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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

Feb 25, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – Dancing Queen(A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST229


Episode:            “Dancing Queen” [Season 4 Episode 3]

Air Date:           Monday, November 4, 2018


Director:           Kristin Windell


                        2x Blindspot / 1x Magnum PI / 3x Arrow / 1x Legends


Writers: James Eagan


                        6x Legends / 3x Hellcats / 2x Ash vs Evil Dead


Morgan Faust


                        5x 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

09 Elseworlds Part 2 10-Dec-18 2.06


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


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





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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Dancing Queen - Famous ABBA song; team posed as disco group last season
    • “Queen of England” goes out dancing at a punk rock’s gig - The Smell
  • Time travel
    • 1977 London
      • Because of prank, The Smell become famous, the Queen is institutionalized, and monarchy falls
      • Constantine visits his mom; she died during childbirth; tries to attack father; gets pushed back
    • 798,000 BC
      • Gary and Nate escape sabertooth
      • Gary brings back plant
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • The Smell gig
        • Constantine and Rory don’t like each other; Constantine lights Rory’s shoe on fire; Rory slams Constantin against wall. Pub Fight!!!!
      • Getting Corgis
        • Sara takes out guards; dog walker gives Ray a corgi because he sees Sara with the two knocked out guards
      • “Ray” attacks team; turns out to be Charlie the Shapeshifter
    • Sara Lance / White Canary
      • Wants Nate back on ship, but he stays with Bureau
      • Orders Ray to stay with the band
      • Doesn’t tell Nate about Charlie looking like Amaya; was about to, but Nate confessed that he’s just about over Amaya
      • Rate her as Captain:
    • Ray Palmer / The Atom
      • Talks to Zari about Nora; creates a watch for her that houses her totem
      • Rory thinks Haircut has never broken a rule
      • Mistaken as the driver for the band
      • Tries to fit in with The Smell as Rage
      • Insults band member by doing the Leprechaun test
      • After corgi theft, gets tattoo
      • Doesn’t want team to send Charlie to hell
      • Finally tells team about Nora; everyone on the ship has been given a second chance, and he thinks she deserves one too
    • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
      • Not a fan of Constantine. People in ties = liars
      • Just wants to get the job done; send creature to Hell
      • QBs Ray during stealing of corgi
      • Thanks Ray for preventing them from turning into cops
    • Zari
      • Totem in watch
      • Keeps Ray’s secret about Nora
      • Gives time travel 101 lesson to Constantine
      • Gives Constantine photo of him with mom
    • John Constantine
      • Mucous Membrane band
      • Thinks magical creature is a Leprechaun
      • Visits mother in pub; wants to hurt father, but can’t
    • Charlie
      • Shapeshifter; sent to prison because of people not understanding her
      • Past not important; who you are now is important
      • Constantine locks her into Amaya’s shape
      • She is not happy being a prisoner on Waverider
    • Nate Heywood / Steel
      • Stayed away from ship because of Amaya
      • Ready to go back, but Sara talks him into staying
    • Ava Sharpe  
      • Doesn’t like overtime
      • How does Sara control the Legends?
    • Time Bureau
      • Mona the deliverer of lunch awkwardly flirts with Gary; gets mind flashed
      • Gary want to file a report before going back in time; Nate talks him into going on their own so they can be “Time Bros”
      • Gary brings back plant; plant ends up being the magical creature
      • Nate and Gary kill the magical plant creatur




  1. Arrow: Caity Lotz Confirmed to Return for Birds of Prey-Inspired Episode (Date: 21 Feb 2019)
    1. TVLine has confirmed that Legends of Tomorrow star Lotz — whose Sara fleetingly popped up in an archival documentary interview during Arrow‘s 150th episode — will return for Season 7’s 18th episode, which is titled “Lost Canary” and has previously been described as a “Birds of Prey-inspired” outing. As Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz recently revealed to TVLine, “We are doing a Birds of Prey-inspired episode, that Laurel (played by Katie Cassidy Rodgers,) will be involved with.” Schwartz revealed the episode’s title earlier this week, along with three different Black Canary figurines. Cassidy Rodgers then shared on Instagram a BTS photo of her with fellow Canaries Juliana Harkavy and Lotz.




  1. ‘Batwoman’: Dougray Scott To Star In CW Pilot; Marcos Siega Steps In For David Nutter As Director (Date: 19 Feb 2019)
    1. Dougray Scott has been tapped as the male lead in Batwoman, playing Batwoman’s father opposite Ruby Rose in the CW’s drama pilot. Jacob Kane, a former military colonel with a chip on his shoulder for Batman, Jacob Kane now commands Gotham. In addition, Marcos Siega has come on board to direct and executive produce. He takes over for David Nutter, who has stepped aside as director for personal reasons, but will remain an EP on the pilot.
  2. Aquaman Is Officially One of the Highest-Grossing Movies Ever (Date: 17 Feb 2019)
    1. With its most recent weekend's box office numbers, Aquaman passed Transformers: Dark of the Moon to become the  20th highest-grossing film of all-time on the worldwide box office list. According to Box Office Mojo, the film currently has a current gross of $1.13 billion. While Aquaman's theatrical run is almost over, there's a remote chance it could pull in another $23 million to grab the #19 spot on that list from Captain America: Civil War.




Link to Promo: (Date: 5 Nov 2018)


Episode: “Wet Hot American Bummer” [Season 4 Episode 5]

Air Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Summary: When the Legends discover that kids at a summer camp have disappeared, Sara, Ava, Ray and Constantine find themselves as the new camp counselors.

Director: David Geddes

Writers: Ray Utarnachitt & Tyron B. Carter

IMDB link:


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