We’re finally here! It’s the end of the fifth season of My Little Pony and it has certainly been a rocky one. With some really strong episodes right out of the gate, it looked like this season was going to be the best of the series, but over time it started to wander back into its usually high, but not extraordinary, standards. Still, the season finales have always been a high mark for the series with A Canterlot Wedding being one of my favorite episodes of the series. Will they manage to pull out all the stops so that we can close this season on a high note, or will it just be another example of this season taking things too safe? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Twilight trying to memorize a speech she’s going to give at Celestia’s School of Magic and progress seems to be slow… despite the speech being barely a paragraph long. Well Twilight being the perfectionist that she is continues to rehearse the speech over and over again to a captive audience of one.
We’re back with another episode of My Little Pony: Chronicles of The Friendship Princess! Actually, this one decides to pull back on Twilight and instead seems to be an Applejack centric episode with an emphasis on music because apparently three Equestria Girls movies just aren’t enough! Will this penultimate adventure into the world of song and dance be the perfect lead up before the season finale, or will it land with a resounding thud like many episodes have this season? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Applejack whose delegating tasks to other ponies for the purposes of setting a stage for a music festival that’s happening in Ponyville. She’s apparently good at setting up stages due to the fact that she’s organized rodeos in the past… and I guess that we’re supposed to ignore the fact that she couldn’t do this exact same thing in Made in Manehattan. Then again, that was a solo project and maybe there’s a pony around here called Roadie Hooves who knows about setting up sound equipment (powered by magic I’m sure). Anyway, with her help things seem to finally be coming together for… Pony-palooza. Really? Right off the bat with the puns?
“Our set list includes Black Saddle, Trixie’s Midnight Runners, Elvis Colt-stello, Nicki Mane-aj, Whinny Huston, Mare-talica Eric Clop-ton, Reel Big Filly, Black Eyed Pegasi, Fleetwood Big Mac, Meghan Trot-nor, Fall Out Pony, Mare-oon 5, Pinkie Floyd, Flutter Sha Na Na…”
Welcome back to another episode of The Ponyville Hill-Ponies! This time around we take a trip to whatever the heck is the Equestrian equivalent of the Deep South for yet another mission doled out by the all-knowing and all-seeing map of friendship! The map, like the rest of the season, has had its ups and downs in terms of quality episodes, but it’s easily the most interesting concept they came up with this season and definitely gives the writers some creative freedom to explore the world. Will they manage to live up to the potential that the map provides them with, or will this be another safe and predictable episode in a season that had just a bit too much of that already? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Fluttershy hosting a book club for all her animal friends where they are reading Wuthering Hooves. Wow. There’s uh… there’s a lot to cover already. First of all, I’m pretty sure they’re taking MY shtick right now considering how many bad literary horse and animal puns I’ve already done in these recaps.
“After this we’ll read Catcher in the Rhinoceros by J.D. Salamander, and then follow that up with the Mill-neigh-nium Trilogy by Stag Larsson!”
Get your nerves pre-rattled because this weeks’ episode is gonna be ultra-spooky! After three season, we finally get another episode based on the best holiday in the show due to it being an analogue for what really is the best holiday (Halloween) but also because it’s a celebration all about Luna!! Sadly, it looks like this won’t be another one of her episodes but that doesn’t mean they won’t find SOME way to have lots of fun with the fantastic setting they’ve got here, right? Will this be another classic that lives up to the original Nightmare Night episode which was also the first Luna centric one, or will this continue to be less than stellar like the last two episodes in the wake of Crusaders of the Lost Mark? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Fluttershy battening down the hatches for whatever is terrifying her this time. Zombie apocalypse? Alien invasion? Were-rabbits? Nope, it’s simply because it’s Nightmare Night and that alone is enough to send her into full on survivalist mode. Then again, I’d be a bit hesitant to go outside if I saw ponies wearing those… questionable outfits.
“What are you?” “Sexy changeling. And you?” “Sexy dragon.” “Wait, isn’t that offensive?” “I don’t know. Should we ask Spike?”
We’re back with another episode of All My Ponies!! When we last left our heroes, the CMC had gotten their Cutie Marks and got Diamond Tiara to turn to the good side! Considering that we had SUCH a big event episode last time, it’s unlikely that they’ll keep up that kind of momentum with the episode to follow but that doesn’t necessarily mean that this one will be bad. Will the more relaxed tone of this episode ease us back into what we usually expect from this series (which is quite a lot already), or is this a disappointment after Crusaders of the Lost Mark turned out to be such an important benchmark for the series? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Pinkie Pie in her happy place which is decorating an infinite amount of cupcakes and yet all of them look the same. WHAT IS THE METHOD TO HER MADNESS!? Well we don’t find out because the best pony ever (Cupcake) walks in with a note she received from Cadence and Shining Armor. There’s some big news that she’s privy to because she’s been requested to cater the event and Pinkie seems to be just as excited!
Well it took them long enough!! After a mid-season hiatus that felt like an eternity, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is finally back to finish out its fifth season. With all that extra time to work on the season (that or they had to allocate resources for Friendship Games) do they bring us something special to start off the second half, or are we going to get another example of the fifth season being somewhat uneven in terms of quality? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Rarity waiting patiently for the mail to arrive which is expected to bring her some very good news. It’s well past when the Mail Pony is supposed to show up at her address though, so she’s wondering what malevolent force has been keeping them from fulfilling their sacred duty.