What a Christmas present, indeed. Discord confirmed, and a very interesting looking episode at the looks. I've read numerous fanfics about Fluttershy being the only one of the Mane Six willing to interact with Discord and give him a chance, in a variety of situations, so it would appear the show writers have had the same idea for a while. Can't wait. Seriously.
Swag and chaos return at last. Just like Q on Star Trek before him.
One thing I find interesting is how there were loads of fanfics about Trixie's return to Ponyville and then we had Magic Duel. I think it was M.A. Larson who tweeted that the idea for the Trixie episode was submitted back in 2011. I'm quite curious of when the script was submitted for this episode. Starting to think it's the otherway around where we fans have ESP because we are predicting some dang good episodes.
With ponies being pushed to breaking points, as mentioned above, I really want to see how Fluttershy evolves. We saw only a tiny bit of this during Putting Your Hoof Down where our pegasus pony learned to assert herself more. Definitely expecting a moment where Fluttershy just rolls her eyes as Discord starts turning her into different forms.
*Edit* Only thing that will make me like this episode 100% more than anything is if the animators screw with Bronys by having discord turn into Derpy.
Edited by Genepool, 25 December 2012 - 08:20 AM.