Season 6, Episode 6: No Second Prances
Written By Nick Confalone
Starlight Glimmer and Trixie, two formerly villainous unicorns who actually have a lot in common when you think about it…but what would happen if these two met each other and became friends? Let’s find out with “No Second Prances”!
When Starlight Glimmer starts becoming friends with a fellow formerly-bad pony, Twilight tries to stop her. When I first heard about this episode and saw the synopsis, I was extremely excited to see Trixie returning after she disappeared for three seasons without a word and sure enough...my excitement paid off in the best possible way.
The story was an interesting dive into the psyches of both Starlight Glimmer and Trixie seeing as they're both characters who share a common rocky past and were able to find a common bond between them to become friends...even to the point where Trixie would attempt suicide to herself after getting so depressed over losing the only friend she's had in years-yeah folks, they went there! On top of that, this episode's just straight-up funny and there were many humorous stand-out moments from Big Macintosh speaking in an articulate voice to Cranky Doodle asking Princess Celestia about her flowing mane.
In terms of animation, the team at DHX have done another outstanding job and their hard work really comes into play during the Hoofdini film strip flashback as well as many of the comedic sequences and expressions where I know that there will be a lot more memes on the way.
And when it comes to the characters, they were all in top form-especially Starlight Glimmer and Trixie, seeing as the two of them had a very strong dynamic with Starlight striving to do her best with what she had in terms of making friends and Trixie trying to make a genuine effort to redeem herself in the eyes of Ponyville after the events of "Boast Busters" and "Magic Duel"-seriously, this is the best portrayal of Trixie in the entire series and I can relate to her on a personal level seeing as...despite my best efforts, I didn't have any friends at all throughout my school years until I started my YouTube channel and got access to some of my best friends in both the Thomas and My Little Pony communities. On top of that, Twilight Sparkle was awesome as well seeing as she did have Starlight's well-being in mind while also admitting her own mistakes on trying to find a friend for her and not Starlight make her own decisions-bravo to Tara Strong, Kelly Sheridan and Kathleen Barr for delivering an awesome performance for their characters!
Overall, "No Second Prances" has become one of my favorites of Season 6 as well as the entire series and gets a rating of 10 out of 10. Welcome back, Trixie...welcome back.