The force field's down. Time to make an entrance.
...but I still have to continue with my duty.
The force field is being revived.
Desperately trying to get in.
Sombra loses part of his horn. This might not end well.
A piece of red horn in the ground.
The empire, getting surrounded.
It really takes much energy to keep the force field up.
It's all going to be okay.
"I'll retrieve the heart".
on her way to find the Crystal Heart.
Rainbow's still flying after her.
Now they're heading down the stairs.
Rainbow keeps talking to Twilight.
"The Crystal ponies must not find out the heart is fake."
Twilight looks a little confused.
Still talking to each other.
Hmm, this heart won't fool anypony.
is going to have a hard time preventing other ponies from looking at the "Crystal" heart.
Rainbow, you're going to be assigned a task.
...and Rainbow flies off.
Twilight looks up at her brother.
A hoop around a Crystal. Is this some sort of game?
Eeyup, it is. Seems enjoyable.
Apparently it is for the Crystal ponies
Crystal ponies at Rarity's booth.
, the master of weaving with straw.
Behold the perfect basket.
Rarity knows how to make ponies happy.
All the ponies gather around Rarity
Spike and Rarity look at each other.
Rarity seems to be happy with her success.
Rarity & Spike enjoying good progress.
Rainbow whispers Rarity something.
The facial expression does not mean anything good.
Everypony's watching you for signs...
What are you looking at Rainbow?
Uh...I just saved a bunch of money on insurance by switching to Draco?
Little Spike will sure love face painting.
Ponies are happy, it must remain that way.
She passes on the news to Spike.
As expected Spike does not like them as well.
Twilight thinks hard all the time.
"Who wants a flugelhorn?"
"Who else wants a flugelhorn?"
After some heavy thinking...
...that the Crystal Heart might be in the castle.
Here comes Spike to join her in her quest for the missing Crystal Heart.
"I have to retrieve the crystal heart by myself"
Spike would like to come along.
And I depart to full speed.
Careful Spike, hold on tight.
"Where are we going exactly?"
Twilight, is sure she knows where the Crystal Heart really is.
Twilight running up the stairs with Spike on her back.
Twilight quick question expression.
Twilight and Spike, going into the castle.
Suspicious much, Rainbow?
I'll keep you safe, don't you worry.
A startling landing indeed.
A crystal pony, minding his own business.
"What are you looking at?"
But, I didn't mean to cause any trouble I'll just go.
Whispering in Dash's ear.
Making sure nopony can hear her.
"We're supposed to act like nothing's wrong".
Fear me, for I am Rainbow Dash!
Crystal ponies, fear Rainbow Dash.
Crystal ponies, running away.
What, whose hoof is this?
"Let me keep the crystal ponies away from the fake heart"
I'm the Element of Honesty. I'll stay here and lie to everypony...
Come on, Knight Fluttershy.
The best I've had in over a thousand years!
Gotta renew that spirit of love and unity if you're gonna power up that Crystal Heart, right?
I sure would like to see it before the ceremony.
It's been such a long time.
Gettin' a little toasty out here.
Bet you'd like to cool off with a little Crystal Empire nectar!
Ponies are so easily distracted by beverages.
Crystal pony about to see the fake crystal heart
Applejack stops the crystal pony from seeing the fake crystal heart
Uh oh, somepony's coming.
I hear there's a joustin' match about to start!
You don't wanna miss that!
Have a good day now, ya hear?
these crystal ponies are more curious than a cat!
Well, it's not under here
It's gotta be here somewhere
Of course she puts them back in the exact same spots
Hmm, there's something familiar about that big gem in the middle.
Now Twilight can use dark magic!? What is Equestria coming too?
That was a little trick Celestia taught me
That's quite a long way down.
I can't even tell how far down this goes.
This gate, it's too colorful...
I didn't know I could levitate myself
Alright door, I've got you now.
What the, where did it go?
Ouch, that MUST have hurt
This seems oddly familiar...
"What are you doing here?"
"You failed the test, Twilight!"
Both of Celestia's eyes are visible
Frankly my student, I don't give a darn
The window in Twilight's illusion, depicting her defeat by King Sombra.
Twilight under the door's hypnosis
"Shatter kyoka suigetsu!"
"King Sombra's dark magic."
"A doorway that leads to your worst fear."
"You told me you didn't need me anymore."
"You were sending me away."
"A fear that will never come to pass."
"I'm never gonna send you away."
"And I'm not gonna fail my test!"
Rainbow Dash showing off her pride.
The Crystal Ponies, ready to watch some jousting.
I don't wanna go through with this...
Berryshine enjoying the spectacle.
"Isn't there somepony else?"
Please don't make me do that again. I've had enough jousting for one day.
"I've got a reputation to maintain!"
That's many flights of stairs...
Ooh! This must be what being Pinkie Pie feels like!
What's up with that smile?
Oh, the irony! More like one terrible visual pun.
Anyone else reminded of the 3rd Pokémon movie?
You must save the crystal empire
You have to save the day Spike!
He's back! I can't take it!
Look upon me, you miserable slaves, and DESPAIR!
A spark of hope in Princess Cadance's eyes.
Princess Cadance with her wings spread out.
King Sombra's body has returned
And he's happy about that.
Oh no! Is there any hope for Spike?
The Crystal Heart and Spike are saved!
"The crystal heart has returned."
Such glory being displayed.
The Crystal Heart back to where it belongs.
Not sure of what is going on
Princess Cadance and Spike, they look amazing.
The Crystal Empire is finally free.
Shining Armors eye's !!!!!
Relax Spike, your a hero!
How relieved Twilight is.
"Twilight, as I understand it, Spike brought Princess Cadance the Crystal Heart..."
"...because you weren't sure how quickly you could find a way to escape the tower."
" You weren't willing to risk the future of the citizens of the Crystal Empire in an effort to guarantee your own."
"Far better that I have a student..."
"...who understands the meaning of self-sacrifice than one who only looks out for her own best interests."
And now Spike has his own stained glass window and he's looking pretty awesome.
"She's totally gonna lose it!"
"Keep it together, buddy... Gotta stay strong..."