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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

Jul 22, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6.5 Edition – Helen Hunt (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST201


Episode:            “Helen Hunt” [Season 3 Episode 6]

Air Date:           Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Director:           David Geddes


                        Cinematographer turned director / 4x Legends


Writers: Keto Shimizu


                        9x Legends / 11x Arrow / 1x Flash / 7x The Cape


Ubah Mohamed


                        1x Arrow / 2x Legends / 8x Cold / 2x The Whispers





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?
    • Helen of Troy ends up in old Hollywood, and the team has to find her and return her to her time
  • Time travel
    • Hollywood - 1937
      • Studio backlot; Helen of Troy mistaken as an actress; replaces Hedy Lamarr
      • Helen can speak English because of time displacement magic
      • Legends logo done in old movie format
      • Studios went to literal war over her
      • Helen prayed to Gods and they answered; learns ways of Hollywood quickly
      • Comms stop working because Hedy Lamarr’s career is off track
      • Helen wants to escape; spent five years locked in tower
      • Hedy gets job back
    • Themyscira 1253 B.C.
      • Zari takes Helen there instead of back to Troy
      • Island full of warrior women and no boys allowed
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • Gala
        • Mick starts fight; Marty as Jax hits guy when he hurts Hedy
      • Rothberg’s home
        • Guys with guns shoot
        • Zari and Amaya take care of guys
        • Sara takes care of guy to help Helen; Helen sees them as warriors
      • Confrontation with Darhk
        • Darhk - oh how I’ve missed those outfits
        • Sara - challenge League style; sword fight; kicks Darhk off ledge
        • Nora - channels Mallus - catches fire and easily takes out guys
        • Waverider - Amaya and Kuasa fight; brutal
        • Hedy to Marty - have to use powers; quantum entanglement
        • Darhk - agreed to not use my magic; gets Nora, his daughter, to use her magic to attack Sara
        • Firestorm attacks Nora - Jax inside Marty; magic versus nuclear man
        • Darhks leave
        • Marty and Jax fixed; Sara near death
      • Sara Lance / White Canary
        • Determined not to lose perspective like Rip did
        • Recon first
        • Go undercover at gala
        • Gets Zari to spill drink on dress
        • Grounds the men
        • Plan to get Helen - hide in van - prize horse in the back - prize whores (Amaya decks guy) - men still stupid
        • In coma because of Nora
        • Rate her as Captain:
      • Ray Palmer / The Atom
        • Helping to split up Firestorm; thing goes boom
        • Courted at party to be an actor
        • Recognizes the name “Kuasa”
        • Going to tell Amaya, but learned first
      • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
        • Poses as server at gala; no tie; eating food
        • Starts fight
      • Martin Stein / Firestorm
        • Marty in Jefferson’s body
        • Marty has a crush on Hedy Lamarr; happy to be Jax at party, posing as server
        • Hedy Lamarr - brilliant and beautiful and stealing food; will be transferring calls as new job; is Marty’s “hall pass”
        • Gets Hedy to go get her contract back
        • Tells Hedy about being a superhero
        • Gets a kiss
      • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
        • Jefferson in Marty’s body; can’t stand feeling old
      • Nate Heywood / Steel
        • Obsessed with finding Darhk; not showering
      • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
        • Realizes Kuasa is a totem bearer; lectures her
        • Gives Helen a knife when they leave her alone in the Waverider
        • Learns Kuasa is her granddaughter; Helen stabs Kuasa to save Amaya
        • Doesn’t want Ray to tell her about Kuasa
      • Zari
        • Men always find a reason to fight; not Helen’s fault
        • Gets idea to help Helen; Helen disappears halfway through war, but doesn’t impact the course of the war
        • Same time, different place - “Hacks history”
        • Island full of warrior women
      • Gideon
        • Offline because of Lamarr
      • Legion of Doom: The Sequel
        • Damien Darhk
          • Helen’s agent
          • Sara - leave now and live
          • Stops Marty from helping Hedy
        • Nora Darhk
          • At gala
          • Can tell the body switch happened
        • Kuasa
          • At gala
          • Speaks to Amaya in native language
          • Gets on Waverider




  1. Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Arrow, Empire, Roseanne, Fear TWD, B99, Timeless, Grey's, Good Girls, Killing Eve and More (Date: 22 May 2018)
    1. In Season 7, Team Arrow will have to contend with an ambitious, young, anti-vigilante recruit at the SCPD. (If vigilantes were vampires, consider her your Buffy.) Another recurring role to be cast is that of a successful tech whiz who is gay, and who harbors a heartbreaking past.



  1. THE FLASH Actor Keiynan Lonsdale Reveals Kid Flash Exit Was His Choice As He Bids Farewell To The Role (Date: 08 June 2018)
    1. It was recently announced that Keiynan Lonsdale who plays Wally West in the CW's Arrow-verse shows would not be returning as series regular for season 4 of the network's Legends of Tomorrow, the news came as a surprise for some while others had expected it after feeling the writers had little left to do with the character. In a Twitter post, Lonsdale revealed that the decision to depart the DC adaptation was his, revealing that this wasn't a total goodbye as well explaining to fans and thanking them for their support. “I've changed a lot in the past year (as you've probably notice lol), and for infinite reasons, my perspective on life & what I want from it now is just completely different. Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path.”




Link to Promo: (Date: 14 Nov 2017)


Episode: “Welcome to the Jungle” [Season 3 Episode 7]

Air Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Summary: The team trace a new Anachronism to the jungles of Vietnam. Rory and Nate bump into someone from Rory's past.

Director: Mairzee Almas

Writers: Ray Utarnachitt and Tyron Carter


IMDB link:


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