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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

Jun 9, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – The Ties that Bind (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST197


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


Episode:            “The Ties that Bind” [Season 6 Episode 22]

Air Date:           Thursday, May 10, 2018


Director:           Tara Miele


                        1x Arrow | 2x Hawaii Five-O


Writers: Ben Sokolowski


                        22x Arrow | 2x Flash


Oscar Balderrama


                        15x 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

21 Docket No. 11-19-41-73 3-May-18 1.10

22 The Ties that Bind 10-May-18 1.35


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

16 Of Two Minds 30-Apr-18 1.50

17 Trinity 7-May-18 1.60


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

20 Therefore She Is 1-May-18 1.70

21 Harry and the Hendersons 8-May-18 1.74


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?
    • Diaz attacking everyone brings the band back together
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Wave 1:
    • Oliver’s home
      • Breakfast for dinner
      • Olive didn’t move or fortify home
      • Anatoly warns
      • Diaz’s men shoot up place
      • Oliver takes some out; hand to hand; stabs one with fork
      • Oliver gets gun
      • Ties guys up
    • Hospital
      • Diggle all healed up
      • Diaz’s men shoot up hospital
      • Lyla and Diggle take care of things
    • Felicity’s home
      • Curtis and boyfriend
      • Diaz’s men come through windows shooting
      • Curtis’s boyfriend takes bullet for him
      • Curtis uses T-spheres
    • Rene’s place
      • Diaz’s men barge in
      • Rene’s furniture can stop bullets
      • Shots guys; “don’t look, peanut”
    • Dinah in alley
      • Dinah beats up guy
      • Several men behind her
      • She faces wall; guys behind her; sound bounces; knocks them out
    • Everyone goes to the new hideout because Diaz blows up bunker (Diaz: “Should’ve done this months ago” Duh.)
    • ARGUS doesn’t have enough firepower; they don’t have the authority to arrest Diaz
    • Wasn’t The Green Arrow Suit in the Bunker? ~SP
    • In transit to SPCD
      • Van stopped; forklift moved into drivers; drivers shot
      • Diaz has Anatoly go out too
      • Team Arrow attack
      • Oliver arrows, Dinah bo staff
      • Curtis runs after Diaz, tries to beat Diaz up, gets beaten and stabbed
      • Curtis notices that Diaz after necklace
      • SPCD show up; Quadrant lady with them
    • Felicity figures out the necklace is a drive with data
    • Digital Sniffer Plan
      • Lyla will go in; SPCD have to pretend to be legit, so will let her in; she will plant sniffer
      • Felicity out in the car; team in position
      • Lyla asks for files about Diaz; officer: “We’re between captains”; device planted
      • Diaz’s tech guy detects Felicity’s hack
      • Diaz realizes Lyla’s plan; Lyla starts shooting; team goes in
      • Felicity goes into SPCD, gets sniffer, hits tech guy; Diaz aims to shoot her, Oliver uses flash arrow
    • Felicity figures out data is Diaz’s books; have to wait for decryption to finish
    • Diaz’ hacker traces signal back to hideout
      • Diaz shows up with army; Anatoly is with him (so he doesn’t end up dead)
      • Tricelic gas fills building; secret stairwell; Curtis rigged place to blow
      • Felicity refuses to leave; this lair isn’t fully equipped - no masks
      • Diggles and Argus use guns to fight, so does Rene
      • Canary cry
      • Lyla pulls down John and kills dude
      • Oliver finally convinces Felicity to leave
      • Diaz meets Olicity in the stairwell
      • Diaz knocks Oliver around a bit
      • Felicity tells Oliver to “click it”
      • Place goes boom; team survives (RIP ARGUS soldiers)
    • Back at ARGUS
      • Diaz still alive; they have no options - until Oliver thinks of something
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • Wants Felicity to go into protective custody
      • We have to plan before we rush to attack Diaz
      • Tries to blame Felicity for being distracted (so lame)
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • This is my fight too
      • I can go into the field, Oliver; you have to trust me
      • Asks Lyla for marriage advice before op
      • No more alone for us anymore; we are each other’s strength
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Oliver, I never meant for you to get rid of everyone who gives you strength
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • “Suit up”
      • Gets dumb by beating up Diaz; gets beaten by Diaz and stabbed
      • Dinah tells him to go back to hospital to be with boyfriend
    • Agent Watson
      • Oliver goes to her to get the FBI’s help; she makes him admit he is GA
      • How come the FBI doesn’t know all of this by now?
    • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
      • I’m just going to kill everyone
      • Quadrant lady doesn’t like how out of control Diaz is, so he kills her
      • Wants it all; demands loyalty from other members; kills another
      • Why didn’t the Quadrant people bring their army? How can Diaz take over everything so easily?
    • Anatoly
      • MVP of the night - helps Oliver and lives
      • Warns Oliver; gives Oliver idea to attack Diaz in transit
      • Gets Diaz to think Quadrant lady betrayed him




Link to Promo: (Date: 10 May 2018)


Episode: “Life Sentence” [Season 6 Episode 23]

Air Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Summary: With a new ally on his team, Oliver engages Diaz in an epic final battle.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim

IMDB link:


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