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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

Mar 18, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Training Day (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST232


Episode:            “Training Day” [Season 7 Episode 15]

Air Date:           Monday, March 11, 2019


Director:           Ruba Nadda

                        1x Arrow / 1x Roswell, New Mexico / 4x NCIS: Los Angeles / 2x Killjoys


Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich

                        15x Arrow


Rebecca Rosenberg

                        1x Arrow / Writers Production Assistant 13x 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

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

14 Brothers & Sisters 4-Mar-19 0.89

15 Training Day 11-Mar-19 1.02


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

12 Menagerie 17-Feb-19 1.15

13 What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way 3-Mar-19 1.14

14 Stand and Deliver 10-Mar-19 1.05


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

15 King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd 1.67

16 Failure Is An Orphan 12-Mar-19 1.55




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

14 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin 4-Mar-19 0.77

15 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha 11-Mar-19 0.75


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Team Arrow training with the SCPD
    • Mia has to “train” William how to operate in Star City
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Gang meeting
      • SPCD arrive
      • Felicity uses private satellite, loophole
      • Oliver - there are blind spots, we all can’t go in together
      • SPCD rush in, gun fight, cover blown
      • Dinah calls retreat; Oliver blows up case because guy used one
      • SPCD system crashes
    • Midas
      • Team Arrow is their suits; SCPD there too
      • Dinah uses her staff
      • Oliver - arrows and hand-to-hand; secures evidence
      • Spartan and Wild Dog - guns - lots of bullets around chemicals
      • Oliver helps Spartan and Wild Dog when they’re cornered
      • Dinah arrests Midas in Canary suit; Oliver puts arrow in Midas
      • Cops find chemicals; all is good
  • Flashforward
    • Mia and William have to work together to get microcassette player
    • Mia reminds William of Oliver
    • Message: Felicity - first time I’ve gotten to say your names in the same sentence; kept you apart to protect you; give coordinates to team, get out of Star City, and don’t look for me. Mia - we’re ignoring her, right? William - of course.
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Working with the police will keep us safe
    • Has to learn what actual evidence is
    • Threatens Midas, gets a confession, takes him into custody, blows case because Dinah was getting a warrant, and threats don’t count in court
    • If baby a girl, Mia; short for Moira - sweet and fiery
    • Still expects to be in William’s life and that both kids will know each other
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • Not happy to use SPCD tech
    • Wants to keep pregnancy quiet
    • Identifies the toxin
    • Fixed Bunker
    • Uses her DNA tracking system to find Midas - legally
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Figures out he isn’t in on some news - told about Olicity baby
    • Doing the Team Arrow thing would be great, but we would all be back in prison
    • Have to find a way to make things work; be something better
    • Gives Felicity ginger candy chews - tip from Lyla
    • Tells Felicity that her tech would be wanted by many
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Job is on the line if Team Arrow doesn’t fall in line
    • No more Canary cry; doesn’t see herself has the Canary
    • Gets the okay to have Team Arrow be a task for within the police force
    • Case: bullets that melt people’s skin
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • Not liking all of the homework
    • Another dig about SPCD ignoring the Glades
    • Not happy Dinah “rolled over” for Pollard
    • Tells Dinah that Zoe wears her pin everyday; she is the Black Canary, cry or no cry
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Gets call from Bronze Tiger about who killed Diaz
    • Arranges for Tiger to see his son, Connor, his “little hawk”
    • Tiger saw the new Green Arrow
    • Confronts Emiko
  • Emiko Queen
    • Yeah, I killed Diaz, but who’s going to believe you, Black Siren?




  1. The CW Reportedly Developing An Arrow Spinoff For Blackstar (Date: 13 March 2019)
    1. A source close to We Got This Covered is telling us that, yes, The CW are considering developing a spinoff for Blackstar. At this point, not much is known other than Katherine McNamara is expected to reprise her role as the Emerald Archer’s daughter and that the potential series will take place in a future Star City.



  1. 'The Flash' Changing Showrunners for Season 6 (Exclusive) (Date: 12 March 2019)
    1. Showrunner Todd Helbing will step down at the end of the current fifth season to focus on development for The Flash producers Warner Bros. TV. Eric Wallace, who has been with the Grant Gustin DC Comics drama as a co-executive producer since season four, will take over as showrunner starting with the previously announced sixth season.




Link to Promo: (Date:11 March 2019)


Episode: “Star City 2040” [Season 7 Episode 16]

Air Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Summary: Mia and William go on a dangerous mission; Dinah, Roy and Zoe deliver some devastating news; flash forwards share highlights from Mia's childhood with Felicity.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Oscar Balderrama and Beth Schwartz    

IMDB link:

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday March 14th, 2019.


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