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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 12, 2018

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


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

Air Date:           Monday, November 5, 2018


Director:           Ben Hernandez Bray

                        3x Arrow / 2x Legends / 1x Supergirl / 1x Lucifer


Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich

                        13x Arrow


Tonya Kong

                        Story editor: 13x Daredevil, wrote 1 / Story editor 4x Arrow, wrote 1





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


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




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




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?
    • Oliver is sent to Level 2 of the prison
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Town Hall
      • Fire set; Zoe in danger
      • FGA bursts in and saves her; rope arrow
    • Lofts
      • Another fire; Rene goes
      • FGA there; tells about Jon Cortez
      • Dinah arrives; Rene helps FGA leave; FGA leaves by flip
      • Dinah arrests Rene
    • Future Star City
      • Dinah uses bo staff to take out cops
    • Movie Theater
      • FGA comes in; rope arrow
      • Rene fights guys
      • Fire starts
      • Dinah uses scream; knocked over, plays weak; gets guy; shoots
      • FGA knocks out guy; climbs wall to pipe; bends pipe to put out fire
      • FGA hurt; Rene helps FGA leave
    • Flashforward
      • William and Roy go to Star City, which has seen better days
      • Beeps lead them to destroyed Smoak Industries; William easily cracks Felicity’s code; caught by police in restricted area; rescued by Dinah
      • Former vigilantes killed on sight
      • Star City fell when the Glades rose; wall around Glades, police protect Glades
      • William - cube within cube; reveals map
      • Zoe is a vigilante! With the resistance; Rene wouldn’t be caught dead in Star City
      • Dinah - Felicity Smoak is dead; not Felicity Queen, not Overwatch
      • Is this Earth 2? Is this the road to Star City 2046? Is this the darkest timeline?
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • Treated by Dr. Jarrett Parker, chief psychiatrist; Oliver a danger to himself and others
      • In room with buzzing and flashing lights
      • What is your name?
        • Round 1: Oliver Queen. Diaz tried to kill my family; I’m here to find Demon; says he will stop Diaz. I don’t need redemption
        • Round 2: Oliver knows it’s morning, doesn’t want to answer questions; drugged; Oliver flashes back to when Robert killed Hackett guy and himself to save Oliver (right my wrongs and survive); Doc - fathers provide legacy to sons, father put sins on Oliver
        • Round 3: Oliver drugged; still Oliver Queen; meditation; What about your son? Cycle of violence; Oliver - I’ve done everything for my son. Doc - mission tainted from start, let go of the past.
        • Round 4: Electrical stimulation to access memory; Doc - Oliver has very strong will; back to raft with father; switches to Oliver and William; Oliver tells William to live, then shoots himself.
        • Round 5: Evening. I’m inmate 4587
      • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
        • Tempted to torture Silencer for information
        • Goes to Laurel for help with Silencer
        • New Felicity fights back; nothing left to lose
        • Ruse with Laurel; drops screwdriver; planted tracker in belt
      • John Diggle / Spartan
        • Called in by Rene to talk to Dinah
        • Sometimes law and vigilantes need to work together
        • Quentin was willing to work with anyone who could help
        • Finds info on Jon Cortez
      • Roy Harper / Arsenal
        • Not very forgiving
      • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
        • Gives Zoe a Beebo!!!!!
      • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
        • Town Hall - people of Glades upset at SPCD; things better with vigilantes
        • Mayor Pollard tells her to catch FGA
        • Fires all over the Glades
        • Had to move on, be a different kind of hero for city
        • Has Rene work with her
        • Gives Zoe a canary pin
      • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
        • Tells Felicity torture is line not to cross; still has nightmares about when he tortured someone in military
        • Let me help, D
        • Zoe - only punks forget about community; tells Rene to do his thing
        • Calls Diggle
        • Knows about theater wanted to be bought
      • William Clayton
        • Inspired by Felicity to go into tech
      • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
        • Talks Felicity out of crossing the line
        • Being a DA for Quentin
        • Diaz taught her patience; use brain, Felicity
        • Her father and Ollie were murdered; got revenge, turned dark and couldn’t get back
        • Everyone knows Felicity on her Earth; she’s ruthless and has an empire
      • Longbow Hunters
        • Silencer - knows how to handle being a captive
      • Fake Green Arrow (FGA)
        • “You have failed this city”
        • Has version of The List
        • Disguises voice
        • Who’s the Fake Green Arrow (FGA)?
          • Present-day Roy Harper
          • Roy Harper from the future
          • William from the future
          • Some random person




  1. Arrowverse Crossover Heads to Chicago For Gotham City Scenes (Date: 2 Nov 2018)
    1. Production has moved to Chicago, where the city will stand-in for Gotham City. The news came courtesy of producer and former Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim, who shared a couple of pictures from the "Elseworlds" set in Chicago. "If you can’t bring Wayne Enterprises to Vancouver, you bring Vancouver to Wayne Enterprises.” This move is noteworthy considering that, so far, all of the Arrowverse shows have been filming in Vancouver. With Chicago playing the role of Gotham City, it's become clear that the iconic home of Batman will have an identity of its own on television, one that sets it apart from the likes of Star City, Central City and National City.
  2. Stephen Amell Got the Perfect Gift From 'The Flash' Wardrobe Department After the "Elseworlds" Crossover (Date: 6 Nov 2018)
    1. In a photo shared to Twitter, Amell revealed that he was given a very special t-shirt poking a little bit of fun at the fact that the actor wore the Flash's speedster suit for some of the crossover. As you can see in the photo, the shirt reads "My name is Stephen Amell and I have survived the tightest suit alive." The sentiment is a clever play on the opening of each episode of The Flash in which Grant Gustin's Barry Allen declares himself to be the fastest man alive.



Link to Promo: (Date: 5 Nov 2018)


Episode: “The Demon” [Season 7 Episode 5]

Air Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Summary: Felicity learns something new about Oliver that shocks her. Meanwhile, Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS. Dinah works with an unlikely ally.

Director: Mark Bunting

Writers: Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes

IMDB link:

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday November 8th, 2018.


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