Song of the week: Amalgam

We have long speculated over exactly how Rose contributes to Steven’s personality. Now we know that Rose is half of Steven—much like a Gem fusion. It shouldn’t be hard to see why Amalgam is our song of the week this week!


Steven Universe air times for December 8-14, 2014

All times are EST.

6:45 PM: Monster Buddies

2:00 PM: Together Breakfast
2:15 PM: Bubble Buddies
2:30 PM: Serious Steven
2:45 PM: Arcade Mania
3:00 PM: Lion 3: Straight to Video
3:15 PM: Giant Woman
6:45 PM: An Indirect Kiss

6:45 PM: Joking Victim

6:45 PM: Mirror Gem

6:45 PM: Ocean Gem

What could Lion 3: Straight to Video mean?

Alright, we’ve gone over what we know for sure about Lion 3: Straight to Video. Now it’s time to get down into the speculative stuff. There’s a Chekhov’s Gun just waiting to be fired, and probably some more foreshadowing for stuff that will be more fully revealed later.

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What we learned from Lion 3: Straight to Video

This was definitely a lore episode, or at least one that made sure to give us a hefty package of it. It wasn’t overburdened though: like the other good lore episodes, Lion 3: Straight to Video is going to make us work for our understanding of the series, and we probably won’t fully appreciate what it hints at until later in the season.

Of course we still got some facts for immediate redemption. It wouldn’t be any fun otherwise.

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Ratings for Lion 3: Straight to Video

Still improving, Lion 3: Straight to Video pulled in 1,921,000 viewers according to ShowBuzz Daily.

That’s the last we’ll be seeing for the ratings of the show until 2015 when we get back to new premiers.

Immediate reaction to Lion 3: Straight to Video

We wanted characterization, and I think we got a lot of it. If you’re a lore aficionado then you should be very pleased by the episode. We didn’t learn enough to really edit the Backstory page, and the concrete lore we’ve learned is also rather low, but this week we’ve got a lot of fodder for the speculation mill. So much fodder…

Also: classic Pearl. 🙂

What to expect from Lion 3: Straight to Video

This one has the potential to be quite strong in characterization, if not lore. Up until now in the series, we’ve only known Rose from images and others’ memories of her (though we’ve also heard her voice, it was merely the tiny floating whale using it for five words).

That all might change after this episode. If you look at the promo image for Lion 3: Straight to Video, you can see Steven clutching what appears to be a video tape. We know that Rose Quartz’s voice actress has been in the studio (she even recorded a song, and we might just get to hear it this episode), so could we finally get to see some of her in motion? If that isn’t enough reason to get hyped, we don’t know what is.

Song of the week: After These Messages

So we had a week without Steven. That’s alright: we get to see a new episode this week! And even though we’ll have at least one week off after Lion 3: Direct to Video airs, we know Steven will come back to us yet again… After These Messages.

Steven Universe air times for December 1-7, 2014

All times are EST.

6:30 PM: Fusion Cuisine
6:45 PM: Serious Steven

2:00 PM: Laser Light Cannon
2:15 PM: Gem Glow
2:30 PM: Cheeseburger Backpack
2:45 PM: Cat Fingers
6:30 PM: Island Adventure
6:45 PM: Steven’s Lion

6:30 PM: Monster Buddies
6:45 PM: Space Race

6:30 PM: Lion 3: Straight to Video
6:45 PM: Watermelon Steven

6:30 PM: Garnet’s Universe
6:45 PM: An Indirect Kiss

6:45 PM: Island Adventure

Ratings for Watermelon Steven

We finally have the numbers for Watermelon Steven. If the ratings for Garnet’s Universe were impressive considering the fact that the network wasn’t on Dish, Watermelon Steven should be amazing: 1,828,000 viewers according to TV Media Insights.

All episodes from now on will be with the network situation back to normal (here’s to hoping they negotiate a more long-term contract), so expect to be back above two million from now on.