MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Episode Title: "Flight to the Finish"
    Air Date: Dec. 14th, 2013

    Summary: "Rainbow Dash is over the moon to be coaching the young ponies in Scootaloo’s class for their competition to carry the flag at the upcoming Equestria Games. Just as the Cutie Mark Crusaders find their rhythm, Diamond Tiara‘s taunting becomes too much to handle and Scootaloo begins to doubt herself and her team."

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  2. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    The Scootaloo episode at last!
     
  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yeah, I know a number of people who are waiting to see what happens in this episode.
     
  4. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Ooh, I get a Scootaloo episode for my birthday. Awesome. :D
     
  5. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    It's your birthday tomorrow? Happy Birthday! :D
     
  6. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Happy birthday!
     
  7. Saito S

    Saito S Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^ Thirded, Count! :D

    Also YES. I have been looking forward to this ever since the idea that there "might" be a Scootaloo-centric episode in s4 was leaked, what, like a year ago? :lol: Can't wait!
     
  8. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Thanks, guys. :) It's already my birthday in the future where I live.
     
  9. Saito S

    Saito S Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Did anyone get you a flying car as a birthday present?
     
  10. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    No, unfortunately not. :(
     
  11. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    For some reason, I thought your birthday was in February. I've had this notion that you were only a couple of weeks older than I. Now I feel stupid.

    Well Happy Birthday, anyways.

    And yay for Scootaloo! I've missed the CMC.
     
  12. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    "It could be me!" says the unnamed OC pony we've never seen before. Yeah, I don't think so kid. :lol:

    Harshwhinney is back, never could stand her but RD is making up for it. Snips and Snails finally get their appearance this season, don't think we really saw them outside of the Trixie episode last year.
     
  13. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one watching! I like the song and the visuals that went with it! Studio DHX has really brought its game up.
     
  14. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Well we got our first song and it's great, another CMC song.

    Horses do exist, so that would explain the Saddle Arabians.

    Snowflake is back.

    Dash is getting a lot of great scenes this episode too.

    And yeah, confirmed Scoots can't fly, DT and SS really have no redeeming features at all.

    But...Dash mentions carrying the flag when she was a filly, but as we saw, Cloudsdale didn't get the Games. Unless Cloudsdale Elementary students were part of the this scheme too in the day and she carried it for another nation.
     
  15. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    ^Probably the latter. I remember Lauren saying somewhere that Silver Spoon would be better if she'd had another friend. She needs to ditch DT bad!

    ETA: They're trolling us!
     
  16. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Annnd Scootaloo does have a house, and presumably parents living there too, there goes about 1000 fanfics. :lol:
     
  17. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    I'm glad she does. I hope we get to see her parents.
     
  18. DarkHorizon

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    Cloudsdale would have competed. The CMCs are carrying Ponyville's flag at the Crystal Empire, after all.

    That was a great episode. Loved the song, and the animation that went with it (especially the gag at the end). Would have liked a bit of Mane 6, but I guess that would have taken time away from a good storyline.
     
  19. Peach Wookiee

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    ^They are trolling us now! Good trolling, though!
     
  20. Gep Malakai

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    Figures I sleep in the weekend that Xyro is sick and not uploading the episode to YouTube. :p

    Finally found a place to watch it. It was...fine, I guess. The best parts were Mr.s Harshwhinny being a dick, and them actually bringing up Scootaloo not being able to fly. Still, I feel like they wussed out at the end by leaving the door open for her maybe-flying-someday-slash-maybe-not. And I couldn't give less of a fuck about the Equestria Games or the Crystal fucking Empire.

    I dunno. Maybe it's me, but ever since season 3 (or thereabouts) these bog-standard kid's-show-type episodes have been wearing thin. It just feels like they can't commit to anything truly interesting.

    I'll be in the corner, rocking back and forth and reminding myself of the great trio of episodes that started the season. I want the season arc back sooner rather than later, please.

    Current season rankings:

    Princess Twilight (Part 1): B
    Princess Twilight (Part 2): B+
    Castle Mane-ia: A
    Daring Don't: C
    Flight to the Finish: C+