When Sunset Shimmer finds out that her friends have no memory of her, she's shocked to hear that after Human Twilight was reformed, all trace of Sunset had simply vanished. Desperate, Sunset is determined to bring her friends' memories of her back to them. But to do so, she must first find the perpetrator who did such a thing in the first place.Written by
I wanted to teach you a lesson by erasing your friend's good memories of you, but obviously that didn't work.
[takes the Memory Stone out of her bag]
What if I erased all their memories of high school?
You can't! You'd be stealing their memories of each other!
They'll think of each other the way you think of me. Which is not at all!
[fires a blast from the Memory Stone at the Mane Six]
[jumps in front of her friends taking the blast as Colter screams and runs toward her]
I've ruined their ...
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This was a TV special about Sunset Shimmer's friends suddenly forgetting she was her friend and everyone only remembering when she was a bully. A simple story in theory but this turned out to be stronger, both emotionally and plotwise, than expected.
Now don't get me wrong, this is a show for young girls and not Shakespeare. But like most of the MLP:FiM universe, far more effort is put in writing-wise than most girl shows. This special utilizes the history of the characters and deals with Sunshet Shimmer dealing with past mistakes she made at Canterlot High and in Equestria. It also deals a lot with Sunset as a character and her regrets and sorrow at losing the friendships she has built. It is this backstory and characterization that makes the special more compelling that it has any right to be and ending in a touching conclusion.
On the downside, most of the main characters in this series are sidelined as Sunset is left alone for the majority of the special. On the plus, the spotlight is shown on the egotistical showwoman Trixie. She is a hoot and has the best lines.
Overall, a nice little special.
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