The Beginning of The End (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

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The Beginning of The End (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
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Part of Season: 9
Episode Number: 196-197
(1-2 In Season)
Air Date: April 6, 2019
Writer: Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco
Director: Denny Lu and Mike Myhre
Previous episode: School Raze
Next episode: Uprooted


The Beginning of the End is a first 2-part episode of Season 9 (aka the final season) of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Plot

Princess Celestia and Princess Luna were ready to be retired, Cozy Glow and Tirek had escaped from the cages, and goes over to Grogar's cave, and Grogar orders King Sombra to attack Crystal Empire, again. The Mane Six were starting to have a battle against King Sombra once again after the last time Sombra had died from Season 3.

But after The Mane Six thought they had to defeat Sombra, King Sombra suddenly comes back from nowhere and destroys the Tree of Harmony, and destroyed the Elements of Harmony, and he caused a lot of plants, were grown all over Ponyville. The Mane Six had managed to destroy a lot of Plants and made it to Canterlot, unfortunately, the ponies in canterlot were still occupied, and acting weird, along with Starlight Glimmer.

The Mane Six and Discord managed to do so, and once they got to the Castle, Sombra was already there, and Sombra beats up Discord, and Twilight and Mane 5 make even power and finally kills Sombra once more. and Celebrate, back at the Grogars's Cave, Grogar was furious over Sombra, defeat, but their evil plan wasn't over yet.

Why It Rocks

  1. This is a very great start of the final season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, by having a lot of powerful materials that weren't shown in eight seasons.
  2. Grogar finally returns in the final season, but he is a very, most powerful villain that he wants to end the ponies in all of Equestria, for an evil plan.
  3. The idea of having a retirement of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna so Twilight Sparkle be a real princess at Canterlot is a decent idea, even when any final season of having an "leaving the leader" at any final season of any show.
  4. The Mane Six, and Discord's actions against King Sombra is even more powerful than what Twilight did in Season 3 in the Crystal Empire.
  5. King Sombra is finally back to terrorising the Crystal Empire again, and now goes to Ponyville, and Canterlot too.

Bad Qualities

  1. The Tree of Harmony got destroyed in the end of the first part, Just like Lord Tirek that he destroyed the Golden Oaks Library, in the second part in Twilight's Kingdom. making it another drastic change of the show that took some getting used to.
    • Also, The destruction of Tree of Harmony is directly spoiled in the first trailer of Season 9.
  2. Sombra's characterization here is too inconsistent. He was a careful, serious, enigmatic villain in The Crystal Empire and The Cutie Re-Mark - but is now a reckless, silly, bombastic villain for some reason.
    • His new voice is a lot less intimidating than his old one (The Crystal Empire).
    • His role here means that his return arc from the show's expanded-universe comics - where he became a deeper character, complete with interesting and significant lore for the Empire - can't have happened. Thus keeping him one-dimensional, and stripping the Empire of said worldbuilding.

Comments


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NeptunePerson2018

19 months ago
Score 2
That episode is good, but as far as season 9 episodes go, I prefer Common Ground.

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