Aivi and Surasshu post: Three tracks from Secret Team

Aivi and Surasshu have given us three tracks from Secret Team. They are:

https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/sets/steven-universe-secret-team

Steven Universe air times for October 20 – 26, 2014

All times are EST.

Monday:
6:45 PM: Space Race

Tuesday:
2:00 PM: An Indirect Kiss
2:15 PM: So Many Birthdays
2:30 PM: Tiger Millionaire
2:45 PM: Beach Party
3:00 PM: Lars and the Cool Kids
3:15 PM: Secret Team
6:45 PM: Mirror Gem

Wednesday:
6:45 PM: Ocean Gem

Thursday:
6:45 PM: Island Adventure

Friday:
6:45 PM: Monster Buddies

Sunday:
6:45 PM: Island Adventure

What could Secret Team mean?

As befitting a character-centric episode, Secret Team gave us some stuff to chew on regarding the history the Crystal Gems have together. It makes us wonder: Just what is the deal with Amethest and Pearl? And where did Garnet come from?

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What we learned from Secret Team

As we said in our immediate reactionSecret Team was long on character and short on lore. We have a bit of character backstory that’s fit to speculate about, but what facts did we get out of this episode?

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Aivi and Surasshu post: Five tracks from Space Race

We’ve gotten five Space Race tracks from Aivi and Surasshu. These tracks include:

 

https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/sets/steven-universe-space-race

Ratings for Secret Team

Secret Team managed quite a feat: Zap2It says the show got 2,462,000 viewers last night, making it the highest-rated episode of the series so far.

Preview for Island Adventure

We have a second preview for Island Adventure (our first being the sneak peak). Maybe Island Adventure should run out and tell all of its friends that it’s the preview master.

 

Aivi and Surasshu post Weatherbomb

Aivi and Surasshu have posted Weatherbomb (1:11) from House Guest. It’s from the climax of the episode, as Steven and Greg try to fix the geode before it fails and lets the synthetic storm loose.

 

https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/steven-universe-weatherbomb

Immediate reaction to Secret Team

Alas, we didn’t get to see any new areas of the temple. A wasted opportunity, perhaps: the temple is enormous, and could feasibly contain just about anything the writers could dream up. Maybe some day we’ll get to see more of it.

This was more of a character episode than a lore episode, so we didn’t learn very much.

As far as music is concerned, however, we’re definitely looking forward to when Secret Team‘s songs are posted.

What to expect from Secret Team

Secret Team airs tomorrow. The preview shows Steven and Amethyst as they are about to cause Pearl to drop a bubble containing gem shards; Amethyst has said Garnet will be mad at Pearl having the bubble, and identifies it as one of Rose Quartz’s (which you can see is distinctively pink, just as Amethyst’s are purple and Pearl’s are white).

This appears to be an episode that will show us a bit more about the temple the Crystal Gems inhabit. Pearl is in her room with the bubble, so when she drops the gem shards they will probably be washed away into the waterfall; a search through the areas the waterfall leads to will probably ensue, and that just wouldn’t be fun if it simply led to Amethyst’s room. They’ll most likely plan for Steven to be the one to re-bubble it, so it will look like Rose’s bubble. We’ll probably also get a little bit more exposition about Rose or the backstory since Pearl will certainly be asked what she was doing with that bubble.

However, a fun thing to watch out for: Garnet will probably find out about their secret team in the end. And if Mr. Burnett wasn’t just being silly… We might see her bury Pearl and Amethyst at the end of the episode, until they learn their lesson. 🙂