It’s time write unnecessary posts about kids’ shows.
The catchy musical climax of “Face The Music” has been, in my opinion, a masterful payoff to an insane Season-long build-up. Each part of Ruberiot’s ballad dealt with a different “shade” of the show’s plot and really proves that all of this was carefully planned from the beginning. Other than that, it was actually visually appealing and very well-animated.
This season’s recurring theme was all about Star refusing to face her problems and how she rather preferred to run away from them. This eventually spiraled into keeping dangerous secrets. This latter part was kinda solved in “Raid The Cave”, with the princess finally telling the truth to her parents.
The apple never falls far from the tree however, as Moon does exactly the same thing as her daughter, but with the Magic Council instead, which understandably gets really mad at the Queen when they find out what happened at Glossaryck. One could argue that she did it for all the good intentions of this world, which I have no doubts it’s true, but the point still stands: if you keep secrets like this with the people you love, or people that *should* be informed about such things, the unmentionable will eventually hit the fan and get back at you and your fancy royal dress.
And speaking of secrets, in the spirit of Season 2, whenever Star messes up, the Universe calls her out for it, and this time is 911 material, because it’s a freaking murder. Once again, pretending that such issues do not exist is not going to help you, especially when friends (and best friends) are involved. However, I’d say that the point is not really “Star should have told Marco about her feelings” but more like “Star refused to acknowledge that those feelings existed”, which is not really different from the whole “running away from your problems” theme of this Season.
Basically, the song sequence single handedly dealt with lore (everyone finding about Star’s mishaps with the spell book) and Starco, kickstarting the heartbreaking events of “Starcrushed” and who-knows-what in Season 3.
TL;DR: “Face The Music” has a great satisfying climax that should not be overlooked, considering what happened in the following episode.