The Sting of the Scorpion!
Continuing from where we left off last time, episode 2 starts off with Felicia Hardy (aka the Black Cat to be) explaining how she would not want to date Peter, basically because he’s a nerd, but she’s ok with doing schoolwork with him. If only he could tell her how exciting he really is. #secretidentityproblems
Anyways, as Spidey, he stops some jewelry thieves and webs up a “Joey” (who could possibly be Joey Z, the man he was once framed for killing). We see a lot more of Robbie Robertson and JJJ and learn that Jameson hired Mac Gargan to follow Peter in order to get close to Spider-Man. Gargan is a whiney little thing, and easily cowers under Jameson’s taunts. But not for long. Professor Stillwell, (that name makes it seem like he won’t be well forever) uses the neogenetic recombulator (from Connors) to turn Mac into the Scorpion, which is the natural predator of the spider. I’m not sure that is always true, but it sounds good.
Anyways, Scorpion goes out into the city to try and draw out Spider-Man and the battle ensues. Gargan continues to mutate though, and becomes monstrously large and even has fangs. But no worry, he can just head over to Oscorp and get it fixed with some healthy radiation. (note to kids: rarely will breaking into a nuclear power plant to bathe in radiation result in anything besides death) He is eventually captured and we are treated to a throwaway line about Aunt May trying to set up Peter with Mary Jane. For some reason he doesn’t want this to happen, although why, I’m not sure. It’s not like he has a line forming up for dates.
A good episode, although it was harder to find than the first one. In fact, I’m having a lot of difficulty finding the next ones, or any others on youtube, but no worry, I will keep looking.