Well, that was something, I suppose. Twilight is a princess again, it being her episode and all. And apparently super popular for some reason, what with everypony going nuts over her. Well, every foal, anyways. Maybe Twi's place isn't actually a library after all, otherwise anypony could have gone there to see her whenever they wanted. Maybe they couldn't have actually spent time with her, but they didn't exactly show any interest in that either judging by the scene at the restaurant.Oh, and the key thing. I don't think I saw the flower rainbow, so I guess that kind of kills it. Oh well. Not that it couldn't be it, but it doesn't fit the pattern as well. I suppose we'll be having another episode with Twi's name in the future, then, unless she really does get her key in the finale. …or I'm completely wrong about my predictons, too. Very possible, that.
I can't blame just this episode for that, though. Because most episodes this season have ignored Twilight being a princess completely, even when it could have been relevant, there is a huge disconnect between an episode like this and the rest. I would rather have Twilight's position addressed in each episode in some way, even if very minor, and kept mostly consistent rather than this back and forth between her being a princess and not being one. Yes, I know I was against her being a princess from the start, but since it's happened I'd rather they embrace it.
All that aside, Twilight teaching Sweetie magic is pretty much a no-brainer, and I'm glad it finally happened. The Sweetie Chronicles, here we come!. And Sweetie actually managed to use her magic! That's not much, but it's about time. I wonder if they are going to keep going with this or if it was just a one-off thing. Twilight having her own apprentice could be rather cute, and Sweetie could do with some growing up. And you know, the whole thing about the apprentice becoming a master which was sort of mentioned in MMC.
Scootaloo learning to put tings together seems a bit odd, but then again, she probably needs to have her scooter repaired every now and again considering how she uses it. I'm very glad Twi wasn't teaching her about using her wings, though, that would have been terrible. Scoots and Twi learning together under RD could be cool, but Twi seems to be pretty proficient already.
As for Apple Bloom… I could see her as a potion maker, but not quite like how Twi was teaching her. I was thinking more along the lines of Zecora being her teacher. But of course, I do like Apple Bloom and Zecora together, so I guess I'm biased. She has shown talent for building before, though, so I would have been expecting something along those lines but as said, potions would be rather cool, as well, and could be very beneficial for the farm.
All that makes me wonder how much Twilight actually knows. Of course it's not like taking something apart and then re-assembling it should be too hard for her, and her being a curious pony she might have done that quite a bit on her own. Potions, though… That was more akin to what chemists do, which of course suit Twilight better than Zecora's brand of brewing. Can Twilight create the same kinds of potions Zecora can? Personally, I would say no but that's mostly out of preference. It would be very interesting to have an episode where Zecora sees Twi's equipment and starts laughing or comments on her silly set-up or some such.
Moving back to the episode, Twi's table manners certainly aren't quite princess-like, poor Rarity would have been shocked! It was kind of cute, though, in a way.
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon… I was honestly expecting Twi to have words with those two at the end. Yes, she pointed out they weren't exactly blameless themselves, but they were basically turning the other foals against those three right in front of a princess. I would imagine Twi should know about those two and how they are bullies, and letting them just go feels wrong to me. Not that Twi is a confrontational pony, no, but still. Overall, though, I find Polsky nailed those two pretty well. They were unlikeable brats who wanted to make themselves look better at every turn and were manipulating the CMC for their own benefit. I can't say if their actions were in line with what they have done before, but at least I found they felt right. Now if only somepony gave them a good lesson about being the way they are, preferably with a belt or something.
The episode sort of felt it was dragging on, but I think that might have been because I'm just not a huge fan of the CMC and ponies making such mistakes over and over again because I feel bad for them so strongly myself. I do prefer this to them having too much story and too little time, as I've mentioned before. This time I just didn't find the story as interesting to me, personally.
Overall, I don't think the episode was too bad or anything, just meh. One of those episodes that you don't rewatch that often and end up forgetting about.