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GC13 and Sophia discuss the latest emotional hammer blow from Steven Universe: Storm in the Room. Some things are just too heavy to deal with right after you’ve got back from the spa.
Continuing pretty much right on from The New Crystal Gems, we transition from light to heavy. Connie is really worried about her mother, but at least she has one—Steven’s situation is far more complicated, and the comparison is certainly intended.
If anyone with a good sports commentator voice wants to do any commentary over Rose’s football skills, by the way, you can very much be our guest.
I don’t think the early part with Connie’s mom was there just to set up Steven’s issue, we haven’t seen Dr. Maheswaran since Nightmare Hospital and while we know that she’s okay with Connie’s adventurous activities, here we actually got to see her be somewhat involved with Connie’s life and she didn’t even act judgmental toward Steven.
Rose’s tired expression was based on how Steven has always seen her, stoic and calm. She has this expression in her portrait, the statues of her at her fountain, ect. The more lively, less serene Rose we’ve seen has always been in flashbacks that Steven hasn’t been able to see.
I don’t think the Room has a mind of its own. The ending to his golf game could just have been a possible ending Steven thought of subconsciously, just as Room Rose’s words at the end of this episode could have just been Steven’s subconscious comforting him. For example, Room Connie in Open Book dressed how Steven imagined she would, not literally how Connie would have. The only possible evidence of the Room having the ability to store information Steven doesn’t have is that the tiny pink cloud whale had Rose’s voice, well before he first heard her in the video tape she left.
I’d love to commentate over the football scene, but I don’t think that I have the right voice for that.