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Apr 10, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – The Thanatos Guild (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST191


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


Episode:            “The Thanatos Guild” [Season 5 Episode 16]

Air Date:           Thursday, March 29, 2018


Director:           Joel Novoa


                        3x Arrow | Various independent films


Writers: Beth Schwartz


                        24x Arrow | 2x Legends


Ben Sokolowski


                        21x Arrow | 2x Flash




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


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




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


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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Thanatos Guild HQ
      • Nyssa there undercover
      • Nyssa plants explosives
      • Athena - leader of Guild
      • Nyssa sword fight; things go boom; she jumps out window
    • Roy and Thea driving out of town
      • Arrow to tire
      • Guild attacks them; Nyssa rescues them
    • Getting the map
      • Felicity thinks team alone
      • Traps! “Raiders” type.
      • Nyssa recognizes material; finds box
      • Team not alone!
      • Team versus ninjas!
      • Spartan gets sliced in back; that’s what you get for taking a gun to a ninja fight
      • Nyssa v. Athena
      • Roy and Thea v. ninjas
      • Ollie killing ninjas
      • Thea gets Athena by triggering trap
      • Jumping flip kicks - I miss those!
    • Gas plant
      • Threatening to blow up plant to get map
      • Thea v. Athena - Thea threatens to burn map; Athena dives to map; Thea stabs Athena, but she disappears
      • Everyone fighting ninjas
      • “There’s always a bomb situation” - Roy
      • Roy catches electric arrow from Ollie to defuse bomb
      • Lots of solo fights, Roy, Ollie, Thea
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • If Roy makes Thea unhappy, will unleash world of hurt
    • DA won’t drop case
    • Doesn’t want to give up being Green Arrow, especially since William okay with it all and doesn’t want Diggle to be alone in the field
    • Thea tells him that being Green Arrow fills the hole; makes him feel complete; don’t string Diggle along.
    • Wants Nyssa to leave
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Best mathematician - cracks code so Thea can open “Hellraiser” box
    • Tries to help reveal what’s on map
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • I’m supposed to be taking over, right?
  • Thea Queen / Speedy
    • Flashback to 4 years ago - when she went with Malcolm
    • Goodbye party
    • Tells William embarrassing things about Ollie
    • Tells Nyssa she can’t do this all by herself
    • 1013 - year league founded and Malcolm’s birthday
    • Only one who can open map because her blood reveals its secret
    • Malcolm died for her; feels she can’t run and hide from his legacy
    • Wants to find the best version of herself
    • Decides to help Nyssa destroy Lazarus pits (We’re not going to get the TV spinoff, but a comic would be great)
    • To Ollie, “You’ll be with me the whole time.”
  • Roy Harper
    • Ballcap!!!!


    • Wonders if Thea serious about leaving with him
    • Not to thrilled to do “one last mission”
    • Says his place is with Thea, so goes with her
  • Nyssa
    • Needs Thea’s help to find a map
    • Can’t run from being an heir to The Demon
    • “Husband” “Sister-wife” - to Felicity
    • Malcolm started Guild before his death; Athena his second
    • Tigressa - killed own brother; gives Nyssa and Thea info; dies
    • Wants to right her father’s wrongs
    • Gives Ollie a Horchis Dagger, which symbolizes the cutting of marital bonds. Marriage finally annulled!
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
    • Wonders what food is at Thea’s party - I thought he hated them???
    • Still in business with Felicity - I thought he hated her???
    • Taking care of Zoe. Needs to learn to make more than mac ‘n cheese
    • Flirts with cop; gets a date
    • Helps Dinah find dirty cops
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Suspects Captain Hill of being dirty
    • Finds out Diaz is dealing Vertigo
  • Quentin Lance
    • Still keeping an eye on Black Siren




Link to Promo: (Date: 29 March 2018)


Episode: “Brothers in Arms” [Season 6 Episode 17]

Air Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Summary: Oliver and Diggle face their biggest challenge yet. Curtis is disappointed to find out his new boyfriend has a firm anti-vigilante stance.

Director: Mark Bunting

Writers: Sarah Tarkoff and Jeane Wong

IMDB link:


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