I just saw the new episodes and to be honest… I really liked it! At least more than magical mystery cure.
Flashbacks were cool and the fact that the elements were given an own origin was brilliant. (I want to know more about that tree!) Besides, now twilight got some responsibilities and she will realize how the attitudes of the others will change.
I found a few disturbing things though. Pinkie pie was not overly annoying, which is good. but… the usage of old things. sombra’s magic, twilight freaking out a little too much… (the floating upwards effect was good xD) but I guess I can forgive that. it is a childrens show after all and some traits must be clear.
Discords and zecoras appearances were good also. and the fact that the mane 6 actually sent twilight back was heartbreaking and actually quite realistic. and if discord didn’t talk to twilight and made her go back, things wouldn’t have gone so “well”.
I understand the doubt against discord, but really. what we learned of return of harmony, if discord was the cause, he would be sitting in the front row with popcorn, as he eventually did too, as foreshadowing.
I have a bad habit of paying attention on the music and the score from nightmare moon flashback was beautiful! I hope some artist will make an extended version of it, just like Love conquers all, which is my favourite. (on bad days, I listen to it and move into tears TwT)