|Spider and Grady realize that the time is 3:10 AM and not PM giving them 12 hours more. Grady wants to quit because he feels he is in over his head but is convinced by Spidey to stay on and when he crosses the door to the bad future he sees Spidey's tattered uniform. Spidey continues his heroics, including disarming Flag Smasher and ULTIMATUM's bomb (the red herring of the story), earning a kiss from Silver Sable but notice from Jameson that it will go unrecorded to avoid bad publicity. The future doesn't change, and as a consequence, Spidey thinks the lack of coverage in the future DB is due to a media blackout and he drops by the DB asking Robertson to publicize all his deeds. To no avail, as Madame Web drops by and says it won't work, they'd still all be dead, within earshot of Robertson. Spidey takes off and tells Robertson to forget the conversation with Julia concurring, much to Robertson's confusion. Spidey continues his heroics and finally takes a break to answer a call from MJ to meet him at a diner. As he cryptically tells her about his predicament, she reassures him about her faith in him solving everything, when he realizes what he must do. He gets back to Grady but as Parker and tells him to close the doorway because what he did not do yet was to check Grady's math, and tells him leaving it open will rip apart space-time, with less than a minute to go. Grady complies, and at the last second, Spidey's frozen watch from the bad future vanishes because that future is now non-existent. Peter celebrates with Grady and they join Bella later whom they share the adventure (who walked off in a huff earlier over Grady's refusal to say why the doorway was off-limits), while Julia tends to the now recovering. Rachel. As they meet Modell, Peter remarks about his watch which Modell finds a bit strange.|
And the lesson for Peter? He's gotten so used to being a superhero, he needed to see the world from someone else's view.
And what's the part where I snickered? Robertson's confusion over the conversation between Spidey and Madame Web in his office. When I re-read it, I laughed like Muttley, because when my mild asthma gets to me I have that sort of wheezing laugh.