Alexandrite by rekka-jetti


Alexandrite is definitely an interesting fusion.  Here’s to hoping we learn more about her later. In the mean time, check out this drawing of her on rekka-jetti’s DeviantArt page.

New episode: Watermelon Steven will air on November 20, 2014

This is going to be an interesting one. Steven was on quite the roll with discovering powers, and it looks like he’s going to add another one to the list. Check it out on November 20, at 6:45 PM EST.

Watermelon Steven
Steven discovers a new power when he grows a patch of Steven-shaped watermelons!

Song of the week: Let Me Out

Alexandrite isn’t like other fusions (at least the two-Gem fusions we’re familiar with, Opal and Sugilite). Being forced to eat food, Pearl desperately wanted out of the fusion. Her need was so great that we’ve made Let Me Out our song of the week.

Steven Universe air times for November 10-16, 2014

All times are EST.

6:45 PM: Secret Team

6:45 PM: Keep Beach City Weird!

6:45 PM: Space Race

6:45 PM: Garnet’s Universe

6:45 PM: Fusion Cuisine

6:45 PM: Garnet’s Universe

What could Fusion Cuisine mean?

Fusion Cuisine wasn’t just our first look at a three-Gem fusion (though it was definitely very interesting to see). It brings up interesting questions about how Gem fusion works, and about the Crystal Gems’ past. We even have more people wondering about Garnet in particular.

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What we learned from Fusion Cuisine

Given its name, you can’t be surprised that Fusion Cuisine gave us a bit of information about gem fusions to chew on—that should be no spoiler at all. It was definitely a novel kind of fusion, and it seems to have novel effects to go along with it. Opal and Sugilite gave us one set of expectations, and Alexandrite seems to challenge them.

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Ratings for Fusion Cuisine

Is seems that the ratings for Cartoon Network without Dish Network have found their bottom. Showbuzz Daily has Steven Universe putting up ratings similar to last week, at about 1,458,000 viewers for Fusion Cuisine. We’ll see a huge spike in the numbers for the series just as soon as this contract issue gets worked out.

Preview for Garnet’s Universe

We still wish Garnet was our mother. The preview for Garnet’s Universe is up, and we get to listen to Steven the Storyteller:

Immediate reaction to Fusion Cuisine

Right about the motives for the Crystal Gems to fuse? You bet we were!

We may not have gotten to see them in the actual act of fusing, but boy was Alexandrite’s behavior interesting. She doesn’t quite fit in with how Opal and Sugilite acted, so yet again we’re waiting for the series to progress more to see if she’s an exception or if the rule is different than we thought it was.

What to expect from Fusion Cuisine

A while ago we were promised mothers in Beach City. Expect Fusion Cuisine to follow through on that promise and show us what Connie’s mother looks like.

This episode should be about all three of the Crystal Gems fusing together to pretend to be Steven’s mother. Presumably Garnet’s rather interesting method of conversation is one of the catalysts for the fusion: each Crystal Gem has her flaws, so Steven hopes that by combining them together he’ll get all of their best traits in one Gem.

Expect that not to go so well, if the original name for this episode was in fact Fusion Crime. If there are severe personality problems then it’s probably too early for Steven to use his fusion powers to fuse with the resulting Gem and stabilize it, but anything is possible.

We’ll be watching to see how a multi-fusion works: will all three of them fuse at the same time, or will two fuse first then the third will fuse with the resulting fusion Gem?