Immediate reaction to Super Watermelon Island and Gem Drill

We’re back with a two-parter, and both episodes were packed full of stuff (action and introspection). Not to give too much away, but there’s a recurring topic of interest that came up in both episodes, plus some information about homeworld, and a bit more we learned about the watermelon Stevens and the Cluster.

So yes, two very good episodes to think of for new lore-related information. As far as stuff to speculate on, however? We’ll have to mull it. There’s at least one huge plot hook thrown out, but speculating about lore? We’ll see.


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    • Emerald on May 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    That was adorable! I love how they handled the cluster! That was a good comeback to the show we know and love. I wonder what they will do with Jasper, if homeworld finds her will they assume she went rogue like Peridot did and not trust her? Will she join the team? Only time will tell and I can hardly wait!

      • Bugberry on May 13, 2016 at 8:13 am

      While I doubt they’d consider her a traitor, since Peridot made it clear she was lost, she did willingly engage in a fusion with another non-Jasper Gem, and Homeworld learns that, that could be an issue for her.

    • TeHCraZTaHko on May 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I just hope they don’t throw away jasper and she comes back as maybe a recurring antagonist.

    • Pelagop on May 12, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Absolutely amazing start to season 3. Can’t wait to listen to the podcast on it!

    • Bugberry on May 13, 2016 at 8:11 am

    It just occurred to me, now that Steven is using his empathic abilities more, like taking over Watermelons and communicating with the Cluster, this could be the way that he eventually restores the Centipeedle and other corrupted Gems.

    • MeingroessterFan on May 13, 2016 at 9:08 am

    The best thing about these two episodes was Peridot. She was so hilarious all the way through, and then so cute the rest of the time. She has truly solidified her position as best gem for me now.

  1. Am I the only one who has issues with the fact that Steven robbed a sentient being of its agency, then lead many other sentient beings to certain demise?


      • Ken on May 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Nah that really bothered me too.

    • Scott on May 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I really enjoyed both episodes, and am glad they didn’t leave us hanging after Super Watermelon Island. It seems to me that Steven’s moral reasoning is getting more sophisticated. It was very “in character” for Steven to be worried about the Gem Mutants as they were drilling down, and not to want to hurt the Cluster, but he also listened to Peridot when she explained that there were no other choices. I appreciate that Steven was receptive to the argument of the needs of the greater good. I also really liked that Peridot was receptive to Steven’s concerns, but still knew what needed to happen. She’s grown a lot, while still remaining herself. Great job!

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