S08E17: The End in Friend

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S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:45 am

Rarity and Rainbow Dash begin to question why they are friends when they can't find anything they both like to do together.
This thread is for discussion of the episode. This episode airs at 8:25am AEST on Saturday, August 11 / 6:25pm US EDT on Friday, August 10 on Boomerang in Australia!

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:02 am

But... Fluttershy's freaky knowledge of sewing...? :um:

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by The Doctor (?) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:35 am

But Rainbow Dash is friends with Fluttershy. :ponder:

I expect this one to be better than the synopsis indicates. Dash and Rarity usually make for fun episodes.

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Highbrow Dash (?) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:12 pm

The Doctor wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:35 am
I expect this one to be better than the synopsis indicates. Dash and Rarity usually make for fun episodes.
What are you talking about, that synopsis sounds incredible :-D

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Adiwan (?) » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:17 am

Prediction: They decide to be still "friends" although they find nothing in common. They just accept to be peer-pressured by social norms by their other friends to be together in one way or another.

I also predict a montage in the style of the Cutie Mark Crusaders finding their talents.
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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:09 am

Don't they know they're all their very best frieeeeennnnddssss?

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by The Doctor (?) » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:10 pm

This reminded me of Non-Compete Clause in all the bad ways. :pinkieshrug:

They've made them teachers, but they don't let them teach. Give the conflict to the students and let Rarity and Rainbow Dash you know, teach. They didn't need Twilight and Starlight making them look like fools.

There were some fun antics with the two, and Rarity made a horse noise, but still a let down of an episode.

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Highbrow Dash (?) » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:33 pm

It wasn't a great episode but it had some great character interactions. Also RD called Rarity a horse.

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:42 am

It wasn't too bad. The monster with the bad breath was different. RD using the H word to refer to Rarity stood out for me as well.

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:56 am

That was a strange episode.
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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Captain Rufus (?) » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:09 pm

I didn’t hate it or like it. It was an episode I guess?

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:33 pm

Highbrow Dash wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:33 pm
It wasn't a great episode
I think the same.
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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Niels Olof (?) » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:03 pm

Eh, I thought it was cute.
Sure, the premise was silly (not something that has ever stopped pony before...), but the charm of the (re)growing affection between the twain as the episode progressed won me over completely.
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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:15 pm

The Doctor wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:10 pm
They didn't need Twilight and Starlight making them look like fools.
Of course they didn't. After all, Rarity and Rainbow Dash did a far better job of being fools, all on their own!

But seriously, it's a lesson about respect, one that even I feel like I need to remember sometimes. Unless someone is interested in eating babies or something like that, then just because another person has different interests than you doesn't mean you should automatically put that person down. Especially if it's someone you care about, you should at the very least be glad for your friend's enthusiasm, even if you don't quite find common ground as these two did. (That's where this episode succeeded and Non-Compete Clause failed; the latter was basically just Applejack and Rainbow Dash arguing for 22 minutes.)

I appreciate this since I feel like I still sometimes dismiss things that others care about without a second thought. I grew up thinking that sort of attitude was totally cool (after all, the cool people on Something Awful did it all the time!) and, while I know I'm better about it now, I still feel that kneejerk response kick in sometimes. I hope that the kids these days who are growing up with this show will take today's lesson to heart.
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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:31 pm

I liked this episode well enough. There were a lot of cute scenes, the adventure part was fun, and the frog was good.

Oddest part was Starlight doing the book thing instead of Twilight.

The legendary artifacts are being emphasized again, so they'll definitely be in the season finale. I expect that secret passage will be too.

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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:20 pm

:ponder: It’s Friday night ...
:dreamworks: I think I’ll watch a ponies!

:applejargh: “How come I ain’t the example? Rarity and me are BFFs an’ we can’t even stand each other!” :vogue: “It’s true, we can’t.”
• Nice save, Starlight!
:iiaia: “athleisure wear”
• Heels on a horse ARE useless! This episode is so meta. And then Rarity makes a horse noise.
• Rarity shedding glitter all over the place is a great running gag.
• guidance counselor slash couples therapist Starlight Glimmer
• Starlight is a crucial source of the :facehoof: snarky sourness Twilight stopped providing after princessing
• Lyra and Bon-Bon are still the cutest couple.
• Rarity saying “Caballeron” is a thing I’ve replayed five times and counting. :lol:
• This is a pretty serious and realistic conflict being addressed this week, but at the same time it’s really fun and funny. Which is quite a feat!
• They could have solved the problem by LOOKING UP.
• Rarity’s been grinding her lockpicking skill! And to think Dash said it was a trap stat.
• And then Rarity kicks like a horse! :awesomedash:

This one was really fun with — dare I say — a very S1 feel. Two main characters with a very basic friendship problem: even after all these seasons there are still good episodes to be mined from that.
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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by Highbrow Dash (?) » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:43 pm

If only they had something in common... :ponder:


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Re: S08E17: The End in Friend

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Cute episode, although it was straight down the middle. Points for picking a rare character combination.

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