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A fresh extended synopsis for episode 409. To note we’ll be using episode titles in article headlines. Click the fancy spoiler bar thing below.
Extended Synopsis of 409 “Pinkie Apple Pie”
“Pinkie Apple Pie” — Pinkie makes an astonishing discovery that may link the Pie family to the Apple clan, and no one is more excited than Pinkie to hop on the Apple wagon to find the pony who will know for sure. Along the way they must learn to appreciate each other’s strengths and faults to find out what really makes a family, on “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic,” Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET/ 7:30 a.m. PT on the Hub Network.
Twilight Sparkle (Tara Strong)
Spike (Cathy Weseluck)
Pinkie Pie (Andrea Libman)
Fluttershy (Andrea Libman)
Rarity (Tabitha St. Germain)
Applejack (Ashleigh Ball)
Rainbow Dash (Ashleigh Ball)
Kirsten Newlands, Executive Producer
Stephen Davis, Executive Producer
Meghan McCarthy, Co-Executive Producer, Story Editor, Writer
Jayson Thiessen, Co-Executive Producer, Supervising Director
The ratings are in for MLP 405 Flight to the Finish, info and details submitted by StatManDan:
For the fourth week running, MLP: FiM was the most-viewed program on the Hub. “Flight to the Finish” drew 568,000 viewers on Saturday which was an increase of 43% compared to “Daring Don’t” in its first showing. It is the second-highest viewed episode of Season Four (counting the opening two-parter as one) and the third known episode to break half a million viewers (“Princess Twilight Sparkle,” “The Crystal Empire”). We never got any viewership numbers for “Magical Mystery Cure.” Otherwise, “Flight to the Finish” would be confirmed as the most watched non two-parter in the history of the series.
Here are the updated season numbers (numbers only count first-run episodes):
MLP Season 4:
Episodes as of December 14th: 5
High: 733,000 (“Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1”, 11/23)
Low: 397,000 (“Daring Don’t”, 12/7)
Average Viewership: 573,600
Highest Placing: 1st (four times)
Lowest Placing: 2nd (“Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 2”, 11/23)
Seems this week’s preview material has come in the form of two different social media posts. The first came earlier this afternoon via HubWorld’s official twitter account, while the second was posted on the official My Little Pony facebook page. Both images can be found after the page break because of spoilers.
Zap2it has published the title and air date of season 4 episode 9 to air on January 11, 2014: “Pinkie Apple Pie.”
Thanks to Jordan for pointing out that this is likely to be the episode that was previewed at San Diego Comic-Con—written by Natasha Levinger and storyboarded by Emmett Hall and Tony Cliff. Hence, we can look forward to to the song Apples to the Core!
Pinkie Pie becomes the Princess of Pie in the season mini-arc of 407 "Pinkie Apple Pie", 414 "Pie in the Sky", and 419 "Maude Pie"
Kryptonlogic has just published the episodic storyline of the 6th episode of season 4, “Power Ponies.” The expanded synopsis reveals more of Spike’s role in the episode as well as some new names.
Episodic storyline and image of 406
“Power Ponies” — When Spike and the ponies are transported into the city of Maretropolis in his favorite comic book, Spike is disappointed when he becomes a boring sidekick instead of one of his favorite heroes. But when the ponies come up against pony super villain, The Mane-iac, Spike becomes the last line of defense to help save the day, on “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic,” Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. ET/ 7:30 a.m. PT on the Hub Network.
Furthermore it is revealed that Mane-iac is voiced by Ellen Kennedy. I’m guessing this may be her.
On the writerly side, “Power Ponies” is a big collaboration by Charlotte Fullerton, Betsy McGowen, and Meghan McCarthy.
“When Rainbow Dash discovers that the new A.K. Yearling book she has been eagerly anticipating is delayed, she recruits her reluctant pony friends to spring into action to ensure the book gets written. However, when the ponies arrive to help the famous author, they soon discover that A.K. Yearling has a secret that sends Rainbow Dash and her pony friends on an unexpected mission”