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A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 

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Twilight Sparkle is confused by her conflicting feelings when she finds out her brother, Shining Armor, is marrying Princess Celestia's niece, Cadence.

Directors:

James Wootton (as James 'Wootie' Wootton), Jayson Thiessen

Writers:

Lauren Faust (developed for television by), Meghan McCarthy
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Episode cast overview:
Tara Strong ... Twilight Sparkle (voice)
Ashleigh Ball ... Applejack / Rainbow Dash (voice)
Andrea Libman ... Pinkie Pie / Fluttershy / Twinkleshine (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Rarity / Princess Luna / Wild Fire (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Spike / Minuette (voice)
Nicole Oliver ... Princess Celestia (voice)
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Pinkie Pie (singing voice)
Rebecca Shoichet ... Twilight Sparkle (singing voice)
Kazumi Evans ... Rarity (singing voice)
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Twilight Sparkle is confused by her conflicting feelings when she finds out her brother, Shining Armor, is marrying Princess Celestia's niece, Cadence.

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The song B.B.B.F.F. initially ends on an authentic cadence as its last chord, but when the reprise of the song finishes near the end of the episode, the song ends on a deceptive cadence, foreshadowing the forthcoming plot of Part 2. See more »

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Twilight Sparkle: [Twilight comes to a rest on the steps of the wedding dais, and Princess Cadence joins her. Twilight has been crying after her song, and Cadence looks at her affectionately, rubbing the top of her head; Twilight speaks with pain her her voice] I'm sorry!
Princess Cadence: [Cadence's eyes glow green for a brief moment, and then her demeanor takes on a an evil side, with an angry look on her face] You will be!
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Bridal Chorus (Treulich geführt)
Written by Richard Wagner
Arranged by William Anderson
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Wedding tensions
25 May 2020 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Season 2 started off great and very promisingly, very much like how Season 1 started off. The season did vary post-"Luna Eclipsed", thankfully more hits (the best being "Sisterhooves Social", "A Canterlot Wedding Part 2" and "Hurricane Fluttershy") though than near-misses (four episodes particularly are disappointing, "The Mysterious Mare Do Well", "Hearts and Hooves Day", "Putting Your Hoof Down" and "Dragon Quest", but still don't consider any of them unwatchable, more average at best).

The season ended on a very good/great, if not quite flawless, note with the two part finale "A Canterlot Wedding". While preferring the darker, more emotionally varied and meatier second part, Part 1 is still very good indeed with a lot of fantastic things. As well as a couple of not too major annoyances that are thankfully outweighed by what works so well. Both parts are among the best episodes of the second season and a fine way to end it.

Will start with the not so good things first. Personally didn't really buy how quickly and easily Twilight was turned upon. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, which did attention grab but was also too abrupt.

Cadance's true intentions were obvious far too early and in so obvious a way that it makes Twilight's turn upon even more unconvincing.

However, the animation is great with both parts of "A Canterlot Wedding" being among the season's and show's best looking episodes. Part 2 is even better looking, but the atmosphere and attention to detail looks great here in Part 1. The music is full of atmosphere and character, the song "BBBFF" saying a lot about the characters singing them. The writing is some of the season's best, amusing, tense and affecting. Especially with Cadance and Twilight.

Moreover, Twilight's character writing is just fascinating and her arc has a big emotional core that is genuinely poignant. Cadance is a great character and Celestia's character writing is her most interesting in a long time. Authoritative and vulnerable, while proving herself useful. It was great to see everybody seeming genuinely concerned. The voice acting is terrific, especially from Tara Strong.

In a nutshell, very good but the second part is better. 8/10


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