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Aug 22nd 2019 at 7:56:52 PM

Recap, Day 35

    Doug Out 
  • It's still weird that the episode is named after Doug, but no one calls him by name in the show, and he wasn't even named in the credits before.
  • One more voice: Peedee doesn't say anything as Steven buys some fries.
  • Doug is a security guard, not a cop. Why does his car have a siren?
  • "Hey dad, what's this box?" "Oh, I just confiscated that from a kid who was shoplifting in a costume shop." Which Doug kept?
  • Doug looks better with the glasses on.
  • I'm honestly confused as to who did tear open the fence. Let's take Onion's "word" that he didn't. Topaz would have made a much larger opening that wouldn't be centered on the ground, but Onion went through it and left a scrap of clothing. Aquamarine could have flown over. So did one of them break it, perhaps as a trap, and Onion came through to investigate?
  • Doug is in good enough shape to perform an Unnecessary Combat Roll gracefully.
  • Until this episode, the Hyper Space ride was only shown in the fake Funland that Rose's Room made.
  • "Maybe we should get our weapons." By which Connie means "Maybe I should get my weapon, and you just summon yours at will like you always can."
  • Not sure if it was Onion or Aquamarine/Topaz that closed the door and turned the ride on. Onion does have more motive to trap them.
  • Thismakesnophysicalsense.gif
  • The flashlight flying around keeps making a banging metallic sound on impact, which it's hopefully just it hitting nearby Doug's head.
  • "You've endangered an officer of the law and two small children." Is Doug just bluffing, or does he genuinely consider himself an 'officer'?
  • It was definitely Aquamarine who knocked down the fence—you can see her silhouette nearby it. Maybe she was trying to remain hidden while so close to her ship (you can see the merry-go-round right behind the stand), maybe she was just trolling the organics.
  • Tearing off some of Onion's shoes/pants shows his foot as being shoe-shaped. Best not to take that literally.
  • "But the fence was ripped apart!" "I have seen him use a blowtorch before." They're very quick to assume Onion was physically capable of tearing the fence like that.
  • Onion seems to have thought he was in the clear, likely assuming Doug et. all were the only others ones in the park.
  • "Sometimes I just wanna spend time with my dad." They are very lucky that Aquamarine and Topaz were not listening in. (And no one mentioned Connie by name while at Funland.) Yet, they somehow knew Onion's name (kind of).

    The Good Lars 
  • If the trailers hadn't given the general story arc (and Sadie getting kidnapped at the end) away, most of this episode would feel weird not acknowledging the previous one's ending until the last second.
  • Surprisingly, Lars didn't ruin the pumpkin bread to hide it from Buck.
  • "Me, Jenny, and Sour Cream are having a potluck. You know, like parents do. Except we'll be doing it. All three of you should come." Buck, offhandedly being cool and inviting Sadie.
  • Supahcool!
  • "Bingo, bongo." is not to be confused with "Bingo, bango."
  • "'Bingo, bongo'? Where did I even learn that?" "Yeah! Bingo, bongo!" I can't tell if that's implying Lars accidentally copied Steven at some previous point, or Steven was just echoing him then.
  • I don't believe Sadie wore that jacket over her Big Donut uniform any other time.
  • "This is it! It's all happening! Lars, and the Cool Kids!" Sadie sounds like she's making things harder by hyping things up for Lars, but she may be excited that she is going to the party as well.
  • Lars' house is a such a great set. There's even a height chart.
  • "This isn't gonna be an ironic potluck." Lars accepts that Buck wants him to be genuine, but doesn't expect Buck to like the genuine Lars.
  • "Yeah. Yeah, I'll see you." leads to the most hilariously sad cut if you know to look for the next shot's ube roll in the trash.
  • "Oh, hey, it's donut girl." "This is Sadie" Steven knew getting Lars to bake would distract Sadie from his other plan to get her to make her friends.
  • "Did you say plates? Hooray! Now I don't have to do the dishes." Sour Cream has a pocket full of glowsticks at all times.
  • Steven makes the most motherly "I'm so happy for you" look at Sadie bonding with the Cool Kids, which the wiki screenshot sadly misses.
  • Steven left a message on Lars' phone, but Topaz or Aquamarine may have destroyed it.
  • Sadie pretty much immediately knows Jenny, Sour Cream, and Buck better than Lars did.
  • "Oh, no. I sound like my mother." is one of my favorite moments from Sadie.
  • Jenny/Kiki's voice actor is credited as "Reagan Gomez-Preston" by this point (and since she last spoke in "The Big Show"), but is back to "Reagan Gomez" in Infinity Train.

    Are You My Dad? 
  • I just love the ominousness the whole first half is based around.
  • Either Amethyst likes her cans of beans chilled or a cooler was just a convenient way to carry them.
  • Possibly the cutest thing Pearl or Garnet have done: "We're building a tiny house. For crabs!"
  • Onion was already missing the night before, and his family are just now worried. They're just that loose with him.
  • "Have you checked... that top secret room inside your house?" "You mean his office? Of course." Crawling through that vent couldn't have been pleasant.
  • "Well, what kind of mother would I be if I didn't make a copy of all my daughter's keys." Barb probably still has a Big Donut key after Sadie quit and turned hers in.
  • "Sadie never came home last night?" "Ehhh-She's an adult. Probably just snuck off for another island adventure with her boyfriend." Barb was totally fine with the first one.
  • "Sadie! Don't worry, Honey! Mama's coming for you, baby girl!" We don't see Barb again until "The Big Show", so we never see her reaction to finding out her daughter was kidnapped and her coworker nearly murdered.
  • Steven looks around the boardwalk, and even the people who weren't kidnapped are inexplicably absent.
  • The polite, deferential way Aquamarine acts and speaks at first suggests she was specifically pretending to be a child. Between that and effectively keeping secret, she may think humans are worthless, but wasn't really underestimating them.
  • "Connie, be careful." "Connie? Are you Connie?"
  • The box of khaki was stuck with Jamie at first, then got dropped on the ground, where they presumably remain. (Also visible: Lars crying in fear)

    I Am My Mom 
  • This was episode was remarkably tense, which was really helped by the threat for most of the episode being abduction with no hope of return (which is better than dying, but could actually be shown).
  • Amethyst is using dual whips more often.
  • Still an unknown: Did Aquamarine use Connie's phone, trick her into using it, or simply realize the Crystal Gems were coming later?
  • Odd that Aquamarine calls Steven "The Steven", but doesn't say "the my dad/Connie/etc.".
  • Amethyst pulling Connie's by the arms was more likely to dislocate something than save her.
  • "It seems a little suspicious that my dad is also a Steven. But you know... if it means getting out of here, I'll believe it." Aquamarine isn't above half-assing a job if she thinks no one will notice (correctly, in this case).
  • "I'm already on my homeworld!" Someone actually gets confused by that terminology for once.
  • Jamie manages to annoy everyone, except Lars, who is busy slapping Steven.
  • "If I never get sent on another mission to Earth, it'll be too soon." I'd previously assumed Aquamarine "knew" the Cluster would destroy the Earth soon, but maybe she didn't—otherwise I'd expect her to gloat about it.
  • "What justice is there in such a gross tangling of symbols?!" "Will you stop?! You're ruining my moment!" That is probably Jamie's best line, and proof that Aquamarine doesn't literally think of humans like animals, because she expect them to do what she says.
  • It is odd that Steven could physically pull apart a fusion without dissipating her form or even exhausting the components (as happened to Sugilite and Malachite). Though maybe he just forced Topaz to intentionally split to avoid being poofed.
  • It's also kind of odd that Steven could forcibly expand like that without hurting the other people inside Topaz.
  • Steven makes multiple shields again.
  • Onion's shoe/pants are still torn.
  • "We're already in the air. How are we going to get back?" You could jam everyone in a bubble or a giant shield and float down.
  • Steven only lets everyone jump in the water when Alexandrite lowers the ship. Considering how often humans survive stuff like long falls into water (see the human teacup passengers in "Serious Steven" or Connie getting knocked around in the bubble in "Bubble Buddies"), I didn't remember him bothering.
  • That is still quite a cliffhanger

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S.M.
Aug 22nd 2019 at 8:18:11 PM

Outside of what Jaspee did to Garnet, no fusion actually does get force poofed down to just gemstones.

Sugilite and Malachite were both defused back down to the physical forms of their components.

And in that episode Alexandrite defuses from Aqua's wand...for some reason.

Jingo Jango!!

Edited by randomness4 on Aug 22nd 2019 at 8:20:18 AM

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 8:34:12 PM

And in that episode Alexandrite defuses from Aqua's wand...for some reason.
That's from the shock of Steven claiming to be Rose Quartz and turning himself in, in my opinion. She just couldn't unfuse until Aqua let her go.

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S.M.
Aug 22nd 2019 at 8:35:10 PM

Ah yes, compression.

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 8:57:16 PM

Outside of what Jaspee did to Garnet, no fusion actually does get force poofed down to just gemstones.
Yellow Diamond also poofed Opal and Garnet (again).

And like I said, Topaz was unique in the forced split not causing or necessitating any form of incapacitation—not poofing, physically exhausted, nor even mental anguish (like when Blue Diamond split up Alexandrite).

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S.M.
Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:04:04 PM

This is in real time isn't it?

That episode hasn't happened yet.

I get it though, there's nothing quite like that.

Edited by randomness4 on Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:08:39 AM

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:05:31 PM

I've long had the headcanon that the Destabilizers are based on Yellow Diamond's own power.

The Diamonds' powers generally seem to be geared towards controlling and manipulating other Gems.

Pink Diamond has Empathic abilities and can repair Gems.

Blue Diamond has similar abilities but can instead cause an Emotion Bomb.

Yellow Diamond has lightning powers that can disrupt the Hard Light bodies of Gems.

White Diamond combines all of it into a simple yet powerful ability: outright Mind Control and possession of other Gems.

Edited by M84 on Aug 23rd 2019 at 12:08:29 AM

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:09:22 PM

I thought that was implicitly confirmed since they have basically the same look and function, Yellow's powers are just a lot more faster and potent.

Speaking of, since it took a while for Yellow to destabilize Blue, would Gem Destabilizers even work on the Diamonds?

Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Aug 22nd 2019 at 12:10:54 PM

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Such heroic nonsense
Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:38:44 PM

I very much doubt it. Why would the Diamonds allow the creation of weapons that could actually allow a regular Gem to hurt them?

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:49:59 PM

An interesting detail is that whenever a fusion involving Garnet is forced apart by discord or shock (even against Aquamarine), we always see Ruby and Sapphire quickly refuse when it happens. But on the one time we saw a fusion involving Garnet get poofed (Sugilite), she poofs down to Garnet and Amethyst rather than down to Ruby, Sapphire and Amethyst.

I mean, more likely than not Sugilite is merely Early Installment Weirdness before they were interested in hinting at the twist about Garnet, whereas the first time we see Ruby and Sapphire refuse is in Fusion Cuisine, around the point where we started getting hints about it more often and somewhat closer to when it would be revealed.

But still, it stands out.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:52:04 AM

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:11:22 PM

I thought that was implicitly confirmed since they have basically the same look and function, Yellow's powers are just a lot more faster and potent.
"Confirmed" and "headcanon" are both an odd way to put it. It's just one of those things the show very clearly implies without saying outright: Obsidian is the basis of the Crystal Temple and the giant gem in the play. The extractions from the Diamonds are used to make gems. White Diamond created the other Diamonds. Lars and Sadie probably had sex. (Yes, I know the staff explicitly confirmed the first two, but it'd be totally obvious even if they didn't.)

I very much doubt it. Why would the Diamonds allow the creation of weapons that could actually allow a regular Gem to hurt them?
The Diamonds' physical forms may be too similar to make themselves directly immune, but they're probably just too large to be affected by any of the destabilizers we've seen.

But on the one time we saw a fusion involving Garnet get poofed (Sugilite), she poofs down to Garnet and Amethyst rather than down to Ruby, Sapphire and Amethyst.
If that's "poofing" is debatable/semantic. Both that and Malachite had the visual of the body exploding into dust, but neither had any gem being reduced to their gemstone.

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:17:16 PM

Mala and Suggs are an interesting case, as they're the only time a Fusion has been shown "poofing" due to severe damage to their forms in the way a single Gem does. Every other time the fusion defuses into their components willingly/because of unsynched harmony or just gets destabilized along with their components.

Interestingly enough, Stevonnie is also shown "poofing" in "Alone Together" for some reason instead of just breaking apart into Steven and Connie.

Edit: also, new (low-quality) movie screenshot courtesy of ComicBook.com's twitter: aaayyyyyy

Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Aug 22nd 2019 at 1:29:40 PM

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randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:27:56 PM

Inconsistent...

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:33:51 PM

new (low-quality) movie screenshot
If you're just talking about picture quality, that shot seems to be at the show's native resolution (or slightly higher).

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:37:10 PM

If that's "poofing" is debatable/semantic. Both that and Malachite had the visual of the body exploding into dust, but neither had any gem being reduced to their gemstone.

Simple poofing fusions doesn't revert them to their gemstone. I can't think of a single point in the series it ever did, minus Yellow Diamonds "divine in comparison to regular gems" power. It reduces them to their base parts.

Even when Pearl and Rose were fighting OG Ruby Squad in The Answer, they made sure to have fusion be poofed first and then the individual Rubies be poofed by an additional attack, in a detail so extra that it almost certainly had to be intentional.

At any rate, my post had little to do with that in the first place.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:46:13 AM

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Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:39:41 PM

[up][up] Image quality. That thing's really jpegged.

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S.M.
Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:40:49 PM

...Gosh darn it, I knew I was forgetting other examples...

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Aug 23rd 2019 at 3:08:54 AM

> would Gem Destabilizers even work on the Diamonds?

I'm imagining it would only work if it was applied directly to their Gem

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Aug 23rd 2019 at 3:04:36 PM

Another artbook has been announced for July 2020: Steven Universe: End of an Era, which is covering seasons four and five and possibly more.

Bizarrely, the description is written as if the show ended with "Change Your Mind" (it doesn't mention the movie either, though that has its own artbook that's coming out earlier), when we knew another season was coming since at least Fall 2018.

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Aug 23rd 2019 at 7:38:49 PM

The Labor Day marathon is finally scheduled. Contrary to some reports, it's not the entire series—it's exactly 100 quarter-hours of 160 (including shorts).

Looking through it, they include the entirety of season 1a, then start skipping around—not very carefully even, as some of the first ones left out are "Space Race" (which introduces the Galaxy Warp) and "Fusion Cuisine" (which introduced Connie's family).

Rewatch, Day 36

    Stuck Together 
  • This is the most recent of the four episodes that were done by a single storyboard artist, this time by Jesse Zuke (then known as Lauren Zuke).
  • Aquamarine's ship warped away from the Earth, but they're not warping and the Earth in view for the establishing shot.
  • "You think shattering's bad? Wait till the Diamonds get their hands on you." Both her and Blue Diamond say that, but Yellow Diamond "just" wanted an execution. (Plus, they thought everyone Rose loved and everything she fought for was going to die anyway.)
  • "Looks like we got one of the humans anyway. Don't know what we'll do with just one of them, but I guess that's for the Diamonds to decide." The apparent answer was "stick him in the evidence locker".
  • What was stopping Steven from popping Topaz apart with his bubble again?
  • Topaz could have put Lars somewhere besides her butt right before she sat down.
  • "Why couldn't I just let people eat my food!" Well then you'd have gotten kidnapped while in a good mood.
  • "Of course she can't hear you, Steven. She's got those big headphones on." It's amusing to wonder what humans assume gemstones are.
  • "Lars, pull my pants off." is still a great line.
  • Lars' has lots of great pouty faces this episode.
  • Steven's human friends treat him basically being a superhero as normal, but it's nice when they realize it's still very stressful.
  • "Even though you're in huge trouble and it's all my fault... I'm kind of glad you're here." Steven, being justifiably self-centered.
  • "I don't know what Topaz would do if she didn't have Topaz." Fusions talking about themselves is fun.
  • "I've always wanted to tell me how I'm helping me through this, but there's always someone between us!" Topaz's pronoun use is less consistent than Garnet's, probably because she doesn't talk about it.
  • Topaz put Steven's pants back on without taking him out. Considering his legs were sticking out her back, that's pretty impressive.
  • I noticed Topaz('s voice actor) has a slight Mexican accent.
  • "And what do you plan to do after this? Go back to the Diamonds?" Even if Topaz thought Earth specifically was too dangerous to live on, you have to wonder why she didn't just take the ship to some random corner of space (unless she couldn't change course).
  • This is remains my favorite Bottle Episode (in any show).

    The Trial 
  • The rooms are way creepier on this visit to Homeworld than the next time. Were seeing some kind of repressive court center, so I guess it makes sense.
  • Defense Zircon's voice at times sound hilariously dopey.
  • The Prosecuting Zircon is officially colored yellow, but looks green because of the lightning. It's asking for a joke where Steven ran into her later outdoors but can't recognize her.
  • Blue and Yellow Diamond immediately accepted Steven was Rose even before Eyeball testified and they saw his gemstone.
  • The courtroom is seemingly build on a special type of warp pad where anyone can make certain items come in anywhere.
  • Yellow Diamond finds Zircon's description of family member's murder too much.
  • One wonders how things would have gone if Steven just told Blue Diamond "I lost all my memories before a recent point, but I'm still pleading guilty."
  • Yellow Diamond is surprised at seeing Steven's gemstone. What, was she half-expecting he was just a scapegoat she'd happily have killed anyway?
  • Yellow and Blue never discuss Steven's plea to spare Lars and Earth, though of course they still thought its destruction was inevitable (and for that reason Blue would have obviously put Lars in the Zoo if she wasn't busy with other things).
  • Yellow Diamond shocking both prosecutors was another red herring (make it look like she's eliminating witnesses), but shows she's so thin-skinned even agreeing out of term can set her off.
  • "Those giant crazy chicks aren't going to be distracted forever!" Next time Lars saw Blue and Yellow, they were at the Beach City concert.
  • "You're on own world now." for the next hour.

    Off Colors 
  • There are a bunch of ruins on the ground below the palace city. And that's just stuff above the Kindergarten.
  • "What are we gonna eat?" Getting stranded on an entire planet devoid of food is a pretty nightmarish scenario.
  • In hindsight, it's kind of odd Steven would run away from the first robonoid instead of using his shield to defend himself or knock it out of the air.
  • This is the second time we've see a human unacquainted with gems conversing with some of the less human-looking ones (the first being Alexandrite and the Maheswarans).
  • Some of the rocks were dripping water. Even if Homeworld doesn't have oceans or rain, I guess it's not all dry.
  • A Kindergarten... a really, really big one. Possibly the first Kindergarten.
  • "You don't happen to have any fast-food joints around there, do you?" The Rutile twins sandbag Lars because they had no idea what he's talking about.
  • Non-gem lifeforms like humans are counted among the "off colors".
  • Fluorite: really good hider
  • The scanners can penetrate Steven's shield but not Lars' body. I guess cause it's made of light?
  • Steven looked and sounded optimistic at first when Lars went "splat". It may have taken him a minute to realize "Oh yeah, humans can't survive that."

    Lars' Head 
  • Lars' skin shimmered right after his revival. A temporary effect of the magic, or a permanent thing that's just not been shown explicitly afterward?
  • I like how much of a "decompression" this whole episode was; the chill music in the first scene especially sells it.
  • "So, we either stay here and get caught... or we go out there and get caught." It's not explained how this situation was resolved, but it presumably involves Lars taking advantaging of his scanner invisibility.
  • The new tree island. Wonder if anyone will ever start putting stuff there.
  • We see Steven drinking and eating. Not shown: bathroom break.
  • Steven was incredibly hungry, but even if he hadn't eaten since Connie was captured, that's only like from lunchtime to about dawn of the next day.
  • "Wish I could tell everyone I'm OK." Did Steven still have his cellphone on him?
  • "There's so much I wanna ask you." We've still yet to find out anything else about Lion's origin, like what killed him or even a rough estimate at to his age.
  • If you hang out of Lion or Lars' portals, they have to support your weight.
  • "Everyone knows that the Earth—" "Was decimated by the Diamond attack! Sorry." Rhodonite sometimes can't wait for Fluorite.
  • "The Earth is way better than this. There's no robots flying around. Just seagulls that fly in front of the sunset and it's beautiful!" I loved the delivery for this.
  • If I were in Lars' position, and confident Homeworld were just going to throw more effectively-blind robonoids at me, I may have pushed harder for everyone else to leave, then just sat down and taken a long nap.

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Aug 23rd 2019 at 8:05:41 PM

We've still yet to find out anything else about Lion's origin, like what killed him or even a rough estimate at to his age.

I think about this a lot. The stuff with Buddy and William Dewey was about 200 years ago in the show's world. Lions mature at around 3-8 years old and usually live to be 14, so assuming Lion was part of the original seven lions shown in "Buddy's Book" and was killed in his prime, he'd be around 203 to 208 years old.

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Rewatch, Day 36

    Dewey Wins 
  • Pearl and Amethyst look incredibly worried, but Greg seems fine.
  • The pattern on the hilt of Rose's Sword looks different in this episode as compared to every other one. Instead of a looking like a thorny-vine, it's got a big candy-cane stripe.
  • "Let's do this quick. I can't be away from work too long. I'm basically their only employee now." This is the day after Sadie spent a whole day and night kidnapped and stuck inside Topaz. That she came to work at all was a big sign she was only doing it compulsively for a sense of normalcy.
  • Is this a recall election or just very-conveniently timed?
  • If Steven warned everyone or saw the abduction coming, I do wonder how much of a difference it could make.
  • Giant, blurry Kofi.
  • The woman screaming "Yeah, maybe he should be involved!" (uncredited, but it sort of sounds like Micucci) sounds vaguely British.
  • Onion's eyes are freaking out when Sadie is calling Dewey out.
  • I love how hoarse Sadie's voice gets when she's yelling. You can tell she isn't normally that loud.
  • Onion is in the crowd scenes, but you'd expect some of his family (or Barb) to be there as well.
  • Ronaldo is in both crowd scenes (at the booth in the first one), but spends the whole time looking at this phone. So of course, he doesn't remember Sadie saying Lars was gone.
  • "I've been mayor of this city for a decade." Timeframes! (This goes with how Sugar said the "Buck Dewey For Mayor!" sign in "Story for Steven" was for Bill's father. I wonder if Buck senior is dead or just retired.)
  • Martha brought a whole bag full of throwing tomatoes.
  • Nanefua's speech seems like a spontaneous reaction to Dewey's, but it (or at least the idea to stop blaming Dewey for everything) could have been in response to the press conference where Steven cleared him of responsibility.
  • The credits call Dewey "William Dewey", when he's usually called "Bill Dewey", but that's probably because Nanefua spent most of the time calling him "William".

    Gemcation 
  • Bite that tube!
  • Scrubbing with dish soap remains one of the best visual jokes in the series.
  • "Did you ever get around to watching the Koala Princess box set I lent you three months ago?" I wonder if Steven ever did watch it.
  • Given they bought groceries before leaving, the vacation home is probably nearby, but far from any town.
  • Garnet is arguably too smart to smart Reading the Stage Directions Out Loud, but the delivery is good enough that it's still funny.
  • "Remove all shoes before entering." Well, they may not have been coming back for them anyway.
  • The night lighting gives Garnet's visor a really nice-looking gold tint.
  • Steven never tries jumping into the sky for a better signal.
  • It's not specified if they stayed on vacation for a while or just headed straight back after the car ride.
  • I remembered this episode seeming kind of weak when first watching it with the other five, but it's actually pretty funny.

    Raising the Barn 
  • Peridot and Lapis knew Steven went to Homeworld, but not that he was on trial.
  • "You were in front of Blue Diamond!" "And Yellow!" Lapis naturally fears her (former) Diamond the most.
  • "Oh, Steven. Good. Let's go." I can't tell if Lapis was inviting Steven to come (and forgetting he couldn't survive), or just wanted to say goodbye.
  • "A Lapis terraforms..."
  • Lapis wants to take Pumpkin, but shouldn't she need air for carbon dioxide?
  • "You know, I can probably still help you when I'm out in space. I'll just video chat from my tablet!" "Uh, t-there's no Wi-Fi in space." Would Peridot be willing to leave with Lapis if she was able to make a communicator that reached Earth?
  • Four-eyed Peridot.
  • Onions Onions: looking for that misspelled sign appeal.
  • "Sometimes, you have to do things you don't want to do, like get jettisoned into space to live forever on a floating rock with a barn, and just us as for as long as time exists!" There are probably a bunch of Homeworld gems that would go AWOL if they could stand the loneliness of being in hiding.
  • What?! (Barndrop) Lapis Lazuli: master of the unintentionally threatening.
  • There were tubes going from the water tower to the drill hole. Was it to fill the hole up or drain it?
  • Steven gave Peridot bedding for the tub this time. It looks pretty comfy (if you're short enough to fit your whole body in there). Presumably, Peridot wasn't sleeping last time she stayed.

I totally forgot to mention the ends of "Doug Out" and "The Good Lars" were the biggest POV breaks, both showing the audience something of dramatic significance that Steven didn't see at all.

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The Absolute Mad Lads
Aug 24th 2019 at 1:50:15 PM

The credits call Dewey "William Dewey", when he's usually called "Bill Dewey", but that's probably because Nanefua spent most of the time calling him "William".

She actually calls him "Billiam".

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thatother1dude Closing for the day from the land off the ill, annoyin' Relationship Status: Mu
Closing for the day
Aug 24th 2019 at 2:07:28 PM

That might just be her accent blurring "w" and "b" sounds.

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thatother1dude Closing for the day from the land off the ill, annoyin' Relationship Status: Mu
Closing for the day
Aug 24th 2019 at 2:14:07 PM

Be aware. There's a leak that just came out which is easily a bigger spoiler than any of the others so far.

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