Today's episodes are probably my new favorites! If this is what the rest of S4 will be like, then we're in for one hell of a ride.
I admit to having my doubts about alicorn Twily at first, but after today's episode, I think I'm gonna like this change. Her inability to fly properly was continuously hilarious throughout the entire episode.
Discord was equally as amazing, and I felt that this was his best appearance to date. I particularly enjoyed how he was opening manipulating Twilight into returning to the Everfree, knowing that she would be needed there to solve the curse on the Tree of Harmony. It was a good opportunity to show that he was truly reformed (even if the rest of the cast didn't believe him even after that fact).
The fact that he was actually the protagonist to an extent also was quite enjoyable. I can't help but wonder if he knew that the seeds were eventually going to attack the Tree of Harmony and neglected to tell anyone, or if he forgot about them after a while and was simply "Oh yeah... that..."
Finally, the friendshipping and relationship building was excellent. I just loved how the mane six came together to realize that it was not the elements that kept them together, nor would Twilight's princesshood rip them apart. So beautiful.
Really, this was the perfect opener to the season. After S3, I had doubts about what to expect, especially with Twilicorn, but wow, I was blown away by the story.
P.S. Was anyone else constantly thinking "Antipodes" during the episode?
P.P.S. Also, was anyone else thinking "A Shower of Stars" during the ending?
P.P.P.S. IDK why one of those links is bolded and the other isn't. Silly DA