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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

Feb 11, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Past Sins (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST226


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

Air Date:           Monday, January 28, 2019


Director:           David Ramsey

                        1x Arrow - Diggle!


Writers: Onalee Hunter

                        2x Arrow / 7x The Last Ship


Tonya Kong

                        2x Arrow / 1x Daredevil / Story editor for Arrow and Daredevil





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


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

11 Blood Memory 27-Jan-19 1.34


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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Oliver deals w/sins of his father - Emiko and bodyguard’s son - Sam Hackett
    • Laurel deals w/sins of her Earth-2 days - tantrum on her birthday and killing the man who killed her father
    • Diggle being confronted by Curtis about starting the Ghost Initiative again
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Warehouse to get Kannon
      • Gotta come through a window
      • Police come in one way
      • Oliver chases
      • Kannon tied; cut loose; net arrow
      • Target gets away; quotes from Oliver’s sessions w/Dr. Parker
    • Diaz’s escape
      • Drugs don’t work on Diaz; Curtis panics; Diaz frees others
      • Diaz, China White, Cupid, Slade fight ARGUS agents
      • Diaz slips away, gets to van, confronted by Curtis
      • Curtis killed by Diaz
      • Diaz gets away and calls Dante
      • Surprise! Just a VR sim
    • Hackett at SPCD
      • Causes power to go out; electrifies building
      • Hackett puts electric bombs on cops; give me Oliver or I kill everyone
      • Dinah uses a rug as a shield so she can bust through door
      • Dinah shoot device off
      • Oliver tackles guy
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Vigilante turned SCPD employee
    • Doesn’t tell truth about what happened on the raft during first interview; does so later - trust through transparency
    • Kidnapper is an amateur
    • Takes Dinah to Sam’s apartment; bursts in w/o a warrant and probable cause
    • 77% of people want him fired
    • Wants to prove he is not like his father
    • To camera - I won’t lie again, promise
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Girls night out w/Laurel
    • DNA security system getting better
    • Stops Laurel from killing; she followed Laurel’s DNA
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Ghost Initiative - everyone gets stopped saying “Suicide Squad”
      • Diaz
      • Deathstroke, Jr
      • Cutter / Cupid
      • China White
    • Using Ghost Initiative to go after ARGUS; no oversight
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
    • Against the Ghost Initiative; tasked with making the bombs stable
    • Creates VR program
      • Diaz escapes; kills Curtis; calls Dante connection
      • Michelle - what does it say about Curtis if I thought him getting killed was not a surprise
    • Quits because Diggle won’t stop Ghost Initiative program; not following orders blindly anymore
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Why is she walking behind Oliver? Yes, he’s the star, but she’s the police captain
    • Week 1: allows Oliver to break evidence chain; Week 2: bursts in to Sam’s apartment illegally - and w/o evidence collecting equipment
    • Gets a note like Laurel's - one by one get them all
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Good start as DA - reformed vigilante
    • Killed father’s killer after she got her powers
    • Gets notes - I found you; I’m coming for you - thinks it’s the guy from Earth-2
    • Dad killed when she was 13 by Collins, on her birthday, getting a cake after she threw a tantrum
  • Emiko Queen
    • Why would I want to be a part of this family - she says as she visits her father’s grave
    • After second interview, tells Oliver that she is considering talking to him
    • Always knew she was a Queen




  1. The CW Renews 10 Series: ‘Arrow’, ‘Black Lightning’, ‘Charmed’, ‘Legends’, ‘Supergirl’, More – TCA (Date: 31 Jan 2019)
    1. The CW has handed early renewals to ten series for the 2019-2020 season. They include second seasons of the CW’s freshman hits Charmed and Legacies, as well as new seasons of Arrow (Season 8), Black Lightning (Season 3), DC’S Legends of Tomorrow (Season 5), Dynasty (Season 3), The Flash (Season 6), Riverdale (Season 4), Supergirl (Season 5), and Supernatural (Season 15).
    2. “This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday — which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers. In addition to growing our schedule across the week, we also continue to add more year-round programming. The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning,” said Pedowitz. “These shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”




  1. ‘Batwoman’: Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson & Nicole Kang To Co-Star In the CW Pilot (Date: 25 Jan 2019)
    1. Teen Wolf alumna Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage) and Nicole Kang (You) have been cast in lead roles opposite Ruby Rose in Batwoman, the CW’s DC drama pilot from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
    2. Tandy will play Sophie Moore, a high-level private security agent and one of Gotham’s staunchest protectors.
    3. Johnson will portray Luke Fox. A Dark Knight loyalist and son of Wayne’s R&D director Lucius Fox, Luke works to keep Wayne Tower secure in his boss’s absence.
    4. Kang is Mary Hamilton. Mary is Kate Kane’s step-sister and polar opposite.





From YouTube:  Pfruit0916

I thought this was a decent episode but had entirely too much Rene. That being said, it did get me invested in Emiko & her hunt for her mother’s killer. I’m going ahead and predicted that this Dante person, Dig & Lyla are investigating is also responsible for Kazumi’s death. Dante/his organization obviously has resources since he paid the long bow hunters for Diaz, so he would be able to commit a murder and set someone else up for it. I’m glad the reveal of Emiko came very quickly. Felicity was able to figure out that it was Thea who killed Sara based on olivers DNA markers in s3 so if she didn’t figure this out I would have been annoyed. Oliver’s reaction to the news made complete sense. He knows he parents have made questionable choices but they loved him and Thea. So of course it would be hard to reconcile that the same parents who died to protect him would then abandon Emiko.


I really enjoyed The olicity interactions this episode. In 7x08 a big part of their conflict was that she changed and as Oliver said, He fell in love with the old Felicity. And she said she couldn’t go back to being the girl he met with the red pen. I think she just needed reassurance that he could accept this new version of her. He gave her that in the crossover, when he said no matter who she grew into he would love her. Now they can move forward as a team. The DNA recognition security system that felicity installed in their apartment may be in the first step toward the Archer program that’s mentioned in the future.


Also, I found it interesting that Curtis was the only team arrow member not mentioned as having the Mark of Four. I have a feeling he’s dying at some point this season. Lastly, since the show seems to be shifting to Arrow Jr. with the hero’s kids showing up I’m wondering when we will see grown up JJ.




Link to Promo: (Date: 28 Jan 2019)


Episode: “Emerald Archer” [Season 7 Episode 12]

Air Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Summary: As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William's return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city.

Director: Glen Winter

Writers: Marc Guggenheim & Emilio Ortega Aldrich          

IMDB link:

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