So, Season Seven of My Little Pony is officially over, leaving us to wait until spring for Season Eight…while enjoying a series of Equestria Girls shorts on YouTube! More Equestria Girl stuff the better.
On the whole, it was a good one; the writing’s as strong as ever and the show doesn’t display many signs of slowing down. Several episodes I thought ranked as among the show’s best, including an amazing run of Royal Problem, Discordant Harmony, and The Perfect Pear in the space of four episodes (the fourth, Not Asking for Trouble, was pretty good as well). Perfect Pear in particular is clearly in the top five of all time. Of course, the story wasn’t all rosy: some of the episodes, especially in the first half of the season, were pretty uneven, and one of them, Daring Done was, I thought, one of the weakest of the whole series.
Now, how did my wish list shake out?
7. Villain Team Up
Nope, not this time. I’m hopeful it’ll happen at some point down the road, though.
6. Button Mash
No, but I didn’t really expect it to happen anyway.
5. The Return of Diamond Tiara
Well…she had a prominent cameo in one episode, where she got to show a little personality, but that’s it.
4. Gabby and Gilda Episode
Nope. Neither appeared
3. Spotlight One of Pinkie’s Other Sisters
Like #5, they got a non-speaking cameo, but that’s it.
2. Scootaloo’s Parents
Nothing direct, but we did get a brief allusion to her home life, where she commented that she doesn’t have anyone offering her support or encouragement. The more hints they give about her parents, the more I get the feeling the subject would be too painful for this show to deal with.
-Pet-Centric Episode: Nothing doing
-Ember Comes to Ponyville: Yes! And it was every bit as much fun as you’d think
-Owlowicious and Spike Episode: Nope. I don’t think Owlowicious even appeared, except in photo form.
-Princess Celestia Fighting and Not Losing: Yes! Granted it was in a dream sequence, but even so, her confrontation with her own evil self, Daybreaker, as well as Nightmare Moon in Starlight’s dream was one of the season highlights and let us see just how powerful she really is.
-Rainbow Dash solo: Nope…though she did get a major part in a number in the movie, which was pretty good.
1.Sunset Shimmer Comes to Equestria
Yes! Though it was unfortunately brief, and she only got to hang out with Starlight. Still, we got to see Sunset being a pony again for a while and Starlight visiting the human world, and though we didn’t get to spend as much time on either as I would have liked, they were just as much fun as I expected.
Here’s looking forward to Season Eight!