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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

Jan 7, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – The Virgin Gary (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST223


Episode:            “The Virgin Gary” [Season 4 Episode 1]

Air Date:           Monday, October 22, 2018


Director:           Gregory Smith


                        5x Legends / 1x Riverdale / 2x Flash / 1x Supergirl / 6x Arrow


Writers: Phil Klemmer


                        12x Legends / 3x Forever / 12x Chuck


Grainne Godfree


                        13x Legends / 6x Flash / 1x Arrow


Current Episode Recap

Full recap of “Elseworlds” with spoilers:

Part 1: (09 Dec 2018)

Part 2: (10 Dec 2018)

Part 3: (11 Dec 2018)



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?
    • Needed a virgin for the spell - here’s Gary!
  • Time travel
    • Beatles arrive at JFK
      • Paul Revere charges in; team sends him back
    • 1969 - Woodstock
      • Hippies and love and music and a unicorn that kills people and eats their hearts
      • Unicorn spray - mind altering experience
      • Nate hallunciates Mick as his dad
      • Mick hallunciates Nate as Axel the Rat
      • Zari realizes Ray loves Nora
      • Ray sees Nora; ends up kissing a tree
    • Spell
      • Saliva from 9-fingered man: Jerry Garcia
      • Stone from a Shaman: Jimi Hendrix
      • Lock of hair from a doomed woman: Janis Joplin
      • And a virgin: Gary
      • Unicorn lured to Gary, Constantine does spell, unicorn stripped to dark bones and grabs Gary, team grabs Gary, and before it goes to Hell, unicorn takes Gary’s nipple
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • 5 months have gone by - things are great!
    • Relationship with Ava strong
    • Hid dragon event from Ava; tries to hide Woodstock, doesn’t want to seem to be a screw up
    • Gets Constantine when unicorn shows up
    • Invites Constantine to join team - friends and family make you stronger
    • Rate her as Captain:
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Thinks Woodstock is Nora’s doing
    • Has to admit that he likes her
    • Is a Brony
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Bored; wants to kill a dragon
    • Steals car with Nate; “breaks” into house
    • Eats lots of sandwiches
    • Wants to kill unicorn; given chance - unicorn doesn’t burn
  • Zari
    • Goes with Ray to Woodstock
    • Gets Ray to admit what he did for Nora; says he has a big heart
    • Takes Ray to park; her younger self is with her mom; wants to tell her mother, but can’t; powerless to change mom’s fate
  • John Constantine
    • Reluctantly helps Legends
    • Tells Sara that people like them hurt people, so they should just be miserable and alone
    • Refuses Sara’s invite
    • Attacked by demonic force
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • “Breaks” into parents’ house
    • Dad doesn’t believe he has a real job; thinks Nate is there only for money
    • Dad has a new Pentagon job; Mom makes sandwiches
    • Brings beer; begins to try to connect with his father
    • Henry Heywood played by Tom Wilson - Biff from Back to the Future
  • Ava Sharpe  
    • Invites Sara to move in with her
    • Still makes dinner when she knows Sara’s been hiding stuff from her; she knows what she is getting into and she still loves Sara
  • Time Bureau
    • Party for Legends - team has to give medals back


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