It's dumb beyond any childish resolution this show has used.
Saying that "he just needed a friend" is ridiculous.
A development that suddenly makes sense once you learn that the episode's story was written by a 15-year-old Brony.
I'm not kidding.
. The second is a link to Teddy Antonio's IntenseDebate account, which he was using to drop hints about the episode on EqD for weeks
now. No one apparently noticed until yesterday.