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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 21, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Doppelganger (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST189


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


Episode:            “Doppelgänger” [Season 6 Episode 15]

Air Date:           Thursday, March 8, 2018


Director:           Kristin Windell


                        Editor: 16x Alias/13x Blindspot/33x Arrow | Director: 1x Blindspot/2x Arrow


Writers: Christos N. Gage (story by)


                        Daredevil (Staff Writer x13/Writer x1) | 1x Arrow


Ruth Fletcher (story by)


                        Daredevil (Staff Writer x13/Writer x1) | 1x Arrow


Speed Weed


                        7x Haven | 12x Arrow (written by) 1x Arrow (teleplay by)





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

15 Doppelganger 8-Mar-18 1.28


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

13 No Country For Old Dads 5-Mar-18 1.19




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

15 Enter Flashtime 6-Mar-18 2.04




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

07 Equinox: The Book of Fate 6-Mar-18 1.46


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Doppelgänger - an apparition or double of a living person
    • Black Siren claims to be Earth-1’s Laurel Lance
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Rescue Roy - Attempt 1 - Hotel
      • Firework arrow as a distraction
      • Speedy zipline to hotel, crawls through vent
      • Roy being beaten; Overwatch gets badge numbers; cops go get Big Belly Burger
      • Thea kisses Roy; SWAT incoming
      • Thea determined to get Roy out, but he’s too hurt
      • Thea ready to do battle, arrow rope, Oliver pulled her out
    • Transport
      • Thea shoots van
      • Spartan, “don’t move”
      • Oliver shoots open van, Roy not there
    • Rescue Roy - Attempt 2 - Casino
      • Siren’s intel is correct (but her cooperation is part of Diaz’s plan)
      • Spartan - what’s a primary objective? Oliver - both
      • Arrow to two guys
      • Overwatch with plans and intel
      • Oliver blows door, dudes fire at door, but team comes in from behind
      • One of Diaz’s cops calls the actual cops
      • Oliver tries to capture Diaz. Diaz - “I love it when you visit me, Mr. Mayor. I love it even more when you leave.” Tells the henchmen to not kill Oliver
      • Bunch of guys with guns - Speedy charges in there, takes guys out, hand-to-hand - there’s her assassin training
      • Oliver shoots some arrows
      • Spartan - gun and punching, takes arrow out from one dude to stab another and shoots guys in shoulder (what type of bullets??)
      • Green Arrow - same stab guys with same arrow move
      • Green Arrow shoots right in chest - killing on the menu tonight?
      • Ollie decks Anatoly; Spartan covers, but had to leave
      • At van - Speedy takes out Diaz’s guy, gets Diaz in leg, Diaz knife, she smacks it away; Diaz and Speedy fight
      • Diaz arrow to Thea’s throat; Oliver tackles
      • Thea drives van away
      • Diaz - if Green Arrow stays, he will get arrested; Green Arrow can’t take Diaz in - Vigilante Law
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • Lawyer: evidence is fruit of the poison tree, so case should be dismissed, but at the hearing, hear that Roy is a new witness
      • Agrees to police chief’s idea to auction stuff off
      • Tells Dinah and Quentin the truth about James’s death
      • Talks to Thea about leaving with Roy
      • Does he still want to be Green Arrow?
      • Because he rescued Roy, Green Arrow has more charges - obstruction of justice, witness tampering
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Smooches her hubby in the Arrowcave - talks to him about him doing the whole “blaming myself” routine
      • Doing her Overwatch thing
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Still wants to be Green Arrow - been two months
      • We need to be careful about getting Roy
      • Helmet has heat vision
    • Thea Queen / Speedy
      • Give me my suit
      • Knowing Roy was okay made her life easier; life has been crap since he’s been gone
      • Gets it on with Roy
      • Outside - the Heir of Ra’s Al Ghul has been found
    • Roy Harper / Arsenal
      • Been on the run for 3 years
      • Star City cops found him in St. Roche
      • Doesn’t break easy
      • Diaz knows about Speedy and threatens her
      • Injured, but rescued
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Gets put on the “Is that really Laurel Lance?” case
      • Reluctantly works with Quentin to find out how many SCPD are working for Diaz - both believe in the badge
      • Questions doctor - DNA test being run; doctor did the autopsy, but, hey, we live in a world with someone who runs fast and all that stuff.
      • Wants to go on mission with Oliver, but he says no
    • Curtis tells Zoe about Rene
    • Quentin Lance
      • Has to play along being the happy father seeing his daughter
    • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
      • Doing her best to be Earth-1 Laurel; getting questioned about if she knows who the Green Arrow is; says Darhk faked her death
      • Money’s gone, but you still need to go with my plan
      • She could’ve killed everyone in the room, but still decides to work for Diaz
      • Playing both sides
      • Calls Quentin her father
      • (How about someone go dig up the grave?)
      • Says she’s on their side because she wants to be better
    • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
      • Fight guys to break them; trying to build a “family”
      • Upset Siren tried to take money and run
      • Gets Siren to do his dirty work
      • Finds Roy, beats him, trying to get Roy to testify against Oliver
      • I see all, I control all; been working on plan for months
      • How does he know who Team Arrow is?
    • Anatoly
      • Can’t go back to the Bratva
      • In it for the money and the revenge




Link to Promo: (Date: 24 Oct 2017)


Episode: "Phone Home" [Season 3 Episode 4]

Air Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Summary: The Legends go back to 1988 to save Ray when they realize he'll die because of their breaking time.

Director: Kevin Mock

Writers: Matthew Maala

IMDB link:


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