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|"S02E07 "A Game of Cops and Robbers"" is the last really original episode in my fanfic until the "Superior Spider-Man" arc starts. The next batch will be very close adaptations of the episodes from the IRL-series.
A lot of sweat went into this one, and I'm not sure I like it. It feels very busy and full of double-crosses and reversals that I'm not sure work. They grow out of a need to keep Spider-Man involved in a story that really doesn't concern him, and hopping from one place to another.
Is there anything of note to say?
While I was still working out "S02E03 "Spider-Man Behind Bars"" , which started the small arc which this episode concludes, I had an idea to bring back one of the villains that had fallen by the wayside in Season One, and for awhile that story was going to take this episode's spot. But then I decided that villain's return should be saved for the Superior Spider-Man arc. But the story I envisioned had a place for a rejuvenated Silvermane, so I used this one to establish Silvermane's rejuvenation. That introduced one item to motivate the gangsters—getting Silvermane his "medicine."
I also saw a chance to bring out The Living Brain and give it more attention.