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I see so many things that can hurt you. I should never have let one of them be me.

Garnet

"Future Vision" is the 39th episode of the first season of Steven Universe and the 39th episode overall.

Official Synopsis

Steven learns that Garnet can see into the future and becomes curious about the possible dangers that lurk around him.[2]

Plot

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The episode begins with Steven cleaning up his room. He is replacing old toys and games with new ones, assuring himself that he has grown up and is a "big boy". As he walks down the stairs, Steven slips on a tennis ball and falls. However, before he hits the ground, Garnet catches him in her arms. Steven states that her being there was very lucky, but Garnet responds that luck had nothing to do with it. Steven presses her for more information, but Garnet hesitates to answer. Eventually, Garnet gives in and tells Steven that she can see into the future. They head down to the beach where they begin exercising. Eventually, Garnet gets tired of it and smashes the radio playing the music. Steven asks Garnet if she knows what he will have for breakfast. She states that Steven will probably go to the Big Donut since he is already outside. Impressed, Steven asks if there is a future where Garnet accompanies him. After thinking about it, Garnet complies.

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As they walk to the Big Donut, Steven asks about her powers, but Garnet is unsure of how to explain it to Steven. Garnet tries to explain the complexity of her powers using an example of a boat on a river that splits into numerous paths. She states that she steers the ship down the path that she thinks is best. At the Big Donut, Steven asks more trivial questions regarding his future, which Garnet answers with ease. However, when Garnet tells Steven that there is a future where Lars gives him a high five, he runs over to him. Lars is startled and drops a coffee pot, and it falls toward Steven. Garnet blocks the coffee with her body, shielding Steven from danger. Slightly perturbed, Steven leaves the Big Donut with Garnet.

They continue along the boardwalk and stop at Beach Citywalk Fries. Steven asks Garnet if he could die from eating fry bits. Garnet lists some ways he could die in a comical fashion, which Steven takes to heart. Succumbing to paranoia, he begins to fear everything around him, quickly going home.

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At the house, Steven is making a sandwich with extreme caution, wearing a bicycle helmet. He jumps when Garnet asks Steven if he is okay. She notes that he is wearing a helmet, and he says that he never knows when he will go on a bike ride. His fear renders him unable to even pick up the knife to make his sandwich. As he tries an alternative method to complete his sandwich, Pearl and Amethyst arrive, and the Gems prepare to warp out on a mission. Before they leave, Steven anxiously asks Garnet to tell him what will happen with his lunch. Garnet assures Steven not to worry but tells him to stay off the roof at all costs. While they are gone, it begins to rain, and Steven begins to think of more ways he could die. He confronts his emotions and decides to go onto the roof.

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As soon as he reaches the top, the Warp Pad activates, and Garnet runs out to confront Steven. Steven states that everything he does would shove him towards the end, believing that his destiny cannot be avoided. He asks Garnet what would happen to him on the roof and why she had told him about her future vision. Garnet replies that she told Steven about her powers to help them become closer, even though she knew what could happen. She takes off her visor, revealing her third eye, telling him that she sees so many things that can hurt him, but she should not have let one of them become her. Garnet pleads with Steven to see reason and says that there are millions of possibilities for the future, but it is up to him to choose which becomes a reality. Steven slowly begins to agree as he comes back to his senses. He climbs off the roof and embraces Garnet, saying he will watch out for himself from now on. As they hug, Garnet deflects a lightning bolt, having foreseen it coming, protecting Steven from being struck by it. Steven inquires what happened, but Garnet assures him it was nothing.

Features

Characters

Objects

Locations

Music

Trivia

  • Garnet's statement "I drink coffee for breakfast!" is a reference to the common phrase "I eat/drink X (such as nails) for breakfast", used to exaggerate toughness.
  • It is revealed that Garnet has "future vision", more commonly known as "precognition". It was hinted in "Arcade Mania" by Amethyst and Pearl, but Garnet had yet to confirm it until now. Additionally, this ability explains Garnet's aptitude for the Meat Beat Mania game in said episode.
  • Steven making a sandwich of lettuce, sliced cheese, and mayonnaise is a reference to one of Rebecca Sugar's more well-known animated shorts - "Singles". The short is about a character who experiences extreme anxiety, which may be a reason the short is referenced in this episode.

Cultural References

Continuity

  • Steven's figurines from "Steven the Sword Fighter" return in this episode.
  • Cookie Cat makes a cameo as an irrational, yet "possible" cause of Steven's death.
  • Garnet tells Steven that he might be able to get a high-five from Lars. Steven is quite excited since he has wanted an actual high-five from Lars since "Lars and the Cool Kids".
  • The wasps that attack Steven reappear in "Say Uncle".

Errors

Note: Time is displayed in [mm:ss]; [00:00] refers to the point after the title card is displayed and before the episode's start.

Plot

  • [01:04] When Steven's toys were scattered all over the floor, M.C. Bear Bear was not there, but in the next scene, Garnet is seen picking it up.

Design

  • [07:35] When Steven sits by the Beach House window, the wall has two light switches. After Steven closes the door, there is only one light switch.
  • [09:05] When the door opens by itself, it opens inward, but later in the episode, when Garnet exits the house, it opens outward.
  • [10:34] When Steven hugs Garnet, the handle of the door is on the left side, while earlier in the episode, it is on the right.

Transcript

View the episode's transcript here.

Gallery

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Videos

References

ve Episode List
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 Great/Message 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 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 MomStuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' Head
Season 5 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

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  • Is Garnet DUMB?

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    • I feel like sapphire saw the future with extreme reliability. I, personally, feel that sapphire and garnets future vision dont differ. I just f...
    • Garnet is strong enough to have a large enough impact on events to alter the predicted future. 

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