By that I assume you mean the box and the castle
I'm .. assuming they're both related to a single, converging resolution, but I guess I'll wait and see? It would be wonderful if the last two episodes have some actual relevance to the rest of the season (which it seems guaranteed they will). I don't have anything against Cadance, but .. pic related
That whole story just came out of nowhere ..
But it's so apparent that the writers have been listening to the fandom now, what with the history lesson from the first two episodes (I loved that), then Scootaloo, now Spike, and the addition of some actual continuity. It's .. way more than I was expecting
People laud the first season as being the highest point for MLP, and when the original format was fresh, it was maybe easier for them to develop great episodes, for what MLP was then. People loved it for it's quality, the relevance of the lessons, and I think as a break from reality into a colorful, innocent world. But now, the series is maturing to include and address the older fans and give a lot more legitimacy to our interest in the show .. and it's a good thing. A very good thing.