MLP:FiM S4E08 - "Rarity Takes Manehatten" - Grade & Discuss

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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Episode Title: "Rarity Takes Manehatten"
    Air Date: Jan. 4th, 2014

    Summary: "Rarity is thrilled to be heading to Manehattan for an important fashion show and brings all of her friends along for a high-class adventure in the city she loves. But when another designer ruins Rarity’s chances at winning the competition, she turns to the rest of the Mane Six for help, not realizing that her anger and ambition are damaging her friendships."

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    I've been looking forward to this episode when I first heard about it weeks ago (yes, yes, I'm always behind). So I can't wait to see how it turns out.
     
  2. Gep Malakai

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  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yes, this. It's about time for another Rarity episode.
     
  4. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Song!, Rarity generally going seriously manic depressive and mood swinging faster than my ex.

    But....

    Derpy flies by in the Manehatten skyline.

    Photo Finish, Sapphire Shores and Hoity Toity all sitting together in the audience.

    And an angry middle aged mare worse than Harshwhinney, jeez, that stallion shortage is getting worse.
     
  5. Peach Wookiee

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  6. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Wow, really thought they were going to have her leave for a while, but I like the assisstant character, she's cute. At least Siri didn't win, very unlikeably character.

    Hmm, 6 spools of thread that we've never seen before, representing the mane6, completed by a rare raindbow coloured one. Any relation to the keys?
     
  7. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    To your spoiler, Chem... I'm wondering the same thing.
    I'm beginning to wonder if the thread and other things highlighted at the end of the last few episodes will form the keys somehow. Fluttershy's new fangs might play into this.
     
  8. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That last spool certainly:

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    Hasbro/Hub just started pushing the latest toyline gimmick last week. I think we have a good idea where this is going.:

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    According to said Facebook page, Rainbow Power is "coming to Equestria!" soon. Sigh.
     
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  9. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Awesome, awesome episode! We get to see Manehatten in all its glory, and what a town she is! Also, Rainbow Dash likes musicals! The interaction between Rarity and the citizens of Manehatten was really cool, and I love that friendship and friendliness isn't automatic everywhere, that Ponyville may be more of an anomaly when it comes to that.

    All in all, a terrific episode. It gets a very enthusiastic "A" from me.
     
  10. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Gep, the Neon Ponies didn't become part of the storyline. I wouldn't worry too much about this.
     
  11. Gep Malakai

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    Neon Ponies didn't get a facebook post advertising their "coming to Equestria," either. ;) I'll bet you large amounts of money this does.

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    Yeah. They're definitely doing something rainbow. Some kind of...power, you might say.

    Cue Ron Paul HAPPENING.
     
  12. Peach Wookiee

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    Could also be a temporary thing, as the keys manifest themselves.
     
  13. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yeah, for all we know, Rarity's about to find the first key, or she's found the first key.
     
  14. Gep Malakai

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    I didn't catch it at first, but check out the final verse of the song:

    Eeeeyup. :techman:
     
  15. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I missed that! Man, this season has really set itself up for something big. I just keep hoping it pays off.
     
  16. Gep Malakai

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    Me too. I'll be a lot happier with the, ah, less good episodes of the season (of which, unfortunately, I thought this was one) if they all sum up to something better.
     
  17. Peach Wookiee

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    We have the thread, the fangs, possibly the comic... we can definitely surmise that the six keys each have something to do with the Mane Six...
     
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    ^ Don't forget the shadowed something at the end of "Castle-Mane-ia", too... Still wondering if that was meant to just be a fun little "Haha, it was Pinkie Pie the whole time... or was it?!" to end the ep, vs. a set up for something later.

    As to this weekend's ep: I loved it. 9.5, maybe even another 10. Really firing on all cylinders this time around.

    However, it's 3AM and I'm tired, so I'll ramble about it in a bit more detail later. :p
     
  19. Gep Malakai

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    I've heard that the Castle Mane-ia's writer, Josh Haber, was interviewed by Everfree Network and he said that the Shadow was just a one-off gag...but I don't think I believe him. :lol: These little stingers at the end of episodes seem to be setting up the story arc, and that Shadow Pony end would make a great villain teaser.
     
  20. Peach Wookiee

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    ^That's what's making this season so much fun! We don't know what the Chekov's gun is or the red herring!