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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

May 6, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Confessions (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST239


Episode:            “Confessions” [Season 7 Episode 20]

Air Date:           Monday, April 29, 2019


Director:           Tara Miele

                        2x Hawaii Five -O / 2x Arrow


Writers: Onalee Hunter

                        7x The Last Ship / 3x Arrow


Emilio Ortega Aldrich

                        16x 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

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


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 Apuestas 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




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


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

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




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?
    • Team interrogated about events at a metro station
    • Learn they covered up truth - Roy killed guards because of blood lust
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Aerodyne
      • First refuses Team’s help
      • Toth in league with 9th Circle
      • Thermal fogger
      • Roy Harper - parkour genius; jumps, flips, gets shot
      • Roy starts shooting; Emiko dodges an arrow Matrix style
      • Roy beats guys with bow and does flip kicks; gets taken out by Virgil
    • Switch room
      • Felicity and Roy
      • Roy leaves
    • Roy
      • Fights 9th goons in hallway; gets knocked in head
    • Diggle and Rene
      • Went to shaft
      • Rene goes after Emiko
    • Rene
      • Tries to talk Emiko down; learns Emiko is the leader
      • Emiko shoots his hand
    • Oliver
      • Went to vent room
      • Shoots device; fights guys; sweep kicks
      • Gets electric bow; kicks lots of ass
      • Frames Emiko
    • Truth
      • Dinah helped Oliver in vent room, so he had help
      • Roy fought in hallway, got hit, then came back, violent, beat 9th Circle guy with pipe, guards showed up, he beat them
    • Abandoned building
      • Felicity says Emiko is there; team goes
      • No thermal imaging
      • Team spreads out
      • Oliver chases Emiko; finds her; she wants him to die a villain
      • She blows up building
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • Team went to subway platform to stop the 9th Circle from releasing bioweapon
      • Has to confess the truth about Emiko
      • Figures out truth about Roy; upset Roy didn’t tell him
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Can’t stop eating
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Agrees with Oliver - if one of team goes down, we all go down
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Acts like a hardass during questioning
      • Lies about being on mission
      • Helps team cover truth about Roy, but not happy about it
    • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
      • Emiko was nice to me once, so maybe she’s not 100% evil
      • Prints on pipe
      • Says Roy not part of team; sides with Dinah
    • Emiko Queen
      • Confesses to Oliver that she could’ve saved their father
      • Wants to ruin Oliver’s life - even though he had nothing to do with their father being a jerk
      • Stole security footage and gave it to police
    • Roy Harper
      • Called in by Oliver; Oliver doesn’t want to tell Thea about their evil half sister yet
      • Been destroying pits with Thea and Nyssa
      • Incredible at parkour
      • Thanatos Guild got him; pit used to bring him back, then destroyed







  1. The Flash Gives Major Shout-Out to DC Writer Gail Simone (Date: 30 April 2019)
    1. The Flash just gave DC writer Gail Simone her due. In "Gone Rogue," the latest episode, Nora West-Allen stole blueprints from a company named after her. In the very opening of the episode, Nora headed straight for G. Simone & Associates: Architecture, Planning, Interiors. There, she took the blueprints for McCulloch Technologies off the server, then fried it with her Speed Force lightning.
    2. Simone, of course, can be credited with bringing Rag Doll into the spotlight. In her cult classic run on The Secret Six with Dale Eaglesham, Rag Doll was an integral member of the team; the character quickly became a DC fan favorite after her run. Since Rag Doll was featured heavily in "Gone Rogue," it makes sense for Simone to get such a major shout-out.
    3. In addition to her work on The Secret Six, Simone is a prolific comic book writer. Her major credits include Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Red Sonja, Deadpool, Leaving Megalopolis and Clean Room. She recently wrote Domino for Marvel Comics and now serves as chief architect for Lion Forge's superhero line, which makes her Flash namedrop all the more fitting.



Link to Promo: (Date: 29 April 2019)


Episode: “Living Proof” [Season 7 Episode 21]

Air Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

Summary: Oliver finds himself in a precarious position. SCPD shows up with a warrant for Felicity.

Director: Gordon Verheul

Writers: Oscar Balderrama & Sarah Tarkoff        

IMDB link:

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