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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

Sep 30, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – “Nip/Stuck” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST249


The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Legends Of Tomorrow season 4 fourteenth episode “Nip/Stuck.” The reporters discuss why Gideon followed Mick’s order, they take some time to rate Sara as a Captain for the episode, the ins and outs of Gary Green taking over the Time Bureau, Mona’s growing relationship with Wolfie, who Tabitha is, why the show used The Donner Pass and that Constatine finally gets his trip to hell.


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

Air Date:           Monday, May 6, 2019


Director:           David Geddes


                        6x Legends (95 Cinematographer credits)


Writers: Ray Utarnachitt


  1. Legends / 1x Supergirl / 1x The Flash


Matthew Maala


                        11x 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?
  • Time travel
    • Donner Pass - Ice Age - 1.3 million years ago
      • Neron brings Constantine; needs door to Hell opened so Tabitha can come through
      • Neron threatens to harm Ray’s body, making Constantine use his magic
      • Group plays Ray’s card game
      • Heat loosens ship
    • Celtic Village - 55 BCE
      • Neron takes Constantine to village led by Constatine’s ancestor, who can teach Constantine how to open portal
      • Ancestor created a rift between humans and magical creatures; fear is a powerful weapon
      • Has a Puca, creatures that aren’t really evil 
      • Does everyone in Hell deserve to be there?
      • Constantine reveals himself to King, who decides to kill Constantine 
      • Neron - a lot of beings are waiting for you, Constantine
      • King uses his people’s fear to power sword
      • Portal opens; Constantine stabilizes it to save Puca
      • Sword fight w/King
      • Sword fight w/Neron
      • Waverider comes; don’t give up on haircut
      • Constantine jumps into portal to Hell
      • Neron summons Tabitha - the Fairy Godmother!
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Mick says fire; Sara realizes it was a trap
    • You get us out of this, Mick
    • Turn on the heat, Gideon, because Ray would want us to have fun
    • Powers up ship; lever time!
    • Frees ship!
    • Rate her as Captain: 
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
    • Card game
    • Has a survival guide
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Ray’s gone; you end a traitor teammate before they take you out
    • Points out that Sara goes off and has fun; rest of crew has that right too
    • Ray always has a plan
    • To Sara - we’re the last two
  • Zari
    • Dragon egg
    • Crew figures out she’s with Nate
  • John Constantine
    • Shoot now, Sara
    • I’ve let too many people down 
  • Charlie 
    • Poses as Mick to get Mick and Sara to stop arguing
  • Gideon 
    • Created a Constantine tracker
    • Told crew pass will be home to future group who had to resort to cannibalism
    • Why did she follow Mick’s order?
  • Nate Heywood / Steel 
    • Wickstable - dragon name
  • Ava Sharpe  
    • “Gary Green is all the man we need”
    • Ignores call from Waverider
    • Gets to Waverider; Gary and Neron have the Time Bureau
  • Time Bureau
    • Gary - 2019 Time Bureau
      • Ava gives Gary the authority to do performance review
      • Confident
      • Everyone says “
      • Mona knows something is up; pretends to have had her review
      • Nipple is an eye that memorizes people
      • Neron shows up
    • Nora - 
      • Worse ID picture ever; read manual
      • Paperwork trouble because system thinks she’s 15
      • Uses Mona idea to trap her because she’s under Gary’s spell
    • Mona
      • Wolfie - you’re not alone, Mona
      • Taken to Gary
      • Turns into Wolfie; fights Nora and Ava, slams them into each other, bringing them to their senses
      • Wolfie removes nipple




  1. Legends of Tomorrow's Jonah Hex will return in the Arrowverse's 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' crossover (Date: 6 September 2019)
    1. EW has learned that Johnathon Schaech (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Now Apocalypse) is returning as Jonah Hex for the Arrowverse’s forthcoming crossover. At this point, there aren’t any details on how his DC Comics gunslinger will fit into the epic five-hour event, which includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman.
  2. Crisis on Infinite Earths Recruits The Flash's John Wesley Shipp (Date: 10 September 2019)
    1. Shipp has a role to play in this year's five-show Arrowverse crossover. However, there's no word yet on which role he will reprise for the event. Throughout his Arrowverse tenure, Shipp has played three separate characters: Henry Allen, Jay Garrick and the Barry Allen of Earth-90. Henry died in Season 2, so it likely won't be this character. In Season 4, Jay announced his plan to train a new Flash for Earth-3, after which he would retire from the superhero life. As such, it's possible for Jay to return with his new trainee in tow.
  3. Arrow Favorite Willa Holland to Return and Recur During Final Season (Date: 18 September 2019)
    1. The character that Arrow fans most hoped would put in an appearance during the final season — Oliver’s sister, played by former series regular Willa Holland — will indeed be seen again, TVLine has learned. But wait, there’s more: Holland is confirmed to not just guest-star but recur during the CW series’ 10-episode farewell run.
  4. Tom Welling To Reprise ‘Smallville’ Clark Kent Role In Arrowverse Crossover On the CW (Date: 19 Sept 2019)
    1. And then there were three. Tom Welling is set to reprise his Smallville role as Clark Kent in the CW’s upcoming DC Arrowverse crossover, joining two other actors who have played the Man of Steel, Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh that are already set to portray the character in the crossover.




Link to Promo:  (Date: 7 May 2019) 


Episode: “Terms of Service” [Season 4 Episode 15]

Air Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

Director: April Mullen

Writers: Grainne Godfree & Ubah Mohamed


IMDB link: 


Link to Promo:  (Date: 13 May 2019) 


Episode: “Hey, World!” [Season 4 Episode 16]

Air Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Director: Kevin Mock

Writers: Phil Klemmer & Keto Shimizu


IMDB link: 

Summary: Sara and Ava concoct a bold plan to take back the Time Bureau; Zari and Charlie must work together to discover what Neron is planning; Constantine is given a tough choice on who to save from Hell.

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