My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (season 7)
|My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (season 7)|
|Country of origin||
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original network||Discovery Family|
|Original release||April 15– October 28, 2017|
The seventh season of the animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, developed by Lauren Faust, originally aired on the Discovery Family channel in the United States. The series is based on Hasbro's My Little Pony line of toys and animated works and is often referred by collectors to be the fourth generation, or "G4", of the My Little Pony franchise. Season 7 of the series premiered on April 15, 2017 on Discovery Family, an American pay television channel partly owned by Hasbro, and concluded on October 28, 2017, three weeks after My Little Pony: The Movie was released in theatres.
The show follows a pony named Twilight Sparkle as she learns about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Twilight continues to learn with her close friends Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. Each represents a different face of friendship, and Twilight discovers herself to be a key part of the magical artifacts, the "Elements of Harmony". The ponies share adventures and help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships.
- Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle
- Rebecca Shoichet as Twilight Sparkle (singing voice)
- Tabitha St. Germain as Rarity
- Kazumi Evans as Rarity (singing voice)
- Ashleigh Ball as Applejack and Rainbow Dash
- Andrea Libman as Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie
- Shannon Chan-Kent as Pinkie Pie (singing voice)
- Cathy Weseluck as Spike
- Kelly Sheridan as Starlight Glimmer
- Nicole Oliver as Princess Celestia
- Tabitha St. Germain as Princess Luna
- The Cutie Mark Crusaders
- John de Lancie as Discord
- Kathleen Barr as Trixie Lulamoon
- Kyle Rideout as Thorax
- Ian Hanlin as Sunburst
- Ali Milner as Princess Ember
- Andrew Francis as Shining Armor
- Ingrid Nilson as Maud Pie
- Peter Kelamis as Big Daddy McColt
- Kelly Sheridan as Sassy Saddles
- Kelly Metzger as Spitfire
- Rebecca Shoichet as Sugar Belle
- Garry Chalk as Prince Rutherford
- Chiara Zanni as A.K. Yearling / Daring Do
- Brenda Crichlow as Zecora
- Richard Cox as Mr. Breezy
- Michael Dobson as Bulk Biceps and Dr. Caballeron
- Graham Verchere as Chipcutter and Pipsqueak
- Vincent Tong as Garble, Feather Bangs, and Rumble
- Peter New as Big McIntosh and Goldie Delicious
- Tabitha St. Germain as Flurry Heart, Granny Smith, Pound Cake, Zipporwhill, Photo Finish, Nightmare Moon, Pearly Stitch, and Mrs. Cake
- Britt McKillip as Princess Cadance and Peach Fuzz
- Nicole Oliver as Miss Cheerilee, Dr. Fauna, and Daybreaker
- Andrea Libman as Pumpkin Cake, Fleetfoot, Lily Lace, and Bon Bon
- Ashleigh Ball as Nurse Redheart, Lyra Heartstrings, and Daisy
- Kazumi Evans as Wrangler and Rose
- Trevor Devall as Hoity Toity, Thunderlane, and Iron Will
- Cathy Weseluck as Mayor Mare and Lily
- Brian Drummond as Filthy Rich, Davenport, and Dr. Horse
- Jason Simpson as Spearhead
- Russell Roberts as Rusty Tenure
- Mark Gibbon as Hard Hat
- Mackenzie Gray as Dandy Grandeur
- Jason Deline as Bow Hothoof
- Sarah Edmondson as Windy Whistles
- Michael Antonakos as Starstreak
- Caitriona Murphy as Inky Rose
- Maggie Blue O'Hara as Strawberry Sunrise
- Tony Alcantar as Mayor of Fillydelphia
- Scott Underwood as Mayor of Baltimare
- William Shatner as Grand Pear
- Felicia Day as Pear Butter
- Bill Mondy as Burnt Oak
- Alyssya Swales as Toola Roola
- Aine Sunderland as Coconut Cream
- Ellen-Ray Hennessy as Mistmane
- Elysia Rotaru as Sable Spirit
- Giles Panton as Flash Magnus
- Paul Dobson as Commander Ironhead
- Janyse Jaud as Mrs. Trotsworth
- Doron Bell as Cattail
- Mariee Devereux as Mage Meadowbrook
- Lili Beaudoin as Kettle Corn
- Patricia Drake as Twilight Velvet
- Charles Demers as Night Light
- Chris Britton as Starswirl the Bearded
- Murry Peeters as Somnambula
- Matt Cowlrick as Rockhoof
- Bill Newton as Bright Mac, Pharynx, and the Pony of Shadows / Stygian
- Zach LeBlanc as Skeedaddle and Star Tracker
- Kelli Ogmundson as Professor Fossil and Petunia Paleo
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||US viewers|
|144||1||"Celestial Advice"||Denny Lu and Tim Stuby||Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco||April 15, 2017||0.25|
|Starlight Glimmer, Trixie, Thorax, and Discord are awarded medals of honor for defeating Queen Chrysalis and bringing harmony to the Changeling Kingdom. During the celebration reception, Twilight Sparkle realizes she has nothing left to teach Starlight because of her accomplishment, so she turns to Princess Celestia, her own former mentor, for advice. Twilight considers following Celestia's example by sending Starlight to study away from Ponyville, and she becomes fraught with worry as she shows Celestia various scenarios of Starlight's studies that all end in disaster. Celestia breaks into laughter, admitting that she had the same anxieties over sending Twilight away out of fear of growing distant from her student. Twilight feels assured and announces Starlight's graduation to the party goers. To Twilight's joy, Starlight decides not to leave Ponyville until she feels she is ready to do so.|
|145||2||"All Bottled Up"||Denny Lu and Tim Stuby||Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco||April 15, 2017||0.21|
|While Twilight and her friends are away on a friendship retreat, Starlight remains at the castle to help Trixie practice her unicorn magic. Trixie carelessly uses a teleportation spell on Twilight's Cutie Map table, sending it to an unknown location. Starlight's rage causes a red cloud of magic to spew from her horn, which she contains in a glass bottle for fear of hurting Trixie. During their search for the map, Starlight's anger at Trixie's carefree behavior continues to mount until the bottle accidentally breaks and releases the cloud, which infects other nearby ponies and makes them attack Trixie. Starlight is able to dispel the cloud by venting her anger to Trixie, who apologizes. The two find the map at the spa where they first met, and return it to the castle just as Twilight and her friends arrive.|
|146||3||"A Flurry of Emotions"||Denny Lu and Tim Stuby||Sammie Crowley and Whitney Wetta||April 22, 2017||0.22|
|Shining Armor and Princess Cadance appoint Twilight to babysit Flurry Heart while they attend an art show to take a break from raising their infant daughter. Twilight gladly accepts the chance to spend time with her niece, despite her commitment to visiting sick foals at the hospital. When Twilight runs late for her appointment, she takes Flurry along to remain on schedule, proving to be too busy to give Flurry necessary attention. This causes Flurry to act out and cause problems everywhere they go, culminating with her wreaking havoc around the hospital while searching for her stuffed snail toy. Twilight scolds and frightens Flurry, but she recognizes her own negligence towards her niece, however, and apologizes to her. Meanwhile, Shining Armor and Cadance begin to miss Flurry Heart and leave the art show early. They return to the castle to find Twilight spending quality time with her while Spike takes Twilight's place at the hospital. Twilight apologizes for all the trouble that was caused.|
|147||4||"Rock Solid Friendship"||Denny Lu and Tim Stuby||Nick Confalone||April 29, 2017|
|After Maud Pie earns her "rocktorate" in rock science, Pinkie Pie takes her sister on a tour of Ponyville in the hope that she will move in with her. Unimpressed with Ponyville's selection of rocks and minerals, Maud agrees to stay if she can make a friend who understands her passion for rocks. She meets Starlight, and the two become fast friends as they unearth a beautiful grotto near Ponyville together. However, Pinkie fails to notice their friendship and constantly tries forcing them to get along. Maud becomes annoyed with Pinkie's interference and inconsideration, and decides to move to Ghastly Gorge by herself instead. Starlight scolds Pinkie for her inhospitality, causing the latter to realize her folly, apologize to Maud for her behavior, and promising to never interfere again. This convinces Maud to give Ponyville a second chance, where she reunites with Starlight and sets up her new home in the underground grotto.|
|148||5||"Fluttershy Leans In"||Denny Lu and Tim Stuby||Gillian M. Berrow||May 6, 2017[nb 1]|
|When Ponyville's animal clinic is overrun with sick and injured animals, Fluttershy decides to help by following her dream of building a wildlife sanctuary. Her friends recommend three experts to assist with the project: Wrangler, an animal handler; Hard Hat, a construction worker; and Dandy Grandeur, an interior decorator. However, each expert disagrees with Fluttershy's vision, and they begin work on an entirely different structure without her consent, which proves to be unfit for the animals. Outraged at the experts for ignoring her directions, Fluttershy sends them away. After her friends apologize on behalf of the experts, she conspires with her friend, Big Daddy McColt, to use his building experience to complete the sanctuary her way, which is named "Sweet Feather Sanctuary".|
|149||6||"Forever Filly"||Denny Lu and Tim Stuby||Michael P. Fox and Wil Fox||May 13, 2017[nb 2]|
|Rarity feels nostalgic for her sisterly bonding with Sweetie Belle, so she decides to spend the day together with her. However, all of Rarity's planned activities are things Sweetie Belle has outgrown, which Rarity fails to notice as Sweetie Belle reluctantly humors her. After finally growing annoyed with Rarity and leaving her, Sweetie Belle joins Apple Bloom and Scootaloo in helping another filly, Zipporwhill, reconnect with her pet dog, who has similarly grown disinterested in playing with her. Sweetie Belle figures out that Zipporwhill has been treating her grown dog like a puppy, and encourages her to find new ways to play. Rarity overhears this and apologizes to Sweetie Belle for not thinking about and treating her like her age. The sisters agreeing to try new activities together.|
|150||7||"Parental Glideance"||Denny Lu and Tim Stuby||Josh Hamilton||May 20, 2017[nb 3]|
|Scootaloo interviews Rainbow Dash's parents, Bow Hothoof and Windy Whistles, for a school report about her idol. The two are ecstatic when Scootaloo tells them that Rainbow Dash is now a Wonderbolt, and immediately visit their daughter to cheer for her. However, Rainbow Dash is mortified by her parents' overenthusiastic support, confiding in Scootaloo that she deliberately hid her induction from them for this reason. When her parents begin celebrating every mundane thing she does, Rainbow Dash snaps and angrily sends them away. Disappointed in her behavior, Scootaloo shows Rainbow Dash her report and helps her realize that her parents' lifelong support has built her into the confident and talented pony she is now. Rainbow Dash realizes that she had not been a good daughter after all: she apologizes to her parents - her way of doing so by performing a private Wonderbolts show for them to express her newfound appreciation. They forgive her.|
|151||8||"Hard to Say Anything"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Becky Wangberg||May 27, 2017[nb 4]||0.19|
|The Cutie Mark Crusaders discover that Big McIntosh has a crush on Sugar Belle from Starlight's village. They encourage Big Mac to confess his feelings, but he is interrupted by Feather Bangs, a pompous stallion who also has affections for Sugar Belle. The Crusaders help Big Mac compete against Feather Bangs using grand, romantic gestures, but Sugar Belle is overwhelmed by their advances and rejects both stallions. Dejected, the Crusaders help Big Mac prepare a more meaningful gift for Sugar Belle by building her a new bakery display case like she always wanted. Sugar Belle is delighted and accepts Big Mac's feelings, while the Crusaders decide to help the brokenhearted Feather Bangs find new love with his own admirers.|
|152||9||"Honest Apple"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Kevin Lappin||June 3, 2017[nb 5]|
|Rarity selects Applejack to serve as a judge for an upcoming fashion show. Applejack accepts, figuring that she simply needs to give her honest opinion. Before the show, Applejack is mystified by the other judges and stylists' fashion sense and heavily criticizes their design choices, bluntly telling them her belief that fashion is ridiculous. The offended fashion ponies storm out, forcing the show to be cancelled. When Applejack tries defending her opinions, Rarity takes her to a pony who unapologetically disregards apples, making Applejack realize how mean she was with her hurtful comments. Gathering the fashion ponies, Applejack apologizes - both to them and Rarity - for almost ruining the show, and manages to get the show uncancelled. When given the deciding vote during the show, Applejack finds new admiration in the stylists' hard work and names all of them the winner. Applejack now has a liking for fashion.|
|153||10||"A Royal Problem"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco||June 10, 2017[nb 6]||0.15|
|The Cutie Map summons Starlight to solve a feud between Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, who feel unappreciated by each other. When the sisters argue over whose royal duties are more difficult, Starlight impulsively casts a spell that temporarily switches their cutie marks and abilities, intending to make them swap roles to change their perspective. The sisters agree to Starlight's idea, initially confident in their new responsibilities, before quickly discovering their respective hardships: Luna finding it taxing to keep up appearances in public throughout the day; and Celestia realizing the loneliness of guarding Equestria at night. While observing her subjects' dreams, Celestia finds Starlight suffering from a nightmare where the sisters' feud has escalated into a battle between Nightmare Moon and Celestia's own evil alter ego, Daybreaker. With both sisters admitting their jobs are equally challenging, Celestia dispels Starlight's nightmare with Luna's support. The sisters finally reconcile, ending their feud.|
|154||11||"Not Asking for Trouble"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||May Chan||June 17, 2017[nb 7]|
|Pinkie Pie is invited to the rustic village of Yakyakistan, where she partakes in the yak holiday of Yikslurbertfest to prove her understanding of yak culture. During their customary stomping ritual, Pinkie and the yaks accidentally cause an avalanche that buries the entire village in snow, leaving them without food or shelter. Unable to dig the snow away on their own, Pinkie offers to gather her friends to assist the yaks, but the proud Prince Rutherford stubbornly rejects any outside help and opts to wait for the snow to melt instead. Pinkie disregards the prince and rallies her friends to secretly remove the snow while they sleep. Awakening the next morning to find the snow gone, Rutherford and the yaks commend Pinkie for helping them without their asking, and make her an honorary yak.|
|155||12||"Discordant Harmony"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Michael P. Fox and Wil Fox||August 5, 2017[nb 8]|
|After joining Fluttershy for another tea party, Discord realizes he has never invited her for tea before, and extends the invitation. While shopping for supplies, Discord encounters Pinkie Pie, who suggests that he should make sure to have a party that would make Fluttershy feel comfortable. Discord takes it upon himself to change himself and his home in his realm to be much more normal in appeal to Fluttershy. When Fluttershy arrives, she sees that Discord is fading away, unable to make chaos. She rectifies the situation by creating chaos for him, which helps to restore him to normal. She reminds him that they get along so well because they are so different, and she was hoping to have a tea party under Discord's chaotic setting rather than one like her own. The two enjoy a chaotic tea party together.|
|156||13||"The Perfect Pear"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco||August 5, 2017[nb 9]|
|Apple Bloom encounters a kindly old pear merchant named Grand Pear in the market. When she tells Applejack and Big McIntosh about it, they tell her about a long-standing feud between the Apple and Pear families that Granny Smith refuses to talk about. Visiting Goldie Delicious for more information, the siblings discover that their mother, Buttercup, was Grand Pear's daughter named Pear Butter. Through stories told by friends of their parents, the siblings learn about the star-crossed romance between Pear Butter and their father, Bright Mac, which is complicated by Grand Pear's plans to move his family away from Ponyville. Bright Mac and Pear Butter hold a secret wedding ceremony that is discovered by their disapproving parents as soon as they are married. Pear Butter asserts her place with the Apple family and cuts ties with Grand Pear when he refuses to accept their love. In the present, the Apple siblings arrange a meeting between Granny Smith and the now remorseful Grand Pear, allowing their estranged grandparents to apologize to them for hurting the family. After the reconciliation, the family gathers to honor their parents.|
|157||14||"Fame and Misfortune"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||M.A. Larson||August 12, 2017|
|After an encounter with two feuding fillies, Twilight decides to publish her and her friends' shared friendship journal to teach other ponies the lessons written inside. The journal becomes a success, but draws unintended reactions from readers: Rarity loses popularity for her supposed selfishness; Pinkie Pie is laughed at for her every word; Rainbow Dash is followed by fans who fixate solely on her entries; Fluttershy is criticized for her inconsistent assertiveness; Applejack is swamped by admirers who consider themselves a part of the Apple family; and Twilight is regarded as less interesting due to her princesshood. Confronted by a mob of critics who bicker over which pony is the best, the six friends try to convince them that their flaws are what make their friendship strong, but the mob ponies only continue to argue. Twilight bemoans the journal's misinterpretation until Starlight finds the two fillies from before, who tell Twilight that the journal was able to help them become better friends, which satisfies the six friends, allowing them to embrace.|
|158||15||"Triple Threat"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Josh Hamilton||August 19, 2017|
|Spike invites Dragon Lord Ember to Ponyville for an official friendship meeting, forgetting that he has already invited Thorax for a get-together on the same day. When both guests arrive, Spike fears the two will not get along and decides to keep them separate. After this happens, the Cutie Map unexpectedly alerts Spike of a friendship problem in Ponyville, and he begins avoiding Ember and Thorax to find it. Ember angrily confronts Spike for his suspicious behavior, causing Thorax to threaten her in Spike's defense. Spike is forced to reveal his deception to both of his friends, deeply upsetting them. Eventually, however, two help each other work out their respective leadership problems. In the end, Ember and Thorax become friends and forgive Spike after he apologizes, fulfilling his friendship mission.|
|159||16||"Campfire Tales"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Barry Safchik and Michael Platt||August 26, 2017|
|The Cutie Mark Crusaders' big-little sister camping trip with Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash is ruined when a swarm of ravenous fly-ders infest the camp. Taking refuge in a cave, the older mares decide to pass the time by telling folktales about each of their favorite legendary heroes to the fillies. First, Applejack tells the story of Rockhoof, a scrawny stallion who digs a trench to save his village from a volcanic eruption, growing in size and strength. Next, Rarity's tells the story of Mistmane, a unicorn sorceress who sacrifices her beauty to lift a curse of ugliness on her embittered friend. Finally, Rainbow Dash tells of Flash Magnus, a pegasus soldier who braves terrifying dragons with a fireproof shield to rescue his comrades. After the fly-ders leave, the fillies are inspired by the tales to make the best of their camping trip.|
|160||17||"To Change a Changeling"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Kevin Lappin||September 2, 2017|
|During a visit to the Changeling Kingdom, Starlight and Trixie are attacked by Thorax's unreformed brother, Pharynx, who refuses to adopt the hive's new, peaceful ways. The other changelings feel uneasy around Pharynx and elect that he be banished from the hive for his ceaseless bullying. Failing to reason with Pharynx, Starlight and Trixie agree that he must leave, but when they confront Thorax over the issue, he is reluctant because Pharynx would always defend him from being teased by the other changelings. Starlight is inspired to lure a maulwurf—a giant bear-mole creature—to the hive, expecting Pharynx to come to Thorax's rescue in an act of brotherly love, only to find that Pharynx has already left willingly. Starlight, Trixie, and Thorax find him fending off the maulwurf to protect the hive, proving that he still cares for the changelings' safety. After working together to defeat the monster, Pharynx is accepted by the other changelings and transforms.|
|161||18||"Daring Done?"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Gillian M. Berrow||September 9, 2017[nb 10]|
|Rainbow Dash is distressed when she and Pinkie Pie discover that A.K. Yearling has announced her retirement from writing the Daring Do book series, thus ending her adventures as the titular hero. When the two confront her, Yearling explains that she has grown disheartened over the collateral damage her heroics have caused in the city of the legendary hero Somnambula, resulting in her being despised by the townsfolk. The two take Yearling to make amends, only to discover that her nemesis Dr. Caballeron has been taking advantage of Daring Do's tarnished reputation to commit thefts and blame them on her. When Rainbow Dash speaks in Daring Do's defense, Caballeron holds her hostage and lures Daring Do into a trap. Encouraged by Pinkie not to lose hope, Yearling rescues Rainbow Dash and ends her retirement, regaining public support by exposing Caballeron's deception and using her wealth to repair the city damages.|
|162||19||"It Isn't the Mane Thing About You"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Josh Haber||September 16, 2017|
|Rarity gets her mane ruined by Pinkie Pie's sticky party string before an important photo shoot. Zecora gives Rarity specially made shampoo, but Rarity accidentally takes an identical remover potion intended for Pinkie's mess instead, and she loses most of her mane in the shower. While Zecora works on a remedy, Rarity is devastated when other ponies fail to notice her as she hides her mane out of shame. Zecora later tells Rarity that a magical fix for her mane is impossible, and her friends cannot make her a suitable wig in time, so she reluctantly cancels the shoot. Reminded by her friends that her mane does not define who she is, Rarity refashions her thinned mane into a punk-inspired look and confidently returns to her daily routine. Months later, after Rarity's mane has fully grown back, she is delighted to discover her friends had arranged a paparazzi shoot with her in her punk style, starting a new fashion trend.|
|163||20||"A Health of Information"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Sammie Crowley and Whitney Wetta||September 23, 2017[nb 11]|
|While helping Fluttershy gather supplies in a swamp, Zecora contracts a rare and terrible disease called swamp fever that threatens to eventually turn her into a tree, for which no cure is known. Holding herself responsible for Zecora's condition, Fluttershy vows to heal her as quickly as possible. After much sleepless research, Fluttershy finds a special, remedial bee honey first discovered by her idol, the legendary healer Mage Meadowbrook. By this time, Fluttershy contracts swamp fever as well, but she continues to push herself for Zecora's sake until she ultimately passes out for three days due to extreme exhaustion during a confrontation with the territorial bees. A rested Fluttershy reflects that her careless determination has only endangered Zecora, so she enacts a careful plan to extract the honey using Meadowbrook's mask as a disguise. After successfully treating Zecora and herself, Fluttershy apologizes for her impulsiveness, and has learned to do things carefully and logically.|
|164||21||"Marks and Recreation"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||May Chan||September 30, 2017|
|The Cutie Mark Crusaders open a day camp where "blank flank" foals may try new activities and discover their special talents. Rumble, the younger brother of Wonderbolt Thunderlane, refuses to participate and reveals his desire to remain a blank flank, as he is convinced that cutie marks limit ponies to only performing their talents. He quickly rallies the other campers to his side, splitting off into a new camp where they avoid doing anything that would produce a cutie mark, which quickly bores the campers. The Crusaders learn from Thunderlane that Rumble does not fear being labeled, but rather getting a cutie mark that could potentially keep him from achieving his dream of becoming a Wonderbolt himself. The three invite Thunderlane to participate in the camp's activities with the campers and prove how he excels in other things besides flying, helping Rumble overcome his fear of trying different things.|
|165||22||"Once Upon a Zeppelin"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Brittany Jo Flores||October 7, 2017|
|Twilight learns that her parents have won a free zeppelin cruise for the whole family and, at Spike's insistence, joins them to take a break from her royal duties. Shortly upon boarding, Twilight discovers the cruise to be a themed vacation experience hosted by Iron Will where the other passengers pay to spend time with her, invading her family's privacy. Not wanting to disappoint anybody, Twilight agrees to personally attend to the passengers so the rest of her family can enjoy their planned activities. In doing so, however, she misses a rare celestial event she had planned to see and is heartbroken, and she hurts Star Tracker in the process. Cadance consoles Twilight, telling her the importance of setting time aside for herself. After Twilight apologizes to the passengers and Star Tracker, they agree to respect her boundaries and turn against Iron Will for manipulating them and almost ruining their time together, forcing him to abandon the cruise and allowing Twilight to spend the rest of her vacation in peace.|
|166||23||"Secrets and Pies"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Josh Hamilton||October 14, 2017|
|Pinkie Pie has been giving homemade pies to Rainbow Dash for years, and is shocked to find that Rainbow Dash has apparently thrown her latest one away. After investigating around Ponyville and Wonderbolt headquarters, Pinkie realizes that Rainbow Dash has never actually eaten any of her pies and has been lying about enjoying them. After several attempts to get Rainbow Dash to eat a pie, Pinkie finally catches her getting rid of one and publicly accuses her of deception. Rainbow Dash admits to Twilight and Applejack that she dislikes all pies, not just Pinkie's, and has only been lying to spare Pinkie's feelings, but they tell her that she did hurt her. Rainbow Dash bakes a huge, disgusting pie and prepares to eat it in front of Pinkie as an apology, but Pinkie, seeing this, forgives her before she can finish, now understanding the lengths to which Rainbow Dash would go to make her happy.|
|167||24||"Uncommon Bond"||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Josh Haber and Kevin Lappin||October 21, 2017[nb 12]|
|Sunburst comes to visit Ponyville, exciting Starlight with the opportunity to spend time with him for the first time since their childhood. To her dismay, Sunburst has little interest in their old activities and finds more in common with her other friends, bonding with Twilight over antiquing, Trixie over stage magic, and Maud over geology. Starlight attempts to reach out to him through their shared interest in magic by casting a spell to recreate their childhood, but her effort only makes Sunburst feel uncomfortable, convincing Starlight that he no longer wants to be her friend. Sunburst decides to make it up to her by creating a new variation of their favorite board game with help from her friends, showing her that they can still enjoy each other's company without common interests. With their friendship reaffirmed, Sunburst leaves Ponyville with an antique barrel containing a journal marked with Star Swirl the Bearded's insignia.|
|168||25||"Shadow Play" (Part 1)||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Story by : Josh Haber |
Teleplay by : Josh Haber and Nicole Dubuc
|October 28, 2017[nb 13]|
|Sunburst shares his discovery of Star Swirl's secret journal with Twilight and her friends, which reveals how the sorcerer and Equestria's other legendary heroes—known as the Pillars of Old Equestria—sacrificed themselves to defeat the monstrous Pony of Shadows one thousand years ago. While researching the six heroes' disappearance, Twilight and company deduce that the Pillars are still alive in the timeless realm of limbo, where they have imprisoned themselves alongside the Pony of Shadows for the past millennium. Against Starlight's reservations, Twilight is convinced that freeing Star Swirl, her lifelong idol, would benefit Equestria with his knowledge. To do this, each of Twilight's friends obtains one of the Pillars' magical artifacts scattered across the land, gathering them to the site of the sealing ritual. Although they succeed in releasing the Pillars, doing so inadvertently brings the Pony of Shadows back as well.|
|169||26||"Shadow Play" (Part 2)||Denny Lu and Mike Myhre||Story by : Josh Haber |
Teleplay by : Josh Haber and Nicole Dubuc
|October 28, 2017[nb 14]|
|The Pony of Shadows retreats to the darkest corners of Equestria to recover his lost strength after his thousand-year captivity. Rebuked by Star Swirl for unleashing Equestria's greatest threat, Twilight resolves to redeem herself by helping him and the other Pillars return the Pony of Shadows to limbo, this time by sacrificing the Elements of Harmony—originally created by the Pillars to maintain harmony in Equestria—in the heroes' place. The Cutie Map directs the ponies to the monster's location; Starlight, noting that the map only summons them for friendship missions, learns from the Pillars that the Pony of Shadows was once their friend named Stygian, whom they cast out for attempting to steal their artifacts. When the ponies use the Elements on the Pony of Shadows, Twilight and Starlight see Stygian in the monster's body and reach out to him, learning that his supposed betrayal was actually an attempt to help the Pillars protect Equestria as their equal. The Pillars realize their error and help the six friends use the Elements to separate Stygian from the shadow creature, which is re-imprisoned. Star Swirl apologizes for the all trouble he caused with his pride. With their friendship restored, Stygian and the Pillars remain in the present era to explore Equestria.|
- This episode aired on April 30, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on May 6, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on May 7, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on May 13, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on May 14, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on May 20, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on May 21, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on June 20, 2017 in Australia (Boomerang).
- This episode aired on June 20, 2017 in Australia (Boomerang).
- This episode was published on YouTube on September 3, 2017.
- The Russian dub of this episode aired on September 18, 2017 in Russia (Carousel).
- This episode aired on October 15, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on October 21, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
- This episode aired on October 22, 2017 in Canada (Treehouse TV).
|My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season Seven|
|Set details||Special features|
|October 9, 2018|
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