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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 21, 2019

Starling Tribune - Season 7.5 Edition – Witch Hunt (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST224


Episode:            “Witch Hunt” [Season 4 Episode 2]

Air Date:           Monday, October 29, 2018


Director:           Kevin Mock


                        4x Legends / 1x Flash / 1x Chuck


Writers: Keto Shimizu


                        11x Legends / 11x Arrow / 1x Flash


Matthew Maala


                        9x Legends



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?
    • Go to the Salem witch trials
    • Magical fugitive is a Fairy Godmother
  • Time travel
    • 1692 - Salem
      • Witch Trials
      • Jane Hawthorn accused of witchcraft
      • Daughter, Prudence, is tied to a Fairy Godmother
      • Fairy Godmother wants vengeance on humans, using Prudence’s anger to get her revenge for being trapped for 1000 years even though she gave and gave
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • Sara against villagers, trying to save Zari; gets grabbed
    • Sara Lance / White Canary
      • Has Ray create a device since Constantine isn’t around
      • Remembers being at Salem before
      • Why is she okay with Prudence being on the ship? (Beebo Blox game) Does Prudence get memory wiped?
      • Rate her as Captain:
    • Ray Palmer / The Atom
      • Creates Time Seismograph by hooking bones into ship’s computer
    • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
      • If Constantine stays, I stay
    • Zari
      • Salem reminds her of her time
      • Doesn’t realize the anger she has; almosts chokes villagers to death; tries to save Jane; almost gets burned
      • Talks Prudence out of following Fairy Godmother’s path of vengeance; Prudence releases Godmother
      • Totem is just a stone now; no more necklace
      • Sara has a Narc Mode just for her
      • Sara tells her that she can’t keep her anger inside
    • John Constantine
      • Moves in
      • Rory doesn’t like sharing his space with him
      • Presents an offer to Fairy Godmother - I’ll be your host if you’ll do something for me; Fairy Godmother - I know who’s after you. I’d rather go to Hell than have Him be angry at me
    • Gideon
      • Maker of things for Constantine’s spells
    • Nate Heywood / Steel
      • Dinner w/dad bombed; living at Time Bureau
      • Wants to help Ava, but bails when sees Dad
      • Goes to Waverider, finds Pig Ray, takes Pig Ray to Bureau; Pig Ray turns back and is naked in Nate’s arms, and then steels up
      • Dad - history degree finally paid off
    • Ava Sharpe  
      • Gets $4.2 billion from Nate’s Dad
    • Time Bureau
      • Gary’s not that great at presentations




  1. The CW Announces 2019 Premiere Dates For 'Legends Of Tomorrow', 'iZombie' And More (Date: 10 Jan 2019)
    1. Legends of Tomorrow returns on April Fool's Day, because of course it does, and will trade time slots with Arrow for the remainder of the season, with Legends taking the 8 p.m. spot and Arrow moving to 9 p.m.
    2. The BLACK LIGHTNING season finale will air Monday, March 18 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
  2. Arrow boss previews Emiko Queen's mission and the new Suicide Squad (Date: 16 Jan 2019)
    1. EW interviewed showrunner Beth Schwartz. According to her, in the midseason premiere, viewers will learn who Emiko’s parents are. Also, the midseason premiere will also pick up with Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) turning the newly captured Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) for help with their current A.R.G.U.S. case. This ultimately leads to the creation of, essentially, a new Suicide Squad called the Ghost Initiative, which includes China White (Kelly Hu), Slade’s son Kane Wolfman (Liam Hall) and Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick) and will be introduced in the following episode.



  1. The Flash Explains Where Martin's Joe West Has Been (Date: 15 Jan 2018)
    1. Though Martin will be back by episode 15, showrunner Todd Helbing promised there would be an in-show reason for Joe's absence. "The Flash & The Furious," the mid-season premiere, made good on that: he is off visiting his son Wally in Blue Valley with his daughter Jenna. Jesse L. Martin, who plays Joe, took a medical leave of absence from the series in October due to a back injury he suffered during the show's summer hiatus.




Link to Promo:    (Date: 12 Dec 2018)


Episode: “My Name is Emiko Queen” [Season 7 Episode 10]

Air Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Summary: Oliver wants to get back to work and focus on his marriage, but Dinah wants him to track the new Green Arrow; Diggle and Lyla must answer to ARGUS about Diaz.

Director: Andi Armaganian

Writers: Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes

IMDB link:


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This podcast was recorded on Thursday January 17th, 2019


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