So, the season three finale was unexpectedly good. Great songs (mostly), and the alicorn thing wasn’t quite as horribly artificial as I feared it might be. My only concern now is how we get back to Ponyville, because “Twilight leaves Ponyville” is much more of a series-killer than “Twilight now has wings,” mostly because there is nothing that could get Applejack to leave her farm short of its total destruction, and splitting up the mane six permanently is absolutely antithetical to the show’s themes.
And yes, I know about Tara Strong’s tweet. Nothing is canon until it happens in the show.