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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

Dec 10, 2018

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – Unmasked (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST221


Episode:            “Unmasked” [Season 7 Episode 8]

Air Date:           Monday, December 3, 2018


Director:           Alexandra La Roche

                        2x Arrow / 2x Legends / 1x Supergirl / 3x Flash / 2x Eureka


Writers: Oscar Balderrama

                        17x Arrow


Beth Schwartz

                        26x Arrow - current showrunner / 2x Legends





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


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




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


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





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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Oliver’s out being the Green Arrow without a mask
    • Find out who the new Green Arrow is
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Blackstar’s fight
      • Brutal fight with a guy; legs around the neck move
    • Party
      • Arrow knocks out lights, kills guy
      • Rene thinks is not FGA
    • Meeting FGA
      • FGA runs; Oliver parkours his way after FGA
      • Rope arrow
      • FGA has motorcycle
    • Attack on apartment
      • Felicity’s security system didn’t go off
      • Fake FGA barges in, no mask
      • Curtains with lining
      • Oliver takes down dude
      • Felicity points gun and shoots
    • Fuller’s club
      • Zipline arrow - Oliver
      • Hallway: takes out lights and camera; arrows to knees; fists and kicks
      • Oliver tosses guy out of Fuller’s office
      • Fuller has gun; Oliver shoots gun out of his hand
  • Flashforward
    • Blackstar -- don’t talk about possible parentage until feedback
    • Blackstar is a fighter; William gives her a lot of money
    • Worked with Felicity, not a fan of Dinah, not a vigilante
    • Blackstar says Dinah is why things are the way they are
    • Blackstar finds things for people; asking questions about Felicity won’t end well
    • Dinah does have a scar across her neck
    • Dinah talks William into not giving up looking into things
    • Mark of Four, Oliver came up with it before everything, 4 pillars of heroism: courage, compassion, selfiness, loyalty; others be there if one in trouble; symbol on bow
    • Dinah talks as though Oliver is gone
    • Dinah, William, and Zoe find plans to bomb Star City at Blackstar’s place
    • Zoe is welcomed in the Glades because Rene seems to be in a position of power
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Adjusting to real life again
    • Max Fuller - Oliver slept with his wife; rich guy in a suit, so of course he’s the worst
    • Consultant for SCPD
    • Goes to Fuller and finds usb drives with cryptocurrency
    • Marriage problems?
    • Dinah and Rene talk him into letting him go in Fuller’s club to subdue situation
    • Meets Diggle in old bunker; FBI has suit; gets suit from Diggle
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
    • One year ago she barged into Barry and Iris’s wedding, so it’s their 1 year anniversary
    • The old Felicity is dead - I had to learn how to survive after you decided, on your own, to go to prison while Diaz was still loose
    • Thanks Laurel for getting Oliver out of prison
    • New security system
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Painting is contact info; Lyla - all go to one account: Longbow Hunters
  • Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • FGA not guilty of murder; they were the alibi
    • The Mayor’s not a fan
    • Fake FGA is a copycat; catches him and figures out Muller is guilty
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • Dinah suggests he run for office
    • Helps Oliver finding FGA
    • Says Dinah is doing good at SPCD
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Felicity’s ruthless
  • Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon
    • Lyla and Diggle go to him for help without telling Oliver and Felicity
  • Longbow Hunters
  • Fake Green Arrow (FGA)
    • “You have failed this city”
    • Has her version of The List
    • Gets credit for catching Diaz
    • Who’s the Fake Green Arrow (FGA)?
      • Present-day Roy Harper
      • Roy Harper from the future
      • William from the future
      • Some random person
      • Future Zoe
  • It’s EMIKO!!!!!!
    • Has an amazing workout routine




Hey guys I love your show as always. There are a few thoughts I have and wanted to get your opinion on it as well.


I think Blackstar is actually Oliver And Felicity’s daughter. It makes sense, as she is super intelligent like Felicity and a great fighter like Oliver.


I wonder who is Emiko’s mother. My obvious thought is Ravager, considering her combat abilities and the history of Ravager and Robert, but I could be wrong. If that is the case, then why was Ravagers daughter never mentioned in season 2?


Thank you for your insight






Link to Promo: (Date: 04 Dec 2018)


Episode: “Elseworlds, Part 2” [Season 7 Episode 9]

Air Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Summary: Still trapped in each other's bodies, Oliver and Barry head to Gotham City with Supergirl to find out why their reality changed and cross paths with the mysterious Kate Kane.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Marc Guggenheim (teleplay by) and Caroline Dries (story by)      

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