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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

Sep 9, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – “Egg MacGuffin” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST248


The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Legends Of Tomorrow season 4 thirteenth episode “Egg MacGuffin.” The Reporters discuss what the real MacGuffin was, they struggle and ultimately FAIL to remember the name of the Entrapment film, a question if Nate can actually be knocked out, a possible Hallmark Romanti-Con, if Gary’s turn was believable, if Nate’s decision to save Ray was the right decision and if Nora will be able to handle her love Ray.


Episode:            “Egg MacGuffin” [Season 4 Episode 13]

Air Date:           Monday, April 29, 2019


Director:           Christopher Tammaro


                        2x Legends / 54 camera and electrical department credits (31x Legends)


Writers: James Eagan


                        3x Hellcats / 2x Ash vs Evil Dead / 7x Legends


Tyron B. Carter


                        1x Arrow / 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

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 Aquestas 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

16 Hey World 20-May-19 1.05




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

22 The Quest For Peace 19-May-19 1.07


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 Legacy 14-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?
    • Egg - dragon egg
    • MacGuffin - a thing that drives the plot forward, motivates characters
  • Time travel
    • Present - Romance Convention
      • Mick doesn’t like how rude Charlie is being
      • Mick tries to train Charlie to be Rebecca
      • Mick respects his fans
      • Mona goes to finally meet Rebecca Silver
      • Mona recognizes Charlie and goes after her
      • Mick confesses
    • Present - Time Bureau
      • Book club
      • Everyone thinks Neron is gone; awkward Nate and Zari flirting 
      • Ava didn’t read the book; she drinks wine while listening to Mona; this time, Sara
      • Constantine cures Nora; she knows he has Ray
    • Arctic - 1933
      • Find dragon egg
    • New York - Adventurers’ Society - 1933
      • Sara - send Nate and Zari
      • Nata and Zari try to get others to join mission
      • Indiana Jones type map - their covers are from movie
      • Nate majorly geeking out
      • Gordon Gilchrist - taking credit for team’s work
      • Nate tries talking; Zari knocks guy out and takes keys
      • Nate does the sexy moves through the wires
      • Egg is a fake; Nate and Zari think this whole thing is a set-up; in come the Nazis
      • Call Sara - mission is real; air and steel escape from Nazis
      • Vincent took egg
      • Punching Nazis - Sara and Ava
      • Zari catches egg
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Time to get personal lives in order; “relationship expert”
    • Tries to read book for book club; listens to audio version while working out
    • Rate her as Captain: 
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
    • Brings Nora flowers
    • Confused by hand moving on its own
    • Tries to fight Neron; Neron wants him to kill someone he loves
    • Doing science in the lab
    • Tries to find Constantine; Neron disables Gideon
    • Gary tries to help; reads about demonic possession
    • Has to admit he doesn’t love Gary
    • Neron talks to Gary; he sees his potential and promises to make him whole
    • Ray hits Nate; he can’t say he’s possessed
    • Nate tries to convince Ray he can fight Neron
    • Ray gives Neron control for exchange of Nate’s safety
    • Constatine has Ray; Gary comes; Neron gives Gary his nipple back; Constatine tries to talk Gary out of it; Neron points out how Gary is treated; Gary takes nipple
    • Neron and Gary leave
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Fan mail; Rebecca doesn’t do Cons
  • Zari
    • Dragon egg
  • John Constantine 
  • Charlie 
    • Easy score - I’ll be Rebecca and we get $20,000
  • Gideon 
  • Nate Heywood / Steel 
  • Ava Sharpe  
    • Asks Nora to be an official part of the Bureau so she can find Neron
  • Time Bureau
    • Mona reads to Nora




  1. ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’: Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford To Depart CW Drama As Series Regulars In Season 5 (Date: 22 August 2019)
    1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be bidding farewell to two series regulars during the superhero team-up drama’s upcoming fifth season: Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer/Atom, and Courtney Ford, who portrays Nora Darhk. Routh and Ford’s exits stem from a creative decision to wrap up their storyline. Because of the nature of the time-traveling Legends of Tomorrow, there has been a natural character turnover, with series regulars leaving as their stories come to an end and new ones coming on board. Of the large regular ensemble cast that started in Season 1, only a couple will still be on the show by the end of this coming season.


NEXT EPISODE (Date: 29 April 2019) 


Episode: “Nip/Stuck” [Season 4 Episode 14]

Air Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

Summary: When Sara hesitates to make a tough call, Rory steps up creating a wedge in the team. Meanwhile, Ava gives Gary the responsibility of handling the Bureau performance reviews for all the Agents.

Director: David Geddes

Writers: Ray Utarnachitt & Matthew Maala

IMDB link:

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