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Season 6 Episode 5: Thoughts and Opinions
S6E5 Gauntlet of Fire
Well folks, get set because this might be a long one. Because oh my, we have a good Spike episode.
Now I'm aware, other Spike episodes have been considered good by other people. Personally, I think Inspiration Manifestation was a fun one, but you could argue that a lot of the focus there is on Rarity, and that makes it a joint episode. And besides, I think on balance, Gauntlet of Fire beats it out in terms of sheer enjoyment factor.
So this week we have an adventure episode, and one that expands the lore at that. Normally I'd have preferred something a little smaller scale, but not every episode fits the trend of preference. See last week's outing for an example of a slice-of-life story that didn't work for me. And this one had heart enough to draw me in, along with the action and humour.
This week, Spike has to return to the Dragon Lands at the summon of the Dragon Lord, and brings Twi and Rarity with him for moral support, and so Twi can bolster Eq
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Season 6 Episode 4: Thoughts and Opinions
S6E4 On Your Marks
First things first, I'm interested to note that this episode seems to follow directly on from season 5's Crusaders of the Lost Mark. If there is a consistent chronology to the series, this would seem to set the episode before the season premiere, in a similar way to how Magic Duel is sometimes assumed to take place before the rest of season 3 due to it originally being a season 2 pitch that was pushed back. This doesn't actually mean anything for the story itself, but I enjoy trying to fit all the episodes in around each other.
As for the content itself... I enjoyed the repeated message throughout that it's okay for close friends to have different interests, and that not everything they do has to be done as a group, but the actual execution felt very clumsy. And somehow, it simultaneously felt rushed and cramped, but also somehow empty. As if nothing much actually happened for the majority of the episode. Pushing Tender Taps' (the dancing colt who I don't reme
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Season 6 Episode 3: Thoughts and Opinions
S6 E3: The Gift of Maud Pie
Well, here's some more evidence of what I was saying last week, at least as far as my opinion goes! The Gift of Maud Pie is a first showing in the series for the Fox Bros, and while I wouldn't call it a perfect episode by any means, it's certainly a strong start.
There's not much that I can say about this one; I appreciated Pinkie's moments of subtlety, especially how, after trading her cannon for the rock bag, her overly glum mood brightens slowly as she thinks about how happy Maud will be with her gift. More Maud is also a tick in my box, though I do hope they don't overuse her, since she's had quite a few outings since her first episode back in season 4. The banter between Pinkie and Rarity was fun, and there were quite a few nice visual gags in there.
It's not without issue, of course; the sleazy pony asking for Pinkie's cannon is obvious to see, and it's equally obvious that somehow she's going to get that same cannon back by the end of the episo
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Season 6 Episodes 1 and 2: Thoughts and Opinions
S6 E1&2: The Crystalling
So... Season 6! The premiere is here, and it is... Meh.
Okay, so this is probably the worst opinion to have, because the people on either extreme are going to think I'm wrong, but what else can I say? There was plenty that I liked, and plenty that I didn't like, and in the end it balanced out into an episode that certainly wasn't the worst I'd seen, but also wasn't nearly the best.
So, with a clear and present warning for spoilers ahead, let's dive right in!
First things first we have Starlight Glimmer. Now I'm not entirely sure how I feel about her, because while I'm not a big fan of her redemption (I know it fits with the theme of the show, but if nothing else it wasn't very well executed in my opinion) I do think that the secondary plot of her reuniting with Sunburst was certainly the better of the two. This does fit in with the trend I and a lot of others have noticed, that while the big and epic episodes are certainly exciting, the show truly shines
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