And so, we say goodbye to Discord, maybe we’ll meet again in Season 3, if there is one (have yet to confirm that one article, though been told its been posted up). And with the end of this two episode story, we are without ponies until October 15th,
a two week wait, but hell we just spent 12+ weeks without them, I think we’ll survive (or fall into….chaos).
As said this episode was produced during Season 1, and had the dual purpose of either being the opening of Season 2, or the final 2 episodes of Season 1 if the show had not been renewed. There is just so much awesomeness packed into this. I think Discord lived up to what the fans wanted, he wasn’t insanely dark evil, but was a perfect villain for this series.
Biggest complaint was the same as the first part, the story was rushed and kind of too short for such an epic adventure, but as said we can only blame the suits at Hasbro. If only ever episode could be this, and not the general slice of life that makes up most of the season. We do though have confirmed there will be at least one other two part story during Season 2, but I do fear its not going to be anything epic like this.
And with this episode, we welcome our newest background pony, Screwball. I’ve actually seen some fans question how we can latch onto a pony that was seen for three seconds, but I think Derpy Hooves and Vinyl Scratch would have something to say about that.
Screwball also appears to be a homage to classic WB director Chuck Jones, as the “screwball” cutie mark was used in several episodes he produced where a character would hold a sign up showing a picture of a screw and ball, to indicate to the audience that a character was crazy. One example comes from Duck Amuck
which features Daffy Duck being tortured by the animators, at one point being turned into an insane flower creature that has a tail with a flag that features the screwball logo. I also noted that the sound she makes is also featured in plenty of classic WB cartoons.
I’ve also noted while looking around at the fandom that many have made Discord her father, as she is a product of chaos. Most are making her mentally challenged, which might be a good thing for Derpy and the fans who aren’t a fan of space cadet Derps.
And so, we wait two weeks. At this time, Mentos is still waiting on raws, we’ll post in the news when his downloads become available, as they seem to have been declared the best quality so far.