The Spectacular Spider-Man

Season 2 Episode 5

First Steps

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 13, 2009 on Disney XD

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  • Spider-Man must stop Sandman, who learned a few new tricks, from stealing a ship full of oil. Eddie Brock tricks Peter to reveal the whereabouts of the symbiote.

    School is back in session and things are looking up for Peter Parker. He is dating Liz Allen but still has feelings for Gwen Stacy. Harry Osborn is back but Peter questions if his friend is on the goblin juice. He is also invited to Flash Thompson's birthday party. Unfortunately, Peter has to put his social responsibilities on hold after Sandman reappears to make his big score. The super villain has learned to master his abilities by absorbing more sand and grow in size and strength. He is definitely a more formidable foe than in the previous episodes. Also, Eddie Brock is back and tricks Peter to lead him to the spot where Pete dumped the symbiote. The birthday party scene was very amusing. It reveals that Peter and Eugene were best friends in pre-school, and Peter gave him the nickname of Flash because he would often run around naked. The biggest surprise in the episode was the other side of Sandman. Despite his ambition to make a big score and his hostility for Spider-Man, Sandman doesn't mean to hurt innocent bystanders. He is shown to be compassionate by helping a small girl from some bullies, and heroic by saving Spider-Man and the crew of a burning oil tanker before it explodes. The episode ends with a good cliffhanger as Brock leaves an interesting message on Flash's birthday party video.