Immediate reaction to When it Rains

Well this episode turned out to be just about everything we could have possibly hoped for. We learned so much, got a lot of character development packed into a very short time without feeling overwhelming, and got some serious promises for what’s going to happen next.

It’s just… Wow. There was an idle prediction made about the Cluster, but it’s tough to realize that it was right.

A special shout-out to the responders to our Tumblr post about predictions for When it Rains: everyone was in agreement that Steven and Peridot would bond well, and they did. No fake-outs from the Crewniverse this time. Go team, and GO GREEN MOM!


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    • Something Witty on October 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    We were NOT ready for the Cluster info…like…how in the world will they possibly beat it… Throw the dang thing into the sun, probably… The fusion experiments are looking very derpy in this episode. Also one of them had an almost proper face. And it seems that Peridot’s Gem is drawn with corners instead of being a smooth curved triangle shape now. I hope that they throw the Cluster into the sun, and that during Season 3B it comes back, properly melted into a real Gem by the sun’s heat, and that it’s around the size of the Temple Fusion. Big multicolored comet crashes into Beach City.

    It sucks that the Geode wasn’t involved, sorry Sofia.

      • gc13 on October 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      It would have been too magnificent for the Geode to be involved.

      I wonder, though: how do you plan to throw the Cluster into the sun while it’s incubating at the center of the Earth? (Score another point for Ronaldo, by the way.)

        • Something Witty on October 2, 2015 at 4:37 am

        I sort of want all the Gems to try and bubble it at once. Or I guess carry the still inactive Gem-form of the thing to the surface so it won’t form INSIDE the earth.

        It’s just…the thing is like the size of the whole north eastern part of america…how would you even smash it back into small Gem Shards before the whole thing reformed? You’d have millions of Gem monsters attacking even if you managed to break it up…

        Plus let’s not even mention the lasting effects of having a massive Cluster-Gemstone-shaped pit underneath what must be hundreds of cities and towns.

        • LaQueesha on October 2, 2015 at 11:27 am

        since the shooting star was never used they could use it to blow up cluster before its even ready to hatch .

    • theunicorngem on October 1, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Nuh-uh! Dorito Mom!! With limes!! rawr……

      • Manny Fresh on October 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Sorry, I think you mean key lime pie mom.

        • theunicorngem on October 1, 2015 at 9:25 pm

        Haha!!!!! Greens Mom!!!!! Meow!!

    • SoupahMario on October 1, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Here’s a wall of text about my theories from this episode. Like, how many gems are even in the cluster, and what homeworld is. (I used hard facts, so I think my results are decently accurate.)
    Also, I’m copying and pasting this from another website written to a different audience, if anything confuses you about how it was written.
    And yes, I do think too much into this show.

    “So, the size of the cluster basically confirms the theory that there’s more than one “Homeworld”.
    And I do some complicated math to find out how many gems it even consists of.

    In Ocean Gem, we see Lapis look up at four stars close to each other, one yellow, one blue, one white, and one pink.

    This is when the theory came up that four planets make up Homeworld.

    Given the size of the Cluster’s Gem in the hologram that was inside earth, that looks bigger than a normal US state.
    Believe it or not, if all humans currently living stood shoulder to shoulder, it would add up to the size of Nevada. (Or so I’ve heard. I think it was Nevada…) If a gem’s gem is (what I suppose to be) 5% of their holographic form, then… That’s a lot of complicated math to get the most accurate answer.

    Twenty times the population of humans on earth all make up the Cluster, at the very least.
    The current population on earth, given from this place, is 7,276,379,000.

    Multiply this by 20, and you get a shocking 14,552,758,000.


    That means that each planet of Homeworld is either really, really, REALLY BIG if it’s as dispersed as earth is, or they all live like tuna.
    Or homeworld is stationed at thousands of other planets in the galaxy.
    Or a ton of other possibilities that I’m too impatient to think of.”

  1. Whoa. I knew the cluster was huge, but, jeez, I didn’t think it would destroy the earth if it formed. That’s scary. That’s real scary.

    • treetown1 on October 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    This was a great episode. It showed us how far Steven has come and how far he has yet to go. He is not yet ready to taken on gem monsters by himself.
    It showed how he and the CG complement each other. They are more accomplished fighters but lack the ability to get Peridot to open up .
    We now know the great threat – but unlike others I don’t think the answer will be some climatic battle.
    The prior episodes especially centipeedle and the key point that Rose tried but failed to heal the wounded gems, all seem to point that Steven is destined to solve this problem. He’ll “cure” the wounded gems and that cure will offer the solution to the Cluster.

    • LaQueesha on October 1, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    adventure time hole in earth is cluster hatched ━╤デ╦︻(▀̿̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿)

      • Something Witty on October 2, 2015 at 4:38 am

      Oh my god…I didn’t even think of that…

    • ArtisticCatalyst on October 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I don’t know why, but I can’t let go of the Geode. I feel like it’s too good of a piece to let go. When Peridot pulled up all the forced fusion experiments, that’s a lot of shards from the war. If they manage to ever get all those experiments’ gems bubbled, what would happen to them? This episode was amazing for lore, but I loved how we got to see how far Steven has come and how far he still has to go.

      • Something Witty on October 2, 2015 at 4:39 am

      Maybe the Geode is like, the entrance point. Like where the Cluster’s energy is starting to pour out.

    • Something Witty on October 2, 2015 at 4:46 am

    So Back to the Barn is gonna be the Gems building robots, possibly to deal with the Cluster somehow.

    And I can only imagine that Gem Drill is going to be one part of our two part finale where they finally deal with the Cluster.

    My prediction? I don’t think we’re actually going to see the Cluster in full form. I think they’re gonna break it before that can happen.

    Also, it seems that Garnet underestimated just how many fallen Gems they were unable to find…

    • Something Witty on October 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Oh! GC I had something for you! A little theory I saw online. Some people are pointing out the design of Peridot’s hair is a diamond because of her loyalty to Yellow Diamond. But in the last two episodes, her hair has started to split a little.

    Some could argue that this was due to stress and was just how she was drawn, but even in non-stressful situations in “When it Rains” her hair was still split in the exact same way consistently.

    The theory is that as she grows closer to Steven and the Crystal Gems, her hair will split and eventually become a star shape.

    Just a fun thought~

    • Runi Sardonyx on October 2, 2015 at 9:37 am

    There’s at least 2 scheduled episodes about the gems going to the moon. I feel like that might have something to do with the cluster. What if it does hatch?

    • LaQueesha on October 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I love optimistic peridot

    • LaQueesha on October 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    im getting an invader zim vibe from peridot

    • Emerald on October 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I will always miss Peridot being a saturday morning cartoon villian. But I do love that she bonded with Steven so quickly. It makes me super excited to find out what is going to happen! I wonder how they will stop the cluster now that we know what it is for sure. Any ideas guys?

    • Sophie on October 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    That ending!

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