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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

Mar 4, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – Wet Hot American Bummer (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST230


Episode:            “Wet Hot American Bummer” [Season 4 Episode 4]

Air Date:           Monday, November 12, 2018


Director:           David Geddes


                        3x Legends / 95 Cinematographer credits


Writers: Ray Utarnachitt


                        13x Legends / 1x Supergirl / 1x Flash


Tyron B. Carter


                        5x Legends / 1x Arrow





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?
    • Creature attacking summer camp; swampy thing; title a reference to “Wet Hot American Summer”
  • Time travel
    • 1995 - Camp Ogawa, Maine
      • Chad - lead counselor, lame jokes
      • Ava, Constantine, Ray, and Sara are counselors
      • 90’s “not” joke
      • String in woods; meet someone and kiss; 2 kids taken
      • Director - calls Sara “freckles;” not too concerned about missing kids
      • 2 more kids went missing
      • Dares Ava to go to break into the kitchen; she brings ice cream and cayenne pepper
      • Ray and Constantine find kids in cages - Shtriga
      • At first, think it’s the Director
      • Constantine’s ritual - pull energy from Shtriga and put into kids; one kid still down; he puts some of his energy into kid
      • Toby lead cabin to Ray and Constantine by using Ray’s lessons
    • Nora - working at a Ren Faire
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Sara and Ava take out Director
    • They fight Shtriga; Sara uses stick to get it off Ava; Shtriga weakened by Constantine; Ava gives Sara boost for backflip; Ava trips Shtriga; Sara stabs it with stick, kills it
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Movie: Swamp Thaaaang; based on real-life events
    • Forgets Ava doesn’t have childhood memories; she loved summer camp
    • Doesn’t tell Ava truth as to why they’re keeping Charlie
    • Fun counselor
    • Constantine gave her a potion to temporarily turn her and Ava into teens
    • Rate her as Captain:
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Was a counselor
    • Tracking event - displacement and direction
    • Circle of Trust
    • Bird watching journal
    • If we need magical help, we can find Nora
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Need to eventually trust someone, Charlie
  • Zari
  • John Constantine
    • Mentions knowins Swamp Thing!
    • Spell for defense
    • Uses tricks to get kids’ attention and to question kids
    • Creature feeds slowly off victims and sheds skin
    • Creates a will-o-the-wisps to find kid
    • Teases Ray about liking Nora
    • Ritual to help kids; Gideon can’t help him
  • Charlie
    • Still trapped
    • “Passes out” to trick Zari, gets out and traps Zari
    • Gets caught by Rory
    • In prison for 500 years; drinks with Rory
    • Shapeshifted into awful things to survive
    • One they’re looking for is a lovely man
    • Extreme makeover; agrees to help team
  • Gideon
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
  • Ava Sharpe  
    • Drill sergeant approach; police lineup to question kids
    • Gets told about the Lake Monster, who returns every year to attack; go to dock and say his name 3 times
    • Others watch as Ava is at the docks; moss-covered mannequin, girls pull rope, into the lake she goes
    • Never had a childhood
    • Awkward teen; kisses Sara as spell ends
  • Time Bureau
    • Nate and Gary in charge




  1. 'Arrow' and 'Legends of Tomorrow' Rumored to Be Ending After "Crisis on Infinite Earths" (Date: 23 Feb 2019)
    1. Both shows have already been renewed for their eighth and fifth seasons respectively, but the new rumor suggests they will end after those seasons. If this is the case, it will likely tie into The CW's plans for their next crossover event with "Crisis on Infinite Earths" refreshing the landscape of the network's superhero shows.
    2. Amell teased what he saw as the end of his role on the series last year, explaining on Michael Rosenbaum's Inside of You podcast that there's only one box left to check on Oliver Queen's "to do" list. "The only thing that is left for him to do - and he doesn't need to die to do this - is he needs to leave a legacy." Amell said last year. "Because we have all these other shows that exist. So whether Arrow continued on in the absence of Oliver Queen, or someone else took up the mantle of the Green Arrow... I think leaving a legacy is the last box left to tick for the character."




  1. ‘Batwoman’: Elizabeth Anweis Cast In the CW’s DC Pilot (Date: 22 Feb 2019)
    1. Elizabeth Anweis (9-1-1) has been cast opposite Ruby Rose in Batwoman. Anweis will play Catherine Hamilton-Kane, Kate Kane’s step-mother. Catherine made her fortune as a savvy, bullheaded defense contractor, and all those billions position her as one of Gotham’s most powerful residents. For Catherine, it’s a matter of the bottom line: Batwoman is bad for business.



Link to Promo: (Date: 11 Feb 2019)


Episode: “Brothers & Sisters” [Season 7 Episode 14]

Air Date: Monday, March 4, 2019

Summary: After months of covertly pursuing Dante, Diggle and Lyla finally have a solid lead on the elusive terrorist, so they deploy the ARGUS Ghost Initiative to apprehend him. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to bond with Emiko.

Director: Marcus Stokes

Writers: Jeane Wong and Rebecca Bellotto

IMDB link:

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday February 28th, 2019


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