Twilight Sparkle's niece Flurry Heart did not come as an interesting character in Season 6, and was rather just some plot device was nothing interesting, considering all she really was was a total plot device who was never given a decent amount of focus. But now that Season 6 has given us A Flurry of Emotions, there just may be a small bit of hope for the titular toddler. It seems like the new Baby Cakes to Friendship Is Magic based on the concept of watching over a baby (go figure), and I gotta say Emotions is that said episode done right.
Shining Armor and Princess Cadance appoint Twilight to look after Flurry Heart while they attend a museum courtesy of one of Shining Armor's friends, at the same time Twilight has a packed schedule to cheer up sick foals at a hospital. Twilight takes her niece along while doing her business around Ponyville, only for Flurry Heart to accidentally cause problems everywhere they go. Twilight reaches her limit when Flurry Heart makes the ponies at the hospital levitate while looking for her stuffed snail, scolding and frightening her. Realizing she was too busy to keep Flurry Heart out of trouble, Twilight apologizes to her and they reconcile. Twilight leaves Spike in charge of her hospital duties while she spends quality time alone with Flurry Heart before Shining Armor and Cadance return and explains what happened.
On the other hand, Shining Armor's and Cadance's part isn't really as gripping as Twilight's and Flurry's part, and at times tends to be forgettable since I focus more on how much of a good aunt Twilight tries to be with her cute little niece while balancing some of her other tasks to finish around Ponyville. Another weird thing that doesn't attract me on their part is Spearhead and his bizarre voice. I mean sure, he may have been showing Twilight's older siblings around a museum, but that feels more like keeping their minds off the possible troubles they could imagine Twilight going through rather than a theory or secondhand plot to be desired. Another flaw that comes to me that in the episode on Twilight and her niece's part is how intelligent she is in using her magic. This is a weird theory for me to look at or consider, but if it's just My Little Pony, then maybe I won't question it, but it's really strange to watch a newborn alicorn do more than enough of a usual mess herself than the average baby, but otherwise, it does make for something funny.
Unlike its original season predecessor outing, A Flurry of Emotions is a realistic episode with actual quality one can sit through. Even though Flurry Heart's moments of searching for her own toy as a toddler, and constant shielding herself from her aunt after being turned down when Twilight yells at her can be questionable, it still makes you wonder if she's an actual toddler or a full-grown mare trapped in baby's body. Either way, with fantastic and memorable portrayals from Twilight and her niece, whilst Shining Armor, Cadance, and Pinkie don't really add much to the quality of the episode, plenty of good moments to be had besides the ones where Flurry was being as messy as you're typical toddler, and a much better moral than what Cakes provided, Emotions is an installment you'll find yourself enjoying even if you're not the biggest Twilight fan, nor do you grow on or adore Flurry Heart that much.