Mint horse No.36830501
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Putting aside the politics for a second, this was not only a strong contender for the worst episode of this season, you could proudly put it up there with some of the worst in the entire show.
Overall this episode is boring and predictable, so boring and predictable that despite watching yesterday I completely forgot about half of the episode and had to go back and skim through it. Not to mention that we were just assaulted with 4 new characters who came out of completely nowhere, who we’ll likely never see again. (Or the “everycreature” shill at the end of the episode.)
The only thing that did surprise me was how superficial the big “LGBT” reveal was. Being generous, this is only one step above Lyra and Bon Bons “friendship” scene. All were told is that these are Scootaloos aunts, which could mean that their both literally her aunts, unless the show is trying to imply incest.
I’m generally not in favour of LGBT characters being in children’s media, at all, but if you’re going to do it you should at least do it properly. I don’t want to see any of this maybe they’re just aunts that happen to live together, maybe they’re eating each out the second Scootaloo back is turned. That kind of ambiguity is offensive to everyone, including the LGBT community. It’s 2019 “current year” virtually every show has at least one explicitly LGBT character, (in Steven Universe they make up like half the cast) I think we can expect the same from a show that only has ~10 episodes left. Again I’m not in favour of putting LGBT characters in children media, but if you are, you should at least do right.
I’m giving this 2/10, only because I’ve seen so many people give it 8/10 and unironically call it the best episode of this season so far, and possibly throughout. Even if you’re really pro LGBT rights, you should have higher standards than this.
Why does everyone like this episode?