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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

Nov 5, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Crossing Lines (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST216


Episode:            “Crossing Lines” [Season 7 Episode 3]

Air Date:           Monday, October 29, 2018


Director:           Gordon Verheul

                        5x Arrow / 2 x Andromeda


Writers: Onalee Hunter (teleplay)

                        1x Arrow / 7x Last Ship


Sarah Tarkoff (teleplay)

                        9x Arrow


Elizabeth Kim (story)

                        2x 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


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




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




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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Agent Watson went behind boss’s back
    • Lyla crossing lines for the greater good
    • Oliver attacks guards to get to Level 2
    • Felicity lies to Watson; has Silencer prisoner
    • Felicity, Dinah and Renee “officially” / “unofficially” cross their immunity deal lines
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Cell
      • Big surprise - Oliver fell for Brick’s trap
      • Knife fight with Turner
      • Oliver uses book
      • Fist fight; one guy over railing
      • Oliver gets knife to Turner’s throat
      • Who thinks Stanley is the Demon? ~SP
    • CDC
      • Felicity puts footage on loop
      • Diaz, Red Dart, and Kodiak walk in; Silencer able to jam
      • Watson goes to room with Rene; Waston vs. Dart; Rene v. Kodiak
      • Dinah finds Silencer; they fight
      • Diaz fires gun
      • Everyone got away
      • (CDC isn’t that hard to get into. Rick Grimmes did it ~SP)
    • Prison fight
      • Oliver vs. Sampson
      • Oliver’s wound opens up
      • Oliver breaks Sampson’s arm
      • Leaps up to get Brick; holds knife to him
      • Oliver attacks guards
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • Trying to find info on Diaz
      • Tries to use Turner to talk his way into Brick’s party, which is an underground fighting ring (such a trope)
      • Going to Level 2 (Is this like Agents Of Level Security Levels? ~SP)
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Bugged FBI
      • Sleeping on Rene’s couch - (what about the daughter? ~SP)
      • Has plan to catch Diaz in the CDC
      • Her idea to keep Silencer her own prisoner
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Daddy moment with JJ (Daddy moment or interrogation moment?)
      • Romance on the front line
      • Confronts Lyla; she heard about threat, so she’s going behind ARGUS, expects John to respect her vigilante act
      • We need to cross the line together, Lyla
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • Helps Lyla and Diggle get into bank; painting near computer, hack away
      • Magic or magnets? ~SP
    • Agent Watson
      • Not getting resources to catch Diaz
      • Agrees to work with Felicity, Rene, and Dinah
      • Reassigned (We’ll see her again ~SP)
    • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
      • Broke into the CDC
      • Bones shattered when hit water
      • Uses what got from CDC to enhance his strength
    • Longbow Hunters
      • Red Dart
      • Silencer
      • Kodiak - guy with shield
    • Stanley - Prison friend
      • First rule of prison: trust no one … (including himself ~SP)
    • Prison Enemies
      • Derek Samson
        • Champion of fighting ring
      • Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
        • Brings up time with Suicide Squad; saved Lyla’s life
      • Danny “Brick” Brickwell
        • Talk to The Demon for Diaz info
        • Arranges for all of the inmates to get out of cells
        • Demon on Level 2




  1. Arrowverse crossover reveals first official look at The Monitor (Date: 30 Oct 2018)
    1. The Monitor has come to Arrowverse! EW is revealing the first official look at LaMonica Garrett’s multiversal observer Mar-Novu, who will be introduced in this year’s crossover “Elseworlds.” Check out the fiery character image.


  1. Jesse L. Martin is taking a medical leave of absence from The Flash (Date: 31 Oct 2018)
    1. Jesse L. Martin is stepping away from The Flash for a bit. EW has confirmed that the Broadway vet, who plays Detective Joe West, is taking a medical leave of absence from the Greg Berlanti-produced superhero drama. Martin suffered a back injury during the hiatus, which is why he has been seated in almost all of his scenes this season.
    2. (I thought he was just a tired new father. ~SP)




Link to Promo: (Date: 29 Oct 2018)


Episode: “Level Two” [Season 7 Episode 4]

Air Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Summary: Oliver and Felicity each make drastic moves to find Diaz; the new Green Arrow swoops in when arsonists target Rene's community center; Dinah faces pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante.

Director: Ben Hernandez Bray

Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Tonya Kong

IMDB link:

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday November 1st, 2018.


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