What to expect from Space Race

Tomorrow we get to see Space Race. In the episode preview, we can see Steven and Greg working on a “space ship” that looks suspiciously like a soapbox car with either a sparkler or a firework rocket in the back, presumably after Pearl lamented the loss of her days of traveling the stars.

It’s anyone’s guess where they go with it. We’re sure to have official confirmation that the Crystal Gems themselves are, like Lapis, from another world. Mr. Burnett has indicated that we might even get confirmation that they haven’t left Earth yet, though that might just be implied by Pearl’s lament.

However, like all of the preview clips we don’t have any idea where the meat of the episode is going to come from. Will we get to see the Galaxy Warp for ourselves? Will Pearl resolve to build a spaceship herself? Simply a flashback episode where Pearl explains what it was like?

All of these possibilities are exciting, which is what makes us anticipate this episode so much.

New episode: Secret Team will air on October 16, 2014

Next week Steven Universe will air another brand new episode at 6:45 PM EST: Secret Team.

Secret Team
Steven, Amethyst and Pearl accidentally pop a bubbled gem and form a Secret Team to secretly retrieve the missing shards.

Song of the week: Dad Museum

Greg has been pretty active lately in Steven Universe; he tagged along for Ocean Gem, had a major part in House Guest, and according to the promo will feature prominently in Space Race as well. We say that’s a good thing! To celebrate Greg’s recent activity, Dad Museum is this week’s song of the week.



Steven Universe air times for October 6-12, 2014

All times are EST and PM.

Monday, 6:45: Mirror Gem

2:00: Together Breakfast
2:15: Frybo
2:30: Giant Woman
2:45: Rose’s Room
3:00: Coach Steven
3:15: An Indirect Kiss
6:45: Steven and the Stevens

Wednesday, 6:45: Monster Buddies

Thursday, 6:45: Space Race

Friday, 6:45: Ocean Gem

Sunday, 6:45: Space Race

What could House Guest mean?

So House Guest was kind of a short-and-simple episode as far as anything concrete went, but it was still able to raise a few questions.

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What we learned from House Guest

Well obviously nothing’s going to compete with Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem for a while when it comes to dropping hints about the lore of Steven Universe. However, House Guest did offer up a little bit of wisdom about the show.

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Ratings for House Guest

Steven Universe got another episode above two million viewers last night with House Guest. According to Zap2ItHouse Guest squeaked past that milestone with 2,004,000 viewers.

Preview for Space Race

Space Race will air on October 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM EST.

Here’s a preview via CNPreview:


Immediate reaction to House Guest

That fortune telling merit badge might not be out of our reach yet. While we may have been expecting an episode a bit more focused on Steven and Greg hanging out around the house, our thought process still checked out.

So, what did we get from this episode?

  • The Warp Whistle. It’s always nice to see another piece of technology.
  • The synthetic storm. We’ll count this one as technology too, at least for an honorable mention.
  • Pearl doesn’t just drive cars, she can repair them too.

As usual, once we’ve had time to parse things out in our head, we’ll post up the lore implications and some speculation about what this episode told us.

What to expect from House Guest

With House Guest airing tomorrow, it’s time to wonder what we’re going to see. We know that Greg will move in with Steven while his leg is broken, and we know this will somehow impact Steven’s powers.

After the high-impact two-parter of Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem, we can hope for this to be a gentler episode to ease us back into things. Not that we can expect to go back to the easy-going pace of the first twenty or so episodes; Mr. Burnett says we’ll be getting a faster flow of big episodes now, but it sounds like we’ll still have episodes where we can catch our breath.

One thing that will be interesting to find out is whether Greg interferes with Steven’s powers by making them go haywire, or if they shut them off altogether. It’s probably going to make them go crazy, since Steven doesn’t tend to use the powers at home, but something might come up.

The big question is why Steven doesn’t just use his healing saliva to heal his father’s leg. He was able to accidentally heal Connie’s eyesight by having her drink a little bit of spit, so if he doesn’t at least try to heal a broken leg it will be a bit of a surprise. Steven just seems too nice and eager to help to do something as Machiavellian as not healing his father in order to spend more time with him.

Greg episodes are always a treat, so it will be nice to have an episode that has him around in a primary role a lot. Maybe if we’re really good, the Lore Fairy will even leave an anecdote about Greg and Rose under our pillow.