To Where and Back Again - Part 1

Information

TitleTo Where and Back Again - Part 1
Season6
Number25
Overall Number142
Wiki PageTo Where and Back Again - Part 1
Main Character
  • Starlight Glimmer
PreviousTop Bolt
NextTo Where and Back Again - Part 2

In this episode 18 characters spoke a total of 190 lines. The most talkative character was Starlight Glimmer, who spoke 79 lines.

Characters

Most Talkative Characters
image/svg+xml https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/06/25/ https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/06/25/ Starlight Glimmer (79, 41%) Trixie (26, 14%) Twilight Sparkle (20, 10%) Princess Luna (9, 5%) Spike (8, 4%) Thorax (8, 4%) Applejack (5, 3%) Discord (5, 3%) Double Diamond (5, 3%) Pinkie Pie (5, 3%) Other (21, 11%)

Transcript

  • Spike
Well, we don't all have magical horns.
  • Twilight Sparkle
I've been meaning to move these older books to my reference section for a while. Got to keep the new books front and center! Thank you both for your help.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Are you kidding? After all you've done for me, this is the least I can do.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh, please. I haven't done that much.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Nah. You just taught me the value of friendship. Not much at all.
  • Twilight Sparkle
I may have offered some guidance, but you are responsible for the pony you've become. I'm proud to call you my student and my friend. Now we just need to get rid of these boxes. Spike, can you—? Spike?
  • Spike
What's that?
  • Twilight Sparkle
Is it a bird?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Is it a parasprite?
  • Spike
It's... it's... incoming!
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh. I usually get letters by dragon.
  • Spike
It is the fastest way to get mail!
  • Starlight Glimmer
For me? Who'd be sending me a letter? It's... the ponies from my old village.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Are they in danger?
  • Spike
Are they upset with you?
  • Starlight Glimmer
No... It's worse! They've invited me to the annual Sunset Festival!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Uh, hey there, everypony.
  • Party Favor
Uh... Hey, Starlight. What are you doing here?
  • Starlight Glimmer
I-I... I was invited. To the Sunset Festival?
  • Double Diamond
Uh, yeah, but we didn't think you'd actually show up.
  • Party Favor
You didn't think we really wanted you here, did you?
  • Starlight Glimmer
But... I... apologized. I thought everything was fine.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Please...! Stop...! Stop!
  • Starlight Glimmer
What happened? Is anypony there? Princess Luna? W-What are you doing here?
  • Princess Luna
Dreams are my domain, Starlight Glimmer. I am here because you need me to be.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Oh. It's only a dream.
  • Princess Luna
It may only be a dream, but the feelings in it are real.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Great. So I guess I'm more afraid of going back to the village than I thought. What do I do now?
  • Princess Luna
I have been helped time and time again by six very special ponies. They helped me overcome my past. You're fortunate to have them as friends. I suggest you share your concerns with them. I see much of myself in you, Starlight Glimmer, and I can tell you from personal experience that things do indeed get better.
  • Starlight Glimmer
...and Princess Luna said I should tell you all how I was feeling. So... there it is. I'm afraid to go back to the village for the celebration.
  • Rarity
But why, darling? You went back to apologize. They accepted. Everypony has moved on.
  • Starlight Glimmer
But have they? They don't really know how much I've changed. Or even worse, maybe I haven't changed as much as I think I have!
  • Rainbow Dash
Trust me. You are a totally different pony now. I mean, you were pretty awful.
  • Applejack
Rainbow Dash!
  • Rainbow Dash
What? She was! It's a compliment!
  • Fluttershy
I don't think they would've sent the invitation if they didn't want you to come. I'm sure they'd be happy to see you.
  • Pinkie Pie
And getting an invitation to a party and not going?! That's like... I-It's like...! Well, I don't know what it's like, but it is definitely bad.
  • Applejack
Just be honest with them. I'm sure they'll understand where you're comin' from.
  • Twilight Sparkle
I understand how hard this is for you. Maybe if you took a friend along, it might make things easier. Somepony you trust who would look out for you?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Thanks so much for doing this, Trixie. When Twilight said I should bring a friend, you were the first pony I thought of.
  • Trixie
Great idea, Princess Twilight. Asking me – Starlight's best friend – to help her on this difficult journey really shows how wise a princess you have become.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Thanks, Trixie. I was talking about me.
  • Starlight Glimmer
The festival lasts a whole week, but I'm sure we won't stay that long.
  • Trixie
Oh. I don't know, Starlight. Time really flies when you're spending it with your best friend!
  • Trixie
There it is! The town where you—
  • Starlight Glimmer
Magically stole everypony's cutie marks, replaced them with equal signs, and forced them all to hide their natural talents? Yes.
  • Trixie
I was going to say where you came from, but yours is a more... emotionally traumatic answer.
  • Starlight Glimmer
I just want to... blend in. Be just another pony in the crowd enjoying the Sunset Festival with my friend.
  • Trixie
Sounds good to me! And if things get weird for you, just let me know. I've got your flank.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Is that a promise?
  • Trixie
Not just a promise. A great and powerful promise!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Well, I couldn't ask for more than that. If we're gonna do this, let's do it.
  • Double Diamond
Oh! Starlight, you came!
  • Party Favor
We were worried you wouldn't be able to make it! Are you staying the whole week? We have different events planned each day!
  • Sugar Belle
How is it living in a castle?
  • Double Diamond
It is so good to see you!
  • Trixie
Oh, yeah. These ponies are terrifying.
  • Starlight Glimmer
It's good to see all of you, too.
  • Party Favor
You got here just in time. We were having some debate about these banners. Which do you think feels more "sunsetty"?
  • Starlight Glimmer
O-Oh, you don't need me to decide that. Heh. Whatever you think is probably best.
  • Double Diamond
Uh, well, how about helping us with the routes for the relay races tomorrow? Can you take a look?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Oh, I-I shouldn't. You all go ahead. I-I just want to enjoy the festival.
  • Sugar Belle
But you will be a judge for the baking competition, right?
  • Double Diamond
We had a few questions about the order of the acts for the talent show.
  • Night Glider
And the unicorns have a fireworks show planned! We could really use your help!
  • Starlight Glimmer
No!
  • Trixie
The Great and Powerful Trixie would like to thank you all for being such an amazing audience. Sadly, it is time for us to depart. Good night, fillies and gentlefoals!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Ugh! I was horrible when I led that town! I was ready for them to not trust me, but... I wasn't ready for them to put me in charge again! With my past, I should never be in charge of anything!
  • Trixie
So you messed up. Big deal. Don't you ever tell another pony I said this, but even Trixie's made mistakes. I know! The trick is to just move on and pretend they never happened.
  • Starlight Glimmer
I feel like that's almost good advice.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Hey, uh, Pinkie Pie!
  • Pinkie Pie
Hey... you!
  • Starlight Glimmer
So... you're probably wondering why I'm back so soon.
  • Pinkie Pie
Where were you?
  • Starlight Glimmer
I... went to my old village? For the festival?
  • Pinkie Pie
Ooh, sounds fun! How was it?
  • Starlight Glimmer
It was kind of a disaster. I came back early because I freaked out!
  • Pinkie Pie
Ooh, sounds awful! Bye!
  • Starlight Glimmer
That was... strange.
  • Trixie
Isn't she always strange?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Yeah, but not like that. Hey! I'm back early.
  • Rarity
Ah. Welcome back?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Have you two noticed Pinkie acting a little strange?
  • Applejack
Pinkie Pie always acts strange.
  • Trixie
Told you.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Anyway, I wanted to talk to all of you. Things didn't go the way I thought they were going to go at the Sunset Festival.
  • Rarity
What happened?
  • Starlight Glimmer
I kind of freaked out and ran out of the village.
  • Applejack
You freaked out and ran away from a festival? Ha! That's the funniest danged thing I've heard all day.
  • Rarity
Oh my. Let me guess. The decorations were terrifying!
  • Fluttershy
...Applejack for friendship business.
  • Rainbow Dash
Hello, ponies. We need Rarity and Applejack. Very important friendship business.
  • Trixie
I have to say, I'm really not as impressed with your friends as the rest of Equestria is.
  • Starlight Glimmer
I need to talk to Twilight!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Twilight? Hello?
  • Spike
What do you want? Twilight's very busy!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Spike, I really need to speak with her.
  • Spike
Make an appointment! She's a princess, after all!
  • Starlight Glimmer
What's wrong with you? Why are you being so—
  • Twilight Sparkle
Rude? I think a certain dragon didn't get his nap today.
  • Spike
Yeah, right. Whatever.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Sorry. He's been acting a little off all day. I think he missed a meal or something.
  • Starlight Glimmer
He's not the only one. Everypony's acting a little strange today.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Yes, it's definitely been one of those days! How are you?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Not great, actually. You're probably wondering why I'm back from the village so early.
  • Twilight Sparkle
I didn't want to bring it up, but yeah, it did seem strange. Did it not go well?
  • Starlight Glimmer
The townsponies kept asking me things, like they expected me to be in charge again. But being a leader is the last thing I should ever be. So we left. Very suddenly. In a literal puff of smoke.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Wow, you should definitely never go back to that village.
  • Starlight Glimmer
What?
  • Twilight Sparkle
If you were worried about what they thought of you before, it's probably way worse now. I'd cut my losses.
  • Starlight Glimmer
That's... surprising advice, coming from you.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Trust me. I'm the Princess of Friendship. You don't need those ponies. You can always make more friends.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Ah! Speaking of friends, if you'll excuse me, important business to attend to!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Cut my losses? That can't be right.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Hey, I wanted to apologize for my behavior earlier. Party Favor, can you hear me?
  • Twilight Sparkle
I told you you can never speak to them again!
  • Starlight Glimmer
What are you all doing here?
  • Twilight Sparkle
Making sure you do what I said! I'm your teacher, aren't I? Didn't I say to never come back here?!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Yes, but that just doesn't seem right. You aren't acting like yourself.
  • Princess Luna
  • Starlight Glimmer
Something is wrong!
  • Starlight Glimmer
A dream? This is another dream!
  • Princess Luna
Starlight Glimmer...!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Princess Luna?
  • Princess Luna
Starlight Glimmer!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Princess Luna, where are you?
  • Princess Luna
Starlight Glimmer, there is no time! You must get help!
  • Starlight Glimmer
What? What are you talking about? This is just a dream!
  • Princess Luna
Not here! In the waking world! They've taken my sister and I! It's worse than the last time! Your dream called to me, and I was able to break through! You must find help!
  • Starlight Glimmer
What are you saying?! Who's taken you?!
  • Princess Luna
Be careful who you trust! You need all the help you can find! The changelings have returned and—
  • Starlight Glimmer
Princess Luna!
  • Starlight Glimmer
They're back!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Trixie? Trixie, it's Starlight! Are you awake?
  • Trixie
Of course, Princess Celestia... I'd love to perform for peanut butter crackers...
  • Starlight Glimmer
Trixie, wake up!
  • Trixie
Starlight? What time is it?
  • Starlight Glimmer
It's late. I think I figured out what's wrong with my friends!
  • Trixie
I have a whole list of things that are wrong with your friends. We can go over it in the morning.
  • Starlight Glimmer
No, Trixie, we're in danger!
  • Trixie
Okay, fine! Aside from lack of sleep, how are we in danger?
  • Starlight Glimmer
I think the—! What did you tell me never to tell another pony?
  • Trixie
Starlight, if you woke me up to play guessing games—
  • Starlight Glimmer
After we left my village, what did you tell me to never tell another pony you said?
  • Trixie
That even Trixie's made mistakes.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Trixie, there's no time for this! What did you say?
  • Trixie
That even Trixie's made mistakes! Okay? Are you happy?!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Yes. Sorry. I just had to make sure you weren't... one of them!
  • Trixie
One of who?
  • Starlight Glimmer
A changeling! I think they've taken Princess Celestia and Princess Luna!
  • Trixie
What?! Are you sure?! I mean, what do we—? We have to tell Twilight!
  • Starlight Glimmer
If I'm right, then it's too late for that.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Is it ready?
  • Applejack
Just one more.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Queen Chrysalis!
  • Queen Chrysalis
Ugh. I can't take any of you seriously when you look like that.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh, right.
  • Queen Chrysalis
Much better. Now report!
  • Changeling
Everything here is going according to plan! We've replaced the six ponies and their dragon, and have taken control of the castle!
  • Queen Chrysalis
Excellent. And I've just received word that the princesses from Canterlot have successfully been replaced as well.
  • Queen Chrysalis
We thought too small last time. One ponynapped princess wasn't enough. With all the most beloved ponies of Equestria taken care of, nopony can stop us!
  • Trixie
I can't deal with this! I'm just a performer! This is... This is princess-level stuff! But the changelings have all the princesses... We're doomed!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Maybe not. Uh, Queen Chrysalis only said they took Luna and Celestia and obviously Twilight and the others... but maybe Cadance is still safe. Our best bet is to get to the Crystal Empire before the changelings do. That way we can—
  • Thorax
There's no help coming from the Crystal Empire.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Thorax?
  • Thorax
Yes.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Your wings look... different.
  • Thorax
I guess they do.
  • Starlight Glimmer
How do I know you aren't some other changeling pretending to be Thorax?
  • Thorax
You were there when Spike defended me to the ponies of the Crystal Empire. Princess Twilight said—
  • Thorax
As the Princess of Friendship, I should set an example for all of Equestria. But today it was Spike who taught me—
  • Starlight Glimmer
Okay, okay. I believe you. We don't need the whole speech.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Trixie, this is Thorax. He's a reformed changeling. He's on our side. Understand?
  • Thorax
Hi. It's a pleasure to...
  • Trixie
If Starlight says you're on our side, I believe her. But maybe just stay over there for now, okay?
  • Starlight Glimmer
What did you mean there's no help? Did the changelings get Cadance too?
  • Thorax
They took Cadance, Shining Armor, and Flurry Heart! Sunburst sent me here to get Princess Twilight's help, but... but it sounds like it's too late for that, too! So... what should we do?
  • Trixie
Yeah, Starlight. What are we gonna do?
  • Starlight Glimmer
I... I don't know! There has to be somepony else who can handle this?
  • Trixie
There is nopony else! Everypony with powerful magic is already gone!
  • Discord
You know whenever ponies talk about powerful magic, they always leave me out. If I weren't so evolved, I might decide to take it personally. Well, isn't this quite the combination of secondary characters? Where are Twilight and the girls?
  • Starlight Glimmer
First, how do we know that you're really you?
  • Discord
Shall I continue?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Chrysalis and the changelings are back. They've ponynapped all of the most powerful ponies in Equestria! Celestia, Luna, Cadance, Shining Armor, Flurry Heart, Twilight and her friends. We need to—
  • Discord
They took Fluttershy?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Yes!
  • Discord
Where?
  • Starlight Glimmer
The Changeling Kingdom. With you on our side, I can—
  • Discord
Odd. I was trying to take us right to Fluttershy, but there is no Fluttershy.
  • Trixie
I think I have a pretty good idea where she might be...
  • Thorax
I'd hoped never to see that place again. Now what?