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Greetings, fellow Wikians! It's been quite a day, hasn't it? I mean, that episode...

Anyway, it's time we compare the eighteenth episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Here they are.

Cutie Mark Crusaders song S1E18
Season 1
The Show Stoppers
Pinkie Pie Introduce Myself S2E18
Season 2
A Friend in Deed
Maud Pie with Gummy biting on her tail S4E18
Season 4
Maud Pie
Crusaders' cutie marks side-by-side shot S5E18
Season 5
Crusaders of the Lost Mark

All you need to do is to rank the episodes above from your favorite to least favorite. It's also appreciated if you give your thoughts on these episodes too.

Here's my ranking.

  1. Crusaders of the Lost Mark: Not only does it serve as a great conclusion to the Cutie Mark Crusaders' long journey to find their cutie marks, but also their long-time rivalry with Diamond Tiara as she is given more character development and redemption. The fact that both stories are tied together is a brilliant move as it lends a lot of significance to this particular chapter in the Crusader storyline, which justifies its musical setup. It truly is a remarkable episode and a great way to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the show. Great job, Amy Keating Rogers.
  2. Maud Pie: This episode introduces a new character in the form of Maud Pie, whom the writers got a lot of mileage of when it comes to comedy with her deadpan delivery and general weirdness in addition to great characterization as she is provided some hidden depths through her love of Pinkie Pie. Speaking of which, I found Pinkie's situation to be quite sympathetic here, showing how much she wants her friends to know her great sister. Overall, this episode is a great one.
  3. A Friend in Deed: Aside from just being a fun episode all-around, I also see it as both a celebration and critique of Pinkie as a character; it shows us her passion to make the friends she love so much happy (helped a lot by a spectacular musical number), but it also shows us how her extroverted personality can be a disadvantage when making friends with someone like Cranky Doodle Donkey. This serves to develop Pinkie Pie further to become a better friend as she learns a lesson about the differences between friends.
  4. The Show Stoppers: This episode is painfully mediocre. Aside from a few noteworthy moments like Cutie Mark Crusaders Song, not much really stands out here.

So, how would you rank these episodes? Comment below and tell me what you think!