Newsrama recently did an “interview” with Steven (the character), with Ms. Sugar providing the answers. Mostly it’s an interesting look at some fun minor characterization that probably won’t make it into the show, but it is dropped that Steven still can’t heal people after the events of House Guest.
As far as for what could be coming next in the series, we have this interesting exchange:
Steven: I dunno, I guess anything could happen, that’s usually how it is! I met a new Gem recently, her name was Lapis Lazuli and she seemed really cool! She flew away to the Gem Homeworld!
Pearl: Steven, please. Look, stranger. There’s nothing to worry about. Earth is an independent planet, and Lapis Lazuli couldn’t possibly have made it all the way home.
Steven: What? Oh no, oh Pearl, you really think so?
Pearl: Or, well, Steven, I’m sure she did, yes, right, she definitely made it back, I’m sure she’s… having a really fun time… telling everyone… nothing!
Fascinating. It doesn’t sound like we were far from the mark when we predicted the Crystal Gems were worried that Lapis could cause some serious trouble for them. Maybe Warp Tour will shed some light on why they were worried about the Galaxy Warp despite their insistence that Lapis couldn’t have made it home with just her wings.
Finally: an independent planet? What a tease. 😎