Steven Universe got another episode above two million viewers last night with House Guest. According to Zap2It, House Guest squeaked past that milestone with 2,004,000 viewers.
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.
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.
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.
Steven attempts to build a spaceship to let Pearl revisit the wonders of the cosmos.
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.
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.