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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

May 24, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Shifting Allegiences (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST195


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


Episode:            “Shifting Allegiances” [Season 6 Episode 20]

Air Date:           Thursday, April 26, 2018


Director:           Alexandra La Roche       


                        1x Supergirl | 1x Arrow | 3x Flash | 1x Legends | 2x Eureka


Writers: Wendy Mericle


                        Showrunner | Written 24 Arrow


Rebecca Bellotto


                        Writer’s Assistant 13 Arrow | Written 5 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

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

19 The Dragon 19-Apr-18 0.96

20 Shifting Allegiances 26-Apr-18 0.87


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

14 Schott Through The Heart 16-Apr-18 1.91

15 In Search Of Lost Time 23-Apr-18 1.38


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

18 Lose Yourself 17-Apr-18 1.88

19 Fury Rogue 24-Apr-18 1.90


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

13 Shadow Of Death: The Book Of War 17-Apr-18 1.68


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Oliver tries to get Anatoly away from Diaz
    • Quentin helps Black Siren, who is afraid of Diaz
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Warehouse
      • Rene, Dinah, Curtis
      • T-spheres, Rene shoots
      • Diaz’s crew shows up; shoot out between Quadrant and Scorpions
      • Rene freezes, canary cry
      • Rescued by Diggle and ARGUS
    • Loading Dock
      • Diggle has Newbies join him and ARGUS; Rene stays behind
      • Drone - tag trucks so drone can hit
      • Curtis - I’m an Olympic athlete, so that’s how he can do parkour moves
      • T-spheres; Curtis punches
      • Canary cry; punches
      • ARGUS shoots
      • Curtis throws T-sphere, big boom
    • Oliver and Diaz fight
      • Diaz beats on Oliver while Oliver is chained
      • Anatoly tells Diaz that he is weak if he doesn’t fight Oliver in an honorable way
      • Brutal punches; Oliver gets Diaz down, says yield or he will break neck
      • Diaz stabs Oliver; “Life ain’t fair.”
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • After saying he’s going alone, immediately tries to get Anatoly to be an ally to help him beat Diaz (been a year since they were friends)
      • Goes to Moscow, pays his debt to the Bratva, which pays off Anatoly’s debt; offers Diaz’s drug operation to Bratva
      • Getting called “Kapiushon”
      • Instead of having Oliver leave town, Diaz has Oliver put back in jail and moves up trial
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Fills AGRUS in on Diaz and Star City (lit so blue)
      • Apologizes to Newbies (WHY? IT WAS NOT HIS FAULT)
      • Shares intel with Newbies
      • Works with Newbies
      • Compartilizes hard
      • Keeps day job
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • Hacked NSA
      • Laser microphone (red dot on a door)
      • Invites Diggle to team
      • Pressures Rene to come back to team
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Scorpions lead; drug operation
    • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
      • The Hoss is back; out of the hospital; red velvet cake
      • Zoe knows he’s Wild Dog, cool with it - someone has to fight for our home
      • PTSD - freezes in field; talks to Diggle about it
      • Idea to go to Glades to get intel
    • Quentin Lance
      • Mayor; refuses Diaz at first
      • Angry at Black Siren, tells her to leave apartment; remembers working for Darhk when Laurel threatened, so agrees to sign the thing
      • Goes to Newbies’ lair - they put the pieces together that Diaz is with the Quadrant
    • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
      • Tells Diaz his men are lying to him
      • Says she is afraid of Diaz, unlike anyone she has worked with before
      • Says Diaz is more than a thug and not human inside - where is the proof? Burning one guy alive isn’t enough
      • Quentin and Laurel will protect each other
    • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
      • Expensive suit
      • Wants Quentin to sign thing just to prove he can get to the new Mayor
    • Anatoly
      • Likes baseball
      • Had laugh with Diaz when Kapiushon went to SCPD; upset Bratva cast him out after one mistake; Diaz took city down in months, make him a rich man; says Olver is a fool if he thinks Diaz took city over because Oliver distracted
      • Cayden James underestimated Diaz, he does not.
      • Takes Oliver to Diaz, in chains
      • Gives Oliver bandages
      • Figures out Oliver’s plan; to show him who has honor; has plan to get Oliver out
    • Quadrant
      • Lydia Cassamento - woman in red - runs weapons




Link to Promo: (Date: 27 April 2018)


Episode: “Docket No. 11-19-41-73” [Season 6 Episode 21]

Air Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Summary: The pressure mounts for Oliver who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City. A familiar face returns.

Director: Andi Armaganian

Writers: Teleplay by: Ubah Mohamed & Tyron Carter / Story by: Marc Guggenheim           

IMDB link:


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