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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

May 3, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Fundamentals (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST193


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


Episode:            “Fundamentals” [Season 6 Episode 18]

Air Date:           Thursday, April 12, 2018


Director:           Ben Hernandez Bray


                        2x Arrow | 2x Legends | 1x Supergirl | 1x Lucifer


Writers: Speed Weed


                        13x Arrow | 7x Haven


Emilio Ortega Aldrich


                        12x Arrow | 4x Freedom Fighters: The Ray



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

16 The Thanatos Guild 29-Mar-18 1.12

17 Brothers In Arms 5-Apr-18 0.87

18 Fundamentals 12-Apr-18 1.06


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

14 Amazing Grace 12-Mar-18 1.26

15 Necromancing The Stone 19-Mar-18 1.25

16 I Ava 26-Mar-18 1.28

17 Guest Starring John Noble 2-Apr-18 1.23

18 The Good, The Bad and the Cuddle 9-Apr-18 1.41




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


The Flash


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

16 Run, Iris, Run 13-Mar-18 2.09

17 Null and Annoyed 10-Apr-18 1.82


Black Lightning


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

01 The Resurrection 16-Jan-18 2.31

02 LaWanda: The Book of Hope 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

08 The Book Of Revelations 13-Mar-18 1.45

09 The Book Of Little Black Lies 20-Mar-18 1.55

10 Sins Of The Father 27-Mar-18 1.55

11 Black Jesus: The Book Of Crucifixion 3-Apr-18 1.50

12 The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain 10-Apr-18 1.54


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • People question if Mayor Queen is fundamentally sane
    • Oliver insists on going back to basics
  • Fight in police station
    • Oliver against cops; lots of arrows and kicking
  • “10 hours earlier”
  • Before Vertigo:
    • Oliver and Felicity in Arrowcave / Felicity tries to make Oliver and Diggle make up
    • Mayor Office: Meeting with Kullens; impeachment hearing later in the afternoon; Kullens - how could a second rate drug dealer who got out on a technicality be running Star City?
    • Kullens shakes Oliver’s hand - this is how the vertigo is delivered
  • Apartment - Oliver just dosed
    • Oliver upset Felicity not doing her job; knocks over thing
    • Felicity says get out; she will take care of William
  • Arrowcave - Vertigo kicks in - Hallucinations start
    • NOT REAL - Oliver sees Felicity; she says that she wants to take some space; showed William true face
    • REAL - Quentin comes by: You don’t look too good  
      • Sleep on the couch, everything will be find
      • When you change, the relationships with others change
      • Maybe FBI agent can help
    • NOT REAL - Chase appears in the Arrowcave
      • Scar from bullet wound on temple
      • Shoots Oliver; fight
      • Oliver gets Chase into a hold; Chase - you have to kill me
      • Oliver does the classic neck breaking move
      • Chase not dead: I’m in your head
    • Oliver realizes he’s hallucinating; does blood test
    • NOT REAL - Still in Arrowcave - Chase still with him
      • Chase likes Diaz, don’t hurt people Ollie loves, get them to hate him; everything touch dies
      • Oliver talks to Chase; you’re a better Oliver Queen, but now you’re a awful hero
      • Your worst fear is yourself
  • Oliver tells Quentin he is dosed with vertigo
  • NOT REAL - Queen Mansion
    • Laurel there; Adrian there
    • Right before Oliver left on the Gambit
  • NOT REAL - Hospital - Oliver dressed as Green Arrow
    • Laurel - I don’t want to die; Adrian: why did you let her become the Black Canary?
    • Switches to Rene as Wild Dog; Oliver - I gave you a chance; Rene: you didn’t visit me
    • Dinah and Curtis in uniform
  • NOT REAL - Apartment
    • Raisa attacked by man with dragon tattoo
    • Diaz appears; Diaz stabs Oliver
    • Waste of time just to kill Oliver; more dangerous as a martyr
  • Oliver wakes up in Arrowcave - Calls Lance to try to get meeting delayed
  • NOT REAL - The Arrowcave
    • The Hood appears - You have failed this city
    • We were not supposed to have a team; no Green Arrow; just the mission
  • Hearing - Oliver over an hour late - Mix of real and not real
    • FBI agent a bust
    • Oliver presents evidence; says he got it from the Green Arrow
    • (Oliver sees Adrian in a suit at end of table)
    • Kullens - we got you on a lot of things
    • (Adrian now over Oliver’s shoulder)
  • Office - Mix of real and not real
    • Quentin tries to cover for Oliver; tells him to go back to Arrowcave
    • Adrian: you don’t do well in hiring DAs; I’m you, Oliver; Adrian convinces Oliver that to be a hero, he has to take on Diaz
  • Apartment -
    • William got second place
    • Felicity realizes that Oliver is not in the bunker
    • Quentin fills Felicity in; Felicity realizes Oliver is going after Diaz
    • William gives Felicity sensible shoes
  • Police Station - when episode started
    • Oliver in Hood gear
    • Quentin tries to stop him; Oliver hits him
    • Felicity goes to police station; follows trail of bodies
    • Oliver in front of door; Felicity talks him down - “I’m glue”
    • Trap - Diaz is on other side of door surrounded by cops
    • Adrian comes back; Felicity touches Oliver’s chest - Oliver snaps out of it
    • Diaz - has team go after him
    • Oliver and Felicity escape
  • Arrowcave
    • Felicity gives Oliver her hangover cure
    • Felicity: cameras shut down; “went after my man”
    • Oliver - vertigo gave me some clarity; I’m spread too thin; I need to get back to basics; I need to do mission alone
    • Oliver is impeached; Oliver tells Quentin to focus on being mayor
  • Home
    • Oliver: I need to have a single-minded focus to stop Diaz; I have to separate these two worlds
    • Oliver apologizes to William
  • Police station
    • Diaz out in open; Black Siren comes in
    • Diaz will dismantle Oliver; better alive than a martyr
    • Star City is open for business
  • End of episode
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Tries to force Oliver and Diggle to kiss and make up
    • Figures out Diaz monitors police station
    • Gets info about Diaz financial stuff; evidence from Green Arrow
    • Goes to police station because her man was in trouble
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • I got a job
  • Quentin Lance
    • I’ve been here since the beginning; you’ve grown and changed over six years; stay the course
    • Mayor!
  • William Clayton
    • Science fair




  1. The CW Renews 10 Series: ‘Riverdale’, All 5 DC Shows, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Dynasty’, ‘Jane the Virgin’ & ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ (Date: 02 April 2018)
    1. The CW again has given an early renewal to the bulk of its lineup, picking up all returning series on its fall schedule for the 2018-19 season as well as freshmen Dynasty and Black Lightning. The list includes all five DC superhero series, The Flash (Season 5), Arrow (Season 7), Supergirl (Season 4) and Legends of Tomorrow (Season 4), joined by newcomer Black Lighting (Season 2) as well as the venerable Supernatural, picked up for a 14th (!) season, sophomore success Riverdale (Season 3) and  comedies Jane the Virgin (Season 5) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 4) for what could be the praised duo’s final seasons.



  1. The CW Confirms Supergirl Season Finale Date (Date: 10 April 2018)
    1. Supergirl’s Season 3 finale will be on Monday, June 18.


  1. Chris Legends of Tomorrow boss addresses returns of Amaya, Rip, and more (Date: 13 April 2018)
    1. “Yes, Maisie will absolutely be back,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told EW. “We just felt like we owed it to the character to complete this arc, complete this story loop that we got her in. Once we took her off of her path in 1942, it was always incumbent upon us to return her to that path. That was something that hung over us as writers, and hung over the character… I’m looking forward to a different storyline for Amaya next year.”




Link to Promo: (Date: 12 April 2018)


Episode: “The Dragon” [Season 6 Episode 19]

Air Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Summary: Looking to expand his empire, Diaz and Laurel meet with The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families who run national organized crime. Meanwhile, after Oliver's  recent decision, Felicity and Curtis double their efforts on building Helix Dynamics..

Director: Gordon Verheul

Writers: Spiro Skentzos & Elizabeth Kim

IMDB link:


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This podcast was recorded Sunday April 15th, 2018.


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