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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

Oct 29, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – The Longbow Hunters (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST215


Episode:            “The Longbow Hunters” [Season 7 Episode 2]

Air Date:           Monday, October 22, 2018


Director:           Laura Belsey

                        6x Arrow / 1x Preacher / 1x Flash / 1x Blindspot


Writers: Jill Blankenship

                        1x Arrow / 7x Last Ship


Rebecca Bellotto

                        6x Arrow





Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43

02 The Longbow Hunters 22-Oct-18 1.18


Legends Of Tomorrow


Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Virgin Gary 22-Oct-18 1.00




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52

02 Fallout 21-Oct-18 1.34




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 1.87




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 9-Oct-18 1.02

03 The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry 1.18


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Introduction of one of the big bads of the season - The Longbow Hunters
    • Really two references in 1
    • First - The seminal Mike Grell Graphic Novel “The” Longbow Hunters a three-issue prestige format comic book miniseries published in 1987 by DC Comics. Written and drawn by Mike Grell, it stars the character Green Arrow
    • Second, the Jeff Lemire New 52 run: The Longbow Hunters first appeared in Green Arrow Vol. 5 #31 and were created by Jeff Lemire. where they surround John Diggle following an ambush where they were assisted by Clock King who double-crossed Diggle. Richard Dragon has Brick, Count Vertigo, Killer Moth, and Red Dart surround John and states that he is going to bring Green Arrow to them
    • Kodiac from the New Longbow Hunters is a member of the Shield Clan, which was introduced in the outsiders war Issues 25-31
    • BTW: The New Team includes Silencer, from the New Age of Heroes that debuted in March 2018 from Dan Abnett
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Global Solutions
      • Red Dart shoots dart into computer; gets pen and card
      • Kodiak takes out guy with his shield
      • Guards come in; Kodiak uses shield, Red Dart darts; silence - Silencer knocks out guard
      • Steals a renewable battery
    • Pennytown - Longbow Hunters
      • Felicity - put trackers on things
      • Felicity, Curtis, and Rene break in
      • Felicity triggers system self-destruct
      • ARGUS bursts in
      • Battery is a weapon
    • Prison hallway
      • Stanley helps with mission
      • Oliver puts 3 small pencil pieces in top of plastic bottle with a balloon; uses it as a bow
      • Knocks out lights
      • Oliver - my wife taught me some things about computers
    • Diaz Property
      • Black Canary and Black Siren go in
      • Siren wants to kill Diaz; Dinah wants to bring Diaz in
      • Duo splits
      • Silence around Laurel; her scream does nothing to Silencer; fight; fists, pipe
      • Dinah comes in; takes both screams to take down Silencer’s field
    • Train
      • ARGUS goes to protect train; Felicity “Overwatch”
      • Felicity assumes all Longbow Hunters on train
      • Kodiak comes in from above; uses shield to take down ARGUS guys (Captain America elevator scene)
      • Red Dart uses gas and locks door; Diaz on train; Felicity opens door
      • Diggle has Diaz in sights; Diaz has flamethrower; Diggle stabs Diaz; they fight
      • Diggle grabs battery; tells Felicity to detach car, won’t because of Diaz; Curtis does it; Diggle jumps
    • Prison
      • Oliver stabs himself and frames Yorke
  • Flashforward
    • William says Oliver and Felicity just left him
    • Hozen started beeping 3 weeks ago
    • William still has nightmares about mother’s death
    • William - billion dollars for maglev tech
    • Roy - I want to forget about past
    • Roy and William dig up Oliver’s box of gear; Roy finds note in bow, burns note, says they have to go to Star City
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • New opening - not Arrow; he’s Inmate 4587
    • Guard - doesn’t think Oliver’s a hero; Oliver has to figure out a way to get rid of him without killing him
    • Step 1: get info; get a computer
    • Given a weapon by Turner
    • Step 2: Tries to warn guard, Yorke
    • Step 3: Stabs himself and blames Yorke
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Came up on the iDragon - analyzes info about Diaz
    • Wants to be on the ARGUS team
    • Plan - Use Curtis’s T-spheres to find Diaz; fails
    • Angry Diggle didn’t become new Green Arrow
    • Obsessed in finding Diaz; leaves ARGUS and goes to FBI
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Knows about Longbow Hunters thanks to Anatoly
    • Told to go after tech by boss
    • ARGUS has rules; blocks Felicity’s computer
    • Our old life is over
    • Chose family because saw what hood did to Oliver’s family; couldn’t make sacrifice
  • Roy Harper / Arsenal
    • I want to forget about the past
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
    • Hosts dinner for the team
    • Wants Felicity to stop hacking from his terminal
    • Helps Felicity find Longbow Hunters spot
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Babysits Laurel
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • Goes to back up Felicity and Curtis
  • William Clayton
    • Commitment issues
    • Can’t use bow
  • Agent Watson
    • Felicity goes to her
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • DA - ditching her police protection
    • Does miss Quentin
    • Apologizes to Dinah for killing Vince - redemption arc begins
  • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
    • Tries to get weapon
  • Longbow Hunters
    • Red Dart
    • Silencer
    • Kodiak - guy with shield
  • Stanley - Prison friend
    • Knows stuff because he asks a lot of questions on the behalf of the Green Arrow
  • Prison Enemies
    • Derek Samson
    • Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
    • Danny “Brick” Brickwell
      • Wants Oliver to take out guard in exchange for info on Diaz
  • Fake Green Arrow (FGA)
    • “You have failed this city”
    • Has his version of The List
    • Who’s the Fake Green Arrow (FGA)?
      • Present-day Roy Harper
      • Roy Harper from the future
      • William from the future
      • Some random person




  1. New John Wesley Shipp As The Flash Photo Revealed For Arrowverse Crossover (Date: 22 Oct 2018)
    1. Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim has shared a new, up-close look at John Wesley Shipp in his role as The Flash from the upcoming "Elseworlds" Arrowverse crossover. While the costume may look nearly identical to the one worn by Shipp during his first go-round as The Flash in 1990 and 1991, Guggenheim credited The Flash costume designer Kate Main with "pulling off this miracle," developing a costume that looked like the original but presumably did not leave Shipp as miserable as that one did.
  2. Arrowverse "Elseworlds" Crossover: First Look at the Monitor Revealed (Date: 23 Oct 2018)
    1. The Monitor is coming to the Arrowverse and a new batch of set photos has revealed a first glimpse at the character in live action. The Monitor was a central figure in the classic DC Comics story Crisis on Infinite Earths, which became the template for the superhero event series. In the "Elseworlds" crossover, he is played by LaMonica Garrett.



Link to Promo: (Date: 22 Oct 2018)


Episode: “Crossing Lines” [Season 7 Episode 3]

Air Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

Summary: Still in prison, Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS.

Director: Ben Hernandez Bray

Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Tonya Kong

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday October 25th, 2018.


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