A Royal Problem Recap/Review
Good afternoon, everyone. Re-watching the 10th episode of MLP and I got say this episode brought back memories from previous episodes from previous seasons where certain characters bit off more than they can chew which is exactly what Celestia and Luna did.
For example. Back in Applebuck Season in Season 1, AJ believed she could handle the apple harvest by herself which Big Mac so eloquently stated that biting off more than she could chew was just what he was afraid of and honestly that wasn't too far from the truth.
This is my opinion but I have say AJ, even though she's grown over the years, had too much pride and stubbornness for her own good back in those days. That was like displayed again back in the Bats! episode in Season 4 when Fluttershy suggested a longterm solution to the vampire fruit bats problem while AJ's short term solution ended up backfiring and biting her and her friends in the flank, so to speak.
Another example I like to touch on in terms of biting off more than you can chew is back in the Stare Master episode from Season 1 when Fluttershy thought she would be good with kids as she was with animals when she took on the reins of watching over Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo's sleepover while Rarity worked on her new designs.
Don't know which other MLP episodes closely relate to the 10th episode of Season 7. If you know, then by all means, share because I may have missed something.
But back to this, in a sense from what I gathered watching this episode, Celestia and Luna thought each other's jobs were easy but they couldn't have been more wrong. I bet it must have hit hard Celestia seeing her own dark side. When Daybreaker said Celestia didn't need Luna and she argued that she did, Celestia sure wasn't showing it and neither was Luna in retrospect.
But in the end, both the sisters admitted they were wrong about each other's responsibilities and in Starlight's dream, seeing how they would turn out if they continued feuding gave them a better appreciation for one another and they finally put their differences to bed allowing them to become closer as sisters.
So,even if anyone doesn't see it this way, Starlight made the right call switching Celestia and Luna's cutie marks because it gave them both an opportunity to really understand each other's roles and they learned firsthand, or firsthoof in this case, that their jobs weren't as easy as they were making them out to be.
So, re-watching this episode, it gave a better understanding of myself because I honestly have say I may have bitten off more than I can chew, if you know what I'm referring to. *chuckles*
Well, with that said, what are your thoughts on my recap-review of A Royal Problem?