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Generation 4 | Season 9 | Episode 3
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Original Airdate April 13, 2019
Writer(s) Nicole Dubuc
Director(s) Denny Lu
Mike Myhre
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Uprooted is the third episode of season 9 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


The Young Six respond to a magical summons from the Tree of Harmony, only to learn it has been destroyed, and it is up to them to figure out how best to memorialize it.


The hard open features the Student Six in a shared dream each depicting different nightmare scenarios (aside from Smolder, who is enjoying being frilly). They are all confused until a sparkly Twilight Sparkle materializes and says that she is the Tree of Harmony, and needs the students' help. The six then wake up in their respective kingdoms. Twilight Sparkle is preparing for the new school year when the Student Six arrive. She remarks that it is rather early for them to arrive, and the students tell her about their dream. She tells them that the tree is destroyed to their horror. Silverstream asks if she and her friends can see the site of the tree, and the six travel to the former site of the Tree. They mourn the destruction of the tree until they decide to immortalize the Tree's memory. Thorax then appears and tells Ocellus that she must return, having left suddenly without permission. The students ask if they can stay, and Twilight assures them if they can get permission slips signed, then they may stay. The students all get their respective slips signed, and Sandbar reveals that he has moved the Tree's remains to make room for a memorial. The others are frustrated with his actions upon the reveal of a separate sapling planted in it's place. The students have a small quarrel over the proper way to honor the tree, while Yona tries to get the rest of the group to cooperate and compromise with each others' ideas. The other five are not impressed and go through with their ideas: Gallus making a museum, Sandbar taking care of a Sapling, Ocellus making a restful area to reflect, Smolder making a rock statue, and Silverstream painting her emotions about the three. Yona watches them until their plans collapse on each other and a fight breaks out, and then silences them to remind them what the tree means to each of them. They are all willing to work together, and Yona reveals that the remains of the tree were nearby all along, to Gallus's frustration. She urges them to build a treehouse, something they can all agree on. The six sing as they build a treehouse out of the remains. The result is a bit messy, but the students love it anyway. While they explore their new clubhouse, it begins to glow and shake. The students get out of it just as it begins to grow into a giant crystal treehouse where the Castle of the Two Sisters once stood. The spirit of the Tree informs them that the students may come to the treehouse if they are seeking solace, and disappears as Twilight appears. Twilight comes to the conclusion that the tree simply adapted to a form that is more needed once it was destroyed, and they go in the house together to explore.