My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 1 Episode 2

Friendship is Magic, part 2

3
Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 22, 2010 on The Hub
8.2
out of 10
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Twilight and her new friends set off in search of the Elements of Harmony, which are the only things that can stop Nightmare Moon from covering everything in darkness.

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  • Summer time

    10
    Now we are waiting for S5 that seems to be released next year. In this second part Twilight must face Nightmare Moon in an old abandoned Castle we later find out was the home of Luna and Princess Celestia. Nightmare Moon just ruined the Summer Sun Celebration. In this 2 part many G1 and G3 characters return. Here is something for all while there are thrills, fun and drama. 10/10
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S01 E02: Friendship is Magic Part 2

    3.0
    Before i start my review, I am going to say what I will do for these episodes. If it gets 1-2, I will name five things wrong with the episode. If it gets a 2-3.5, I will name five things wrong and one thing right. if it gets 3.5-5, I will name four things wrong and 1 thing right. If it gets 5-6.5, 3 things wrong and 2 things right. If an episode gets 6.5-7.5, 3 things for each. If it gets 7.5-9, I will name 4 things right and 2 things wrong. 9-9.5, and I will name 5 things right and 1 thing wrong. 10 and I'll say 5 reasons why I like it. So without further ado, Friendship is Magic Part 2.

    Highlights:

    1. Rainbow Dash's Element of Harmony- While it may have happened too quickly, there was a great deal of maturity put into this scene. Sadly, I don't really like episodes with Rainbow Dash's loyalty. They come off to me as average. (These episodes are May the Best Pet Win! and Dragon Quest. Spike at Your Service may or may not be But basically, what happens here is that Rainbow Dash is willing to give up her dreams (or what she believes is her dreams) for her loyalty to her friends. THAT is loyal. One thing I have to say though is that loyalty doesn't fir Rainbow well, and I'll explain that on my negative side.

    Now, for my 4 least favorite parts of the episode. Some of these are just complaints I have, and some of these are actual concerns.

    4. Pinkie's Element of Harmony: The way it comes off here is that her Element is Music. I know that she is trying to convey the message that it is good to be optimistic, but the way she sings is like she's focusing on singing the song rather than trying to deliver the message. Plus, Giggle at the Ghosty is a very infantile song in my opinion.

    3. Applejack's Element of Harmony: I could get why Twilight is magic, Pinkie Pie is laughter, Rainbow is loyal, Fluttershy is nice, and maybe Rarity's generosity, but Applejack doesn't show honesty too often. Applejack hasn't been honest in several episodes, and has been honest in very little. However, the way her element was introduced made me go like WTF? How is convincing somebody to let go of their hoof while dangling off of a cliff honesty? If anything, it delivers the message that her Element is trustworthiness. Honestly, I think that fits Applejack more than her actual element, which brings me to my next complaint.

    2. The Elements are Wrong: I have a problem with the Elements of all the Mane 6 except Fluttershy (despite breaking it all the Rainbow Dash's Element is loyalty, and as I said, earlier, it's not been seen too often. I honestly think she would be better as the Element of Honesty, like most people say. Wonderbolts Academy does prove she is very honest, and she isn't shown lying as much as Applejack. Next is Pinkie, who I actually like the Element of. The only thing is that you can represent optimism without laughter. The message of everyone's favorite song Smile, Smile, Smile! is to be optimistic, nowhere hinting laughter. I just think her element should be renamed as optimism. Twilight's element is magic. Well, that seems really fitting considering she's devoted her life to magic. The problem is that a third of Equestrian citizens can do magic. Also, there are definitely other ponies who have devoted their lives to magic, such as Trixie. Also, the other 5 elements can be actual attributes to a human. You can't physically be magical. I'm not saying I don't believe in magic. I'm saying not an average human being can just do magic. Some people say she's the element of friendship, but the others could represent friendship, too. I think her element should have been leadership. It may sound demeaning to the other Mane 5, but leadership is definitely an attribute you need. You need to encourage people to do their best, not criticize every single mistake they've made. That is exactly what Twilight Sparkle does, encourage her friends to try harder, and help them. Next is Rarity, the element of generosity. She definitely doesn't represent it well, as seen in Secret of My Excess. I'm not sure what to have Rarity's element rather be. Maybe I should write a fanfic! :O As for Applejack, I already complained why I don't like her being the Element of Honesty. I'd rather have her being the element of reliability, as in, if you need an extra hoof, you can talk to Applejack for help. This fits her persona very well, and is explored in good episodes like Applebuck Season.

    1. Nightmare Moon: I already said she was the most underdeveloped villain the series has ever created. She is also the weakest. Discord could practically destroy a town with his illusions and mind tricks. Chrysalis feeds off of love, and threatens to destroy Equestria. She also defeats Princess Celestia. Sombra, while underdeveloped, was a tyrant who enslaved ponies for his personal gain. Even the weeds from Princess Twilight Sparkle were a bigger threat than Nightmare Moon. For Applejack, there just happened to be a cliff in Everfree Forest. For Fluttershy, all she did was stick a thorn into a Manticore's paw. For Pinkie Pie, she just slapped intimidating faces on trees, that aren't even intimidating. For Rarity, she just cut off part of a moustache of a sea serpent. Unless the Shadowbolts just happened to be there, they were Nightmare's best threat.

    So, the humor was bad, the pacing was wonky, most elements were introduced poorly, one greatly, and it's not too memorable. And also it's not too fun to watch.

    So, in the end, this episode gets a 4/10 from me. Next I'm going to review Lauren's last episode, and have a debut of Amy Keating Rogers. Keep in mind Lauren is a great show runner, but a bad writer. I'm going to finish off my review by saying Lauren has disappointed me with this episode more than the last.

    This episode receives no awards.

    Lauren Faust's Current Score out of 100: 55 (Failing)

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  • Part 2 of the start of this fantastic show

    10
    Before reading this review it's advised that you see part 1 of the pilot episode of Friendship is Magic. The episode begins with a nice recap of what has happened: Twilight Sparkle finds out that Nightmare Moon is returning to take over Equestria and that she is forced to go to Ponyville to make friends. While she isn't successful in finding out a way to stop NMM she does meet Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Fluttershy. During the beginning of the Summer Sun Celebration Nightmare comes to take over and now Twilight must save Equestria and the princess. Nightmare Moon escapes Ponyville with Rainbow Dash on her tail, but is unable to catch however she does see Twilight and Spike leaving in a hurry. After putting Spike to bed, Twilight looks around for a book on the Elements of Harmony. Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy then come to the library to confront Twilight about what's going on. She tells of how she knew about NMM returning and was looking for a way to defeat her with the Elements of Harmony. Pinkie finds a book and Twilight finds out that there are five elements: Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Honestly, and Loyalty. There is an unknown sixth element they must find as well in the Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters located in the dark Everfree Forest. Twilight tries to make the other five ponies leave, but they stick by her and they all enter it. Throughout the forest they go through a series of trials that test their abilities. One involved trust. Another was about showing kindness. Then there was one about laughing away your fears. Next there was one about giving up something dear to help another. Finally there was one about choosing between friends or fame. Each one sounds rather cheesy at first, but is executed in a great way. Twilight and the others eventually reach the castle and find the Elements of Harmony. Twilight attempts to activate the Elements with a magic spark, but is teleported with the Elements to another part of the castle. The other ponies realized what's happened and charge to save their friend. Twilight sees that Nightmare Moon has teleported her to fight her. After being able to dodge NNM's attack Twilight attempts to activate the Elements once more, but when they don't and NMM destroys them. When all looked lost Twilight heard her friends' voices saying they'll help her. Twilight then realizes that her friends are the Elements of Harmony. Applejack is Honesty. Fluttershy is Kindness. Pinkie Pie is Laughter. Rarity is Generosity. Rainbow Dash is Loyalty. Twilight realizes how happy she is too see her friends and is the lost sixth element, the Element of Magic. With the Elements of Harmony combined they defeat NMM and all is restored to peace. We then see Princess Celestia for the first time and tells that she knew NMM was returning and knew Twilight had what it took to win. We then see that NMM is back to another pony called Princess Luna who turns out to be Princess Celestia's sister. Celestia offers her forgiveness and Luna accepts it and apologizes for what she's done. After a celebration Twilight feels sad that she has to leave her friends. Celestia decides to let Twilight stay to study friendship. Our episode ends with Pinkie being well, Pinkie. This was another excellent episode. There were plenty of funny moments such as how Pinkie was acting throughout the episode as well as how the sea serpent acted so dramatic, and the musical number was excellent. I recommend seeing this two parter episode if you want to get into Friendship is Magic.



    FINAL SCORE: 10/10moreless
  • A New Show I have fallen in love with

    10
    Here I am the Second episode, and it starts off just and we'll as part 1, Nightmare Moon is ready to shroud all of Equestria in Eternal Night, I love that Opening scene when the Mayer of Ponyville Order the Royal guard to seize Nightmare Moon then she yells "Stand back you fools" Summoning Lightning to block them showing just a small sample of her Power, then disappears in black cloud of smoke

    Rainbow Dash peruses her but is unable to catch her and Twilight head back to the Liberty to find out more about Nightmare Moon, Unfortunately, due to being baby Danger and the fact he was up all night, Spike is asleep for the rest of the episode as Twilight searches for a book about the Elements of Harmony, when Rainbow Dash confront her about the issue of Elements of Harmony

    The scene at this part are very good with great dialogue, Between Rainbow Dash jumping down Twilight throat about being a spy to Applejack defending her and humours scene when Pinkie Pie finds the book under the letter E and Twilight is like "Oh!" cause it should have been obvious

    After great explanation about the Elements of Harmony the Book instructs them to go find them at the Ancient Castle in the Everfree Forest, A dark a creepy forest witch is said that its magic isn't natural, I loved the scene when Rainbow Dash is attempting to scare the Pony's, but then Nightmare Moon showed us just how evil she can be by causing the cliff to collapse under the Pony's feet

    Thankfully Rainbow and Dash and Fluttershy being Pegasus where able save there friend and the first of many great scenes in this one, The First is when Applejack is holding on to Twilight she promises Twilight that is he lets go, she'll be safe afraid but trusting her Twilight lets go and is rescued by Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy

    Later after Rainbow Boosts a bit about the rescue witch Twilight commits that she was part because she, the Pony are attack by a Manticore, each of the Pony attempt to fight it but are beaten back, until they attempt to charge it as a group but Fluttershy stops them

    And attempts to befriend to beast and when it looks like the Beast is about to swipe her it reveal a throne in its paw Fluttershy removes it the Manticore is happy and leaves, I loved how Fluttershy didn't know about the throne was attempt to show it kindness witch lead to discovery of the throne in its paw, and about the throne we'll it was Nightmare Moon attempting again to stop them

    Afterwards the Pony are moving the forest until Nightmare Moon blocks out the light all together and creates frightening horrifying tree monsters witch scare the young pony except Pinkie Pie who is laughing at them and teaches the Girls not to be afraid abut laughing at all things scary

    I loved the Song Pinkie Sung in this scene it was most graceful and catchy showing us Pinkie nature

    Then the Pony arrive at a river beat witch was very rapid waves blocking the Pony's path when they find Serpent is causing the waves is upset because half of his Moustache had been torn off by black cloud (Hint Hint)

    All of the Pony girl think that is stupid the he's overreacting about something so simple, but Rairty then defends him being pony how cares about Fashion sympathizes with the Serpent and refuses to allow any crime against fabulously go incorrect and take off one of his scales and uses to cut her tail Short and then use it to replace the broken part of the Moustache and the Serpent helps the Pony's across

    I loved how the Writers showed Rarity's personality and the she is not one of the snobby people who's overacting about fashion and comes off as annoying (Witch unfortunately happens allot), But Rarity we can respect and enjoy and respect her for many reasons

    Afterwards the Girls arriving at edge of a cliff where a bridge would allow to cross but the Bridge rope shave been untied, Rainbow Dash flies down and attempt to retie the ropes to the bridge his then confronted by the Shadow Bolts who make her an offer to become there leader, but Rainbow must sacrifice her friends and leave then stranded for it become a reality

    This was very touching scene in witch at first Rainbow appears to betray her friend but only to turn down the offer and I loved how brave she was before the Shadow Bolts appears,

    After arriving at the castle the Pony find the Sphere's of the Elements of Harmony and Twilight attempts to use a spark to ignite them, however Nightmare Moon intervenes and attempts to flee with Sphere but Twilight jumps into her spell and his teleported with them

    Twilight then engages Nightmare Moon only to use her Teleporting Powers to get be hide her to the sphere and uses the spark to unleash the elements of Harmony, however it fails, this was great scene in witch everything looked hopeless as Nightmare Moon smashed the sphere

    But then Twilight hears her friend coming and then realizes she knows hat the spark is, after a we'll explained bout how each of the Pony help them get threw all of Nightmare Moon traps, the Sixth Element is revelled and then they use the Elements of harmony to defeat Nightmare Moon transformer back into Princess Luna, who looked adorable after we saw her

    Afterwards Princess Celestia appears and explains to Twilight she knew her little That right we learn Princess Luna is Celestia's-Little Sister was returning and she knew they had the Power to Stop with there Friendship

    The Ending was prefect as the Pony's of Ponyvile welcome Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, Twilight is happy but sad then she'll be leaving her new friends be hide when she returns to Caterlot,

    So Princess Celestia allows Twilight to remain in Ponyville with her new friends and report to her, her finding about Friendship and Pinkie Pie endings the scene wonderfully with her talking

    So Part 2 was in many ways even better then part 1 witch is great Since part 1 was awesome anyway, I loved how they Showed Nightmare Moon's abilities and that her evil and power had no limits, the Twilight speech was very we'll done and I loved the scene when they use the Elements of Harmony, so I'll be looking forward to moremoreless
  • Part 2 of the "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" pilot episode

    10
    I thought Part 2 of the "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" pilot episode was very interesting and funny. Part 1 of the pilot episode ended with that Dark Pony (forgot the name). Twilight, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity go on the adventure to go combine the Elements of Harmony or something like that and defeat that Dark Pony. On the way, Twilight has realized that having friends is good to have and she should loosen up and not just think about studying all the time and she also realized the ponies are the symbols of the Elements of Harmony. Applejack presented the spirit of Honesty, Fluttershy presents the spirit of Kindness, Pinkie Pie presents the spirit of Laughter, Rarity presents the spirit of Generosity, Rainbow presents the spirit of Loyalty, and Twilight presents the spirit of Magic (for realizing that having friends is magical). Six of the ponies and combine as the Elements of Harmony by turning into a rainbow tornado and defeating the Dark Pony. Princess Celestia is saved and is happy that Twilight found friends. It turned out that the Dark Pony was Princess Celestia's little sister so Princess Celestia and that Dark Pony become sisters again. Everything in this pilot episode was funny and interesting. Overall, Part 2 of the "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" pilot episode was enjoyable and I'm glad that I watched both Parts 1 and 2 of this pilot episode on YouTube. 10/10moreless
Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Nightmare Moon/Princess Luna

Guest Star

Lee Tockar

Lee Tockar

Sea Serpent

Guest Star

Nicole Oliver

Nicole Oliver

Princess Celestia

Recurring Role

Cathy Weseluck

Cathy Weseluck

The Mayor

Recurring Role

Shannon Chan-Kent

Shannon Chan-Kent

Pinkie Pie (Singing)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Derpy cameo: She can been seen galloping in the background when Pinkie says "A party!"

    • In the final minutes of the episode, when Twilight is talking to Celestia, Celestia's tail is coming out of her cutie mark.

    • Towards the end of the episode, when Nightmare Moon protests "You still don't have the sixth element", a piece of her "armor" on her head at her nose disappears, making it look like it was torn off but the "armor" is fixed in the next scene she appears.

    • When the ponies look at Princess Luna after Princess Celestia asks her to help her rule the kingdom with her, Pinkie Pie's ears are missing and then reappear when she falls to the ground.

    • When Princess Luna is looking up at Princess Celestia while saying how much she missed her, Celestia's legs are missing.

    • When the ponies are seen entering the Everfree Forest, Rainbow Dash's tail is missing.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Sleeping Beauty (1959)

      Nightmare Moon:
      Stand back, you foals! (summons lightning before disappearing)

      Nightmare Moon summons the lightning and disappears after telling the 'foals' to stand back before they can seize her is done in a similar fashion to when Maleficent lays a curse on the Princess Aurora and disappears before the guards can lay a hand on her.

    • The scene where Fluttershy removes the thorn from the manticore's paw is reminiscent of the story of Androcles and the Lion where a slave removes a thorn from a lion's paw and is rewarded for his compassion over time.

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