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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

Jul 22, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – “The Getaway” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST245


Episode:            “The Getaway” [Season 4 Episode 10]

Air Date:           Monday, April 8, 2019 


Director:           Viet Nguyen


                        2x The Flash / 2x Legends / 1x Lucifer / 4x iZombie


Writers: Matthew Maala


                        11x Legends


Ubah Mohamed


                        2x The Whispers / 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?
    • Team escapes w/an RV called The Getaway
    • Nora escapes b/c getting blamed
  • Time travel
    • 1973 Orlando
      • President Nixon tells the truth about being a crook
      • Nixon’s truth telling causes a global crisis and no career for Robert Redford
      • Sara and Ray go and take Nixon; Charlie uses her powers
      • “We forgot Charlie!”
      • Barnes Family Vacation
      • Jar gets stuck; cops called; Ray freaks out; the bug goes nuts because all of the lies
      • Bug goes into Ray, who tells the truth, cop thinks it’s drugs
      • RV gets pulled over by Hank, truth bug gets into Nixon
      • Ray flashes Nixon
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Diner
      • Mona in wolf form, attacks agents
      • Mona hits Constantine, throws Sara
      • Sara - I was wrong; don’t bury feelings
      • Mona returns to regular self 
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Still on the outs w/the Bureau and has to be worried about Mona
    • Cuts Mona off - need to 
    • Has trouble reading a map
    • Everything is not fine; blames Mona for situation
    • Maybe family is the people you don’t mind being annoyed by
    • Rate her as Captain: 
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
    • Wants to talk about feelings
    • Tells a lot of truth about Constantine and Sara
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Don’t touch the red button
    • Kill all the cops
  • Zari
    • Has a thing for Nate
    • Has Gary help w/exposing the conspiracy
    • Bricks the ship
    • Takes over the airwaves
    • Arrives in Waverider
  • John Constantine
    •  Pulls out insect - agent of Ma’at, goddess of truth; feeds off lies
    • Spell - fake RV goes straight, real one turns off road
    • Gives Sara her own pep talk
  • Charlie 
    • Pretends to be Nixon
  • Gideon
  • Mona
    • Tries to tell Sara the truth
    • In charge of the roach, but pokes hole for air
    • Takes bike
    • Confronts Bureau goons in diner
  • Nate Heywood / Steel 
    • Pretending to be on Hank’s side
    • Says they can trust Gary
    • Gets Hank to reveal info to reset password; gets to know Hank better
    • Hank tells him info about Legends, gets Hank to pull over, gives Zari info
    • Feels closer to Hank
    • Gets Hank to release Legends, no more lies
  • Ava Sharpe  
    • Leave of absence; Hank in charge
  • Time Bureau
    • Hank wants to catch the Legends
      • Take over Waverider
      • Hank hunts for Legends the “old-fashioned” way
      • Hank takes cop car - new sheriff in town
      • Neron contacts him using public telephone
      • Gets radio on
      • Everything I’ve done is for you
      • Meets Neron in office and tells him that he doesn’t want to be partners anymore; says Nate is his partner
      • Neron attacks Hank; Nora feels it, escapes to try to save Hank; Nate blames her, so she escapes
    • Gary - index cards and yarn
      • Gary goes to Nora for help
      • Nora and Gary discover paperwork connecting Hank to past properties
      • Nora feels Neron’s presence
      • Baltimore test site - Zari saw this w/Argus in future




  1. Arrow's Katherine McNamara Promoted to Series Regular for Final Season (Date: 11 July 2019)
    1. TVLine has learned that Katherine McNamara, who debuted and recurred during Season 7 as the 2040 street fighter-turned-rebel leader, has been promoted to series regular status for the CW drama’s 10-episode farewell run.
    2. The news comes as little surprise seeing as Joseph David-Jones, who plays Future Connor Hawke — Ben Turner aka Bronze Tiger’s son, who is ultimately adopted by Diggle and Lyla — was himself promoted to series regular last month. Plus, as first reported by TVLine, the role of Diggle and Lyla’s grown-up biological son, John Jr., is being cast for the flash-forward storyline, in which he thus far has only been referenced or encountered off-screen.
    3. Arrow kicks off its 10-episode final season on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9;8c, with the premiere titled “Starling City.”



  1. Legends of Tomorrow: Constantine to Return for Season 5 (Date: 10 July 2019)
    1. Ryan is returning as a series regular for the show's fifth season which will debut at midseason. This will surely be good news for Constantine fans as well as will be very helpful for the Legends themselves considering how the Season 4 finale teased at a major new threat coming for not just the team, but the world.
  2. DC's Legends of Tomorrow ups Astra actress to series regular for season 5 (Date: 11 July 2019)
    1. Astra Logue will continue to cause trouble for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in season 5. EW can exclusively reveal that Olivia Swann, who portrays Astra, a.k.a. Constantine’s Achilles heel, has been promoted to series regular for season 5. It’s fair to say this doesn’t mean anything good for the Legends seeing as how last season ended with Astra releasing the souls of Genghis Khan, Charles Manson, and many other historical bad guys back into the world of the living.
    2. “A lot of what Constantine is going to be dealing with this is season is his very complicated relationship with her and a desire to save her despite all the pain and trouble she’s putting us through,” producer Keto Shimizu says.



Link to Promo: (Date: 8 April 2019) 


Episode: “Séance and Sensibility” [Season 4 Episode 11]

Air Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 

Summary: When Mona discovers that her favorite author, Jane Austen, might be at the epicenter of a magical alert, Mona, Sara, Charlie and Zari find themselves in 1809.

Director: Alexandra La Roche

Writers: Grainne Godfree & Jackie Canino

IMDB link:

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