‘The Sting of the Scorpion’ (TV)

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the sting of the scorpion

This episode features the first appearance of Mac Gargan as the Scorpion in the series. Gargan gets hired by J. Jonah Jameson to follow Peter Parker’s trail and discover his secret of taking good photos of Spider-Man. He’s soon recruited and gets transformed into the deadly Scorpion to destroy Spidey.

This is a fun episode to watch from ‘The Animated Series’ of ‘Spider-Man’. It especially shows how much Jameson despises Spider-Man and he justifies his reasons why due the tragic loss of his life. This episode also features the first appearance of Professor Stillwell who creates the Scorpion in this.

Jameson soon realises the mistake he’s made as the Scorpion goes out of control when he’s fighting Spider-Man. Eventually, Jameson gets kidnapped by the Scorpion before he and Spider-Man work together to defeat him. I liked that moment at the end when Jameson still dislikes Spidey after this.

The episode also features the first appearance of Felicia Hardy, one of Peter Parker’s love interests in the series. Felicia doesn’t seem particularly interested in Peter, as he tries to ask her out on a date. There’s also the first mention of Mary Jane Watson by Aunt May to Peter Parker during this episode.

‘The Sting of the Scorpion’ is a great action-packed episode where Spidey faces against a deadly opponent in the Scorpion. I enjoyed how Jameson’s character gets developed in the episode and it was also interesting to see how Peter Parker’s relationship with Felicia Hardy is touched upon in this.

‘The Sting of the Scorpion’ rating – 8/10

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