A character-driven episode always leaves us without much lore to look at, but in this case we got some characterization that might also tell us a bit about the Gem homeworld. After all, what is the homeworld except for a large collection of characters that we currently don’t know much about?
The Roaming Eye
It’s hard to tell if the homeworld’s new scout is an upgrade or not, but it certainly has maneuverability that the Red Eye lacked. With it only showing up briefly, at the end, it’s not something we can say much about. Its presence is another indication of the homeworld’s capabilities though: they can send much larger machines to Earth than just the plug robonoids from Marble Madness.
Lapis Lazuilis and Peridots
Before the smaller-than-average lake is created, Peridot mentions that Lapis Lazulis typically like water and flying. It’s not a very deep observation, considering that it’s about a Gem type that can fly and control water, but Peridot’s belief that she can divine Lapis’s preferences without knowing her individually is at least interesting—even if Peridot is obviously not the most socially adept Gem on the show.
In fact, we really learn more about how Peridot thinks from this episode, and by extension we can at least guess as to how Peridots normally think. The whole episode she’s attempting to analyze the problem logically, though she doesn’t understand social issues well at all; when apologizing to Lapis she assumes that any Gem would forgive her for seeking out interesting information, and perhaps even assumes Lapis would be flattered to have such alluring knowledge.
Peridot is a natural technician: it makes sense that this would be how she thinks.
Camp Pining Hearts
After Steven told Peridot that there weren’t any more episodes of Camp Pining Hearts in Log Date 7 15 2, you could have been forgiven for speculating that that would be the end of Peridot’s addiction to the show. After all, she watched a single episode for seventy-eight hours, so what would she do with the entire series?
Apparently she’s learned to watch responsibly, and has seen the entire series on DVD. It may not seem important, but it’s Camp Pining Hearts: doesn’t that mean anything to you?