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!