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    MLPFIM S7E01 - "Celestial Advice" - Grading & Discussion
    Topic Started: Apr 6 2017, 07:54 PM (133 Views)
    Rainbow Dash
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    Episode Title: "Celestial Advice"
    Air Date: April 15th, 2017, 11:30 AM Eastern Time (3:30 PM GMT/UTC)

    Summary: "Twilight Sparkle agonizes over Starlight Glimmer’s future and receives some much-needed advice from her very own mentor – Princess Celestia."

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    Ruminations:
    Where to begin?! This is the premiere episode for season 7! After months and months of no pony, we're now starting into the new season with a change. The season opening episode will not be a two-parter. This is a stand-alone episode, and is the first of its kind for MLP, because even the series premiere was a two-parter. I'm not sure if this is because the episode we'll be seeing is also on the Shout Factory DVD (which may be why), or they just wanted to shake things up a bit. Regardless of why, I'm curious to see how this episode will play out. Twilight seems to feel she's in the same place Celestia was years ago when she commissioned Twilight to make some friends, and to grow into who she is today. It's a passing of the torch moment, in a way, and I wonder how the showrunners are going to handle this. Since the episode is a single, I'm wondering if we'll also see an overarching theme this season based on this first episode, because surely one can't fit that entire theme into a single episode and expect it to be enough. So we shall see.

    On another note, this year our poll will be more nuanced, allowing for greater voting options.
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    Rainbow Dash
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    **SPOILERS**


    An interesting start to the season, this episode seems to be more of a talky. So Twilight, Celestia, and Luna are honoring the B team for their role in rescuing Equestria from a totalitarian changeling society, when Discord pressures Twilight into presenting Starlight with a huge surprise. Twilight starts to panic, decides to consult Princess Celestia, and in the process Twilight realizes she needs to let Starlight go so she can spread her wings, as it were. Twilight then has to figure out just where she wants to send her, and imagines three different locations: the Changeling empire, the Dragon lands, or the Crystal Empire, where she'll work with Sunburst.

    Of course, in classic Twilight fashion, each choice becomes more dangerous than the last, and by the last scenario Twilight's worried that Starlight may accidentally destroy the entire universe. Celestia lets Twilight know that she had the same doubts about her own pupil, to Twilight's surprise, and we finally get to see how Celestia devised the entire plan to bring Twilight together with the Mane 5. I mean, we always suspected Celestia was fully behind it, but now it's canon! Also, filly mane six! *squee*

    In the end, Twilight is comforted, and tells Starlight she has graduated to independence, and lets her know she's free to go wherever she chooses. Starlight chooses to remain, because she doesn't yet want to leave. Of course, Twilight loves this, and they embrace. Twilight presents Starlight with a large mirror, similar to one she has in her own bedroom, with pictures of the friends she's made inlaid into the side panels. Starlight cries, and then Twilight cries and then I cry.

    All in all, a solid episode. We get some backstory fulfillment (after waiting 7 seasons!), talking changelings, and sarcastic Spike at his best. This one gets a B+. It's a good start to the season.

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    LostSanity
    Apr 16 2017, 04:09 PM
    Due to blatantly obvious reasons, my thoughts are going to be in spoilers.

    Because, as always, they're controversial. Which means you probably shouldn't read them. In fact, don't. But if you do... don't be an opinion hating jerk. If you choose to ignore this warning and choose to be an opinion hating ass, I'll report your idiocy immediately. There's your 'viewer discretion' warning.

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