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From reading the synopsis I thought this episode was going to be a somewhat filler episode or a typical solve a problem and learn something about friendship. After watching it, I was sorely mistaken.
By the way, if you haven't seen this episode, SPOILERS!
I'm sure I'll get a lot of good Twilight screenshots, most of them unfortunately shows her crazy, stressed or sad.
First of all, I think the intro is updated. It sounds slightly different and I think it has a train going through it at one point. I'm going to have to check later. Second, some of the characters were shown doing some unexpected things. Rainbow Dash effortlessly doing a sonic rainboom on cue without life and death on the line was one example. Another was Fluttershy manhandling a big bear. It's slightly bending and twisting their personalities and what they normally do but I can overlook them because I view it as "fanservice".
Third, I'm glad Twilight didn't find any problems, it just forces her to create her own which led to some very amusing problems she didn't expect. Her old doll, Smarty Pants is now one of my favorite characters in the series. Shame on Twilight for picking on young fillies. I can imagine her going up to them saying "Hiiii fillies! You wanna play with doooollll?". It was a WTFLOL moment at the end of the episode when all the ponies were fighting over a pheromone-laced doll.
Fourth, Princess Celestia is still the most benevolent and patient princess but I think she still gave out a punishment when she wants friendship reports from all 6 ponies. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not. It's Twilight's thing to write letters to the princess and not the others. We'll see if this will be a habit in future episodes for the other ponies.