Continued from "Mare in the Moon".
Also known as "Friendship Is Magic, part 2".
Twilight: Look, I appreciate the offer but I'd really rather do this on my own.
Applejack: No can do, sugarcube! We sure ain't letting any friend of ours go into that creepy place alone. We're sticking to you like caramel on a candy apple!
Pinkie Pie: Especially if there's candy apples in there!
(other ponies nod in agreement; pause; Twilight Sparkle glares at Pinkie Pie)
Pinkie Pie: What? Those things are good.
Written by Lauren FaustPicking up from the last episode, Nightmare Moon departs as dramatically and suddenly as she arrived, leaving the citizens of Ponyville wondering what to do. Twilight Sparkle returns to her house to do some research, putting the baby Spike to bed beforehand. As she searches frantically for information, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Rainbow Dash show up at her library in the hopes of getting some answers. She informs them of her studies on Nightmare Moon and the only thing that can possibly stop her: the Elements of Harmony. With the help of Pinkie Pie, Twilight finds a book on the Elements of Harmony which names the five known ones (Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Generosity and Loyalty) and pinpoints their last known location... in an abandoned castle in the Everfree Forest.Twilight sets out for the ruins, and reluctantly allows her new acquaintances to tag along. This proves fortunate, as Nightmare Moon is following them and her attempts to thwart their quest give Twilight's companions a chance to show her their strength of character:
(Twilight Sparkle paws the ground, preparing a desperate charge)A brief struggle ensues as Twilight tries to recover the elements but eventually Nightmare Moon simply smashes them to bits. All hope is lost......then Twilight hears her friends coming to her rescue, has an epiphany, and the seemingly-destroyed elements activate. Twilight explains to a baffled Nightmare Moon, that the real power of the elements was within her five friends and herself realizing how much they meant to her was the "spark" needed to awaken the Sixth Element, Magic. With the combined powers of the Elements of Harmony, they make swift work of Nightmare Moon.As the sun finally rises, Princess Celestia reappears to congratulate Twilight and her friends. She was aware of the prophecy and knew Twilight had the power to save the world but only told her to make friends in the hopes that her student would learn the power of friendship and allow its power to spark the Elements. She proceeds to reconcile with Nightmare Moon who has returned to her original form... Princess Luna, Celestia's long-lost sister. Turns out that the two sisters in the original legend of Nightmare Moon were Luna and Celestia. Go figure!Celebrations are in order, Luna is ready to resume her duties of raising the moon at night and Twilight Sparkle is ready to return to Canterlot... except the once-antisocial unicorn is reluctant to leave her new friends so suddenly. With Celestia's blessing, Twilight decides to remain in Ponyville and continue her studies on the magic of friendship.
Nightmare Moon: You're kidding. You're kidding, right?