The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)

Season 2 Episode 5

Photo Finish

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 07, 1979 on CBS

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  • A woman is framed for stealing her ex-husband's rare coin collection, with one of the thieves dressed in drag. Peter took a photograph of the robbery and when he refuses to hand over the picturse, is imprisoned for contempt of court.

    This is actually a pretty good episode, although it is a bit silly to actually expect a frameup to be even briefly successful based on a thief's amateur drag performance. The episode finds the right balance between action and Parker's work as a photographer, even raising some realstic First Amendment issues. While I often wished that the series had found a way to realistic bring in more super villians, I did like how the series tried to ground itself in a reality as opposed to a campy fantasy.

    The jail break sequence -- is also pretty cool to watch. All in all this is one of the better episodes of the short-lived series.