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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 27, 2020

The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the penultimate Arrow season 8 episode 9 “Green Arrow & The Canaries.” In this episode the reporters discuss if Oliver Queen’s Crisis sacrifice was honored appropriately in the timeline, ponder why Oliver chose to keep the Earth 2 Laurel, what Earth Prime timeframe is Laurel from in the episode, the awesomeness of two canaries cries back again, wonder when the Crisis effects are fully settled and who’s memories will get restored and who stays oblivious, ask if 2040 Star City is still part of the Arrowverse of 2020, note that cool women don’t look at explosives, admire the good stunt action in the episode, smile at the return of the Queen Mansion, their theories of who the main villain is in the episode, search their memories on any other follow on series with a 20 year time jump, their wishes for what a green lit Green Arrow and the Canaries series would look like, and how the reporters are taking the other CW Arrowverse shows post-Crisis. Join the show next week for the final Arrow episode review and final Starling Tribune episode!


Episode:            “Green Arrow & the Canaries” [Season 8 Episode 9]

Air Date:           Tuesday, January 21, 2020 


Director:           Tara Miele

                        3x Arrow / 1x Batwoman / 2x Hawaii Five-O


Writers: Beth Schwartz

                        32x Arrow - Current showrunner


Marc Guggenheim

                        21x Arrow - Former showrunner


                        Jill Blankenship


                        6x Arrow / 7x The Last Ship


                        Oscar Balderrama


                        21x Arrow





Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Starling City 15-Oct-19 0.84

02 Welcome To Hong Kong 22-Oct-19 0.77

03 Leap Of Faith 29-Oct-19 0.76

04 Present Tense 5-Nov-19 0.62

05 Prochnost 19-Nov-19 0.74

06 Reset 26-Nov-19 0.79

07 Purgatory 3-Dec-19 0.83

08 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four 14-Jan-20 1.41

09 Green Arrow And The Canaries 21-Jan-20 0.92


Legends Of Tomorrow


Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

00 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five 14-Jan-20 1.35

01 Meet The Legeends 21-Jan-20 0.72




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Event Horizon 6-Oct-19 1.26

02 Stranger Beside Me 13-Oct-19 0.97

03 Blurred Lines 20-Oct-19 0.92

04 In Plain Sight 27-Oct-19 0.95

05 Dangerous Liaisons 3-Nov-19 0.78

06 Confidence Women 10-Nov-19 0.8

07 Tremors 17-Nov-19 0.79

08 The Wrath Of Rama Khan 1-Dec-19 0.87

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One 8-Dec-19 1.67

10 The Bottle Episode 19-Jan-20 0.84


The Flash


Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Into the Void 8-Oct-19 1.62

02 A Flash of the Lighting 16-Oct-19 1.27

03 Dead Man Running 22-Oct-19 1.38

04 There Will Be Blood 29-Oct-19 1.48

05 Kiss Kiss Breach Breach 5-Nov-19 1.19

06 License To Elongate 19-Nov-19 1.29

07 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1 26-Nov-19 1.17

08 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2 3-Dec-19 1.32

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three 10-Dec-19 1.71


Black Lightning


Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Birth of the Blackbird 7-Oct-19 1.16

02 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam’s Tasbih 14-Oct-19 0.63

03 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell's Pipe-Dream 21-Oct-19 0.61

04 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros 28-Oct-19 0.52

05 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon 11-Nov-19 0.71

06 The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Doo 18-Nov-19 0.62

07 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus 25-Nov-19 0.65

08 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace 2-Dec-19 0.60

09 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis 9-Dec-19 0.90

10 The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn 20-Jan-20 0.54




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Pilot 6-Oct-19 1.86

02 The Rabbit Hole 13-Oct-19 1.45

03 Down Down Down 20-Oct-19 1.22

04 Who Are You? 27-Oct-19 1.29

05 Mine Is A Long And A Sad Tale 3-Nov-19 1.16

06 I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury 10-Nov-19 1.09

07 Tell Me The Truth 17-Nov-19 1.01

08 A Mad Tea-Party 1-Dec-19 1.01

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two 9-Dec-19 1.71

10 How Queer Everything Is Today! 19-Jan-20 0.79


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • The spin-off of the show
    • Mia Queen in the future
    • 2040
    • Future arrow flanked by canaries
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Street
      • Canaries fight; both have cry
      • Mia remembers how to fight
      • Car blown up
      • Deathstroke
    • Complex
      • Meta dampers
      • Trevor’s the kidnapper and Deathstroke
      • 3 against a bunch a thugs
      • Bianca decks one
      • Trevor blows the place
      • “She” won’t let you stop what’s coming
      • Cool chicks zipline away from explosions
  • Mia Queen
    • In the mansion; proposal from JJ, family ring
    • Graduate, socialite
    • Doesn’t recognized either Canary; Laurel uses ring to bring back her memories
    • Not the Green Arrow; not happy getting memories back
    • Living in father’s shadow
    • Decides to pick up the bow
  • William
    • Alive; Smoak Tech
    • Grew up with Mia
    • Has the Hosen; symbol is tattoo
    • Tranqed and taken
  • Zoe
    • Alive
  • Laurel / Black Siren
    • Motorcycle
    • From one year in the future; city in chaos
    • Ring made by Cisco
    • Suit up
    • Thinks JJ is behind the mask
    • People are who they are no matter the timeline
    • Still has issues w/feelings
    • Sara helped her get back in time; Mia accused of failing the city in 2041
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Owns a club and sings
    • Day after Oliver’s funeral, she woke up in 2040 and doesn’t exist
    • She can do computer stuff too
    • Decides to get back into the hero thing
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • Mayor of safest city 
  • Bianca Bertenelli
    • Laurel tries to warn her; ignores her; gets taken
    • Helena’s daughter; Helena’s disappeared
    • Family - she’s fine; home bugged
  • JJ Diggle
    • Mia directly accuses him of kidnapping 
    • Forced to remember other life
  • Connor
    • Out of rehab
    • Troubled one
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • Lyla / Harbinger
  • Thea Queen
  • Roy Harper





Link to Promo:  (Date: 21 Jan 2020) 


Episode: “Fadeout” [Season 8 Episode 10]

Air Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 

Summary: The final events in the story of the Green Arrow.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim 

IMDB link: 

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday January 23th, 2020.


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