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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 8, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Divided (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST182


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


Episode:            “Divided” [Season 6 Episode 10]

Air Date:           Thursday, January 18, 2018


Director:           James Bamford


                        8x Arrow | 1x Supergirl


Writers:             Ben Sokolowski


                        20x Arrow | 2x Flash


Emilio Ortega Aldrich


                        11x Arrow


                        Third team up: also did Vigilante (2016) and A Matter of Trust (2016)





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


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




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




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

01 The Resurrection 16-Jan-18 2.31



Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • The team is split
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Warehouse
      • Oliver beats up some guys in a hallway; arrow in a shoulder
      • Trick arrow to pin Black Siren to wall, choking her
      • Shoots T-spheres like tennis balls
      • Oliver learns Caydon has formed the LRIL
      • Shoots arrow to leave
    • Docks - always nice when Bam Bam is directing as we get solid fight scenes
      • Bertinelli’s men against Diaz’s men
      • Oliver somehow dodges bullets while shooting arrows
      • Oliver in trench - punching, makes one bad guy shoot another; tracking shot, Oliver uses his legs a lot - nice shaky cam action
      • Black Siren shows up; knocks Oliver out of trench
      • Calvary - T-spheres
      • Arrow ties Black Siren’s legs
      • Anatoly and his men show up
      • Vigilante and Oliver fight
      • Charges go off, gives Oliver chance to flee
      • Bertinelli gives Caydon the docks; Diaz kills Bertinelli; Caydon says he won’t kill Bertinelli’s daughter
      • OTA steals T-spheres to help in the fight
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • 5 weeks since Recruits left team
      • Leaves William with Raisa; hasn’t told son he’s GA again
        • How does William not realize? Dad is gone at all hours and the GA is active.
      • Running around as GA even though under investigation and anti-vigilante law
      • Bertinelli goes to him for help; Huntress underground
      • Agrees to share intel
      • Has a plan to help Bertinelli - pulls the fake scene like they did with Deathstroke
      • Trust and forgiveness -
        • Angry at Rene for possibly taking son away
        • My idea to spy on you
        • Hey Dinah, you lied about Vince
        • Blame on all sides
        • WTOT - hey, you spied on us, created environment of distrust, we want to part of a real team, so we’re going to form our own (ARE YOU KIDDING ME??)
      • OTA is back!
        • Roy’s pending return will bolster their numbers more
      • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
        • Pulling all nighters to find Caydon and Black Siren
        • Finally figures out Caydon bugged Arrowcave
        • Bull Durham - Sometimes it rains
      • John Diggle / Spartan
        • Tries to get Oliver to forgive others and reform team
        • Lyla lets OTA use ARGUS
        • Chip finally works
      • Thea Queen / Speedy
        • To Quentin - “You’re like a father to me”
        • Firing Rene bad optics
        • Chief of staff, but not ready to be Speedy again
      • Quentin Lance
        • Fired Rene
        • Photo album - can Laurel be saved? (Even though this is a Laurel from a different Earth? Ugh.)
        • (Michelle: How come the writers didn’t say “Sara” when talking about his other daughter?)
      • Whiny Trio of Traitors - How dare you spy on us! Form own team
        • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
          • Develops chip to heal Diggle
          • Figures out Caydon leaked audio to FBI (We called that!)
          • Uses Helix’s old lair to make a lair for the WTOT
        • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
          • “Dating” Vince until she finds out he’s with Caydon
          • Walks up to Vince and decks him; tries to bring Vince in, but Vince knocks her out; scrapped out of cuffs, hand heals
        • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
          • Unemployed; has Zoe
          • (Michelle: still want Rene and Curtis to have a “My Two Superhero Dads” spinoff)
          • Wants Curtis to hack and find evidence so he can recant
        • R.I.L.
          • Caydon James
            • Targets Bertinelli to get the docks
            • Brute force messy; design over chaos; precision
            • Now is not the time to kill GA
            • Wants Oliver to see the city burn
            • Kills Bertinelli - for betraying him (was he actually going to let him live?)
          • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
            • Blows a kiss
            • We need to kill GA now
          • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
            • Hey Caydon, letting GA go is a bad move
          • Vigilante / Vince
            • Helping bring bad guys to the cops
            • Claims to know how to push all of Dinah’s buttons
          • Anatoly
          • Sheck




  1. Action-Packed Arrow Trailer Leaves Star City Ripe for a Takeover (Date: 17 Jan 2018)
    1. The trailer opens with a major, if not surprising, reveal: James is now in control of the city’s entire infrastructure, which enables him to shut down all forms of communication. In the promo, Dinah Drake, Curtis Holt and Rene Ramirez go on to form their own super team. However, this quickly leads to strife with Oliver’s original team, who stands by his side. In addition to fighting James’ team, Oliver will ultimately come to blows with his former recruits. The teaser also contains a few other surprising reveals, such as Oliver’s daring rescue of his son William and William’s trip to the bunker.


  1. CW boss 'optimistic' that Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends will return (Date: 07 Jan 2018)
    1. Network president Mark Pedowitz is “optimistic” that Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return next season, he told EW at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour Sunday. “At the moment, it’s a little too soon. We’re noted for announcing at winter TCA that we’re picking up shows, we just weren’t ready to do that yet. A couple more weeks [and] we’ll probably get around to it. I’m pretty confident we’ll see them all back.”


  1. Could The Huntress Return?(Date: 19 Jan 2018)
    1. When Oliver asked why Jerry couldn't just ask his cousin, Helena Bertinelli/Huntress (Jessica De Gouw) for help, Jerry remarked that she'd "gone underground."
      "I want to say, 'Absolutely,'" executive producer Marc Guggenheim said about Huntress' potential return. "Jessica De Gouw has expressed an absolute willingness to come back. Jessica’s a favorite actor of mine, and the Huntress is a favorite character of mine. I want to make it happen in Season 6. We’ve got some plans for the later half of the year that I think she will fit into really well, so we’ll see."




  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.”
  2. The Flash: Elongated Man’s Super Costume Revealed in New Photo (Date: 17 Jan 2018)
    1. In the photo, Dibney sports a burgundy jacket with white accents. The jacket has a gauge on the left shoulder, not unlike the one worn by Firestorm. He also wears a pair of goggles, with black eye makeup underneath to obscure his face so that he won’t be easily recognizable. The costume is likely of Cisco’s design, since it will have to stretch and conform to Dibney’s metahuman abilities.

Arrow Cast and Crew Interviews:


  1. Arrow’s Echo Kellum Reveals Why the Stakes Are Higher Than Ever Before (Date: 18 Jan 2018)
    1. Speaking to CBR, Mr. Terrific himself Echo Kellum offered some insight into how Team Arrow’s big split will affect his character moving forward. Fortunately for fans, the divide won’t impact Curtis’ happy-go-lucky attitude, though it will bring a lot of conflict into his relationship with his business partner Felicity Smoak. Kellum also teased his favorite scene from the midseason premiere, shared his hopes for Curtis’ love life and explained why Cayden James’ supervillain team will raise the stakes like never before.
  2. Arrow's Echo Kellum Talks The Importance of Black Superheroes (Date: 18 Jan 2018)
    1. "I think for myself and for Curtis, it is something we're both very proud of," Kellum told "I'm so proud and I feel so fortunate to get to portray a hero like this, an inclusive hero, you know, part of the LGBT community, a person of color who's a person of, you know, endless optimism and positivity. And it's a role that I love to play and as far as Curtis, I know he takes a lot of pride in that, too, you know? "I personally, I feel like, you know, what a time to be alive where, you know, I get to see so many people, I can be on TV, I get to portray that," he said. "I get to help people of color, people of the LGBTQIA community so like they can do it too. And for me, that was so important growing up”




Link to Promo: (Date: 18 Jan 2018)


Episode: “We Fall” [Season 6 Episode 11]

Air Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Summary: William gets caught in the cross hairs as Oliver attempts to stop Cayden James with just the original Team Arrow.

Director: Wendey Stanzler

Writers: Speed Weed and Spiro Skentzos

IMDB link:  


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