The Spectacular Spider-Man

Season 2 Episode 10

Gangland

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 2009 on Disney XD
8.7
out of 10
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38 votes
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Gangland
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In order to become the new Big Man, Hammerhead betrays Tombstone, Doctor Octopus and Silvermane. Now, an all out gang war has erupted in New York City, and it's up to Spider-Man to stop it.

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  • "BEST! FIELD TRIP! EVER!"

    10
    By the time I hit this episode I knew I liked The Spectacular Spider-Man. I mean I was already an addict, but this was THE episode. As I was watching I could not help but appreciate the brilliance.



    Not only did Gangland cover every aspect of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, the episode took them into overdrive. The episode shows off the worst of Pete's dysfunctional love life. Pete and girlfriend Liz Allen go on probably the worst double-date they can ask for(including Pete's biggest crush Gwen Stacy, and Liz's protective brother Mark) on Valentine's Day. An already tense date starts to boil up when he gets an important assignment from the Daly Bugle. The problem is that he can't simply turn it down as the situation also calls for Spider-Man to save the day.



    As Spider-Man, he has to deal with villains of all scale. From petty thieves to mob bosses. From the "big man" of crime to the super-villan "master planner". Just when you think you've seen it all the "fat lady" sings. Yet for everything he wins, there is no reward for Pete.



    Watching this episode, with its great mix of loyalty, creativity, and personality made one thing absolutely clear. The team behind the show knows what it's doing. Making one of the BEST! SHOWS! EVER!moreless
  • The scum of New York goes to the opera

    9.0
    when I say scum I do not mean Tombstone,Doctor Octopus and Silvermane.no I mean J. Jonah Jameson who is forced by his wife to go to the opera(I am just kidding about J. Jonah Jameson by the way I love him).

    anyway back to the review,it is valentines day and Midtown high students are having a group date which in turn gives us the funnest scene of the episode (flash gets Peter to help him sound smart in fount of is new girlfriend)I should stop now so I do not spoil it for you.any way the fight scene with Tombstone,Doctor Octopus and Silvermane was spectacular,(bad pun sorry) Tombstone and Spider-man finely face off aging and that was amazing(Sorry),the opera music all the way throw it was an interesting and the end was the ultimate(I am not apologizing for that)

    Because The Green Goblin is back baby.

    Man I love this show.moreless
  • An excellent, exciting fun and focused episode. Just what Valentine's Day needs!

    9.5
    Everyone seems to have gathered to the opera for the biggest show in town. Peter, and Harry are on a group date as MJ reveals a stunning makeover for Gwen Stacy. Of course it isn't long until Flash and his crowd also show up, and the kids all share a booth. I really have enjoyed seeing these classmates intermingle with each other all year. Flash, learned to be himself, but Parkers complete neglect for Liz over Gwen may have pushed her away. The real meat and potatoes of the episode was a business meeting between the 3 top crime lords in the city: Tombstone, Silvermane and Doctor Octopus. Like any great mafia movie, the deal goes sour, everyone turns on each other, and there is a traitor in the midst. watching these guys try to take each other out was awesome (Doc Ock was particularly strong here) and Hammerhead seemed to have orchestrated the whole thing.



    The show does a good job of cross-cutting the bad guy action with the romantic evening, and the best surprise comes at the end of the episode when it is revealed the Green Goblin was behind it all along!moreless
Josh Keaton

Josh Keaton

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Gwen Stacy

Joshua LeBar

Joshua LeBar

Flash Thompson

Vanessa Marshall

Vanessa Marshall

Mary Jane Watson

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

J. Jonah Jameson

Deborah Strang

Deborah Strang

Aunt May Parker

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Green Goblin, Blackie Gaxton

Guest Star

Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

Captain George Stacy

Guest Star

Nikki Cox

Nikki Cox

Silver Sable

Guest Star

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Sally Avril

Recurring Role

Andrew Kishino

Andrew Kishino

Kenny "King Kong" McFarlane

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This episode's theme song featured Peter Parker, Flash Thompson, Mary-Jane Watson and J. Jonah Jameson.

    • The man who proposes at the restaurant, as well as the woman who accepts, are the same couple Spider-Man brought together at the beginning of "Reaction."

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Tombstone: I assume you remember our last physical encounter.
      Spider-Man: Painfully. But I told you then, I don't look the other way.

    • Doctor Octopus: You will pay the price for your constant interference, arachnid!
      Spider-Man: Yeah, I'm kinda broke. How about you pay tonight, and I'll owe ya one?

    • Silvermane: So this is the Spider-Man that's given Tombstone and Octopus so much trouble. As yet, I'm not impressed.
      Spider-Man: Well, you haven't seen me juggle bowling balls while drinking a glass of water!

    • Spider-Man: Wow! Three-way battle to declare New York's biggest jerk. Where do I start?
      Doctor Octopus: Perhaps with your demise, arachnid!

    • Hammerhead: See, boss? It's good you brung me. You need me watching your back.
      Tombstone: Just don't give me, or my back, cause to regret your inclusion.

    • Flash Thompson: Okay, Parker, here's the deal. You need to make sure I don't say nothing to make Sha Shan think I'm stupid.
      Peter Parker: Uh, dude? Ship sailed.
      Flash Thompson: Shut up! She likes smartness... that and, like, integrity and stuff. So if I say something dumb, you kick me or something.
      Peter Parker: (Gleefully) For you, pal, anything.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Silvermane:
      First appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 73, Silvio Manfredi was a member of the Maggia who came to be a crime lord in New York. Working to take over the criminal underworld, Silvermane had plans such as rejuvinating his youth and assasinate others that continuously made him face Spider-Man. To save himself from death, Silvermane became a cyborg to rival his enemy's power.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Silvermane: Et tu, Octopus?

      This is a parody of the final line uttered by the title character in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.

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