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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

Oct 21, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Inmate 4587 (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST214


Episode:            “Inmate 4587” [Season 7 Episode 1]

Air Date:           Monday, October 15, 2018


Director:           James Bamford


                        10x Arrow / 1x Supergirl


Writers: Beth Schwartz


                        New showrunner / 25x Arrow / 2x Legends


Oscar Balderrama


                        16x Arrow





Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43


Legends Of Tomorrow


Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Nora 9-Oct-17 2.08

02 Blocked 16-Oct-18 1.69




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 9-Oct-18 1.02


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Oliver’s in prison - been there 5 months so far
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Prison breakfast
      • Derek Samson, Bronze Tiger, and Brick create a distraction to beat up Oliver
      • Oliver plants weapon on Bronze Tiger (Turner)
    • Fake Green Arrow attacks Stent; leaves him at police station
    • Gun seller in Glades
      • Rene goes to stop kid from buying guns; gets into a fight with thugs
      • Fake Green Arrow blows trunk and takes out guys
    • Stent’s deal - illegal weapons - warehouse
      • Dinah waiting for Fake Green Arrow
      • Deal in cryptocurrency
      • Flash arrows
      • Cops rush in
      • FGA shoots Stent; arrow with rope; flings Stint over his head; steals money; “You have failed this city.”
      • FGA surrounded; flashes; Wild Dog shows up; FGA flips his way out of trouble
    • Felicity’s place
      • Morning
      • Alarm buzzes; Diaz has found them
      • Tells William to run; Felicity throws coffee; Diaz shoots
      • Felicity and Diaz struggle; she hits Diaz with a fireplace poker
      • Diaz slams Felicity to floor
    • Prison shower
      • Oliver alone in shower
      • Cut; Oliver kicks guy through; brutal
      • Diaz has sent people to attack him
      • Oliver kicks the crap out of about 7 guys; gets knocked down by big guy; delivers Diaz’s message
    • Prison yard
      • Oliver uses Count of Monte Cristo to hit Brick in throat; takes weight to hit Diaz’s guy repeatedly and hits him some more; doesn’t resist guards taking him
    • Flashforward
      • 20 years in future
        • William finds Roy on Lian Yu; has hozen and lots of money
      • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
        • Beginning - nightmare: Felicity and William killed; tallies the days; keeping head down; working out; not making any friends; wants to shorten sentence
        • Walks away when Stanley is attacked after he refuses to help Brick and Samson
        • No phone privileges
        • Not happy Felicity wants to get back into the field
        • Smudges tally marks; goes to yard; fights back
      • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
        • Witness protection - she’s a barista; can’t help herself from helping app dude
        • After fight, tells Oliver she is sending William away and will become active again in finding Diaz; she’s fighting back
        • Gives William hozen - symbol of reconnection
      • John Diggle / Spartan
        • Still at ARGUS - burning resources to find Diaz
        • Oliver - staying low and not fighting back is not your style
      • Roy Harper / Arsenal
        • Flashforward - on Lian Yu 20 years in future
      • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
        • Still dating the cop
        • Working at ARGUS - head of R&D
      • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
        • The New Police Captain
        • Have to find Fake Green Arrow so law doesn’t think we are doing our vigilante thing anymore
        • Tells Rene where buy’s happening
        • Not happy Wild Dog showed up
        • Trying to restore city’s faith in SCPD
      • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
        • Running a boxing club; teaching self-defense
        • People in the Glades need hope
        • We should help Fake Green Arrow
        • Helps FGA; gets money, so do a few other businesses in the Glades
      • William Clayton
        • Sent to boarding school
      • Agent Watson
        • FBI still looking for Diaz
      • Stanley - Prison
        • Wants Oliver’s help
        • Claims to be wrongly accused of murder
      • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
        • DA - still faking being a lawyer and the original Laurel Lance
        • Zero-tolerance policy on vigilantes
      • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
        • Finds Felicity; has guys in prison attack Oliver
      • Prison - after Oliver:
        • Derek Samson (Cody Rhodes)
        • Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White)
        • Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones)
        • 3 have an operation; want Oliver to take Turner’s place
      • Fake Green Arrow (FGA)
        • “You have failed this city”
        • Has his version of The List
        • Who’s the Fake Green Arrow (FGA)?
          • Present-day Roy Harper
          • Roy Harper from the future
          • William from the future
          • Some random person




  1. Arrow Boss Talks Premiere's Big Twist, Oliver and Felicity's Shared Fight (Date: 15 Oct 2018)
    1. Monday’s Arrow season premiere went back to the beginning — and to the future! Through a series of flash-forwards, viewers were introduced to Oliver’s now-adult son William (played by Chasing Life‘s Ben Lewis) as he arrived on Lian Yu. “When you’re on a show for so long, the challenges are trying to tell new stories with your characters,” showrunner Beth Schwartz explains. But the new timeline, which picks up 20 years after the present day, has “just opened up a huge world for us, and the creativity just poured in. Now the stories are endless.” While the future glimpses won’t be included in every episode, they will be present “a lot,” and “all season and series,” reveals Schwartz, who is mum on details about the twist.
  2. Elseworlds Poster Flips the Arrowverse On Its Head (Date: 16 Oct 2018)
    1. The new poster for “Elseworlds,” the CW’s three-night superhero crossover, flips the script of the entire Arrowverse with its depiction of Barry Allen as Green Arrow and Oliver Queen as The Flash.
    3. Parody #1: "Elseworlds" Fan Poster Imagines the Flash as Superman (17 Oct 2018)
      1. Artist Boss Logic posted his latest "Elseworlds" creation to Twitter earlier today imagining Gustin suited up as the Man of Steel with Tyler Hoechlin trying out The Flash suit.
    4. Parody #2: "Elseworlds" Fan Poster Imagines Green Arrow as Supergirl (17 Oct 2018)
      1. Of the various strange costume choices we have seen Stephen Amell take on so far as part of the upcoming "Elseworlds" crossover, there is one dark horse candidate for fan favorite that seems to keep coming up: Supergirl. That's right, fans are eager to see the ultra-masculine, stubble-chinned Green Arrow actor suit up in a skirt and long hair for the crossover. And while it will almost certainly never happen for real, the magic of Photoshop has made it something that fans can enjoy.
    5. Arrowverse: Elseworlds Features An Unexpected Smallville Connection (18 Oct 2018)
      1. The latest Arrowverse crossover event, titled “Elseworlds,” is currently in the midst of shooting, and we’ve recently been literally swarmed with set pictures. From Superman in a black version of his costume to our first official look at Grimm actress Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. More pictures later surfaced, revealing that Amell and Gustin were both also on the set of Clark Kent’s Kansas homestead, the exact same farmhouse that was featured in the Tom Welling-starring series, Smallville.
    6. Arrowverse: Barry & Oliver’s Elseworlds Biker Duo Gets a Classic DC Name (Date: 17 Oct 2018)
      1. This year’s Arrowverse crossover has gradually been teasing alternate universe versions of the various heroes of The CW’s shared television universe and a multiversal incarnation of Oliver Queen and Barry Allen have just been named referencing a classic DC Comics duo. Set photos have emerged online as the crossover films in Vancouver the biker versions of the DCTV heroes sporting leather jackets with the name “Trigger Twins” emblazoned across the back. Judging by the set photos, which had originally surfaced yesterday, the DCTV incarnation won’t be siblings at all but rather biker versions of Barry Allen and Oliver Queen. Whether this alternate universe duo still fights crime or are criminals themselves have yet to be seen.




  1. Lex Luthor is Coming to 'Supergirl' (Date: 18 Oct 2018)
    1. Superman's greatest nemesis will come to Supergirl sometime after the crossover; he has not yet even been cast, and will not appear in the event.The addition of Luthor and Lois to Supergirl will likely get fans talking even more than they were before about the possibility of creating a Superman series featuring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. The odds have never seemed particularly high given the necessary budget, but recent reports that Henry Cavill and Warner Bros. have parted ways and the current Superman film franchise is dead in the water may give the idea of bringing the Man of Steel to television more credence.  




Link to Promo: (Date: 15 Oct 2018)


Episode: “The Longbow Hunters” [Season 7 Episode 2]

Air Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

Summary: Felicity is determined to find Diaz by any means necessary when Diggle tries to keep her on the outs and Oliver is forced to ally with an old enemy.

Director: Laura Belsey

Writers: Jill Blankenship & Rebecca Bellotto

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