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Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – The Demon (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST218

Nov 19, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – The Demon (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST218


Episode:            “The Demon” [Season 7 Episode 5]

Air Date:           Monday, November 12, 2018


Director:           Mark Bunting

                        First Assistant Director turned director / 3x Arrow


Writers: Benjamin Raab

                        1x Arrow / 2x The Flash / 7x Warehouse 13


Deric A. Hughes

                        1x Arrow / 2x The 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


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




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




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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Find out who The Demon is
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Cell
      • Someone breaks in; they fight
      • Talia!!!!!!
    • Meeting with Byrd
      • Byrd decides to bomb the place, killing everyone, framing Curtis
      • Countdown - gun pops out of case, killing dudes
      • Curtis takes Byrd down and disarms the bomb
    • Escape
      • Oliver fights guard; Talia hits guard; Talia and Oliver fight in common area; get electrocuted
      • In room: Oliver chokes Parker; fights guards, breaks arms. Oliver gets info; Talia takes drill and removes bracelets, triggers alarm
      • Common area: Oliver has chains; Talia has sticks; inmates and guards fight; guard tries to electrocute, Oliver decks him
      • Hallway: Guards in riot gear; Oliver and Talia go to town and win
      • Morgue: only way out; Oliver stays because he’ll be a fugitive; Talia goes out the water; Oliver gives her time, takes care of a few, but gets beaten by guards
    • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
      • Bracelet electifies
      • No visitation privileges
      • Confronts guy; guy pushes him; guy has to go to The Room; guy dies
      • Refuses Talia’s first offer to escape; I’m Inmate 4587
      • Doesn’t think Dr. Parker is on it; goes to Parker, who doesn’t want Oliver to get involved - he’s not supposed to be the hero anymore
      • Finally comes to his senses; wants to expose truth about Parker
      • I am Oliver Queen!
      • Hiding in shadows was never the answer
      • Gets back to Level 1
    • Talia
      • Ran afoul of an old foe in Gotham
      • Diaz’s drug allowed Talia to survive; traded help to get Oliver
      • Escape plan
      • Gets info to Felicity; kills Parker
    • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
      • Silencer’s tracker working; then needs signal boost
      • On the hunt for Level 2 - gets help from Laurel and Dinah
      • Parker’s goal - make people docile; erase identity if needed
    • John Diggle / Spartan
      • Has to give Curtis a pep talk - Mr. Terrific is who you are
    • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
      • Hesitant about going undercover - mission to get Bryd
      • 14 Phds, speaks 6 languages
      • Not happy has to do a second meeting
      • Finds out about painting
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Has to give Felicity and Laurel access to physical files; needle in the haystack hunt
      • Tells Felicity to stop blaming herself
    • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
      • Tries legal ways to get Oliver out of Level 2
      • Empathy is a new thing
      • Perhaps we can appeal Oliver’s sentence
    • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
      • Has found Anatoly
    • Longbow Hunters
      • Silencer in Moscow
    • Stanley - Prison friend
      • Tells Felicity that Oliver is on Level 2
      • I’m Oliver’s sidekick




  1. DC Unveils First Arrowverse Elseworlds Teaser Trailer (Date: 12 Nov 2018)
    1. The first trailer for the CW's upcoming Elseworlds event has arrived, and things are a bit...weird. Like, "Oliver Queen as Barry Allen" weird. Complete with being married and kissing Iris West-Allen. Yeah, really. Oliver's as confused as you are, which is to say, a lot.
    3. Barry Allen is the Green Arrow in New Elseworlds Promo (Date: 13 Nov 2018)
    5. A new promo that premiered during this week's episode of The Flash shows a very perplexed Barry fighting an unaware Diggle and coming to the startling realization that he's the Green Arrow, complete with his repertoire of moves and combat prowess.
  2. CW Midseason: Jane the Virgin to Wrap Run on Wednesdays, Roswell Lands on Tuesday, One Superhero on the Move (Date: 12 Nov 2018)
      8 pm THE FLASH (Midseason Return)
      9 pm ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Series Premiere)

      8 pm SUPERGIRL (Midseason Return)
      9 pm CHARMED (Midseason Return)

      8 pm ARROW (Midseason Return)
      9 pm BLACK LIGHTNING (New Time Period Premiere)
    2. Legends of Tomorrow will take a break, resuming Season 4 in April.




Link to Promo: (Date: 12 Nov 2018)


Episode: “Due Process” [Season 7 Episode 6]

Air Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

Summary: Slabside becomes even more dangerous after a guard is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Felicity enlists help from a surprising source in her pursuit of Diaz, and Laurel flexes her muscles as the District Attorney.

Director: Kristin Windell

Writers: Sarah Tarkhoff & Tonya Kong

IMDB link:  

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