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Speaker Dialogue
[Int. Steven's room]
(Steven and Amethyst are watching an episode of "Crying Breakfast Friends!". In the cartoon, two ice cream scoops fall on the ground, which Crying Pear and Sad Spoon start crying about. A piece of bacon arrives and starts crying as well.)
Amethyst I don't get this cartoon, man, why don't they just eat that ice cream off the floor? They don't have to cry about it.
(The TV's signal starts glitching.)
Steven Aw, not again. It was doing this yesterday too.
Amethyst Hang on, I got it. (She gets up and goes to the TV set, then kicks it softly a few times, but it doesn't change anything.) How about now? (The TV set suddenly starts vibrating.)
Steven *surprised* It's never done that before. (A glitched video of Peridot speaking gibberish appears, then the video looks normal and her dialogue becomes intelligible.)
Peridot This is Peridot transmitting on all frequencies from abandoned crystal system colony planet Earth, to Yellow Diamond. My mission has been compromised, my escort and informant *raises two fingers to indicate number* are gone and I am now stranded! *sounding desperate* Please send help! *the video repeats* This is Peridot transmitting on all frequencies from... (All the Crystal Gems are now looking at the TV, and Steven is calling someone.)
Steven Okay, thanks. *hangs up* Connie says it's on her TV too.
Pearl But where could Peridot be broadcasting a signal that strong?
Garnet There's only one place.
[Trans. Ext. Communication Hub]
(Lion comes out of a portal with Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on his back. He immediately drops down once they've arrived, and Steven pops out of his mane.)
Steven *comes out of Lion's dimension gasping for air* Lion, are you okay? *pets him on the head*
Garnet It's as I feared. (The Communication Hub is glowing and shooting a beam of light towards the sky.)
Pearl It looks like Peridot somehow repaired the Communication Hub. Well, at least some of it.
Steven So... we just gotta wreck it up again, right? *to Amethyst* You guys should form Sugilite!
Amethyst *smiling a bit* Yeah... Well, it's up to Garnet, I guess. *smiling widely, to Garnet* What do you say? (Pearl looks scared in the background.) Shall we mash it up?...
Garnet No.
Amethyst But, don't we need to be huge like last time?
Garnet Last time was a disaster. Last time we fused, Sugilite went berserk. It's because of her that we can't even warp here anymore. *takes off her visor* I can be brash, you can be reckless. And we can both get carried away. So, for the time being, (She puts her visor back on and Amethyst's reflection can be seen in them.) Sugilite is benched. What we need now is to be careful. *Steven gasps* It's you and me, Pearl. Let's fuse. (Pearl looks astonished as she begins to tear up.) Don't cry, Pearl. (Pearl tries to not cry and quivers as she strongly breathes in through her nose.) Come on, let's do this.
Pearl I'm right behind you. *sniffling*
Steven *running towards them* Woo-hoo! Fusion! Fusion! Fusion! Fusion! *sits to the left of Lion* (Amethyst walks over.)
Garnet *gemstones glow* Ready.
Pearl *grunts* *stretches* Hang on, it's been such a long time...! *Pearl's gemstone glows* (They begin to dance as "Enticement" plays in the background. Garnet throws Pearl into the air, and she spins mid-air before spread eagle falling back down into Garnet's arms and they fuse into Sardonyx as a flash of orange light begins to emanate from Garnet's prior position.)
Sardonyx Gooooood evening, everybody! (Sardonyx slashes the pillar of light, which turns into a falling curtain and small lightning dragonflies.) *struts over to Lion, Steven, and Amethyst and does a twirl* This is the lovely Sardonyx! Coming to you live from the soon-to-be-former Communication Hub! How are y'all doin' tonight?
Amethyst *sarcastically* Great...
Steven *gasps* Giant woman!
Sardonyx *brings two hands down in front of Steven* Oh my stars! (Steven jumps into her hands as she lifts him up to her face.) If it isn't Steven Universe! We finally meet. So, what do you think? (She spins her torso a full 360 degrees with her other pair of hands touching her hair.) Was I worth the wait? *looks confused, followed by ecstatic* What am I saying? Of course I was! *laughs* (Steven then stands up in her hands.)
Steven *starry eyes* Wow, you're so articulated!
Sardonyx Well, aren't you the sweetest little charmer! *brings other pair of hands to Steven and starts squeezing him lightly* I could literally squish you right now! It would not be hard.
Steven *laughing as he's being squished* No... *laughs* ha-ha!
Sardonyx *brings him closer to her face* Sorry, I'm just so excited to be here. You see, I haven't exactly been myself lately. *starts laughing* (Puts Steven further away from her face)
Steven (He starts laughing with her, then looks down to Amethyst and points to Sardonyx.) Fusion joke!
Amethyst Ugh. *head plops into her crossed arms and groans*
Sardonyx *puts Steven down next to Amethyst and Lion* And jokes aren't the only thing I got. (Sardonyx then summons Pearl's spear, and taps her shoulder, pretending to be distracted.) Hm? *throws the spear into the air* Oh! (She then summons Garnet's gauntlets, and inwardly dual-punches the spear just as it's falling to form a war hammer. She then catches it.)
Steven Are you gonna smash stuff with your war hammer?
Sardonyx *thinks* Hm... 'smash' is the word that one would use to describe what... someone else might do. *referencing to Sugilite* *Amethyst scowls* Now... *jumps up and readies a hit* The proper words used to describe yours truly are... *hits a column of the Hub and it slides through and lands on the other side* Specific! *swings again and hits more columns* Intelligent! Accurate! Faultless! *jumps past the moon* Elegant. (More pieces are knocked away as she continues listing.) Controlled! Surgical! Graceful! *jumps up and prepares final hit at top of the tower* Aaandd... Powerful! *stops just before hitting* But yes, occasionally, I am known... to smash. *lightly taps top of tower with her hammer*
(The piece falls through, and the tower stops transmitting light.)
Sardonyx (She lands in front of Steven, Lion, and Amethyst. She spins her hammer away from her, which disappears in a cloud of lightning dragonflies. Lion tries to catch them in his mouth.) Now, just remember everybody. If you ever have need of the lovely Sardonyx, let Pearl and Garnet know, I'll be there in a flash. (she squats down in front of Steven, Lion, and Amethyst.) Literally.
(Sardonyx then poofs into light dragonflies and Garnet and Pearl replace her, in their dance position. The two look at each other and start giggling and spinning together.)
Garnet Wooo!
Steven Wooo! (Steven goes over to Garnet and Pearl for a group hug.) You guys were amazing!
Pearl *blushing* We were? Oh, well that's good!
Garnet We were awesome! (Amethyst crouches down, seemingly disappointed.)
Pearl Why don't we do that more often?
[Trans. to Steven's room]
Sad Spoon Why, Pear? Why did you lie to me?
Crying Pear I didn't mean to- *crying* hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!
Steven Aw, Pear. I'd forgive her. Wouldn't you?
Garnet Nnh.
(Amethyst room's door opened. Amethyst going out from her room. She walks to the fridge.)
Steven Oh, hey, Amethyst! *waves hand to Amethyst* You're missing Crying Breakfast Friends!
Amethyst *opens the fridge door* That's okay, I'm fine.
Steven But it's a really good one so far!
Garnet Not really.
Steven Don't worry. I'm recording it for later. (The TV starts to glitch again.)
Steven It's the signal again!
Garnet Peridot! (Pearl comes in through the front door.) Pearl! The signal is back!
Pearl Again?
Garnet We need to get back out there!
Pearl Right. Steven, where's Lion? Amethyst, get your head out of the fridge!
Garnet Let's go, guys. (Amethyst closes fridge.)
[Trans. to ext. Communication Hub]
Garnet I hope you're ready.
Pearl *raises her arm* You know I am.
(Pearl and Garnet fuse into Sardonyx again.)
Sardonyx What's this? An encore performance? *leans in to Amethyst and Steven* Just couldn't get enough of me, could you? *laughs* What are we waiting for? Let the show begin! *jumps into the air*
(Amethyst sighs and begins singing "Tower of Mistakes".)
Steven Hmmm...
[Time Skip—nighttime at the Comm. Hub]
(Lion comes in with only Amethyst and Steven riding him.)
Steven Peridot's been back here twice. So the odds are good she'll come back again, right? Bam! *slams his fist into his palm* That's when we'll get her!
Amethyst Yeah, bam! *makes same motion as Steven*
Steven Garnet will be so impressed!
Amethyst And then she'll think I'm cool again!
(Steven and Amethyst are hiding behind some rocks. Steven sticks a telescope in the hole in his rock and looks around.)
Steven Nothing, more nothing... *seems to spot Peridot on the horizon* Ah! There she is! (Zooming in reveals that Steven merely saw a cactus resembling Peridot) ...No, wait, that's just a weird cactus.
(Time goes by. Steven is sitting next to Amethyst and moving his fingers together, but not touching them together.)
Amethyst I don't think she's coming. Uh, what are you doing?
Steven *switches to Steven's point of view* If you make your eyes blurry, it looks like there's a little magic sausage in between your fingers.
Amethyst This is stupid. It doesn't even work.
Steven Try this! (He moves Amethyst's hair so it isn't covering her eye.)
Amethyst Hey, don't mess with my- *sees the 'sausage'* Ooohh...
Steven *laughs* Well, even if we didn't catch Peridot, at least I taught you a great way to pass the time!
(Switches to Steven's point of view again. A little light shoots across the ground, Steven gasps.)
Amethyst What!?
Steven I think I saw something! *looks into the telescope*
(Peridot's escape pod is seen in the telescope.)
Steven It's Peridot's escape pod! She... fixed it somehow?
Amethyst But I thought we had it!
Steven Did she steal it from the temple? (The escape pod starts using tractor beams to put the pillars back in place.) Woah, she's lifting the pillar guys, and she's fixing the hub. ( 'Peridot' gets off at the top of the hub.) What's she doing up there? Enhance! *zooms in with the telescope* H-hey, for some reason, Peridot kinda looks like... *Pearl turns around* ... Pearl?
Amethyst What? *moves Steven from the telescope* Lemme see! (Pearl is seen in the telescope.) Oh no.
[Trans. to the Beach House]
(Steven and Amethyst are staring at the TV, even though it's not on.)
Steven Why would Pearl rebuild the hub? Maybe she's trying to study how it works?
Amethyst No, I don't think that's it.
Steven Maybe she's trying to get us more channels? (He turns on the TV, but the screen is filled with static like before.)
(Pearl walks up behind Steven and Amethyst.)
Pearl *gasps, pretending to be surprised* Oh, this is no good!
Steven *nervous and awkward* What's wrong?
Pearl *bad acting* It's Peridot. She must've fixed the Communication Hub again! (Garnet walks up as Steven and Amethyst exchange worried glances.) Garnet, it's the hub again.
Garnet She's evading my future vision. No matter how many times I try, I can't see us finding Peridot. *smacks lips* Come on, team. (Pearl follows Garnet, and Steven and Amethyst look at each other.)
[Trans. Ext. Communication Hub]
Pearl I can't believe Peridot is giving us so much trouble! But it hardly matters, right Garnet? We can disable this tower as many times as we need to, together! *awkwardly* Okay? Okay. I'm ready. Are you ready?
Amethyst I know what she's doing.
Steven You do? (Pearl and Garnet are about to fuse.)
Amethyst Stop!
Pearl *gasps* I-Is something the matter, Amethyst?
Amethyst You-you shouldn't...
Steven Pearl... we saw you. *looks away*
Pearl What?
Steven You need to tell Garnet it was you!
Garnet I don't understand.
Pearl I'm sorry... I-It's just... so much fun being Sardonyx with you.
(Garnet drops Pearl.)
Garnet That's why I couldn't see us finding Peridot.
Pearl Wait! Let me explain!
Garnet You've been fixing the hub! *walks towards Pearl, who backs away*
Pearl It really was Peridot! T-The first time...
Garnet You tricked me!
Pearl No! No, no, no, no! We just needed a reason to fuse! I just wanted to share a few more victories with you!
Garnet Those weren't victories!
Amethyst Wait, Garnet! You know, we're so much weaker than you! Fusing with you is like our one chance to feel... stronger!
Garnet Don't defend her! Peridot is out there somewhere and Pearl's been distracting us with... nothing!
Pearl Garnet...
Garnet That's enough! *points her finger at Pearl* Amethyst, fuse with me!
Amethyst But-!
Garnet *clenches her fist* Let's just get this over with. (Amethyst and Garnet fuse to form Sugilite.)
(Sugilite turns to wind-up, coiling her fists that slam the pillars. The pillars come crashing down [in slowmotion] and the tower stops transmitting. Dust rolls by Pearl and Steven, as Pearl is looking terrified.)
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Steven and Amethyst are watching Crying Breakfast Friends again.)
Crying Pear Please, forgive me!
Sad Spoon Of course I forgive you! (Sad Spoon hugs sad Pear and both start crying.)
(Pearl walks into the Beach house, and Garnet warps in. The two walk by each other without making eye contact.)
Amethyst Man, it sure would be nice if things worked out the way they do in cartoons.
Steven Yeah. It would. (He points the remote at the screen and turns off the TV, and the episode.)
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' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunitedLegs From Here to Homeworld
Season 6 TBA
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe 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