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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

Feb 15, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6 Edition – We Fall (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST183


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


Episode:            “We Fall” [Season 6 Episode 11]

Air Date:           Thursday, January 25, 2018


Director:           Wendey Stanzler


                        8x Arrow | 1x Glow | 3x Agents of Shield | 1x Flash | 1x Gotham


Writers: Speed Weed


                        12x Arrow | 7x Haven


Spiro Skentzos


                        2x Arrow | 3x Grimm


                        This is the first team up of this director and two writers

                        Wendey also directed Restoration, which was written by Speed Weed




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


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

10 Legion Of Superheroes 15-Jan-18 2.17

11 Fort Rozz 22-Jan-18 2.07




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




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Resurrection 16-Jan-18 2.31

02 Black Lightning 23-Jan-18 1.94



Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Mayor Queen ends up paying ransom to Cayden James
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Tunnel
      • Green Arrow and Spartan rescue people
      • William discovers Dad is Green Arrow again
        That is the best placed falling street sign ever!
    • Attack on Oak Street Safe Zone
      • Cut between action and Felicity’s talk with William
      • Both teams work together
      • Vigilante and Sheck lead the attack
      • Oliver shoots arrows, spin, disarm, kick
      • Dinah uses staff and her cry
      • Rene and his guns
      • Vigilante kills Sheck
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Plays Nerf bow and arrow with William - not very good
    • One happy family with Felicity and William
    • Didn’t kill son; he was in Hope City recruiting Dinah
      (Juliana Harkavey actually said it was 1-year to the day and she was pretty excited)
    • Press conference
    • Doesn’t talk to William right away
    • Talks to William with Felicity; apologizes; says if William wants him to quit, he will, but William OK with it all now
    • Pays ransom
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Feels guilty for being played by Caydon
    • Maximum level of domesticity
    • Contacted Alena
    • Tells Oliver to talk to William; brings up her relationship with her father, the Calculator; it was the lie that hurt the most - William can handle it
    • Shows William footage of the team in action - including people getting killed - explains why work is important
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • New suit designed by Cisco - still has lights on eyes
    • Still wants to be Green Arrow
    • Let’s loop in Crybabies
  • Thea Queen / Speedy
    • Put city on analogue; set up safe zones
  • Quentin Lance
    • RIP Pike, so has to help with police again
      I am seriously surprised there are any people still willing to work with the Star City Police
  • William Clayton
    • Field trip
    • Asks Felicity to check math - he’s very good at math
    • Tunnel explodes; helps other students off bus
    • Finds out Dad’s been lying; gets to see the Arrowcave
    • Dad’s a badass
    • Things are different now, Dad. If you die, I have Felicity.
    • How is this kid not messed up?????
  • Whiny Trio of Wannabe Heroes
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • Meets Vigilante; acts on intel; doesn’t tell team until after
      • Wants to use Vigilante
      • Tries to name team “The Outsiders” - actual team from 1983 (formed by Batman; Metamorpho, Katana, Black Lightning and Geo-Force); then again in 2000 (Nightwing, Arsenal, Thunder, Katana, and Catwoman); []
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Uses Canary Cry to stop one of the trains to stop a collison
      • Doesn’t want to work with Vince; hey, we’re supposed to agree on everything
    • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
      • Plan to trap Vigilante doesn’t work
      • “How very Oliver Queen of you”
  • L.R.I.L.
    • Caydon James
      • Hacks into Star City’s infrastructure; stoplights, hospital monitors, elevator, public transit, airplanes
      • Able to do so because of trick he pulled on Felicity
      • “Ben Gale” - Comes from Lost: Ben first name (Ben Linus), Gale last name of other name, Henry Gale
      • Claims Oliver killed son one year ago today - missed intended target, arrow killed son - who sent the evidence  - evidence sent in package from Corto Maltese
      • $10 million dollars every night until he says stop
      • Isolate Star City
      • Cuts all communications
    • Vigilante / Vince
      • Uses visor to contact Curtis and company
      • I’m undercover and after James too
  • Mr. Sheck
    • Killed by Vigilante




  1. Katrina Law Returns to ‘Arrow’ (EXCLUSIVE) (Date: 25 Jan 2018)
    1. Nyssa Al Ghul is headed back to Star City. Katrina Law is returning to “Arrow” for a single episode later this year. Executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim said. “In an unforgettable episode that will change ‘Arrow’ forever, Katrina Law returns as the Daughter of the Demon, Nyssa Al Ghul. Nyssa comes to Star City to warn of an impending danger that will threaten everything we know and love.”
  2. TV Ratings: 'Supernatural' Delivers on Thursday Night, 'Arrow' Falls (Date: 26 Jan 2018)
    1. At 9 o'clock  Arrow on The CW struggled once again. With 1.39 million viewers, the show slipped to a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, matching its non-Thanksgiving series low. Part of what caused the struggle for Arrow is the crowded Thursday night block across every network. ABC’s Scandal (5.2 mil/1.3). NBC has its all-star night of comedy. Will & Grace (2.56 mil) and Great News (2.19 mil). [Michelle’s Notes: Project Runway All Stars is at 9PM]


  1. CW Won’t Air More Than 4 Superhero Shows At One Time (Date: 24 Jan 2018)
    1. The CW has taken its own steps in hopes of staving off audience exhaustion: limiting the number of superhero dramas that air at one time to four. The CW has The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and, just this month, Black Lighting. However, the Arrowverse programming block hasn’t been bulletproof in the ratings, which have dipped 7.5 percent this season (although numbers are said to be flat with last season when streaming and DVR audiences are taken into account). That said, however, he doesn’t foresee the current demand for superheroes coming to an end soon. “The audience will tell you when the fatigue has set in,” Pedowitz said. “If you have a quality show or a fun show, the audience will stay with it.”
  2. 'Riverdale,' 'The Flash,' and 'Arrow' Take a Week Off in Mid-February (Date: 26 Jan 2018)
    1. The same week Supergirl begins a hiatus to make way for the return of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, numerous other comic book shows on The CW are taking a break. The Flash, Riverdale, and Arrow will all be taking a week off starting the week of February 12th, leaving Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning to pick up a fair amount of slack (along with the season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). There is no official word when the shows will return, although it seems likely that they will return either the next week or following a short hiatus. Breaks of one to three weeks are common for each of the three shows, either to accommodate scheduling on The CW or to get ahead on post-production.




  1. Legends of Tomorrow adds Keiynan Lonsdale as series regular (Date: 19 Jan 2018)
    1. Welcome to the Waverider, Kid Flash! Following the departure of Franz Drameh and Victor Garber, Keiynan Lonsdale has joined the cast of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular, EW has learned. Executive producer Phil Klemmer said in a statement, “We loved working with Keiynan in our series premiere — the episode in which we learned that in between seasons 2 and 3 he had been fighting crime in Central City with Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood. So when his character stepped away from Flash to go on walkabout, after being dumped and feeling somewhat estranged from his family and team, we knew that Wally West would fit in perfectly on Legends. After all, our show is about a collection of unlikely heroes who all began their journeys questioning who they are and where they belong — only to find those answers while traveling through time and having wacky adventures. So now, Wally West is not only back in the company of old friends from the Arrowverse, he’s fighting alongside a former enemy and career arsonist Mick Rory/Dom Purcell. By the end of this season, Wally will learn that the Legends have a different definition of what it means to be a hero.”
  2. The Flash: Elongated Man’s Super Costume Revealed in New Photo (Date: 17 Jan 2018)
    1. In the photo, Dibney sports a burgundy jacket with white accents. The jacket has a gauge on the left shoulder, not unlike the one worn by Firestorm. He also wears a pair of goggles, with black eye makeup underneath to obscure his face so that he won’t be easily recognizable. The costume is likely of Cisco’s design, since it will have to stretch and conform to Dibney’s metahuman abilities.

Arrow Cast and Crew Interviews:


  1. Legends of Tomorrow: Constantine Boards the Waverider in New Photos (Date: 24 Jan 2018)
    1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow welcomes Constantine aboard the Waverider in several new photos from “Daddy Darhkest,” the upcoming midseason premiere of Season 3. The photos show the temporary recruit interacting with several members of the team, including Citizen Cold. Constantine star Matt Ryan will reprise the role as the fan-favorite magician and con man for a two-episode arc.
  2. Stephen Amell Starts his 4th Annual F* Cancer Campaign (Date: xx month year)
    1. It went live this week building off of the Sinceriously” campaign of prior years on




Link to Promo: (Date: 25 Jan 2018)


Episode: “All for Nothing” [Season 6 Episode 12]

Air Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Summary: Oliver continues to battle Cayden James; when Dinah and Oliver have a major disagreement, one of their own is put in danger.

Director: Mairzee Almas

Writers: Oscar Balderrama and Beth Schwartz

IMDB link:


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This podcast was recorded Sunday January 28th, 2018.


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