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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

May 19, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7 Edition – You Have Saved This CityLiving Proof (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST241


Episode:            “You Have Saved This City” [Season 7 Episode 22]

Air Date:           Monday, May 13, 2019


Director:           James Bamford

                        1x Supergirl / 14x Arrow


Writers: Beth Schwartz

                        2x Legends / 29x Arrow


Rebecca Bellotto

                        9x Arrow / Staff writer 20x 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

16 Star City 2040 18-Mar-19 1.00

17 Inheritance 25-Mar-19 1.01

18 Lost Canary 15-Apr-19 0.71

19 Spartan 22-Apr-19 0.71

20 Confessions 29-Apr-19 0.64

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63

22 You Have Saved This City 13-May-19  0.95


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

09 Lucha de Apuestas 1-Apr-19 0.92

10 The Getaway 8-Apr-19 0.95

11 Séance & Sensibility 15-Apr-19 0.98

12 The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe 22-Apr-19 0.85

13 Egg MacGuffin 29-Apr-19 0.91

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 0.94

15 Terms Of Service 13-May-19 0.99




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

15 O Brother, Where Art Thou 17-Mar-19 1.07

16 The House of L 24-Mar-19 1.12

17 All About Eve 31-Mar-19 1.06

18 Crime and Punishment 21-Apr-19 0.99

19 American Dreamer 28-Apr-19 1.14

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05

21 Red Dawn 12-May-19 1.11


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

17 Time Bomb 19-Mar-19 1.64

18 Godspeed 16-Apr-19 1.31

19 Snow Pack 23-Apr-19 1.63

20 Gone Rogue 30-Apr-19 1.37

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 6-May-19 1.45

22 Hey, World! 13-May-19 1.53




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

16 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega 18-Mar-19 0.85


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Star City is saved in the present and in the future
    • Oliver and Felicity hand over the reigns to the team (present) and the kids (future)
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Rooftop
      • Team trapped by SPCD
      • Oliver shoots, generator sparks; everyone gets away
    • Future Canary Bunker
      • Group under arrest; handcuffs another Felicity
      • Mia stabs one; uses gun of another to shoot another
      • Alena fights; Roy fights; Archer has a predictive algorithm
      • One Zeta shoots others; it’s Connor!
    • Galaxy One - future
      • Zoe - “duck”, uses flash/gas thing
      • Rescues Rene and William
    • Shopping Center
      • Find weapon using signals and traces and such
      • Cops confront team; Dinah uses bo staff
      • Guy starts to get angry, Bronze Tiger decks him
      • Drones have bacteria; have to be frozen; Oliver conveniently has ice arrows
    • Telecom
      • Need to shut down relay; Oliver has team destroy thing as he goes get Emiko
      • Roy shots arrows; Spartan uses guns; Bronze Tiger has claws
      • All the fighting against 9th Circle goons
      • Flip kicks!
      • Dinah, Laurel show up; Rene and cops come - Bingsley alive and told truth
      • Relay down
      • Evacuating building
    • Emiko vs. Oliver
      • Emiko pushes button; nothing happens
      • Oliver tries to talk her down
      • Arrows miss; camera spins during spin move
      • Fight; Oliver - your ties to 9th Circle killed your mother; you’re in cycle just like me
      • 9th Circle comes in; Virgil with Beatrice; upset world knows about them
      • Beatrice stabs Emiko
      • Emiko and Oliver fight 9th Circle goons; Oliver - “I don’t leave my family”
      • Oliver and Emiko take out a lot of goons; Beatrice fights Emiko and kills her
      • Oliver uses rope/zipline arrow to leave exploding building - No more Palmer Tech
    • Checkpoint
      • Mia scanned; Archer offline, but rebooting
      • Mia kicks Dale
      • Explosives in each tower of wall
      • Mia will have William talk her way to blowing up wall
      • Zoe, Connor, Mia and William; Zoe and Connor use sonic thing
      • Mia uses arrow to get to top of wall; shoots Zeta and slams one through door; plants device; William types the things; Mia thinks she will die
      • William gives Mia 60 seconds; Mia kicks Zetas off wall
      • Mia uses rope/zipline arrow to descend wall
      • Wall goes boom
    • Flashforward
      • Felicity
        • Mom mode
        • Put backdoor in; erased Mia from Archer
        • Rene and Dinah convince Felicity that the kids are capable
        • Feels she failed because kids don’t have normal lives and aren’t safe - what she promised Oliver
        • At Oliver’s grave - Mia and William don’t need her protection; promised Oliver to protect them until they could protect themselves; says goodbye to both; going on a new journey; Monitor shows up; Felicity has been waiting a long time to see Oliver again; where they are going is a one-way trip
      • William
        • Use Mia’s DNA as a virus
        • How Roy got to island is a long story
      • Mia
        • Mom, you trained me all of my life
        • Gets bow from Roy
      • Others
        • Dale’s plan is to kill most of people of Star City
        • Dinah leaves Canaries to Zoe; Dinah, Roy, and Felicity will take the fall
      • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
        • Team being blamed for action because of evidence
        • Bronze Tiger on parole thanks to team
        • We did it - City thinks they are heroes
        • Felicity and I are taking a step back, and we can because of team - Legacy: “I always hoped it would be saving this city. But now I know that my greatest legacy is this team.” Didn’t end alone
        • Quotes Tommy; mark of four; I hope this isn’t the last time we are all in this bunker together
        • Team faces suits arm in arm
        • As Bunker shuts off, looks into camera with tears in eyes
      • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
        • Target keeps moving; all tied to same detonated; at Palmer Tech, which was part of Queen
        • Shuts down Bunker with Oliver and Diggle - OTA!
        • Go into hiding because of 9th Circle; original plan was to be in hiding for a short time
        • Knows baby is a girl - that early???
        • There will always be a threat; our children can’t have normal lives
      • Olicity Montage
        • On porch
        • Birth of Mia
        • Mia a few month old; Oliver being a dad
        • Wine, “Mom juice,” time - miss team, but break good.
        • Oliver wants to look into getting shared custody of William
        • Hear something; Monitor arrives; Now? Now.
        • Flashback to deal Oliver made
        • Oliver will die, but his help is needed during Crisis to save millions of lives, including Felicity and children - Multiverse needs saving
        • Monitor - the world needs Mia
        • Oliver has leave immediately; says goodbye to Mia and Felicity
        • “We are the best parts of each other”
      • John Diggle / Spartan
        • Lyla takes JJ, Connor, and Zoe to safe site
        • Offers Bronze Tiger a job, but he goes to spend time w/son
        • Pillars of heroism
        • End of an era; new cycle of heroes
        • Finds home for Oliver and Felicity in neighborhood with a bunch of ex spies
        • In charge of maintaining Bunker
      • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
        • Present - at end of episode, still Captain
        • Comes up with idea to use pillars as a way of know they will always help each other
      • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
        • Future - with Canaries; Glades will need help; need heros
      • Roy
        • Need to atone for what we did
      • Curtis
        • Modified portable cryo things
        • “No one die”
        • Asking Nick to marry him
      • Laurel
        • Emiko helped be realize who I really am
      • Emiko Queen
        • Calls bomb threat to get people out to create easier targets
        • 9th Circle not happy; Virgil wants her to blow things up now
        • “Without terror there is no target”
        • I’m the boss, so shut up
        • I made sure the 9th Circle will kill you and the family
        • “I wanted to be a Queen”



Link to Promo: (Date: 26 Nov 2018)


Episode: “Hell No, Dolly!” [Season 4 Episode 7] - Legends of Tomorrow -

Air Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Summary: Sara tries to help Rory and Ava to get along, while a new magical creature attacks the Legends. Meanwhile, Constantine is forced to confront his tragic past and Mona has a crush on someone.

Director: April Mullen

Writers: Grainne Godfree & Morgan Faust           

IMDB link:

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