Random thoughts on the episode:
First off with no hate at all directed at it I thought it was kind of underwhelming and the over abundance of songs felt like padding. They say its going to be a three parter, but at least give us something. I never thought I would be complaining about a lack of a cliffhanger ending. I get the feeling they weren't even expecting to have a 4th season so they thought to end the series here, but look at that they just got funding for another season! But they already got a lot of the animation done so... lets work with what we got.
Twilights say things will be fine a lot in this episode... Armed with the knowledge that this is really a three parter I was expecting some evil s.o.b to show up in the end. Well... since Twilight is an Alicron
now where can the show go from here? How about an apocalyptic demon come from the deepest depths of Tartarus to bring about the end of the world as we know it!? ... It could happen. Considering our main character is now possibly OP as buck it could work.
My thoughts on the Character Cutie Mark Crossover:
(Keep in mind I'm kind of joking here so if I say something that seems weird or ranty don't freak out)
Rainbow Dash: She can take down Starscream, face down a dragon and all manner of creatures, but put her up against a hord of cute woodland critters and now we got a problem.
Also Celestia's plan was to mismatch the wielder of the most power weapons known to pony kind cutie mark and possibly bring about the end of days to teach Twilight a lesson? Are you kidding me you psycho OP deus ex machina nut job!? And no I'm not kidding they would have destroyed Ponyville, apparently without Pinkie around the residents were a hair away from a riot, Rarity was bringing on chaotic weather, Fluttershy is the only thing keeping the animals from going on a hunger induced rampage, Pinkie Pie would have brought on an apple famine, and no one would buy from AJ's store and the ponies would all run around naked all the time... okay, never mind that last one. I got to say its a good thing Twiliht is a new Alicorn because if Celestia is all they got then Equestria is screwed.
Celestia probably turned Twilight into an Alicorn
so she could get out of doing even more of her duties, not that she ever did anything in the first place. Her plan to get rid of a dragon is to send a group of young adults with no official combat training (with the exception of Rainbow Dash because as we know, she is a black belt) to go ask it to leave when we all know she could just teleport it away. But I digress...
Pinkie pie: You know what, I did a whole pony rant comic about Pinkie talking about the hair down/Pinkamena thing so I'm not even gonna do any of those jokes.
Also real quick this image is definitely going to be taken out of context: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... -40#t=676s
A part I found funny for the wrong reason was when Twilight fixed everything an the elements zapped her and sent her to that trippy outer space place
all I could think of while Celestia was singing was the Spike and the girls back in the real world going, "OH MY GOD! We killed her! We killed her! We're so screwed! Oh Twilight why! No it can't be like this!" and then she shows back up and they're all relieved as shit.
And then we have this:
Applejack says: "I've never seen anything like this," unless you count Celestia, Luna, and Cadence. AJ, you've seen this before. Its okay though, I won't hold it against you.
As for the episode in general:
Again it was underwhelming. They just turned the main character into an Alicorn
and they treated it like it was a filler episode. The other two parts to this better be really good. They like to introduce new villains at the beginning of each season and sometimes at the end so lets hope that one badass mother bucker shows up.
Lets see some epic story lines now, the show has the perfect setting for that and it has some of the best world building, the only other new show that comes close to its world building is Adventure Time and even though that Jake the Dad episode was a total fucking copout, they still bring out the occasional epic. Lets see something big happen in the next season. You can still do a few slice of life episodes, but come on and show us what you can really do with this IP.
And no, creating epic adventures will not get in the way of this being a show that girls can relate to. Girls are allowed to go on epic adventures in media and kick ass.
The stories don't have to be complicated, the Advengers had a basic "Ass-hole wants to take over the world" plot and it was a great movie.
Bring on the awesome MLP: FIM team.