Immediate reaction to Too Far

Two episodes in a row that tell us a lot about the homeworld’s views. Too Far didn’t spend as much time discussing them as Back to the Barn did, or at least didn’t address them so brutally, but we certainly have plenty to mull over. Plus… Listen. Can you hear it? It… It sounds like a train continuing its journey. 🙂


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    • theunicorngem on October 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Do you know the exact date of the end of this hiatus from this point on-meow?

      • gc13 on October 15, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      It’s not in the next week (so… duh), but beyond that I can’t say anything.

      Also, Cartoon Network has apparently decided that people knowing the schedule is bad for business, so we’ll just have to hope they keep the Crewniverse in the loop about air times better than they have in the past.

        • Jon P on October 15, 2015 at 9:51 pm

        Seriously. As of a few days ago, one of them (I think Lauren) was posting promo art with a caption “Thursday 5:30”.

          • gc13 on October 16, 2015 at 12:27 am

          Even today before the episode Mr. Burnett was saying 5:30.

  1. I came in expecting a screwed up episode and……well I got what i wanted.

  2. Also, now we have to worry about people doing Perthyst… or Amidot. Or something.

    Seriously, though, those last few moments were pretty excellent.

      • 0xalis on October 15, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      it’s already happening


    • Irvin on October 16, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Liked this episode a lot. Peridot is so darn cute! Great info she keeps giving out.. Era 1 drill, amethyst hole is 500 years younger than the rest

      • admung on October 16, 2015 at 2:01 am

      That’s “500 years newer”, meaning she came out 500 years after she was supposed to – hence her being called “overcooked” before.

    • treetown on October 16, 2015 at 7:36 am

    This is a very interesting episode – and again like Back to the Barn and the other episodes in this arc well written. The Peridot redemption arc is taken slowly – and this is important – it makes no sense for her to switch whole heartedly in just one episode – and this slow process, literally kicking and screaming, is actually a good lesson for the many kids who do watch the show. Is she intrinsically evil? No, but her upbringing and all that she has known has taught her to behave in the certain way. She gradually realizes as she works and is exposed more and more to others that what she believed were hard and fast truths are in fact wrong and limiting not only others but herself. Ultimately she will realize that she could be more than just a “peridot” even that is her desire in life.

    What may be unappreciated is that the CG also show tolerance. As much as they do find many of Peridot’s actions distasteful, they also do their best because they realize that she does bring knowledge and technical experience – without her, stopping the Cluster would be much harder if not impossible. Note also she provided the helpful suggestion of adapting the Injector drill head rather than forging their own. This was NO accident and a deliberate plot point. While it gives the creators an excuse to go back to the Kindergarten and reveal more Amethyst backstory and it also shows the Peridot can make important contributions to the overall effort.

    • Scott on October 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I really enjoyed this episode, and definitely appreciated Peridot learning to care about other people’s feelings. It did feel to me, however, that Amethyst had regressed a bit in her own progress. She was more than happy for Peridot to say really mean/awful things about Garnet, and Stephen, but then once it came to her, it wasn’t so funny anymore. I think that’s a good lesson to show, because that happens so often in real life, and I hope in a future episode Amethyst owns up to her own mistakes too. On the bright side, when Amethyst felt bad before, she used to physically attack people, and this time she just got mad and withdrew, so I guess that’s still progress!

    • ArtisticCatalyst on October 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I really enjoy how Peridot handled the situation and the same with Amethyst. She didn’t lash out at Peridot like she did with Pearl. Just goes to show how far Amethyst has come. The same with Peridot. She’s slowly learning how to handle herself around the Crystal Gems. I like how Peridot called them Earthlings and that we got some explanation for Homeworld’s view on the gems and the Quartz gem-types.

    • Cole on October 17, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I believe at the moment that, a plot point to help peridot redeem her self is, she is going to fuse with a gem ( I’m assuming amethyst at this point ) and she is going to realize that fusion isn’t as barbaric as she thought. This will help to cement her position in the gems and she’ll understand where they are coming from since she shared thoughts with whoever it may be.

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