GC13 and Ken discuss one of the giants of Steven Universe: Giant Woman. This one sits near the top of a lot of “best of” lists, and with good reason. It’s the episode that introduced us to fusion, and that ultra-powerful, stone-cold Betty: Opal.
There’s a lot to consider about this episode now that we’ve seen more of the series. Did Garnet bring the rock for Steven specifically because of her future vision? Was the giant bird representative of what happens when several of the same gem fuse? Now that Amethyst and Pearl are (hopefully) closer, could we see a two-armed Opal in the future?
Giant Woman is definitely one of the greats though, and so it was fun to finally reach #12 on the retro list.
Since it got brought up, make sure to check out our recent post about why you shouldn’t worry about Steven Universe’s future. The next time you see someone worried that the show might be cancelled, you let them know why everything’s going to be fine.
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