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