Well clearly that was what I was thinking when I saw the rusty horseshoe in this week's episode. We are heading down the last 3 episodes of the season.....many it feels like this season flew on by.
It still feels weird in a way that it's almost done...then a massive 6 months break.
However we are not there yet.
This 'Trade Ya' episode had a lot going on and man it was a lot to keep track of. You basically had 3 conflicts going on at once....obviously with Dash and Fluttershy being the focus. There wasn't really a plot in this episode just a lot of focus on a specific needs for Dash.
There's several things I really liked from this episode but the one that stands out is even with all the back and forth that was going on between each group there was little thing that tied it together. Basically that scene where AJ and Rarity are bickering and you see Fluttershy and Dash later on flying back with the Chicken statue.
The one thing we FINALLY get to see in this episode is Twilight's coming out party as a princess. We are starting to see that shift happen now where Twilight is officially on royal duties and is making the decisions about matter.....laying down the law.
Oh and the fact people see her as a princess. Still very curious how they plan to use Twilight in the finale and into future seasons. This episode and last week's are kind of good example how I can see Twilight in the future. Basically she is there but she isn't as involved scene wise and is more handling the decisions from her friends rather than jumping into stuff herself.
There's a lot more I can say about this episode but overall it was a solid episode. Not as great as others in this season and past seasons....maybe a top 20 episode but near the 20 level. Kind of strange though how people were bringing up pony slavery in this episode....it wasn't exactly that. Remember Fluttershy was part of the deal to HELP train the orthros. Oh and one thing....Pinkie stole the episode after she freaked out that filly.
That was truly awesome and it's why she is my favorite character in the show (not including Derpy)....so basically she is #1.
Muffin rating: 8/10
Rarity/Spike episode is next week....Inspiration Manifestation.