Answer: Steven’s character development has been throwing off Garnet’s future vision

For a while we’ve been baffled about how very fallible Garnet’s future vision has been presented in some cases and how very effective it’s been in others—see Future Boy Zoltron for an example of her displaying a masterful command over her future vision, for instance.

Ever since Future Vision we’ve more or less had it right: Garnet’s future vision is based on probability, and her understanding of the current conditions is important for her getting the probabilities right. What we’ve been missing has been something to bridge the gap, explaining how Garnet can know all about Frowney in Future Boy Zoltron but be befuddled by Steven’s actions at every turn.

Pool Hopping finally came in to explain, and then dramatically show, the last missing piece. When Garnet is sitting there in the rain, holding the kittens, she still sees all the possible futures that could befall the cats—it’s picking a likely future she can’t do. It’s only after the cats are safe and dry, and Garnet has re-evaluated what kind of behavior she can expect from Steven, that she feels confident again.

It’s as simple as can be, for the most part: Garnet has come to expect Steven to act a certain way, and it’s only after seeing Steven take charge in a small yet touching scenario that she realizes that his desire to take proactive steps is his new likely behavior rather than an improbable occurrence.

Her previous big-ticket failures, at least the most recent ones, are explained as her expecting Steven to continue to act like he did earlier in the series. Whether Garnet’s future vision will prove more accurate in the future of the show remains to be seen, but at least we know why Garnet has been missing some important stuff lately.

Ratings for Pool Hopping

Pool Hopping was watched by 535,000 people when it first aired on TV on Monday. Here’s how Cartoon Network’s other TV premiers did:

  1. Steven Universe at 7:30 PM with 535,000
  2. Ben 10 at 6:00 PM with 526,000
  3. Craig of the Creek at 7:00 PM with 508,000
  4. LEGO Ninjago at 6:15 PM with 457,000

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 188: The Big Show

GC13 and Isabelle discuss The Big Show.

Let’s get one thing out of the way: we need a Sadie Killer and the Suspects album. Obviously the songs that have appeared on the show should be in the second volume of the soundtrack, but we should get more songs to go with them.

Greg’s musical connections have finally paid off: Sunshine Justice may not be a pony, but she apparently has a nice venue. She probably won’t show up at the Beach City concert, but Barb definitely will!

Episode titles for the May 7 two-parter

Someone checking Cartoon Network’s old schedule system has brought us some interesting news: we now have episode titles for the two-parter that will be airing at 7:30 PM on May 7. It will be two separate episodes:

  • A Single Pale Rose
  • Can’t Go Back

Steven Universe air times for April 23-29, 2018

All times are EDT.

6:00 AM: Tiger Millionaire
7:30 PM: Pool Hopping

6:00 AM: Pool Hopping

6:00 AM: Steven’s Lion

6:00 AM: Arcade Mania

6:00 AM: Giant Woman

Unlocked episodes for April 22-28, 2018

Here are the episodes available for viewing without a login on Cartoon Network’s website and app this week.

  • Tiger Philanthropist
  • Doug Out
  • Drop Beat Dad
  • Shirt Club
  • Arcade Mania

Pink Diamond didn’t know about the Cluster

The waters for when exactly the Diamonds decided to destroy Earth have gotten muddy. We’ve always known that the Cluster took a long time to develop, and that the Diamonds had the power to wipe the planet clean of rebellious Gems, so we assumed that the Cluster was only conceived of after Pink’s shattering and the attack was intended to keep the Cluster safe. After Your Mother and Mine, however, things are less clear. It now looks like the decision to destroy Earth was made long before Pink’s shattering, and without her knowledge.

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Ratings for The Big Show

When The Big Show first aired on TV on Monday it was watched by 560,000 people. Here’s how Cartoon Network’s premiers stacked up against each other:

  1. Craig of the Creek at 7:00 PM with 574,000
  2. Steven Universe at 7:30 PM with 560,000
  3. Ben 10 at 6:00 PM with 548,000
  4. LEGO Ninjago at 6:30 PM with 504,000

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 187: Your Mother and Mine

GC13 and Isabelle discuss the first episode of Steven Torpedo 2, Your Mother and Mine.

This episode is all about story time with Garnet, but how accurate is that story? Garnet wasn’t there, and is probably relying on Rose for some pretty crucial information. Plus, is Pink Diamond gone or not?

The saga of Lars and his daring crew continues. Thank goodness they cleared up the whole compliment issue, or Padparadscha might have been sad. 🙁

Steven Universe air times for April 16-22

All times are EDT.

6:00 AM: Frybo
7:30 PM: The Big Show

6:00 AM: The Big Show

6:00 AM: Cat Fingers

6:00 AM: Bubbles Buddies

6:00 AM: Serious Steven