The Doctor wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:04 pm
Taken in context of being the last CMC episode, I was a bit let down. This felt like a bit of a retread of before they got their cutie marks, wanting to rush things. Being their final episode, it would have been nice to see them really show how much they've matured and grown. Rather than an episode that does just the opposite.
Even then, when you're just at the age where you're beginning to figure these sorts of things out, you still have a whole lot more maturing to do. I remember being 13 years old, back when I thought I knew everything. If I'd remained ignorant and refused to learn anything more (or, y'know, magically aged a decade in an instant), I get the feeling that I'd be just as they were here. More than just a vehicle to show the Crusaders grown up in a way acceptable to Hasbro, it's a final reminder to kids who grew up with the show that responsibility and wisdom aren't something you just get
the moment you turn 18, but something you have to consciously learn over many years.
On a more general note I feel like this episode was a lesson for us, the adults, that we bear a responsibility to the youth to be good role models and learn on our own so that we may teach them well. The song gave me that feeling in particular, especially Sweetie Belle's "facts don't matter any more" line.
Two weeks remain. I can't believe the end is almost here.