After an initial hiccup, the extended synopsis for Keep Calm and Flutter On is finally out (episode 11 in production order, 10 otherwise, to air on January 19). The source is again AT&T U-verse, who get their data from a company called FYI Television.
Though the synopsis may not be as revelatory as the Spike at Your Service one, it allows for some delicious speculation—after the break.
Princess Celestia has decided that the rambunctious Discord needs to be tamed and commissions the ponies for the job; Fluttershy believes that Discord deserves a second chance but she faces opposition as the only one who thinks so.
Since Discord was modeled after Q, it doesn’t seem far-fetched to speculate that his further development might also parallel that of Q. “Rambunctious,” a term I mostly associate with toddlers and small children, suggests that the ponies might no longer view Discord as an almighty nemesis—a shift in perspective that, in Star Trek, was contingent on the insight that Q was more of a naughty youngster in the continuum. The use of “tamed” stresses this new alignment, in which the ponies are in control, but poses the question whether Discord ought rather be thought of as a little rascal or as an undomesticated pet… However that may be, speculate away!