Season 8, Episode 13: The Mean 6
Written By Michael Vogel
Written By Michael Vogel
Back in the Season 6 finale, Starlight Glimmer and her team of anti-heroes defeated Queen Chrysalis and her Changeling army resulting in Thorax assuming the throne and the Changelings being a force for good...but that didn't stop Queen Chrysalis from vowing to exact her revenge on Starlight Glimmer one day and that day is today in our next episode for Season 8, let's see what evil scheme that Chrysalis has planned in 'The Mean 6'!
Queen Chrysalis returns, ready to exact her revenge on Starlight Glimmer and the Mane 6!
Out of all the episodes that we were going to be receiving in the first half of Season 8, this was the one that I know many Bronies and Pegasisters in the fandom were the most excited for...I mean, Queen Chrysalis is always a delight whenever she's on screen with how deceitful and manipulative she can get and the idea of her trying to reclaim her power and kingdom after everything that she worked for was taken away sounded like this would make for quite an viewing experience...but would a fan favorite return be a memorable one or would it have me seeing green?
- The return of Queen Chrysalis-she may have been pretty boring as a character back when she first debuted back in the Season 2 finale, but it's great to see that Chrysalis has gotten better at being a villain especially when you consider the fact that her kingdom was taken away and her subjects turned against her and the lust for revenge against Starlight Glimmer and the Mane 6 has driven Chrysalis insane...what she had for her master plan however is another story
- The dark and creepy imagery-you thought the headturning nods to 'The Exorcist' were disturbing in the Season 6 finale, then how about seeing the Mean 6 melting like wax candles being a nod to 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'
- The Mane 6 treating Starlight Glimmer as part of the group-considering the fact that they seemingly had to keep her more distant for the past two seasons...and for good reason, seeing the Mane 6 making Starlight Glimmer feel like she belongs with them was a nice breath of fresh air
- The story-before everypony starts complaining about the story being extremely ridiculous, that was the idea as this was meant to be a joke episode to call out the demise of Queen Chrysalis as a villain because you may think that this episode is about Queen Chrysalis and her revenge plan for Starlight Glimmer and the Mane 6, but...in a very clever and humorous twist, it's actually about the Mean 6 turning against their creator in order to take the Elements Of Harmony for themselves
Overall if you all are willing to look at this episode for what it's trying to be rather than what is actually presented, you will find that 'The Mean 6' is a marvelous followup to what was a marvelous season finale and I'm gonna give it a 10 out of 10...but one can only wonder when Queen Chrysalis will return and what she has planned next