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Season 9 Episode 10 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830405[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 10 of the final season is called Going to Seed.

>Applejack's plans for an orderly harvest go awry when Apple Bloom becomes obsessed with catching a magical creature she thinks can help them.


The episode airs on Saturday, June 1st at 11:30 AM EST.

Unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830407

Actually somewhat interested in this one tbh.


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Season 9 Episode 9 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830396[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode Sweet and Smokey during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830416
Probably, though I think the shells might have been too fragile for direct contact (at least over a long period). Thus the need for the underground stream to heat the ground for the eggs.

Maybe the adult dragons we haven't seen since season 2 or something.

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>>36830417
That's seriously bizarre to me. Since season 5 they've just wanted to purely focus on the dragon teens I guess? And kinda just ignore the fact that there are adults in their society? Even though Torch exists I guess other adults don't? And now they're sticking to their guns and making sure dragon adults are completely unmentioned despite dragon babies being laid and born? And also Sludge is a thing I guess, but isn't the size of an adult dragon so might just be a teenager pretending to be an old guy?

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830419

this random black fire thing is triggering me. Like wtf kind of ass pull is this?


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The comments on last week's episode have been criticized for being needlessly, over-dramatically harsh on an ep that was, at worst, uneven and average overall. Fair enough. What is the true bottom of the barrel, and why? What episode sticks out in your mind as the absolute worst so far? Was it defective in its concept, plotting, writing, graphics, music, acting, or what? Give us a base standard of comparison to temper our impatience with mediocrity in these Last Days.
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>>36830423

This.

I mean, I remember liking it at the time but holy hell. I rewatched it and it's just riddled with problems and plotholes. MLP wasn't perfect before this but the standards for finales have gotten so much better since with the finales from seasons 4-8 that this one is just rough in comparison.

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>>36830424

I thought the season 1 finale was pretty good. They were good on finales from season 4 onwards, I agree. I think the show stayed really good overall, and got even better in some ways.

Cyan Hide !YDuRgiNpKsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830427

>>36830426

Oh the season 1 finale was great and I like that kinda low-stakes, character driven kinda stuff in significant episode positions

Celestial Advice/All Bottled Up is one of my fave premiers for that reason.

I hope the epilogue bit at the end of the last episode takes place at the Gala.


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Unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830422

Saw this one a while back when they were leaked. Overall not a bad one, really liked the flow of the video, and its a good song.
Its also nice to see them actually using their powers intelligently for once, since they so rarely actually GET to do so.


that being said, a bit dissapointed that dashie's solo song here is a pop song and not a rock song-- that's kind of always been her motif. I understand, in a meta sense, why its pop (Its the audience theyr'e aiming for I guess), but still.

Regardless, a good video, wouldn't mind seeing more dash songs, 9/10.


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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829962[View]

Throughout the entirety of Season 8, how many of her actions were intended to be interpreted by the viewer as premeditated?

Does she ever make a genuine mistake or is it all an act? For example, benign "mistakes" like her knocking over the red paint in "Marks for Effort". Did the writers intend for this to be taken as something she did deliberately (perhaps as an innocuous way to grow closer with the CMC whilst remaining perceptually bumbling/helpless in their collective conscious)? Speaking of the CMC, what was the purpose in helping them gain access to the School of Friendship? It was ultimately through the CMC's intervention that Tirek's master plan was thwarted, yet I see little-to-no benefit for Cozy in this instance. Likewise, why point Twilight directly to the Friendship University if she was secretly supplying Flim & Flam with lessons to help the competition prosper? She was clearly in charge of the mail, so why not dispose of the flyers instead? Also, was it ever stated when exactly Cozy and Tirek began communicating with one another? How many of her actions were fueled by her innate aptitude for manipulation, and how many were simply following Tirek's instruction?
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>>36829963
>The crux is whether she was still genuine when she entered the school upon meeting the CMC or if that too was already part of the plan.

To my understanding, Cozy had already been attending the School of Friendship for at least a few days before meeting the CMC. Do you honestly think it was coincidental that she just so happened to be crying (very audibly) immediately outside of their clubhouse at just the right time to elicit the Crusaders' curiosity? She goes on to say "She doesn't know anypony" since she "just moved to Ponyville". It's pretty safe to assume that she wouldn't have insider info on the CMC's business (if we're meant to believe what she says, of course). Think about the type of person we're dealing with here. Cozy Glow doesn't even flinch in instances where her plans go off the rails or when she's confronted with direct opposition. This is not likely a personality trait that would change in such a short period of time. If anything, it proves her own strength of character and illustrates that she generally tries to maintain control in every instance wherein she has an audience, or perhaps in her mind "potential witnesses". The two best examples that come to mind highlighting the behavior in question are #1 the scene depicted in my OP and #2 the scene from my current pic related; episodes 26 & 25 respectively. So, in other words, there is no way in hell someone possessing Cozy's personality traits would ever let herself be caught crying in a helpless manner, unless it was an act.

What bothers me so much is what Opinionated eluded to.
>>>36829966
>the simple fact is nothing she does makes any sense whatsoever. She just makes conflict, only for the protagonists to overcome that conflict. When we finally learn her true goals, they don't line up at all with the actions she's taken all season.

I really like the idea of Cozy being this demigod of Pony psych, strategically pulling the strings behind the scenes in order to further her own agenda, but when the writers make mistakes like these it functions only to break the viewers' immersion.

>Unless of course, it was some kind of double bluff where you're meant to conclude she helped Flim and Flam, but was actually not involved until she deci
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>>36829973
There have been a few instances of impressive writing on that level, like Return of Harmony or Amending Fences, but Larson really was the only one capable of it. This isn't anything close to that so your skepticism is perfectly warranted, I was just offering an exceedingly generous interpretation.

Cyan Hide !YDuRgiNpKsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830420

I see it like this; In Marks For Effort, she doesn't have her plan yet nor is she talking to Tirek at this point in time. She is however trying to manipulate the CMC into helping her at the friendship school. Then she tries to manipulate the school into accepting the CMC. She's new to the school at this point and hasn't realized the power of friendship, nor has she been taught enough history to know about Tirek.

Everything else she does in every other episode she features significantly fits in with her grand plan. She leaks lessons to Friendship University to make them prosper, then alerting Twilight to their presence (and thus playing both sides against each other), so that Twilight can shut them down and take in all the Friendship University students, meaning she has more 'friends' to work with who've already proven they're easily duped.

Even sowing seeds of dissent among the Student Six in What Lies Beneath is to make them doubt each other, and themselves, to prepare them for being made the scapegoat later on.


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Season 9 Episode 9 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830370[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 9 of the final season is called Sweet and Smokey.

>Smolder returns to the Dragonlands with Spike and Fluttershy to help cheer up her sensitive brother, but when they arrive, they discover the dragon eggs aren't hatching.


The episode airs on Saturday, May 25th at 11:30 AM EST.

Cyan Hide !YDuRgiNpKsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830385

I watched the leaked version of this. It's great. You guys are in for a treat!
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>>36830370
10 to 1 odds this is a repeat of the plot from the "Fluttershy goes to the dragon island and the eggs have to be hugged to hatch" book plot.


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Season 9 Episode 4 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830202[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode Twilight's Seven during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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Bollox!60EJwbmzEsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830265

200 episodes later and Spike finally gets to be considered a member of Twilight's family. That's kind of sad.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830270

>>36830265
Eh he considered the Mane 6 his fam anyway (and got it back reciprocally)
And that's the fam he willingly chose.

Unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830393

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Really, REALLY freaking good episode. Kind of lacks a moral, but I think that shows that an episode without a heavy moral focus can still be good. (That being said, the touch on spike as the official little brother of the family was more than enough).


Love all the jokes like shining knowing EXACTLY what kind of plan that twilight was going to do, because that's the SAME plan they use for literally EVERY single situation they run into. Zephyr as a guard, Pinkie wanting to go to space, Luna bitching about the Geese squawking for false alarms all the time... literally everything was great about this episode.
Plus the luna petting a goose bit was just one of my favorite exploitable images from this entire series.

9.5/10, EASILY the best episode of this season by far.


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Season 9 Episode 6 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830298[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode Common Ground during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830334
>Do ponies have movie theaters, or is that just how they sensationalize their news? And why would the mane group bother watching it?
They've had movie theaters since One Bad Seed (and projectors since Hurricane Fluttershy). Though considering it was in a building right next to the arena and museum, it felt more like one of those movies that are part of some historic attraction meant to educate guests.

And watching it is probably just part of the experience, and something Pinkie and Fluttershy could do with Rainbow before the games.
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>>36830333
Not as good watching it a second and third time. Drags on too much with Dash trying to teach Quibble.

Props for finally giving Snips and Snails an appearance again though.

Unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830390

Huh. I'm in the minority here, but I genuinely liked this episode. Dash was cute and well meaning, even if her ideas are poorly dumb, and I found it nice to see a topic about this being done in the show, and it felt naturally done without feeling forced.

Snips and snails were kind of annoying, but the general interaction between quibble, his girlfriend and her daughter felt genuine.

7.5/10.


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Season 9 Episode 7 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830343[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode She's All Yak during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830350
I still think the best MLP FIM song was the first one I ever heard -- "Winter Wrap Up."
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10/10

Unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830389

TERRIBLE.
I had hopes for this one because I normally like Yona, but DAMN was this one piss poor.

The message is a stupidly hamfisted "Be yourself!/Be proud of your culture" kind of thing, without any nuance to it. The ball itself is just painful to see, and, I'm sorry rarity, but WTF were you THINKING with that gettup for Yona?

This is RARITY here, she's good at fashion, and that means making something work for someone even if they're "Plain" looking. She'd know how to make someone look good in a dress even if they're fat/different looking, and that dress and wig is HORRIFIC on Yona, with no synergy with her (The wig especially). There's a reason her friends are like "WTF you look like a clown!" when they see her. Rarity wouldn't be that dumb.


That being said, Rarity was a major upside to this episode, as tabitha was INCREDIBLE with her voice work. I really loved the scene where she stumbles over herself trying to say "no you're bothering, except you are" at the start when Yona comes in.


bleh, 4/10, and every single bit of that 4 is for Rarity.


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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, official nostalgia thread. The end of the line! Mint horse Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829843[View]

Intro; This thread is mostly for S1/S2 Oldfags who want to reminisce about both the show and fandoms past, considering the recent announcement of the S9 being the last season, thus bringing G4 to an end. Anypony is welcome to join the discussion, even New fags, as long as you're respectful to some of the shows veterans.

In this thread we talk about/share our favourite episodes, movies, shorts, songs, animations, fan-fictions, fan-art, toys, etc, that are in any way related to G4. As well as talking about the impact G4 has had on our lives and/or the lives of those around us. I'm going to make regular updates to this thread, and I suggest that everypony else do the same.

End of the line celebrations; I'm personally planning to go back to season one, so I can watch every episode from the show in order, again. (I plan to make thread updates about this as I go along.) I suggest you do the same, but don't rush it. Remember this is about reappreciating, the more thine you take the better.

Q&A; What are you guys doing to celebrate the end of the show? (As I said rewatching the show. But I'll also go back and look at some of the old fan content.)

Do you plan to stay the fandom once the show ends? If so, how long do you plan on staying here? (Definitely! I'll probably stay here for a good few years to come, at least.)

When did you join the fandom? (Early to mid season 2/early 2012.)

Do you still watch the show? (Yes, but nowhere near as much as I used to.)

What is your favourite episode/season? (There are too many good episodes and seasons for me to answer this question.)
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WillCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830142

>What are you guys doing to celebrate the end of the show?
I might make a piece of art or just sit back and relax

>Do you plan to stay the fandom once the show ends? If so, how long do you plan on staying here?

I might stay for a bit longer

>When did you join the fandom?

Experimented in 2012, Experimented more in 2017, Joined last year

>Do you still watch the show?

I literally started on season 9... I had a look back at some older episodes though.

>What is your favourite episode/season?

Like I said, started on season 9

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Cyan Hide !YDuRgiNpKsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830197

>What are you guys doing to celebrate the end of the show?

I'm not sure. I'll see when it ends.

>Do you plan to stay the fandom once the show ends? If so, how long do you plan on staying here?


I'll always watch MLP from now on. I've watched everything from 1984 to now and I'm not going to stop anytime soon.

>When did you join the fandom?


I joined like March-April 2011. I remember because Green Isn't Your Colour had either just come out or it was the last episode to have come out when I joined.

>Do you still watch the show?


Yes. Stopped and started a few times but currently all caught up.
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>>36829843

>What are you guys doing to celebrate the end of the show?

With any hope, gonna be around with my other brony friends, but I also hope to attend the last bronycon this August.

>Do you plan to stay the fandom once the show ends? If so, how long do you plan on staying here?

Totally. Pretty much for as long as this place stays up, even if I might not post much.

>When did you join the fandom?

Around August 2011 when a dear friend of mine introduced me to it. I was a bit hesitant at first, thinking it silly, then I gave it a try and was blown away by the lack of the usual childish cringe that naturally comes from shows meant for younger kids. The ponies were far cuter than I had expected as well, thus I stayed. The same friend also introduced me to this place! The very day was September 15th, 2011 late in the evening. Being that I was interested in RP prior, and given that said friend was a fantastic writer, I was hooked and made my OG character Taiga.

At the time I was a TERRIBLE writer, in fact, I was in HS at the time and failing pretty much all my writing/English based classes because of it. When I started to RP, for once I was engrossed into it, and because of that I learned and learned fast. Hell, look at said first OC and the very first pic of him XD. I can safely say that because of this place I was able to graduate without being held back.

I've made so many friends here, many times more so than at any other point in my life, even during HS (This sadly seems rare, but my HS days were absolutely fantastic, and will always be a joy to remember)

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Season 9 Episode 8 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830357[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 8 of the final season is called Frenemies.

>Grogar sends his legion of doom on a mission to become allies, but his plan works too well and they almost become friends.


The episode airs on Saturday, May 18th at 11:30 AM EST.

Cyan HideCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830358

I am looking forward to this episode so, so much. Tirek and Cozy are just too cute a pairing.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830359

Any opportunity to see Cozy Glow is guaranteed gold.


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Okay I know this is something people are gonna get upset about, but... why? Why in the holy heck did they decide Big Macintosh would date Sugar Belle? Why are they having them hold hooves in the intro now? It makes no sense!
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>>36828678
No, I just affirmed that no matter who you'd pair him with and at what point you could always call it "out of the blue".

>>36828661

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>>36828680

Well sure, but you'd be lying. I however couldn't call it out of the blue, if they foreshadowed it by having them meet in the background in episode 1. They didn't, so it was out of nowhere. Cheerimac, they had a reason to know each other. Marblemac actually showed them meeting for the first time. Sugarmac just... jumped straight into obsessive infatuation. (And where was Party Favor, the whole episode?)

>>36828679

It's true, there was plenty of potential for Cheerilee, all the way back to their flirting back in season 1. She's certainly attracted to Big Mac. Really, I like Sugarmac better than Cheerimac (and I know I'm a horrible person for this) because it helps me identify more with Cheerilee, since it lets artists explore the possibility that she can't get a date to save her life.

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>>36830348
looks delicious, but you have to put on these hooves first


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Season 9 Episode 7 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830318[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 7 of the final season is called She's All Yak.

>When Sandbar asks Yona to a "pony dance," Yona becomes convinced she must ponify herself to be a good friend, so she goes to Rarity and her friends for a makeover in appearance and personality.


The episode airs on Saturday, May 11th at 11:30 AM EST.
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>>36830337
Well they've already shown they'll spoil the very ending of an episode before it airs.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830340

So are we to believe Yona wants to be a pony, or was that Rarity seeing her that way?

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First appearance of Opal since seaon 7!


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Season 9 Episode 5 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830273[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode The Point of No Return during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830290
I enjoyed returning to an episode that focused solely on one of the Mane 6 having an introspective journey regarding one of her weaknesses. Maybe I also just found the tie to the pilot episode to be nostalgic. There was also solid humor throughout (like Twilight in the bushes, and Spike giving Indian food recommendations). I don't know. I'm bad at explaining these things.

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That was a decent episode. It was nice to see characters like Moon Dancer or Derpy again or the indian food restaurant. Also nice callback to episode one. Still, it the episode dragged on at times.

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>>36830293
Actually it was much better the second time around.


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Season 9 Episode 6 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830280[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 6 of the final season is called Common Ground.

>Rainbow Dash's old pal Quibble Pants needs help to bond with the daughter of his new special friend because, like Dash, she's a real sports pony.


The episode airs on Saturday, May 4th at 11:30 AM EST.
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Bollox!60EJwbmzEsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830295

Those color schemes...

Are these g1 ponies?

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830296

I’m not looking forward to people bitching about the kid VA.

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>>36830296

From what we've seen, I don't think many people will. There's a two minute teaser clip and she's pretty good!


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This scene was controversial, as many people thought this scene was offensive in this Christmas special, while others thought this scene was appropriate. Was that scene mean-spirited?
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>>36829951
The comment just above that comment I referenced was directed towards Marimo. I could perceive from comment >>36829948 that you weren't bothered by the scene apart from the possibility of a "close" relationship.

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Hold on a second, any relationship potential was doomed from the start. Not because they might be related, but because Marble is only as old as Pinkie, and only ponies older than the mane six are allowed to be in a relationship. That's the rule!

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This wasn't really a heartbreak. Marble never seemed to 'love' Big Mac. She had a bashful crush on him, and now he has a marefriend.

She's in a bad mood for the rest of the special (it's noticeable) but she's not upset or heartbroken in the slightest.
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Season 9 Episode 5 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830222[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 5 of the final season is called The Point of No Return.

>Twilight realizes she never returned a book to the Canterlot Library, and besides incurring the disgrace of a super-overdue book and huge fees, she may have caused her favorite librarian to lose her job.


The episode airs on Saturday, April 27th at 11:30 AM EST.
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>>36830227
I think from the synopsis given it's not going to be nothing, there's still a story that would be told (I'd say episodes like Applejack's "Day" Off is more of an episode that does nothing even for it's own story). It's just not meant to be some "this would only happen in the final season" kind of episode, and I think we're definitely going to have some of those this season regardless of it being the last season. Season 3 was also originally going to be the final season and even with only 13 episodes, while some would definitely cause developments to the show, they still had some episodes that "did nothing" at least in regards to the series like Too Many Pinkie Pies, Spike at Your Service, etc while some major character arcs like Rarity expanding her shops or the CMC getting their cutie marks were never actually developed. Instead, we've had developments like that occurring over the other seasons.

We've always had episodes that would be considered filler every season before and I think it'd be unrealistic to expect there to be no "filler" episodes this season. Rather, we should just hope they can at least make these kinds of episodes still good and entertaining.
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>>36830229

I was one of the few who liked "AJ's Day Off." It did a lot of world- and character-building for me. It showed that level-headed AJ was just as obsessive and compulsive in her own way as the rest of the Mane Six. Her line, "Ah'm gonna hafta git mah TOOLS," and the expression of utter self-satisfaction on her face as she did so, told me more about her than a dozen road trips with the Apple Family. And we got some convincingly fleshed-out facts about the gritty details of farm and spa operation.

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Having seen the lineup of the first 13 episodes, this season. I'm starting to understand the purpose of this episode a bit more. (Solo focus on Twilight, and a bit of Princess building) Even so, I do hope that Twilight's gang of Canterlot friends get some closure.


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From today's Hollywood Reporter:

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In the back-to-back season premiere episodes, titled "The Beginning of the End," Princess Celestia and Princess Luna decide to retire and hand off the ruling of Equestria to Twilight Sparkle and her friends, which sends Twilight into a tailspin of self-doubt."

So-- immortality for Twilight? And Glimglam? And -- Screechie Pie? And mortality for Luna and Celestia?

Oh mountains, mountains! come and fall on me and hide this dreadful vision from mine eyes.
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>>36829943
Did someone say confetti

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>>36829910

By controlling both Sun and Moon of course


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Season 9 Episode 3 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830143[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode Uprooted during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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Finally got time to watch it. Nice episode, got nothing special to say about it. Good that the tree is still around, didn't care much for the song (too generic).

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>>36830178
Yeah, I was responding to "shitty season" and "needs to end," thinking of the opener, and not paying attention to what thread I was in. Dumb.
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Bollox!60EJwbmzEsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830266

Was def thinking about Castle Sweet Castle the whole time.

And if this is the last season, can the spinoff be about the Young Six living in this clubhouse?
with the occasional appearance of the mane six and every other character from MLP?... basically season 10 in all but name is what I want.


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Season 9 Episode 4 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830174[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 4 of the final season is called Twilight's Seven.

>Twilight and Shining Armor pit their wits against each other to settle a long-standing sibling rivalry, but they soon discover they are not the only competitors.


The episode airs on Saturday, April 20th at 11:30 AM EST.
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>>36830198
>They spoiled the ending with spike
GODDAMIT HASBRO

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>>36830175
So like... what sorts of things were they referring to their characters not getting to do?

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>>36830213
I believe they had multiple ideas, not all of them usable in one episode, but according to Jim these were the ideas suggested that were incorporated into the story:
>Tabitha proposed Rarity planning a heist, which became the backbone of the story
>Andrea Libman wanted Pinkie to go into space, and for Fluttershy to have a badass spy moment
>Ashleigh Ball wanted Rainbow Dash to interact with Zephyr Breeze again, and Applejack to have a secret past we'd never heard before
>Cathy Weseluck wanted to see Spike have more done with his familial relationship with Twilight as a sibling
>And Tara Strong suggested a rivalry between Twilight and Shining


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