From the beginning, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has been about friendship. It was for that very reason that Twilight Sparkle was sent to Ponyville by her mentor Princess Celestia.
Over the last 65 episodes of the series, Twilight has tackled almost everything thrown her way with grace, patience, and a little bit of luck.
(HEAVY, MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!)
And that’s where we find her at the beginning of this episode…but we’ll get back to that in a minute.
Before you tune in to The Hub tomorrow, just a few things: MLP fans were disappointed when Season 3 was announced to only contain 13 episodes. Now, there’s never been an official reason given, but after watching the season finale, I think I have an answer: what I just watched may have quite possibly been the end of MLP:FIM. As a stand alone episode, it is one of the best of the series, and M.A. Larson’s writing shines. Daniel Ingram is in full force as well, as the episode plays more like a musical than a typical children’s cartoon, as several moments throughout the episode find characters breaking out into song. However, if we look at the episode as a bookend to the series, it could just be the best episode yet, where a student fulfills her destiny, her quest comes to an end, and all is right with the world.
But I don’t think it will end there. And I can speculate about that later, but for now, let’s talk about this episode. It opens with a music number, with Twilight Sparkle bursting out of her library into Ponyville singing about how “everything is just fine”. And everything does seem just fine, with ponies smiling and dancing until she is suddenly doused with water. Blaming Rainbow Dash, it is instead Rarity’s voice that viewers hear, along with an accompanying shot of Rarity, who now has Rainbow Dash’s cutie mark. Cue the title sequence and lots of questions!
As the episode returns, Rarity and Rainbow Dash deal with a crowd of ponies angry over the weather, which Rarity just doesn’t seem to have control over, despite having Rainbow Dash’s cutie mark. Trying to figure out what is going on, Twilight and Spike travel to Fluttershy’s home, where Rainbow Dash supposedly is. Upon arrival, the sound of chaos inside alerts them to the fact that Rainbow Dash might be in trouble, and the door opens to reveal a host of animals rioting under Dash’s “control.” Of course, Rainbow Dash has Fluttershy’s cutie mark, which means that Rarity isn’t the only one who has been affected. What happens next? Well, you’ll just have to tune in to tomorrow’s episode at 9:30 a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. EST, only on The Hub!
JuG gives “Magical Mystery Cure” 5/5
Tune in to The Hub tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. EST for the Season 3 finale to catch it for yourself! I promise you and your pony loving friends and family won’t be disappointed!
*special thanks to The Hub and all involved with the show for letting us have a sneak peak before it aired!*