The Spectacular Spider-Man

Season 2 Episode 12

Opening Night

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2009 on Disney XD
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Episode Summary

Opening Night
A new security cell at Ryker's, codenamed the Vault, opens and Spider-Man offers to be the first test subject. Unfortunately, Green Goblin traps him inside with several villains that he helped put away.

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  • It's opening night in more then one place

    Hobie talks in the first episode ever and in a Shakespeare and sophisticated manner.

    It's opening night in more then one place first St. John Devereaux's a mid summer nights dream is having opening chaos with there puck (Harry Osborn)a no show,and seconded A new security cell at Ryker's, called the Vault is also opening and Norman Osborn has asked Spider-Man to test it.In the play Hobie fills in for Harry and talks Finely and all is wall right...not even close.The Green Goblin traps Spider-Man with all the super villains in the Prison and with some help from Black Cat and the Cat Burglar mast survive the night.

    you mite think the episode would be over crowed with villains but they fit together wall and the play mirroring the the events in the Vault was entrusting and I am glad that they did not do the flash back this time.moreless
  • Getting a bit repetitive in storytelling techniques, and over-stuffed villains. But there's a cool surprise, and it all still works anyway.

    I admit I'm starting to get a little tired of the show always trying to find some clever way to tell the plot. What I mean is in almost every episode this season, it's been a case of juxtaposing Spiderman's adventure against what's happening with the kids at school. I love the other students, but I'm not really concerned with what they're up to if Parker isn't with them. The writers continue to go to the mix-and-match well far too often, so every show feels gimmicky, not creative. One episode its a video camera, the next it's auditions, the next it's news interviews, the next it's flashbacks, it's all getting to be too much! I wish for just once they could tell a straight-forward narrative. Anyway, that said, I still really enjoyed this one, which once again paralleled Shakespeare over the action going on. Spiderman is stuck in a prison with all his worst enemies and needs to escape. This is a popular plot reminiscent of films like Escape from NY, and once again, we get tons of villains crammed in. I wish they actually explained how Spidey ended up in there in the first place! Still, Black Cat is back, and this time in a much better role. The biggest surprise was learning Cat's father is the man responsible for Uncle Ben's death! Spidey obviously has an issue with helping him, but it all ends anti-climatic. This is the guy that is the reason you exist, basically- there's enough material to go a half season with here, but it's all wrapped up much too quickly and easily. And Pete knows Goblin is back.moreless
Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Montana, Bernard Houseman, St. John Devereaux

Guest Star

Charles Duckworth

Charles Duckworth

Hobie Brown

Guest Star

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer


Guest Star

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Green Goblin, Homunculi #3, Matthew Besnick

Recurring Role

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Captain George Stacy, Rhino

Recurring Role

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Sally Avril, Voice of OsCorp

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Black Cat: A simple trade, swinger: I help you get the prison under control, and you look the other way for Walter.
      Spider-Man: (in reference to his Uncle Ben's death) Do you have any idea what happened the last time I looked the other way for Walter?!

    • Mark Allen: Why would I do your dirty work, Goblin? I'm already in prison, what else can you do to me?
      Green Goblin: Oh, just to be perverse, I'll activate your curse. (Turns Mark into Molten Man) To prevent it getting worse, put the web-head in a hearse!

    • Black Cat: I never thought I'd find myself busting into prison.

    • Captain George Stacy: Gotta hand it to Spidey. He beat the Vault and took out every con in the place.
      J. Jonah Jameson: It's a conspiracy, I tell ya! They're all working together!
      Captain George Stacy: (Annoyed) Oh, to what end?
      J. Jonah Jameson: To raise my blood pressure!

    • Green Goblin: (After Spider-Man escapes his pursuers) An entire penitentiary full of spider haters and still he escapes! Well fine, Gobby's done using surrogate squashers... and rhyme schemes.

    • Spider-Man: (To the cons in the Vault looking for him) Any of you mesbegotten malcontents misplace an extremely handsome web slinger? (Silence) I think the clever turn of phrase you're looking for is "get him."
      Everyone: Get him!
      Homonculi: Pistachio!

    • Green Goblin: (After seeing Black Cat helping Spider-Man) So, Goblin wasn't the only sprite to use the Vault for mischief tonight. But if Spider thinks Cat evens his odds... Gobby will open a few more pods!

    • Spider-Man: (After Quentin Beck is revealed to be a robot double) Ah man, I knew he was a bot!

    • Green Goblin: With guards wrapped up all neat and tidy, I help... or hurt... my dear friend, Spidey. I'm in a rhyming mood tonight.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Mary Jane Watson: (About Harry Osborne) ...He's not answering his OsBerry.

      The "OsBerry" is a parody of the BlackBerry cellular device.

    • While posing as a delivery woman, Black Cat uses the alias "Selina Drew." This is a reference to the DC Comics character Catwoman, whose real name is "Selina Kyle" and to the original Spider-Woman of the Marvel Universe, called Jessica Drew.