Spider-Man “The Spot” (part 2 of 2)

Cut to Peter’s college, where Curt Connors (who at this point is back to normal, after turning into the Lizard a couple of times) is telling Peter what was already obvious about the portals. He says that since Tony Stark has denied any connection to them, it’s a “fascinating puzzle.” Yeah, because a known playboy jerk industrialist would never lie about something like this.

Peter runs into Mary Jane and her friend Liz Allen on campus, and there’s the usual dialogue along the lines of M.J. again thinking he’s a jerk for ditching her. And when that’s done, we get a really bizarre interlude with Harry Osborne, who walks up to Peter just to complain about him stealing Mary Jane, which he’s already done a couple of times. So there’s no reason for it here, except to remind us of this subplot for when it becomes important in the next couple of episodes. Because how can you possibly expect kids to remember something for more than a week?

Spider-Man "The Spot" (part 2 of 2)

After we check back in with the growing Plot Hole, Spider-Man is swinging around when he hears a bank alarm, and comes across the Spot breaking into a vault. They banter a bit, with Spot being apologetic and embarrassed at his criminal activity, and once again this could have been a fun bit, but the voice just ruins it.

Spider-Man "The Spot" (part 2 of 2)

Spot kicks Spider-Man’s ass for a bit by sending him through portals back into LSD-Land. There, he uses more portals to redirect Spider-Man’s webbing back onto himself, causing him to tie himself up. Eventually, Spot kicks him back into the real world, where he falls toward the Statue of Liberty. Wow. Fail.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

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