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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

Apr 22, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Lost Canary (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST237


Episode:            “Lost Canary” [Season 7 Episode 18]

Air Date:           Monday, April 15, 2019


Director:           Kristin Windell

                        4x Arrow / 2x Blindspot / 1x Legends


Writers: Jill Blankenship

                        4x Arrow / 7x The Last Ship


Elisa Delson

                        1x Arrow / 1x One Tree Hill / 1x Everwood





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


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




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


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




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?
    • Laurel Lance goes back to being Black Siren. Her friends try to help her.
    • Future - Archer fighters are killing Canaries
    • Canary logo
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Hallway
      • Laurel in Black Siren outfit
      • Fights way to see Shadow Thief; uses scream
    • Dinah finds them
      • Cry sound, glass breaks, SARA LANCE in her White Canary suit!
      • Laurel throws knife, Sara knocks it away
      • Fight; Laurel uses cry to help them get away
    • Shadow Thief liar
      • Fake heat signatures
      • Delayed bomb
    • Stealing weapon
      • Thief to South Wing
      • Dinah and Sara there; Felicity tracked Thief’s suit; Laurel uses flash grenade
      • Laurel finds weapon; Felicity asks her what she wants; trio tells Laurel that she will have to kill them
      • Laurel sees someone, uses cry against Thief
      • Canaries give Felicity time to arm bomb
      • Canaries against guys with guns
      • Sara uses her cry device
      • They leave, bomb goes boom; four walk away
    • Mia vs. Hunter
      • Bo staff fails
      • Mia getting butt kicked
      • Canary cry; E2 Laurel comes in for the save
      • Laurel gives Mia some advice
  • Flashforward
    • Canary nests destroyed; many Canaries killed
    • Hunter with helmet; Archer in the helmet?
    • Zoe - we need to follow Dinah’s order; Mia - we need to get this guy
    • Galaxy One’s master plan - expand Archer to Star City
    • Mia decides to go out alone to fight, just like her father
    • Dinah - started Canaries as a support system for women
    • Future Laurel - From Earth-2 or there as a result of Crisis?
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Thinks finding Emiko’s mother’s killer will help him get through to her
    • Thinks Dante killed Emiko’s mother
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Determined to get through to Laurel; tries to convince Dinah; calls in Sara
    • Archer still offline
    • Finds info about Emiko’s mother’s killer
    • Emiko framed Laurel; hacks Laurel’s computer to talk to her; I’m still your friend
    • Being a good, supportive friendship vs. personal responsibility
    • Laurel pulled me back from the edge
    • Gives Dinah Sara’s cry device and OG Laurel’s Black Canary suit to E2 Laurel
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Thinks Laurel is guilty at first
    • Refuses to have Sara help
    • Realizes they are stronger together
    • Cover story - Laurel went undercover
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Accused of killing man she didn’t; old photo with Diaz; causes her to regress to Black Siren
    • Uses DA cases to find jobs
    • Decides to go back to Earth-2 to right her wrongs
  • Longbow Hunters
    • Kodiak has the rifle that killed Emiko’s mother
    • Directed to drop off location; coin w/chip; money from Swiss bank account
  • Sara Lance
    • Salmon ladder!
    • Figures out Laurel didn’t want to kill them w/the bomb
    • Finds Laurel at Quentin’s grave; talks about her redemption path
    • Redemption is a journey; stop running and take responsibility




Promo:  (Date: 15 April 2019)


Episode: “Spartan” [Season 7 Episode 19]

Air Date: Monday, April 22, 2019

Summary: After the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow, Diggle reluctantly reaches out to a Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency (guest star Ernie Hudson) for help, despite unresolved tension from their past. Meanwhile, Oliver discovers a piece of information that he believes will turn Emiko against the Ninth Circle. Alena returns with an interesting proposal for Felicity.

Director: Avi Youabian

Writers: Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes         

IMDB link:  

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