There’s a couple of friendship lessons I really hope the show tackles in Season 4:
- “Sometimes friends don’t like the same things, and that’s okay.” I’m thinking a Fluttershy or Rarity episode. The rest of the Mane Six are really into some game or sport, and the focus character just doesn’t like it as much. She tries to fake enthusiasm, but just can’t get into it, and eventually the lesson is learned.
- “Some people are just plain never going to like each other, and that doesn’t mean you can’t be friends with both.” The obvious way to go with this is a Pinkie Pie episode, a sort of flipside of the Gilda episode–a friend of one of the other ponies comes to visit, doesn’t like Pinkie, chaos ensues until eventually it becomes clear the problem can be solved by only hanging out with one at a time. The fun way to go with it, though, is make it a Rainbow Dash episode, and have it be about her developing friendship with Trixie and difficulty balancing that with her friendship with Twilight.
This is a Wild Speculation post, so feel free to comment with your own opinions on what friendship lessons the show should tackle or how it might go about doing them!