Leap of Faith

Information

TitleLeap of Faith
Season4
Number20
Overall Number85
Wiki PageLeap of Faith
Main Character
  • Applejack
PreviousFor Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils
NextTesting Testing 1, 2, 3

In this episode 10 characters spoke a total of 151 lines. The most talkative character was Applejack, who spoke 45 lines.

Characters

Most Talkative Characters
image/svg+xml https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/04/20/ https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/04/20/ Applejack (45, 30%) Apple Bloom (30, 20%) Granny Smith (30, 20%) Flam (15, 10%) Flim (15, 10%) Silver Shill (9, 6%) Big McIntosh (3, 2%) Jinx (3, 2%) Rainbowshine (1, 1%) Snappy Scoop (1, 1%)

Transcript

  • Apple Bloom
Just one more time? Please?
  • Applejack
Alright, but this is the last one.
  • Apple Bloom
Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Woooo!
  • Granny Smith
Who done that?!
  • Apple Bloom
Sure wish you'd come swim with us, Granny.
  • Granny Smith
Uh, sorry, dear. I just can't bring myself anywhere near that there swimmin' hole.
  • Apple Bloom
How come?
  • Granny Smith
Well, I wasn't always this way...
  • Granny Smith
Time was, I was an aquapony all-star! In fact, I was the only Apple to ever come close to breaking the Equestria high-diving record! Falling six stories into a deep dish pie pan takes a toll on the hindquarters. Oh, I was so sore, took years before I could even look at the water again! Just the idea of swimmin' makes my whole body ache! Besides, these old legs can't even paddle fast enough to stay afloat.
  • Apple Bloom
Boy, I sure would hate to be afraid of swimmin'. You think I'll ever be scared of the water?
  • Apple Bloom
Aah!
  • Big McIntosh
Nope.
  • Apple Bloom
Wow, Granny. I can't believe you were a high diver!
  • Granny Smith
The best one in Ponyville!
  • Apple Bloom
Do you think I could be a high diver?
  • Big McIntosh
Nope.
  • Applejack
Absolutely not.
  • Apple Bloom
But–
  • Granny Smith
Now you hold your horsefeathers, little seed! I never said bein' a high diver was a smart decision! It's incredibly dangerous!
  • Apple Bloom
I know, but–
  • Granny Smith
But nothin'! It is the riskiest, scariest, darn-fool thing I ever did do! That's not to say I didn't wish I was still young and spry and confident, but let's leave the flyin' through the air to the Pegasi.
  • Apple Bloom
Wow, when you put it that way, it doesn't sound so fun.
  • Applejack
Wow. I wonder where everypony's headed.
  • Applejack
Now where in Ponyville do you two think you're goin'?
  • Granny Smith
Aw, quit bein' such a worry-worm and follow your ears!
  • Apple Bloom
Come on, Applejack, aren't you curious?
  • Apple Bloom
Boy, I just can't believe all the things that Flim Flam Tonic can do!
  • Applejack
When somepony says somethin's too good to be true, it usually is.
  • Apple Bloom
You mean Granny wasted her money?
  • Applejack
Well, I don't know about that, but I don't think there's a tonic in Equestria that can make an old pony young again.
  • Granny Smith
Howdy!
  • Apple Bloom
Granny?!
  • Applejack
Hang on now! We'll get ya!
  • Apple Bloom
Granny, I thought you were too afraid of the water to swim! And, and what about your hip?!
  • Granny Smith
Well, I reckon it might have been a problem before I had myself a dose of that there Flim Flam Tonic!
  • Applejack
I'm not so sure that tonic really does anythin'.
  • Granny Smith
Doesn't do anythin'?! What d'you call this?
  • Applejack
I'm glad you're feelin' good, but how do you know it's from the tonic?
  • Granny Smith
I looked out at the water this mornin' and I felt the same terrifyin' aches and pains I always do. But one sip of that magic elixir and it all went away! Why, I might even get a head start on my chores! What do you say, Big Mac-a-doo? Up for a little afternoon applebuckin'?
  • Big McIntosh
Uh, no.
  • Granny Smith
Oh, quit your bellyachin'!
  • Apple Bloom
Gee, it looks like that tonic works after all! I wonder what's in it.
  • Applejack
I think maybe it's time we found out.
  • Apple Bloom
So you're just gonna walk up and ask them how it works?
  • Applejack
I guess. Though if it's a genuine cure, I don't suppose they'll be too keen on sharin' the recipe.
  • Silver Shill
–out the door!
  • Apple Bloom
Wait a second! That's that same pony from before!
  • Applejack
Hey!
  • Applejack
Now hold it right there, Mister...?
  • Silver Shill
Shill. Silver Shill. Ooh, what do you two want?
  • Applejack
Our Granny took some tonic and we want to know how it works.
  • Apple Bloom
Granny couldn't swim before, and now she can. Just like you couldn't walk and now you can. But what are you doin' back here? I mean, if the tonic cured you and all...
  • Applejack
...Because he's part of the act! It's time for you to tell the truth! You never needed crutches at all, did ya?
  • Silver Shill
I, uh...
  • Applejack
Hey! Huh?
  • Flim
Well, if it isn't our most favorite Apple!
  • Flam
What brings you back to our humble abode?
  • Applejack
You two charlatans sold my Granny a bottle of tonic, and now she's off actin' like a filly again.
  • Flim
What's so bad about that?
  • Applejack
If she keeps gallavantin' around like a yearlin', she's apt to drop from exhaustion or worse! What's more, I know for a fact that your friend here is dressin' up as a different pony every night so he can pretend to be cured!
  • Flam
Well, well, well, that's quite an accusation.
  • Flim
But let's say that it's true...
  • Flam
Hypothetically...
  • Flim
Theoretically...
  • Flam
As I understand, your Granny was a famous aquapony.
  • Flim
The star of the show, once upon a time.
  • Flam
But hasn't set so much as a hoof in the water since.
  • Applejack
Until today, that's right.
  • Flim
Well, then even if our tonic were nothing more than a mixture of apple juice and beet leaves...
  • Flam
Hypothetically...
  • Flim
Theoretically...
  • Flam
The fact is that Granny is happier now than before she tried it.
  • Applejack
I guess...
  • Flim
So, the question is...
  • Flam
Do you really want to be the pony who takes all that happiness away?
  • Applejack
I...
  • Apple Bloom
There you are! I've been lookin' all over! Did you find out what's in the tonic?
  • Applejack
Honestly, Apple Bloom... as long as it works, I... don't suppose it really matters.
  • Apple Bloom
Well, if it doesn't matter to you, then it doesn't matter to me either, sis.
  • Flim
That's the spirit!
  • Flam
Come back anytime!
  • Apple Bloom
Hey, Granny! Think you can buck me over the water?
  • Granny Smith
I don't see why not! Come on, Big Mac, toss her this way!
  • Applejack
Granny, wait!
  • Granny Smith
Woo-hoo-hoo!
  • Granny Smith
Uh, what were you sayin', dear?
  • Applejack
Granny, don't you think you should take it kinda easy?
  • Granny Smith
I've been takin' it easy for too long! And now, thanks to that Flim Flam Tonic, I don't have to!
  • Apple Bloom
Granny, you think I could be an aquapony like you?
  • Granny Smith
Of course you can, sapling. There's nothin' to it but to do it!
  • Apple Bloom
Well, the Ponyville swim meet is comin' up. We could enter together! A legendary water pony like you? We'd be a cinch to win!
  • Granny Smith
Mm, ee, uh, I don't know... Bein' back in the water is one thing, but a competition is a pony of a different color.
  • Apple Bloom
Oh. Okay.
  • Applejack
I don't know, Granny. A swim meet sounds pretty safe. And after all, if that tonic lets you swim in a river and a swimmin' hole, a pool should be no problem at all.
  • Granny Smith
Well, I'll be a tart turnover, you are right! All we need now is more tonic!
  • Flam
Welcome, friends, and step right up! The next show starts in five minutes!
  • Flim
But why not buy your tonic now and avoid the rush?
  • Flam
Right this way, good sir!
  • Granny Smith
We'll take the whole case!
  • Jinx
Are you saying this stuff actually works?
  • Applejack
It seems to work for Granny.
  • Flim
You heard it here first, folks! Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic is Granny Smith-tested and Applejack-approved!
  • Jinx
If Applejack says it works, that's good enough for me!
  • Granny Smith
  • Apple Bloom
Hoo-ha, hee-hee, ha-hoo-ha!
  • Applejack
Just remember, you two. The most important thing is to be safe and have fun, right?
  • Granny Smith
Fiddlesticks! With the routine we've been workin' on, I'll be a plum puddin' if we don't win this thing!
  • Applejack
Uh... good luck, then!
  • Granny Smith
Luck? Pfft, who needs luck? We got tonic on our side!
  • Flam
Flim Flam's Magical Curative Tonic!
  • Flim
Get your Applejack-approved tonic! Granny Smith drinks it – why shouldn't you?
  • Applejack
Right.
  • Granny Smith
Now, if'n you'll excuse us, we got some swimmin' to do!
  • Applejack
Well, I'll be...
  • Snappy Scoop
That was some of the most amazing aquabatics I've ever seen! How in Equestria did you do it? Hard work? Lots of practice?
  • Granny Smith
Yeah, but mostly it's the tonic!
  • Flim
That's Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic, to be precise.
  • Flam
Buy it now while supplies last.
  • Applejack
What are you doin' here?
  • Silver Shill
Oh, things are going so well, Flim and Flam gave me a promotion! Just made my first bit as a salespony. No more costumes for this pony. This is more of a uniform.
  • Applejack
If you say so.
  • Silver Shill
I used to wonder if I was doing the right thing. You know, pretending to be cured, basically lying to folks about this tonic. But thanks to you, I realized that sometimes honesty isn't the best policy.
  • Applejack
Thanks to... me?
  • Apple Bloom
With Flim Flam's magical Curative Tonic, my Granny can do anything! Just ask Applejack!
  • Applejack
No! This has gotta stop! If ponies keep believin' that tonic can do things it can't, who knows what'll happen?
  • Silver Shill
Maybe something like that?
  • Applejack
Granny! What in blazes does she think she's doin'?!
  • Apple Bloom
Granny's gonna break the Equestria high divin' record!
  • Applejack
Land sakes!
  • Granny Smith
Now what in tarnation did you do that for?!
  • Applejack
That was the most fool-pony thing I've ever seen anypony do in all my life! You can't do a dive like that!
  • Granny Smith
Oh, quit your fussin'! I had enough tonic to do a dive ten times as high!
  • Flim
Twenty times, by my count.
  • Flam
Thirty, with a favorable breeze.
  • Applejack
I hate to disappoint everypony, but there's no way Granny could have made that dive, because this tonic is a fake!
  • Jinx
But you gave it your stamp of approval!
  • Rainbowshine
Are you saying you lied?
  • Applejack
...I am.
  • Applejack
I didn't mean to! But everypony seemed so much happier, I couldn't bring myself to tell you when I found out the tonic wasn't real. I know it was wrong. I just hope with time, I can win back everypony's trust.
  • Apple Bloom
But if the tonic is a fake, then how come Granny can swim again, and what about all that aquabatics stuff we just did?
  • Applejack
I reckon sometimes you can forget what you're capable of, and it just takes a little extra confidence to remember that it was inside of you all along. But tellin' ponies your tonic can do things it can't is just wrong!
  • Flim
But you just said it boosts confidence!
  • Flam
And that's not all it does, folks–
  • Silver Shill
Yes, it is! In fact, it's not a tonic at all! I know, 'cause I helped make it! Watching Applejack save Granny and then admit to lying, well, that made me realize I was making ponies believe in a thing that just wasn't so!
  • Applejack
Believin' in somethin' can help you do amazin' things. But if that belief is based on a lie, eventually it's gonna lead to real trouble.
  • Silver Shill
Thank you, Applejack. I got this through dishonest means. That was a mistake I won't be making again! I'd like you to have it, as a reminder of how you helped me finally see the truth.
  • Applejack
I don't know...
  • Silver Shill
Oh, don't worry. I'll track down the pony I sold that worthless tonic to and give him another bit to replace this one! Honest.
  • Applejack
I'm sorry, Granny. I hope this doesn't mean you'll stop swimmin'.
  • Granny Smith
Why in tarnation would I do that? I just can't believe those two salesponies had me believin' I could near fly! Hey, where'd they go?
  • Applejack
Bein' honest sure gets hard when it seems like the truth might hurt somepony you care about. But I think believin' a lie can end up hurtin' even more. Maybe some ponies don't care about that – but I sure ain't one of them. Now you take it easy there, Granny!
  • Granny Smith
Oh, I plan to! Hoo, ha, ha-whee!