|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Release Date||December 23, 1999|
|Episode Number||4 (Overall)|
|Writer|| Will Meugniot|
Git steals a device that could destroy the city. The Resistance and Beastials must team up in order to find him.
Ten years ago in The Basement, three boys were playing in the snow. Two were pushing toy cars around. One smashed his into the other's. They laughed and one boy stood up.
Suddenly, a gust of wind blew through. The boy clutched his jacket close but the star flew off the tree. He turned and ran after it.
As he ran down the street, he tried to grab it, once falling down, but it stayed caught in the wind. He leapt into the air but the wind blew it too high. Soon it fell into a puddle on the ground.
The boy knelt over picking it up when a shadow passed over him. He looked up to see Sir Ram looking down at him. The boy pulled off his mitten, reached into his lunch box, and offered Ram a piece of candy.
Ram took it then crushed it in his hand. He reached down and grabbed the boy. The boy was too shocked to move and dropped his mitten. It lay in a puddle as the boy cried out.
Ram clutched the boy in his arm as he flew away on his flying craft high over the city.
Back in the present day, Lady Vermin approaches Lord Tyger saying that Mutagen Z-99 has been stolen from a Level 5 Laboratory. Vermin suspects it is the Human Revolutionaries. She offers him a piece of cloth saying it is the one known as Git Hoskins.
Tyger takes the cloth noting that someday their master's sins shall undo them all. Vermin walks away while Tyger returns to looking at the monitor.
Down in The Basement, three boys are playing in the snow with paper airplanes. Suddenly, a blast hits nearby and the three scatter.
Git, the bandaged man, runs by them carrying something. High above him, Machine Men order him to surrender as they continue firing.
In the air, one Machine Man flies close to another, which says it must eliminate its target.
Down below, Git trips on a toy car and falls. He turns and sees the two Machine Men landing nearby ordering him to surrender. Their fingers charge with energy.
Ram looks down saying that Git cannot understand the dangers he may have unleashed. He claims that for the good of humans and Bestials he should return what he has stolen to him.
Git stands, reaches into his jacket, and pulls out a piece of candy. Ram swats it away but it explodes covering his hand in a gum-like substance. Git takes the opportunity to run away and Ram orders the Machine Men to stop him at all costs even if it means destroying him.
Git races down the street.
Meanwhile, The Daily Byte building sits in The Basement.
Inside, Mr. Meugniot says that some photographs of Spider-Man are nice but claims nice doesn't sell papers. He picks up a half-eaten donut claiming that if you see one picture of a man swinging on a web you've seen them all.
Peter Parker is shocked when Meugniot sweeps all the pictures off his desk. Meugniot explains that life is tough, especially since High Evolutionary took over. He stands and leans against his desk eating his donut.
He explains that people want escapism, like Spider-Man's personal life such as what he eats and does for fun or if he's seeing someone. Meugniot laughs saying there is nothing like an embarrassed public figure to sell papers.
Meugniot then offers him a new assignment, to get a picture of this "girlfriend" or better yet one of the two together. Peter retorts that he can't just ask him for a photo op and they're not exactly best pals.
Suddenly, a man bursts in telling the boss to look out the window. The man runs over and lifts the shades. Meugniot is shocked to see Git battling a Machine Man below.
Git rides a Machine Man wrapping himself around its head.
Meugniot orders Peter to get pictures of this and the young man runs off. A Machine Man flies past the window.
Spider-Man soon swings over the city.
Two Machine Men fire at the Machine Man Git is riding hitting it. The Machine Man belts smoke and flies down. It hits a snowbank forcing Git off. A canister flies out of Git's hands onto the ground.
As the Machine Men approach, Git gets up and runs after the canister. He stops and turns when a Machine Man nears ordering him to surrender. Just then, Spider-Man comes and kicks the robot away.
Spider-Man hopes he doesn't mind if he interrupts. He says that if Git doesn't get out of here then he will really need those bandages.
Just then, his Spider-Sense goes off. He turns to see a Machine Man approaching. The robot fires at them.
Spider-Man pushes Git out of the way and leaps onto the nearby building as the blast hits. He jokes that it isn't very good at shooting.
The Machine Man charges its finger ordering him to surrender.
Git stands and runs over to the canister while the Machine Man approaches Spider-Man. He looks around making sure it's safe then leaps onto the back of the Machine Man.
He grabs its head and winds his bandages all around the robot causing it to explode. Spider-Man shields his face then leaps down.
Behind him, Git reforms himself and grabs the canister. He puts the device into his body.
Suddenly, more blasts hit nearby. Spider-Man leaps behind a car for cover commenting that the problem with this world is that everyone is always shooting at someone, most of the time him, and no one ever talks to each other.
Ursula asks for a status report. Ram replies that Git has once again escaped them.
Spider-Man flips over onto the car's roof. He asks what they are doing there, though assumes he knows. Ram retorts that he should ask the same, then notes this is not the time for pleasantries. Spider-Man replies that he wasn't asking him, and calls him "Mutton Man."
He leaps off the car Vermin hovers closer. She warns him, calling him her love, that if he insults one of them he insults all of them.
Spider-Man claims that is convenient then asks her to stop calling him that. Ram orders Vermin to be patient noting their survival as well as the city's is at stake if they do not find the bio-container Git stole.
Ram orders them to resume the hunt. Vermin scowls and the three fly off.
Spider-Man leaps over them landing in front of the three. He says that Git has saved his "bacon" more than once and demands to know why they are hunting him and what this bio-container has in it.
Ram explains it was a bio-agent stolen from his lab that can cause extreme mutagenic changes in living tissue. He says it is also highly contagious with an airborne vector. He then orders Spider-Man to stand aside, calling him an insect.
Ram claims he will in fact do all those things and take pleasure doing so. However, more pressing matters need his attention. He orders the other Knights to proceed to Grid Seven to search.
Spider-Man watches them fly off noting that a masked vigilante can't get arrested in this town. He realizes he should keep an eye on them. However, since he can't keep up with them without webbing he thinks a Spider-Tracer will have to do.
He lifts his arm and fires a tracer. It lands on Vermin's craft as they spread out over the city.
Spider-Man watches them leave noting he has never liked the word contagious, right along with root canal and broccoli. He leaps onto a building noting he needs to get home, refill his web fluid, and find Git before the Knights do.
Spider-Man flies off and lands on another car noting he has to do this the hard way.
"I fear that one day our master's sins shall undo us all."
- -Lord Tyger
"Must eliminate target."
- -Machine Man
"Git Hoskins. You cannot comprehend the danger which you may have unleashed."
- -Sir Ram
"Life is tough, Pete. Especially since the High Evolutionary took over."
"Hope you don't mind if I cut in."
"Nice shootin'. Not! Now it's lasers versus webbing. Or...not."
"You know, the trouble with this world is that everyone is always shooting at someone, mainly me, without taking the time to talk."
"Tread softly, my love. When you insult one Knight of Wundagore you insult us all."
"Oh, well that's convenient."
- -Lady Vermin and Spider-Man
"Now stand aside, insect!"
"I keep telling you, arachnid."
- -Sir Ram and Spider-Man
"The last time I saw you guys you wanted to chase me all over the Lower East Side, kick my butt, and slice me up six ways from Sunday."
"Make no mistake, parasite. I'll indeed kick your butt and slice you up six ways to Sunday and take pleasure in doing so. But presently, more pressing matters rob me of such enticing diversions."
- Spider-Man notes that Git saved his life more than once even though he has only appeared in one previous episode. Though in "Worlds Apart, Part Two" Git did help him in the initial rescue and during the battle with the symbiotes, so technically "more than once" is accurate.
- Reveals the backstory of Git.
- Git is named.
- The ape bestial appears in every episode with Spider-Man landing on his car frightening him.
Main Actor Role(s) Rino Romano Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Green Goblin/Hector Jones
Kimberly Hawthorne Karen O'Malley John Payne John Jameson Michael Donovan Carnage Brian Drummond Venom Garry Chalk Mr. Meugniot Akiko Anne Morison Naoko Yamada-Jones Rhys Huber Shane Yamada-Jones Christopher Gaze Daniel Bromely Ron Halder Sir Ram Jennifer Hale Lady Vermin Tasha Simms Lady Ursula David Sobolov Lord Tyger Dale Wilson Machine Men Kathleen Barr
The episode aired December 23, 1999, making this the very last Marvel episode of any show to air in the Twentieth Century.
Stu of Marvel Animation Age was intrigued by the episode as it took the time to go into the backstory of one of the characters. He felt Git's appearance and mute personality made him the one he most wanted to see explored. He did like how it fleshed the character out, feeling sorry for him. He did like the flashbacks of Git and how it made the Bestials evil rather than just animals with a high and mighty attitude. However, he was growing frustrated with the Bestials, especially Sir Ram's dialogue. He felt they were not interesting and too strange for Spider-Man. "Overall though, nothing seems to be standing out in the episodes. There's no oomph or spark to any of it. Perhaps the very premises of the series is too far away from the Spider-Man I know and love, but I'm really not feeling any of this show so far. It never quite reaches a good level. It's either terrible, simply bad or just watchable. There's still time to improve, but I don't think the show has it in it."
The episode has a 7.8 on TV.com and 6.8 on the Internet Movie Database.