MLP:FiM S3E12 - "Magical Mystery Cure" Grading & Discussion

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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Episode Title: "Magical Mystery Cure"
    Episode Air Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 / 10:30 AM EST, the HUB

    SUMMARY: "When Twilight casts a spell that switches the Cutie Marks and destinies, the only way to reverse the spell is by writing her own magic."

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    Ha-chi Ma-chi! The big finale for Season 3. There's a lot that could happen, a lot that might happen, a lot that will happen, and we'll get to see it all crammed into one 22 minute episode. Chills! Spills! Thrills! Um... Gills! This episode will be the one Bronies talk about through the pony drought, and into the next season!

    So, once again, you all know the rules! No spoilers until after 5 PM EST. I know, you're going to burst, but everypony has to have a chance to see the episode before everything comes busting out. So here we go, onward to the season finale!
     
  2. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The Twipocalypse approaches! T-minus 16 hours!

    For some light pre-episode reading, let's have the wikipedia article on Magical Mystery Tour, the 1960s Beatles' film that leant this a title. What intriguing hints may we find inside?

    Hmm. Magicians mixing it up for ordinary citizens? Lots of singing and dancing? Eeeeeeeeneresting. *steeples fingers*
     
  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I, for one, welcome our geeky, OCD, lavender coated savior!
     
  4. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Would you believe that I cannot find a single meet-up group in LA that's screening the finale? Normally bronies are crawling out of the woodwork with events and house parties, but it's like everyone is hunkered down in bunkers or something.
     
  5. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    I can't believe it's going to be over already.

    A finale in the middle of February has the potential to destroy the universe, especially if it's ponies!
     
  6. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, we still have season 4 to look forward to. A full 26-episode order, no less.
     
  7. DarkHorizon

    DarkHorizon Captain Captain

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    WHAT?!

    Also,
    they should have done an "In a Mirror, Darkly"/"The One That Could Have Been"-style title sequence (although I suppose they want the other characters to be a surprise.)

    EDIT: Wow, this is really great. I was dreading this based on what had leaked out (i.e.
    Alicorn Twi
    ). Loving the songs.
     
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  8. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Celestia: "Let's send this super-dangerous unfinished spell to Twilight and ask her to finish it without ever explaining what it is. TROLOLOLOLOLO."
     
  9. DarkHorizon

    DarkHorizon Captain Captain

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    Yeah, this bit I'm not so keen on...

    EDIT: Up until that last few minutes, that was one of the best episodes ever. Then it started making the kind of sense that's not. Still, if, as M.A. Larson says, this is really the first part of a three-part story, I'm prepared to reserve judgement... a little.

    It really should have been longer too, exploring more of
    the Mane Six being not themselves a bit more.
     
  10. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well. That happened.

    After weeks of drama, all I'm feeling is weary relief that it's over with. Can't say I enjoyed it much otherwise. It was super-rushed and the end was nauseating. Swapped cutie marks were fun, but as you say, we didn't spend nearly enough time on them.
     
  11. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    I'll go out on a limb here and say I enjoyed it very much. We got...
    A MUSICAL EPISODE which makes up for not having as much the rest of the season. I have to say I really enjoyed it and we heard Celestia sing, darn it! And... it wasn't Twily that screwed up so much. It was Celestia's fault. And Starswirl's.
    If this is indeed a three-parter, I'll find it interesting to see what's added in the next few months. But whatever, I thought it was pretty good, though I would have enjoyed a two-part season finale, myself.
     
  12. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    Absolutely loved it, pretty much exactly what I've been expecting and imaginging from the pilot to now.

    A+ :D
     
  13. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    Well, that was not good. :(

    It's not even the whole Alicorn thing. The episode was just so rushed. It felt like the smashed the plots from two different stories together and didn't give either one a chance to develop.
     
  14. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    *dances with Chem*
     
  15. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    :D yup

    And Derpy not one but 4 appearances.

    Alicorn properly canonised and even remarked about how it was never known for them be made, only born, so there. :D
     
  16. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Derpy Hooves all up in this bidniss:

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    Can I get an "amen?" Hallelujah!
     
  17. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    Amen to that, at least! I'm happy that she's not gone for good, and makes her return with a vengeance!
     
  18. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The wink above all excites me. Suggests that not all is lost.

    "Miss me?"
     
  19. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    It all pales, of course, in comparison to the sight of Luna in her little dress smiling right at the screen.

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  20. T.Geiger

    T.Geiger Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    This episode is kind of a microcosm of the season as a whole. Not great, very rushed, and much more a "young girls" show. (I will stop short of calling the songs unnecessary and unremarkable, unlike the rest of the season.) If they can't do better next season, I think they should just leave it at three, as this episode still works well enough to be a capstone.