We're back! The Stevens are floating and the beat dads are dropping! .... wait.
What better way to kick off the Summer Adventure than with a pair of episodes of what the Crewniverse does best... subtle character and world-building? We've got a while before the Rubies get back from Neptune. Let's kick back, relax, and watch Steven float.
Ahh, welcome back Crystal Gems! We've missed you! I love getting back from vacations. It's so nice getting back to your home where everything's comfy and familiar after being away.
|"We have some catching up to do!"|
|"Hellooo foo- AUGH"|
|"I was out in the field saving the world!" "Wow, nice!"|
|"We started baking our own donuts after that workplace safety lawsuit got thrown out."|
Wow, Sadie. Y'know what? Forget the lawsuit. Anyone else suddenly hungry for donuts?
|"The captain has turned on the seatbelt sign. Looks like we've got some boys in the sky ahead of us."|
Ha ha, Pink Diamond airlines! ... wait, PINK DIAMOND AIRLINES!?
I've said it before, but...
The backgrounds on this show are so beautiful.
|"Wait, can Steven fly? Yeah, I think I remember that."|
Pow! Amethyst's got quite the arm!
Even when you're slowly falling out of the sky, Garnet does not play on easy mode.
|"... and Mayor Dewey will order a dozen. And then a dozen dozen for the whole town! And then a dozen dozen dozen..."|
This depiction of Mayor Dewey is probably more accurate than you'd think.
I hope that in my entire life I am never this sad. Poor boardies
|"And then they'll feed my donut to a dog!"|
... and yours, apparently! Steven Death Count: 2. Boy, that escalated quickly.
I mean, that really got outta hand fast!
Oh c'mon Steven, lighten up! What are you screaming at?
|"Yeah, but if he did have a jetpack, he could just put it on upside-down."|
|"My floating power's tied to my emotions! Rrrrgh, right, just like all my stupid powers!"|
|"The beach! No, that's where I'm going to die!"|
|"Mom? Oh geez, those feelings are complicated..."|
That's a pretty picture of her though.
|"I just need something that makes me happy! Something I can depend on to always cheer me up!"|
|"He's used the memories of happy and sad things to land safely behind us, ready to give us a hug."|
|"I would've liked a hug."|
And from that day on, the passing Tumblesteven became a regular sight in Beach City.
Steven Death Count: 5
What a great episode! It harks back to the old season 1days where Steven would discover a new power, it got a little out of hand, and then he and the Gems would find a way to deal with it. Good stuff!
But the fun's not over, because there were two episodes today!
|"Whether they're lifting the heaviest equipment..."|
|"...fighting off crazy fans..."|
|"...or just offering moral support..."|
|"...roadies work behind the scenes to make all magic onstage possible!"|
Yellowtail is carrying a briefcase of fish home. What can I say? The man loves his job. It probably hurts him to have Sour Cream dismiss his line of work so readily, but Yellowtail also belittles being a DJ, so I guess their distaste is mutual.
|"Wait! Don't leave! Waxing is free!"|
Marty's back!? Ok I guess from the episode title I should've seen it coming, but this caught me by surprise.
|"I'll protect you, dad!" "Eh, don't worry. I got a hose."|
Yeah, this is probably the proper response when a wild Marty approaches. Heck, it's way better than the greeting he probably would've gotten from Vidalia...
|"Woof! Just look at you! When did you get so tall?" "Uh, like nine years ago?"|
So I guess Marty doesn't have a last name. Or the ability to spell "promoter." Unless he was trying to make a pun, in which case his pun sucks too. Boo-oo!
|"I mean, what is this, a concert for ants?"|
|"You wanna squeeze 'em until their eyes pop out!"|
Steven Death Count: ... 6? Marty, you ok buddy?
|"...and, Real Talk? I was a jerk. But Real Talk, I've learned a lot about myself and the music business since then."|
|"Geez! What does Greg feed that kid?"|
Good to see that that boat survived Steven dropping it last episode.
15 people! Not bad for Beach City. Also a 1500% improvement over the turnout of the last Beach City beach event Marty organized.
Oh hey, that's Ian Jones-Quartey standing next to Kiki! I guess now that he's retired from the show, he can visit Beach City anytime he wants!
|"Don't mind me, folks. Just a humble roadie doing a mic check! ... This mic looks great!"|
human equivalent of a pop-up ad. It was too good to be true!
|"The world's first guacamole soda! Each can comes with the power of three whole avocados!"|
I... I like guacamole. I might actually try this soda.
Boom! And Ronaldo goes down!
Ugh, the two words you never want to see on any drink: "from concentrate." Ok, maybe I won't try this. Still, it could be good on chips?
|"Ugh! AND IT'S NOT EVEN GOOD ON CHIPS!"|
DADA MAD AH! You get 'im Yellowtail! Show Marty who's the real dad here!
Wait, is he... dead? Marty killed Ian Jones-Quartey! NOOOOOOOO!
|"I need this Guacola deal, okay? Don't be selfish!"|
|"Muh! Muh muh muh! Muh muh muh muh muh! Muh muh muh, muh muh!"|
I love this show's heart. This scene might be the start of a lot of healing around the Onion household.
Now that's an entrance!
|"Even if he doesn't make it big, Sour Cream will be okay. As long as he's doing something that makes him happy."|
And it did all work out in the end. Marty even gave Greg a check for... A BILLION DOLLARS!? Wait, $10 million. I was close! There are 9 zeroes.
Welp, I guess we can all guess what Mr. Greg is going to be about...