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It was kinda like Twilight suddenly not flying so well in the S4 premiere with Starlight's character. The S5 finale depicted her as "she lived happily ever after" to suddenly being repressed and not confident in herself because of her misdeeds. It raises more questions than it answers between S5 and S6 Starlight.

 

Loved the dynamic between Starlight and Spike. There was much better chemistry between those two than between Starlight and Sunburst. Speaking of Spike, it's good not to see him as the #1 assistant again as opposed to just being the buttmonkey.

 

The reason I'm not all that phased by Flurry Heart is how unfamiliar I am with the trope she represents so much. Given how it's all taken care of, it'll hopefully just be a one-time thing.

 

What really made the premiere for me was the resolution.

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It was kinda like Twilight suddenly not flying so well in the S4 premiere with Starlight's character. The S5 finale depicted her as "she lived happily ever after" to suddenly being repressed and not confident in herself because of her misdeeds. It raises more questions than it answers between S5 and S6 Starlight.

 

Loved the dynamic between Starlight and Spike. There was much better chemistry between those two than between Starlight and Sunburst. Speaking of Spike, it's good not to see him as the #1 assistant again as opposed to just being the buttmonkey.

 

The reason I'm not all that phased by Flurry Heart is how unfamiliar I am with the trope she represents so much. Given how it's all taken care of, it'll hopefully just be a one-time thing.

 

What really made the premiere for me was the resolution.

To be fair, I'm not sure how much they could've done to connect Starlight back to her previous self, after that finale, but I do think they rightly decided not to go out of their way to much to try it.

 

It's strange how often Spike ends up the redeeming factor of episodes that were partially seen as disappointments, but I also like the portrayal of him here much better than most of what he got last season.

 

Thankfully, the team has an easy out with Flurry Heart, so they'd probably have to really go out of her way to make her a serious detriment. Basically though, if you know the story of Scrappy Doo, you know the kind of thing people are afraid of here. 

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To be fair, I'm not sure how much they could've done to connect Starlight back to her previous self, after that finale, but I do think they rightly decided not to go out of their way to much to try it.

 

It's strange how often Spike ends up the redeeming factor of episodes that were partially seen as disappointments, but I also like the portrayal of him here much better than most of what he got last season.

 

Thankfully, the team has an easy out with Flurry Heart, so they'd probably have to really go out of her way to make her a serious detriment. Basically though, if you know the story of Scrappy Doo, you know the kind of thing people are afraid of here. 

Yeah. Probably for the best.

 

And I really hope they continue to portray Spike in this manner more often in this season.

 

Scrappy Doo...

This is where I hope the whole Flurry Heart thing is a one-time event. Her magic fluctuations getting under control hints at this. The whole alicorn birth tells us that this will likely be revisited to expand upon the show's lore but whether or not she will have any more involvement in that is anyone's guess. Although with Sunburst being the Crystaller -- whatever that really entails... If the point of this episode was about showing the importance of the Crystal Heart then Flurry Heart really did show us why it's so important by destroying it and force everyone to fix it. The episode also hints that Starlight and Sunburst will be relevant in this season. Why exactly remains unanswered at this point.

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Yeah. Probably for the best.

 

And I really hope they continue to portray Spike in this manner more often in this season.

 

Scrappy Doo...

This is where I hope the whole Flurry Heart thing is a one-time event. Her magic fluctuations getting under control hints at this. The whole alicorn birth tells us that this will likely be revisited to expand upon the show's lore but whether or not she will have any more involvement in that is anyone's guess. Although with Sunburst being the Crystaller -- whatever that really entails... If the point of this episode was about showing the importance of the Crystal Heart then Flurry Heart really did show us why it's so important by destroying it and force everyone to fix it. The episode also hints that Starlight and Sunburst will be relevant in this season. Why exactly remains unanswered at this point.

There're a lot of different directions they could take Flurry Heart, and plot-wise, there are many good possibilities. Character-wise, I just really hope they keep in mind that forced hijinks and cutesiness can get annoying.

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