Steven Universe air times for September 29 – October 5, 2014

All times are EST and PM.

Monday, 6:45: Beach Party

2:00: Gem Glow
2:15: Arcade Mania
2:30: Lars and the Cool Kids
2:45: Steven and the Stevens
3:00: Mirror Gem
3:15: Ocean Gem
6:45: Rose’s Room

Wednesday, 6:45: Onion Trade

Thursday, 6:45: House Guest

Friday, 6:45: An Indirect Kiss

11:30: Mirror Gem
11:45: Ocean Gem
12:00: Joking Victim
12:15: Lars and the Cool Kids
12:30: An Indirect Kiss
12:45: Coach Steven

11:30: Monster Buddies
11:45: Lion 2: The Movie
12:00: Steven and the Stevens
12:15: Onion Trade
12:30: Beach Party
12:45: Rose’s Room
6:45: House Guest

What the magic mirror could mean

Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem gave us a lot of new information to work with, but as is usually the case we now have even more questions than we did before—very interesting questions that it will be great to have answered as the series goes on.

This post pertains to the magic mirror that gives Mirror Gem its title, and the many questions raised by its existence. Later posts will wonder about the history of the Crystal Gems, and finally wonder what Gem society is like.

If you’ve already had a chance to see the episodes, then please do read on.

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What we learned from Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem

The Steven Crewniverse definitely delivered on the hype that earned Steven Universe its highest ratings yet with the airing of Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem on Thursday. Either one of these episodes by themselves would have been a bombshell. Putting them both together in one week gives us a huge amount of information about Gems to work with.

Read on to see what lore bombs were dropped on us.

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Preview for House Guest

House Guest will air on October 2, 2014 at 6:45 PM EST.

The World of Steven Universe has a preview up, of a vocalized song that plays some time during the episode:

Ratings for Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem

It looks like Steven Universe did pretty well in the ratings on Thursday: Zap2It is reporting 2.335 million viewers for Steven Universe last night, which is a new record for the show.

Let’s all just hope this is a sign of things to come. Mr. Burnett seems to say that we’re going to be getting a much higher pace of heavy-hitting episodes than we’ve been getting in the past, so let’s buckle up and see how high the show can go.

Immediate reaction to Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem

Well, it looks like we won’t be getting our Fortune Telling merit badge any time soon.

Still, these episodes gave us the best kind of look at the lore: they confirmed what we already had been able to guess, and gave us something tantalizing to look out for in future episodes.

So, take this away:

  • The Gem Backstory page has quite a lot of material to fill it out now.
  • We can start a Crystal Gem backstory page now too!
  • Believe the hype.

Saturday will have the more detailed lore implications, so if you missed the episode today you have a bit of time to catch them. Sunday will have the speculation for what it all means, and that post is going to be a big one. 🙂

Aivi and Surasshu post: Overgrown Brambles

Another song from An Indirect Kiss, today we get to listen to Overgrown Brambles (2:24).

What to expect from Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem

Well, tomorrow’s the big day. Steven Universe will complete its first twenty-six episode batch with a two-part bonanza. It’s going to be spectacular.

We know there are twenty-six more episodes of season one and fifty-two episodes of season two coming. However, Cartoon Network initially ordered only twenty-six episodes. You can bet good money that Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem were written so that fans wouldn’t be left feeling cheated if the network declined to continue the series.

So because of that, expect a lot of “whoa” and a fair amount of “holy crap!” Cartoon Network has been running a lot of commercials for the special event, so we can make some guesses. There has also been a leak to help us too. If you’re a brave sort when it comes to spoilers, check out our expectations for the episode starting a few paragraphs below.

If you want to see the episode yourself before you come to the lore mill, then a word on scheduling: after the episode airs we’ll publish a reaction post which will be completely spoiler-free except for some vagaries (it would say things like “we have enough to start a page on Gem culture now!” or “looks like there’s something else for the Technology page”, and there will probably be a “believe the hype”). As usual Friday will be a day off regarding Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem while we process everything, then Saturday will go more in depth on what we’ve learned and Sunday will speculate about what the still-ambiguous stuff means.

Ready? Spoilers below. Ye be warned. Click “Read More” only if you mean it.

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New episode: House Guest will air next week

Steven Universe will continue coming back strong from its long hiatus by airing House Guest on Thursday, Oct 2, 2014. It will air at 6:45 PM EST rather than the usual 6:30, in what looks to be a permanent schedule change.

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After injuring his leg, Greg comes to live with Steven and unintentionally interferes with Steven’s powers.

Cookie Cat by DragonBeak

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This one was too good not to share. Who doesn’t love Cookie Cats? Lion Lickers just can’t cut it. Check out DragonBeak’s Cookie Cat in its full-sized glory on Tumblr!