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.
WHAT!? We’re not gonna have ponies to talk about for a couple of months!? HERESY!! First Sailor Moon Crystal is ending its first season and now this!? What will become of me without magical girls and magical ponies to talk about!?!? NO! I CANNOT LET THIS GET ME DOWN!! I HAVE A JOB TO DO HERE AND I’M GONNA GIVE IT MY ALL!!! So how do they decide to end this half of the season? Why with a Luna episode of course! Everyone’s favorite princess gets the spot light this week as we find out more about what’s going on inside her head and the trouble it causes for everyone else! Will we get another classic episode like Luna Eclipsed, Bloom & Gloom, For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls, and several others, or will we get another bad one like… huh. Actually, I don’t think she’s HAD a bad episode. There were episodes where she was underutilized for sure, but never one that was bad. Well THAT’S certainly a good sign, but can they keep up the trend in this episode!? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with the Mane 6 barreling down the halls of the Castle of the Two Sisters, clearly looking for something with the utmost of haste. Their goal seems to be Princess Luna who’s standing in the main hall of the castle and seems to be expecting their arrival. While waiting, a small cloud of star energy or whatnot appears behind her, and Luna address it as Tantibus and lets it know she’s ready for whatever happens next.