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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

Aug 26, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6.5 Edition – Daddy Darhkest (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST205


Episode:            “Daddy Darhkest” [Season 3 Episode 10]

Air Date:           Monday, February 12, 2018


Director:           Dermott Downs


                        5x Supergirl / 7x Legends / 3x Blindspot / 9x Flash / 3x Arrow


Writers: Keto Shimizu


                        9x Legends / 11x Arrow / 1x Flash


Matthew Maala


                        7x 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?
    • Trying to help a young Nora Darhk, but Daddy wants her to belong to Mallus
  • Time travel
    • Star City - 2017
      • Constantine magics his way into a psych ward
      • Trying to help Nora
    • Central City - 2017
      • Constantine on Waverider
      • Exorcism gone wrong
    • January 16th, 1969
      • John, Leo, and Sara sent there by Mallus
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • Psych Ward
        • Sara decides not to try to be a doctor and punches guys to get Emily
        • Amaya and Kuasa fight; Nate uses cold gun to freeze Kuasa
      • Jitters
        • Mallus goes nuts
      • Sara Lance / White Canary
        • Tells Constantine about Mallus
        • Talks Constantine into having her go with him
        • Pretend to be doctors
        • Mallus tries to possess her
        • Thinks she doesn’t deserve forgiveness
        • Shags Constantine
        • Lets Constantine summon Mallus through her so they can use rune to go home
        • Hears Nora; tries to get Nora to fight
        • Calls Ava; Rip has escaped
        • Rate her as Captain:
      • Ray Palmer / The Atom
        • New nanite pistol; anti-magic
        • Notices symbol
      • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
        • Rip, Constantine - Brit in a trenchcoat, all same
        • Watches live football game; been 3 years
        • Takes charge -
          • Haircut, take the new girl, find blondie, fake Snart, and Trenchcoat
          • Amaya, the Med-Bay
          • Pretty, the library
          • Water Bitch stays in the freezer
        • Nate Heywood / Steel
          • Research with Gideon
          • Overreacts when sees Kuasa
        • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
          • My granddaughter is not completely evil
          • Unfreezes Kuasa; wants to help her
          • Talks Kuasa out of killing Nate
        • Zari
          • Takes pic
          • Talks to Nora
          • Takes Nora to coffee shop
          • Burns Mallus; she’s one of the six
        • Gideon
          • Identifies symbol as a time thing
          • This is a non-smoking ship
        • Leo Snart
          • “Gay, not blind”
          • Tells Sara Ava is into her
          • Tries to put message in painting; gets drugged
          • Leaves; going to ask Ray to marry him
        • Constantine  
          • Exorcism - Mallus tells him about knowing Sara
          • Reminded of Astra, the girl in Newcastle; tells Sara about soul damned to Hell
          • Flicks coin; disappears
          • Taurus, warlock, flirts with Snart
          • Summons Mallus
          • Can’t get a smoke
          • Notices same painting
          • Gives Sara something to help
          • Will investigate totems
          • This was weird, even for him
          • Tells Ray to keep anti-magic gun close; he might have to use it on Sara
        • Time Bureau
          • Ava - Things are bad at Bureau
          • Flirts with Sara
          • Rip has escaped
        • Legion of Doom: The Sequel
          • Damien Darhk
            • Gets Nora at Jitters
            • Says Mallus is her savior; gives Nora to The Order
            • Mallus gives her power to save him
          • Nora Darhk
            • Does an incantation as Mallus; sends John, Sara, and Leo to 1969
            • Vulnerable because name taken
            • Sees news about Oliver being arrested; murder of Damien 2 years ago
          • Kuasa
            • Arrives to protect moment Nora becomes bonded with Mallus
            • Wants Amaya to take Waverider to 1992; tells her what happened
            • Darhk has promised to help her save her village
          • Mallus
            • Possessed Nora when she was a girl
            • Threatens Sara
            • Breaks through John’s trap
            • 1969 - threatens Sara
            • Says Nora is nothing; goes wild at Jitters




  1. Arrow’s SDCC Trailer Give Us the Prison Shower Fight We Never Knew We Wanted (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. Now referred to as Prisoner 4587, Oliver is counting down the days by leaving marks on his prison wall, while also keeping his body in fighting shape. One quick scene also shows Oliver with The Count of Monte Cristo, along with a photo of Felicity and his son, William. Thanks to Diggle, we find out Oliver has been locked up for five months with the likes of Derek Sampson (independent wrestler Cody Rhodes). Being among criminals looking for revenge leads to an epic beatdown delivered by Oliver –right in the middle of the shower stalls. From there, we learn Star City has implemented a zero tolerance policy on all vigilantism.

  2. SDCC: Arrow Cast & Crew Declassify Season 7 (Date: 21 July 2018)
  3. Highlights from the SDCC panel
  4. “The good thing is Roy is coming back,” Haynes shared. “He’s not the same person. It’s going to be very, very interesting. That’s all I can say. Beth did — she’s a genius, so she wrote me a version of the character that just was so special. It’s going to be hard for me to do, but I’m going to be happy to do it. I’m so excited to come back.”
  5. As to the crossover, Schwartz said, “We’re still working on the first half of the season, so we haven’t gotten to the crossover.”
  6. Amell: “The coolest thing about the premiere for me is… there’s nothing about him that’s heroic at all. If you’re a fan of the character and you root for the character, I really hope the premiere pisses you off,” he added. “I really enjoy it. There’s one scene in particular in the premiere where what Oliver does is reprehensible.”
  7. A young fan asked if Oliver and Felicity would ever have a child of their own. “No babies this year!” Schwartz said, ending the panel.
  9. 'Arrow' Episode 702 Title Revealed As "The Longbow Hunters" (Date: 23 July 2018)
    1. Arrow's sixth season finale introduced The Longbow Hunters to the Arrowverse and now it sounds like the group of villains will take center stage in the second episode of the show's seventh season. Showrunner Beth Schwartz revealed the title of the episode in a photo shared to Twitter today revealing that the episode is titled "The Longbow Hunters".
  10. Arrow Casts a New Age of DC Heroes Character for Season 7 (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. The CW announced at Comic-Con International that Silencer will be joining the cast of Arrow as a member of the previously teased team of Longbow Hunters, a trio of villains described as “more lethal than any the team has faced.” Silencer, along with Red Dart and Kodiak, will gather at the behest of Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) in an attempt by Season 6’s big villain to take out Oliver Queen and his team once and for all. Played by Miranda Edwards (The Magicians, Orphan Black) Silencer is described as “a master of stealth,” which, depending on how close the character hews to her comic book incarnation, may be a massive understatement.



  1. Legends of Tomorrow Turn Monster Hunters in SDCC Trailer (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 will see the team taking on “Fugitives,” which are legendary creatures wreaking havoc on time following the defeat of Mallus in Season 3. Actors Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk), Matt Ryan (John Constantine) and Jes Macallan (Ava Sharpe) will become series regulars.
  2. 'Legends of Tomorrow': Maisie Richardson-Sellers' Role in Season 4 Revealed (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. Maisie Richardson-Sellers will be playing an entirely new role in Season 4. Richardson-Sellers will return as a new character named Charlie. Charlie is British, and described as a "rebel without a cause" with ties to the mysterious portal of magic that the Legends opened. Apparently, the Legends stumble upon her and are unsure if she's a friend or foe. Either way, she will definitely shake up the ship again.
  3. Rip Hunter Won't Return in 'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 4 (Date: 23 July 2018)
    1. Arrowverse executive producer Marc Guggenheim has already left the door open, stating that Rip could indeed return... someday: “We love Arthur, we love having Arthur on the show, and I think Arthur enjoys being on the show. Because it’s a time travel show, and because we never saw a body, anything is possible. I think Arthur is totally willing to come back and play with us if we have a cool idea.”


  1. Why Legends of Tomorrow Isn’t Part of This Year’s Arrowverse Crossover (Date: 23 July 2018)
    1. Executive producer Keto Shimizu explained, “Tonally, we are so different from those other shows at this point, it’s hard to jump back into that world with the other Arrowverse shows. And we did it last year and it was of course this gargantuan production and pre-production. For four shows to do that again and to try and make it bigger than last time, I just don’t think it’s possible. I think the crossovers are going to be a lot different in general than what we’ve seen.”
  2. Legends of Tomorrow Welcomes an All-Star Squadron Member in Season 4 (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. Alaska You is the first to join the show. Played by Ramona Young, the character is described as a “typical twenty something” who will eventually become a “kickass superhero.” The second hero is actually related to an existing Legend; Hank Heywood, Nate’s father, will have a recurring role throughout the season. Played by Tom Wilson, the character’s description doesn’t mention any superpowers.




Link to Promo: (Date: 12 Feb 2018)


Episode: “Here I Go Again” [Season 3 Episode 11]

Air Date: Monday, February 19, 2018

Summary: Zari finds her place on the team when she gets caught in a time loop that results in the Waverider blowing up over and over again.

Director: Ben Hernandez Bray

Writers: Ray Utarnachitt & Morgan Faust

IMDB link:

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