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  • 10 weeks
    S8E24 - Father Knows Beast


    Spike and the Mane Six provide shelter to an injured dragon. He claims to be Spike's father, but Smolder suspects there's more to him than meets the eye.

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    121 comments · 4,638 views
  • 10 weeks
    S8E23 - Sounds of Silence


    Applejack and Fluttershy encounter a group of Kirin who are scared to hurt each other's feelings.

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    105 comments · 2,453 views
  • 10 weeks
    S8E22 - What Lies Beneath


    The Young Six find a hidden passage underneath the School of Friendship.

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    62 comments · 1,552 views
  • 10 weeks
    S8E21 - A Rockhoof and a Hard Place


    The Mane Six help Rockhoof fit in to modern-day Equestria.

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    28 comments · 1,214 views
  • 13 weeks
    S8E20 - The Washouts


    Rainbow Dash fears Scootaloo's days as her number one fan is over when Scootaloo is obsessed with The Washouts, an expedition group of stunt ponies.

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    467 comments · 7,961 views
  • 13 weeks
    S8E19 - On the Road to Friendship


    Trixie tries to convince Starlight Glimmer to go to Saddle Arabia with her and do a magic show there.

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    81 comments · 2,936 views
  • 13 weeks
    S8E17 - The End in Friend


    Rainbow Dash and Rarity question their friendship when they cannot find anything they enjoy doing together.

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    Apologies for the upcoming dump but the episodes airing right now are a total mess!

    45 comments · 2,603 views
  • 15 weeks
    S8E16 - Friendship University


    Twilight is shocked to find out that Star Swirl the Bearded has enrolled at another school of friendship.

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    193 comments · 4,491 views
  • 15 weeks
    S8E15 - The Hearth's Warming Club


    A prank gone wrong ruins Hearth's Warming Eve preparations. When Twilight Sparkle tries to figure out which of her students is behind it, the students bond over shared memories of home.

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    Man it's hard to keep up with this weird episode scheduling.

    169 comments · 4,028 views
  • 15 weeks
    S8E14 - Matter of Principals


    Discord becomes jealous when Twilight Sparkle leaves Starlight Glimmer in charge of the School of Friendship instead of him.

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    343 comments · 6,566 views

Episode Discussion » S8E25-26 - School Raze · 11:56am September 9th


The Young Six and the Cutie Mark Crusaders stop an evil force from taking over the School of Friendship while the Mane Six try to escape Tartarus.

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I wanted to avoid that spoiler, but I hope it is better than it sounds. I can't stop but always imaging how weird this "could" be.

Question after this episode is where does Cozy Glow rank in terms of villains? She had no powers, but she was one hell of a manipulator.

The episode was fine, probably would have liked it more if it wasn't leaked (seriously, step up your security Hasbro) or if we had a villain with much better build-up. I also would have liked to see exactly how Cozy Glow set this whole thing up instead of just throwing us into it. Although Cozy does have some fantastic meme faces that honestly remind me of a pony version of Darla Dimple from Cats Don't Dance.


I'd say she's more Gideon from Gravity Falls

I haven't watched the episode yet, but hopefully there will be a villain team up vs the Mane Six in Season 9.

I can see that personality-wise, but her faces definitely scream Darla.

There'll be a season 9, right? RIGHT?!

Yes there is going to be Season 9 and it is confirmed to be THE LAST SEASON! Then we move on to G5 ponies!

THANK YOU! I honestly thought I was the only one who made that comparison!

The best part of her is, we don't know her overall plan was yet, I can only assume that they're waiting to reveal it in season 9.

I'm secretly hoping that Generation 4 will go the route of Adventure Time and continue new seasons in comic book form (AT is doing a Season 11 in the form of a comic).

okay how do you become pen-pals with someone locked in Tartarus? meant to be the most secure prison in the world with the worst evil locked inside? ( which in reality just some cave with tirek and bunch of animals in

Wait wat. Is this airing today!?

oh yeah. this is a thing.

damn i need to catch up. season 8 was great from what i actually managed to watch.

Overall, I really liked it.

Tartarus raises some odd questions. Most of the 'villains' imprisoned there just seemed like wild animals to me. Shouldn't bugbear and the manitore be in more of a habitat, instead of a tight cage? Who was feeding them, delivering mail, and how do they go to the bathroom? I guess there must be a prison staff that left when they couldn't open the doors anymore.

So was it ever established that Cozy Glow is just short, or did they really stick a filly (minor) in the same prison as Tirek?

I love Equestria, but I do not want to get convicted of a crime, while visiting. Unless of course, I say sorry, then they'll probably forgive everything.

I like that far more than just a slap on the wrist was given to Cozy. She done fucked up.

Congratulations, Starlight Glimmer, you are now an honorary princess! You get to be incapacitated off-screen during the season finale! :pinkiecrazy:

Tartarus looked a lot smaller than I expected. Tirek doing a Hannibal Lecter was great. Pinkie Pie tormenting him was just perfect.

And Cozy Glow... Cozy Glow is quite the departure from the typical finale villain. She's actually smart in addition to being manipulative, and she got defeated mainly because she'd underestimated the Tree of Harmony as opposed to undermining her own plans. Eat your heart out, Chrysalis. :twilightoops:

I was a little skeptical about their decision to imprison her in Tartarus because she's just a filly, until I realised that she's pretty much a ponified Powerpuff Girl villain:

Really? What's left to tell?

Um, by using mail. Obviously.

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Cozy Glow now has "imprisoned in Tartarus" on her public record. Does that make her unemployable?

I'm of the belief that Cozy Glow isn't really a pony at all, she's some dark, evil entity from Tartarus in the form of a generic innocent little filly, hence the evil grin in her final scene as she was being sent away, she wants to go back to report to the true big bad she was commissioned to work for - no not you Tirek go sit down and be frail

or I could be wrong and she's actually just a filly in which case great job Equestrian parenting system

I thought she was Chrysalis at first.


There's probably a wrestling league for which that's prior experience. Admittedly, ponies are going to have some difficulty maintaining kayefabe in the face of a tiny little pegasus heel swaggering about.

Maybe Equestria has a dwarf wrestling league.

Well assuming Season 9 doesn't cover everything: Lore for one. Like where Celestia and Luna came from. More info on who Discird really is (despite being the self proclaimed "Spirit of Chaos", Celestia refers to him as a really powerful sorcerer in The Fundamentals of Magic). Oh and Starswirl. Of all the Pillars he is the only one who's legend we haven't seen. What made him a legend? I doubt they'll answer so many questions with 1 seasons left. Maybe a few.

Basically answer some unanswered lore. Keep the adventure going.

There's still so much more they can explore, though.

That's kinda why I said what I said.

I meant more on top of what you already said.

Moral of the story?

Adults aren't the only ones that can be bad guys. Kids can be little shits too.

In translation; the magic of Friendship has created a villain. So friendship can create evil. Knew that it was possible. Always use for good my ASS!

To sum up Cozy Glow

Excuse me spoilers we haven’t had this episode air in the U.S thank so if you could please not spoil it

Or you could just leave this news thread.

Oh my gods, I freaking knew it! My Libra senses were right all along about Cozy Glow since the moment she first appeared! The Scales never lie!

The Tree of Harmony proved that it is alive and didn't do anything to stop Cozy Glow.

This episode would've been even more darker if all mythical creatures like Unicorns, Pegasi, Minotaurs, etc, began vanishing after the third day due to magic becoming nonexistent.

If this happened, then Tirek’s plan could've backfired horribly on him unless his plan is to destroy Equestria.

I haven’t seen even all of season 5 yet.

So how exactly is magic disappearing all over Equestria? Somebody wanna explain that for those of us who don't get to see the new episodes?

Every time some pony mentioned Tartrus I got a violent urge to RIP AN TEAR something with extreme prejudice!

Cozy Glow is a perfect example of the saying 'don't judge a book by it's cover'.

It wasn't leaked it aired in other countries before it's US airing.

Nope. When we're at the point that a small child can incapacitate Equestria, I'm no longer watching. Season 8 ends with Father Knows Beast as far as I'm concerned.
Season 7 was the last decent finale.

It's cool we got to see Tirek again. I always think they would be to cheap to hire the voice actor again for more voice work. Same reason I don't think we'll hear the Storm King's voice ever again. Was totally expecting Cozy Glow to be teamed up with Neighsay, seeing as they seemed to share similar racist thoughts towards the creature ponies, but I guess not.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I'm pretty sure Cozy Glow's role was originally written as Chrysalis. She has the manipulation and evilness to match, which is kind of strange coming from a small filly. But they decided to make Cozy Glow an actual pony rather than a disguised Chrysalis for two reasons.

1.They didn't want to make it obvious that Chrysalis was in disguise the whole time, but on the same note, Chrysalis acting in a similar friendly manner like that would have been weird, even if it was just her keeping her cover.
2. But mostly because they needed to rebuke Neighsay's racist ideal that non-pony creatures were up to no good. Having a changeling villain would only confirm that to him. So they made the villain a pony to show that even ponies can be bad.

Fortunately, this means Chrysalis dodged a bullet by not being involved, so she's not imprisoned in Tartarus. But if there really is only one season of this show left, I hope they do something with her.
But really, they imprisoned a filly in the pony equivalent of hell for what we can only assume is all eternity? That's up there for dark moments of this show.

Either way, it still came out sooner than it should have.

If it'd been Chrysalis, the episode would not have sucked.

It's even darker when you consider that Starlight was given the lap of luxury despite having meddled with the timeline and threatening to doom the future of Equestria several times over.

If Tartarus is a prison for villians, why are the princess and mane 6 are always being sent here by villians?

"I wish I could tell you that Tirek fought the good fight, and Cozy Glow let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but prison is no fairytale world..."

? TV networks can air a show when ever they want they don't have to wait for the nonsense US schedule with it's constant season breaks.

They do cause terrible events without consequences and forgave a supervillain for no adequate reason. Maybe they ought to be there.

They sent a child to Hell, but Starlight is still scot-free.

Just felt the need to point that out.

I knew the Starlight comparisons would come up. For me there's three main points that differentiate them.

1. Starlight in the past wasn't trying to destroy Equestria. She didn't know what her actions were doing, and learning the extent of what she was doing to time broke her mind and set her down the path to stopping.
2. Starlight stopped on her own. If you go back and look at what Twilight said, she doesn't actually offer Starlight anything other than hope. She doesn't offer Star friends, nor does she say she'll be Star's friend. She just offers Star the hope that things could get better.
3. After reforming, Starlight became a student of friendship. Cozy WAS a student of friendship already. For months. She learned enough that she was passing all of her tests with flying colours and was a picture perfect student, and yet apparently none of it stuck. At all. She sat through hours of honesty classes with AJ, acing the exams, and yet she could still effortlessly lie through her teeth without remorse. She knew how important all that stuff was. She just didn't care.

She didn't incapacitate it by herself without help though. She was following instructions given to her by a super powerful monster and used ancient artifacts.

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