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Pinkie Pie and Rarity are sent to Canterlot to help a pony and her father with their struggling restaurant. However, the two friends soon get into a disagreement over how to do it.
Fluttershy convinces her slacker of a brother, Zephyr Breeze, to move out of their parents' home, only for him to move in with her. Now Fluttershy must think of a way to get Zephyr to move out while also trying to help him look for a job.
Applejack joins Rarity for a day at the spa while Twilight and Spike take care of her chores on the farm. However, the two ponies' time for relaxation may be put on hold due to a problem with the spa's steam room.
During an interview with a famous journalist, the ponies talk about how they tried to help Rarity get ready for the grand opening of her new shop in Manehattan, only for everything to spiral out of control.
Hearth's Warming Eve is here again and Starlight has a bad case of the holiday blues. Twilight tries to cheer her up by reading her the story "A Hearth's Warming Tale," which centres around the pony Snowfall Frost, who tried to cast a spell to get rid of Hearth's Warming Eve until three sprits arrived to help show her the true meaning of the holidays.moreless
Rainbow Dash finally gets to fulfil her dream of joining the Wonderbolts. However, on her first day, she makes a very bad first impression and gets stuck with an embarrassing nickname that she tries to change.
Starlight is excited when she goes to Twilight and tells her that she has made a new friend. At first, Twilight is happy for her student, until she finds out that the new friend is her old rival, Trixie.
Spike heads to the dragon kingdom to take part in the annual Gauntlet of Fire where the winner will be crowned Dragon Lord. But he runs into problems along the way, including a run in with an old enemy and trying to keep Twilight and Rarity, who came to cheer him on, in hiding.moreless
After finally receiving their cutie marks, the Cutie Mark Crusaders are looking forward to helping others find their special talents. The only problem is that they can't agree on how they're going to do it.
During a visit to Manehattan, Rarity tries to find the perfect location for her new shop while Pinkie Pie tries to find the perfect gift for Maud for their annual "Pie Sister Surprise Swap Day."
The ponies try to think of a way to save the Crystal Empire from an eternal winter while Starlight tries to cope with her failed reunion with Sunburst.
Twilight and her friends head off to the Crystal Empire to welcome Cadance and Shining Armour's new baby, and are in for quite the surprise. Also, Twilight gives Starlight her first friendship lesson, which is to reunite with her old friend, Sunburst.