Here is a list of episodes for the upcoming weeks, although they may
be numbered odd. My source is the SuperHero Hype site.
JULY 25, 2003
Episode#104, "Tight Squeeze"
A boardroom meeting is interrupted by PTERODAX, a trio of former KGB agents, led by SERGEI (James Marsters) who blast through an outside window to gain entry into the building. PTERODAX are a well-outfitted organization who use sonic blasters, fluoroscopic vision and are encased in heavy body armor. Additionally, the trio sport jetpacks that enable them to fly. Over at Empire State University, it's a harmless afternoon where HARRY OSBORN (Ian Zierling), MARY JANE WATSON / MJ (Lisa Loeb) and PETER PARKER (Neil Patrick Harris) take turns peering through a pair of Harry's binoculars. When it's his turn, PETER spots PTERODAX invading the meeting and hurries off to the rescue as SPIDER-MAN. PTERODAX are moments away from detonating a safe in the room in order to steal its contents - "prototype hyper-diamonds" when SPIDER-MAN shows up. He defeats them, then as PETER it's off to news channel Empire-1 to sell a SPIDER-MAN news video. At the station, PETER is introduced to INDIRA DAIMONJI / INDY (Angelle Brooks), a beautiful television intern who aids him in getting his footage aired. Unfortunately, it also lands the both of them as one of many hostages when PTERODAX commandeers the newsroom. PTERODAX's demands are simple, they want SPIDER-MAN or they will start eliminating hostages! As soon as the moment presents itself PETER escapes into the shadows to re-emerge as SPIDER-MAN. However, PTERODAX has set a trap for SPIDER-MAN and know one knows that they plan on being the only ones getting out of the station alive.
Episode #107, "Head Over Heels"
It's a world of balance for PETER PARKER (Neil Patrick Harris) and his web-slinging alter ego SPIDER-MAN and makes more sacrifices than most. This morning is no different as he juggles his academics, a floundering social life and one heroic rescue after the next. What Peter can't save is his unfortunate pairing with CHRISTINA - his new Psychology lab partner – a gifted yet quirky scientific type who is also fanatical in her devotion to SPIDER-MAN. She convinces PETER that she has the perfect invention to help them score a high grade in class, an ESP crown, that she wants to demonstrate by reading Peter's mind. While she's wearing it, the crown malfunctions jolting her brain with electricity. The voltage alters CHRISTINA's reality and suddenly SPIDER-MAN – well - a 2-D version of the wall-crawler is advising her on how to get close to the real SPIDER-MAN. Soon, Christina is no longer able to distinguish fantasy from reality and has deadly designs on MARY JANE WATSON / MJ (Lisa Loeb) who she views as her major competition for SPIDER-MAN's affection.
AUGUST 1, 2003
Episode #110, "When Sparks Fly"
Two teenage boys goof off in an abandoned power plant and stumble into a weakened ELECTRO / formerly MAX DILLON from "The Party" episode (Ethan Embry). ELECTRO has been hiding in the plant plotting his electrifying comeback and only SPIDER-MAN's (Neil Patrick Harris) timely arrival saves the two teens from becoming toast. Over at Empire State University in Professor Williams' Chemistry class SALLY is unnerved when her computer sends her a message completely on its own. Later, while she is studying in her room an eerie vision of ELECTRO / MAX appears on her TV screen. SALLY was at the fraternity party the night that MAX was turned into ELECTRO. It seems that ELECTRO has come back to claim SALLY because he loves her and wants them to be together. ELECTRO plans to zap SALLY into an electrical being like himself so that they can become a couple. SPIDER-MAN must come to find a way to save SALLY from the fate that ELECTRO has in store for her and must rely on a little help from HARRY OSBORN (Ian Zierling) and MARY JANE WATSON / MJ (Lisa Loeb) to stop an unnatural coupling.
Episode #103, "Spider-Man Dis-Abled"
PETER PARKER (Neil Patrick Harris) is covering a press conference where the Mayor of New York City and Tremaine, a visiting Euro-dignitary, are addressing the public. As they leave the event their limousine is shot with a dart bomb and SPIDER-MAN comes to the rescue. PETER's friend and potential romantic interest INDIRA DAIMONJI / INDY (Angelle Brooks), an intern at news channel Empire-1 helps him sell his footage of the press conference and ensuing car commotion. Then PETER and HARRY's apartment is ransacked and the conclusion is that the robbers were after the videotape shot during the Mayor's speech. A digital enhancement of the tape reveals a woman shooting the dart-bomb! INDY discovers the woman on the tape is SILVER SABLE (Virginia Madsen), an Eastern European assassin for hire. The unique thing about this assassin is that she only kills criminals so PETER / SPIDER-MAN can't figure out why she's going after the Mayor. SPIDER-MAN moves out to thwart SILVER SABLE's plans which leads to a dramatic showdown on top of a moving limo carrying Tremaine and the Mayor inside. During this fight SILVER SABLE reveals a secret about Tremaine's real identity that sends SPIDER-MAN reeling.
AUGUST 8, 2003
Episode #105, "Royal Scam"
SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) is duped by the infamous KINGPIN (Michael Clarke Duncan) into stealing the TX-1 super-chip, designed to de-crypt the confidential satellite transmissions that drive the world's financial markets. Disguised as federal agents, KINGPIN's henchmen convince SPIDER-MAN that he should steal the chip from the "mob" and return it to them, the FBI. In return for doing his country this service, he is promised that the bureau will let it be known that SPIDER-MAN helped them out, an endorsement greatly needed in order to improve his rock bottom public image. Of course this patriotism takes its toll on PETER's social commitments. MARY JANE WATSON / MJ (Lisa Loeb) has a three-night acting showcase that Peter has promised to attend. He misses the first night when SPIDER-MAN learns he was tricked into stealing the chip and must track down KINGPIN; on the second night PETER is temporarily abducted by real FBI agents. The third night culminates with a climactic action sequence where SPIDER-MAN outmaneuvers KINGPIN for the chip so that he can return it to the real FBI. The real question however is whether PETER will have enough time to make it to MJ's last performance.
Episode #106, "Heroes and Villains"
Adjacent to Empire State University, The Villeroy Towers, an urban high-rise tenement, is slated for destruction and the tenants have allied with ESU's student body in protest. The Villeroy Towers residents are at a disadvantage in this fight to save their home until an anonymous donor endows them with one million dollars. This generosity comes shortly after the theft of a pricey gem from the Metropolitan Museum. SPIDER-MAN discovers the guilty party is a modern day Robin Hood named TURBO JET (Harold Parino) armed with a homemade propulsion system who steals from the wealthy and gives to the poor. Still, stealing is stealing and SPIDER-MAN and TURBO JET go head to head. Making matters worse, Oscorp is the company behind the Villeroy's demolition - all in the name of progress - forcing HARRY OSBORN (Ian Zierling) right in the center of this controversy. When TURBO JET takes MARY JANE WATSON / MJ (Lisa Loeb) hostage during a rally, SPIDER-MAN sets out to prove that TURBO JET's good intentions are highly flawed.
AUGUST 15, 2003
Episode #109, "Flash Memory"
Remedial twins, JACK and MACK (David DeLouise) rob an armored car then throttle up their motorcycles for a clean getaway until SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) intervenes. However SPIDER-MAN is surprised at how smart JACK and MACK were in plotting the robbery. At the Empire State University campus FLASH THOMPSON (Devon Sawa) flaunts the fact to MARY JANE WATSON / MJ (Lisa Loeb) that he doesn't have to study anymore because he has landed himself a tutor. What a surprise when FLASH learns that his tutor is actually DR. ZELLNER who is actively testing his new "smart drug" – the first subjects being JACK and MACK - with substantially impaired IQs. FLASH's fame evolves from athleticism to intellectualism as he charms members of the female student body with his wit and knowledge of everything from American Literature to a bilingual recitation of Shakespeare. However, soon it becomes obvious that there are physical side effects of this smart serum. DR. ZELLNER is stumped as to why this is occurring and decides that he find an antidote via a more intelligent candidate…PETER PARKER! JACK and MACK continue to have DR. ZELLNER pump them full of the "smart drug" in an effort to pull off more elaborate crimes that only SPIDER-MAN stop along with rescuing FLASH from DR. ZELLNER.