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Speaker Dialogue
[Opens on Beach]
(Crystal Gems are seen clearing up the debris from the Gem Warship.)
(Steven picks up a small piece of debris.)
Steven Do we really have to get every piece?
(Amethyst grunts and digs up large piece of debris.)
(Garnet pick up a huge piece of debris.)
Amethyst Yes!
Garnet Yes, having a wrecked ship lying around is too dangerous. We've got to take care of it... all of it.
Pearl And we need to start looking for Peridot's escape pod too, assuming she even made it to Earth.
(Pearl drops some pile.)
Garnet There's a lot of work ahead of us.
(Steven drops the piece he previously picked up.)
Steven On it.
(Steven walks to the other side of the beach and digs up a huge piece of debris.)
Steven Woah, that's a big one.
(Steven continues digging up some debris until he realizes that Jenny, Buck Dewey and Sour Cream are there.)
Jenny Steven, Steven!
Steven Huh?
Buck Yo!
Jenny Hey Steven, welcome back to Earth.
Steven What? Who told you?!
Buck You looked a million miles away, man.
Steven Oh, heh heh. Sorry, I was zoning out.
Buck We were about to go chill in the parking lot and freak out some squares.
Jenny *to Steven* You should come with.
Steven Oh, but I— I don't have anything against squares. I like all basic shapes.
Buck *chuckles* Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. You got that much-needed counterpart to our cynical world view. You have to come.
Sour Cream It's good energy flow.
Steven Sorry, guys, but I got a lot of important gem work to do. Maybe later.
Jenny Aww.
Sour Cream Bummer.
Buck Well, catch you later, then.
(Buck Dewey, Jenny, and Sour Cream walk away.)
[Time Skip—nighttime]
(Steven is lying on his bed.)
Steven Ugh, the calluses on my hands have calluses. A working man's burden is truly a heavy one. *rolls over and sighs*
(A thump comes from window.)
Steven Huh?
(He stares out of window until a piece of pizza hits the window.)
Steven Huh, pizza rain, but no pizza clouds.
(Another piece of pizza hits window and Steven sees Buck Dewey and Sour Cream.)
Steven Wha—?
(Steven walks out front door and approaches Buck Dewey and Sour Cream.)
Steven What are you guys doing here? And why are you making it pizza rain?
Buck I only wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rain.
Steven *brief pause* Is that a reference to something?
Buck C'mon. It's time to hang out.
Steven We can't hang out at night! Night is for dreaming.
Sour Cream Night is whatever you want it to be, time is an illusion.
Buck Aren't you done working for the day?
Steven Yeah... Okay, let's hang out!
Sour Cream But first, we have to deliver the rest of this pizza to Mr. Smiley.
(Skip to Jenny, Steven, Buck Dewey and Sour Cream in the delivery car.)
Jenny Whoo! Wind in your face, that's what I'm talking about!
Buck Breathe deep, Steven. This is the smell of freedom.
Steven *inhales* Freedom smells like pepperoni.
Jenny *laughs* That's just the car.
Sour Cream You know what food definitely doesn't smell like freedom? Fish!
Steven Why fish?
Jenny Uh oh, here we go.
Sour Cream Ugh, my step-dad was all on my case today saying— *makes mumbling noises* —eugh. I'm just like, I don't want to be a fisherman. Everyone knows you can't rave in a raincoat, step-dad!
Buck At least he only bugs you about one thing. My dad's gotta say something about everything I do, 'cause I'm the mayor's son. And I'm like, you can't tell me what to do, I'm the mayor's... wait.
Jenny *laughs* Puh-lease, you're are walking in cake with that talk. You guys don't even know what bad is until you have a sister. Look, I don't know why I have to spell it out that I'm the evil twin and she's the good one! Don't ask me to help you with your homework, I'm at some metal concert.
Steven Family stuff is tricky.
(The cool kids nod in agreement.)
Steven A few months back, my dad and the Gems grounded me from TV.
(The cool kids all respond at the same time.)
Buck That's the worst.
Sour Cream Bummer.
Jenny No way!
Steven And then I found out that the Gems are alien rebels, and there are other Gems out there that want us dead because they think we're traitors. And they tried to take me hostage because they think I'm my mom. And maybe I kinda am? *sighs* I wish I could talk to Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl about it, but I think they kinda blame me for my mom not being around.
(There is silence.)
Jenny *turns off radio* That's heavy.
Steven I guess.
Buck But you always seem so upbeat. You're a real champ, Steven Universe.
Sour Cream Yeah, I'd turn to fishing in a heartbeat if it meant not dealing with thaaaaat! *points*
(The car screeches to a halt.)
Sour Cream Look at that!
Jenny What?! What did I hit?! What is it?!
Sour Cream Glowing.
[Camera pans to green aura in field]
Sour Cream We gotta check it out.
Buck I'm down.
Jenny Alright, hold on. *shifts car into field*
[Skips to Jenny, Steven, Sour Cream, and Buck Dewey walking towards the light]
Sour Cream That's, like, as bright as like 600 glowsticks.
(The kids see crater with Peridot's escape pod inside.)
Steven Peridot's escape pod. *inhales* Okay, everybody step back. This is a gem machine and could be extremely dangerous.
Sour Cream Check it out.
Steven What are you doing?!
Sour Cream *throws rock onto pod* Boom!
Steven Whoa, stop! Peridot might still be in there.
Buck Peri- what?
Jenny This biz is empty.
Buck *laughs* It looks so busted.
Steven You need to get away from there!
Jenny You need to relax. It's not doing anything.
Steven It's not just the pod. This means Peridot is just out there somewhere, trying to hurt the earth!
Buck Not cool, Earth forever! *kicks the pod*
Sour Cream Here come the rocks! *dumps rocks on pod*
Jenny Steven, come take a selfie with me and this thing.
Steven No, Jenny, I'm serious.
Jenny So am I. Sour Cream, what about you?
Sour Cream Sure, I'm down with whatever.
Jenny Buck?
Buck Nah, I like to just experience the moment for what it is sometimes. Plus the lighting is weird.
Jenny Ugh, okay. Steven. Last call. I got funny stickers.
(They have a selfie montage; Steven appears stiff at first but gradually becomes more comfortable.)
Jenny Uhh, these are so good!
Steven How do I look?
Jenny You look great, look, stay right there, I'm going to take one more... *gasps* Steven, you should get in there.
Steven What?
Jenny Just for a second, one picture.
(The kids laugh as Steven climbs in the pod.)
Jenny Okay,ready! 3, 2...
(Jenny takes pictures of him in the pod as Steven activates it.)
Sour Cream Dude!
Jenny Oh my gosh, Steven! Whaaaaaa. This is so cool!
Steven *starts walking in pod* Whooooaaaaaaaa.
Jenny Steven, how are you doing that?
Steven *rustling in the pod* *gasps* I think it listens to what my hands do. I really shouldn't be playing with this. I have to take this back to the Temple immediately.
Jenny No way, you just got it working!
Buck C'mon, aren't you your own mom? You can do whatever you want.
Sour Cream Yeah, you gotta do some donuts in that thing!
Buck At least a dozen, baker's dozen.
Jenny Seriously, Steven, you've been under a lot of pressure. Don't you think you deserve to have a little fun?
[It goes into a montage of the kids playing with the pod. Racing, riding, dancing, etc.]
Jenny You really got the hang of that thing, huh?
Steven *laughs* Yeah, it always hooks to the left. I should really get it back to the gems though. (Cool Kids say no in unison.) ... Right after I jump that haystack!
The Cool Kids Yeah, do it! Go, Steven! Yeah, whoo! *laugh*
Steven *jumps haystack* I'm okay! *giggles* It's not actually so bad if you give it a little... *punches top of pod*
(The pod closes up.)
Steven Aah!
Jenny Steven?
(A shockwave sends the kids backwards.)
Steven Guys?
(Green transparent liquid like the one the robonoids use fills the pod. Steven holds his breath, thinking he won't be able to breathe inside the liquid. Shortly afterwards, Steven exhales and discovers he can breathe inside the liquid. The pod shoots lasers everywhere and also sends out a flare. The kids run everywhere and scream.)
Jenny Steven! What's going on?
Steven Guys!
(The Crystal Gems arrive.)
Pearl I knew it! That flare led us right to the escape pod!
Amethyst What's going on here?!
The Cool Kids Help! Over here!
Steven Garnet! Amethyst! Pearl!
Pearl We'll save you, humans! *throws her spear through the pod* I can't believe it. Peridot's still inside.
Garnet She's probably weak from the landing. Don't hold back!
Amethyst Got it!
(Pearl throws another spear through the pod. Amethyst grabs it with her whip.)
The Cool Kids Wait! No!
Steven Whoa!
Garnet You got a lotta nerve taking refuge here. Of all places! *grabs whip and starts pulling pod down*
Steven Garnet?
Garnet But I don't know where you get off attacking defenseless humans in your dead-beat escape pod. *continues to pull it down*
Steven Garnet! It's me, Steven, can you hear me? Garnet!
Garnet And if you think you're safe here, well I got news for you. You lost! Now! *readies her gauntlets and prepares to punch the pod*
Steven Garnet, Garnet, Garnet!
Garnet Stay off my planet! *throws fist at pod*
Jenny *steps in front of Garnet's gauntlet* Stop! *gasping* Steven's in there.
(Garnet sees Steven and breaks escape pod open.)
Amethyst and Pearl Steven!
Amethyst What were you doing?
Pearl You found Peridot's escape pod and didn't come get us immediately!?
Amethyst Dude, we almost wrecked you.
Garnet Steven, this is unacceptable. I'm very disappointed in you.
Steven *sighs* You're right...
(The Cool Kids run up in front of him.)
Jenny Hey, cut him some slack!
Buck It's not his fault!
Sour Cream Just let him be a DJ!
Pearl Wha—?
Sour Cream We just wanted Steven to have some fun. I don't know what's going on with aliens trying to abduct him, and him being his own mom. But it sounds like he's got a lot on his mind.
Jenny I'm sure whatever you're having him do is important, but everyone needs a break once in a while.
Buck He's just a kid.
Pearl *sighs* Maybe we have been a little hard on him.
Amethyst He did just break us out of space jail.
Garnet *with a stern expression* Steven, *smiles* you're ungrounded from TV.
(Steven, who is astonished, smiles, goes up to Garnet and hugs her. This leads to another selfie montage, which ends the episode, with Sour Cream saying "I'm invincible!" as he throws another rock at the wrecked escape pod.)
[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 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