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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

Dec 2, 2017

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – Thanksgiving (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST178


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


Episode: “Thanksgiving” [Season 6 Episode 7] 

Air Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 


Director: Gordon Verheul   

3x Arrow | 2x Andromeda | Cinematographer 36x Arrow 


Writers: Wendy Mericle   

Showrunner Arrow | 23x Arrow 


Speed Weed   

11x Arrow | 7x Haven | Co-executive producer Arrow x51 







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


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




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



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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
  • Another holiday doesn't go as planned 
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Amertek
  • Diggle has a plan
  • Punches, Dinah with bostaff 
  • Diggle's down
  • Wild Dog, guns; gun fight
  • Siren uses cry to make things go boom
  • Billy Joel Concert
  • Ollie uses arrow line to enter
  • Wild Dog uses knife to set off fire alarm, but police says it's false; shoots guns, crowd can't leave stadium
  • Corridor 52 – bomb
  • Terrific and Canary to Wild Dog, who shoots guy in leg
  • Canary cry takes out two
  • Wild Dog, Canary, and Terrific beat up guys who aren't cops, but who look like cops, in front of a crowd, in a well-lit area of the stadium (the footage is released later)
  • Cayden has a T-sphere; no bomb, just to get Ollie's attention; Cayden wants revenge for his son (Owen Post); promises to burn city
  • Black Siren uses her cry to take out Ollie
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • Arrested on Thanksgiving at food drive at opening of new precinct
  • Represented by Moira's lawyer, Ms. Loring
  • Anti-vigilante bill passes – illegal to be a vigilante
  • Conversation with Diggle pt1 – Upset he wasn't told; disappointed in Diggle; my mistake was trusting Diggle to be the Green Arrow 
  • Tries to shut down concert as Mayor; doesn't work, so puts on the Green Arrow suit again 
  • Conversation with Diggle pt2 – apologizes; didn't consider what his request would do to John's family 
  • Speech as Mayor – vigilantes have made city safer, but people want vigilantes to be punished to full extent of the law
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
  • Uses angel investor money for Oliver's bond
  • Hacked FBI, didn't find anything
  • Nominates Dinah to be team leader in the field 
  • Apologizes to Curtis
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • We have to protect city, especially since Ollie's in jail
  • Ends up in hospital; tells Oliver about arm
  • Conversation with Ollie pt1: Apologized to team because they're the ones I put in danger; I don't owe you anything; blames self for putting Ollie's needs before his own 
  • Conversation with Ollie pt2: I don't think I do the GA thing much longer; nerve damage spread to back, can end up paralyzed; mentions last year's crossover, the Dominator alternative world; he didn't realize he wanted to be the Green Arrow, so took the chance when offered 
  • Thea Queen / Speedy
  • Wakes up at end!
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
  • Treats John with prototype
  • Hasn't been questioned by Watson
  • Computer tech while Felicity's away
  • Upset at Felicity for naming company and picking project without consulting him
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
  • Ranking lieutenant
  • Offers to help Oliver escape; he refuses 
  • Confesses to Quentin about letting Vigilante go
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
  • Is a fan of Billy Joel 
  • Offended when Felicity says Dinah should lead in the field
  • Does his day job
  • Quentin Lance
  • Works on clearing Oliver's name
  • Tries to blame himself for not killing Black Siren, which lets her kill more 
  • William Clayton 
  • Believes Ollie about no Green Arrow at concert 
  • Cooked Thanksgiving dinner with help
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
  • Wants to commit homicide as often as possible
  • Agent Watson
  • Arrests Oliver; lets him see William
  • She has a lot of information – she appeared just as Cayden James did – is she being fed information by Cayden?
  • Time of vigilantes is coming to an end; those who hide behind masks are cowards
  • Cayden James
  • Steals nano-thermite
  • Complains that millennials have no patience
  • Can block Felicity's system
  • Steals thing that can make a bomb
  • Makes Team Arrow think bomb at Billy Joel concert
  • Is after Oliver because he says Oliver killed his son (this again?)




Link to Promo: (Date: 22 Nov 2017)  


Episode: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2” [Season 6 Episode 8] 

Air Date: Monday, November 27, 2017 

Summary: The gang comes together for Barry and Iris's wedding, but the ceremony is crashed by villains from Earth-X. 

Director: James Bamford 

Writers: Wendy Mericle and Ben Sokolowski with story by Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg 


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