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Bahlam

The end of another season [MLP]

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So, the wedding episodes.  Way overhyped and worth it.  For those watching downloaded videos you're not missing anything without Tori Spelling.  Of course the plot had the suspicious character (Twilight) who knows something's going on and is ignored until disaster strikes.  It worked out very nicely.  I thought they could've built just a bit more tension by running the episodes separately instead of one after the other.  Fans would be wondering if Twilight were trapped in Tartauros for a week.  I always imagined there were ancient caverns and mines under Canterlot and, go figure, there are.  

The changelings are a nice piece of new cannon and Chrysalis is an awesome villain.  It was great having Luna as part of the story even if she was offstage during the big action so as not to interfere by kicking Chrysalis' plot prematurely.  I expect her dialog while changing the watch was added in post so viewers don't miss the significance of something happening in the background.  

Defeating the bridesmaids was hilarious.  It was such a perfect gag.

The battle scene was awesome, especially the party cannon and Pinkie using Twilight as a weapon.  That has to get into Fighting is Magic.  Pinkie is best fighting pony.  Also another Flutterdash moment if you notice.    It's practically a canon ship as far as I'm concerned.  

The three new songs were awesome.  This Day Aria was especially nice.  

There are some points.  One weakness is Shining Armor wasn't mentioned once in any previous episode.  There weren't even pictures of him visible in a background as far as I know.  Even a shield appeared in Ponyville Confidential.  Can only Twilight and her brother create them?  Another is, Twilight had the princess for a mentor and another for a foalsitter?  She must be even more awesome than we know.  Twilight was practically part of the royal family even before her brother married Princess Parquet Credenza, err Cadence.  

Oh yeah, and Derpy was there.  DJ-Pon3 has red eyes too.  
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
Salmy
6 years, 6 months ago
I think it'd have been better if they had aired the episodes separately too ^^ but I suppose that since it's mainly targeted towards little girls, the station decided it'd be better to not have maybe one million calls from little girls during one week wondering if Twilight will die ;P

And yeah, the way they defeated the bridesmaids was totally awesome xD

What it's clear is that the producers /care/ about the show. It's clear that they love doing it, planning it out and developing it well for the little budget it must have. Such a shame Hasbro own the rights and whenever they feel fit, they will just cut it.
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
I love the way the team has treated the show.  They didn't have to.  They could have made another mediocre show like most things on TV.  What they've created is just fantastic and totally deserves the fandom it's gotten.  
krypto451
6 years, 6 months ago
I loved the episode. and it makes sense for Shining Armor not to be mentioned before because Twilight is the personification of social awkwardness and too much into her studies a lot of the time.
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
That is a plausible explanation.  I expect the writers just came up with the characters for the finale episodes and didn't rewrite earlier episodes to mention him.  
krypto451
6 years, 6 months ago
but it is the best, in-universe explanation. plus, Twilight really missed Shining Armor, so she probably didn't like to talk about him.
SenGrisane
6 years, 6 months ago
Yeah was fun episodes ^^
merlynn
6 years, 6 months ago
I think it's obvious that any unicorn can use any spell,it's just most specialize. For example,Twilight's special talent is magic itself so she can learn more spells and cast them with at higher level than most. But she's just not going to match a specialist,like Rarity with her gem finding spell,which dragged her miles to find one boulder full of gems,or Shining Armor,who's force field covered an entire city.

Also,Derpy appears 3 times in the episode. Once at the first wedding between Chrysalis and Cadence when they're staring each other down with derped eyes. Then later at the second wedding she's in the crowd with underped eyes. And the last appearance,one eye is hard to see so we don't know if it's derped or not. So you know what that means.

CHANGELING DERPY! The whole plot comes together! Derpy was replaced with a changeling during The Last Round Up! Derpy's since been in hiding,waiting for a chance to get at her doppleganger. The changeling then used Derpy's VIP status to infiltrate Canterlot and help Chrysalis replace Cadence. When the plan went south,changeling Derpy was the only changeling left in Canterlot. Now,Derpy and changeling Derpy are involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the winner being left unclear....
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
I like the idea of changeling Derpy.  There could be a whole hidden subtext in the season.  Hmm…
merlynn
6 years, 6 months ago
I could probably write something up,but I'd need a Dr. Who fan to help cause I don't follow Dr. Who and have only a very basic understanding of the series. See,Dr. Whooves would figure into it a lot and all,so I'd need to bounce ideas off a Who fan to avoid pissing off Who fans.
Alfador
6 years, 6 months ago
That was my thought too--Princess Celestia probably could have created a force field to cover the whole city, but it would have required constant concentration to keep it up, making her unable to do ANYTHING else while it held. Better to ask the unicorn whose special talent it is to make magical shields(armor), and let his fiancée tend to the migraines he gets from sustaining it for so long.

One of my friends asked the question: "So what happened to the changelings who didn't have a clear line-of-sight to outside the city? SPLAT!"
TheLastGasp
6 years, 6 months ago
FiM has a party cannon attack if I recall... but been a bit since I looked through it, may be mixing things up
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
I think the cannon is in one of the preview videos.  The Twilight hyper beam attack would be at least 20% cooler.  
Bosky
6 years, 6 months ago
*giggles* As for the Flutterdash moment, it could be even more so than it seemed at first, to me at least: http://i.imgur.com/H3UEh.jpg . Just silliness, of course, though it does sound KINDA like a kiss, so it's fun to think about!
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
Ooh!  I hadn't noticed that.  It is possible there was a smooch effect in the soundtrack and they never animated it or changed the animation.  Maybe it was a bit too much fan service.  =^⏖^=
Gelyvin
6 years, 6 months ago
it was awesome and fitting ending for the season (following is only  joking but would of been awesome)..cept for 1 thing it needed derpy saying something not sure what) but anyway it was a awesome finale  P.S woohoo for DJ-Pon3's red eyes
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
Derpy accidentally doing something to annoy Cadence/Chrysalis or destroying some wedding preparations would have been extremely awesome.  I guess they were being careful after the Last Roundup flap.  
Daneasaur
6 years, 6 months ago
Vynal Scratch actually took off her glasses? I must have missed that...

But yes, it was awesome.
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
Daneasaur
6 years, 6 months ago
Ah, I didn't see her lift her glasses!
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
it happens very briefly.  I assume it's basically a fan shout-out.  
Yaoifairy
6 years, 6 months ago
I very much enjoyed it <3 Shining Armor is a lovely addition, but I doubt they will use him in the future much at all (like princess luna...who I wish there was more of)
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
I think he's become one of those background characters who might show up occasionally.  I'm hoping he does.  Of course I've been hoping Luna, Trixie, and Pip would reappear in larger roles and they really haven't.  At least Luna had one episode and her appearance in this one.  Pip showed up in a background in Putting Your Hoof Down and Trixie hasn't been seen again, though she's got a full name and a toy coming out.  
Yaoifairy
6 years, 6 months ago
Ah man they totally should do another one with Trixie too. Though I can see why they wouldn't really make another episode with her, since she was found out and just bailed. They could bring her in and show the ponies trying to teach her how to be a good pony or something but...seems unlikely they would.
If shining armor is in Canterlot then I suppose he wouldn't ever show up in Ponyville ( and the show unless they went to canterlot)
I still want moar luna. She needs to be around her people more and not use the royal voice XD
Bahlam
6 years, 6 months ago
One good thing is they haven't forgotten Trixie completely.  She was mentioned in the one headline in Ponyville Confidential.  I keep hoping she'll come back as either a repeat villain or a reformed pony.  The thing is she wasn't really that bad.  She's just really braggy and unfortunate things happened.  She lost her wagon, which was her home.  I think she has the potential to be much more.  That's why I did that still incomplete series of stories.  

Luna has the potential to be awesome.  Now that she speaks normally and seems to be getting on in modern Equestria anything can happen.  
Yaoifairy
6 years, 6 months ago
Yeah. I wish for her to have a more important role in the show. Everyone knows about Celestia, but do the other ponies really ever mention Luna? She seems to be absent for most of the show...only seen her in these last episodes. Maybe they are just saving her for Halloween specials lol
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