Nah, don’t worry. It’s not like it’s that big of a deal. Because, at least, when an episode is fun, it’s really fun.
And, speaking about episodes, I’m gonna make a quick Top 5 and a quick Bottom 6 of the episodes in season 8. Just for fun.
5. A Rockhoof and a hard place
Because, even though not every joke works and some dramatic moments are too much drama-queen (or king in Rockhoof’s case), it shows an interesting premise about an ancient pony who’s trying to find his place in the modern world. Some jokes are great and the ending, while kinda predictable, it works.
4. Molt Down
Most jokes in this one didn’t work, especially in the second act of the episode. However, the concept is interesting, the opening was intriguing and the last 6 minutes were perfect.
3. Sound of Silence
The song was boring and kinda tedious (probably because it reminds me of the Sebastian song from The Little Mermaid, a song that I didn’t like from a movie I didn’t like), but I love the concept, the character design is cool and the story is interesting. I think most people should learn something from this episode, mostly Star Wars fanboys and anime fanboys.
2. The Washouts
Great episode for many reasons. It shows us a side of Scootaloo that we didn’t previously know and we asked what happened to her, it shows how quick a kid can change their interests, it shows a return of a character that actually makes sense instead of void fan appeasement and it shows the danger of how a little kid can be interested in a dangerous sport that sadly looks appealing for a kid (like some dangerous motocross competitions with fancy sponsors, for example).
1. Surf and/or Turf
Because it shows a relatable conflict about a Hippogriff who wants to know his place in the world, a beautiful location that shows some world-building in My Little Pony and some likeable characters. Sometimes the episode can be redundant, but it still works really well.
Bottom 6 (with no order)
Some extra points to show Twilight saying to Starlight that she might have done a spell wrong. But, despite being the last episode in the season, it fails to deliver an interesting story in a high note, it’s too long, the villain reveal is not that surprising and this is Chancellor Neighsay’s third appearance and he still doesn’t trust Twilight Sparkle after showing to him that she has good intentions. Keep in mind that he trusted the Flim Flam brothers before Twilight. How many episodes does he need to get to finally trust her?
Because, despite we saw some character progression in between Applejack and Rainbow Dash, the episode shows a couple of jerks worrying too much of a prize instead of worrying about the students. And it could have been an ok episode if you just simply change their attitudes, especially Applejack.
-The break up break down
Because, once again, it shows that romance stories are not the biggest strength of the writers. It’s an episode that exists because of a misunderstanding, which makes the episode incredibly boring. The final message is fine, but this episode didn’t need to exist. I’m pretty sure they wanted to lazily write this episode just because of the final message.
Because, like many Pinkie Pie episodes since Too Many Pinkie Pies from season 3, the story exists just to justify Pinkie’s noise. Instead of making an interesting episode about Pinkie Pie, this episode is an excuse for her to go insane. It also shows some void fanservice by showing Pinkamena Diane Pie.
-A road to friendship
Because, despite having an interesting premise, it’s overall one of the most boring episodes in the show. Also, if a character repeats many times “the great and powerful X”, that’s a sign of lazy writing.
-The mean 6
Because it had a blueprint from season 2 to make Chrysalis’ return work and, after ignoring her for many many years, it still failed on nearly every front.