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-->''Well, I fell in love with Rose Quartz, and she fell in love with Mr. Universe. Sure, she never told me she used to be Pink Diamond, but, heh, I never told her I used to be Gregory [=DeMayo=].''

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-->''Well, I fell in love with Rose Quartz, and she fell in love with Mr. Universe. Sure, she never told me she used to be Pink Diamond, but, heh, I never told her I used to be Gregory [=DeMayo=].[[ShedTheFamilyName DeMayo]].''


* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Ruby at one point spits out a wheat sprig by ''saying'' "ptooie".

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* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Ruby at one point spits out a wheat sprig by while ''saying'' "ptooie".



* ToBeContinued: The episode ends without an IrisOut on an ''in-universe'' "To be continued" sign from a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall comic book Steven holds up to the camera]].

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* TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason: Greg takes the revelation of Rose's origins the best of anyone, because neither of them were concerned with the other's past to begin with.
-->''Well, I fell in love with Rose Quartz, and she fell in love with Mr. Universe. Sure, she never told me she used to be Pink Diamond, but, heh, I never told her I used to be Gregory [=DeMayo=].''
* ToBeContinued: The episode ends without an IrisOut on an ''in-universe'' "To be continued" sign caption from a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall comic book Steven holds up to the camera]].


Steven shows some city slickers how the cowboys lived.

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Steven and Amethyst have caught up to Ruby, eating pizza on Brooding Hill with Greg. They find that she's surprisingly cheerful, having decided that she wants some time by herself to figure things out. Greg has also taken the Pink Diamond reveal fairly calmly, noting that he himself never told Rose that he used to be Gregory [=DeMayo=]. Steven is terrified at the prospect of Ruby never going back to Sapphire, which would mean the end of Garnet, but eventually agrees to help her out. Ruby decides to use one of several comic books Greg got her as inspiration, settling on one about... a dolphin. Steven quickly suggests she try ''Lonesome Lasso'', a Western comic, instead, and Ruby loves the idea. The next day, Ruby, with Greg, Steven and Amethyst along for the ride, heads out to try being a cowboy. Amethyst decides to play the horse, hamming it up as she shapeshifts into the form.

During the day's adventures, Ruby nearly falls into a canyon (not that this bothers her), is chased by a bull after attempting to lasso it (along with the others), and uses {{Finger Gun}}s on a rattlesnake. That evening, as they camp, Ruby sings a song, "Ruby Rider", about her experiences by herself. But later that night, talking to Steven, she admits that, although she's been enjoying having her first real alone time in her entire existence, she still misses Sapphire terribly. Steven, flipping through the comic book, points out that the hero of the story, despite being called "lonesome", still has people he cares about and misses. He also has another idea, and
shows Ruby something in the book that she really likes.

At the Temple, Sapphire and Pearl have been DrowningTheirSorrows in tea when Steven enters, informing Sapphire that Ruby is outside and has something to say to her. She goes out to see Ruby, riding Amethyst, still in the form of a horse. Ruby dismounts, and Amethyst heads up to the porch, startling Pearl. Sapphire goes out to meet Ruby, and the red Gem expresses the opinion that although Rose meant well in telling them that they were "the answer" all that time ago, it prevented them from learning about themselves. She then kneels and, as her hat is blown away by the wind, asks Sapphire to marry her. The seer is surprised, but Ruby explains that it will mean they can be together in a sense even when they're apart. Naturally, Sapphire says yes. As the two spend
some city slickers how time on the cowboys lived.beach, with Ruby tossing Sapphire into the air, we get a look at the last page of the ''Lonesome Lasso'' issue: the main character and his LoveInterest Sally May getting married.

ToBeContinued.



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In the song Ruby Rider, "she's a sturdy solitary stone."

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In the song Ruby Rider, "Ruby Rider", "she's a sturdy solitary stone."



* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title is not only a [[CrossReferencedTitles Cross-Referenced Title]] to "The Answer", in that Ruby has finally begun to question why she stayed fused with Sapphire just because Rose told them to, but it also refers to Ruby popping Sapphire '''[[WackyMarriageProposal the]]''' question.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title is not only a [[CrossReferencedTitles Cross-Referenced Title]] to [[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E25TheAnswer "The Answer", Answer"]], in that Ruby has finally begun to question why she stayed fused with Sapphire just because Rose told them to, but it also refers to Ruby popping Sapphire '''[[WackyMarriageProposal the]]''' question.



* InstantExpert: Greg remarks on how quickly Ruby picks up the guitar after he taught her how to use one after ten minutes.

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* InstantExpert: Greg remarks on how quickly Ruby picks up the guitar guitar, playing expertly ten minutes after he taught her how to use one after ten minutes.her.


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* CueTheSun: Ruby returns to the Temple to propose at sunrise.

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* CowboyEpisode: Ruby spends the episode being a cowboy, complete with Western-style imagery and music.


Is Ruby ridin' alone'' ♪]]

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Is Ruby ridin' alone'' ♪]]♫]]


[[caption-width-right:350:''This ol' Ruby rider\\
Is Ruby ridin' alone'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''This [[caption-width-right:350:♪ ''This ol' Ruby rider\\
Is Ruby ridin' alone'']]alone'' ♪]]

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* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: Ruby confesses that she enjoys going out on her own, but still wishes Sapphire was there.
-->'''Ruby:''' Turns out, I'm no good at not needin' nobody.


* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title is not only a [[CrossReferencedTitles Cross-Referenced Title]] to "The Answer", in that Ruby has finally begun to question why she stayed fused with Sapphire just because Rose told them to, but it also refers to Ruby popping Sapphire '''the''' question.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title is not only a [[CrossReferencedTitles Cross-Referenced Title]] to "The Answer", in that Ruby has finally begun to question why she stayed fused with Sapphire just because Rose told them to, but it also refers to Ruby popping Sapphire '''the''' '''[[WackyMarriageProposal the]]''' question.

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[[caption-width-right:350:''This ol' Ruby rider\\
Is Ruby ridin' alone'']]


* AnAesop: Itís okay to want time away from your partner. You are not and should not be defined solely by the relationship. And if you really want to be in the relationship, some alone time may remind you of why you wanted it.



* AnAesop: Itís okay to want time away from your partner. You are not and should not be defined solely by the relationship. And if you really want to be in the relationship, some alone time may remind you of why you wanted it.



** When Ruby declares she wants to be her own Gem, Greg and Amethyst take that rather well, while Steven yells, "Whaaaaaaat!?"

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** When Ruby declares she wants to be her own Gem, Greg and Amethyst take that it rather well, while Steven yells, "Whaaaaaaat!?"



* BriefAccentImitation: A few times among Ruby, Steven, Greg and Amethyst during their wild frontier adventure. Steven even reads "I miss Sally May" in the Lonesome Lasso comic book with a southern drawl.

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* BriefAccentImitation: A few times among Ruby, Steven, Greg and Amethyst during their wild frontier adventure. Steven even reads "I miss Sally May" in the Lonesome Lasso ''Lonesome Lasso'' comic book with a southern drawl.



** Ruby gives being a cowboy a try, just like Sapphire predicted in the last episode.

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** Ruby gives being a cowboy a try, just like Sapphire predicted in the [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E20WhatsYourProblem last episode.episode]].



* ContinuityNod: Greg compares Pink Diamond changing her name to Rose Quartz to his own changing his last name from [=DeMayo=], which we first learn was his birth name in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E8GemHarvest Gem Harvest]]".

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* ContinuityNod: Greg compares Pink Diamond changing her name to Rose Quartz to his own changing his last name from [=DeMayo=], which we first learn learned was his birth name in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E8GemHarvest Gem Harvest]]".



* SawItInAMovieOnce: Ruby decides to make it on her own by emulating the cowboy in a comic book--which even gives her an idea for a ''marriage proposal''. Her first choice was actually a comic about a ''dolphin'', but even Steven wasn't going to pretend that was practical.

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* SawItInAMovieOnce: Ruby decides to make it on her own by emulating the cowboy in a comic book--which book ó which even gives her an idea for a ''marriage proposal''. Her first choice was actually a comic about a ''dolphin'', but even Steven wasn't going to pretend that was practical.


* WackyMarriageProposal: Ruby (with help from Steven and Amethyst) gives a melodramatic proposal to Sapphire as if it were lifted straight out of a SpaghettiWestern (one with healthier sexual tension than most).

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* WackyMarriageProposal: Ruby (with help from Steven and Amethyst) gives a melodramatic proposal to Sapphire as if it were lifted straight out of a SpaghettiWestern (one with healthier sexual tension than most).Golden Age Western.


* BedTrick: Discussed; Greg all in all takes it well that his common-law wife and lover lied to everyone about who she really was, considering his worries about what complications a half-Gem baby might have. He likens her deception to never telling Rose that he was once Greg [=DeMayo=]. In any case, Ruby is the bigger priority.

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* AnAesop: Itís okay to want alone time from your partner. It's not only healthy, but it could remind you why you want to be in the relationship in the first place.

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* AnAesop: Itís okay to want alone time away from your partner. It's You are not only healthy, but it could remind and should not be defined solely by the relationship. And if you why you really want to be in the relationship in the first place.relationship, some alone time may remind you of why you wanted it.

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