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Speaker Dialogue
The episode begins in an unknown room in Homeworld. Steven is alone and speaks to himself out loud.
Steven I know my mom did something bad. Whatever Homeworld has in store for me... I'm ready!
Silence in the room ensues.
Steven I said, I'm ready! It's me, Rose Quartz! Hello? Anybody? Lars? You there? Is this the punishment? Come on! I know it's going to be worse than this! So whatever you're going to do...would you just do it already? (sinks to the floor)
The door opens and a blue defending Zircon comes in with panels floating on her fingers, acting extremely nervous.
Zircon (Defense) This is ridiculous! 4,000 years of loyal service to the court, and this is what I get? Oh, I'm the unluckiest Zircon in the galaxy! (Sees Steven and gasps) Wait, are you... Rose Quartz?
Steven Yeah.
Zircon (D) ...Really?
Steven It's a long story.
Zircon (D) Then I don't have time for it! Ugh! We only have this brief moment to prepare your case.
Steven Case?
Zircon (D) Ugh! Who am I kidding? This is pointless! We've all heard the rumors about the demise of Pink Diamond, but I can't believe these files! (Scrolls through the floating screens) Shattered by one of her own soldiers-ha! In front of her entire entourage! (turns to him) And look at you now! That ridiculous disguise is only going to make you look more guilty!
Steven That's fine, because I am!
Zircon (D) (gasps) Well, don't say that! Especially when you're out there!
Steven Out where?! What's going to happen?!
Zircon (D) What did you think was going to happen, Rose Quartz?! As soon as that door opens, you're going on trial!!
The doors behind them are opened and they turn, looking nervous.
Steven Oh.
The scene cuts to Steven sitting in the middle of a triangle shaped platform. Zircon presses a couple buttons on the panels and Steven crouches to the middle as three blue, white, and yellow pathways come off. A yellow prosecuting Zircon warps into the room.
Zircon (P) Defending a rebel? Isn't that... treason? (chuckles)
Zircon (D) I was assigned to this!
Two lights emerge in the room, warping Blue Pearl and Yellow Pearl in.
Yellow Pearl All rise for the luminous Yellow Diamond! (poses)
Blue Pearl (bows) And the lustrous Blue Diamond.
A light warps behind them, bringing in Yellow and Blue Diamond. Blue is resting on Yellow's shoulders. They open their eyes and look down at Steven while both Zircons symbol.
Blue Diamond (gets off and looks around) Where is the accused?
Yellow Diamond (looks down at Steven) Is that Rose Quartz? Look at this hideous form she's taken. Forget the trial. We should shatter her just for looking like that!
Blue Diamond No. I want to hear her make her case. I want to know what she thinks we're going to do with her. Because I want to do something worse.
Steven (gulps)
Yellow Diamond Fine. (flashes her hand and two yellow and blue thrones appear) Let's just get on with it, shall we? (they sit down and Blue and Yellow Pearl begin recording the case on a screen)
Zircon (P) My Diamond. My brilliant, opulent, radiant, glimmering-
Yellow Diamond "My Diamond" will suffice, or we'll never get through this.
Zircon (P) Of course, My Diamond. (clears throat) Rose Quartz committed a crime so unprecedented that one can't help but wonder, "Why"? Exhibit A (snaps her finger and Lars warps into the room).
Steven (gasps) Lars!
Lars Steven, what's going on here?! Where are we? (an air bubble is snapped and placed over his head) (muffled) Who are those huge giant ladies?!
Zircon (P) As we can see from this specimen, humans are loud, absolutely hideous creatures that serve no purpose whatsoever. What sort of Gem would turn on her own kind for this? I'll tell you what kind-(points to Steven) that kind.
Steven Just let him go! He's got nothing to do with this!
Zircon (P) There it is! The passion, the fury - that caused the diabolical Rose Quartz to... shatter her own Diamond! (silence in the room) But I know what you're thinking. (kneels down next to Steven) "This thing doesn't look like a Rose Quartz". And for that, I'd like to call an eyewitness!
A platform rises and Ruby (Eyeball) is standing in front facing Steven and she growls angrily.
Steven Oh, Eyeball!
Eyeball Do not address me, war criminal!
Steven I'm just glad you're okay.
Eyeball I heard it straight from her. She said, (mockingly) "I'm the mighty Rose Quartz! I've got her shield and everything!" And then she threw me into space!
Steven I tried to help you! I healed your gem!
Eyeball And who else has the ability to heal gems other than the villainous Rose Quartz?!
Zircon (P) And there you have it. Rose Quartz did it and that's Rose Quartz. I rest my case.
Zircon (D) (to herself) Oh, she's good.
Yellow Diamond Well, I'm convinced. Time to execute!
Blue Diamond Not yet. The defense still has to speak.
Zircon (D) Right! (nervously) Well uh, before I start my very... uh, thought out defense, I'd like to remind the court that Rose Quartz did turn herself in.
Yellow Diamond The court remembers, and the court does not care.
Zircon (D) Uh, of course! -(picks up a screen) Uh, in-innocent! Uh, the word innocent can mean, oh-many things.
Steven (stands up) I did it!
Zircon (D) Wha-what, what! Stop!
Blue Diamond No! I want to hear what she has to say. (moves a hand and raises the floor above behind Steven, elevating him to their height)
Lars (muffled) Get us out of here, Steven!
Steven Uh...
Yellow Pearl State your name for the record, please!
Steven I, um... I'm Rose Quartz (shows his gem) and I'm guilty.
Zircon (D) (from below) Wait, no, don't say that!
Steven Everything you guys said I did, I did. And I did it by myself. And I'm sorry. I'll accept any punishment you want to give me. (points to Lars) Just let him go! And leave the Earth alone.
Yellow Diamond Ha! Sounds like a solid confession to me!
Blue Diamond (looks at him) How? How did you do it?
Steven Huh?
Blue Diamond (gets close) How did you shatter Pink Diamond?
Steven Um...well. I did it on Earth, in front of Pink Diamond's palanquin. I was probably like, "Stop!" and she was all like "No!" So we fought-I think. And she probably did some cool moves. I probably did some cool moves too, some jump kicks and stuff. But I was most likely deeply conflicted about deciding to shatter her. Definitely crying. I probably had to use the Breaking Point to do it.
Blue Diamond It was a sword! (covers her eyes, crying and a blue light fills the room, making everyone but Lars tear up) You... shattered her... with a sword! (sobs and Yellow Diamond goes over to comfort her)
Yellow Diamond That's quite enough testimony from you! We shall take a short recess.
Back in the room, the blue defending Zircon scolds Steven.
Zircon (D) What are you saying in there?! "Maybe" this, "probably" that! Oh, what do you mean, probably?!
Steven Look I just... I don't actually know how it happened, okay?
Zircon (D) You don't know?!
Steven I..
Zircon (D) (grabs him by the shirt) Don't tumble my rocks! Both our gems are on the line! Did you do this or not?!
Steven It was me, alright! (she drops him) Rose Quartz did it, and I've got her gem, so I'm the one who's got to pay for this!
Zircon (D) You don't know how it happened... (Steven shakes his head) I get it. There's a reason they want you to explain how you did it. (takes out another screen)
Steven Huh?
Zircon (D) It's because it doesn't make sense!
Scene cuts back in the trial room.
Zircon (D) Rose Quartz is flawed, I grant you. A shallow strata-gem who turned against her own kind out of a misguided attachment to a planet and creatures like these. (warps Lars in)
Lars (muffled) What?! Huh?!
Zircon (D) It's indisputable that as the Diamond overseeing Earth, Pink was Rose Quartz's enemy. Rose had everything to gain by shattering her. But even though she may have wanted to shatter Pink Diamond, could she? Blue Diamond, for the purpose of this argument, may I present your palanquin?
Yellow Diamond Is this necessary?
Blue Diamond Isn't it? (waves her hand and the palanquin appears) Please, proceed.
Zircon (D) Now, as the records show (walks to the steps of the palanquin) Pink Diamond was shattered just outside a palanquin much like this. Witnesses say Pink had just stepped out and had only taken a few steps forward when Rose attacked her from the front!
Blue Diamond Oh! (turns away)
Zircon (D) But the question no one seems to be asking is, "how?"
Blue Diamond I've been asking that question.
Zircon (D) A-a-a-and right you are to ask, My Diamond! B-because at that time that Pink was shattered, Rose Quartz had been a recognized threat for several hundred years. There were no Rose Quartz soldiers in her entourage and none in her guard. So how did a Rose Quartz, with no business being anywhere near Pink Diamond, get so close in the first place? Where were Pink Diamond's attendants? Her Agates, Her Sapphires? And where was her Pearl? (Yellow and Blue Pearl pause at the shock)
Yellow Diamond (slams fists down) They were with her, of course, they saw the whole thing!
Zircon (D) But none of them saw Rose Quartz approach? Wouldn't her Sapphires have seen Rose Quartz coming? Wouldn't her Agates have tried to fight her off?
Steven That is strange!
Blue Diamond in shock, looks at an angered Yellow Diamond.
Yellow Diamond She must have slipped past them!
Zircon (D) Even if she did, wouldn't her Pearl have cried out an alarm, "Watch out, My Diamond!" No, whoever did this was already close to Pink Diamond. Someone her guards would allow to get near her, someone she would listen to when asked to stop her palanquin and step outside, and someone with the authority to cover it up afterwards! Someone with supreme authority... (pauses) Someone... like one of you! (points to both of them)
Blue Diamond gasps loudly and Yellow Diamond gets up.
Zircon (D) (backs up, afraid) Uh, disregard that last statement! I might have gotten carried away!
Yellow Diamond crushes the Zircon with a finger, poofing her.
Zircon (P) Case closed, right My Diamond?
Yellow Diamond turns angrily and generates an electric current, striking the Zircon and she shouts out, poofing.
Blue Diamond (gets up) Yellow, stop it! Why are you doing this?
Steven runs over to Lars as they argue.
Steven This is our chance! (pops the air bubble) We got to go!
Lars Where?!
Yellow Diamond We don't need to listen to this nonsense!
Steven (pointing to the palanquin) There! (they run inside and try to turn it on)
Yellow Diamond Let's shatter Rose Quartz and be done with it!
Blue Diamond Can't you restrain yourself?!
Yellow Diamond But this is pointless!
Blue Diamond No, it's not!
Lars Hurry up and drive this thing! Those giant crazy chicks aren't going to be distracted forever!
Steven presses a button and the palanquin begins moving and it jumps up, out of the building. They begin flying up in the air. Steven opens his eyes, seeing a shot of Homeworld.
Lars Where is this?
Steven Homeworld...
The door of the building opens and Yellow Diamond stands as the palanquin falls.
Yellow Diamond You think you can get away, Rose? You stood your ground on that little speck called Earth... But you're on our world now.
The episode ends with Steven and Lars bracing for impact as the palanquin falls into a ditch.


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 Wins
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