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Speaker Dialogue
[Open int. outside the barn]
(The Roaming Eye has been parked outside, and the five Rubies are trapped in water bubbles by Lapis Lazuli.)
Steven The Rubies are back?!
(The Rubies are shown floating in the bubbles.)
Lapis They showed up on their little ship acting very angry. So I put them in time-out.
Steven I thought we were done with these guys! (He walks over to them) Why did you come back here?
Garnet Let's release one and just ask what they're up to.
Steven Ooh, ooh! Can I pick?
Garnet Go for it.
(Steven walks closer and looks up at the Rubies.)
Steven Hmm... Oh! Let's talk to Leggy!
Pearl Leggy?
Steven I named them based on the placement of their gems. (The camera cuts to each of the Rubies in turn.) There's Leggy, Army, Navy, Eyeball, and, uh... Doc. Leggy seems like the easiest to talk to.
Lapis Leggy, come on down!
(Lapis motions with her hand. The water bubble bursts open and Leggy hits the ground.)
Steven Hey! Hi, I'm Steven. What brings you back to Earth?
Ruby (Leggy) Uh... (sits up) I... don't... know? (raises arms.)
Steven Oh, uh, I understand. I used to forget why we go on missions all the time.
Ruby (Leggy) I'll just go stand over here then. (walks over to the fence.)
Steven Let's take a chance on Army.
(Army's bubble pops and she falls to the ground.)
Steven Good afternoon!
Ruby (Army) (Angry) RAAH! (runs toward Steven) I'll tear you limb-(Garnet picks her up) huh?
Garnet Hey! Don't be like that.
Ruby (Army) Why I oughta razzle-frazzle your-(angry mumbling)
Garnet Aw. (tucks Army under her arm)
Ruby (Army) Hey, what the-(mumbling)
Garnet Next!
Steven Ehh... Navy?
(Cut to Navy, standing covered with water)
Ruby (Navy) If I remember correctly, we were on Earth-(She pauses and looks off to the side, then blushes and looks away from the Gems.) Uh... hah! This is so embarrassing! (covers her face) Oh-ho- (looks back at the Gems) Aah! (runs away, crouches next to Leggy.)
Steven Okay, Eyeball?
(Cut to Eyeball.)
Ruby (Eyeball) I'm not tellin' y'all nothin' about nothin'! (crosses arms and growls.)
Steven The only one left now is, uh... Doc.
(Doc is released.)
Ruby (Doc) Where's Jasper? Last time we came, you tricked us into playing that stuuupid game! Then, you said (makes finger quotes) "She's on Neptune", so we looked, and she wasn't there. She wasn't on Neptune! Or any other planet in this whole dang solar system!
(Amethyst walks behind the Gems in the background.)
Ruby (Doc) Tell us where she is right now. No games,(Army jumps out of Garnet's hands) no tricks, (the Rubies assemble) and no slick disguises.
Rubies Yeah!
Amethyst HEY! (The Rubies look her way.) (The camera pans to Amethyst, shape-shifted as Jasper.)
Amethyst (as Jasper) (Amethyst makes her voice sound like Jasper's) I'm right here.
(The Crystal Gems stare.)
Pearl Is she serious? There's no way this is gonna-
A Ruby Hey look, it's Jasper!
(The Rubies all cheer and talk excitedly. Eyeball jumps up to see over the others' heads, then pushes through the crowd.)
Ruby (Eyeball) Jasper! I'm Ruby 1F4 Cut-4ND. (approaches Amethyst) I fought in the war for Earth. (does the Gem salute)
Amethyst (as Jasper) Uh... At ease.
Ruby (Eyeball) I was on the ground in Facet 6 when I heard the tale of the Facet 9 Kindergarten Quartz that could. They said you popped out of the ground with your helmet on, and took out 80 Crystal Gems before the sun went down. When I found out this mission was to look for you, I nearly dissipated my form! It is an honor to finally meet you.
Amethyst (as Jasper) Yep! That's me! Always huge, never small, all the- all the time since I was made!(smiles nervously)
Ruby (Eyeball) Wait a minute! (suspicious) You look different than I thought you would.
Pearl Oh, here it is.
Amethyst (as Jasper) Oh, you must mean my tan! You know, from the sun! (points to the sun)
(Eyeball looks suspicious for a moment, then smiles.)
Ruby (Eyeball) Stupid Earth sun! (kicks up a clod of dirt) I hate this planet!
Amethyst (as Jasper) (Kicks up more dirt) Curse this planet! (strikes a pose)
(The Rubies run over cheering and begin to kick up chunks of dirt as well.)
(Cut to the Crystal Gems. Pearl facepalms.)
Ruby (Doc) Well, it's a good thing we finally found you. Yellow Diamond is awaiting your return. We'll take you back to Homeworld right away.
Amethyst (as Jasper) (Normal voice) No! I-I mean- (clears throat) (Jasper's voice) I, Jasper, have decided to stay on Earth.
Ruby (Doc) What?
Ruby (Leggy) Why?
Ruby (Navy) Yeah, why, Jasper?
Amethyst (as Jasper) Because... I gotta stay here! With these guys! (gestures at the Crystal Gems) Yup, gotta keep 'em prisoner. (Lapis rolls her eyes.) For the Diamonds.
(Cut to the Rubies. Army, Doc, and Eyeball solemnly clap while Navy wipes away a tear.)
Ruby (Leggy) Jasper...
Ruby (Navy) Such devotion.
Ruby (Doc) (Walks up to Amethyst, wiping her eyes) Well, Yellow will definitely wanna know about this. You'll have to file a report at the nearest Diamond base.
(The Rubies chatter amongst themselves, wondering where the nearest Diamond base is.)
Ruby (Leggy) Where's that?
Ruby (Navy) Think we passed it on the way here?
Ruby (Doc) You dummies! It's uh, it's... hm.
Ruby (Eyeball) Argh! It's there! (points up at the sky)
(Cut to a shot of the moon.)
Amethyst (Normal voice) I gotta hold this all the way to the moon?! (Jasper's voice) Hold this...hold these prisoners! (points at Crystal Gems) I gotta bring these rebel prisoners if we're going to the moon! Can't leave them here unsupervised.
Ruby (Doc) Very well, to the ship!
(The Rubies walk into the Roaming Eye.)
Pearl What are you doing? This isn't going to work!
Garnet You can't hold that form forever.
Amethyst (Normal voice) I can do this! We'll go to the moon, come back, and they'll leave us alone. Just play along. (Slightly shoves the Crystal Gems forward, they walk towards the ship)
Amethyst (Sees Peridot and Lapis) Oh hey! You guys wanna be prisoners too?
Lapis Not really. (Peridot holds Lapis' arm)
Amethyst Alright! Just checking.
(In the Roaming Eye.)
Rubies Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup!
Steven Woah, it's huge in here! I thought it'd be super cramped.
Ruby (Eyeball) Hey! This ain't no pleasure cruise!
Amethyst (as Jasper) Yeah! Show some respect, you... Crystal Germs!
A Ruby Yeah, you tell 'em Jasper.
A Ruby I bet they got those germs from Earth!
Garnet (Pretending) Aw, curses! I can't believe we've been caught, and by none other than Jasper! So cross over it.
Steven (Pretending) Uh huh, that sure is Jasper! The one that caught us. Harumph.
Pearl (Dramatically) Of all the indignities! Do what you want! I'll never talk!
Amethyst (as Jasper) Heh. I wish.
Ruby (Eyeball) Yeah, haha! She talks a lot!
Amethyst (as Jasper) Go sit over there now!
Ruby (Navy) (To Leggy) Wow. Jasper's so funny and strong!
Ruby (Leggy) I was just thinking that!
Amethyst (Normal voice) Heheh. This is fun.
Ruby (Doc) Jasper!
Amethyst (as Jasper) Ah! I'm Jasper!
Ruby (Doc) Please feel free to take my seat right up front. The captain's seat. It would be an honor.
Amethyst (as Jasper) Yeah. Yes. Sure thing.
(Amethyst sits in the captain's seat.)
Ruby (Doc) I hope it's to your liking.
Amethyst (as Jasper) It's alright.
Ruby (Doc) You can go ahead and head towards the moon base whenever you're ready.
Amethyst (as Jasper) Uuuuh, of course! Heh.
(Amethyst looks at the controls.)
(Steven groans nervously)
Amethyst (as Jasper) Uh, listen. I'm Jasper, and I'm too worn out from catching rebels to fly, so I'll just sit here like this and you work the thing to get us to the moon. Got it?
Ruby (Doc) Yes. Of course.
(Eyeball looks at them and sheds a tear.)
Ruby (Doc) To the moon, then?
Amethyst (as Jasper) To the moon, then!
Rubies To the moon, then!
(The ship flies towards the moon.)
(Engine warbling.)
Ruby (Doc) We'll be arriving shortly.
Amethyst (as Jasper) Hey, keep my seat warm. While I check on our, uh, prisoners.
Ruby (Doc) Yes, Jasper. Good idea.
Pearl (Screams) NOOOOOO! Stay away from us you brute!
Amethyst (Normal voice, whispering) Tone it down, Pearl. That one Ruby wants to throw you out into space.
(Army looks at Pearl menacingly and punches her palm.)
Pearl Sorry. Got a bit carried away.
Steven Uh, you okay, Amethyst? You've been holding that form forever now.
(Amethyst starts sweating excessively as she holds her form intact.)
Amethyst I've got it under control. (Jasper's voice) Hey, my seat better still be warm when I get over there!
(The Roaming Eye smoothly hovers onto the moon base's ground floor.)
(Warbling stops)
(The Rubies exit the ship while Doc uses her gem to produce light.)
Ruby (Doc) All clear!
Ruby (Eyeball) Right this way, Jasper.
Pearl (Dramatically) Oh, Jasper, won't you ever let us go?
(Steven slowly starts floating away but Garnet quickly grabs him and holds his hand.)
Ruby (Eyeball) (Uses her gem to shed a light on the dark floor) Look at this place -- frozen in time. An Era-1 base. (Light falls on an unknown Diamond's mural) Her Era-1 base. It was a tragedy, what happened to her.
Ruby (Leggy) Who is that anyway?
Ruby (Eyeball) Were you made yesterday?! That is Pink Diamond. Jasper (Camera pans to Amethyst), maybe it's best if you explain.
Amethyst (as Jasper) (Normal voice) What, me? No. (Quickly changes her voice) No, you do it. I'm, like, too messed up about it?
Ruby (Eyeball) I understand. She was your original Diamond.
(The Gems take the staircase as Eyeball tells the tale about Pink Diamond.)
Ruby (Eyeball) Earth was Pink Diamond's colony. Everything was going smoothly at first. Kindergartens were incubating their first soldiers. Big, warm pieces of Quartz -- (looks at Amethyst) like this mountain over here -- were being created from its rich minerals with great success. Then -- bam! One of Pink Diamond's very own Quartz soldiers started a rebellion and took it too far.
Ruby (Eyeball) (Turns towards Amethyst) Where were you when it happened?
Amethyst (as Jasper) Oh, you know, around.
Ruby (Eyeball) I was there. I saw it with my own eye. I watched the leader of the Crystal Gems -- Rose Quartz -- shatter Pink Diamond!
(Everyone freezes.)
Steven No. (tears up) Rose Quartz would never do that! (Pearl starts shivering violently) A-And, sure, she had to fight but -- but she would never shatter someone! (Amethyst and the Rubies turn to look at him.)
Ruby (Doc) Hey! We got a problem.
[Cut to the Panel Room.]
Ruby (Doc) The panel is broken. The communicator is gone! There's no way to contact Yellow Diamond from this hub. (Amethyst starts sweating excessively from the effort of keeping her form.)
Ruby (Eyeball) Crystal Geeems!
Other Rubies Unbelievable! Rude! No respect!
(Amethyst returns to her normal form, and after a moment, returns to pretending to be Jasper.)
Amethyst (Sighs)
Ruby (Eyeball) See? They'll stoop to anything!
Ruby (Doc) We'll have to take you to Homeworld to file a report in person.
Amethyst (as Jasper) (The amount of strain increases as she holds her form) I can't! I can't go!
Rubies Huh? I don't understand. What do you mean? What's going on?
(Eyeball rushes in front of Amethyst)
Amethyst (as Jasper) You know what? You know me. Do me a favor and go back home and file the report for me. (Pats Eyeball's head) I'm trusting you, soldier.
Ruby (Eyeball) Wow. Of course!
Ruby (Doc) That settles it. All right, Rubies, back to the ship!
(As Doc speaks, Amethyst gives Pearl a smug look. Pearl puts a hand over her face in exasperation.)
[Cut to the bottom floor.]
(Eyeball waves to Amethyst as she climbs into the Roaming Eye. Amethyst waves back, and as the ship's door closes she finally returns to her default form. She runs over to the Gems.)
Steven All right, Amethyst!
Garnet You really held it together.
Pearl You did it! I told you you could.
Amethyst (High fives Pearl and Steven while chuckling.) Aw.
(Steven walks over to the Pink Diamond portrait.)
(The Roaming Eye's door opens.)
Ruby (Doc) Hey, you need a ride back to Earth? I could sit on your lap if you want- (Sees Amethyst in her normal form) -- What?!
Amethyst (Yelling hurriedly) I'm still Jasper!
Ruby (Doc) We've been tricked? Again?!
Rubies No way!
Ruby (Doc) Rubies, assemble!
Rubies Hup, hup, hup, hup, hup, hup, hup! (Stand upon one another in order to fuse) Yeah!
(The Rubies fuse.)
Ruby (Quintuple fusion) Yeah! We won't let you trick us again!
Steven (Stands beside the Moon Base door) Hey, Rubies! If you're gonna fight, take it outside! (Steven presses the door switch and the fusion gets sucked halfway out the door.)
Ruby (Quintuple fusion) You can't get rid of us that easy!
(Pearl and Garnet fuse into Sardonyx, with Amethyst on her shoulder.)
Steven I bet she can.
(Sardonyx takes out her hammer and slams it into the Ruby fusion.)
Ruby (Quintuple fusion) Oof!
(The Rubies unfuse and are sucked out the door and into space. As Eyeball is pulled out the door, she grabs Steven and pulls him out with her.)
(Steven screams)
Amethyst Steven!
(As Steven flies further and further away from the Base, Amethyst's scream fades while Sardonyx looks on helplessly.)
[Episode ends.]
ve Transcripts
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen it RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been GreatMessage ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 The Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' Head
Shorts The Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time