This is super important. It shows that not everything is going to be sunshine and rainbows between two people. You’re gonna be at odds. Rapunzel and Cassandra do go against one another in this ep, but in the end that doesn’t mean they aren’t friends. They need to work things out. This competition is important to Cass, and it gets to her that Punz just sees this as ‘a fun way to blow off a saturday’. For Cass, all she ever wanted was respect from the people of Corona, and not to be pushed aside and just thought of as the lady in waiting to the princess. She’s more than that and wants others to know it too. Punz definitely knows it, and her opening up to Cass and saying she RESPECTS her (And looks up to her no less! Look at Cass’ reaction to that!) is a big step. And despite this meaning so much to her, Cass looses the contest, but they still remain close if not closer! Even the dearest of two people fight sometimes, but more often than not it builds on what they have. This really adds on to their relationship and I can’t wait to see more!