Does it feel to anyone else like the show is wrapping up? The loose ends are being tied up. GIlda, DIamond Tiara, the CMC, Luna... So many conclusions. The only loose thread I can think of is the villainess from Ep 1 of this season, and Netflix (and some common sense) spoiled that ending, so... While Kids' shows rarely rely on that kind of story arc, MLP had a decent one woven into the normal episodic fare, so I feel like season 6 is going to be redundant.
Oh, and I loved Friendship games. I keep seeing people say 2 was better, but 2 was my least favorite of the 3, and 3 was my favorite.
EDIT: Oh, and people are comparing this episode to Magical Mystery Cure. I didn't even think about that fact that it was a comprehensive musical episode, and it's a bit of DUH! I should have known that something big was coming. I honestly didn't care that Twilight became an alicorn, but MMC was a terrible episode. I loved this one, though. Both would have worked better as two parters, though. Loved that they officially acknowledged the death of the Apple parents, not just giving hints like the shooting stars.
Edit again: A month since I first posted this, AND it was a double post. This forum is pretty dead, now, isn't it? In case someone comes back to the thread,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ZO24eAWb8