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.

New episode: Space Race will air on October 9, 2014

The schedule change does seem to be permanent, with Steven Universe now having just the 6:45 PM EST time slot to make room for more shows in the block.

Space Race
Steven attempts to build a spaceship to let Pearl revisit the wonders of the cosmos.

Get hyped.

“Thank You Steven” by Solstice-Rose


We have been eagerly awaiting the chance to post some Lapis Lazuli fan art. Ain’t she a Gem? Check it out on Deviant Art.

The wider Gem world after Ocean Gem

Now we come to our final bit of speculation after the airing of Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem (first we talked about what we learned about Gem technology, then what we learned about the Crystal Gems themselves). Finally we come to the big question: what might Gemkind be like?

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Song of the week: Desert Glass

Because the events of Ocean Gem temporarily turned Beach City into Desert City, this week we recognize Desert Glass as our song of the week.



The Crystal Gems after Ocean Gem

As an important milestone episode, Ocean Gem gave us some information to chew on. We’ve already discussed the implications of the magic mirror, and tomorrow we’ll talk about what Gem society might be like, but today we’ll be talking about the Crystal Gems and what their history might be.

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Aivi and Surasshu post: Three tracks from Mirror Gem

Aivi and Surasshu have posted three tracks from Mirror Gem. The tracks include:


Steven Universe air times for September 29 – October 5, 2014

All times are EST and PM.

Monday, 6:45: Beach Party

2:00: Gem Glow
2:15: Arcade Mania
2:30: Lars and the Cool Kids
2:45: Steven and the Stevens
3:00: Mirror Gem
3:15: Ocean Gem
6:45: Rose’s Room

Wednesday, 6:45: Onion Trade

Thursday, 6:45: House Guest

Friday, 6:45: An Indirect Kiss

11:30: Mirror Gem
11:45: Ocean Gem
12:00: Joking Victim
12:15: Lars and the Cool Kids
12:30: An Indirect Kiss
12:45: Coach Steven

11:30: Monster Buddies
11:45: Lion 2: The Movie
12:00: Steven and the Stevens
12:15: Onion Trade
12:30: Beach Party
12:45: Rose’s Room
6:45: House Guest

What the magic mirror could mean

Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem gave us a lot of new information to work with, but as is usually the case we now have even more questions than we did before—very interesting questions that it will be great to have answered as the series goes on.

This post pertains to the magic mirror that gives Mirror Gem its title, and the many questions raised by its existence. Later posts will wonder about the history of the Crystal Gems, and finally wonder what Gem society is like.

If you’ve already had a chance to see the episodes, then please do read on.

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What we learned from Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem

The Steven Crewniverse definitely delivered on the hype that earned Steven Universe its highest ratings yet with the airing of Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem on Thursday. Either one of these episodes by themselves would have been a bombshell. Putting them both together in one week gives us a huge amount of information about Gems to work with.

Read on to see what lore bombs were dropped on us.

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