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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 18, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Star City Slayer (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST228


Episode:            “Star City Slayer” [Season 7 Episode 13]

Air Date:           Monday, February 11, 2019


Director:           Gregory Smith

                        7x Arrow / 2x Riverdale / 5x Legends / 2x Flash / 1x Supergirl


Writers: Beth Schwartz

                        Current Arrow Showrunner / 27x Arrow / 2x Legends


Jill Blankenship

                        3x Arrow / 7x The Last Ship





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


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

13 Goldfaced 5-Feb-19 1.89

14 Cause and 12-Feb-19 XS 1.71




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Serial killer comes to Star City
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Bunker
      • Dinah attacks Mia
      • Roy versus Connor
      • Dinah sends William rolling away
      • Mia gets Dinah, Roy has arrow pointed at Connor, William has gun pointed at Mia
  • Flashforward
    • Search for bombs - bombs might be stashed
    • William, Zoe, Roy and Dinah go to bunker - get darted by Mia and Connor
    • Mia wants codes to Archer
    • Mia doesn’t recognize William
    • Mia - I’m not trying to blow up Star City and I didn’t kill Felicity
    • Connor guards Roy and Dinah; Dinah recognizes Connor Hawke as Diggle’s son
    • Mia wants Archer to find Felicity
    • William - Felicity left my life long ago, wants to know why contacted him out of the blue
    • Mia is Mia Smoak, Felicity’s daughter and William’s sister. (Not surprised)
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Tries to be a good dad
    • Stanley walks right in; wants Oliver to listen to him
    • Tries to talk to Stanley
    • William slides over bottle; hits Stanley with bottle
    • Tells William that he will always have a home with him in Star City
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Talk first, then pancakes
    • During talk w/William shows him her cube-within-a-cube pattern
    • Our life isn’t normal for William, so maybe he should live
    • When the power is out, the security system goes down
    • Pregnant!!!! (Not surprised)
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Doesn’t want Curtis to leave
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
    • Leaves for job in DC; even turns down promotion in ARGUS
    • Identifies drugs; tracks shipment to Stanley's house
    • Uses T-sphere to cauterize Dinah’s wound
    • Gives Helix to Felicity
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Trains Zoe
    • Still adjusting to being outed
    • Recognizes pattern from being on CCPD
    • Why only take Rene, Diggle, and Curtis to Stanley’s house?
    • Finds murder board and info on Oliver; gets throat slit
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • Finds Stanley’s prison uniform
  • Stanley
    • The one leaving notes and stalking vigilantes
    • Killing people he thinks is harming Oliver
    • The Star City Slayer
    • Uses typewriter and develops own film
    • Cuts Dinah’s throat
    • Given “medicine” by father
    • Wants people to listen to him and be a new team w/Oliver
    • Don’t call me the Star City Slayer
    • Older brother fixation; corrects people
    • Killed brother when he wanted to send Stanley to Arkham
    • Back to Slabside
  • William
    • Got into a fight
    • Calls grandparents b/c he’s angry and wants a normal life
    • Decides to go w/grandparents - in Central City. Yeah, that’s such a safer place to live




  1. 'Arrow': Two Major Characters Leave the Show (Date: 11 Feb 2019)
    1. By the end of the episode, both Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and the younger version of William Clayton (Jack Moore) left the city and, as far as we can tell, the series.
    2. Kellum posted to Twitter: I’m so thankful to have been a part of this amazing show for the last four years. It has truly been a pleasure to get to work with such wonderful human beings on a daily basis and to interact with all the fans who make the show possible….This has been the most exhilarating experience I’ve ever had and I will definitely pop in here and there (you haven’t seen the last of Curtis Holt) in the future….Most importantly, thank you to all the fans who accepted me on this fantastic journey. I’ll always get to say I was Mr. Terrific! That’s so damn cool! Excelsior!
  2. Why the Arrowverse Shows and Friends Will Likely Leave Netflix (Date: 12 Feb 2019)
    1. Like practically every other Hollywood studio or network, WarnerMedia is set to launch its own streaming service which will seek to compete against the likes of Netflix and Hulu, as well as Disney's forthcoming launch of Disney+. And while the service is set to include plenty of new content -- including some new DC content -- like its competitor Disney, Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to pull some of its content from Netflix ahead of the launch of WarnerMedia.
    2. With Reilly telling the press that "sharing destination assets is not a good model," and the belief that said assets should be "exclusive to the service," it would seem the Arrowverse shows are likely to follow suit. Currently, The CW and Netflix have a deal which sees the channel's shows debut on the streaming service just weeks after a season wraps up. That deal, however, is set to expire this Spring, and it's not expected that it'll be renewed. As Reilly explained, Warner Bros. is very interested in putting those titles "on our platform," which means Warner Bros. would likely retain exclusive streaming rights to shows such as Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and the non-Arrowverse Black Lightning.
    3. It remains to be seen whether or not WarnerMedia will absorb the previously launched DC Universe, which is home to shows such as Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, and the forthcoming Doom Patrol. Warner Bros. has yet to unveil an official launch date for its latest streaming service, but it is expected to arrive, at least in beta form, by year's end. As for the price point, the streaming service is expected to offer three different membership tiers, though how those will break down remains unknown at this time.




  1. Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood get engaged(Date: )
    1. Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has announced her engagement to former castmate Chris Wood. The actress took to Instagram to share the happy news on Sunday (February 10), "Yes yes yes it will always be yes," she captioned the adorable photo, in which she showed off her massive ring.




From our last video on YouTube:
First, we got a documentary and now a horror episode. It’s nice that after 7yrs they are still doing new things to keep the episodes exciting and Brendan Fletcher did a great job as Stanley, he was very creepy. The one complaint I had was the amount of time spent on trying to save Dinah, it wasn’t really suspenseful because we know that she survives in the flash-forwards.

I’m okay with Curtis leaving, the writers seemed to be struggling to incorporate him in the story for a while now, but maybe he will show up again for the next crossover since they will probably need every hero they can get.
Also, his exit gives Felicity full control of Helix, so Smoak Tech can finally rise.

William going to live with his grandparents makes sense. I’m glad it wasn’t Oliver sending him away for his safety but instead giving him a choice in what happens to him. I am incredibly curious about why William feel like they “abandoned” him, when we see that it was his decision to leave and olicity said they would call, visit, etc.(I appreciate the detail of having Felicity show him the trick on the Rubik’s cube, since it was in the flash-forwards at the beginning of the season. But that still leaves me wonder how william knew where her office was in Smoak Tech if he left before the company was built.)

Mia is the olicity baby, so I guess the transitions in 7x08 were actually clues. It makes sense, they have a son who is tech oriented like Felicity and a daughter who is a fighter like Oliver. Plus, they get to parallel Emiko/Oliver’s relationship in the present with Mia/William’s in the future.

I remember Oliver randomly mentioning “The scroll & Key” in 7x08, I’m wondering if that’s going to play into the flash-forwards because Mia has a giant key tattoo. We know from Oliver’s history that all of his tattoos had significance. I’m thinking William is the scroll & Mia is the Key in this equation and that’s why are being brought together after all these years.

Lastly, I’ve noticed that many aspects of this season are like season 1. Random things happened like Walter buy Unidac industries only for them to later reveal that it was a major plot point because that company built the earthquake machine. I think they are doing that again with the fires in the Glades. We found out Emiko’s mom was shot & it was covered up with a building fire. Earlier this season she helped stop a group of men who were setting a theatre on fire in the Glades.They said someone was buying up the burnt properties for cheap. I think thats Dante/The Ninth Circle and it plays a part in how the Glades rise.



Link to Promo: (Date: 29 Oct 2018)


Episode: “Dancing Queen” [Legends Season 4 Episode 3]

Air Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Summary: When the Legends discover a fugitive is hiding in 1970's London, they realize he is part of a gang that is targeting the British Monarchy.

Director: Kristin Windell

Writers: James Eagan & Morgan Faust    

IMDB link:

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