When Twilight becomes friends with an Owl who helps her around the house with chores, Spike becomes jealous and fears he will be replaced.
|Owl's Well That Ends Well|
|April 22, 2011|
|September 9, 2013|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|Kataomoi no Karaage|
|(List of theme music)|
Spike is not only a loyal friend, but also a trusted assistant, which is something that he loves to be reminded of. One night he accompanies Twilight Sparkle to a meteor shower, bringing along her astrology instruments and snacks for their freinds. Before the two leave, Spike is asked to find a an old astronomy book for her to bring along. He finds it, but the dust accumulated on the books causes him to sneeze on the pages, scorching it with dragon breath. To cover up his mistake, Spike lies that he simply couldn't find it and convinces Twilight that she's smart enough to not need it.
The two meet up with the rest of the girls, who all indulge him praises about how good of a assistant he is. After the shower, Spike falls asleep and is taken back to the library for the night. While he sleeps, Twilight starts writing report until she is distracted by a noise from outside. After going out to investigate, the door fails to latch itself behind her. When she looks out a window to find the noise, the wind blows her report out the door, but is retrieved by the source of the noise: an owl. For retrieving her paper, Twilight lets the owl stay inside for the night for company.
When Spike wakes up late, he is stunned to learn that Twilight had 'hired' the owl as a junior assistant for night studies and has even gave him a name: Owlowiscious. While Twilight goes out, Spike goes to introducing himself to his new partner, but is already worried that he may be after his job. He grows more suspicious when he confuses the owl's hoots for wit, and vows to keep a close eye on him.
Spike grows more jealous as the day goes on. He watches Twilight and the other girls adore the owl, who was even been given a jewel-encrusted bow-tie by his beloved Rarity. After watching him leave in a huff, the other girls suspect that Spike may be threatened by Owlowiscious' presence. But while Twilight thinks that he knows better, Spike is, in fact, under the impression that he is in danger of being replaced. Every time he tries to do a task for Twilight, Owlowiscious literally swoops in and does it for him. He gets even more infuriated when the owl gave Twilight one of his feathers as a quill, while an unknowing Spike went to great lengths to find her one. Spike heads off to finish his chores, but soon falls asleep from his exhaustion.
Later, Twilight wakes Spike up with the astronomy book he ruined, which Owlowiscious had found. Spike tries to justify his lie, but Twilight has nothing of it and expresses hr disappointment; Spike blames Owlowiscious for this humiliation. While out in Ponyville, Spike remembers some information in a book he read earlier that day about owls hunting mice. So to seek revenge, he dons a villain's cape, with a matching hat and mustache, and plans to frame Owlowiscious .Spike takes a toy mouse from Opalescence, Rarity's cat, and returns to the library where he destroys it and coats it in ketchup. He hopes that Twilight would then punish Owlowiscious for killing a poor innocent (toy) mouse. But as he throws feathers around the libratry for effect, he backs into Twilight. Not only is she disgusted that Spike would think his scheme would work, but that he would actually let his jealousy sink him this low; in her words, this is not the Spike she knows and loves.
Devastated, Spike runs away into the Everfree Forest where he finds himself cold, hungry and, to make matters worse, in a rainstorm. He seeks shelter in a nearby cave, where he happy to find an enormous trove of gems. Spike starts drowning his sorrow by binge eating the gems, but soon he finds himself face to face with the cave's occupier: a ferocious adult dragon. Not happy with Spike eating his gems, and unswayed by his attempts to view him as a bro, (for lack of a better term) he attacks the baby dragon. But then, Owlowiscious flies in to save Spike, who is called over by Twilight while he holds the beast off. The two had managed to track down Spike by following his footprints, which were made by the ketchup from his scheme. The trio flee the cave, and Owlowiscious guide them them out of the Everfree Forest, losing the dragon in the process.
In the clear, Twilight apologizes to Spike for not being more understanding of his feelings and tells him that he was never being replaced. She explains that Owlowiscious was only meant to be a nighttime assistant and that Spike will always be her number one, no matter how much of a "jealous numskull" he could be sometimes. Spike also apologizes to Owlowiscious for his jealousy which, as Twilight assures, he 'accepts' through his hoots. Back at the library, Twilight lets Spike write his lesson to Princess Celestia. He writes how he learned that jealousy, as well as lying, can hurt a good friendship and that there is always plenty of love to share. But before he can finish the letter, Spike falls asleep.