Okay after a one week break which we needed after maybe the best episode of LPS since "The Secret Recipe", how will they follow up that greatness. Well they have a challenge, because one of the plots one of my least characters in the series, Sue. I don't hate her or anything, she just doesn't interesting and she just bores me, it would be interesting if they stuck with the crazy Blythe stoker character for her, it is creepy, but it is interesting at least. The other plot centers on Pepper, who most of the time comes true with these plots, it she was the hero last episode, anyway well this episode be good, well Sue be interesting, well Pepper continue to be awesome, well only way to find out.
We being the episode at Blythe school, in which Sue is running a track meet, well in the end she wins the race and sets a record, and receives an award, only problem is she is scared of public speaking, a problem I can relate to, so off to a good start. Role opening credits.
We opening at LPS with Blythe talking to the MVP of the last episode Yongmee and Jasper, they are discussing Sue avoiding them, and Jasper takes a fall, oh Jasper. Mrs. Twombry shows up with this week's guest camper in a cage and asks Blythe to take her to the day camp. Blythe drops off the pet and says Pepper is really going to like her, so hints already.
The guess pet finally appears and is a skunk named Mitzi. When they discover Mitzi gives off a great scent, the other pets gravitate towards much to Pepper's jealous. So it looks like we have a jealousy plot or do we?
The next scene is Blythe's school, and Sue shows up wearing a disguise, a phony mustache, I mean who is see fooling, and she runs off saying she can't give the speech. Meanwhile the LPS the other pets continue to be impressed by Mitzi's scent. It makes them and they don't know why, Mitzi agrees to their scent requests, and we get a funny fantasy of Zoey, Penny Ling, and Minka climbing a country side mountain, great stuff. Than Russell, Vinnie, and Sunil makes their request even though she is tired, Mitzi grants there request, and we get a beach fantasy, hilarious stuff, Pepper doesn't under what the fuzz is about because Mitzi doesn't even tell jokes, yup the jealousy plot, that is where we are going.
We cut back to Blythe's school, Sue finally reveals to her friends that she is afraid of public speaking, Blythe and friends agree to help her overcome this. Meanwhile back at LPS, the other pets continue to surround Mitzi, Pepper tires to get their attention by telling jokes but they ignore, she finally loses it and attacks them with an angry scent, but the other pets get Mitzi go fight is off with her scent, a sad Pepper leaves, poor Pepper, the other pets are being jerks this week.
Meanwhile Blythe and company are coming up with plans to help Sue overcome her stage fright, they come up empty. while this is going on Pepper practices her jokes while the pets ask Mitzi for a more happy scent, the other pets are starting to act like addicts. Back to the plot, Blythe tells Sue about how she once pretending everyone was bears and thinks a similar method might work, she tries clowns, but Sue is afraid of clowns, oops.
Meanwhile our addicts continue to enjoy the happy scent, when Mitzi confront Pepper and tells her she envys her, Pepper is dumbfounded and Mitzi tells her she has to give everyone their happy scent on cue or else no one will like her, we than get to the highlight of the episode, a song sung by the two skunks, and I tell you Ashleigh Ball and Tabatha St. Germain, got to hand it to them a great job. Well emotional song and they bond, but wait this was suppose to be about Pepper's jealousy, what a minute. Back to the other plot, Blythe gives Sue a recording of herself giving the speech and hopes Sue she is just intimidating well help Sue get through the speech.
The pets continue to harass Mitzi wanting more of the scent, Pepper loses it again but this time because she feels back for Mitzi, she tells them that Mitzi is tired and to leave her alone, Pepper than asks Mitzi if she ever uses her scent to express other emotion, Mitzi says no, so Pepper agrees to help her unleash her emotions.
It is time for the big speech, and Sue practice one more time and the plan didn't work, so she runs off, Jasper says something about Sue's running and giving speeches, and gives Blythe an idiot, so Jasper be the hero of the story.
Mitzi tries to act on Pepper's advice, and when the other pets ask for more of good scent she says no, finally standing up for herself. She tells Pepper it feels good to do something to make her happy.
Blythe ask Sue when she feels most at ease, she says when she is running, Blythe tells to come with her as she has an idea. Meanwhile finally smarting up and apology for acting like jerks this entire episode. At least they apologies, Mitzi forgives them, she and Pepper team up to give a super scent, and than she jokingly threaten the other pets that won't allow them to abuse her scent ever again.
Meanwhile Sue gives her speech while running on a running machine, got to hand it to Blythe very clever. It reminded of how the ponies help Rainbow Dash study for the wonderbolts exam.
We end on a recap, Pepper telling Blythe what happened in the pet plot, and Blythe saying what happened in plot. Pepper gives off a rainbow scent.
My thoughts on the episode.
When I heard this episode was going to be Sue centric, I didn't really think I was going to like that much. I make no secret I don't care much for Sue, I don't hate her, she just doesn't interest me, she is miles below Yongmee as far favorites an just interesting characters, even Cora and Emma has prudential, that I don't see in Sue, that being said I really liked this episode mainly for the pet plot, but the Sue plot was okay.
They made Sue very relate able, fear of public speaking, I sympathies with her, and he reaction to public speaking was pretty funny, and the solution that was clever, though I rather they found a way for her to just get over public speaking, instead of finding a trick, a trick that reminds of Rainbow Dash in "Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3" so it loses some originality, but that is okay. It was a okay plot that did better that I thought it would be. I liked Sue better than I did before this episode, so that an accomplishment.
But the best part was the pet plot, that is the MVP of the episode, I loved how they teased what the plot would be about, at first it seemed it would be about Pepper's jealousy towards Mitzi, but they turned it around to be Mitzi and her problems, I love how quickly Pepper gets over what jealous she had and befriend Mitzi and helps out and becomes like a big sister.
I love the song, it was an awesome song, Ashleigh Ball and Tabatha St. Germain was amazing singing in that voice.
The only problem I had, though I understand you needed it to move the plot, but the other pets they were acting kind of like jerks and not understanding they were making Mitzi uncomfortable.
Pepper - just being awesome. I love she just got over her jealousy issues and became a mentor or big sister to Mitzi
Mitzi - she was a great character, they could have easily made her an antagonist, but they made her adorable, and likeable,.
The song - it was just great, when it was over I was almost crying. Props to David, Ashleigh, and Tabatha.
The other pets - I know they have to act like this for the story to work, but still by the second half, they were just acting like drug addicts.
In the middle
Sue and the her whole plot, it is something in the middle between positive and negative
All and all this episode was okay, I will give it a 8 / 10.