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  1. Late for the party huh? It doesn't matter as of now. With the end of the year I end the show too. After the big finale (the two parter), a calm Epilogue was expected and it was so. I will say a little about Season 9 in retrospect but the details remain within the episodes themselves where I've made long enough post for The Ending of The End. If there is a thread about final words like a retrospect of the whole show I will definitely post this as the final of the final post regarding the episodes (if not I might add one here later). THE EPILOGUE (episode 222 or 26th of Season 9), starts with Many Moons later... and what do we see: Dragons (even these fat bully-like that would hate ponies in the past) staying in Ponyville. And I will not hesitate to strike with what I dislike overall and confess my dislikes regardless. So here we go. Spike to me was OK as a character sometimes he's been the punch bag, people absolutely hated episodes where he looked like a joke, but I never cared about him from the whole show. Few episodes I enjoyed with him, in the rest, I'm not really caring. But now we see MANY MOONS later... this grown up look and let me tell you... I don't like his look and edgy chin, not in this grown up look, looks ugly. Maybe Dragons are made to not look good but there are cute ones like Ember and Smoulder. Princess (why not Queen?) Twilight Sparkle, the mare, looks prettier than ever! Not only did she grow up to the point to have the long mane, long horn and long wings that Celestia and Luna had, but now is seen as spreading wisdom to her student the way once Celestia taught Twilight in Season 1. Look how the windows decoration now reflect the latest story, the imprisonment of Chrysalis (ahh I will miss you), Tirek and Cozy into stone but the right shows her coronation. Then we are returned back to the story right after the Ending of the End where we see how each of the Mane 6 is preparing their special routine, RD with the complex routine by Spitfire, Fluttershy with preparing animals from the sanctuary and the others. Then comes the sad part with how the Mane 6 could part ways... tbh Im not watching for these anymore, I want action and awesome moments, but anyways..The coronation starts with some funny moments that made me chuckle and this is an interesting background by animators with all the creatures here: And who do we see? Capper, Tempest, the Hyppogryphs, the Pillars and all the rest. Yes we had these funny moments in the messy coronation event. And then the present is shown and the Mane 5 look... old and I mean look at the wrinkes... ah I would miss the Fluttershy I knew, look Rarity has grey mane partially, Rainbow Dash changed the mane style to Spitfire's and again, will miss her rainbow spiky long mane... all wrinkled Does that mean that they physically stop changing that much after certain old age? You know Celestia and Luna were for thousands Moons and look they look amazing. Apparently aging happens to Earth/ordinary ponies? Oh look the Lyra-Bon-bon.. OLDer.. Startlight and Professor Sunburst too. My look - grown up Silverstream! Wrinkly Trixie.. and CMCs are now the age of the Mane 6 at Season 1? Finally some Chirens at the school. And oh Big Mac... Uncle Big Mac and Sweety Belle. Yona like a princess now. Then we see chars like Daring Do or Stygian but they are now on some drawing flat paper. Ah: THE END Season 9 retrospect The Season was probably from the best but let me say why. I do not remember what old 90's MLP was but I did not like or care about it. When I watched Season 1 of MLP FiM it was because I found the ponies cute but Season 1's learning and slice of life quickly became boring to me. I don't know what is it that attracts the audience, episodes that are about learning a lesson? You have kids? You want nice lessons for them for an episode to be good? I dont care about these, if A Royal Wedding Season 2 finale, Twilight's Kingdom in Se4, Cutie Re-mark in Se5 to keep my interest with such high stakes episodes, I don't know if I would have watched the show for all seasons. I still enjoy all the episodes in between but these things had to be. I watched just now Star Wars Ep 9 in a theater, as cheesy as it is on moments, im looking for something that really makes me thrill, whether LotR or Star wars, or anything like that. That's why perhaps MLP might not be what im looking any further... but it was OK while it lasted. Anyway. a season is best for me (in any show) when there's a Villains league and things happen throughout the season. Season 8 did a bit of that with the Mean 6 but that was it, the whole evil Chancellor Neighsay (perhaps reminding of Harry Potter's Severus Snape) was not what I wanted to see ultimately. The Beginning of the End, Uprooted made this huge and anticipated union of villains, that continued to excite throughout the season with Frenemies, The Summer Sun Setback only to get ruined a lot by The End of the End PLOT TWIST, I did say here you can do everything when Discord can do everything... just kills the purpose of having some things liek villains when they can be teleported out and in whenever he wants to. And the rest of the episodes... Common Ground Gosh I dont give a CRAP about Quibble Pants, A Trivial Pursuit, Going to Seed - remove these and you didn't need to twist the plot with Discord/Grogar as you'd have time, instead of the fillers. There were some nice eps like Sweet and Smoky, She Talks to Angel, Daring Doubt I had some remarks about how it ended, overall not bad but not eps I cared the most. As for the rest NO. JUST GIVE ME the Palpatine and have someone else that godly, stop with this DEUS EX MACHNINA characters that turn good... Which is why I might be done with this type of show, it was the only cartoon I watched anyway.
  2. Was going to be much better writing... the thing about Discord plot twist, it really left a bad taste in the episode for me. And how all was rushed. As someone who makes stories myself I would say 'No no not like that'. And I would have made much harder to defeat villains and all the questions like why not steal Starlight's power, why it all became kind of as easy as defeating a single villain. And I dislike the Discord thing because as some call it deus ex machina, basically you don't need any obstacles solved, he's your tool at any time for everything, if he can bring villains back and forth. He didn't do it before? Eh we didn't switch the machine's intensity to high level. now we did... No I hate that plot actually. He nullifies the reason to have villains. just make them disappear. Mane 6 would never have to do anything at all, but he will not have to do that, so that we have Mane heroes... the whole existence and REFORMATION since Season 2 start... I dislike it. "But im Lord of Chaos I want to play with both sides"... just lousy excuse of writing. LESSON: If you are making a character, don't add such villains (rather goodies thx to reformation) who can do everything, seems they can twist the universe too... won't go for a good writing. Were the pillars even drained? I thought not because their eyes didn't become greyish, which again was weird (only Rockhoof lost his muscles), why they didn't for plot convenience? I suppose this only works because the students have become some sort of ambassadors (unofficial). At least Yona sounded like one, but it would need some substance why they are believable.
  3. 1.5 months later... I came watching it more than a month after it aired but so what, there is nothing to come after. Anyway here for the last-but-one such post I make an episode leaving only the Last Problem comment as my final and I will probably talk about the Season with the last episode and about the show as a final comment to come in the next days or weeks. The last two-parter I expected to be best of the best in comparison to all two parters without a doubt! And I think it is but not by the large margin I expected compared to some others. I probably had even higher expectations. so while this could be considered best two parter for me, some plot twists (literally) made me have mixed feelings about it. Of course seeing some character that I wondered if the seasons would acknowledge raises the awesomeness of the episode a lot (yes Tempest), but as I said some sub-plots make me say 'Uh OK that's nice' rather than 'AWESOOOOME' Maybe I've seen enough and thus similar can't excite me so much anymore? Well it did excite me but I was expecting more than what it did. And now to get to the point WHY: The whole 'Grogar was just Discord in disguise' - thanks goodness I didn't get spoiled about that thx to not reading much outside this forum, but well... it's a plot twist that reduced the hype a bit and I will later say why. Part 2 was exciting and I think I saw in 'A decade of pony' they mentioned a 'lord of the rings\' kind of union against the villain's league, yes we needed a culmination for what all the little things happened from these relationships to other races, but it felt kind of rushed. Sure, they showed how they agreed to help the ponies but I expect more direct interactions of each race unique ability - such as how scary dragons can be for the villains, being immune to some of their power, yet they mostly appeared as a cameo. There was a bit of a fight but not in the details I expected. Maybe I'm looking for something like that as a show? I'm kind of starting to think that MLP isn't for me anymore but I do like the long way I've gone, I remember having to catch up Season 1 in 2011 and in the autumn of the same year started watching Season 2 for the first time, Return of Harmony being from my favorite and ofc The Royal Wedding and first intro of Chrysalis from my fave villains. But again, we discussed so many plots, Grogar was supposed to be powerful, how much? What would have happened if he used his real power, how would he take the Bell from Tirek, Cozy and Chrysalis? When would they betray him. TADAAAAAAM i'm actually Discord! - But what of all Discord knew about it, he freed the villains, he caused all these troubles and yet he is unpunished because friendship in previous episodes? There's so many contradictions with that, and I guess I was curious what a real Grogar would have done now that's all wasted. And it was a bit interesting to see that it didn't end with a reformation, good! I think it was better that it was so but I still have questions about Discord and his reasons for doing all that.. Anyway let's get to the pic by pic kind of commenting I do for almost final time: The episode starts with the well known disguise of Chrysalis, again a photographer. Until the previous episode with them The Summer Sun Setback, I didn't know ponies can be manipulated so much. A continuity in the same, learning and unfolding for us what the Bell really does. It looks like it uses the same ability as Tirek in its own way (is this how t he Bell worked in older generation ponies?) Ahh Tirek getting to his previous muscular shape and Chrysalis looks more vicious now, the green glow in the eyes! And Cozy is different too? Like, really? All the plot preparation for such a letdown ? You know what, I liked Discord more in Return of Harmony, he's too nice and makes things boring on moments throughout the seasons. So he tells them what he's done and BOOM - besides Celestia, Luna getting angry and the Mane 6 blaming him, they are kind of willing to forgive instead of TURN INTO STONE! The next actions are as if it was not such a big deal... yes I guess stopping the villains was higher priority than dealing w Discord. So in the end we can say it was a battle of Discord vs Cozy Glow, Tirek and Chrysalis for how they tricked him in the respective finales? Well only Tirek did. Holy crap... she deserves to look like that! Good idea, wow that's what Cozy would look like almost more evil than Chrysalis! Here comes the action! The Pillars finally to have some time against Tirek! Now that's an interesting interaction and yet Pillars felt so much weaker! They were defeated like bugs. Star Swirl THE GREAT? Is that you? A final hearing of the Grrreeeat and powerful Trixie. Hide the kids in the school hide out. War is coming. Chrysalis remains my fave villain I should keep this a background. (I randomly took some frames that it stopped on) OH MY GOSH I Love that! Is this Lord of the rings or even Warcraft ? For anyone that knows, it's the final battle in War3 the two biggest villains fighting each other at the Frozen Throne: It gives me so much feeling this is what they did, and I will show a new remake video of that battle. Really loved the battle between Starlight and Chrysalis! It was meant to happen Yet again Starlight, but no you were the only one not cocooned in To Where And Back Again. I LOVE YOU LUNA BUT PLEASE RETIRE YOU TWO. Friendship has weakened you! How could I not give a final shoutout to my favorite of the Mane 6 from all seasons. Goo Fluttershy! Launch these rocket ducks at the villains! Oh my goodbye Canterlot castle. Reminds me of Twi's library destruction in Twilight's Kingdom Season 4 finale. I was worried the villains arguing w each other could get to the point of them ruining their own victory and making it needless for all races and ponies to gather but luckily that didn't happen. The Pillars at least were there but too old to be stronger ? As weak as Luna and Celestia I mean some more heroic struggle was expected, or there wasnt time for them. Another nice animation but why does the Canterlot in ruins look like Chrysalis Hive? The blue walls.. The return of the .. Windigos? This was the only thing spoiled for me earlier time. So what are they? At first I thought some other creature again from games THEN I thought the sirens ? Then I saw it is yet another mythical demonic creature and boy is that scary. From what I learnt from first time they appear when some feud appears between ponies or something. CMCs were not needed in this ep, good. I dont need them further. Good to see Chancellor Neighsay, helping the side of good. We see Rarity's assistant there. And many others' are these Twi's or whose parents? purple and white lines on mane This power reminds me of Twi's Kingdom again. Lord of the rings! All races meet, Yaks, Dragons, Hyppogryphs, Gryphons, Changelings, and there is among the unicorns, TEMPEST! Yes my expectations to see her till the end of the episode and acknowledge her existence in the series has been fulfilled! Maybe I still like her look in the Movie but some posters here I felt had an art of her wayy before like when Season 9 started! Flim-Flam brothers not running away and comign to help? Wow. This was all epic for a finale but needed more time, could've done a 3 parter if needed. I like the unions part, uniting earth ponies, pegasi, yaks, Yona as ambassador, Gryphons with Galus giving a nice speech, is Granpa Gruff reformed now? Queen Nevo over there? I cannot recognize and I dont remember her in the movie. 3 groups, the Pillars, the Mane 6 and the School 6. That's how we saw them. I'm glad that they ended it like that and not reformed but wow, didn't expect that:, maybe they want to leave a plot for the future. Also glad no songs, Leave this for epilogue. Needless to say 5/5 , 12/10 or what not and yes probably the best two-parter of all, it was what I wanted it to be except my remarks with some strange plot directions. Great episode but needed more time and a bit disappointed with the Grogar plot. Was this to shorten time idk.. Anyway that's the end of my comments. On a side note, in the past years and seasons I would see an episode thread filling up with comments 15 pages for average episodes over 20 for big episodes. Now 1.5 months later, 9 pages for the biggest final. I guess it is the End of The End (ah great; less reading), I have such feelings too now (or maybe some just dont like episodes with adventure). Good while it lasted.
  4. I've seen US things being made clearer and more understandable but 8/7c is the opposite of such things. Does that mean that when they show MLP 11:30a/10:30c the "a" stands for AM and now when this is 8/7c it means 8 PM? Im looking forward to what comes and will comment when done with the two-parter as I suppose the last one will be more of an ordinary ep but a retrospect to all so far. I let a Decade of Pony reveal few cameos in the end and other things and OMG they added that! Will comment on that when the episode comes
  5. It does? As much as I like Lyra and Bon-Bon and enjoyed seeing them since early seasons, I can never say representation is needed when I watch something in general. It becomes as forced as movies in which there always has to be one representative of each race. In gaming communities (although it came as a joke where I saw it) some ask: can we please have lgbt reference in the game please ? Whether it would be a character skin or what not.. And im like (also some lgbt members too) raising eyebrow. It is turning from - it is nice to have into - must have, shove it on everyone everywhere and any time.
  6. Ahh how did I miss that, my favorite old times BG ponies proposing to each other, how cute!
  7. The last slice of life episode (could have named it Pearposal as was heard) And good, Im here for the finale, no matter what the two-parter episodes with some trouble remain my favorite type in the whole show, I've not been watching MLP for romance and SoLs with fewer exceptions. ALAS, I will have to be minority here as I found it to be mediocre never mind written by show favorite Harber and Vogel and there is one remark to episodes recently that I will mostly mention when I talk about the season or the show in the end. The remark is that in too many complaints over 'they didn't not learn the lesson', 'they are learning this again', the writers started adding lines where the characters would say 'See? I learnt this lesson!' and im like this is supposed to be just in comments, no need to show us how much they learnt the lesson by explicitly saying it. And I blame these kind of comments on that. Anyway, as a last such episode, it had pleasant moments but while Big Mac - Sugar Belle were at first something curious to see, I do not really care much about their end story, though the end story had to come for them as well. (heck I even expected Maud and Mud Briar to propose one another as it happens on weddings inspired by the main actors but this was Apple event only, surprised the Mane 6 were not invite). I think a possible Epilogue to many characters without having to devote whole episodes is like I've seen on college movies or such, in which it ends with showing who went to do what after graduation. It could be done as Mane 6 and others gather to tell one final story to all of us. So the episode's order is very chaotic, I got that they are retelling the story how everything went in order after the initial faults... but the repeats and small stories were rewinded or scattered so much, I watch once.. that it put extra distaste on the episode. So many Spike faces, is this his episode for gags? I dont like episodes for this but it was not too much I guess. I see the animators were just doing it for fun, not because there's any purpose. So Discord appears and wants to help, predictably, leading the whole event into chaos. I like Spike's expressions here, they were mostly typical for Twilight, and for Fluttershy, she uses them on Angel. I like these flowers look really pleasant to watch and Rose she's my new fave from the Lyra type of BG ponies. Surprised Miss Cake was not more mad at Spike. Then follows the attack of the predatory apples, funny and the mess they made, well a little, not too amusing. The bowling stallions again, some other story how each Mac part and Sugar's part prepared for the surprise. Then this is a last view of Fluttershy's sanctuary. The apple monstrosity was funny but very little.. Now this is the romance I liked the most from the episode, it felt strong and one that I would enjoy watching. And the lady with the cats, seeing only Apples/Pears, no Mane 6 umm OK. I thought they were closer.So they didn't think of a word like Hustallion (yes I know it sounds not good) and Mare or what not. 3/5 because of how confusing the story was rewinded and because there was not too much that amused, it was a bit childish type if amusing at all on moments. But it's forgiven as next is what 3 EPISODES in 1 day? oO I thought it would be 3 parter for once but maybe it will be 2-parter + Epilogue episode. (WILL THEY GIVE TEMPEST STORM SOME CAMEO AT LEAST?) I suppose not... it's not that im so fanatic about here, my hype has faded as the Movie was long ago but she was the only one not referenced at all since the Season 8 started making references. Anyway to Grogar, Chrysalis, Tirek, Cozy they'd better make something nice to fit for 2 parter since the last one will be just the coronation and not Grogar I suppose.
  8. Their age here is like human's 18 or up to 21, I think. It's because they claim they are now grown up kind of can decide on their own but still too young at it. eeh if that was the message (which I doubt), that would be a terrible example to give.
  9. Hmmm the writer of this episode (Ed Valentine) seems to specialize in CMC episodes. I've previously mentioned CMC eps are less interesting to me when they are about learning something (like in the older seasons) but this one had some nice things and I liked it. Seeing what episodes were written like 'The Cart before the ponies' was a quite boring episode from Season 6. Not much to say about the episode but will break it into few things. It starts as a really ordinary CMC ep, where can they be if not in the tree house. Sick Mac, 1st time we see the poor stallion like that... Yeeup. So they have this flower that makes wishes come true and as they are seen grown, they traverse some forest on their way to Appleloosa aand this guy is either the same from the Sound of Silence? when Fluttershy visited Chirens or it is another place. Well this is a swamp, the others was the Aires rock terrain. What's with the faces from under of the three? BFFs? The two fillies arguing remind me of the ones in the Rainbow Roadtrip, very similar plot. What the heck is that purple animal thing that makes a tornado. This may tickle some seeing it so much in Season 9 but Fluttershy is the voice of reason this season.She is the smartest and I liked how she guessed what was going on (or saw) and Twilight's reaction .. "or that" Good to see them btw, whether random that Fluttershy once again saved the rest from animals. In Daring Doubt it was saving Caballeron from tigers now from this thing. Not much to say, for some this would be a CMC episode from past seasons, the only prob is the timing of such episode towards the past seasons. What is really nice about this episode (to me at least)? A view from the future! Imagine this was Season 11, they are now the age of their sisters. And they look so much nicer, im not fond of fillies in MLP in general.Scoot or Sweety Belle cant say who looks the coolest but all 3. What is lacking? Continuity (I suppose just wrong order). Isn't The Last Crusade the last CMC episode? It looks like this ep should have gone before the last crusade. 4/5 for being the old seasons type but still for being a nice ep.
  10. Fully agree. They could let villains remain villains and even with the end of the season just let the viewers decide how their story would continue beyond Season 9. They took the idea that every story needs to end too literally and made some not so good excuses like quick reformations
  11. Yes it was the only uIZOTL name that I could think of (I really hated to look it up) but I can imagine, I know the Q was a dragon thing but for some reason thought this was supposed to be it. I am more aware of different Mayan gods or creatures, the Quetz. thing is the only one I could think of For a plot uniqueness, I will repeat what I mentioned in my OP. I wouldn't mind of Caballeron's story was true, and Daring Do was the bigger plunderer and not seen as the hero. I got tired of her hero plot somehow, that would be a nice spice to the story to show that the praised heroes may eventually turn out to not be so good and not deserve the praise.
  12. Daring Done For Real Maybe a bit mixed feelings of why like that and what some of it meant but here it is, Daring Done (for real). This was perhaps better to be called Daring Done than the Season 7's episode. Overall I loved it, just what I expected from Daring Do episode, an adventure and although I do not think too much about this part of the MLP stories, I did not expect and do not mind Caballeron's reformation. What confused a bit was that the Quetzalcoatl was a talking creature maybe I've forgotten and that it was from the episode with Somnanbula's blindfold episode? And that only raises the question why its reformation and why suddenly such a creature in town (wasn't Daring Do in Manehathan?) Let's break it into parts to discuss also Fluttershy, as her fan I can comment and defend perhaps some of what could come as wrong by her. I do not remember when she became more interested in Daring Do's books than Rainbow Dash or was it in that particular book only. Rainbow acts like a big fanpony here ready to defend and deny any critic against Daring Do. Next they go her book store (for some reason the whole Daring Do thing and the writer remind me of not just Indiana Jones (duh) but the book store in Marvel's spider-man with Stan. Or there are other examples where the writer is the character too. The part with angry fans has been seen (or not?) in Daring Done. I like these DD flashbacks even though it's through Caballeron's lies here. For a seconder I thought the finale of Daring Do was going to be that she is indeed the liar and Caballeron but why not? Lol what a plot twist, nah it makes no sense. And to talk about Fltutershy's naivety. She is nice by nature and being more listening to others even to villains may look unnatural or OOC to some but imo despite her assertiveness in recent seasons, she is still susceptible to such. Was she befriending stallions she could not trust too soon? Did this make her too naive? For the episode to run it would feel rushed but I do not have critics about it. We see her next already on the adventure next seemingly without much hesitation whether to go (there was no umm Im not sure, with you.. ). Ok maybe this was too rushed but for 20 mins it would waste time for rest of the story if they showed slower why she would start trusting them to go on an adventure. As expected, Fluttershy handles the animals ezpz before Caballeron looking in amazement as she later handles the swarm of insects guarding the entrance. I still find Daring Do and Rainbow Dash cute when they fly like that so this pic is for a bye seeing you for last time like that This is the Equestrian Stonehenge? No probably one of the Aztec temples. Or a mix of both, at least inside it is the latter. Oh my gosh Fluttershy no!! And just when I think it is Daring Do's giving a hoof to Fluttershy it is Caballeron. If it wasn't for him she would be... How ? How he cared? He liked her? Do you know what Discord would do to you Caballeron if he found out the danger Fluttershy's been exposed to? The necklace starts having its effect but I think they should've chosen a color other than green, that suggests possession or evil, maybe yellow eyes? Then there's the Quetzalcoatl villain and the stone figures turned alive. Gargoyles.Some nice action and cooperation between the former villain Caballeron and DD, here's the 2nd act of reformation after saving Fluttershy. Then they work together and reformation 2 - the creature itself. A small remark let the creature Quetzalcoatl remain a guarding, now a historian and what he is the new writer or? Even if Quetzalcoatl is really a guardian of artifacts that would take away from Daring Do's purpose and imo best was two of them DD and Caballeron to become writers as expected. I did not get that so it was a little strange to me but since I hold neutrality to this reformation or whatever they want to do with the Quetz. I think it is a fine if not a little too much of reformation. Still good N Dubuc brought yet another story to an end and it is what one can expect, was a nice ep nontheless 5/5
  13. IF there have been any real bodies of aliens, they are likely moved out a long time ago. This was the first and most known place. Who really thinks there are still things there. What about Wright-Patterson AF base and many other places.. so yes that was pointless and as I read besides some enthusiasts nothing much happened. Consider it an alien con
  14. A writer that I do not remember seeing before, and well the episode is .... AWESOME! Starlight and Trixie are the cutest couple * cough*... friends in the entire show! It's like I realize it now in a culmination after starting from neutral about their shipping to liking their episodes more and more! Oh my gosh they are soo cute. The Student Counsel was interesting mixture of adventure and comedy but in this episode the chemistry between these two was through the roof here, so good and pleasant to watch that. And that didn't require many faces like in Student Counsel, well I did say im not fan of gags overdose. Another story comes to an end Never thought about it but now that I do, Starlight replacing Twilight at the School of Friendship is the best and most logical decision about where Starlight would grow next in her development. So receiving the news about it, Starlight did not even look surprised much, it's like she expected it and that about her expectations is justified. Then we see the typical Starlighting? well it is lesser than Twilighting worrying how she can handle all that. Trixie is so adorable in her way to expect that there can be no better match for the job than her. I love her character here. These 4 candidates made up for some interesting interactions with the rest in Ponyville. Big Mac doing something different than the farm even if he is not the best is really nice to see such different interactions with like Ocellus and others. Spoiled Rich (that's her right?) of course would go with her way to get money and would teach 'business' hmm barely fitting word for the Equestrian society. When's the last time Octavia had so much screen time and talking. The students seem to enjoy the music but of course she's from the greatest musicians around. And then we see Trixie as expected not handling her duties well but because Spoiled is known for her.. values, quickly loses the spot first. There is something about Ocellus, the changelings and Octavia that really go well with music. Dr Who(oves) and the Yaks hah interesting interaction. But the most interesting one was Trixie vs Granpa Gruff Watch these two (one former) antagonist go into conflict, so cool! Silverstream's father does portray the concerned father whose daughter has to be in a quality place kind of personality. And Big Mac is not for that. I love that place, looks really nicely made for the environment of Dr Whooves. Hey this is the swamp from a Health of Information with the electric bees or umm whatever they were. Got to give props to the animators again, really nice effects: The disaster was expected but we know them Trixie is able to forgive such behavior their relationship is not without tremors, but it is so good and realistic because of that energy between them! Have we seen that already in Road to Friendship ? Trixie sticking her face like that gives me flashbacks to their wagon adventure in the desert Sunburst for the vice-head-mare, he does look like one with this goat beard and glasses, you could tell what better match? And that concludes his place in Equestria and Ponyville too woo What a great 5/5 or 10/10 episode, really nice continuity, doesn't need any further ending.
  15. As someone who does not see Rarity as among the most fave of Mane 6, she had quite nice episodes throughout the seasons that made one laugh. This episode was OK, not so bad but not so good either though still decent as written by Josh Harbor. I suppose one thing is put to rest? SPARITY Since first seasons Spike and Rarity had so much time together than Spike's crush on Rarity was directly featured in some episodes. Here this episode not only showed what Twilight taught them that friends could change and that yes Rarity and Spike could still go for gem caves, but something has changed - since the beginning of the episode Spike no longer sees RAarity with heart shaped eyes. It has showed jhow much he's grown and how he's so over this feeling, so much that now Rarity had to take measures against his ignorance. The measures she took such as messy mane we have seen in past seasons, but then trying to make Spike lose Gabi as a friend. I don't remember which first time Gabi appeared as a new griffon, which season but I remember it was when the mane 6 visited Griffonstone? Now we learn that they are pen friends with SPike. good for story development, Another long-standing problem in the MLP waiting for a solution is gone, though what more as a solution to Spike's obsession from the past? In the beginning we see the place she used to go for mining gems with Spike. Then the post office (seen in Between Dawn and Dusk) and introduction of Rarity to Gabi. It was good to see the students we didn't see lately Gallus, Silver Stream and Yona. Then some flashbacks to older episodes where Sparity was featured. Then the Mane 6 try to help her. I find it funny to compare it to real life world and values... so Rarity breaking into the castle and Spike's room while he's sleeping looks normal to me. I thought she would be faking the trips to engage Spike but the places they went to were real. Good it didnt turn into gags episode again around Rarity's crazy look, only on some moments. Power Ponies - con? Flashback to that episode. Since im not Rarity's big fan I do not have so high expectations unlike the previous solid Fluttershy episode and my fave episode of the Mane 6, but I can imagine the irrational way Rarity reacted and as her final episode might be slap on the face for some fans. I would give it a 4.4/5 because even though I dont hate an episode for how anypony's OOC ruined the episode, she was acting a bit unusually irrational and crazy but as I said good it was not more gags. The lesson learnt was from Twilight and it is in place imo not too late in season because she started losing Spike only now after theses seasons and I never cared about Sparity to care about it being put to rest.