Sometimes things don’t go the way we want them to go. Things happen, they change, plans get trunked, and ideas that seemed good in the first place turn out to be very bad ones. I have been far away from this blog, and pretty much all my other internet places, for far too long, and I have nothing else to blame but the holiday season and its terrible hang over. I usually recover fast, but this year has been an exception. I was going to make a full on review of 2012 and most specifically about this fandom, but as it turns out I didn’t have the time to finish it before the newest episode was released. It’s a shame though, but I might end up finishing it and posting it here for all of you to read. It will be a bit odd and it might break the flow, but until that we can talk about the newest episode and see how it was. Spoiler alert, I very much enjoyed it. On to the review!
Shortest TL; DR ever. Did I like the episode? Yes. Is it my favourite episode of Season 3? Not really. If you want to find out more please, keep reading.
So the episode starts with four sixths of the Mane Six and Spike waiting for the arrival of Princess Celestia, who announced she’s going to bring up a very important guest to Ponyville. We have a small excerpt with Pinkie Pie who has polished her hooves just like Rarity for the occasion, and she has polished them so hard they are as shiny as a mirror. The fawning doesn’t last too long as Celestia arrives and we discover who is the guest she mentioned in her letter. If you were a wise brony and decided to stay away from all sorts of spoilers then you will be genuinely surprised when you see it’s actually Discord, returning to the show after he got trapped in stone at the beginning of Season 2. If you were an impatient brony, like me and so many others, this will come as no surprise and the genius way they have to reveal who it is Celestia is bringing is then completely ruined. It’s still cool though, I can put my mindset so that I watch this like I knew nothing of the episode. Celestia explains to a freaked out Twilight how she thinks Discord can be reformed, since his magic will come in handy for her in the future. I will go into detail about the many magic powers Celestia is hoarding over the past few episodes later on. However, she demands specifically for Fluttershy to help out with the reformation, as she thinks she’ll be the perfect pony for the job. Turns out Fluttershy and Applejack, the two absent ponies, were dealing with a situation at Sweet Apple Acres, where a pack of beavers have built a dam and partially flooded AJ’s orchard. Once the situation is restored, AJ and Fluttershy return to Ponyville, where Celestia tells the later that she has full confidence in her to bring Discord to the good side. However, Celestia is not completely sure of how well this will turn out, so she gives them the Elements of Harmony conveniently protected by a spell so Discord won’t hide them again. After she leaves, Twilight gives the element necklaces to each of her friends, instructing them to never take them off, and then proceed to free Discord from his stone prison.
|In the most colourfully badass way possible.|
|Get out of line once and I will trap you into "Breaking Dawn".|
|He was late to the party crashing thing though, the gravy float beat him to it.|
|But the Discord-Shy shipping is just starting.|
|Oh boy, here we go. Let me roll my eyes.|
|Discord is seriously unfamiliar with the term "Personal Space".|
|This was pretty much me for three minutes.|
|Sense has no place in this world, sweetheart.|
|"I wrote my name on your Big Crown Thingy. I hope you like it."|
- Defining Moment: Fluttershy standing next to Discord, hugging him, and calling him a friend. You can freeze frame the second when his heart grows three sizes too big.
- Moral: You can’t always have things your way, especially when you have friends. You have to take them into consideration or else you risk losing them.