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The Starling Tribune: An Unofficial Arrow TV Show Fan Podcast

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

Sep 23, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6.5 Edition – Amazing Grace (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST209


Episode:            “Amazing Grace” [Season 3 Episode 14]

Air Date:           Monday, March 12, 2018


Director:           David Geddes


                        Cinematographer turned director / 4x Legends


Writers: Matthew Maala


                        Assistant 31x Legends / 7x Legends


Tyron Carter


                        Assistant 17x Legends / 2x Legends





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

23 Life Sentence 17-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

18 Shelter From The Storm 14-May-18 1.53




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

22 Think Fast 15-May-18 1.93




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

01 The Resurrection 16-Jan-18 2.31

02 Black Lightning 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?
    • Elvis sings “Amazing Grace” to send the spirits away
  • Time travel
    • 1950 - Memphis
      • Cursed guitar bought by Elvis Presley
    • 1954 - Memphis
      • July - town becomes destroyed
      • Reverend - rock and roll is the devil’s music
      • Elvis plays; Zari’s totem reacts to guitar because of death totem
      • Uncle takes record and puts Elvis, Amaya, and Nate in jail
      • Wally and Zari get record to radio; raises dead
      • Elvis deals with dead; gives totem to Nate
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • Guitar “attacks” Sara, Ray, Wally
      • Dead rise from graves, including Axl
    • Sara Lance / White Canary
      • Let’s go to church
      • Contacted Constantine; learns dealing with death totem
      • Nate - stay with guitar at all times
      • Rate her as Captain:
    • Ray Palmer / The Atom
      • Holds a funeral for Axl
    • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
      • Rat’s name changed from Axl to Josh Groban
      • Not liking all of the changes in the ship
      • RIP Axl - ending montage
    • Nate Heywood / Steel
      • Hair changes
      • Plan to replace guitar fails
      • Loves rock and roll
    • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
      • Death totem - lost tribe
      • Not a fan of rock and roll
    • Zari
      • Trying to get used to life with a speedster
      • Can’t just solve everything with speed
    • Wally West
      • Moves himself in
      • Talks Uncle into giving him the record
    • Gideon




  1. Fall TV Spoilers 2018: Scoop on 40 Returning Favorites (Date: 6 Sept 2018)
    1. What excites new showrunner Beth Schwartz most about having Oliver behind bars, shoulder-to-shoulder with many of the baddies he bested in the past, is “they’re all on the same playing field.” But wanting to be a model inmate and not make waves, Oliver will need to “make different moral choices because of the position he’s in.” Of course, since Oliver is the one who brokered the deal that traded his freedom for the feds’ help against Diaz — keeping wife Felicity in the dark — “He’s going to learn that might not have been the best idea!” says Schwartz. On the villain front, Diaz will resurface as “more of the Dragon” comic book character he’s based on, while the Longbow Hunters — an almost mythical band of assassins — will prove they are “in fact quite real.” As for Colton Haynes’ return as a series regular, Schwartz will only affirm that he is “definitely” playing the Earth-One Roy Harper that we know and Thea loves (loved?).
      BONUS SPOILER!: Know how we previously reported that Felicity is coping the worst in the wake of Oliver’s imprisonment? Well, guess who is faring the best? “I would say Laurel,” Schwartz shares, confirming that the team’s Earth-Two frenemy is now Star City’s DA.



  1. Fall TV Spoilers 2018: Scoop on 40 Returning Favorites (Date: 06 Sept 2018)
      Yep, in vanquishing Mallus, the Legends did what they do best — “created a new problem,” says EP Keto Shimizu — by opening our world to hobgoblins from “a broad spectrum” of “myth, legend and fairy tale,” and now the mission is to “hunt ’em down and bag ’em up!” Alas, this new wrinkle arrives just as Sara is “finally starting to have a life” (with girlfriend Ava included), Caity Lotz notes, “and all of that gets jeopardized pretty quickly.” And though Amaya bid the team adieu in the finale, Maisie Richardson-Sellers is back as “a mythical fugitive” who will keep the Legends guessing as to whether she is friend or fiend. Similarly, now that Courtney Ford is a series regular, Nora Dahrk is poised to segue into a “complicated ally.” Lastly, with Nate parked in 2018 to tend to a “very real story” involving his dad (Back to the Future’s Tom Wilson), that frees up a bunk for Constantine. And free he will be! “He doesn’t like to wear a lot of clothing going to and from the shower…,” EP Phil Klemmer previews.
      BONUS SPOILER!: A former Legend will be returning in an unexpected form to try and kill the team.
  2. Fall TV Spoilers 2018: Scoop on 40 Returning Favorites (Date: 06 Sept 2018)
    1. THE FLASH
      New Big Bad Cicada (American Pie‘s Chris Klein) isn’t too concerned with the Scarlet Speedster – “His endgame isn’t about The Flash. It’s more of a bigger-scale issue,” executive producer Todd Helbing notes – but he will impact Barry & Co. “A big part of the story of this season [is about] the metas, where they got their powers from, and it’s tied into everybody’s journey this year,” the EP shares. “Cicada’s powers are different than DeVoe’s [and] any of the speedsters in the way they affect our team.” Elsewhere, Nora’s presence “starts to have a little strain” on her parents’ relationship. “Iris and Barry become second to Mom and Dad,” Helbing explains. Meanwhile, Cisco is having a difficult time getting over his break-up with Gypsy, Caitlin searches for her Killer Frost origins and Ralph struggles to earn the respect of the city as a superhero.
      BONUS SPOILER!: The newest Wells, Sherloque, is “a master detective from a different earth,” Helbing describes, “and he’s come to help [the team] track down Cicada. He’s pretty awesome at his job, and Ralph doesn’t take too kindly to somebody that has skills that may or may not be better than his.” Plus, Sherloque will get a lady love!




Link to Promo: (Date: 12 March 2018)


Episode: “Necromancing the Stone” [Season 3 Episode 15]

Air Date: Monday, March 19, 2018

Summary: When Mallus' power over Sara resurfaces, she unwittingly becomes the bearer of one of the Totems. Rory must conquer his dark side in order to wield his own Totem power to help save the crew. Meanwhile, Agent Sharpe notices that something is wrong and recruits someone unorthodox to help.

Director: April Mullen

Writers: Grainne Godfree & Morgan Faust

IMDB link:

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