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Speaker Dialogue
[Episode starts with PearlSteven and Connie warping to the Great North]
Pearl  *excitedly* We're here!
Connie  Wow! The Great North is so beautiful in person. 
Steven  Wait, wait! Stay right there!
(Steven moves back and takes out a cellphone)
Steven  Alright, smileee! 
Steven  Okay, now one more where it looks like you're looking for a monster.
Steven  Okay, now one like you made a joke.
Steven  Okay, now do one where the joke's not that funny, but it's more like a joke that makes you... think.
Pearl  Okay, I think that's enough photography.
Steven  But it's Connie's first mission! Her parents asked me to take lots of pictures.
Pearl  Uh...
Connie  Thank you so much for letting me come on this mission, Pearl! (Bows) It's such an honor to work alongside you.
Pearl  Well, Connie, your sword fighting skills have far exceeded my expectations. And, with my careful supervision, of course, I'm confident that you can handle a simple Gem recovery mission like this.
Connie  Thank you so much! I promise I won't let you down, ma'am.
(Steven snaps another photo)
Steven  whispers proudly to himself- Connie's first mission!
(Pearl, Steven, and Connie are walking in the snow)
Pearl  Recap the mission for us, Connie.
Connie  Garnet sensed some corrupted Gem activity in these woods. It is our job to locate it, destabilize its form, and bubble it.
Pearl  Very good. Now, your human bodies aren't designed to last in this cold, so we'll have to be extra careful.
Connie  That's okay, I've got this backpack filled with everything we need to survive in the wilderness.
Steven  And I've got board games in case we get bored. (grins)
Pearl  Ah, yes. Very good.
Connie  So, how will we know if this corrupted Gem is nearby?
(The corrupted Gem growls)
Everyone  (gasp)
Pearl  That's how! Here it comes!
(Corrupted Gem cuts through some trees and growls loudly)
Steven  Uhhhh...!
(Connie starts to unsheathe her sword, Steven snaps a photo of the Gem)
Pearl  Remember, you work together!
Steven  (Summons shield) Ready, Connie?
Connie  Ready, Steven!
(Pearl, Steven, and Connie get confused, as another similar corrupted Gem appears)
Pearl  Two of them?!
(The corrupted Gems communicate together, and one of them starts to charge towards the three)
Pearl  Steven, bubble!
Steven  (Summons bubble) Bubble power!
(The corrupted Gems flee and go separate ways)
(Bubble goes away)
Steven  They... ran away?
Pearl  -sigh- There weren't supposed to be two...
Connie  Oh! Oh! I have an idea! We could split up! You can go after one of them, Pearl, and Steven and I will go after the other one.
Pearl  Connie, you are my pupil, so I know your combat skills are excellent. But I'm afraid this is too risky. You've never been in a real fight before.
Steven  Well that's not true, Connie defeated those Gem experiments at the hospital.
Pearl  But--
Steven  And look! (Shows Pearl a Cookie Cat walkie-talkieI brought these walkie-talkies so we can talk to each other in case something happens.
Pearl  But--!
Connie  And (Shows Pearl a book on how to survive in the wild titled "The Punishment Of Nature"), I've read this book front to back at least 20 times!
(Pearl looks at Connie in confusion)
(Steven and Connie both look at Pearl with reassuring faces)
Pearl  -sighs- Well, all right. But as soon as you find the monster, contact me immediately. I don't want you fighting this thing alone. One more time, what are you looking for?
Steven and Connie in unison  A monster.
Pearl  What do you do when you find it?
Steven and Connie in unison  Call you.
Pearl  (In a smug fashion) And who's your favorite Gem?
Steven  (With his hands on his hips) Pearrlll...
Pearl  Why, thank you!
(Steven and Connie laugh)
Pearl  Now, be safe!
Steven and Connie in unison  Yes, ma'am! 
(Pearl goes off on her own, Steven and Connie go off together)
(Steven looks around, admiring the scenery)
Connie  All we have to do is follow these tracks. (Takes a handful of snow from where one of the tracks are and tastes it) Yeah. These are fresh. We trail it until it stops to rest.
Steven  Wow, Connie, you're a wilderness expert. 
Connie  Well, I like to be prepared. When civilization collapses and this world ends, I need to be ready to build the new one.
Steven  Yeah, I guess if Homeworld invades Earth, things could get pretty crazy for humanity.
Connie  Forget Gems, humans are already starting their own demise! Peak oils, Steven! How do we handle terminal decline without alternate energy sources?!
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  How are you two doing? Are you hungry? Remember, you humans need to eat!
Steven and Connie in unison  Yes, ma'am!
Connie  Luckily, I packed plenty of survival fuel. (Gets a Protes bar) Time to get our protein on!
Steven  Nom!
Connie  Nom! 
Connie  Good thing this snow is here, it makes following tracks a lot easier.
Steven  I'll say!
Connie  So these corrupted Gems are like wild animals — Just a bundle of fight-or-flight reflexes and survival instincts.
Steven  Well, they're like that now, but before they were different. They used to be normal Gems like Pearl, Amethyst, and Garnet. They had thoughts, and feelings, friends... I don't really know how the corruption works. It's like they're sick. They don't remember who they used to be... Maybe they don't even know how to look like themselves anymore.
Connie  Woah... Are you okay?
Steven  Yeah, I'm good. Oh, I know what'll cheer me up! Woo-hoo! (Face-plants onto the snow) Umph! (Rolls down the hill) Whoa-hoa-hoa-hoaaaa! Umph!
(Connie snowboards on a piece of wood down to the bottom)
Steven  -unintelligible mumble-
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  Steven, Connie? I'm not having any luck finding this monster. We might have to return to the Temple and regroup.
Connie  No, no! We can handle it! We're making great progress. We can definitely take care of this ourselves.
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  Oh, well, you sound very confident. Carry on, then, and remember, Connie--
Connie  Stance wide, body lowered. I've got it, ma'am.
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  Do It for Her ♪ Balance is the key! ♪
Connie  Need some help there?
Steven  Yes, please. 
(Connie helps Steven out of the snow)
Connie  Uhhhh...! Ugh!
(Steven and Connie laugh, then Steven wipes the snow off of his jacket)
Steven  Woah, look at the tracks.
Connie  Woah. Now this is a mess! Some of these prints look humanoid... Could Pearl have been here?
Steven  But, Pearl went the other direction.
Connie  Monster... Humanoid... Monster. What could this mean..? (Connie notices that it's started snowing) We should probably take shelter from this blizzard. But first, let's grab some of these pine needles. We can brew a vitamin C-rich tea with them, so we don't get scurvy!
Steven  Like a pirate!
(Steven and Connie take refuge in a small opening in one of the trees)
Connie  The tea is ready! (Pours some of the tea in a cute cup and hands it to Steven) Here, try it!
Steven  Thanks! (Takes a sip of the tea and makes a face of disgust)
Connie  How is it?
Steven  It's... Hmmm.... It's bad.
Connie  Well, yeah. It's not about tasting good, Steven. It's about surviving the punishment of nature.
(Steven and Connie both take a sip of the tea and make disapproving faces)
Connie  So, why were there humanoid tracks out there? They weren't ours, and they weren't Pearl's, it couldn't have been the monster unless it's just some guy in a monster suit but that kind of thing only happens in cartoons, usually over a property dispute.
Steven  Maybe it is a guy in a monster costume.
Connie  Y'think so?
Steven  I don't mean literally, silly! What I mean is, there might still be a conscious Gem inside there somewhere.
Connie  Is that possible?
Steven  What if the monster is turning back and forth into its original form? If it is, it might not be as corrupted as we think. There might still be a chance to save it!
Connie  How?
Steven  I can't heal Gems that are corrupted. A-at least not all the way, but if it's half-corrupted...
(Gem monster growls)
(Steven and Connie yelp)
Connie  (Peeks outside the shelter) This way!
Steven and Connie  (Panting)
(Connie quickly stops, and Steven hurts his nose by bumping into her)
Steven  Oww...
Connie  Shhh!
(The Gem monsters looks lost, and starts scratching the rock wall)
Connie  It seems scared... I-is it running from us?
Steven  Maybe it's running... From itself?
Connie  Shhh! Keep your voice down!
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  Hello, you two. How's it going? This weather has really taken a turn for the worse, and I would hate to be responsible for putting you two in danger. Make sure you bundle up with--
Connie  Steven, turn it off!
Steven  I'm trying!
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  And remember, if you find the monster, don't make any loud, startling noises.
Steven  Stupid, slippery mittens!
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  Hello?! Anyone there?! I'm just going to keep talking until somebody answers. 
(Steven throws the walkie-talkie away)
Steven  Nyuh!
Connie  Steven!
(Gem monster approaches)
(Connie starts to unsheathe her sword)
Steven  Wait, let me try talking to it.
Steven  Hey, how's it goin'? Mmn, Can you hear me? Are you in there somewhere..? (Steven extends a hand) You can control this. Remember who you used to be!
Connie  -whispers- Steven, I don't think it's working.. (starts to slowly unsheathe her sword)
(Gem monster notices and starts attacking)
Steven  (Summons bubble)
Steven and Connie  Aaaah!
(Gem monster eventually pops the bubble, making Steven and Connie split apart)
Connie  Steven!
(Corrupted Gem moves over to Steven) 
Connie  (Hits monster with a snowball) *nervously* Hey! Over here! (Panting)
Steven  Connie, what are you doing?!
(Corrupted Gem takes heavy steps towards Connie as she moves back)
Connie  I... I don't know! I... wasn't prepared for this!
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  Steven? Connie? Is this because of the "Favorite Gem" thing? Heh, that was just a joke! (Chuckles nervously) ...don't tell Garnet.
(Connie starts running towards the corrupted Gem)
Steven  Connie!
Connie  (Skillfully slides under the monster, grabs the walkie-talkie) Pearl! We've found the monster!
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  What?!
Connie  We need your help!
Pearl (Through the walkie-talkie)  I'll be right there, Connie!
(Jasper knocks the Gem monster back with ease)
Steven  (Gasps)
Connie  Who's that?
Steven  (Starts panicking) Bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bubble! Aaaah! (Summons bubble)
Jasper  (Punches Gem monster repeatedly) Ugh! Agh! Hugh! 
Jasper  (Picks the corrupted Gem by the leg and dunks her on the ground) Ugh! (Walks up to her Gem triumphantly and takes it out, causing her to "poof". She then stands up, glancing at the gemstone with an evil grin with the gemstone of the brown corrupted Gem in her other hand.)
Steven  Jasper...
Connie  Those footprints... The monsters were running from her!
(Pearl swiftly jumps in)
Pearl  Connie, where's the-- *extremely panicked* JASPER!
Jasper  (Chuckles menacingly) Hey Rose, look what I got. (Holds up the two corrupted Gems)
Jasper  (Walks away into the blizzard with heavy footsteps, chuckling and smirking)
(Steven's bubble collapses)
Pearl  (Sighs in relief) Are you two okay?
Connie  Yeah... We're fine.
Pearl  (Hugs Steven and Connie) Ohhh, thank goodness! What a disaster! never would've let you come on this mission if I knew Jasper would be here!
Connie  I'm sorry..
Pearl  What?
Connie  I thought I'd be ready to fight, but I wasn't. I failed.
Pearl  You weren't supposed to fight, you were supposed to call me and you did. This was a total success.
Steven  Connie's first mission!
Pearl  Connie's first mission! 
Steven  Group picture.
Connie  Haha, Steven!
Pearl  Oh! A-another picture. Tell me when you--
Steven  Aaand, got it!
(Steven shows everybody the picture)
Pearl  Oh, no... Are your parents going to see this?
Connie  My parents see all of my photos, ma'am.
Pearl  Hmm...
(Steven looks through the pictures and comes across the one with Jasper and eerie music plays)
[Episode ends]