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Nov 25, 2019

The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Arrow finale season fifth episode “Prochnost.” The reporters discuss the strength it takes to show the weaknesses and mistakes you have made to others, the fact that Oliver DID NOT answer all the question his kids had for him, Mia’s tennis ball (and perhaps slapping water) training, the return of Anatoly to the show, the moment of Laurel’s decision, the awesome Mountainous Mustache cage fighter, Diggle’s attempt to help redeem Roy and what is Lyla betraying Team Arrow for?


Starling Tribune - Season 8 Edition – “Prochnost” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST255


Episode:            “Prochnost” [Season 8 Episode 5]

Air Date:           Tuesday, November 19, 2019 


Director:           Laura Belsey

                        7x Arrow / 2x The Walking Dead / 1x Flash / 2x Preacher


Writers: Benjamin Raab

                        4x Arrow / 2x Flash / 7x Warehouse 13


Deric A. Hughes

                        4x Arrow / 2x Flash / 7x Warehouse 13





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


Legends Of Tomorrow


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




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


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


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




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


Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Prochnost means strength in Russian
    • Said during toast after mission in bar
    • Takes strength to tell people about your mistakes
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Spartan and Roy
      • Smash and grab
      • Roy - arrows; punches guy
      • Get the stuff
    • Fight club
      • Run by Bratva
      • Oliver to fight for plans
      • Kids show up
      • Oliver ruthless; Mia impressed
      • Bratva find Mia; Bratva kill General; take Oliver and Mia
    • Bratva
      • Tied their thumbs
      • Mia to line; 60 seconds to ring the bell
      • Mia almost made it; she knows how to fight
      • Oliver dislocates thumb; gets them out of chairs; canary cry
    • Fight Club part 2
      • Mia and Oliver go in w/green hoods
      • William sets them up to fight 6 men
      • Knife snuck into ring
      • Canary takes care of muscle upstairs; Anatoly shoots guy about to shoot Laurel
      • Guys come with guns; Oliver and Mia use smoke things to cover escape; William is the “guy in the suit”
  • FTA
    • Mia
      • Takes time to learn
      • Tells Dad about fighting for money
      • When I try to be like my dad or any hero, I fail
      • Now one of Anatoly’s favorite Americans
    • William
      • These computers are so old
      • Speaks Russian
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Tennis ball lesson w/Mia; lessons on speciality arrows
    • Stick training
    • Bring kids on mission
    • Friends again w/Anatoly; brothers
    • Doesn’t want kids to know the bad he’s done, so no Bratva
    • For me, you’re still kids; my job to protect both of you; hate me if you want to, but you’re going home
    • Anatoly - important kids see success and failures; you have to let them live; they’re not weak
    • He, Diggle, and Laurel hit with tranq darts at end
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • I know where some plutonium is
    • Trying to help Roy atone
    • Tells Roy about his future
  • Lyla / Harbinger
    • The Monitor is trying to save Earths
    • What deal does she have?
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Learns about Lyla
    • Mia - we’re flawed; learn how to be your own person and hero
    • Gets apology from Anatoly
    • Turns down Monitor’s plan; wants Lyla to tell the truth; brings out Diggle and Oliver
  • Roy (aka Jason)
    • Just this once
    • Decides to stay and help team




  1. Crisis on Infinite Earths Poster Promises the End of the Worlds (Date: 22 Nov 2019)
    1. The CW has released the official poster for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths."
    2. The image is a true who's who of The CW's shared superhero universe, as it features The Monitor assembling John Constantine, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Harbinger, Kingdom Come Superman, Lex Luthor, J'onn J'onzz, Iris West-Allen, The Flash (John Wesley Shipp), Vibe, Black Lightning, Batwoman, Green Arrow, Heat Wave, White Canary, The Flash (Barry Allen) and Supergirl.
    3. What I find interesting - 2 Supermans - 2 Flashes 



Link to Promo: (19 Nov 2019)


Episode: “Reset” [Season 8 Episode 6]

Air Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 

Summary: Oliver is faced with a life-or-death situation after being double-crossed by Lyla; Laurel has an opportunity to make amends.

Director: David Ramsey

Writers: Onalee Hunter and Maya Houston

IMDB link:

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