S04E05: Far From the Tree
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I worked for Media since 2010 and today was the final day of my 2 week notice. Suffice it to say, I' m done working for those people and I' m giving up ever wanting to further
my career in animation altogether. I worked in Studio El as a storyboard archivist for the last three years. My job was to take pictures of the studio' s storyboards throughout the
editing process and catalog them, simple enough right? Wrong, you so much as make the smallest mistake and you' re screwed. Ne taken photos of storyboards for Johnny
Test, Pound Puppies, Kid vs Cat, LPS, and MLP. SEE was the first time I ever actually got to archive storyboards from MLP because the previous guy quit. At the time I had
no idea why, nor was I about to complain. Well, now I' m basically in the same boat as him and looking to get out of the field, so here' s a quick look into one of the storyboards
for SEE. A few things to note first though-
afterthe guy before me quit, I could count the number eutimes I worked on MLP on one hand.
bl only archived one storyboard for SEE, but that was enough to learn how many episodes were scheduled forthe season.
will consist episodes, including 3 flypast episodes.
will air December 2013.
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EM: "Far From the Tree"
owe mane El and CMC board a train to the Crystal Empire to attend the Equestria Games.
Twiilight is apparently already at the Crystal Empire according to Spike.
Dspike is watching over everyone' s pets again.
ACIDIC board the wrong train and wind up in Manehattan.
ACIDIC run into 2 fillies who are wearing Crusader capes; friends of Babs.
ACIDIC are lead to the Manehattan chapter Crusader clubhouse.
Seecret building full of everything you can think of to test every talent-
is full of blankflanks and and fillies helping each other find what makes them special.
the CMC clubhouse to shame.
map of Equestria reveals new chapters founded all over Equestria in order to help blank flanks discover their special talent-
and helments remove and reveal that they are no longer blank flanks.
cutie mark is 3 seeds; 2 brown, l yellow.
friends cutie marks are a screwdriver S. wrench (Pegasus), and 2 feathers (unicorn).
ACIDIC don' t want to leave but need to get to the Crystal Empire.
to the Crystal Empire have gone through the roof.
ACIDIC don' t have enough bits to buy a ticket-
owe Manehattan Crusaders help the CMC come up with a way to raise enough bits by helping them explore their talents.
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to their previous talent show comes up; they discuss how things could have been different if they switched
roles with one another.
owe CMC host a show that is more or less the same thing they did during the talent show in SEI.
Ttheir performance is unexpectedly great and all of Manehattan is blown away at how spectacular it is.
owe CIVIC receive their cutie marks together in a dramatic hash of light at the end; what they look like is not revealed.
owe crowd cheers, they stay for a while and bow before running backstage.
and helments are all at marks; which still have not been seen.
owe CIVIC huddle together and think of the best way to break the news.
decide to keep their cutie marks a secret and surprise everyone back in Ponyville.
Iapple Bloom paints over their cutie marks to appear as blank flanks.
owe CIVIC make more bits than you could possibly imagine from their performance.
take what they need for the tickets and give the rest to Babs to donate to the rest of the Crusader chapters across Equestria.
board the train wondering what to do with their capes now that they' re no longer blank flanks.
owe CIVIC notice 3 blank flanks sitting across from them looking sad.
hand their capes over to the 3 fillies whose faces shine with delight.
owe CIVIC put their hooves together; the 3 fillies copy them and they all smile.
owe episode ends with a shot of Equestria as a rainbow beacon shoots up from the Crystal Empire in the background.