It’s interesting how the ever-expanding summaries of the upcoming episodes can change one’s perception (and possibly one’s anticipation) for that episode.
Case in point: “Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3.”
The first synopsis gave us “Rainbow Dash uses unconventional methods to prepare for her test to become a member of the Wonderbolts Reserves.” Alright, it’s kind of retreading ground from “Wonderbolts Academy,” though it makes sense for a group as elite as the Wonderbolts to have all these progressive steps to join them.
And then we got a slightly longer “Rainbow Dash wants more than anything to become a member of the prestigious Wonderbolts Reserves, but worries that she may not be able to pass the entrance exam; Rainbow Dash goes to extreme measures to prepare for the Wonderbolts’ test.” And okay, now I see how it might be different from “Wonderbolts Academy;” this time it might be Dash herself taking some questionable actions.
But then we get the Hub press release for April, which always has the most detailed synopsis, and, well…
"Rainbow Dash is preparing to take her test on the history of the Wonderbolts; a test she must pass in order to become a member of the Wonderbolts Reserves. Twilight offers to help her study, but soon realizes that her conventional methods do not work."
And now suddenly my entire perception of “Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3” has been turned on its ear! Until now, I’d never even considered that this might be a written exam, and now we have Twilight helping Dash study and… yeah. I am looking forward to this episode so much more now.