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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 29, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6.5 Edition – Welcome To The Jungle (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST202


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

Air Date:           Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Director:           Mairzee Almas


                        1x Iron Fist / / 5x The 100 / 1x Supergirl / 3x Arrow / 3x Legends


Writers: Ray Utarnachitt


                        1x Supergirl / 10x Legends / 1x Flash / 4x Tomorrow People


Tyron Carter


                        Former assistant / 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?
    • Legends land in the jungle part of Vietnam, during the war.
  • Time travel
    • December, 1967 - 3 klicks east of Khe Sanh, Vietnam
      • US troops - attacked by unknown force
      • Ray, Amaya, and Zari pose as press
      • Soldier - clear message from thing - stay out of jungle
      • Mick and Nick pose as US soldiers
      • Anh Ly takes Ray, Amaya, and Zari to Grodd
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Opening
      • US troops attacked by unknown force
      • Hear gorilla
    • Attack on Grodd’s compound
      • Mick and Dad invade; fire
      • Traitors rounded up
    • Grodd attacks Waverider
      • Martin alone
      • Grodd takes over Sara
      • Sara knocked out by Newton
      • Air strike, gets Grodd off outside of ship
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Sara still in coma (had to shoot crossover)
    • Wakes up in time for pie
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Sara would expect us to work
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Snitches on Zari
    • “I should have stayed in Aruba”
    • Poses as soldier
    • Dad in war; Echo team
    • Spits same time as Dad
    • Doesn’t regret killing Dad
    • Dad, beer in one hand, cigarette in another
    • Dad and Mick both use fire to kill enemies
    • Saved by Dad; Dad has a list of all those who have died under his watch; list on back on his lady
    • Dad - doesn’t want to bring war with him
    • Blamed Dad for all sick things done; worse than him; I should have burned
    • Dad - I don’t take orders from the CIA
    • Dad - there are no good guys here
    • Stops Dad from killing unarmed people; kill them, hear their screams forever
    • Punches Dad because he always wanted to
    • Kid of yours happens to be a boy….never mind
    • Doesn’t need lighter anymore
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Pie gone
    • Scared about losing Firestorm
    • Goes out alone because has to learn to be on own
    • Saves President and gets Ladybird’s pie recipe
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Vietnam War not as clear cut as WWII
    • Poses as soldier
    • Buy Mick 6 pack because wrong about dad
    • CIA
    • I got to work out my father issues, you can too, Mick
    • Intel - hey, can’t go to area - knocked out by Mick’s dad
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Training with Nate; punching bag
    • When did men start talking about their feelings?
    • Grodd has created slaves
    • Plan - Ray and Zari take out communications; she will use shrink ray to take care of Grodd
    • Grodd makes her break device; Grodd shows her his story
    • Convinces Grodd to go to different time; almost works, but troops attack
    • Realizes Kuasa wasn’t born a monster
  • Zari
    • Proves not taking Helen back to Troy doesn’t hurt time
    • Not happy Grodd is a prisoner of ARGUS
    • Fixes comms
    • Discovers plan is to kill president
  • Gideon
    • Explains why Vietnam is a Level 8
    • Anachronism jumps to Level 10 - finds headline about WWIII
    • Flies ship
  • Legion of Doom: The Sequel
    • Damien Darhk
      • Brings Grodd to present
    • Gorilla Grodd
      • 1967 Vietnam
      • Controls soldiers, created a dead zone
      • The New God
      • Wanted reporters to share his story
      • Says wants peace
      • Wants WWIII to happen; one nation under Grodd
      • Figures out team is time travelers
      • Alter course of evolution; no humans
      • Attacks Waverider




  1. Arrow’s First Season 7 Synopsis Teases a Major New Villain (Date: 25 June 2018)
    1. According to Warner Bros. Television’s description for the Arrow Comic-Con International in San Diego panel, “There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his Super Hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.” Arrow returns to The CW on Monday, October 15 at 8 pm ET/PT
  2. Arrow Showrunner Reveals Season 7 Premiere Title (Date: 27 June 2018)
    1. Dark days are undoubtedly ahead for the character, who is now stuck in a place filled with prisoners the Green Arrow helped imprison — and it’s only about to get from bad to worse. The new showrunner of Arrow revealed that the title of the Season 7 premiere is “Inmate 4587,” hinting that life behind bars will certainly not be easy for Oliver Queen. Oliver’s inmate number, 4587 is an Easter egg in and of itself, considering that it was the agent number of Vinnie Terranova, the main character of the classic television series Wiseguy. But on top of that, this also isn’t the first time these numbers have appeared in the Arrowverse. Most notably, it was the number of a warehouse in the Legends of Tomorrow episode “Star City 2046,” an episode that presented viewers with a very dark future for Green Arrow’s beloved city.




  1. Legends of Tomorrow’s Season 4 Threat Revealed (Date: 25 June 2018)
    1. According to Warner Bros. Television’s description for the Legends of Tomorrow Comic-Con International in San Diego panel, “After defeating Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends were ready to ease off the gas. That was until Constantine arrived to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with “Fugitives” – magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things. So when all hell breaks loose, who ya gonna call? That’s right, the Legends!”
  2. ‘Black Panther’ Tops 44th Saturn Awards With Five; ‘Blade Runner 2049’ , ‘Shape Of Water’, ‘Get Out’ Also Score (Date: 27 June 2018)
    1. On Episode #190, from March, Saturn Awards nominees announced.
      1. Best Superhero Television Series: Arrow (The CW), Black Lightning (The CW), The Flash (The CW), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Gotham (FOX Television), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Supergirl (The CW)
        Best Actress on a Television Series: Melissa Benoist Supergirl (The CW)
        Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series: Odette Annable Supergirl (The CW), Candice Patton The Flash (The CW)
        The awards show will take place in June 2018   
    2. Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:  The Flash
    3. Best Actress on Television:  Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery)
    4. Best Supporting Actress on Television: Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)
  3. DC Universe Streaming Service Reveals Full Lineup, Comics Reader & Store (Date: 28 June 2018)
    1. Warner Bros. Digital Networks has announced full details of DC Universe, the digital subscription service that will give members access to not only new live-action and animated series, like Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders, but also classic movies and TV shows, a curated selection of digital comics, and exclusive merchandise. Beta access will open in August, ahead of the platform’s planned launch this fall. DC Universe will launch with the live-action Titans, followed in 2019 by Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the beloved animated series, and Harley Quinn. They’ll be joined next year by the live-action Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol. Classic DC movies and television shows, including the original Superman films, the first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series, and the original Wonder Woman will be also be available at launch. The curated library of DC comics will span decades of releases, from Action Comics #1 to recent stories. The comics, presented as a rotating selection, can be downloaded for reading on mobile devices.
  4. Legends of Tomorrow: Major S3 Character Confirms Her Season 4 Return (Date: 26 June 2018)
    1. Maisie Richardson-Sellers is returning as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen in Legends season 4. Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim noted that Richardson-Sellers would return, “Yes, Maisie will absolutely be back. We just felt like we owed it to the character to complete this arc, complete this story loop that we got her in. Once we took her off of her path in 1942, it was always incumbent upon us to return her to that path. That was something that hung over us as writers, and hung over the character… I’m looking forward to a different storyline for Amaya next year.”




Link to Promo: (Date: 20 Nov 2017)


Episode: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4” [Season 3 Episode 8]

Air Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Summary: The gang comes together for Barry and Iris's wedding, but the ceremony is crashed by villains from Earth-X.

Director: Gregory Smith

Writers: Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg (story by) & Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu (teleplay by)

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