What we learned from Barn Mates

A character-driven episode always leaves us without much lore to look at, but in this case we got some characterization that might also tell us a bit about the Gem homeworld. After all, what is the homeworld except for a large collection of characters that we currently don’t know much about?

The Roaming Eye

It’s hard to tell if the homeworld’s new scout is an upgrade or not, but it certainly has maneuverability that the Red Eye lacked. With it only showing up briefly, at the end, it’s not something we can say much about. Its presence is another indication of the homeworld’s capabilities though: they can send much larger machines to Earth than just the plug robonoids from Marble Madness.

Lapis Lazuilis and Peridots

Before the smaller-than-average lake is created, Peridot mentions that Lapis Lazulis typically like water and flying. It’s not a very deep observation, considering that it’s about a Gem type that can fly and control water, but Peridot’s belief that she can divine Lapis’s preferences without knowing her individually is at least interesting—even if Peridot is obviously not the most socially adept Gem on the show.

In fact, we really learn more about how Peridot thinks from this episode, and by extension we can at least guess as to how Peridots normally think. The whole episode she’s attempting to analyze the problem logically, though she doesn’t understand social issues well at all; when apologizing to Lapis she assumes that any Gem would forgive her for seeking out interesting information, and perhaps even assumes Lapis would be flattered to have such alluring knowledge.

Peridot is a natural technician: it makes sense that this would be how she thinks.

Camp Pining Hearts

After Steven told Peridot that there weren’t any more episodes of Camp Pining Hearts in Log Date 7 15 2, you could have been forgiven for speculating that that would be the end of Peridot’s addiction to the show. After all, she watched a single episode for seventy-eight hours, so what would she do with the entire series?

Apparently she’s learned to watch responsibly, and has seen the entire series on DVD. It may not seem important, but it’s Camp Pining Hearts: doesn’t that mean anything to you?


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    • Something Witty on May 28, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    No spoilers here…but…a point in the Jasper redemption corner next episode. Just wait.

    • SUfan on May 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Actually it’s called a “Roaming Eye” and unlike the Red Eye it was manned….Er, Rubied.

      • gc13 on May 29, 2016 at 12:06 am

      You’re just going to have to accept that I’ll call the roaming eye a roving eye sometimes. There’s a part of me that deeply, deeply wants to refer to Sworn to the Sword as Steven the Sword Fighter too, and sometimes it manages to take control of the keyboard.

        • SUfan on May 29, 2016 at 12:41 am


      1. I have a theory on Steven vs Amethyst

  1. Fun fact about the ruby emerging from the space thing: it’s a reference to Dragonball Z.

    Unless you knew that already, then I’m just a slow boy.

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