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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

Oct 7, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – “Terms Of Service” and “Hey, World!” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST250


The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Legends Of Tomorrow season 4 penultimate and finale episodes “Terms Of Service” and “Hey, World!” The reporters discuss Mithra the dragon, Zari’s future in the balance, Gary’s Fair Godmothers experience, Nora’s sparkly transition, Constantine and Astra’s relationship, the quest to rescue Ray, Hank Heywood’s beautiful final moment, the Monitor’s cameos, why Bebo didn’t make an appearance, and the season final conflict with Neron and Tabitha.


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

Air Date:           Monday, May 13, 2019


Director:           April Mullen


                        2x Killjoys / 4x Wynonna Earp / 3x Legends / 1x The 100


Writers: Grainne Godfree


                        4x The Tomorrow People / 1x Arrow / 6x Flash / 15x Legends


Ubah Mohamed





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

Air Date:           Monday, May 20, 2019


Director:           Kevin Mock


                        1x Chuck / 1x Flash / 5x Legends


Writers: Phil Klemmer


                        12x Chuck / 3x The Tomorrow People / 13x Legends


Keto Shimizu


                        11x Arrow / 13x 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?
    • Terms of Service - fine print of Neron’s app
    • Hey, World! - Theme park is Heywood
  • Time travel
    • 2019 Washington DC
      • Young Zari and Mom
      • TV - Ray Palmer, warning us of dangers of monster
      • PalmerX 2019 - Power in the Palm(er) of you hand
      • Young Zari brings dragon to school; teacher uses app to get dragon taken away
      • Odd weather - fear causing a portal to Hell
    • 2019 Heywood
      • Stage show - Super Heroes vs. Monsters
      • Zari streaming video
      • Good actors doing bad acting 
      • The Monitor is there, eating popcorn
      • Rory - brats don’t respect art
      • Dragon shows up, all grown thanks to Tabitha
      • Dragon goes outside, get back inside
      • Tabitha vs. Sara
      • Young Zari gets between Dragon and Sara - Dance!
      • Dragon eats Tabitha, turns back into young dragon
      • Neron uses her staff to open portal
      • Constantine vs. Neron - Neron chokes Constantine, who is Nate
      • Zari arrives; Nate and Dad; Dad starts to sing, which makes the others sing; Minataur on guitar, filling Tabitha’s staff with love
      • We did this last year?
      • Nate comes back; Zari out of temporal zone
      • Nate hugs Zari’s brother
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Free monsters
      • Zari poses as a prisoner
      • Charlie poses as various people
      • Get monsters out
    • Hearing
      • Tabitha uses Charlie
      • Sara fights Tabitha
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Time to retake the Bureau
    • Get monsters out of Bureau
    • We forget we were the losers when we started
    • Waverider has all the monsters
    • Zari, if you stay on the ship, you will be protected from time changes
    • Commercial - pose as Supergirl, Nate as GA, Gary as Flash
    • Rate her as Captain: 
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
    • Playing Jenga with Vandal Savage, made friends
    • Nora kisses him
    • Nora gets him, his coin, back 
  • Ray Palmer /Neron
    • Been fighting monsters; monsters among us
    • Developed Eyes app; save people
    • Zari’s a witch - breeding fear
    • Fear is power
    • Make Earth Hell Again
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Drinking with the Orge
  • Zari
    • Dragon egg in backpack
    • 2 years from now - Argus will take control
    • Takes Charlie to her home; starts to read the fine print - user agrees to give their soul to Neron
    • Forgets Dragon egg
  • John Constantine
    • Price on his head in Hell
    • Looking for Masher, soul trader
    • Learns of Neron’s plan - bring a lot of souls to Hell, become King
    • My soul belongs to Neron, so take me to Triumvirate
    • Chose - Astra or Ray; picks Astra, who’s a grown woman 
    • Being tortured; Nora finds him, frees him
    • Need his token, which is like money
    • Goes to Astra and get her help to get to vault; Astra takes coins for herself
    • Learn deal - if Neron hurts Nate, Ray gets his body back
  • Charlie 
    • Stays behind
    • Is used by Tabitha to be the monster at a hearing
    • Pep talk to monsters
  • Gideon 
    • Plans and arsenal
    • Possible changes to Zari’s future - no Zari on Legends 
  • Nate Heywood / Steel 
    • Dragon egg
    • Theme park - we need a place where people can learn to not fear monsters
    • Gets book, which Rory stole from the Bureau, to create park
    • Sacrifices himself
  • Ava Sharpe  
  • Time Bureau
    • Nora 
      • tired of waiting
      • 327 years - Fairy Godmother in Hell; rescued by Neron
      • Sent to Neron to pretend to be his date
      • Tabitha helping Nora, fellow witch
      • Calls for Fairy Godmother, who tells Gary that they are not friends
      • Becomes the Fairy Godmother - trapped
    • Gary 
      • is tied to the Fairy Godmother; 3 nipples
      • Fairy Godmother wants Gary to send Legends to Hell
      • just wants to be part of the team; wishes to be part of book club
      • Makes himself captain of the Waverider; gets Sara and Ava, then wishes for the Mick and Nate - trying to help you
      • Tired of being treated like a joke - gets Fairy Godmother to treat Legends awful
      • Gets apologies
      • Sends Fairy Godmother, Nora, to Hell to get Ray- is Nora
    • Mona 
      • locked up
      • Shift or die
      • Taking care of creatures on ship
      • Trying to get the monsters to prepare a show




  1. Arrow: How & When Stephen Amell Decided to Leave the Show (Date: 02 Oct 2019)
    1. The actor said he decided to depart during a break in filming for Season 6, and while he suggested he would leave the show following Season 7, but Greg Berlanti convinced him to try a different strategy for his exit.
    2. "I decided midway through Season 6 — basically over the Christmas break — that it was time to be done, and I broached that subject with [Arrowverse overlord] Greg [Berlanti]," he said. "He and and I talked for about a month before he formally notified [CW president] Mark [Pedowitz] and [WBTV president] Peter Roth, because he was like, 'Think about this a lot, let’s talk about it, because once I kick it up the chain, once the ball starts rolling….' So I thought about it then. I assumed that [the series] was going to end at the end of 7, but Greg’s smarter than me, and he had a really good idea about a limited run in Season 8."
  2. Colton Haynes is returning to Arrow for the final season (Date: 3 Oct 2019)
    1. EW has exclusively learned that Colton Haynes is indeed returning to Arrow and will recur in the final season. The news arrives two months after the star’s demotion from series regular status sparked some fear that he might not appear in the CW superhero drama’s farewell song. Thankfully, those worries were all for naught.
    2. “We couldn’t have ended the show without having him back,” showrunner Beth Schwartz tells EW.
  3. ‘Arrow’ Spinoff Starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy & Juliana Harkavy Set As CW Backdoor Pilot (Date: 24 Sept 2019)
    1. The CW is moving forward with another Arrow spinoff headlined by Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy reprising their Arrow roles.
    2. The new superhero squad is a next-generation version of Team Arrow with the costumed offspring of the original membership. At the center of the next-gen collective is Smoak, the fierce daughter of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) aka Green Arrow, the central character of Arrow and the former mayor of Star City.




  1. 'Supernatural's Osric Chau Joins 'Crisis' Crossover — Is This the New Atom? (Date: 26 Sept 2019)
    1. TV Insider has learned exclusively that Osric Chau has been cast the recurring role of Ryan Choi for this winter's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. So does this explain why Brandon Routh, who currently plays Ray Palmer on Legends, is actually appearing as the "Kingdom Come" version of Superman in the Crisis event? Are they setting us up for a new Atom to replace Routh when he exits Legends this season (along with wife Courtney Ford, who plays Nora Dahrk)?
  2. Batwoman's Ruby Rose Discusses Stunt Injury: 'I Broke My Neck' (Date: 01 Oct 2019)
    1. Ruby Rose has stepped up her involvement in doing her own stunts for Batwoman and, in a new interview, she elaborated on how she discovered she had broken her neck while filming the upcoming Arrowverse series.
    2. While promoting the CW series on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rose noted she had herniated two discs in her spine while filming the series pilot. Although she initially believed the pain and discomfort to be a broken rib, the sensation persisted for months while she was filming a movie in Romania where she similarly performed her own stunts. After receiving an MRI, Rose learned the true extent of her injury, with only a tiny portion of her spine not severed.
    3. Running the risk of becoming paraplegic should she strain and move her back in even the slightest sensitive position, Rose underwent surgery to repair her spine, taking time off to recuperate before jumping back into filming the rest of the series.




Link to Promo Photos: (Date: 10 Sept 2019) 


Episode: “Starling City” [Season 8 Episode 1]

Air Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Summary: In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim

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