I was up super late last night, so I slept in. Sorry. Plus I wasn't at all excited for this episode, because ugh crystal empire.
But...wow, that was really fun. One of the best of the season so far. Good use of the mane cast, good use of Cadance and Shining Armor, excellent Pinkie Pie gags, and a premise ripped from Fawlty Towers. What's not to like? Okay, I could pick nits with how the crystalness of the crystal ponies sill doesn't make any sense, or gripe that once again the special wonderfulness of the crystal empire is praised by all characters because BUY THE TOYS, PARENTS, but eh. I liked it.