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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

Jan 4, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Irreconcilable Differences (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST180


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


Episode: “Irreconcilable Differences” [Season 6 Episode 9] 

Air Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 


Director: Laura Belsey  

5x Arrow | 1x Flash | 1x Blindspot  


Writers: Beth Schwartz  

22x Arrow | 2x Legends 


Sarah Tarkoff  

4x Freedom Fighters: The Ray | 7x 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


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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
  • Trust is broken in the team
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Security level – Arrowcave
  • Diggle gets them into system
  • Felicityhides in trash can 
  • Oliver dives down into room Mission Impossible style to get nanoamplifier 
  • Rescuing Lance
  • Diggle and Felicity back at the Arrowcave
  • Terrific ties his hair back, finally! Doesn't bring T-spheres, which is his 1 job
  • Wild Dog and Terrific go off on own
  • Ollie puts bow down
  • Lance – don't risk city for me
  • Cayden – knows nanothing is sabotaged 
  • Ollie's bow shoots lasers; beats up guys
  • Dinah comes in to back Ollie up, has her staff
  • Rene and Curtis find Lance; Black Siren does her thing; Terrificpunches guys 
  • Black Siren uses scream to cover her escape
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • Soin love 
  • Ghost of Evelyn Sharpe
  • Sides with wife
  • I trusted you twice, Rene, but not anymore
  • Clear chain of command in field
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
  • Reception time
  • Mom and Dad back together
  • Let'sspy of the team  
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • Wants Oliver to just ask team about who took the deal
  • Uses being Lyla's husband to get into ARGUS
  • Defended Dinah, but didn't after she reve2q``aled secret
  • Thea Queen / Speedy
  • Dances with William – so cute
  • Dances with Rene – not so cute
  • Tries to take on Black Siren
  • Tells Oliver that he would do the same thing as Rene, so he should forgive Rene
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
  • Drunk toast at reception after stealing bouquet 
  • Still hurt over losing Paul
  • Sabotages nanoamplifier  
  • Leaves team, but tells Felicity that company isstill on 
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
  • Tells Vigilante not to contact her again
  • Confronted by Oliver about secrets
  • Leaves team
  • Contacts Vigilante again because she needs a friend
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
  • Saves the reception with his speech
  • Took the deal from Watson to stay with daughter
  • Didn't follow orders when rescuing Lance, but was right
  • Leaves team
  • Lives with daughter
  • Quentin Lance
  • Gives Oliver his father's watch even though he could give it to Sara
  • Awkward moment with Momma Smoak
  • Taken by Black Siren
  • William Clayton 
  • Taking the whole having a surprise new Mommy really well
  • R.I.L.(Low Rent Injustice League) 
  • Cayden James
  • His plan to form the LRIL
  • Tear team apart
  • Wants revenge – promises to tear people apart
  • Knew nanothing was tampered with 
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
  • Owes Cayden for saving her life
  • Has a soft spot for Lance; was supposed to kill him, but lets him go
  • Planted mini camera
  • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
  • Enemy connected to Diggle
  • Vigilante/ Vince 
  • Enemy connected to Dinah
  • Says he still cares about Dinah
  • Anatoly
  • Enemy connected to Oliver, Ollie will push those closest to him away
  • Thoughts about season so far?




  1. Here's How Much The 'Arrow' Costume Costs ToMake (Date: 10 Dec 2017) 
  2. During a recent panel at ACE Comic Con Long Island, Arrowshowrunner Marc Guggenheim was asked just how much it costs to produce Oliver Queen/Green Arrow's (Stephen Amell) costume. As he revealed, each new version of the suit costs around $5,000. The topic of Arrowverse costumes - and their price tag - have come up quite a bit in recent years. Most notably, Ray Palmer/The Atom's mech suit seems to be the most expensive, with a 2015 report saying that it costs $189,000. Legends executive producer Phil Klemmer said, "The only challenge is how expensive his costume costs, and the danger that we actually injure him doing stunts, because his costume actually costs not just more than a car — more than, like, your average American home. "So the scariest thing about Atom is I’m thinking, like, 'When do you use a digital double, and when do you use Brandon?'"  


  1. 'Arrow' Showrunner Says Both Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Have Been Talked About (Date: 09 Dec 2017)
  2. During the DCTV panel at ACE Comic Con in Long Island this weekend, a fan asked if Blue Bettle and Booster Gold had ever been considered, especially since Kord Industries has been mentioned multiple times and it turns out, they have. "I will say, both those characters [Booster Gold and Blue Beetle] are characters we've talked about," Guggenheim said. "Originally Ray Palmer, who was introduced on Arrow, he was supposed to be Ted Kord and we went another way. So, you know, Booster and Blue Beetle, all the 'B' characters really, we're always talking about but nothing I can announce or speak to at the moment." Of course, Blue Bettle and Booster Gold aren't the only characters Guggenheim has considered bringing into the Arrowverse. Guggenheim said earlier in his panel that he would really like to see The Question appear on Arrow.




  1. Legends of Tomorrow loses another team member (Date: 05 Dec 2017)
  2. It should come as no surprise that just one episode after the death of Stein, Jax has decided to leave the Waverider — and EW can confirm that Franz Drameh has exited DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Though Jax will no longer be a regular face on the Waverider as a Legend, the door is open for the character to pop up again in the future. 


  1. Supergirl to Turn Monday Time Slot Over to Legends for 9 Weeks (Date: 08 Dec 2017)
  2. The CW has announced that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will thus resume Season 3 on Monday, Feb. 12 at 8 pm, where it will finish up its season with nine straight episodes (landing its finale on April 9). Supergirl will then swoop back into its Monday home starting April 16, and air new episodes straight through to its own Season 3 finale, which will now air outside of May sweeps (on June 18). All told, that adds up to 23 straight weeks of original Supergirl/Legends/Supergirl episodes airing in The CW’s Mondays-at-8 time slot. 


  1. Exclusive: Current 'Arrowverse' Character to Replace Firestorm on 'Legends of Tomorrow' (Date: 08 Dec 2017)
  2. According to executive producer Marc Guggenheim, "a previously established character from the Arrowverse" will be stepping in to replace Firestorm on Legends. "We do have a plan for how to replace Firestorm on the bridge, and it's a really cool one. It's one we're really excited about." Guggenheim continued, "There's really like two empty chairs on the Waverider. So we do have a game plan. We've always had a game plan. I just can't talk about the game plan. The CW publicity will determine when we get to unleash that bit of news." One strong possibility fans are hoping for is Matt Ryan's Constantine. Another popular option amongst fans would be Kid Flash himself, Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale).  




Link to Promo: (Date: 10 Oct 2017)  


Episode: “Aruba-Con” [Season 3 Episode 1] 

Air Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 

Summary: When the Time Bureau relieves the Legends of duty, they must steal back the Waverider when Julius Caesar is spotted in Aruba. 

Director: Rob Seidenglaz 

Writers: Phil Klemmer and Marc Guggenheim 


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