broken down into three phases. OTA v. NTA (standard), then OTA v. NTA (Agro), then Boss Fight over Laurel
      • Night! lost some of its impact, but lower cost in the woods.
      • Diggle can’t use gun
      • Oliver shoots arrow at Rene
      • Dinah - canary cry
      • Dinah hits Diggle
      • Oliver vs. Curtis T-spheres; flash arrow
      • Curtis throws T-sphere at Diggle
      • Rene blows up car/garage
      • Felicity tries her best
      • Quentin tries to stop Dinah; Dinah knocks him out
      • Olive and Rene take on Oliver; Rene uses axe (seriously Rene, WTF); Oliver kicks Rene in his chest
      • Curtis talks Dinah out of killing Siren by saying she sounds like Oliver
      • Siren uses cry to knock down Curtis and Dinah, flees
      • Dinah and Curtis ready to go after her; Oliver stops Dinah by tossing dampener on her neck
      • Fight stops because Rene needs to go to the hospital
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • Doesn’t believe James was killed by some random inmate, but doesn’t fire new police chief
      • $70 million James was giving back was taken
      • City officials - We’ll have to shut the city down (Why isn’t the federal government helping?)
      • City’s need requires Green Arrow - promises to have money in 48 hours
      • Believes footage showing Siren taking money
      • Plan: find Siren, have her give them money; this means keeping Siren alive
      • Raid Crybabies’ lair after Felicity finds print; don’t trust them
      • Press conference - “I have failed this city”
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Cookies and hacking
      • Doesn’t do a simple scan after go back to Arrowcave. Why isn’t there an automatic system by now?
      • Fixes John’s arm
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Still tries to bring reason to the situation
      • Points out Crybabies fell for a trap
      • Gets Crybabies off their trail - driving
      • We’ve all crossed lines
      • Arm hacked
      • Felicity able to fix arm
    • Thea Queen / Speedy
      • Knew Lance was lying - she can’t have been the only one...
      • Warns Lance about Siren
      • Understands why Quentin wants to believe in Siren
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • Worried about Dinah, but not stopping her until sees her ready to kill Siren, then talks her down
      • T-sphere to find Earth-2 images
      • Hacks Diggle’s arm to find OTA
      • You have no right to be around us; we are done; no more contact - says to Felicity and Diggle when they go to hospital to check on Rene
      • We will arrest Siren
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Hellbent on killing Siren
      • Puts self on case of missing money
      • Doesn’t kill Siren - talked down by Curtis
        But she probably would have, without thinking of the city.
    • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
      • Worried about Dinah, but not stopping her
      • Calls Oliver a bully; brings up William
      • Plants bug on Oliver by shoving him.  Couldn’t believe he did that, so I’m glad there was another reason...
      • Injured - wound from being shot 5 months ago reopens
      • Transferred to a different city for care - off the show for a bit?
    • Quentin Lance
      • Hides Siren in cabin - super soap-opera-y scene.  Bleh...
      • Wants to believe that when Laurel was saying “tell me more about your Laurel” that she was coming around, but we see it was only for her backup plan...
      • Believes Siren will return money in exchange for safe passage
      • Wants to go with Siren
    • William Clayton
      • Likes cookies
    • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
      • Thanks Oliver and Lance for fighting for her
      • Says she will return money, but does she really have money? Timeline odd - when did she have the time to go to Corto Maltese?
      • Is going to pretend to be a “rescued” Earth-1 Laurel Lance - Who will she say kidnapped her?
      • 'Arrow': Why Black Siren Can Still Be Redeemed (Date: 28 Feb 2018)



  1. 'Constantine' Animated Series Gets a Premiere Date (Date: 28 Feb 2018)
    1. The Constantine animated series for CW Seed will begin streaming on March 24.
  2. John Constantine Confirmed for the 'Legends of Tomorrow' Finale (Date: 28 Feb 2018)
    1. Warner Bros. Television had previously confirmed for that Ryan will return for the fifteenth episode of the season, titled "Necromancing the Stone." Rumors -- stemming from an Instagram photo posted by Legends star Nick Zano -- have been circulating for weeks that Ryan would return as Constantine for the finale, but this is the first official comment from the studio. Also returning for the finale will be Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson and Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex.




Link to Promo: (Date: 01 March 2018)


Episode: “Doppelganger” [Season 6 Episode 15]

Air Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Summary: Roy Harper returns to Star City and Oliver and Thea take action to save him when they discover the reason why he's come back.

Director: Kristin Windell

Writers: Speed Weed (teleplay), Christos N. Gage (story) & Ruth Fletcher (story)

IMDB link:


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