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"Last One Out of Beach City" is the 6th episode of the fourth season of Steven Universe and the 109th episode overall.

Official Synopsis

Pearl, Steven and Amethyst go to a rock show.[2]

Plot

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The episode begins in the Beach House with Steven and Pearl working on a puzzle, while Amethyst, who is also in the room, is shapeshifted into a ball and bouncing excitedly. When Pearl questions her behavior, Amethyst reveals her anticipation for a rock concert that she will be attending with Greg. Greg shortly comes through the door and tells Amethyst that he will not be able to go with her due to a previous request from Barb to play cards with her and Vidalia. Amethyst is disappointed, not wanting to go to the show by herself. Pearl tells Amethyst she can hang out with her and Steven, implying that she and Steven would like to go with her.

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In the next scene, Pearl, Amethyst, and Steven stop by the Big Donut to pick up some snacks. Pearl is now wearing blue jeans and an unbuttoned black jacket in her attempt to look cool for Steven and Amethyst. A pink haired girl resembling Rose walks into the Big Donut and immediately catches Pearl's eye. Steven and Amethyst urge Pearl to speak to her. Pearl approaches her, but accidentally fumbles and knocks over a stack of cups before she can say anything. The mystery girl leaves the Big Donut.

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Later, Steven, Amethyst, and Pearl are in Greg's Dondai Supremo, on their way to the concert, with Pearl driving. Eventually, the pink haired girl pulls up beside them on a motorcycle. Following Amethyst's advice, Pearl gives the girl a look. The girl smiles back at her, causing Pearl to blush. The girl then drives through a yellow traffic light while Pearl gets stuck at the red light. After a moment, however, Pearl drives through the red light after the girl. This causes a police cruiser to begin chasing them. Pearl, not being a citizen of Earth, does not have a license, and so she tries to escape the police. After a chase, Pearl pulls the car off to the side of the road, hiding it behind a billboard. The police car passes by, unable to find them. Pearl attempts to start up the car afterwards, only to find out that it is out of gas.

Steven, Pearl, and Amethyst get out of the car and begin walking. Upset with herself, Pearl stops abruptly and says that she wanted to seem hardcore and impressive to the two of them by going to the concert, drinking juice, and wearing pants. But instead all she did, she says, was listen to loud music, break the law, and chase a mysterious stranger into the night. Amethyst and Steven reassure her that they already think she is hardcore, and that they had a lot of fun with her.

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The three suddenly hear music, and upon following it to its source, find themselves at the concert they had meant to go to. They spot the pink haired girl there as well. Pearl decides to go talk to the girl. Amethyst begins to worry about her, afraid that Pearl will be rejected. But Pearl's conversation with her goes well despite being a bit awkward. Afterwards, Pearl is unhappy, saying that the girl walked off after giving her a code on a piece of paper. Steven and Amethyst are quick to realize that the girl gave Pearl her phone number, and congratulate Pearl.

Features

Characters

Objects

Locations

Music

Songs

Instrumental Songs

  • TBA

Trivia

  • This episode's name was first revealed in the episode listing on the Cartoon Network website.[3]
  • The Gems are revealed to lack any sort of citizenship on Earth.
  • When Pearl saw the Mystery Girl, she reminded her of Rose Quartz, mostly because of her pink hair.
    • Steven points out that the resemblance is blatantly obvious to him and Amethyst as well.
  • Amethyst almost says the word "badass" in this episode, but is interrupted.
  • American rock musician Mike Krol makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
  • Ian Jones-Quartey makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
  • The episode ends without an iris close, and the end credits play "Fifteen Minutes".
  • This episode ends by displaying characters as the tropes they played in the episode and is the first episode to end in this fashion.
  • Deedee Magno-Hall, the voice actress for Pearl, was concerned about the scene in this episode where Pearl runs the red light, as her young children would see it.[4]
  • Delmarva is abbreviated "DV" on the signage on the Big Donut's front window.
  • Pearl's cool clothes resemble Lauren Zuke's Bad Pearl drawing.
  • Mystery Girl's phone number includes 301, the area code for the western portion of Maryland.

Cultural References

  • The title is a reference to Less Than Jake's 1998 song "Last One Out of Liberty City".[5]
  • Amethyst mentions "the pit", possibly referring to a "mosh pit", an area of a concert where people mosh dance, a dance characterized by the aggressive slamming into each participant, commonly associated with hardcore punk music. This is solidified when Amethyst tells Pearl there will be people pushing each other.
  • The face logo on the back of Pearl's jacket could be a reference to the logo of the rock band Nirvana.
  • The Strawberry Sugar Shock Shutdown energy drink has a similar logo to Monster Energy.
  • The Mystery Girl's motorbike resembles a late-1974 Suzuki TS250; however, it lacks the trademark Suzuki TS Series grille on both sides. 
  • The police mobile used to chase Greg's Dondai resembles a 1987 Mitsubishi Galant Sigma.
  • Amethyst compares Pearl's poetic use of words in her conversation with the Mystery Girl to the works of famous English playwright William Shakespeare.
  • The Mystery Girl's phone number has an exchange (middle portion) of 555. Numbers of the form 555-01XX are reserved for fictional use to prevent prank calls.
  • The Mystery Girl's bike helmet has a sticker resembling the logo of the band The Aquabats.

Continuity

  • Pearl reveals that the Gems lack any form of American citizenship and thus do not have things like driver's licenses. This supports the accusation that Uncle Andy makes in "Gem Harvest" that the Gems are "illegal aliens".
  • Pearl is disgusted by drinking apple juice, a similar occurrence to when she unfused from Alexandrite in "Fusion Cuisine" (though this is at least partly due to her surprise at seeing the Mystery Girl as well).
  • The brand of apple juice is the same seen in "Lion 2: The Movie" and several other episodes.
  • Steven mentions that Pearl's reckless driving had made him the most scared since she "almost let [him] die," referencing "Space Race" and "Rose's Scabbard".
  • Ocean Town's entrance signpost said "Ocean Town: No Longer on Fire". This is a reference to the city's uprising mentioned by Mayor Dewey in "Political Power".
  • Pearl is seen driving a car again, which is first seen in "Ocean Gem".
  • When Steven tells Pearl she is now a criminal, Pearl states that she has been a criminal for 6,000 years, referencing the Rebellion.
  • Pearl telling Mystery Girl that her body is a "conscious manifestation of light" is reminiscent of the "What Are Gems?" short when she tells Steven that a Gem's body is "like a hologram, but with mass."

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.

Design

  • [04:00] When Pearl knocks over the stack of cups, she has two right hands.

Animation

  • [01:57] As Pearl places the sky piece, there is a glitch in the animation.
  • [06:15] During the police chase, Pearl's reflection in the rear-view mirror does not move.

Transcript

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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 RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' Head
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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