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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

Jan 28, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – My Name Is Emiko Queen (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST225


Episode:            “My Name Is Emiko Queen” [Season 7 Episode 10]

Air Date:           Monday, January 21, 2019


Director:           Andi Armaganian

                        2x Arrow / 1x Blindspot / 1x Flash / 1x Supergirl


Writers: Benjamin Raab

                        2x Arrow / 2x Flash / 7x Warehouse 13


Deric A. Hughes

                        2x Arrow / 2x Flash / 7x Warehouse 13





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


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




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


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 Seeing Red 22-Jan-19 1.88




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Finding out who Emiko Queen is and why she put on the suit
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Emiko takes out a bunch of people on her list
      • Chasing guy down alley; strings him up, decks him
      • Warehouse - fights two guys; flip kick and arrow
      • Arrow shoot while bent back
      • Trains by throwing daggers
    • Talis Global Security
      • Gas arrow
      • Copy data
      • Guards wake up, come in shooting
      • She leaps out window to escape; goes to Rene
    • Emiko after Glenmorgan
      • Rene stops gunman; Emiko upset Rene interfered
    • Glenmorgan’s place
      • Curtis takes out security system
      • Emiko and Rene against a lot of dudes with guns
      • Explosive arrow; guns
      • Glenmorgan deflects arrow; fight with Emiko
    • Flashforward
      • Rene mayor of the Glades (ugh, that wig)
      • The Archer Program - citywide security system
      • Rene part of plan to destroy Star City
      • Rene doesn’t want Zoe to have contact w/Dinah
      • Dinah confronts Rene; Dinah reminds him of their promise to be their for each other - Rene, Dinah, Roy, Diggle, Oliver, and Felicity (no Curtis)
      • Dinah forces Rene to help
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • First day as a deputy - convinces Dinah to break chain of evidence
      • Wants to know more about sister before he meets her
      • Father had Oliver right his wrongs after he died; Robert wanted Walter Steele to right his wrong with Emiko after he died
      • Of course Moira prevented Emiko from getting taken care of
      • Finds Emiko at their father’s grave
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Looks like the crossover fixed their marriage issues!
      • Security system recognizes DNA
      • Has a DNA thing on her desk
      • DNA reveals new GA is Oliver’s half sister
      • Easily gets contents from warehouse to their place
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Goes behind Lyla’s back about starting the Ghost Initiative again
      • Lyla gets to pull rank, but not happy about John acting like Waller
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • Giddy when he gets to help Rene and Emiko
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Happy to have Felicity's help with DNA
    • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
      • Present
        • Helps Emiko; convinces her to let him work with her
        • Zoe wants him to help Emiko
        • Rest of team has moved on and found ways to be heroes in a new way, but he hasn’t
        • Brings in Curtis
      • Future
        • Mayor of the Glades; reelection campaign
        • Zoe is Chief of Staff; lectures him about how he used to be a hero and he wouldn’t just help the select few
        • No one came to help The Glades; Archer Program saved the Glades; went into the wrong hands once, barely recovered
        • Kevin Dale - guy who has plans w/Rene about destroying Star City; killed Felicity, Rene seems to be fine w/that
      • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
        • Not cooperating
        • “Dante” helped him pay debt to the Longbow Hunters
        • Agrees to Diggle’s offer - work with us and get your freedom
        • Not happy about getting a bomb in his head to be a part of the Ghose Initiative  
      • Emiko Queen
        • Seeking justice for her mother’s death
        • “I work alone”
        • Lived with mother in tenement in the Glades
        • After William Glenmorgan - bullet led her to him, but he has an alibi
        • Mother - Kazumi Adachi; Robert abandoned family
        • Who killed her mom? Mother was shot before fire started
        • Embracing darkness to get justice - sound familiar?
        • If she grew up in the Glades, how did she get trained? How did she get the suit?????? Could she have gotten trained because of her day job? What could that be? Military?




  1. Arrowverse: Supergirl Is Behind Bars in Latest Elseworlds Teaser (Date: 18 Nov 2018)
    1. This year's Arrowverse crossover "Elseworlds' is exactly three weeks away from its starting episode and The CW has released a new promo showing Supergirl in a precarious position. Imprisoned in a containment cell in an alternate version of The Flash's S.T.A.R. Labs, Kara Danvers is confronted by her captor: A twisted incarnation of her adopted older sister Alex.
    2. Link:
  2. BATWOMAN Makes Her Grand Entrance In This Latest ELSEWORLDS Promo - "That's Not Batman" (Date: 19 Nov 2018)
    1. Coming off a batch of Elseworlds promo stills, this latest teaser for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event gives us our first official look at Ruby Rose in action as Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman. It's just a few teasing shots, but we do get to see Gotham City's new Caped Crusader watching over her city, before seemingly dropping in on Green Arrow (Grant Gustin) and Vibe (Carlos Valdes) who are in the process of discussing the "myths" surrounding The Dark Knight. Yes, this promo also features our first official mention of Batman in The Arrowverse!



Link to Promo: (Date: 21 Jan 2019)


Episode: “Past Sins” [Season 7 Episode 11]

Air Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Summary: The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman and Carrie Cutter.

Director: David Ramsey

Writers: Onalee Hunter and Tonya Kong 

IMDB link:

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