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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

Mar 15, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 6.5 Edition – Zari (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST187


The Official Arrow and Green Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network Covering DC Comics and CW Based DC Comic TV Shows


Episode: “Zari” [Season 3 Episode 3]

Air Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Director:           Mairzee Almas


                        2x Arrow | 5x The 100 | 3x Legends | 2x Lucifer | 2x Defiance | 9x Smallville


Writers: James Eagan


                        3x Legends | 2x Ash vs Evil Dead | 3x Hellcats


Ray Utarnachitt


                        9x Legends | 1x Flash | 4x Tomorrow People | 2x Person of Interest





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


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




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




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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Team rescues a woman named Zari
  • Time travel
    • Seattle - 2042
      • Dystopia - Police State - ARGUS
      • Metahumans outlawed in 2021
      • Religion illegal
      • ARGUS experiments on metahumans
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • Kuasa attacks police
        • Gets into cab; kills both cops
        • Zari gets away
      • Police try to arrest Sara and co
        • Mick wants to burn, but Sara says to do what police say
        • Sara waits until police close, attacks, does her ninja thing
        • Ray and Nate punch
        • Mick upset he didn’t get to burn anyone
      • Bar fight!
        • It’s not a season of Legends without a bar fight
        • Mick and Sara find Zari at the bar; Kuasa finds them
        • Sara uses sticks, but Kuasa is strong and throws her
        • Sara - hey Mick, how about a distraction
        • Mick starts bar fight; they get away
      • Fight way out of ARGUS prison
        • Punch, punch, punch
      • Time Bureau ship vs. Waverider
        • TB ship bigger, fires on Waverider
        • Sara has Gideon strengthen front shields, plays chicken
        • Sara’s action lets jump ship slip away
        • Sara wins
      • Fight against Kuasa
        • Ray follows Zari, who has the wind totem, to sanctuary area
        • Kuasa shows up; Zari refuses her offer
        • Zari’s wind not good enough to beat Kuasa
        • Amaya shows up; her totem is strong against Kuasa
        • Kuasa can’t kill Amaya because of the whole grandma thing
      • Sara Lance / White Canary
        • It is our job to help people
        • Wants to “kill” Zari for giving them the slip, then using them on a heist
        • Plays chicken with Sharpe
        • Rate her as Captain:
      • Ray Palmer / The Atom
        • Dumbest disguise to a “bad guy” bar ever
      • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
        • Figures out future a police state because he can smell pigs
        • Finds Zari because knows where someone on the run would go
        • Just wants to burn some people
        • Why should we help these people?
        • Bar fight!
        • Only one allowed to kill “Haircut”
      • Martin Stein / Firestorm
        • Wants Sara to compromise with Time Bureau
        • Mansplains to Amaya
        • Wants to solve Amaya’s problem with totem with science
      • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
        • Releases all metahumans in prison because sees them being experimented on
        • We can’t leave Zari in 2042
      • Nate Heywood / Steel
        • “Come with us if you want to leave” - Ray: I got to use that too
        • Mansplains to Amaya
        • Helps Amaya by synthesizing a hallucinogenic drug
        • Tries to pilot the Waverider while high
      • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
        • Harnesses power of spider while dreaming
        • Learns what mansplaining is
        • Takes drug, goes on vision quest
        • Goes to the “world between world”
        • Told to embrace power and that she needs to guide the new totem bearer
        • Talks Zari into becoming member of team
      • Zari
        • Hacker with a long list of crimes
        • Muslim
        • Brother used totem to fight ARGUS; died
        • Uses the Legends to steal totem from ARGUS
        • Family dead; goes back to Seattle
        • Agrees to stay with Legends, but doesn’t promise to be a member of team
      • Gideon
        • Maker of drugs
        • Not a fan of being fired on
        • “What a bitch” - how she feels about Sharpe
      • Time Bureau
        • Gary
          • In 2042, sees Kausa (Water Witch) try to kill Zari
          • Code 99
          • Reluctant to accept team’s help
          • Doesn’t like it when Zari is brought on board; spills the beans about team being time travelers
          • Calls in Sharpe
        • Ava Sharpe
          • Hates the Legends because they are the worst and they mess everything up
          • Fires on the Waverider
          • Ready to destroy the Waverider
          • Loses to Sara in game of chicken
        • Legion of Doom: The Sequel
          • Kuasa
            • Offers Zari revenge
            • Master of her water ability
            • Has stone with time spell
            • Tells Amaya that she can’t kill her because if she does, she will be killing herself




  1. 'Arrow's Roy Harper Arc Will Take a One Week Break (Date: 22 Feb 2018)
    1. On Thursday, March 15th, The CW will not be airing a new episode of Arrow, and will instead be re-airing the episode "All For Nothing". This brief programming change is largely due to what's airing before Arrow, with Supernatural being replaced by a one-hour special titled "Tough Mudder: Tougher Together". This means that "The Thanatos Guild", the sixteenth episode of this season, will presumably be airing a week later, on March 22nd. While details on this episode are scarce, we know that it will be part of Roy's short multi-episode arc, which is expected to have a major effect on one Arrow mainstay. And if that wasn't enough, the episode will also feature the return appearance of Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law), who was last seen in the season five finale.




  1. Jonah Hex Confirmed for 'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 3 Finale (Date: 20 Feb 2018)
    1. Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) will return to DC's Legends of Tomorrow for its season 3 finale, has confirmed. Warner Bros. Television confirmed the speculation, but had no comment as to what role Hex might play in the episode.


  1. Chris The Flash's Violett Beane to appear on Legends of Tomorrow
    (Date: 21 Feb 2018)
    1. The Flash‘s Violett Beane, a.k.a. Jesse Quick, will make an appearance in the 15th episode of Legends of Tomorrow, EW has learned.
      Details on what brings her to the Waverider are being kept under wraps, but the episode in question is titled “Necromancing the Stone.” Her arrival comes on the heels of Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) joining the Legends — he briefly appeared at the close of Monday’s episode as Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) set out to recruit him.
      Beane will also return to The Flash in the Tuesday, March 6 episode, teaming up with the Scarlet Speedster and Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp) to stop a nuclear bomb from destroying Central City.


  1. Legends of Tomorrow: John Noble will actually appear — but there's a twist! (Date: 19 Feb 2018)
    1. EW has learned exclusively that the actor, who has been voicing this season’s big bad Mallus, will appear as himself in an upcoming episode of Legends. Yes, as himself. Seriously. As EW previously revealed, the time demon Mallus will be an entirely CG creation, hence Noble appearing in a different capacity.




Part 2: Promo for Next Week’s Episode


Link to Promo: (Date: 8 Feb 2018)


Episode: “Collision Course” [Season 6 Episode 14]

Air Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Summary: Oliver, Diggle and Felicity disagree with Dinah, Curtis and Rene on how to handle Black Siren. The two teams face off and a fight ensues.

Director: Ken Shane

Writers: Oscar Balderrama & Rebecca Bellotto

IMDB link:


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