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GC13, Sophia, and Hunter discuss Ocean Gem, the second half of Steven Universe’s mid-season finale.
While we may not know much about Lapis yet, even after another full season, imagine how much worse it would have been to have the series end on Ocean Gem. Not only would we still be in the dark about a whole lot of questions we now know the answers to (especially about the homeworld), we wouldn’t have any hope of learning more about Lapis.
Plus we have to call out how great the music was in this episode. Steven Universe’s music is consistently good, but this episode really had some top-grade tracks.
Maybe you all should do a Gravity falls podcast
you may be on to something
Sophia, Hunter ur alive!!! i thought u guys died or quit da podcast
I’m a fan of the show!
And you listen to us for some reason. 😉
Exactly gc I’m a fan of you guys
I consider myself to be a fan of both the show and your podcast 🙂
Also someone (i can’t remember who) posted a analysis of the fight scene, specifying how each gem did against there water counterpart. I’m going to paraphrase cause i can’t remember it much. Amethyst seemed to lose after fighting for a bit cause she didn’t think too much about the battle. Pearl seemed to be (quit literally) equal to he waterform self, fighting off the water-pearl with a bit of strain. Garnet seemed to be equal match for her water counterpart, but looked like she had the upper hand during the battle, possibly due to future vision, maybe.
Garnet’s battle was her getting sucker-punched and then have her attack that did land amount for nothing. Pearl’s clone was the only one that had to escalate in order to keep up.
Regarding Gem politics, while we know the Diamonds are the absolute dominant power, we don’t yet know how they interact with each other. Do the Diamonds cooperate efficiently, or do they vie for influence constantly?
Anime loves to do the thing were the opening plays during the final episode, but my favorite example is in Kill la Kill, where both the 1st and 2nd opening play during the final battle in addition to the main character’s theme, and the ending uses a longer version of the 1st ending.
I don’t know when exactly the decision to expand to a 52-episode order was made, but I would imagine that there was a contingency plan to have a more conclusive ending had the series been scheduled to end. Even something as small as removing the “What does this mean for us?” / “We wait…” exchange, which would frankly be evil in a series finale.
My guess as to who imprisoned Lapis is Rose. As you noted, Pearl was completely unfamiliar with Lapis, but Lapis immediately knew of the Crystal Gems and hated them. That doesn’t strike me as anyone who ever was on their side.
I also find it suspicious that the mirror was found at the Galaxy Warp. From the looks of that location, it’s not the kind of place where things are regularly stored, so the mirror must have ended up their as the Homeworld Gems were evacuating to Homeworld.