Peter Parker has just been dumped by Mary Jane. Lying on the floor of his attic, he realises what a failure he is. Looking through a room full of boxes, Peter finds a video of him and his parents at a picnic with some friends called the Brocks. Peter decides to send Eddie Brock, his childhood friend, a copy of the tape. Peter looks up Eddie on the internet then calls him. Eddie tells him to meet him the next day.
The next day, Peter arrives at Empire State University and finds Eddie. After Peter gives Eddie a copy of the tape, Eddie decides to show him the project their fathers had been working on. Opening a container, Peter sees a pile of purple goo, which Eddie tells him is their inheritence.