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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

Sep 2, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST247


The Starling Tribune Reporters Stargate Pioneer, Michelle and Chris review the Legends Of Tomorrow fourth season twelfth episode titled " The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe.” The reporters discuss Zari’s difficulties with Nate, Sarah and Ava’s long term relationship issues, notice that Tabitha was introduced, enjoy the Nora and Constantine team-up and look forward to Neuron-Ray. The reporters also help each other out with Zmojis, long term relationships and mattress shipping.


Episode:            “The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe” [Season 4 Episode 12]

Air Date:           Monday, April 22, 2019 


Director:           Mairzee Almas


                        9x Smallville / 1x Alphas / 1x Haven / 2x Defiance / 3x Lost Girl / 2x Lucifer / 2x Arrow / 1x Supergirl / 5x The 100 / 2x 12 Monkeys / 2x Outlander / 4x Legends


Writers: Morgan Faust


                        6x Legends 


Daphne Miles


                        1x The Vampire Diaries / 2x Legends





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

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43

02 The Longbow Hunters 22-Oct-18 1.18

03 Crossing Lines 29-Oct-18 1.15

04 Level Two 5-Nov-18 1.08

05 The Demon 12-Nov-18 1.26

06 Due Process 19-Nov-18 1.03

07 The Slabside Redemption 26-Nov-18 1.31

08 Unmasked 3-Dec-18 1.35

09 Elseworlds Part 2 10-Dec-18 2.06

10 My Name Is Emiko Queen 21-Jan-19 1.22

11 Past Sins 28-Jan-19 1.18

12 Emerald Archer 4-Feb-19 1.07

13 Star City Slayer 11-Feb-19 1.09

14 Brothers & Sisters 4-Mar-19 0.89

15 Training Day 11-Mar-19 1.02

16 Star City 2040 18-Mar-19 1.00

17 Inheritance 25-Mar-19 1.01

18 Lost Canary 15-Apr-19 0.71

19 Spartan 22-Apr-19 0.71

20 Confessions 29-Apr-19 0.64

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63

22 You Have Saved This City 13-May-19  0.95


Legends Of Tomorrow


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

01 The Virgin Gary 22-Oct-18 1.00

02 Witch Hunt 29-Oct-18 0.94

03 Dancing Queen 5-Nov-18 0.86

04 Wet Hot American Bummer 12-Nov-18 0.90

05 Tagumo Attacks 19-Nov-18 0.91

06 Tender Is The Nate 26-Nov-18 0.97

07 Hell No, Dolly! 3-Dec-18 0.93

08 Legends of To-Meow-Meow 10-Dec-18 1.10

09 Lucha de Aquestas 1-Apr-19 0.92

10 The Getaway 8-Apr-19 0.95

11 Séance & Sensibility 15-Apr-19 0.98

12 The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe 22-Apr-19 0.85

13 Egg MacGuffin 29-Apr-19 0.91

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 0.94

15 Terms Of Service 13-May-19 0.99

16 Hey World 20-May-19 1.05




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

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52

02 Fallout 21-Oct-18 1.34

03 Man Of Steel 28-Oct-18 1.28

04 Ahimsa 4-Nov-18 1.23

05 Parasite Lost 11-Nov-18 1.16

06 Call To Action 18-Nov-18 1.13

07 Rather the Fallen Angel 25-Nov-18 1.15

08 Bunker Hill 2-Dec-18 1.26

09 Elseworlds Part 3 11-Dec-18 2.17

10 Suspicious Minds 20-Jan-19 1.04

11 Blood Memory 27-Jan-19 1.34

12 Menagerie 17-Feb-19 1.15

13 What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way 3-Mar-19 1.14

14 Stand and Deliver 10-Mar-19 1.05

15 O Brother, Where Art Thou 17-Mar-19 1.07

16 The House of L 24-Mar-19 1.12

17 All About Eve 31-Mar-19 1.06

18 Crime and Punishment 21-Apr-19 0.99

19 American Dreamer 28-Apr-19 1.14

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05

21 Red Dawn 12-May-19 1.11

22 The Quest For Peace 19-May-19 1.07




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

01 Nora 9-Oct-17 2.08

02 Blocked 16-Oct-18 1.69

03 The Death of Vibe 23-Oct-18 1.87

04 News Flash 30-Oct-18 1.75

05 All Doll’d Up 13-Nov-18 1.73

06 The Icicle Cometh 20-Nov-18 1.60

07 O Come, All Ye Thankful 27-Nov-18 1.79

08 What’s Past Is Prologue 4-Dec-18 1.78

09 Elseworlds Part 1 9-Dec-18 1.83

10 The Flash & The Furious 15-Jan-19 1.64

11 Seeing Red 22-Jan-19 1.88

12 Memorabilia 29-Jan-19 2.04

13 Goldfaced 5-Feb-19 1.89

14 Cause and 12-Feb-19 XS 1.71

15 King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd 1.67

16 Failure Is An Orphan 12-Mar-19 1.55

17 Time Bomb 19-Mar-19 1.64

18 Godspeed 16-Apr-19 1.31

19 Snow Pack 23-Apr-19 1.63

20 Gone Rogue 30-Apr-19 1.37

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 6-May-19 1.45

22 Legacy 14-May-19 1.53




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

01 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies 9-Oct-18 1.16

02 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues 16-Oct-18 1.02

03 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry 23-Oct-18 1.18

04 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak 30-Oct-18 0.97

05 The Book Of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem 13-Nov-18 0.90

06 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi 20-Nov-18 0.99

07 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange 27-Nov-18 1.06

08 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus 4-Dec-18 0.96

09 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi 11-Dec-18 1.13

10 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros 21-Jan-19 0.86

11 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son 28-Jan-19 0.93

12 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just And Unjust 4-Feb-19 0.95

13 The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire 11-Feb-19 0.94

14 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin 4-Mar-19 0.77

15 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha 11-Mar-19 0.75

16 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega 18-Mar-19 0.85


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • The Eggplant - Zari trying to tell Nate she likes him; Mona suggests emojis
    • The Witch - Nora
    • The Wardrobe - what Ava and Sara had to build to start their way out of Purgatory
    • Take on the title of the C.S. Lewis novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Time travel
    • 2019 Ava’s apartment
      • Place is a mess
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Ava’s missing
    • Demands Constantine send her to Purgatory
    • Rate her as Captain: 
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
    • Stands up for Nora
    • Tells Nate about Neron
    • Helps Nate deal about Hank
    • Constantine not impressed w/his knight in shining armor bit
    • Leaves Bureau - starts to whistle
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Love’s love
    • Gives Zari words to send to Nate - erotic but vulnerable
  • Zari
    • Mona wants her to send Nate emojis - eggplant
    • Texts Nate - asks him out
  • John Constantine
    • Thinks Neron took Ava
    • Says Nora is a liability
    • Argues about how to deal w/Neron w/Nora
    • Keeping Neron locked up is not a good idea
    • People can’t cross barrier
    • Offers to flash Desmond; he refuses
    • Thinks Nora killed Neron
  • Charlie 
    • Poses as Ava so Constantine and get Neron to Time Bureau prison
  • Gideon 
  • Nate Heywood / Steel 
    • Shreds files connected to Heyworld
    • Gets call from crew building theme park
    • Crew building from Nate’s drawings
    • Tells crew to tear it down
    • Rushes to confront Neron
    • Hank went behind Neron’s back; Neron wanted to put fear into people w/creatures
    • Changes mind about theme park; steels up to stop wrecking ball
    • Phone busted
  • Ava Sharpe  
    • Gone about 2 weeks
    • Nora finds her - being prepared for being a new vessel
    • Her purgatory - Ikea type store
    • Gary enters the circle and ends up in her purgatory
    • They have to put a wardrobe together
      • Sara moves in w/o reading directions
      • Defending herself in argument about creature
      • Build wardrobe together
      • Sara - it’s not perfect, but it’s ours - wardrobe opens
    • Mattress department
      • Beware of Tabitha
      • Most important decision
      • Ava - Sara, do you just flip something over when it gets saggy
      • Ava - worried about getting old w/Sara; sit on mattress, age
      • Sara - I haven’t thought about planning for future until Ava
      • Pick 50 year
    • Apartment
      • Do dishes; pick up trash; light goes; mess just builds
      • Argue about moving in together
      • Sara - we’re superheroes; Ava wants a regular life w/Sara
      • They argue; Ava disappears
      • Room full of different Avas
    • Room full of Avas
      • Pick quickly b/c of Tabitha
      • Sara - not leaving w/o Ava
    • As Is section
      • Sara loves regular Ava
  • Time Bureau
    • Gary - I knew Ava needed me
    • Nora confronts Neron 
      • remembers when she met Constantine
      • Neron - waiting for Tabitha to be released; needs a vessel for his Tabitha
      • Tempts Nora w/returning her father
      • Nora chokes Constantine; enters circle
      • Neron leaves Desmond’s body; Constantine and Nora battle; Ray interrupts battle
      • Neron is out of Desmond’s body




  1. How Arrow saved the TV superhero — and why it had to end (Date: 17 July 2019)
    1. As 'Arrow' prepares for the end, Stephen Amell and the producers reflect on its origin story and preview the 'Crisis'-bound eighth and final season.
    2. Long article
    3. About the show ending, Stephen Amell said, “I’m very emotional and melancholy, but it’s time. I’m 38 years old, and I got this job when I was 30. I’d never had a job for more than a year. The fact that I’ve done this for the better part of a decade, and I’m not going to do it anymore, is a little frightening.”
  2. Amell Enlists AEW's Cody Rhodes for New Wrestling Series, Heels (Date: 20 Aug 2019)
    1. Shortly after it was announced that Arrow star Stephen Amell would headline Starz's upcoming pro-wrestling drama Heels, the actor put a call out to an old friend to join him: AEW star and executive vice president Cody Rhodes. "Hey @CodyRhodes -- wanna come and help me make a tv show?" Amell tweeted along with a screenshot of Deadline's original announcement. "Congratulations!" Rhodes replied. "...and yea, of course[.]"


  1. The CW Has No Current Plans to End Any Other Arrowverse Shows (Date: 4 August 2019)
    1. The CW's Arrowverse of shows will be going through an interesting evolution later this year, when Arrow officially wraps up its run with a 10-episode final season. As network president Mark Pedowitz revealed during The CW's presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour, there are no current plans for the other veteran Arrowverse shows - The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow - to wrap up. Pedowitz noted that "hopefully it will be a long time from now" until that discussion comes about.
    2. "We believe in these franchises," Pedowtiz explained. "This universe will continue for many many years."
  2. Arrow Season 8: Colton Haynes Drops Out as Series Regular (Date: 8 Aug 2019)
    1. Colton Haynes is dropping out as a series regular on the upcoming Arrow season 8, which will also serve as the series final season. The change in Haynes status on the show was confirmed during the recent TCA press tour, with Arrow executive producer Beth Schwartz noting the following: “We hope to have him back. We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show."
  3. Colton Haynes Twitter Account (Date: 8 Aug 2019)
    1. Getting a lot of angry messages so just to clarify...I didn’t exit the last season of Arrow. I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular. But y’all know Roy...he’s never gone for too long




  1. Arrowverse: Here's When The Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Airs (Date: 4 Aug 2019)
    1. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 1 will air on Supergirl on Sunday, December 8 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    2. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 2 will air on Batwoman on Monday, December 9 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    3. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 3 will air on The Flash on Tuesday, December 10 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    4. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 4 will air on Arrow on Tuesday, January 14 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    5. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 5 will on DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, January 14 at 9 pm ET/PT. - Not the season premiere; considered a special episode



Link to Promo: (Date: 22 April 2019) 


Episode: “Egg MacGuffin” [Season 4 Episode 13]

Air Date: Monday, April 29, 2019

Summary: While Ray is worried about Nora, he is suddenly faced with his own problem that forces him to do the unthinkable. Nate and Zari are stuck in an awkward limbo, so Sara devises a plan to send them on an easy mission together. Meanwhile, Charlie and Rory are approached with a lucrative offer that could upend their lives.

Director: Christopher Tammaro

Writers: James Eagan & Tyron B. Carter


IMDB link: 


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