To Where and Back Again - Part 2

Information

TitleTo Where and Back Again - Part 2
Season6
Number26
Overall Number143
Wiki PageTo Where and Back Again - Part 2
Main Characters
  • Discord
  • Starlight Glimmer
  • Trixie
PreviousTo Where and Back Again - Part 1

In this episode 17 characters spoke a total of 173 lines. The most talkative character was Discord, who spoke 39 lines.

Characters

Most Talkative Characters
image/svg+xml https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/06/26/ https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/06/26/ Discord (39, 22%) Starlight Glimmer (38, 22%) Trixie (35, 20%) Thorax (26, 15%) Queen Chrysalis (13, 7%) Fluttershy (7, 4%) Changeling (4, 2%) Double Diamond (2, 1%) Princess Luna (2, 1%) Fluttershy #1 (1, 1%) Other (7, 4%)

Transcript

  • Starlight Glimmer
It's... the ponies from my old village.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Oh. It's only a dream.
  • Starlight Glimmer
With my past, I should never be in charge of anything!
  • Princess Luna
They've taken my sister and I! It's worse than the last time!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Chrysalis and the changelings are back. They've ponynapped all of the most powerful ponies in Equestria!
  • Starlight Glimmer
...this is Thorax. He's a reformed changeling.
  • Discord
They took Fluttershy?
  • Trixie
I think I have a pretty good idea where she might be...
  • Discord
Oh, this is so strange. We're here and that's there, and I clearly meant for us to be there and not here.
  • Thorax
Oh, I-I can probably explain—
  • Discord
Oh, well. If at first you don't succeed...
  • Starlight Glimmer
Maybe we should come up with a plan first?
  • Discord
A what?
  • Trixie
You know, figuring out the best way to do something before you actually do it.
  • Discord
Oh, that's adorable. But you see, unlike you, I can do anything.
  • Thorax
Uh, actually—
  • Discord
That's all very nice, but really a waste of time. We have me. And what else could we possibly need?
  • Trixie
A draconequus with magic and half a brain might help.
  • Discord
Why are you here again? I mean, it's not like you're going to stop the changelings by pulling a rabbit out of a hat. At least my magic can do something.
  • Thorax
The thing about magic here is—
  • Discord
Like this! For Fluttershy! Yaaah!
  • Thorax
I've been trying to tell you! Nothing other than changeling magic works here. Chrysalis' throne is carved from an ancient dark stone that soaks up outside magic the same way changelings soak up love. It's how she keeps the hive safe.
  • Trixie
So, uh, what kind of plan were you thinking?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Without magic, I have no idea. But nopony else is coming. So somepony better come up with something.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Anypony? Anything? Hmm. This throne – if we get into the hive and destroy it, can we get our magic back?
  • Thorax
Uh-huh!
  • Discord
Well, that's a terrible plan. How are we even supposed to get to the hive?
  • Trixie
We walk.
  • Discord
I haven't walked that far in a millennia!
  • Discord
Oh, I don't know how any of you manage not being able to disappear and reappear whenever you want!
  • Trixie
Well, I, for one, definitely miss you being able to disappear!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Give Discord a break. None of us knew we weren't going to be able to use magic.
  • Thorax
I did.
  • Starlight Glimmer
If we get separated, it might make sense to have a way to make sure we are who we say we are.
  • Discord
Oh! Like a secret code! How about if I say "we are" and you say "doomed"? Or you say "rescue" and I say...
  • Trixie
How about if we say "klutzy" and you say "draconequus"?
  • Starlight Glimmer
"Klutzy draconequus". Works for me.
  • Thorax
I'll definitely remember it.
  • Trixie
Okay. I am definitely glad you came. I don't think we'd be able to find our way without you.
  • Thorax
You definitely wouldn't.
  • Trixie
Um, where's the way out?
  • Thorax
It's a changeling hive. It shifts and changes like we do, and we're the only ones who can navigate it. It's total chaos to non-changelings.
  • Discord
Well, it's decent chaos. I don't know if I'd call it "total".
  • Discord
Are we sure that I'll get my magic back when we destroy this throne thingy?
  • Starlight Glimmer
If Thorax is right, then yes.
  • Discord
Well, that's reassuring.
  • Trixie
And how are we supposed to destroy the throne when we find it?
  • Starlight Glimmer
I... don't know.
  • Trixie
That's reassuring.
  • Discord
I don't suppose you brought any throne-destroying tools along with these useless sideshow props.
  • Trixie
Asks the Lord of Chaos who can't go for a walk without whining nonstop!
  • Discord
Yes, but when the throne is destroyed, I'll be able to rip the very fabric of reality to save our friends, while you'll still be a self-absorbed, below-average illusionist!
  • Trixie
Self-absorbed?! Why, you...!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Cut. It. Out! I'm just barely keeping it together, and it would be wonderful if you two could actually try to help instead of bickering like foals!
  • Discord
Okay.
  • Trixie
How can we help?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Don't ask me! I couldn't even handle giving advice at the Sunset Festival, and I had magic then! And the three of us are as good as useless! At least Thorax knows where we're going.
  • Thorax
Um, guys? I think we're lost.
  • Trixie
Oh, great. We might as well just sit here and wait for the changelings to soak up all of our love or whatever gross thing it is that they do. How often do you all get hungry?
  • Thorax
Actually, I haven't been since I met Spike. And changelings are always hungry. We can never get enough love.
  • Trixie
Well, that's just super—
  • Starlight Glimmer
But you aren't hungry at all now?
  • Thorax
Huh. Once I made a few friends, I guess I just sort of forgot about the whole feeding thing.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Is that about the same time your wings changed?
  • Thorax
I guess so.
  • Discord
While I would love to sit around chitchatting about feeding and not feeding, I have a Fluttershy to save!
  • Trixie
Can you please lower your voice?! You're gonna get us all captured!
  • Discord
Oh, you keep saying that, but I haven't seen an actual changeling since we got into this hive.
  • Trixie
W-What's that?
  • Thorax
A changeling patrol!
  • Discord
This seems like one of those moments where we need a plan.
  • Trixie
What kind of plan?! We have no magic, and it's not like my illusions are gonna save us!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Do you have any of your smoke bombs?
  • Trixie
Are you kidding?
  • Thorax
Looking for somepony?
  • Thorax
Is that the best you've got?!
  • Discord
Not exactly great and powerful, but effective.
  • Trixie
Hm. I'll take it.
  • Starlight Glimmer
"Klutzy"...
  • Trixie
  • Thorax
..."draconequus"!
  • Discord
Ugh. I really think we need a new code word!
  • Thorax
That was a pretty good plan.
  • Trixie
But we still don't know where we're going.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Actually, we might. Two of the changelings didn't go with the rest.
  • Thorax
Oh! With an intruder in the hive, they went to protect the queen! Good thinking, Starlight!
  • Trixie
Now what?
  • Starlight Glimmer
We... go in.
  • Thorax
Even if I wanted to, there's no way past the guards. We'll be spotted for sure.
  • Starlight Glimmer
We need some kind of... distraction.
  • Trixie
I'm fresh out of smoke bombs.
  • Discord
Normally, I'm the most distracting thing I can think of, but without magic...
  • Starlight Glimmer
You shouldn't underestimate yourself.
  • Discord
Hello, changelings and changelettes! Believe me, I was just as surprised as you are that I'm here! When I heard that I'd be playing for a bunch of changelings, I was beside myself! Then I realized, it was just one of you.
  • Discord
But, seriously, this isn't the toughest crowd I've ever been in front of. But it's definitely the easiest to bug!
  • Discord
"To bug"? Is this thing on?
  • Discord
Well, if you think that you can do any better, be my guest!
  • Trixie
It is absolutely ridiculous that that worked.
  • Discord
It is certainly a pleasure to have such dedicated fans. I'll have to come back with some new material after I rescue Fluttershy.
  • Fluttershy
Please, help!
  • Discord
Fluttershy!
  • Fluttershy
Discord! I'm stuck!
  • Discord
You certainly are. And I should probably help you get free. But... oh-ho-ho-ho-ho...
  • Fluttershy
But what?
  • Discord
But you are obviously not Fluttershy!
  • Fluttershy
Oh.
  • Discord
I mean, I'm separated from the group and just happen to come across the one pony I care most about? I can smell this setup a mile away.
  • Fluttershy
No. You're right. There's no way you should trust me. Just go find the others. I understand!
  • Discord
Oh, come on!
  • Fluttershy #1
We're probably all changelings. You shouldn't rescue any of us. Unless, you think, maybe one of us might be the real Fluttershy. Oh, that certainly would be a nasty changeling trick, wouldn't it?
  • Fluttershy #2
I'm the real one.
  • Fluttershy #3
I'm the real one.
  • Fluttershy #4
I'm the real Fluttershy.
  • Thorax
We can't wait for Discord. Between seeing him and Trixie, the castle will be crawling with guards soon.
  • Starlight Glimmer
But if we do manage to destroy Chrysalis' throne, we'll need him. He could take on the entire changeling army by sneezing if he wanted to.
  • Trixie
He's probably already been captured!
  • Changeling
Hello? Fellow rescuers?
  • Thorax
We can't stay here. We gotta find the throne.
  • Changeling
Ooh! I heard some of the changelings who were chasing me say that they know where it is!
  • Trixie
"Klutzy"...?
  • Changeling
Hmm? Oh. Yeah. I-I can be klutzy. Now, follow me.
  • Starlight Glimmer
You know that's not Discord, right?
  • Trixie
Obviously.
  • Changeling
This way! We're almost there!
  • Thorax
I know this trick. If he says to go left, we should definitely go right. He's leading us to a swarm waiting to attack!
  • Trixie
Okay, I'll handle it. You two just get ready to run into the other tunnel.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Wait, what?! Trixie, you can't! I won't know what to do! We've already lost Discord; I can't lose you too! Without magic, I—
  • Trixie
Starlight. You got us this far with just my illusions and Discord's annoying personality. You don't need magic to figure out what to do next. I know you're afraid to be in charge, but you are really good at it! Listen to your best friend. Hey, Discord! Want to see the new trick I've been working on? I call it the "Changeling Catcher"! Run!
  • Trixie
Ta-da...
  • Queen Chrysalis
One little pony all by herself. Oh, how will I ever prevent this daring rescue?
  • Queen Chrysalis
Well, well, well. The Princess of Friendship's sole pupil. Honestly, I didn't think you were worth replacing with one of my drones.
  • Thorax
You won't get away with this!
  • Queen Chrysalis
I already have. Nopony is coming to save you. Your little squad was it. And now, there's just you.
  • Thorax
Thorax is still out there.
  • Queen Chrysalis
Don't mention that traitor's name in my kingdom! He was a fool to leave and even more a fool to return! When I find him, he'll learn just what happens to those who betray the hive!
  • Queen Chrysalis
And it seems I don't have far to look, do I...
  • Queen Chrysalis
Thorax?
  • Queen Chrysalis
Very clever. And clearly Thorax revealed to you the secret of my throne. I can't have powerful ponies using their abilities against me. Even with your rather embarrassing little rescue attempt, everything has gone according to my plan.
  • Starlight Glimmer
What plan? Why did you do all this?!
  • Queen Chrysalis
So I could feed, of course! By replacing the most beloved figures in Equestria, my drones will be able to store all the love meant for them and return it here to me. Everypony will do as I command, and my subjects and I will feed on their love for generations!
  • Starlight Glimmer
What if you didn't have to?
  • Queen Chrysalis
Ridiculous! The hunger of changelings can never be satisfied!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Exactly! Thorax left the hive and made a friend. He shared love, and now he doesn't need to feed. You don't have to live your lives starving all the time!
  • Queen Chrysalis
You know nothing of the changelings or what it takes to be their queen! I decide what is best for my subjects, not some mewling grub!
  • Starlight Glimmer
I know what it's like to lead by fear and intimidation! And I know what it's like to want everypony to do what you say! But I was wrong. A real leader doesn't force her subjects to deny who they are! She celebrates what makes them unique and listens when one of them finds a better way!
  • Queen Chrysalis
The only thing Thorax has found is what happens to those who turn their back on the hive!
  • Starlight Glimmer
No! Stop!
  • Queen Chrysalis
Just as soon as I drain every last ounce of love from him and show my subjects what a real leader is!
  • Thorax
I can feel the love inside me slipping away...! I can't hold onto it much longer...!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Then don't! Sharing love is what made you different to begin with! You should share yours with Chrysalis! Give her all of it!
  • Starlight Glimmer
This is what happens when you give love freely instead of taking it!
  • Discord
Fluttershy?
  • Fluttershy
It's, um, good to see you, too.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Starlight? What happened?
  • Starlight Glimmer
We defeated the changelings with no magic at all, they found a new leader, and... they're all kinda... good now.
  • Princess Luna
Well done, Starlight Glimmer. It seems as though you've learned a great deal since we last spoke.
  • Starlight Glimmer
When Twilight and her friends defeated me, I chose to run away and seek revenge! You don't have to! You can be the leader your subjects deserve.
  • Queen Chrysalis
There is no revenge you could ever conceive of that will come close to what I will exact upon you one day, Starlight Glimmer!
  • Princess Celestia
Thorax, as the new leader of the changelings, I look forward to discussing how we can improve our relationship in the future. However, for the moment, perhaps it is best that we leave the Changeling Kingdom to the changelings.
  • Discord
Splendid idea! Now who's ready for some celebratory tea at Fluttershy's?!
  • Fluttershy
Oh! Uh, everypony?
  • Starlight Glimmer
Actually, now that you can snap your claws and send us absolutely anywhere again, I think I have a better option.
  • Party Favor
Uh, hey, Starlight. What are you doing here?
  • Double Diamond
You left in such a hurry before, we kinda thought you didn't wanna come.
  • Starlight Glimmer
Yeah... I guess after the way I used my magic on all of you, I wasn't sure I was somepony who should even be in charge of a baking contest. I was afraid I might go back to being the pony I used to be. But I realize that sometimes you don't have a choice. You have to step up. And I have changed! I can handle it. Whether that means saving Equestria or helping friends out with the Sunset Festival. Speaking of which, I know the Festival's almost over, but I kinda invited a few of my friends to join. Hope that's okay.
  • Double Diamond
Are you kidding? Of course!
  • Starlight Glimmer
Great! Now where's that baking contest? This pony needs a cupcake!
  • Discord
So I'm able to rip the very fabric of reality again.
  • Trixie
Yeah, yeah. And I'm still a self-absorbed, below-average illusionist, right?
  • Discord
Actually, I was going to say a couple of those illusions were slightly above average. If you ever need a little chaos in your act, let me know.
  • Trixie
Ha! When pigs fly!
  • Discord
Your wish is my command!
  • Trixie
Whoa! Whoooooaaaa!
  • Rainbow Dash
Somepony is really gonna have to catch us up on what we missed.