Applejack's New Hat by the-discorded ( CC by-nc-sa 3.0 ) Air date: 14 May 2017 Writer: Kevin Lappin Synopsis: "When Rarity asks Applejack to be a judge in a fashion show, Applejack learns that an opinion, however honest, can still be hurtful." Well, after episode 8 focused on an Apple Family member in Big Mac, we have Applejack herself in the spotlight this time! She's co-starring with Rarity here, which leads me to wonder whether we might get a callback to the fashion show in "Simple Ways" -- any chance of an Apple Jewel reference, perhaps? The synopsis seems very basic for this far into the show's run, though -- it seems like the sort of simple friendship lesson we might have seen five years ago. I'm hoping there'll be more to it than that, and that we won't get any annoying character regression on AJ's part. Anyway, discuss away! The usual 24-hour spoiler-cut rule applies in this thread. Please also be considerate about posting potentially spoilery comments elsewhere, given that some people are sticking to the weekly schedule. Thank you.