But an episode of Spike and Shining Armor bonding will never happen, especially with Hasbro already with the episode of Shining Armor and Cadence's baby out
Unless they make a prequel episode where Shining Armor has spent time with Spike, and so has Cadence, that would take place before they had a baby
Shining: *whispering* Hey Spike, the LADIES we are waiting just around the corner.
Spike: *whispering* Great, Twilight and Cadence'll never know.
Bravo to the Author!
There could be same timeslot episodes here like they did with "Games Ponies Play: and "Just For Sidekicks". One episode could be Twilight and Cadance having a girls day out with maybe the other manes taking part. While in the other being Shining Armor and Spike do a bit of bonding. Maybe Shining could help Spike get tougher so he can actually defend himself.
I don't know about Shining's singing voice, but Spike's bit in the Failure/Success Song makes me think he'd be able to pull off Turlough og O'Boyle nicely.
Now Cadance will assist Twilight with her studies while Shining and Spike will get take naps and eat sweets. Just saying.
It would also be nice to see him spend some quality time with his sister-in-law over there. After all, the two of them did save his life.
Young Spike asks Cadance questions. She gives him "the talk". Awkwardness ensues.