Saturday, May 24, 2014

S02 E02: "The Return of Harmony - Part 2"

S02 E02: "The Return of Harmony - Part 2"

Still a thing, these blogs! Life has been, fittingly enough, chaotic. The rollercoaster that has been the last week or so for me finally stopped long enough for me to watch the finale of the second season's 2-part opening episode. How was it?

It was a'ight.

Story goes about how you'd expect. The not-Twilight Sparkle  ponies who are also not Rainbow Dash fight amongst themselves, and Twilight finds the Elements of Harmony while trying to reign them in.  Twilight gets her own personality edit from Discord, and her Soul Gem turns into a Grief Seed-- I mean she turns gray in despair and abandons her friends and her Element as she prepares to leave Ponyville FOREVER TEARS AND TEARS AND TEARS YOU GUYS, SO SAD

Just as she's about to leave, Spike announces that Princess Celestia has spammed her inbox to the point of indigestion-- Celestia has been forwarding Twilight every letter about friendship she ever wrote, and reading them turns her back to normal. Twilight undoes her friends' brainwashing with MOTHERFUCKING FRIENDSHIP, They gather before Discord's throne in the center of  Ponyville brandishing their Elements and declare their intent to leave a crater where he once stood because they all enjoy each other's company that much.

Q as chimera-dragon scoffs at this and tells them to take their best shot.



And then Discord is a statue again. Star Wars reference because holy shit we have a periphery demographic, and roll credits.

Life changing? No.
Hilarious? No.
Amusing? Once or twice.

Over all pretty solid. The animation at the end where they go Captain Planet on Discord was good in particular, but based on other episodes, they could have done more with it. Rarity's reaction to having lugged a giant boulder around like a fool caused the sole chuckles. As a conclusion it works well, and the story as a whole was a good way to open. The characters are certainly more likeable than in the Season 1 opener, that's for sure.

S'about it! See you next time for, like, a few episodes all at once.

-Apathy Pony

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