Okay, I’m going to level with y’all. Last episode I went into Part 2 wondering “what if this is still Twilight’s fear dream?” And the weirdness of the episode that followed? The crazy and arbitrary plot points? The melodrama? It all fit in really well with that theory. I literally made it to the ending credits before realizing “oh shit, this all actually happened”. And I’m still getting used to that. So I’m starting this episode in a weird place, epistemologically. Let’s see what happens.
• Non-pony Wonderbolt is cool (wonder if Gilda ever tried out?). But on the other hand, it does seem like they’re giving memberships away like candy now. Like it took Dash a bunch of seasons, and she’s really really good at flying
, yo. But no shade at Silverstream. She did good. It’s all love over here.
• Oh for Pete’s sake, then we GET a dream sequence and I don’t even notice.
• I thought the Tree was dead, but here’s VI Twilight come to warm us about the Reaper menace. That was a Mass Effect reference just now. Because I’m very topical, you see.
• I like how “hold hands and think of friendship” is a viable suggestion in ponyworld.
• Gallus knows the permission slip game.
• How does Griffonstone still look shabby? Clean your rooms, griffons!
• On the one hand, it seems bad pacing for the creatures to all go home and get signatures, so they can come BACK and continue the plot. But on the other hand, this montage is super charming. All is well.
• You know, this is the second time on this show a beloved tree has been destroyed by a villain. Zecora is now eyeing her house nervously. (She lives in a tree right?)
• Is pony show really doing a 9/11 monument allegory? Never forget
• That museum belongs in a museum!
• Yona’s on the ball, as usual.
• “I know the tree would have liked that!” - a normal thing to say in a normal world
• Ha, they should do the gag where they slam the door and the whole house collapses.
• ... or the whole house turns into a crystal tree playset, that was unexpected