Steven's Summer Adventure might be over, but it still had one more surprise up its sleeve. Two fusions talking it out about fusion for a whole episode? Yes, please!
|"Those two are acting very suspicious! Should we ask them what's going on?" "I can't." "Riiiiight."|
|"But do you know who beat Jasper?" "You two?" "Peridot."|
Y'know up until this point I thought they were playing along, but Smoky Quartz hit them like a truck. I love their reactions!
Like look at Pearl. If she were a fusion, she would've split in half by now!
And Garnet can't stop screaming. What a couple of adorable proud moms!
And we get Sardonyx this episode! That's great! I was worried she'd only make tiny cameos ever since Cry For Help, but... oh, and two of those yo-yos were headed for support beams. Probably a good thing she appeared when she did!
|"You've made quite the impression already! In fact, there's one in the wall over there..."|
Like a glove!
|"Goo-ood evening everybody!"|
I love how the storyboarders and animators always take the characters' extra arms into account. Sardonyx always has great poses.
|"Yeah... she lost her mind in a corrupted fusion. I uh... I guess you could say she had a short fuse?" "Oh ho ho ho!"|
|"Easy crowd, huh? Where'd you get 'em?" "I made them myself."|
|"Don't those cartoon characters make you wanna buy those products? I sure hope so or else I'd be off the air."|
Right game, wrong episode! Darnit!
It's a good thing Cartoon Network got permission to air a clip from... itself.
|"Oh! Oh, well, a bow is kinda like a yo-yo, right?"|
|"She's not actually in this episode. Do we still have to pay her? Yes? Fair enough."|
So the strength gauge goes Pearl, Stevonnie, Garnet, Opal, Sugilite, huh? I notice you wisely left yourself off it, Sardonyx. Wait, does that mean Stevonnie can also beat Pearl in a fight? Ooooh this next season's gonna be good!
|"Maybe you're just strong! ♬In a different way...♬"|
|"I dunno, Sards. I guess 0 + 0 = 0. They say that two wrongs don't make a right. I guess I'm living proof that that's true! I'm just one big super-wrong. A good-for-nothing dud with a yo-yo!"|
I feel the same way, Sardonyx. It's really hard listening to someone tear themselves down like that. Especially when it kinda started as a joke and you can tell it's clearly past the point where they're just hate-ranting about themselves. And it's gotta be an extra kicker when all your attempts to build them up just ended up making them feel worse.
|"They want to impress us! They were planning this all morning, we hijacked their show! I was excited! It's not about us!"|
Oh hey, Ruby and Sapphire! I wonder how much practice they've had keeping themselves together during a catastrophic un-fusing?
So... is Smoky Quartz's power all about thinking quickly in a crisis? Or is it just being really good with a yo-yo?
|"Oh Amethyst! You've been such a good influence on him!"|
And there you have it. Summer of Steven! Steven's Summer Adventure! Smoky Quartz! Sardonyx! See you
this fall tomorrow next week!