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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 3, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6.5 Edition – Here I Go Again (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST206


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

Air Date:           Monday, February 19, 2018


Director:           Ben Hernandez Bray


                        1x Queen of the South / 2x Arrow / 2x Legends / 1x Supergirl / 1x Lucifer


Writers:             Ray Utarnachitt


                        1x Supergirl / 10x Legends / 1x Flash / 2x Person of Interest


Morgan Faust


                        3x 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?
  • Time travel
    • Team back from mission; Napoleon did surrender
    • Ship explodes; time loop starts
    • Loop 1
      • Asks around about odd things happening
      • “Mama Mia, here I go again”
    • Loop 2
      • Zari gets arm twisted by Sara
      • Ray puts her on a sedative
    • Loop 3
      • Calls all to bridge; in an hour, ship will explode
      • Put in medbay: Cabin Fever
    • Loop 4
      • Medbay: Space madness
    • Loop 5
      • Medbay: Acute entropic dementia
    • Loop 6
      • Medbay: Too many donuts
      • Gets out of medbay; tells Nate, he talks about “Groundhog Day”
      • Nate: find me and say “Groundhog Day”
    • Loop 7
      • Goes to Nate, says “Hedgehog Day”
      • Jumpship locked
      • Explosion caused by someone on ship
      • Mick doing laundry; can’t get song out of hand; flashes himself to forget; Amaya takes it;
    • Loop 8
      • With Nate; Zari has people’s schedule down
      • Mick’s room; Nate gets trapped in bear trap
    • Loop 9
      • Zari triggers trap in Mick’s room; box shocks Nate
    • Loop 10
      • Mick’s room; ink trap; in box is a typewriter; Mick is writing a novel
    • Loop 11
      • Zari and Nate spy on Ray; making tea
      • Ray confesses about Constantine
      • Brings up ST:TNG “Cause and Effect”
      • Ray in suit; Sara to jump ship; think Sara could be controlled by Mallus
      • Learn Sara and Ava are talking to each other; Sara talks about Zari; loopholes makes her think about Laurel, drive self crazy; hates being the “bad mom”
      • Sara hears buzzing; Ava - kill it, could have diseases; Sara kills Ray and Zari
    • Loop 12
      • Zari stuck in loop
      • Nate - have some fun; no consequences
    • Fun Loops
      • Eats whip cream
      • Dress up in everyone’s outfit
      • Snowballs at Mick
      • Read Mick’s book
      • Learns how to play the violin
    • Loop
      • Zari tries suicide; tells Sara; Sara gets team to help
      • Finally checks trash compactor
      • Find Gary - tried to portal to bridge; found out Waverider explodes; activated timp loop device; Mick destroys it
      • Bomb on ship; it is in the 8-track Mick smashed; Zari locks self in room, talks about what she has learned about the team
    • Beeping stops; Zari alone on Bridge
      • Gideon!
      • In real life, in medbay; Gideon uploaded her subconscious
      • Simulation went into overdrive; she has to work with the Legends
      • Events from what Gideon knows about the team
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • I’m Captain
    • Changing Zari’s future isn’t changing the past
    • Rate her as Captain:
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Trips
    • “Happy captain, happy ship”
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Novelist
    • Does own laundry
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Ditches Zari to have sex with Amaya
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • With Nate again
    • Use flasher to forget relationship
  • Zari
    • Runs simulation without Sara’s approval
    • Wants to find loopholes in history
    • Considers being part of the team temporary
    • Tells Ray to tell Sara truth about Constantine to prove story
  • Gideon
    • Considers Zari an acquaintance; doesn’t want her to run simulation
    • Gary in the trash compactor - funny
    • Doesn’t back up Zari’s story
  • Rip finds Wally




  1. The Flash Season 5 Trailer Adds a New Speedster to the Team (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. The trailer begins by recapping the events from the Season 4 finale, where Nora helped Barry stop a satellite from crashing into Central City to her surprise identity reveal. Next, we learn Nora’s superhero name is XS, which is a nickname Barry gave her as a kid. Somehow, Nora has gotten herself stuck in the present-day, and Barry is concerned she could “Marty Mcfly herself out of existence.”
  2. The Flash Casts Chris Klein As Season 5’s Big Villain (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. Chris Klein, known for his roles in Election and American Pie, will play the primary antagonist in the upcoming fifth season of The Flash. The actor will portray Central City’s newest menace, the DC supervillain Cicada. Introduced in 2001 by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins in The Flash #170, the Cicada of the comics is David Hersch who was filled with regret after murdering his wife when he was struck by lightning. As a result, he gained the ability to absorb the life-force of others, allowing him to dramatically extend his life. Believing he was somehow linked to The Flash by the similar accidents in which they gained their powers, Hersch founded a cult whose members were dedicated to murdering everyone the Scarlet Speedster ever saved, using lightning bolt-shaped daggers. As the result of a vision, Hersch believed that the energy from all the people The Flash saved, and from the hero himself, would allow him to resurrect his dead wife.
  3. Supergirl Adds Fan-Favorite Legionnaire as TV’s First Transgender Superhero (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. The CW’s Supergirl has cast transgender activist Nicole Maines as television’s first trans superhero, in a role that appears to introduce another member of DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes to the drama. Maines will play Nia Nal, a new addition to the CatCo reporting team described as “a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others.” Her Season 4 story arc will see her fulfill her destiny as Dreamer.
  4. Supergirl Casts DC’s Manchester Black For Season 4 (Date: 21 July 2018)
    1. The CW’s Supergirl will borrow again from the Man of Steel’s sprawling supporting cast to introduce DC antihero/villain Manchester Black in Season 4. David Ajala (Doctor Who, The Dark Knight) has been cast in a recurring role as “the type of guy who brings a knife to a gunfight and still walks away the winner. With a dark past, he easily deflects the brutality of his mission with his charm and sense of humor.”
  5. ‘Supergirl': Lynda Carter to Return as President Marsdin in Season 4 (Date: 22 July 2018)
    1. Lynda Carter will be returning to The CW series reprising the role of President Olivia Marsdin who was last seen in the season two episode "Resist".
  6. Supergirl Casts Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner (Date: 01 Aug 2018)
    1. Brent Spiner, beloved for his roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in Independence Day, has joined the upcoming fourth season of The CW’s Supergirl in a recurring role. He’ll play the “adept and politically minded” Vice President Baker, described as an unlikely leader who “steps up in a big way when his country needs him most.”
  7. Supergirl Adds Superman Mythos’ Otis, Villain Mercy Graves for S4 (Date: 28 July 2018)
    1. The CW’s Supergirl is set to welcome some new villainous players to National City. The DC villain Mercy Graves is coming on-board the series… and she won’t be coming alone: she’ll be bringing her brother Otis along with her. Rohna Mitra has been cast in the recurring role of Mercy Graves. On Supergirl, Mercy will be “stepping out of the Luthor shadow and running her own show,” according to the character description. “With her biting wit and lethal brawn, Mercy steadily becomes a key figure in National City’s growing ‘human-first’ movement.”
  8. Kevin Smith to Direct 'Supergirl' Season 4 Episode (Date: 29 July 2018)
    1. Kevin Smith revealed that he's returning to direct a new episode for the Girl of Steel's fourth season, in a year where Kara Danvers will go up against anti-metahuman sentiments, new villains, and a former ally of Lex Luthor.
  9. CONSTANTINE: CITY OF DEMONS Animated Feature Trailer, Release Date And Blu-Ray Cover Art Revealed (Date: 31 July 2018)
    1. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, the action-packed movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment starting October 9, 2018 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital. A decade after a tragic mistake, family man Chas and occult detective John Constantine set out to cure Chas’s daughter Trish from a mysterious supernatural coma. With the help of the mysterious Nightmare Nurse, the influential Queen of Angels, and brutal Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli, the pair just might have a chance at outsmarting the demon Beroul to save Trish’s soul. In a world of shadows and dark magic, not everything is what it seems, and there’s always a price to pay. The path to redemption is never easy, and if Constantine is to succeed, he must navigate through the dark urban underbelly of Los Angeles, outwit the most cunning spawns of hell, and come face to face with arch-nemesis Nergal – all while battling his own inner demons!



  1. Matt Ryan - SDCC 2018 Exclusive Interview (Date: 01 Aug 2018)
  2. Maisie Richardson-Sellers - SDCC 2018 Exclusive Interview (Date: 01 Aug 2018)



Link to Promo: (Date: 19 Feb 2018)


Episode: “The Curse of the Earth Totem” [Season 3 Episode 12]

Air Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Summary: While Sara takes some private time, the Legends follow a lead on the whereabouts of the Earth Totem and find themselves in 1717 on the hunt for Blackbeard's treasure.

Director: Chris Tammaro

Writers: Grainne Godfree and Ubah Mohamed

IMDB link:

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