I love stories about the three magicians. Shipping aside, the three of them have such great chemistry with each other. Equal parts respect and teasing. Best friends who love to tease and mess with each other.
The outcome in the one-shot does not necessarily mean that this will end up the same way. Even if it does, it will tell a more complete story. We get to see their relationship develop and change. They were still good friends at the end of the one shot, I mean...I kinda want to know what happens.
It's people like that that make me so frustrated. Anytime a show has a character that's not straight it's part of "an agenda" or "shoehorned in." This episode was really bittersweet and her situation was not "in your face" or pushing an agenda. Hell...how many kids go through situations like this (maybe not death by facial hair) and it gets brushed under the rug or used as a joke in shows. This show (which is a comedy) actually took the situation and treated it fairly seriously. And how did the characters in the show react....her gender ultimately didn't matter. Lily was Lily. Reading through the garbage people have been spewing about the She-ra reboot and now this episode makes me want to bang my head on the desk repeatedly.