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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Int. Steven's Bathroom, night]
(Steven applies toothpaste to a toothbrush, wipes his face with a towel, cotton swabs his ear, and sits on the toilet.)
(Steven lifts up his banana pajamas shirt, wipes his gem until his face is reflected in it, and does a thumbs-up.)
[Int. Steven's Room]
(Steven dives into his bed.)
Steven Goodnight, Happy Bear. Goodnight, Sad Bunny. Goodnight, Playful Kitty. Goodnight, Ominous Triangle at the foot of my bed.
(Steven closes his eyes. When he opens them again, the Ominous Triangle has disappeared.)
Steven Ugh, whatever. *closes eyes and smiles*
(Peridot's hand closes over Steven's mouth.)
Steven *muffled screaming, struggling*
[Ext. Galaxy Warp]
(Peridot warps into the Galaxy Warp carrying a struggling Steven.)
Steven Aargh, let me go! *screams*
Peridot Enough of this!
(Peridot holds Steven with her tractor beam and hovers him over the Gem Homeworld Warp Pad.)
Peridot *sigh*
Steven What do you want from me?
Peridot *walking towards Homeworld Warp Pad* I want, to get off this lousy gem-forsaken planet!!
Steven Huh?
(Peridot disables her tractor beam and Steven falls to the ground.)
Peridot (She shapes her disembodied fingers into an arrow and points it at the warp pad they're stepping on.) You have to fix this!
Steven Wait, what?
Peridot You're my last chance. I've got no Flask Robonoids. I've got no foot! I've got no response from Yellow Diamond! *breathes in and out*
Peridot I know you fixed Lazuli's gem. Whatever you did, you've got to do it to the Homeworld Warp!
(Peridot charges her energy blaster.)
Peridot Or else!!
Steven Oh- oh- okay, just give me a second! My mouth gets really dry when I'm scared. *licks left palm* Here goes! *palm hits Warp Pad with a wet smack sound, but nothing happens*
Peridot *looks around, confused* What was that?! It didn't do ANYTHING!
Steven *hesitantly* It... doesn't always work.
Peridot No... *shaking head, showing exasperation* No no no no no! It HAS TO WORK!
Steven I'm really sorry...
Peridot *laughs, sits down, curls arms around legs, looks up plaintively* This was it... This was my last shot! *breathes in sharply* I'm gonna die here! Noooooh, oh-
Steven Hey, hey- come on! Earth isn't that bad...
Peridot It doesn't matter what Earth is like! It's not going to be like anything soon!
Steven What do you mean?
(The Crystal Gems warp in.)
Peridot Uuuuuugh!! *runs away from Steven*
Pearl There he is! *runs towards Steven and hugs him*
Steven Guys!
Pearl What happened?!
(Amethyst and Garnet approach Steven.)
Amethyst Ahh, you're okay!
Garnet Peridot!
Peridot Why can't you just leave me alone?!!!??
Garnet *cracks knuckles with gauntlets* Gems, move!
Peridot Kyaah!
(Peridot shoots three blasts at the Crystal Gems in quick succession.)
(Crystal Gems dodge and continue running towards Peridot, who is spinning her left fingers like a propeller to fly away.)
(Amethyst catches Peridot with her whip.)
Peridot Hah!! *shoots electricity down through the whip*
Garnet (She grabs the whip with her right hand in a gauntlet and stops the green electricity, then shoots reddish electric shocks up the whip, shocking Peridot.) Not this time! *jerks whip downwards, crashing Peridot to the ground*
Peridot WoaaAAAAAAAAAAH!
Steven *gasps, appears concerned*
Peridot *coughing, then grunts angrily* Wait, wait.. you- you need me!!
(Pearl, sneaking behind Peridot, draws her spear.)
Peridot I'm.. the only one who knows ABOUT THE--
(As Peridot turns towards Pearl, Garnet grabs her and poofs her. Peridot's limb enhancers fall to the ground.)
Pearl What on Earth?
Amethyst Ugh, sick, there's bits of her all over.
Garnet Nope, she's right here. *bubbles Peridot's gem and sends it off* And now she's in the temple.
Pearl So these weren't actually part of her body?
Amethyst *scoops up the pieces and drops them all into the ocean* *tries to make it look like an accident that she dropped them* Uh, whoops.
Steven Garnet, she was trying to tell us something...
Garnet Those were just the desperate lies of a Gem who's been caught. You don't need to worry about her anymore.
Pearl Come on, Steven. Oh, I'm so glad this is finally over.
[Int. Steven's Room]
Steven *deeply sighs*
Amethyst *slapping his face from off-screen* I'm back to kidnap you! What, it's been long enough that we can joke about it, right?
Steven It's only been, like, an hour.
Amethyst So- ew, what are you doing with her foot?
Steven *brief pause* Think it's lucky?
Amethyst Not for Peridot! *laughs* Well, glad to have you back.
Steven Um, Amethyst?
Amethyst Yeah?
Steven Uh, do you think-? No, it's okay. Never mind.
Amethyst Okay, weirdo. If you need anything, I'll be in my room, eating garbage.
Steven 'Kay.
(Amethyst goes into her room, Steven falls back on his bed and sighs.)
Steven Why were you so scared? What were you going to say? Now you're deep in the temple in a bubble and I'll never know. If I could just talk to you for one more second...
(Steven's gem glows, the temple door opens to Rose's Room.)
[Int. Rose's Room]
Steven Room, I need to talk to Peridot.
(Peridot appears from clouds.)
Cloud Peridot I'm the only one who knows about the--
Steven The what? Ugh, no no no. (Steven swipes at the cloud Peridot, which dissolves.) Room, I need to go to the basement. The real basement! I know there's a way down from here!
(Some of the clouds part, revealing the Crystal Heart's vein to the Burning Room.)
Steven Thank you!
(Steven hops onto the vein and slides down.)
Steven Woo! Yeah! *flies off the pole* Triple 550 Deluxe with no cheese!
(Steven lands on his face and gets up with a slight limp.)
Steven *strained* Yep, perfect landing..
[Int. Burning Room]
(Steven looks at the array of bubbled Gems.)
Steven Hmm. There we go! *climbs up towards Peridot's gem* Gotcha! Whoa!
(Steven falls back to the floor, the bubble pops, and Peridot regenerates.)
Peridot -the Cluster, you insufferable half-formed traitor mega-clods!!
(Peridot wiggles her fingers realizing that her limb enhancers are gone.)
Steven *with smiley faces in his eyes* Oh my gosh... you're so... cuuuuute!
Peridot My limb enhancers! Where are my limb enhancers?!
Steven Aw, you're like.. an angry little slice of pie!
Peridot Stop talking! I demand to know what this place is, and where I-
(Peridot looks up and sees dozens of other bubbled Gems.)
Peridot Oh my stars... You're going to harvest me?!
Steven No! I mean... (Peridot slaps him.) Ow, that hurt!
Peridot ... It did?
Steven Yeah, a lot. (Peridot slaps him again.) Ow!
Peridot Yes! Feel my unbridled rage!
(Peridot begins slapping him repeatedly.)
Steven Hey! Hey, hey. What's that on your shirt?
Peridot What's a shirt? (Steven flicks his finger up at her face.) Ow! That's it!
(Peridot tackles Steven and slaps him over and over again.)
Steven Why are you acting like this!?
Peridot You smashed me into a limbless cloud! You trapped me in your bubble dungeon! And, you called me.. *sniffs angrily, blushes angrily* ... cute!
Steven I didn't poof you! I freed you!
Peridot ... Why would you make such a miscalculation?
Steven Back at the Warp Pad, what were you trying to say? Why do we need you? What do you know?
Peridot What do I know? Everything there is to know about the Cluster, you pebble.
Steven Cluster? Wait, "pebble"?
Peridot My mission. The reason why I'm on this sad rock in the first place! I was to check progress on the Cluster! Just in and out, before it hatches. I wasn't supposed to get stuck here! But now it's going to emerge and nothing can stop it, and we'll all be shattered!
Steven Okay, okay, wait, slow down. Now, from the top... emerging, hatching, Clusters?
Peridot You wanna know?
Steven Yes.
Peridot You really wanna know?
Steven Yes?
Peridot What's your shirt? *points to his pajamas*
Steven These are my banana pajamas. (Peridot flicks his face) Ow! Wait, don't run away!
(Peridot begins climbing out of the room, laughing maniacally towards the Temple Gate.)
[Int. Beach House]
(Peridot runs out of the temple laughing manically, followed by Steven.)
Steven Stop! They're gonna see you!
Peridot *spreads arms out wide* Freedom is miine!!
(Peridot stops, and slowly turns towards Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst at the kitchen table.)
Steven Wait!
Peridot *stuttering while pointing to the ceiling hoping that the Gems will look away* Look! Over there! Another planet to betray!
(Garnet summons her gauntlets, Amethyst eats the whole pizza box in one gulp.)
Peridot *shaking in fear* Retreat!
(Peridot runs to the front door, but Pearl and Garnet block her path.)
Pearl Oh, no you don't!
Peridot Eeep!!
(Peridot scampers up the stairs, where Amethyst is waiting on Steven's bed.)
Amethyst *pulls whip* Heey.
Peridot Ahh! *jumps back down to the floor* Ow!
Garnet Get her!
(Peridot runs into the bathroom and locks the door.)
Peridot *off-screen* You may have won the war, but the battle isn't over, Crystal Clods! *laughs*
Pearl Should we tell her that's the bathroom?
Amethyst Eh.
[Int. Steven's Bathroom]
Peridot *looks upward* Hmm... Seems I discovered some sort of archaic think chamber. Roomy. *opens toilet lid* With a fresh hint of Earth citrus. A perfect crossroads for my escape.
[Ext. Steven's Bathroom]
Amethyst It's locked.
Garnet Peridot, open the door!
(The toilet flushes.)
Amethyst If you're trying to flush yourself down the toilet, it won't work. Trust me, I've tried.
(Peridot is seen swirling in the toilet.)
Pearl How did she get out? We bubbled her!
Amethyst Maybe we needed a bigger bubble.
Garnet My bubbles are fine.
Steven ... I did it.
(Screen cuts to Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl looking shocked.)
Pearl Steven! Why would you do such a thing!?
Steven Because she knows something! Something that's made her scared!
Amethyst *punches fist* Duh. Homegirl knows we're gonna beat her into a green pancake.
Steven No, not 'cause of us. 'Cause of something called 'the Cluster'.
Garnet *crosses arms* Cluster? That's new.
Pearl What else did she tell you?
Steven That's all I got.
Peridot That's right, you dirt bombs! You don't even know what's coming!!! *notices mirror* Ooh..
Garnet I'm tired of playing these games.
(Peridot is seen making faces in the mirror.)
Garnet If we can't fight her, then fine. We'll talk. Peridot.
Peridot *slips off the sink* Whoa!
Garnet Alright, no more fighting. Let's just have a civil conversation.
Peridot As if I'd negotiate with you, filthy war machine!
Garnet *summons gauntlets* Okay, let's kick her butt.
Steven Wait!
Peridot *holds a plunger while hanging from the shower curtains* Yeah! Destroy me again, and have fun trying to talk to me when I'm in a bubble! *regretting what she just said, quickly positions herself and covers her mouth*
Pearl I really hate to say it, but unfortunately if she has information, she's more valuable to us like... this.
Garnet This is going to be tricky.
Peridot *faintly, through the door* H-h-hot hot hot!
Steven You have to turn the knob the other way for cold!
[Trans. the kitchen]
Steven Wait, so we're just gonna let her live in my bathroom?
Pearl Well, yes. What other option do we have? Keep her outside on a leash? *laughs* Ha ha... Hmm...
Steven But, I need to use the bathroom!
Pearl Right now?
Steven Yeah, kinda.
Amethyst Just go in the ocean, bro. Pssssh. Like a feeyush.
Steven What's with you guys and making me pee outside!? *storms off*
Amethyst Well I have fun doing it..
[Time Skip—Morning]
Pearl But even if we do get her to come out of the bathroom...
Amethyst She's never gonna talk to us.
Garnet Looks like there's not much else we can do right now.
Pearl We have her in our custody at least, even if the circumstances are less than optimal. How important do you think this Cluster is?
Garnet If it has anything to do with the experiments she was conducting in the Kindergarten, then very.
(Steven knocks on the bathroom door.)
Steven *carries Peridot's prosthetic foot* Peridot, can I come in? I need to get ready for the day.
Peridot No.
Steven I have something for you.
(Peridot cracks the door open to see Steven holding her foot; she grabs it and shuts the door, then slowly opens the door again.)
[Int. Steven's Bathroom]
Peridot *clings onto her prosthetic foot* What a great souvenir of that other time you assaulted me.
Steven Oh, right, sorry. I can take it back.
Peridot No, it's too late! You... wouldn't happen to have the rest?
Steven Uh, sorry, we lost them. *pauses* Well, we kinda threw 'em away. *points to the toothbrush on the floor* Can you pass me that?
Peridot *holding Steven's toothbrush* Is this a weapon?
Steven Only for cavities.
Peridot Hmm. *tosses the toothbrush to Steven*
Steven Thanks!
Peridot *looking around* Is that a weapon?
Steven No, that's a comb I never use.
Peridot Is that a weapon?
Steven Hmm? Oh, well, I guess if you get it wet and roll it up. *Steven rolls up the towel as Peridot flinches in fear* Look, I know you're scared, but I'm not going to hurt you. And whatever's going on, whatever the Cluster is, I wanna help.
Peridot *sitting on the toilet* I doubt you can help me, but I... appreciate the offer.
Steven *points to toilet* Now do you mind moving? I have to use that.
(The star-shaped iris focuses on Peridot.)
Peridot ... For what?
(The iris closes.)
[END]
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 RubyDoug OutThe Good LarsLion 4: Alternate EndingAre 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