Sigh... let's get this episode over with. -_-
I think you know why I'm really disappointed about this episode, but I'll save that for the end. For now, let's talk about the positives of the episode, because I do admit, there are a ton of positives! I'm really glad we got to know Twilight Velvet and Night Light, and alot more than we did on The Crystalling - Part 2! I gotta say, Twilight's mom is alot like my own! She doesn't relax on vacations, she wants to do everything and anything, and so do I! Twilight's dad is the one who likes to relax, and so does my own! The difference between Twilight's dad and mine is that my dad isn't really as enthusiastic as Twilight's dad is! He's a bit more... laid back. Shining Armor, wow was he a highlight of the episode with his airsickness, and Princess Cadance and Flurry Heart were cool too! It's always nice seeing them, and we got the whole Sparkle family in here! Almost all of them. I'm sure none of us expected the return of Iron Will in here! How did she know him though? Back in Putting Your Hoof Down, the only ones who knew him are Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie. Twilight wasn't in the episode. I'm sure they told Twilight about him though, but Twilight seemed to talk to him as she met him before. I would love to see more of him in the series as the new scam artist! Flim and Flam seem happy at Gladmane's casino, so if we're gonna have a scammer, have it be Iron WIill now! ;)
Now the overall moral of the episode was also interesting! Thinking about the happiness of others over yourself, that is sometimes a problem in the world. EVERYONE deserves to be happy! That's how I'm gonna be like when I get my team together and we start making skits! Shroom Films is not just my company, and it's not just theirs either! It belongs to all of us in the team, and we need to treat it as such! No selfishness or selflessness! Compromises both ways, and that's what this episode taught us! Wow, watching this episode really made me in a cruising mood! I'm glad I'm not gonna show my mom this episode because I know how addicted she is to them! This will not help her addiction! I pretty much don't even wanna watch this episode again either for personal reasons. This episode was a good episode, don't get me wrong! However, one thing about the episode just ruined it for me. If you don't wanna hear that rant, this is where the blog pretty much ends. Turn back now, ye be warned!
So what really bothered me about this episode is Spike staying behind. Yes, Twilight did admit he's family! Yes, Spike offered to stay behind. Was that satisfying? No it was not. It really bothered me. You know why? Spike never knew his own family! Twilight's family is HIS family! Throughtout the series, it just makes it seem only Twilight is his family. Not Shining, not Cadance, not Twilight's parents. Perhaps to make Spike not mind not knowing his family, it would be more believable if we had Twilight's family treat him as a family member. He should've been on the cruise, and Starlight should've looked after things. Spike has been incredibly underused in this season as it is, and maybe I wouldn've minded it that much if Spike was there actually being part of the Sparkle family! It's not fair to him. Yes, he seemed fine with it, but only because the writers made it seem that way. After this, he is owed an origins episode. He needs to meet his own family now, now more than ever! No tricks. If Spike actually met his original family, or if he has family moments with the Sparkle family, then this episode wouldn't be so bad. The thing is, it just never happend. Spike only has one family member. It's something, but it's not enough. If he came along, then I would've given this episode a 5/5, but particularly this isn't the case.
So other than that, it was a good episode! I would NOT go on this cruise! I'm not spending my hard earned money on a DAY cruise! Jeezums, if a weekend Disney Cruise wasn't tight enough!