An episode that finally breaks the trend of a static Fluttershy, ignoring her normal timid nature, and instead showing her in her element, caring for woodland creatures. Unfortunately, strong elements of generic slapstick comedy keep this episode from soaring as high as it otherwise could.
One of the best episodes of the series, taking a common, cliched message, and spinning it in a way that is not only more interesting, but far more realistic and relateable.
The first true appearance of the CMC, where we get to catcha glimpse of their group dynamic. Also, we get to see more of Fluttershy, but, unfortunately, her appearances begin to feel a bit repetitive at this point, which is made even worse when you consider this episode was a great opportunity to take her development in a different direction.
Dragonshy has a ton of fun things going on in it, but it seems to take Fluttershy over the edge of introversion and into the realm of paranoia, which I felt kind of hurt her established characterization, despite this fact making her eventual triumph all the more potent.