Welcome to my review series! I guess reviews are just restating what happened and what I thought about it, so here you are.
Now, let's start off with one of my least favorite episodes: Bats. Lets star off with-I don't want to dislike this episode. In fact, just read this comic below.
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Bats! Without Pointless Drama
It's even more reasonable because Fluttershy is the animal expert, and even though this is her first fruit bat encounter, she knows what's best for animals. But, then, let's move on to the episode.
So, it starts out as Applejack waits until sunrise, and when the sun does show up, she goes through the orchard to what I guess doing what she did in Applebuck Season. And then ends up with rotten apples because of these "vampire fruit bats." Eh, we have the Cerberus, dragons, a hydra, and a sea serpent, I guess vampire bats are nothing. Anyway, she's shocked or something, then the theme song.
Then, from my memory, she tells all of the Mane 6 to come and help her out with the orchard. AJ retells the story about the last time they appeared in the Orchard. Then from what I remember, Fluttershy steps up and wants to help the bats. And that's where I think this episode is bad; all of the Mane 6 turn into pony plotholes. After that, they have a song. Which I think is pretty good in visuals and music, but the story in it? Nope. Nopety nope nope.
Then Rarity (I think) tells Fluttershy that they have no choice and then Twilight asks her to do her stare on the bats so this spell would work. Obviously, it's a spell to stop the vampire bats. After a while, Fluttershy agrees to do it. It 'works', I guess, and the bats aren't eating the apples anymore.
Next morning, reused animation, and the apples are still.. messed up. They find out it's not the bats, so they go on a nighttime stakeout or something. And then they find out it's Fluttershy!
Fanart dump in 3...2...1....
Oops, wrong pony.
Anyway, I think Twilight reverses the spell, Fluttershy is normal, they write a journal entry, then Pinkie 'vants to suck its juuuiiice' and the end!
Honestly, the only thing I disliked was the Mane 6's attitude to Fluttershy's opinion. That and I just don't like re-watching it for some reason. Flutterbat is actually cool, too.
Welp, that's the end. See ya guys!
The end! Or is it...?