awww.... about this episode, i always wondered if discord even had friend before. I mean, the guy literally never had a reason to care for something other than himself and probably did all the chaos to soothe his own loneliness.
This episode was a bit off. First a bit slow then extremely fast. But probably because Discord suddenly realized that Fluttershy beat him in his own game. He made a perfect plan to avoid getting turned into stone, yet didn't count on his own soul turning against himself.
One more reason why the Princess Coronation won't be about Twilight. I could imagine: Twilight Sparkle, we'll coronate you the new princess of Equestria. Really? When? Here and now, we have no time. You need to craft a spell, cast it, defeat an epic villain, attend a ceremony and a party and save a kitten trapped on a tree within *looks at clock* 16 minutes?! *teleports them both to carriage* We're out of time! Go, go, GO!!! To Canterlot!!!