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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 13, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Living Proof (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST240


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

Air Date:           Monday, May 6, 2019


Director:           Gordon Verheul

                        2x Andromeda / 6x Arrow


Writers: Oscar Balderrama

                        2x Eli Stone / 1x Drop Dead Diva / 19x Arrow


Sarah Tarkoff

                        6x Vixen / 13x 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

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63


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

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 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

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

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05


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

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 1.45




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?
    • Oliver is “living proof” that people can change and better themselves
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Everyone survives a huge explosion, except Dinah’s bo
    • Boiler Room
      • Need to turn off generator in 8 minutes; room full of benzine
      • Parkour Genius Roy activate! Roy turns off generator and comes back up just in time (parkour cool, but team worrying about Roy has no tension because we know he lives)
    • Fake fight w/Emiko
      • Teams fights goons; Roy flip kicks; Dinah “makes” a staff; building about to explode, instead of leaving, Oliver fights Emiko; Oliver shoots Emiko, all team “dead”
    • SPCD
      • Emiko stole Oliver’s arrows to frame him for attack against cops
      • Weapon stolen
      • Diggle and Rene shoot goons
      • More Roy flip kicks
      • Oliver and Emiko on roof - Oliver tries to talk Emilko down
      • Cops show up
  • Flashforward
    • Zeta - Army for Galaxy One
    • Felicity - we need to destroy Archer, which has been upgraded; they tried before, but failed. Alena is the one who stole Archer
    • William finds blind spots; goes to Dale’s office to hack his computer; Felicity says no; William angry at Felicity for leaving him out of their lives; Felicity regrets it; they wanted him to have normal life. Why did she leave me out of her life?
    • Instead of talking to Felicity more, William goes behind her back and gets himself and Rene taken.
    • Alena - deal turned into hostile takeover; Dale threatened her family, so she hid
    • Galaxy One invades hideout
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Hallucinations with Tommy - he does not wake up until team gets there
      • Oliver wants to kill Emiko; Tommy doesn’t want him to
      • Stuck in father’s cycle - need to break free of lies and hate
      • Can keep past from hurting your kids
      • Tommy - fear leads to cruelty; be the best parts of yourself: “your loyalty, your selflessness, your courage, your compassion” - these are the qualities of the 4-pointed star
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • SPCD - real footage sent to cops; bomb’s file activated by Archer, which is created by Felicity; gives Alena hug and uses “canary cry” to knock out cops
    • Gets to bunker
    • Generator on is bad thing with chemicals all around
    • Tries to appeal to Emiko’s humanity by telling her about baby (know about baby - Diggle, Alena, Emiko, Laurel, Nyssa)
    • I want to do better than my parents; Alena - get a good firewall and go offline; Alena will run company
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Wants to help Roy; Roy took the fall once
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • My job is at risk
    • One to take the fall is better than all of us
    • Later to Roy - I was wrong, I made mistakes; try to better yourself
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • All the work we’ve done this past year is all gone
  • Emiko Queen
    • Goes to bunker



  1. The CW's Batwoman Announces Series Order with First Teaser (Date: 7 May 2019)
    1. The CW has announced the Arrowverse spinoff Batwoman has been picked up for a series order. Along with the announcement is the first teaser for the series, featuring the iconic Bat symbol and our first look at the show's logo. Played by Ruby Rose, Batwoman made her Arrowverse debut during this season's yearly crossover event, titled "Elseworlds."
    2. Even though Batwoman will follow Kate Kane's exploits in Gotham City, the series will only get "as close as it possibly can" to Batman without ever physically introducing him. As for his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, he "remains off-limits for the foreseeable future" as far as The CW is concerned.
  2. Jeopardy Featured A Question on DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (Date: 9 May 2019)
    1. Last night's episode of Jeopardy! featured a question about DC's Legends of Tomorrow -- although nobody on the episode could successfully answer it. But for comic book fans, the coolest thing going on last night was a reference to The CW superhero show, in which Caity Lotz plays Sara Lance/White Canary, a role she originated on Arrow. “Filipino martial arts training helped Caity Lotz play Sara Lance, the “White Canary,” who leads the time travelers on this DC show,” the answer read (the question, of course, was “What is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow?”).




Link to Promo: (Date: 6 May 2019)


Episode: “You Have Saved This City” [Season 7 Episode 22]

Air Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

Summary: The battle between Oliver and Emiko comes to a boiling point which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Beth Schwartz and Rebecca Bellotto      

IMDB link:

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