Twilight Sparkle: I get it, things are getting off to a rougher start than expected. Which you should do, of course! But remembering all the fun we had, I think I have two special ponies — my two best friends. Sandbar: We gotta get our professors out of there! It isn't magical or anything like the call of the Dragon Lord. Princess Celestia: You had good intentions, Twilight. How did you know you could control your temper? Apple Bloom: Or how gum can be so sticky! But, Yona like new friends! Can't ya just say somethin?! Twilight's friends use unique teaching methods to make the school more appealing, and the leaders allow their students to continue their studies in Equestria.
Starlight Glimmer tries in vain to reconcile them, then receives word that a magical artifact has been stolen from the School of Friendship. Seaspray: The students left us notes before they disappeared. Mean Rainbow Dash: Not my problem. I belong in a museum. Auntie Applesauce: Sugarcube, we never miss your show. Spike: If you need some pointers, let me know.
Applejack: That's no reason to stop talkin'. Sunburst: You don't have to worry, Mom. Ticket Taker Pony: I'm not used to seeing anypony taking the train to. You can keep doing what you've been doing — going back and forth. Although the students are captivated by his story of fighting an Ursa Major, he inadvertently disrupts classes all over campus while telling it and fighting what he thinks is an out-of-control fire.
A light shining from a floor grate in the School of Friendship's library leads them to a network of caverns, where an image of Twilight Sparkle puts them to a series of tests that they must pass in order to escape. You thought you could scare us into doing whatever you wanted! Chancellor Neighsay: Then it is not a school! Is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic worth watching? Applejack and Fluttershy argue over the wisdom of giving the cure to the others, leading the Kirin to carry them toward the stream, but Autumn arrives as a Nirik to stop them. Silverstream: Is this what boring is? Upon Cozy Glow's suggestion, the Mane 6 and Spike travel to Tartarus to check on the magic-eating centaur Tirek. Apple Rose: You know, this hot air balloon ride reminds me of the time I climbed a tree. She's away on a quest.
Uh, b-but I-I survived all by myself and this here forest for, uh, a hundred and. Her friends then turn to Rarity, who fires Fluttershy, bringing her back to her senses. Gallus: Any other dragon or griffon would save themselves and get out of this crazy cave. You're nothing but a big, old bully with a silly name and a goofy crown! There's more to life than learning magic, after all -- so she goes to Ponyville on a mission to make friends. But you know that the truth is always better than a well-meant lie. Tirek reveals he has been keeping contact with a protege to help him exact a revenge plot to trick the group into trapping themselves in Tartarus. I can't wait to start working on the new lesson plans! Something with drama but also understated.
Cozy Glow: Friendship is Magic, and Knowledge is Power. Maybe you did your spell wrong. I grew up with her. Spike: How did you know I was a boy? Flam: Oh, honestly, Princess Twilight, envy does not look good on you. Returning to Ponyville, Trixie and Starlight are happy for at least having made the attempt and for learning that they should not do it again. Goldie Delicious: You keep ruinin' our fun! Gallus: Aw, are we not being sweet and friendly enough for you, pony? Rarity: The key to going undercover is rehearsing your backstory. Pinkie Pie: Hey, at least we got to go spelunking in that really creepy cave with all those eyeless worm creatures chasing us.
While you watch me playing you? It's all about friends and presents and family and. Well, my dragons will burn every kingdom until we find which of you is hiding Smolder! I want you to cast it. I'm glad Sludge is here. He promises to attend the School of Friendship if he needs lessons in the future, but Twilight and Rarity are left wondering how Flim and Flam could have gotten the lesson plans. Trixie: Well, it's easy when the wagon is a better friend! Ocellus: We were studying friendship's effect on history, but then.
Cozy Glow: I don't know what you mean. Unable to comprehend their relationship, Pinkie eventually becomes convinced that Maud prefers Mudbriar over her and flees to her family's rock farm in despair. Chancellor Neighsay: From now on, this school is pony-only! My ears are a little bit clogged or something. That's where my mom is. Sometimes it is nice to get out of the library and be in the sun.