The Spectacular Spider-Man

Season 1 Episode 11

Group Therapy

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 31, 2008 on Disney XD
9.5
out of 10
User Rating
108 votes
10

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Episode Summary

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Six of Spidey's toughest enemies band together to get revenge, as the Sinister Six!

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Pretty Good

    6.7
    This episode was pretty good, seeing the sinister six and continuing the venom saga was a good idea. Its awesome that Eddie Brock is so creepy, just like the comics. The only thing i can't stand about this episode is hearing doc ock talk. Seriously i just can't listen to him, and the theme is awful. Besides those flaws it was a good episode, with a good plot. Thank goodness mysterio wasn't a member what a bad villain. It was good that the super villains all team attacked Spider man, but seriously they could have done better. The team had everything, brains (Doc Ock) brawn (Rhino) aerial attack (vulture) and energy projection (shocker and electro) the only thing that could have completed there fighting group was fighting skills (kraven) but hes not in yet.moreless
  • Spider-man fights the Sinister Six IN HIS SLEEP.

    9.5
    I have no clue how the writers of this show came up with idea sleeping in a fight but it's genus.

    But you have to see it to know what I'm talking about.

    Any way back to my review,It is one of the best so far and thats something.A grate jail break scene starts off the show then we move the action to times squire(yet another brilliant fight scene and they put Aunt May in there too).And finely we got to...WAIT I have just got say I loved the baby driving a car gag.where were we owe right.



    We finely go to one of the best fight scenes if not the best in this show,it's on bridge thats all I'm going to say.



    So if it's so grate why did I not give a full 10 you ask,there was no Gwen what so ever thats why.



    But still an awesome episode.moreless
  • The Sinister Six (Not Insideous Six) make their first animated debut.

    10
    Have to say that each member gets decent screentime and focus in a single 22 minute episode.



    Would of liked to have seen more interaction with Sandman and Rhino since they've worked together before receiving their powers, but otherwise it was good to see their past association touched upon here.



    I find the scene with Eddie to be both funny and sad at the same time. Funny because of how he describes it, sad because of what's being said.



    Reading the original Aline Costume saga, I wasn't completely surprised that Peter was sleeping during the fight, but it was just as entertaining regardless considering the intensity of the action.moreless
  • Good Episode

    10
    At The End it Felt Like Nothing Happen I Mean Spidey Sleaped Frough A Battle With The Sinister Six And He Won The Sinister Six Have Some Of My Fave Vilians Still It Felt Like Smashing Grabing Punching Bating All at Once And Spidey Was Looking More Like The Symbiote Day By Day Its Mad Crazy A Bit Went Mad When Peter Realised He Sleaped Frough Oh With Sandman Doc Ock Rhino

    Electro But Thhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Best Episode Yet Was Intervention And I Agree With What Spaceway2007's Review For Intervention Still This Episode Was Great I Downloaded It Cause I Live In The UK So Its Not On TV Here.moreless
  • This, is my...second favorite episode in the series, coming in besides 'Persona'. But this episodes delivers something... nostalgic really, the 'Sinister Six' is my favorite group of villains, and this episode does them justice.moreless

    9.4
    This, is my...second favorite episode in the series, coming in besides 'Persona'. But this episodes delivers something... nostalgic really, the 'Sinister Six' is my favorite group of villains, and this episode does them justice.



    The old plunnie from the 'Suit' arc from 'Amazing' where the suit takes over Peter for mid-night joy-rides found an absolutely wonderful application here, when the suit it self went against the Six, effectively tearing them apart, using their own abilities against them, ect. ect.



    Also on that note, everyone is effectively in character here. No botched delivery of lines, ect. ect. I found that the writers knew that Ock would notice Pete's silence during the battle excellent. I found Ock's strategic using of Electro to bust out rather IC for both of them. Ock's the evil (and mad, let's not forget mad) genius, and Electro is essentially the victim of unfortunate circumstances and desperate for help.



    The fight scenes, both with Peter awake and asleep, deliver. The awake Peter, even WITH the Symbiote, was simply not experienced enough to cope with the battle and Ock's genius brain and tactics; while at the same time the suit, by itself, is an utter animal: ruthlessly dispacting the Six and nearly killing some of them. Let's see...what'd I miss..ah. The motor cycle ride between Brock and MJ. I felt that Brock telling MJ on their ride how his and Peter's parents died was a clever IDEA, and the scene was alright, but the way they died seems earily similar to the 'Ultimates' continuity, and seems to serve little else other than to link it to that series. It barely seems to fit it's percieved actual purpose: Give Eddie another reason to hate Peter through Mary Jane. Their characterizations are good, but once again, the scene was rushed.



    That last scene at the end where Peter realizes that the suit is a Symbiote was actually pure gold. While in the original 'Amazing,' the moment when Peter found out the suit was alive, he tried to get it off instantly. This take on it is a lot better in my opinion. It shows that the Symbiot is imposing it's will on Peter, making him look for a reason to keep the suit, and giving him a darker out look.



    All in all, a pretty dang good episode. Pivotal in every sense; Peter goes against big group of baddies and suit begins to take over. The wasted scene between Eddie and MJ was really the only thing wrong with it.



    I look forward to all future episodes and I wish the creators and their staff good luck!moreless
Peter MacNicol

Peter MacNicol

Doctor Octopus

Guest Star

Robert Englund

Robert Englund

Vulture

Guest Star

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Electro

Guest Star

Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

Eddie Brock

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Robbie Robertson, Fancy Dan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Peter Parker: (Reads paper) Spidey stops Sinister Six? Photos by Peter Parker? I don't remember any of this. It's like I slept through the whole fight. This wasn't me wearing the suit, it was the suit wearing my body. This alien, it's some kind of symbiote. Still, what do we care? The six were put down hard, Parker gets paid for the photos, what else matters?

    • Mary Jane Watson: Pete, where have you been? Your aunt...
      Peter Parker: Sush. She's still asleep upstairs.
      Mary Jane Watson: No, Peter, he had a heart attack last night. She should be okay, but she's in the hospital.

    • Robbie: Update from Time Square. Plenty of property damage, no serious injuries. But one elderly woman had a heart attack.
      Jameson: Well give me a name Robbie. The people want to know who to pity.
      Robbie: May Parker.
      Betty: (Gasps) That's Peter's Aunt May. I have to call him.
      Jameson: (Sympathetic) No, no, I'll call Peter myself.

    • Sandman: A sandwich? This is joke, right? Raw silicates only, Toomes! I don't eat food no more!
      Vulture: Just save room for dessert: Spider-Man, a la mode!

    • Shocker: Well Doc, you was right. Guess some folk are just too dumb to live.

    • (After the Sinister Six finish dinner in the restaraunt they hold captive and come up with a plan to lure Spider-Man)
      Doctor Octopus: Check please.
      Waiter: (Frightened) Um, on the house sir?
      Doctor Octopus: How kind of you... and wise.

    • Doctor Octopus: (To Spider-Man) Your new suit interests me, arachnid. I'm going to enjoy peeling it away from you for further study.

    • Spider-Man: Only Six, huh? What happened, Lizard and Goblin had Knicks tickets?

    • Mary Jane Watson: (To Eddie Brock) Pete may not be perfect, but whatever his faults, he's twice the man you'll ever be.

    • Spider-Man: Ah, Rhino. I knew no prison was wide enough to hold you.
      Rhino: "Wide enough". Yeah, funny.
      Spider-Man: Wow, I knew they taught trades in the slammer, but a sense of humor?

    • (The Sinister Six unites)
      Doctor Octopus: Now arachnid, any last words?
      Spider-Man: Homina, homina, homnina comes to mind...

  • NOTES (5)

    • Aunt May said her right arm hurt before she fell down. It was later discovered she had a heart attack. However the way males & females have heart attacks are differant. Males feel a pain in their right arm, women do not.

    • Disney XD Premiere Date:
      May 18, 2009 @ 9:00pm (ET)

    • This is the first episode of the series to premiere on The CW4Kids.

    • The lineup of the Sinister Six of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" is almost the exact same as the first group in the comics. The only difference is that Shocker and Rhino replace Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter since those two haven't debuted yet.

    • The Sinister Six
      The first Sinister Six appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. Doctor Octopus united five of Spider-Man's most dangerous enemies together. After some like Doctor Doom and Green Goblin rejected, Doc Ock was left with The Vulture, Mysterio, Electro, Sandman and Kraven the Hunter. Later incarnations replaced some with other villains. Other versions of the group include the Sinister Seven and the Green Goblin's Sinister Twelve, the largest gathering of Spider-Man villains.

      In the 1990's Spider-Man series, the Sinister Six was was initially composed of Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Shocker, Scorpion, Chameleon and Mysterio. The latter was eventually replaced by the Vulture later in that series.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • At the start of the episode, Aunt May is watching a news report that states "...making this the third time the singer's baby was found driving her car." This is most likely an allusion to Britney Spears, who had her young baby sit in her lap while driving.

    • Mrs. Watson: ... was just hilarious as Falstaff.

      Falstaff is a fictional character in a number of Shakespeare's plays, tipping off the audience of the kind of play Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Watson were going to see. Furthermore, the sign above the theater provides the play's title: The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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