The hiatus is over! I mean, let's be honest, they could've served us up any ol' episode and we'd've been happy, but they hit us over the head with a big bucket of backstory! Mmm, this episode was like a fine wine, and I don't even like alcohol! What's to love about this episode? What's not to love about this episode? I'll give you the answer after the break.
|"The Earth, 5,750 years ago..."|
Holy Moley, this is what the Cloud Arena used to look like? Gem architecture is so beautiful! We'd better get to see Homeworld sometime. I'll bet the whole place looks like this. Also the timeline keeps getting more and more specific, yay!
|"Among those gems was Sapphire, a rare aristocratic Homeworld gem with the power to see into the future."|
And there's our Sappho! A rare aristocrat that serves Blue Diamond, eh? That's 3 headcanons confirmed, and about 8 destroyed.
|"Assigned to her were three Rubies, common soldiers, with a mission to protect her."|
Actually that last one is a little weird. How do they tell which Ruby is being spoken to? Seems like they don't use nicknames at all. I'll fix that. From left to right: Lefty, Bicep, and Righty.
I think we can all tell which one went on to make Garnet, right? And good thing too. Here, let me illustrate:
Besides, do you think Pearl would've put up with an asymmetrically-begemmed Garnet? The fusion would've gone the way of M.C. Bear-Bear long ago. The future of the Crystal Gems depends on you, Lefty!
Lefty is clearly the smartest of the trio, demonstrating her ability to count.
Righty does get points in her favor for this fantastic "thank you so much for fixing my van" face.
|"Sapphire had been called to Earth by Blue Diamond specifically to share her vision of the future."|
Also, Blue Diamond has quite the court. Let's name them all:
|Big Sappho||Comma Garnet||Victorian Peridot||Pearl|
|Lapis Lazuli||Lapis in a tunic||Lapis in a|
Cat Ear Hood
|Spoops||The Quartizine Duo||Candleja-|
So there they all are, hanging out and having a good time staring wordlessly when suddenly...
|"We are the Crystal Gems!"|
RUN, COWARDS! I'M COMING FOR YOU!
Then the Rubies form up and fuse into...
It's been nothing but big trouble for the Blue corner!
|"This is... not what I saw! I don't know what happened, I..."|
|Sappho.exe has stopped responding|
You ever accidentally close a browser with like 50 tabs open and lose them all? That's probably close to what Sapphire's feeling here. Her world wiped clean. Forced to start all over again. And the only tab left in her history is Ruby.
This song! It's so simple, yet so beautiful! And this may be one of the most important songs yet. Make sure you check the lyrics, because they're filled with glorious information about the nature of fusion, how fusion feels, how heterogeonus fusion is different from homogeonus fusion...
This one! I love that song! I've been wanting to hear more of it since - ok ok yeah it's Stronger Than You but STILL...
|"Welcome to Earth."|
|"C-can you tell me... How was Ruby able to alter fate? W-why was Sapphire willing to give up everything? What am I?"|
Hmm, shoot, these questions are similar to the ones Steven's been asking about himself. I guess Greg and Rose did fuse after all.
And the final tally? Headcanons confirmed: 22. Headcanons destroyed: 548. Revise those fanfics, people! Sooner or later we'll have to stop accepting the ones that are WRONG (nah you're fine)
And the Answer?
No, I'm just kidding. The REAL answer is what Garnet is made of.