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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

Mar 10, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Brothers & Sisters (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST231


Episode:            “Brothers & Sisters” [Season 7 Episode 14]

Air Date:           Monday, March 4, 2019


Director:           Marcus Stokes

                        1x Arrow / 1x Flash / 1x Blindspot / 1x Criminal Minds


Writers: Jeane Wong

                        2x Arrow / Script Coordinator: 37x Arrow


Rebecca Bellotto

                        8x Arrow / Staff Writer: 12x Arrow





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


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




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 2019 1.14



The Flash


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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Oliver and Emiko
    • William and Mia
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Suic….oh, yeah, Ghost Initiative training
    • Meeting with Virgil
      • Knew it was a trap
      • Cupid arrows; China White knives and kicks; Kane with swords
      • Virgil jumps out of the window
    • Pennytown meeting
      • Explosive arrow
      • Wild Dog w/guns
      • Emiko arrives with her own moves
    • Dante meeting
      • Diggle, Lyla, Oliver, Felicity, and Diaz at party
      • Director Bell is Dante’s source, one of many
      • Diaz shorted out his chip; rats out ARGUS
      • Gunfight!
      • Dante kills Bell and the Princess
      • Dante vs. Oliver - Dante brushes arrows aside, get in fight
      • Felicity pulls gun on Diaz in hallway; Diggle comes - Dante objective, but not priority this time
      • Lyla pulls gun on Dante; he jumps over edge while flinging daggers
      • Diaz back to Slabside
    • Flashforward
      • Connor has to admit that he knows Mia’s Oliver’s daughter and that he is Diggle’s adoptive son; Dinah didn’t know about Mia
      • William gets Bunker computer going; people connected to Felicity’s death are dying; Mia only wants to find Felicity
      • William: Oliver got my mom killed; he and Felicity promised to stay in my life after grandparents took custody; then never heard from them again (did grandparents shut off his phone and lie to him??); they didn’t want me
      • Mia: mom told me dad was a hero, but all of our problems are his fault and the other vigilantes.
      • William talks Mia into helping them
      • Mia knows about cube-within-cube; she knows about 3rd cube; inside is a mini-cassette; encryption via “ancient” tech
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • William not answering calls
      • Learns Emiko’s mother was killed a year ago
      • I trust Diggle
      • Sneaks into Emiko’s liar; gives her information about bullet
      • We’re family, Emiko, I want to help, and I can legit get killer
      • Helicopter brother/vigilante
      • Arrests Thornton
      • Figures out Felicity wants to kill Diaz
      • Gives Emiko police transcript; apologizes
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Nightmare
      • Not happy about Diaz; texts Laurel
      • Hacks Diaz’s head bomb
      • Our family needs a fresh start; tells Oliver about baby
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Has the Talk w/Oliver and Felicity about Diaz; ARGUS makes the world safe
      • Uses Curtis’s algorithm to find Dante
      • Lyla’s job in danger; GI blown
      • Sometimes best choice is protecting your family
      • Diggle takes the blame so Lyla can still be director and still have her career
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Hospital
    • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
      • How would you have felt if someone took over your mission when you started out?
      • Just be her brother
    • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
      • Diaz is in custody, I like being DA, so now’s not the time to kill Diaz
      • Figures out Felicity is pregnant
      • Pep talk to Felicity
    • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
      • Still owes money for Longbow Hunters
      • Would rather have head blow off than face Dante
      • Slabside - in cell, set on fire
    • Emiko Queen
      • Taking back her mission
      • Daggers tennis balls
      • Friend of Dante’s




  1. Arrow: Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson Signs On for Guest Role (Date: 06 March 2019)
    1. Ernie Hudson will make a guest appearance in "Spartan," the upcoming 19 episode of Arrow's seventh season. The episode will see Hudson play a Four-Star General with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) who joins Team Arrow for a special mission. The kicker is that Hudson's character apparently has a history with David Ramsey's John Diggle. In turn, unresolved tension from their past is likely to surface when they are once again forced to work together.


  1. The CW Announces 2019 Arrowverse Season Finale Dates (Date: 7 March 2019)
    1. As Black Lightning comes to an end and Legends of Tomorrow returns, Arrow will jump to a new time slot. Starting April 15, Arrow will air following Legends of Tomorrow, moving from 8 pm to 9 pm on Mondays. The series will remain in that spot until its May 13th finale.
    2. Black Lightning will air its Season 2 finale on March 18 at 9 pm. Arrow Season 7 will end on Monday, May 13 at 9 pm. The following week, Supergirl Season 4 will wrap on May 19 at 8 pm, Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 on May 20 at 8 pm and The Flash Season 5 on May 14 at 8 pm.


  1. Arrow to End With Shortened Season 8 (Date: 6 March 2019)
    1. Oliver Queen is hanging up his bow and arrow: The CW’s flagship DCTV series Arrow will end its run with an abbreviated Season 8. Star Stephen Amell made the announcement on Twitter, writing, “Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever.” The actor went on to reveal that the show will “return for a final run of 10 episodes this fall,” before concluding, “There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.”
    2. “This was a difficult decision to come to, but like every hard decision we’ve made for the past seven years, it was with the best interests of Arrow in mind,” executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said in a statement. “We’re heartened by the fact that Arrow has birthed an entire universe of shows that will continue on for many years to come. We’re excited about crafting a conclusion that honors the show, its characters and its legacy and are grateful to all the writers, producers, actors, and — more importantly — the incredible crew that has sustained us and the show for over seven years.”



Link to Promo: (Date: 5 March 2019)


Episode: “Training Day” [Season 7 Episode 15]

Air Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

Summary: Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much of Oliver's frustration, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Dinah gets some life-changing news.

Director: Ruba Nadda

Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich and Rebecca Rosenberg    

IMDB link:

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