• Episode Followup: Now We're Only Falling Apart


    Wow I can't believe fans totally predicted this entire arc!



    Total Eclipse of the Heart...

    It is a lot to process, isn't it Amethyst? 

    I think that's how the fandom felt about the reveal too.

    Please Pearl DO tell us everything!

    I mean, there's always the possibility that Rose inspired cotton candy, even if she didn't invent it.

    Wow couldn't have guessed from the preview immediately following the last episode that this would happen!

    Fans: MORE RUBY AND SAPPHIRE! WE WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RUBY AND SAPPHIRE! PLEASE SHOW RUBY AND SAPH-

    Oh geez not like this Rebecca!

    "You never know what's going on! That's what I'm for!"
    Okay Sapphire no need to be rude this is your babe you're talking about.

     Those ice powers work quick, dang.

    RIP Steven.

    Huh, now here's Ruby asking for Sapphire to be calm and just talk. Huh. Kind of like a role reversal of an episode we've seen before. Huh.

    "How our relationship is based on a lie?" 
    Well as Garnet would probably say, "Yikes."

    She looks so defeated! HNNNNNNN right in the feels!

    RUBY NO!

    afihdgodahgd SHE'S SO UPSET SAPPHIRE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE??? 

    Just look at this little gay baby who loves her partner so much! AND THAT TINY SOB!!!!!

    As if the hotel room wasn't cold enough for Steven, now there's a whole blizzard!

    I wonder if this is the only statue of Rose Quartz on Earth. Do you think it was erected before or after the war?

     Holy crow her magic works fast!

    Next time on, "Which gem has little regard for Steven's safety..."

    "Making me believe in a better future I couldn't see, because it wasn't real."
    I mean, the Diamonds are coming back to possibly destroy the Earth because the cluster didn't do it so there was a deeper reason the future looked bleak besides the fact that Rose Quartz lied to you.

    She did start that war and uh, keep it going when she could have revealed herself to the Diamonds, didn't she?

    "What a long road she took to torture us all like this."
     Sapphire out here not holding back ANY punches!

    "You know she didn’t want anyone to get hurt."
     But she did have an odd way of achieving that where a lot of people got hurt, Steven.

    Wait, if the rebellion was like 6,000 years ago and Pink Diamond owned Pearl for like 3,000 years before that, they were together for close to 10,000 years.

    Oh you know she checking out her Diamond!

    Caught!

    WHAT'S THAT BLUSH FOR PEARL?

    Yeah just act casual, like you don't have your own thoughts and feelings and are a very obedient Pearl that never inappropriately thinks about her Diamond.

    Sure is lonely dull at the top, isn't it Pink?

    Pearl has a lot of great faces in this episode!

    She's so cute and happy she just wants to please her Diamond! 

    That's the face the fandom makes when the Crewniverse posts a normal sounding synopsis but the episode turns out to be really heavy. 

    Whoa, so Pearl can just connect to the big computer on the Moon Base and also project things from it through her gem? 

    Hey, don't interrupt a good working Pearl!

    She's so happy her Diamond is happy!

    I wonder if Yellow and Blue Diamond were as excited for their first colonies?

    Hoh yeah, an Amethyst! Is this one we saw at the zoo or did she get shattered during the war?

    Pink is a hugger!

    Aww, look at that Amethyst family!

    Wow, if only you just had the freedom to do whatever you wanted regardless of what others might tell you to do. 

     She thinks she's just doing what her Diamond wants but she made up a whole hologram scenario and story by herself!

     "You look so happy."
    That's all Pearl wants to imagine for her Diamond!

     Dang, she wants so badly to interact with her subjects!

    Don't worry, Pearl will always keep your secrets, Pink.

     Look at this! Pearl is thinking so the gems in her hologram are thinking!

    Pearl's made up a whole little story!

    What's up with her having that one eye closed, kind of like cat Steven? What's up with that?

    Pearl invented Rose Quatz I don't believe it.

    And that's how the rest of the episode went.

    Look at all those hardworking Amethysts!

    So Rose has star eyes while Pink Diamond has Diamond eyes. Interesting.

    Be gentle with your Pearl, Rose! I mean Pink! I mean-

    You did it Pearl! You made sure your Diamond was happy.

    Maybe if this Amethyst pulled her hair out of her eyes she wouldn't need to just push people over to get where she was going.

    RIP Rose Quartz. Wasted.

    OH YOU MESSED WITH THE WRONG PEARL TODAY!

    Do you think this is Pink Diamond's first time on Earth?

    "Thank you so much for talking me into this."
    Now you've done it, Pearl.

    She's so giddy about being able to interact with her own gems.

    Just act casual.

    She's nailing it.

    Wow I can't believe Sia has a gemsona now.

    "Welcome to Earth!"
    You destroyed living organisms in order to be born!

    The first and nicest thing anyone has ever said to you, and possibly the last. Earth is harsh bro.

    Even as a Quartz she's taller than the others and she's picking that Amethyst up!

    Oh boy, here comes the fun police!

    She's so proud of her smart Pearl!

    "So it was all just so she could get out and have some fun?"
    I MEAN YEAH pretty much Steven!

    Look at that beautiful landscape that's about to be destroyed by Kindergartens!

    "And this is just a small portion of the resources available for making Gems on this planet."
    Yep, as I said, destroyed for Kindergartens.

    Pearl is smiling because HER DIAMOND IS TOUCHING HER!

    Hbububububbuuhh look at Pearl being happy her Diamond is happy! So many good feelings this episode if you ignore that the Earth is being destroyed behind the scenes!

    They're so happy together!

    Both these faces are a mood.

    "We're not creating life from nothing. We're taking life, and leaving nothing behind."
    Did your Diamond moms not explain how colonization worked?

    She presumably hadn't visited Earth before so yeah, until she actually experienced it she hadn't cared, mainly because of ignorance.

    Sapphire is having a rough time.

    Pearl knows how hard Pink Diamond worked and she's upset that Sapphire doesn't get it but guess what Pearl YOU CAN SPILL ALL THE BEANS NOW!

    "Every freaking day with this kid."

    When you have two giant moms and one says no so you ask the other one...

    ...who also says no. (Oh yeah apparently Blue and Yellow are responsible for the Zoo and not Pink.)

    So it seems like Pink Diamond took her pleas that she'd made to Blue and Yellow and framed it as though Rose had been the one advocating for Earth all along, and that Pink cared just as little as the other Diamonds for organic life.

    I guess if your parents won't listen to you the best thing is to take on a new identity and fight them head on.

    It's all fun and games until somebody starts a war!

    MMMMM but look at that heart trail they left behind!

    "I've only ever heard that it's unheard of."
    But then you have heard about it, haven't you?

    She's got that expression probably because Pearl had to go under her dress to pick her up.

    "FUSION ACTIVATE!"
    That is how you do it, Pearl. 100%.

    Flawless.

    What could have gone wrong?

    Nice job, you dropped your Diamond.

    Got a little ahead of yourself and realized you forgot your place, didn't you Pearl?

    Pearl's got some guts... Trying to fuse with a Diamond.

    "I need to be replaced immediately!'
    Even with such a lax Diamond Pearl still has some Homeworld ingrained in her.

    She does know replacement probably means death and she doesn't seem happy about that.

    "But I've been imagining things."
    Oh yeah Pearl? What's that blush for? What kind of things? ( ͡° ͜Κ– ͡°)

    This new blush across the nose Pearl is sporting in this episode. πŸ‘Œ

    "But I make you so happy anyway!"

    "Isn't that ridiculous? Tell me to stop!"
    Pearl you look so cute and happy, anyone that would tell you to stop would have to be crazy.

    I think Rose is in love.

    OH IT'S OG RAINBOW QUARTZ!

    Eh, kind of.

    Absolutely flawless.

    Two gems alone in the woods doing "very not allowed" activities.

    "That fusion! We never should've left her there with Blue! Who knows what sort of horrible punishment-"
    YEAH YOU'RE RIGHT, MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT!

    GOOD THING SHE MADE IT OUT ALIVE I GUESS!

    HEY anybody else catch the statue crying?

    So part of what Rose was fighting for was the freedom for gems to fuse, to be with the ones they loved. It wasn't just so gems could be free to be themselves, but so that they could be free to love.
    Ahem, to quote The Answer:
    Steven: "What was it? The Answer?"
    Garnet: "Love"

    "And maybe she was foolish, and maybe even selfish."
    OH SELFISH?! YOU THINK MAYBE?! A LITTLE BIT?!

    "How could she not after you swept her off her feet?"
    I don't want to hear anymore about how Pearl isn't gay. As if that suit from Mr. Greg wasn't enough. Smh.

    "What? Me?"
    Yeah you, do you see any other dashing Pearls around?

    "You took her on this whirlwind tour of Earth and then she wanted to live here with you forever!"
    STEVEN.
    That.
    Is.
    GAY.

    ONE MORE NOSE BLUSH FOR THE ROAD EH CREWNIVERSE?

    Feel better now Sapphire?

    Feel good enough to remember something important?

    Oh yeah, Ruby? Your lifelong love? Your 5,000 year fusion partner? Did you forget?

     This house is empty! Yeet!

    Ruby why would you start halfway across the page? I guess without Sapphire you couldn't see that you would run out of room... (Or maybe she wrote Sapphi and then thought she should be more formal since she didn't know if they would be getting back together. Which is a bit sadder, isn't it?)


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