E3 - Minor Spoilers · 4:03pm
First off, we need to get this out of the way.
Scoffs at your most daring challenges. Seriously, you've trained bees and you need to wear suits? Lol. Try harder, girls.
Episode was fun. Had a very strong start and then kinda coasted along on inertia for a while. Fluttershy and Rarity's scenes were quite a bit better than AJ and Dash's, IMO. Fluttershy hurting herself to help a friend is kinda like a giant macrocosm for her. I just kinda felt that it sort of petered out near the end. It started plot-arc focused and ended with a DUN DUN DUNNNN, but didn't really reveal anything about the plot arc. I guess that the SoL "pointlessness" really shows through when you emphasize plot by beginning and ending with hints like that. The two don't mix so well. I'd actually put it as lower tier than the premier.
This is the second (or third, YMMV) episode in a row that Pinkie was basically a non-entity for. Kinda annoyed about that. I hope they haven't decided to relegate her to the roll of comic relief only. Hell, her little novel-thing was actually kinda fun. Let's hope for something that gives her a chance to not just be a gag real next week.