Return of Harmony (part 2)/Transcript

Recap of the previous episode ~
Twilight Sparkle: Princess Celestia, we came as fast as we could.
Princess Celestia: I need you to wield the Elements of Harmony once again and stop Discord.
Twilight: The Elements! They're gone!
Discord: [laughing]
Everypony has to play, or the game is over, and I win.
Applejack: Our friendship? Over?
Twilight: Who are you talking to?
Applejack: Nopony! Nopony whatsoever!
Twilight: What?
Pinkie Pie! Are we glad to see you!
Pinkie Pie: Why? Need a good laugh?
Twilight: What is happening to my friends?
Discord: Looks like we might be due for a big, old storm of chaos. [laughs]
[ theme ]
Discord: [still laughing]
Pinkie: And what are you laughing at?
Discord: You ponies are just the most fun I've had in eons.
Pinkie: Well, quit it! You'd better think before you laugh at the Pink... ie Pie!
Fluttershy: Oh, yeah? Well, ha, ha.
Pinkie: Quit it!
Fluttershy: No. Ha, ha.
Pinkie: Quit it!
Fluttershy: No. Ha, ha-ha, ha, ha.
Applejack: Uh... Rarity? This here diamond of yours, Twilight said we should split it six ways since we, uh, found it together.
Rarity: HEE-YAH! [kicks Applejack off-screen] Try it, punk! He's mine. All mine!
Twilight: Girls, why are you all acting like this?
Pinkie: Quit it! Stop it!
Fluttershy: [still laughing mockingly]
Twilight: We need to stick together!
Discord: [chuckling] It's just too entertaining.
Twilight: Stop it, Discord! You're not playing fair!
Discord: I'm not playing fair? Perhaps we haven't met. I'm Discord, spirit of chaos and disharmony. Helloooo?
Twilight: How are we supposed to find the Elements of Harmony when you took away the labyrinth before we could get to the end?
Discord: Oh. Wait, did you- Hah! How funny! You thought the Elements were in the labyrinth?!
Discord shows Twilight a flashback to his riddle ~
Discord: Twists and turns are my master plan; then find the Elements back where you began.
Discord: I never said they were in the labyrinth.
Twilight: But... But..
Discord: Keep trying Twilight Sparkle. Maybe the "magic of friendship" can help you. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some chaos to wreak.
[Discord disappears with a snap of his fingers; cotton candy clouds converge over the area and start raining chocolate milk]
Pinkie: Chocolate milk?! I hate chocolate milk!
Twilight: Uugh! Think, Twilight, think! "Find the Elements back where you began." "Back where you began..."
[Applejack jumps on Rarity's boulder, which she is carrying on her back]
Rarity: Don't touch my gem!
[Fluttershy flys over and puts a hoof on the boulder]
Fluttershy: I'm touching your gem, Rarity. Ha, ha.
Pinkie: What chu laughin' at?!
Twilight: Ugh. I just want to go home... Wait a minute. Home! "Back where you began!" The Elements must be in...
[screen wipes to Ponyville]
Ponyville! Come on, girls. I'm certain this is what Discord's riddle really meant. If we get back to the library, I have a book that I just know could give us a clue! Gah!
[Twilight gets trampled by a herd of rabbits, led by Angel]
Fluttershy: Good boy, Angel! Mama's so proud!
[the sun instantly dips below the horizon and the moon takes its place, darkening the area]
Applejack: Wow! I can see so much better now. Whoa! [slips and falls, taking everypony else down with her] I meant to do that.
Twilight: Wah! Eeooo! Wah! [falls down]
[the sun darts back to the sky]
Twilight: Discord's turned our dirt roads into soap!
Discord: Beautiful, isn't it? This is the new and improved Ponyville, and these are only my first changes!
Pinkie: [skating by on the soap] This may look like fun, but it's not!
Twilight: Ugh.
Discord: Picture it - The chaos capital of the world.
[Discord holds Twilight up to see everything as the sun again drops below the horizon]
Twilight: I can't picture anything, it's too dark.
[Discord drops her with a splash]
Discord: Well, wait a few minutes and you'll see it in the beautiful light of day. Or not.
Twilight: Ponyville: the chaos capital of the world? Not if I have anything to say about it!
Fluttershy: Don't worry, you won't. [maniacal laugh]
Arriving back at the library just as the run rises again ~
Twilight: [exasperated sigh] OK, we're here. Everyone please, please, please just go inside, please?
Applejack: I absolutely refuse. [enters]
Fluttershy: With pleasure. [tramples a bush before entering]
Pinkie: I hate libraries! [walks in]
Twilight: Uhhh...
Rarity: [grunting as she tries pushing her "gem" to the door]
Twilight: Pleeease. We've gotta hurry!
Rarity: Forget it, Twilight. I know what you're up to. The second I go in, you'll have your little minion Spike come and take Tom!
Twilight: Tom?
Rarity: Well, it's not going to work!
Twilight: You're not going in without him, are you?
Rarity: [grunts negatively and shakes her head]
Twilight: [grunts] Fine!
[hoisting "Tom" onto her back, Twilight carries the boulder inside as Rarity follows]
Spike: [sleeping contentedly when Fluttershy pours a bucket of water on him] Ah! Brrr! [shakes off some of the water] What did you do that for, Fluttershy?!
Fluttershy: 'Cause you just looked so peaceful.
Spike: I- Uh... huh?
[crash]
Rarity: Careful, Twilight! You'll ruin his beautiful finish.
Twilight: Oh, for the love of-
Spike: Twilight, what's going on? Why does everybody look so... gray?
Twilight: Don't ask. I need you to help me find something.
Fluttershy: Hey Twilight, what's soaking wet and clueless?
Twilight: Fluttershy, I've had just about enough- [Fluttershy pours the remaining water over Twilight]
Fluttershy: Your face! [slams the bucket atop Twilight's head]
Spike: What's happened to everypony?
Applejack: I guess you just bring out the worst in us, Spike.
Twilight: Ugh. No time to explain. We've got to find the reference guide to the Elements of Harmony before somepony does something she'll regret!
Spike: The Elements of Harmony? Oh, I know exactly where that book is. [goes directly to it] Found it!
Fluttershy: Hah! [snatches book from Spike]
Twilight: Fluttershyyyy, you'd better give me that book!
Fluttershy: Keep away! [tosses the book to Applejack]
Twilight: Hey! Applejack, give me that book!
Applejack: I don't have any book. [tosses it to Pinkie, who then tosses it back to Fluttershy]
Twilight: Pinkie! You guys!
[the book makes its way around the room]
Stop it, right now! [Spike tackles Fluttershy from the air, and the book gets taken by Rarity after it hits the floor]
Rarity: Mine!
Twilight: Hey, do you even know what you just stole?!
Rarity: No, but if you want it, I want it!
Twilight: Give me that book!
[chase ensues]
Twilight: Where is she? Where's Rarity?
Applejack: Beats me.
Twilight: Lies!
[Twilight begins brawling with Pinkie and Applejack, exiting a could of dust with the book]
Twilight: Get back! All of you! This is my book, and I'm going to READ IT!
[gasps]
The Elements!
[the Elements are revealed to be within a hollowed recess carved into the book's pages]
Twilight: The Elements! They were here all along!
Spike: This is great! Now you guys can defeat Discord and put everything back to normal!
Twilight: See girls, We did it! We found the Elements of Harmony! Together!
Applejack: [yawns]
Twilight: You don't even care, do you?
Everypony: deadpanning - No.
Twilight: I never thought it would happen. My friends... have turned into complete jerks!
[begins placing the elements on her friends]
Necklace! Necklace! Necklace! Necklace! Aaaand... big crown thingy! [dons her own element] Come on everypony, let's go!
Spike: But Twilight, aren't you missing somepony?
Twilight: Nope: we've got the liar, the grump, the hoarder, and the brute. That just about covers it!
Spike: But what about Rainbow Dash?
Twilight: Congratulations Spike! You're the new Rainbow Dash. Now let's go!
Spike: Me? B- B- But what if she finds out I've been impersonating her? That won't end well.
Twilight: Too bad, you're Rainbow Dash. Now let's go defeat Discord so we don't ever have to talk to each other again!
Everpony except Rarity: Yeah! Woo-hoo! [tramples Spike as they're charging towards the door]
Rarity: [once again grunting as she endevours to bring "Tom"]
Twilight: Move!
[view switches outside the library]
Twilight: Look out! Here comes Tom!
[she breaks down a wall as she uses her magic to force it out]
Discord: Well, well, well. I see you've found the Elements of Harmony. How terrifying!
Twilight: Discord! I've figured out your lame riddle. You're in for it now!
Discord: I certainly am. You've clearly out-dueled me, and now it's time to meet my fate. I'm prepared to be defeated now, ladies. Fire when ready.
[forms a bullseye on his chest]
Twilight: Formation! Now!
Everypony: [groans]
Twilight: Rainbow Dash, get over here!
[Spike meanders over]
Twilight: Alright, let's get this over with!
[they create a vibrant display as their powers charge, but then it fizzles out, affecting nothing]
Twilight: What's going on?
Applejack: Mine's workin'. There must be somethin' wrong with yours.
Pinkie: I hate the Elements of Harmony!
Fluttershy: Hmph! Garbage. [throws hers down]
Rarity: MINE! [grabs it]
Spike: Sorry, Twilight. I guess I'd better get back upstairs and clean up the library. Good luck with all this- whoa!
[Fluttershy trips him with her tail]
Fluttershy: Oops. Sorry, Rainbow Crash! [laughs]
Discord: Bravo, ponies, bravo! Harmony in Equestria is officially dead. Discord rules; Celestia drools.
[boops Twilight's nose]
Twilight: [growls]
Pinkie: [At nobody] It's your fault it didn't work.
Twilight: Who are you talking to?
Pinkie: Any of you! ALL OF YOU! I'm outta here!
Applejack: I better go too. I've got new, better friends waitin' for me at the farm.
[Rarity is shoving Tom back towards her home]
Fluttershy: Yeah! I'm sick of you looosers.
Twilight: Fine! Leave! See if I care! I don't need you guys either! With friends like you, who needs... enemies.
[her color shifts to gray like all the others as a single tear runs down her cheek]
Discord: [appears] Oh, my stomach! [laughing] Twilight, you've got to see what I just did!
[Berry Punch sneezes, causing the surrounding buildings, which are now simple facades, to fall over backwards]
Discord: It's priceless! [laughing] Come now, Twilight Sparkle. You've got to get into the spirit of things! After all, this is your new home!
Twilight: [looks around] Not anymore.
Discord: YES! [laughs maniacally]
Twilight finishes her walk home as the sun again falls and the moon takes its place~
Twilight: Pack your things, Spike. We're leaving.
Spike: [groaning in pain]
Twilight: Don't ask where we're going, because I don't know yet. Just not here...
[Twilight throws her Element in the trash]
Spike: Can't...move. The princess... has been sending these... since I came back upstairs. :[belches forth a letter, which falls atop a pile of letters he's already received]
Make it stoooop!
Twilight: These are all the letters I've written to the princess since I've lived in Ponyville. But... why would she send them back?
Spike: [belches]
Twilight: Reading some of the letters the princess has returned - "Real friends don't care what your cover is... Friendship is a wondrous and powerful thing... And like the path cut through the orchard, there will always be a way through... The best thing to do is stay true to yourself.... Everypony has a special magical connection with her friends, maybe even before she's met them..."
[Twilight's color returns to normal]
Twilight: Spike! Spike, it's all so clear! Can't you see? Discord's trying to distract us from what's important! He knows how powerful our friendships are, and he's trying to keep us from seeing it. Do you remember what I said the first day we arrived in Ponyville? I told you that the future of Equestria didn't rest on me making friends. But the opposite is true. The friendships I've made since I've been here are what saved Equestria from [Nightmare Moon]]. And now they need to save it from Discord!
Spike: [groans]
Twilight: You're right, Spike. I've got to fight for my friendships. For them, for me, for Equestria!
Spike: [more groaning]
Twilight: Oh. Uh... why don't you just stay here and rest? I'll take care of the whole fighting for friendship thing myself.
Spike: [groans before belching up another letter]
At Sweet Apple Acres ~
Applejack: And so I tried to defeat Discord, but none of my so-called friends would lift a hoof to help me!
Twilight: Applejack, I'm here to fight for our friendship!
Big Macintosh: [bursts through the ground and licks Twilight like a dog]
Applejack: Oh, now you want to fight! Where were you when I was battling Discord?
Twilight: Snap out of it! [tackles Applejack] This isn't you! You're not a liar!
[Twilight casts a memory spell, showing Applejack flashbacks to touching moments in previous episodes]
Applejack: Wh- What happened?
Twilight! I saw a vision of us feudin' and fightin'. I couldn't face the truth, so I started tellin' lies. Can you ever forgive me?
Twilight: I already have. Come on.
[At Fluttershy's cottage Applejack has bound Fluttershy with a rope, and Twilight uses the same memory spell on her]
Fluttershy: Oh, no! Twilight, Applejack! I just had the worst dream!
Rarity: [outside Carousel Boutique] What do you think you're doing? Get away from my gem! Get away!
[a flash of light issues from the windows as Twilight uses the spell]
Rarity: [pushes Tom out the door] Let us never speak of this again.
Pinkie: [laughing as her friends haul her in one of Applejack's carts] And I- I turned gray! Can you believe it?!
Fluttershy: She's not here.
Twilight: Without Rainbow Dash we can't use the Elements.
Applejack: She could be anywhere by now. We're never gonna find her...
Pinkie: Yeah we will! 'Cause she's right there!
[Rainbow is lounging on a cloud]
Twilight: Rainbow Dash!
Rainbow Dash: Hey guys.
Twilight: We've been looking everywhere for you!
Rainbow: That's nice.
Twilight: Discord's still on the loose! We need you to help us defeat him with your Element, Loyalty!
Rainbow: Loyalty, schmoyalty! Have you guys seen Ponyville? It's a disaster! I'm staying here in Cloudsdale where everything's awesome.
Rarity: How in Equestria can she think that tiny patch of cloud is Cloudsdale?
Applejack: The same way he got you to think that cheap rock was a bona-fide diamond?
Rarity: I thought we agreed never to speak of that again.
Twilight: Time for Plan B.
[they quietly raise themselves to Rainbow's height in a balloon while she's sleeping.]
Twilight: OK, Fluttershy: you grab Rainbow Dash and hold her down. Applejack will lower me down from this rope so I can cast the memory spell on her.
Fluttershy: Got it!
[Fluttershy soars aggressively towards Rainbow Dash and poses to grab her... before waking her with a gentle nudge]
Fluttershy: Um. I'm just wondering if it's OK if I hold you down against your will for a little bit?
Twilight: Ugh!
Rainbow: Nice try! Ponyville's your problem, not mine.
[She grabs a cloud and speeds away. Twilight lowers the rope from the balloon for Fluttershy to pull.]
Twilight: Come on Fluttershy, we've got to catch her!
[Rainbow loops around to taunt them with her aerial acrobatic abilities]
Twilight: Applejack!
[she tosses the rope up to Applejack, who is riding on top of the balloon; Applejack lassos Rainbow but the unsecured rope wraps itself around Rarity's legs, dragging her and Pinkie off the baloon]
Rarity & Pinkie: Waaaa!
Rarity: Pinkie! You were supposed to secure the roooope!
Pinkie: Oops.
Applejack: Rarity, Pinkie, hold on! Y'all are slowin' her down!
Rarity: Oh, Fluttershy, would you be a dear and FLY FASTER, please?
Fluttershy: [whimpering] I caaan't!
Twilight: If you can't catch her, Discord wins!
Fluttershy: That big. Dumb. MEANIE!
Twilight: OK Applejack! Last rope! Make it count! [tosses her another rope]
[Rainbow is lassoed again. The combined weight of Rarity, Pinkie, and the balloon slowly drag her to the ground]
[All of them are in a circle around Rainbow Dash, each pulling a length of rope to keep her immobile]
Rainbow: Lemme go! I don't need you guys! Leave me alone!
[Twilight restores her to normal]
Rainbow: Wh- what happened? [gasp] How's Ponyville? Where are the Elements?! Did we stop Discord?
Everypony but Rainbow: cheering
[some bison go dancing by]
Twilight: Maybe it's a little early for a group hug.
Discord: [laughing from his throne as he observes all that he's ruined] Chaos is a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Twilight: Not as wonderful as friendship.
[All six ponies stand resolute, each wearing their respective element]
Discord: Oh, this again? [drinks his glass, then detonates the remaining chocolate milk when he throws it behind him]
Applejack: That's right! You couldn't break apart our friendship for long!
Discord: Oh, Applejack, don't lie to me. [pulls her towards him with magic] I'm the one who made you a liar. [pulls all of them forward] Will you ever learn?
[Twilight frees them with her own magic]
Twilight: I'll tell you what we've learned Discord: We've learned that friendship isn't always easy, but there's no doubt it's worth fighting for!
Discord: Uh! Gag! Fine, go ahead. Try and use your little Elements. Friend me. Just make it quick. [teleports back to his throne] I'm missing some excellent chaos here.
Twilight: Alright, ladies! Let's show him what friendship can do!
Pinkie: Wait, wait, wait! [drinks some chocolate milk pouring from a cloud]
[jumps in formation and growls; discord yawns]
[all of their Elements begin activating properly]
Discord: Huh. What's this?
Discord: No!
[the Elements generate a brilliant flash and a vibrant rainbow that envelops Discord, turning him to stone once more]
Discord: NOOOOO!
[the rainbow divides, encapsulating Ponyville in a bubble that restores everything to normal ]


Fade to Canterlot, where the girls are walking into the castle's court to be recognized for their efforts before a large assembly of familiar background ponies ~


Princess Celestia: We are gathered here today to once again honor the heroism of these six friends, who stood up to the villain Discord and saved Equestria from eternal chaos.
The princess unviels a new stained-glass window depicting their victory over Discord, alongside the one commemorating their defeat of Nightmare Moon.
[credits]
Last edited by Liege on 26 March 2012 at 05:47
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