Just resaw and gotta say, I love Applebloom and Applejack. XD Their good/perfect sisters, well almost but let’s start with the story. Episode starts out with the CMC awaiting for Applejack, Big Mac, and Granny Smith to decide on something which is letting Applebloom stay home by herself for the afternoon as they have places to be (P.S nice little moment with the CMC acting grown-up, walking off screen to where we see just their shadows and they freak out all happy).
Granny Smith has to go meet a family member while the other two have to deliver a cart of pies to two different areas, which are supposedly super hard/dangerous to reach. They all leave (also Applejack made a big list for Applebloom and twice said she isn’t Twilight) while Applebloom gets super happy she’s alone even saying “I’m home alone!”, I am now expecting Home Alone refs/fan art/stories/anything now, however not long after they left Applejack gets worried to the point of leaving Big Mic (who understandably shook his head) and heads home to check on her sister.
They must’ve been gone a while as Applebloom had finished her list to 100%, and as she starts enjoying being home alone Applejack bursts in scaring her knocking over a table getting her all messy. Applebloom is confused why her sister came back but gets more annoyed/worried when...well Applejack gets way too overprotective to the point of putting a pillow on a rake, putting nets under apple trees to stop them from falling and as Applebloom said it SHE BABY PROOFS THE WHOLE HOUSE! I got so annoyed at Applejack myself as she was going too far in protecting her sister, so much so she had Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle come over.
So do they have phones in Equestria? At later scene Applejack calls Rarity over so if they don’t have a form of phones...how are they getting each other to come over exactly? Anyways Applebloom explains her problem and after chatting gets a idea after seeing the pie cart, you guess it she plans to take them herself. And Scootaloo gets a idea where she and Sweetie Belle puts on one of Applebloom’s many bows and lays in her bed asleep, nice idea but there’s a problem I’ll get into in a few seconds.
The CMC starts singing but stops as they hear Applejack’s hoof steps, OK that was a good moment. Applebloom jumps out the window and...lands on top of a staircase from her window to the cart made from hay? OK OK animators, we clearly saw that “hay staircase” wasn’t there before when AB saw the cart and you want us to believe, that Applejack was so worried her sister would jump/fall out her window she built a staircase leading from her window to her pie cart (also season 2 showed Big Mac had a room in that window, did they switch?)? I...I don’t even know what to say...but guess I can explain my problem with Scootaloo’s plan as it’s the very next scene, Scootaloo hides as Sweetie Belle gets into AB’s bed just as Applejack came in and repeatedly non-stop came back and forth to check up on her but the issue.
Sweetie Belle doesn’t have her face covered up, yeah she’s facing away from the door but are you telling me, Applejack can’t tell her mane about from Applebloom’s mane? From the angle we the viewers saw Sweetie Belle had her head completely uncovered and facing the wall, a few times Applejack even walked up and petted her HOW CAN SHE NOT TELL THE FUR/MANE DIFFERENCE!!!! Being as overprotective as she been acting, she should’ve saw/tell that wasn’t Applebloom by at least the mane as again Sweetie Belle left her head completely uncovered, well finally we get a angle where her head WAS COVERED and all we could see was the bow, but all the other times we saw her head wasn’t covered but at least they got it right before Applejack starts saying maybe her sister doesn’t need her to watch over her, just as Scootaloo blurts out her excitement about that but causing Applejack to find her and uncovering Sweetie Belle.
She freaks out but freaks even more when the two told her where Applebloom went, this is where she said Rarity was on her way over (again if they don’t have phones how did she “call” Rarity? What she saw a mailpony just outside and told him to send a message to Rarity who sent said mailpony back with a reply?) and she asks if Applebloom took very random objects and gets scared when she finds out she didn’t. Well Applebloom did very well getting as far as she did altho...her map gets burnt as flames shoot out of the ground revealing a land with fire pits that shoot fire upward.
That and we see a creature drawing closer to her which turns out to be...a Greek monster? Idk it’s a tiger with a second head that’s a goat and a snake for a tail, the latter two being girls as the tiger part said sisters but...is the tiger haft also a girl I can’t tell by it’s voice? Anyways they want the pies as well as Applebloom, to eat so she freaks out and tries to escape with one scene (after the cart got away from her a bit) she runs around the creature with the snake tail following and tying them up by mistake.
Applebloom gets the cart away safely but gets caught by the creatures who are about to eat her, but not before they annoy each other and the tiger saying Applebloom was lucky not to have a sister always watching over her shoulder (I like these 3) even tho she does, she wishes her sister was here and just then Applejacks leaps in with all the stuff she asked if Applebloom had. They were a flute to make the snake tail fall asleep, a chair to distract the tiger before making it get it’s teeth jammed into a tree and throwing food to the goat head. Also she’s wearing black/leather boots/soaks that...am not gonna comment on but they protect her feet from the fire pits.
At first she’s upsets that her sister did this but after seeing she got the cart over that area OK she gets proud saying she won’t repeat her worrying, later they deliver the pies to a village and start to bond a little bit. Until Applejack said Granny Smith may ground her for a month (hey AJ? She may give you a punishment as well for going against your task and babying her all day thus making her do what she did, you should get in as much trouble) but says she knows Applebloom could take care of herself next time she’s left alone. And then the credits rolled, where to start?
Firstly this is so relatable to most people when they were kids as who hadn’t been through this type of thing? Um not counting the fire pits/Greek monster/life threatening moments but still, also Applejack was sorta unbearable at times with what she was doing, tying nets around trees so the apples can’t fall? Really Applejack? As unbearable as she was tho, I can TOTALLY understand why she was acting this way. We still don’t know where her parents are but SO MANY PEOPLE think their dead more so after a staff member stated that the two shooting stars in season 3 were her parents, but until we get a in-show statement I’ll always have hope that they are alive just either away or lost and are “thought” dead by everypony, official statements can be wrong more so since we have been lied to on a number of accounts all due to a contract forcing the staff not to give spoilers so they have to lie, so until the show itself says/shows her parents are dead I’m not going with that canon.
But anyways “if” they are dead tho, then Applejack’s over protectiveness is 100% fine/understandable. She lost two ponies very important to her and she doesn’t want to lose her little sister or have her get hurt, she “is” Applebloom’s mother their sisters but she’s the mother figure and Applebloom is like her very own daughter, what would you do? She’s the closest one to Applebloom so I can totally buy/get her acting the way she did, FOR the most part. Anything else to say? Well not really much, I was expecting this to be Applejack’s key episode and probably before that I was expecting Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon to show up, do something that when her family gets back gets her in so much trouble and that’ll be the plot.
But, I was totally wrong and this episode was good. I’m not gonna grade every episode anymore may just drop the rating system, but yeah this was a nice episode that adds to Applebloom (is she my fave CMC?) and Applejack’s relationship as mother and daug-I MEAN sisters. It was a nice episode, the scene where Appleblooms gets attacked by that monster (is it a Greek monster? If so tell me it’s name for pony’s sake) up to her and Applejack delivering the pies was a nice action scene and bonding moment, I hope we get more episodes where these two can connect.
Hm, Sweetie Belle had a episode very much like this in Sisterhooves Social with her and Rarity bonding, so now we need a episode where Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash gets a conflict (besides Sleepless In Ponyville that was giving them a sister bond, now that needs to be build upon) and grow closer as sisters. Sisters...OH YEAH is that next week? We get to see one of Pinkie’s sisters!!!!! Which may turn out to be the purple one they just added in season 4 VIA a easter egg/cameo even tho season 1 stated she had 2 sisters not 3, this should be interesting base from what I know. Well, here’s to then! But yeah a very nice enjoyable episode.