Not only did I really enjoy this episode, I enjoy it more the more I think about it. While watching it, I did expect there to be some sort of stinger with Norman having orchestrated some kind of plot, but since there wasn't, it hits the right note and STILL leaves suspicion open. Good stuff, and I loved Spider-Man's constant questioning of Iron Patriot, from using him as bait to catching that falling billboard.
I guess there wasn't much time to explain where Osborn got his suit from in the first place. I was almost expecting Stark or even Cap to show up but I'm glad they didn't. Even the Fury involvement seemed unnecessary. I guess we don't really need an explanation since this is rich and powerful Norman Osborn, it's just that it was a bigger deal during Dark Reign. Questions might be good, though. Although the one I am left with is did this Goblin ever actually throw pumpkin bombs at Spider-Man (which he referred to by name in this ep)?
I like Harry being angry at Spider-Man, it's one of my favorite things about the Peter/Harry dynamic (that he can hate Spider-Man and Peter's guilt causes him to be a better friend), but it seems a little petty of him at this point when Norman is acting like a better dad than he's ever been.
"And until we meet again boys and girls, know that wherever evil lurks in all its myriad forms, I'll be there with the hammers of justice to fight for decency and defend the innocent. Goodnight." - Batman
This episode wasn't as good as it could have been. It's interesting to see a Norman Osborn who isn't a total remorseless jerk (so far anyway), but something just felt off to me. Don't know what, maybe it was the pacing that felt awkward along with the fourth-wall breaking humor which was in higher order this episode than usual.
Cool seeing Osborn become Iron Patriot in a cartoon. Wonder if the symbiote soldiers will be close to how Agent Venom will look in season 3.
"So you don't like names, huh? Well, that's too bad, Frog-Face. 'Cause to me, you're nothing but a two-bit, no-account, second-rate, sewer-breath-baboon, with a brain of a pigeon and the face of an eel!"
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