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Speaker Dialogue
[Open on beach near Crystal Temple]
Steven *singing* Hey Mr. Postman, bring me a post, bring me the post that I love the most. *stops singing as Jamie appears* Huh? *gasps* My song came true! *excitedly* Do you have a package for me today?
Jamie Hold on. *opens bag* Let me see what I've got here. *takes out package* Did you order a loaf of bread with a stamp on it?
Steven No.
Jamie *pulls out envelope* Did you order a jury summons for R.J. Finkle?
Steven That's not me, I'm Steven.
Jamie Oh, right, right, right, Steven! *pulls out a package* Here it is, Steven Universe.
Steven *looks at package* Ha! This thing is gonna help me save the world.
Jamie Really? It says it's from Wacky Sacks Supply Company.
Steven Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl think I shouldn't go on magic adventures because I don't know how to use my Gem powers—
Jamie That seems reasonable.
Steven But there are other ways I can help.
Jamie With a Wacky Sack?
Steven Exactly!
Jamie Do you know how you can save my world? *takes out signature pad* Sign here, please.
Steven Aah! *writes his name*
Jamie Barb yells at me if I don't get signatures.
Steven That's awful. *light glows from Steven's house* Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl are back! *takes package and runs up stairs*
Jamie Wait, Steven! What is a Wacky Sack?!
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
Steven *enters house* Huh?
Garnet *covered in feathers* Hello, Steven.
Pearl Amethyst, we do not need that! It's not going to fit in the fridge!
Amethyst What? I got this.
(She slowly slides a tray out of the fridge, spilling the milk and dropping the bagels, and puts in the giant egg.)
Amethyst Look, it fits! *slams refrigerator door* (A crack is heard from the inside.) Oh, man. We can make a big omelet, or a quiche, or big sunny side ups!—
Pearl *makes a face* *to Steven* We fought a giant bird. We're only here for a second, we've got to go back out.
Steven What? *holds package* Why?
Pearl *shows Steven the statue* We have to place this Moon Goddess Statue on the top of the Lunar Sea Spire before midnight. Without it, the whole place will fall apart! Oh, Steven, you should have seen the spire in its heyday. *projects hologram of the Sea Spire* It was an oasis for Gems on Earth. It's abandoned now, but we can still save it with this statue!
Steven Wha? *eyes turn into star shaped* That's perfect!
Pearl What? Why?
Steven Because I can help carry it for you in this! *takes backpack out of package and makes sound effects*
Pearl A hamburger?
Steven It's a Cheeseburger Backpack, shaped like a cheeseburger! Aww, I blew it. *puts it on shoulder* I was just going to wear it one day, and you guys would be like, "Dang, Steven, that's so cool." But this is obviously important Gem business.
Pearl Yes, so you should let us take care of it.
Steven What? I'm a Gem! *lifts up shirt and points to gemstone*
Pearl But you've still got a lot to learn.
Amethyst So, let him come! *waves hands* It'll be educational.
Pearl Hmm, alright. *hands statue to Steven* You can carry it in your hamburger.
Steven Hmm. *opens backpack* Check this out! Everything's a pocket! Even the cheese is a pocket! I could fit a lot more stuff in here. Give me a minute. I'll pack extra supplies.
(Steven goes to fridge and puts bagels in his backpack, then he goes to his closet and puts two sweaters, an inflatable raft, and a kite in as well. After that, he goes to his room and steps on a stuffed animal.)
Steven *gasps, then laughs* Mr. Queasy! *shakes the plush doll and laughs* You're definitely gonna come in handy! *removes first aid kit and stuffs it in*
Pearl Steeeven, let's gooo!
Steven Coming! *walks down stairs and onto the warp pad*
Pearl Woah, Steven, did you bring your whole room?
Amethyst Back that thang up.
Garnet Let's warp. (A blue light flashes from the pad but doesn't cover Steven's stomach.)
Amethyst Suck it in, Steven! (Steven inhales, pulling his stomach in.)
[Trans. Int. Warp Pad]
Pearl Do you remember how to do this? (Steven starts floating and laughing and his head goes out of the warp stream.) Keep your head in. *pulls his head in* Come on.
[Trans. Ext. Lunar Sea Spire]
(The Gems land, Steven falls down, then looks at Sea Spire.)
Steven Whoa, the Sea Spire!
(The Gems sigh as a piece of the Spire falls off.)
Pearl It wasn't like this a hundred years ago.
Garnet I'm sensing structural instability.
Steven Oh, yeah. *crack forms around him* That's never good.
Pearl Gah, Steven! *piece begins to fall*
Steven What? (Pearl jumps up and saves Steven.)
Pearl Alright, hold on. We're taking Steven back! *hugs Steven*
(Steven leaps off her and takes Mr. Queasy out of his backpack.)
Steven Oh, Mr. Queasy! *laughs*
Pearl Steven! This place is your heritage. I want you to stay and help, but you really got to take this seriously! Can you do that, Steven?
Steven You got it, dude! *sticks tongue out*
Pearl Yesss...
Garnet Enough, we have to move. (The Gems run up the cliff then Garnet comes to a stop.)
Amethyst What's the hold-up? We can clear this easily.
Garnet No. The magic that sustains the whirlpool creates a vortex that will pull us below. (Garnet throws a rock and it is pulled down.)
Pearl So we can't jump?
Steven Oh, wait! *pulls out sweaters from backpack*
Amethyst What are those for?
Steven They were for keeping warm, *ties them together* but check it out.
(Steven whips one end through the window and catches the other end. Steven takes a deep breath and jumps.)
Amethyst Steven!
Pearl Wait! (Steven gets pulled down by the vortex.)
Amethyst He's getting sucked down!
Gems Steven!
Steven Cheeseburger! *manages to land unharmed*
Amethyst Steven! Way to go! C'mon, guys! (She summons her whip, grabs Pearl and Garnet, and whips it through the window.) Steven style! (Amethyst climbs up and brings the rest into the Sea Spire.)
Pearl *to Steven* Don't ever do that again!
Steven Sorry!
Pearl But it was pretty great.
[Trans. Int. Lunar Sea Spire]
(The Gems walk through the Sea Spire.)
Pearl Oh, no, no, no, this is even worse than the outside. Ugh... that's... oh! Oh, this didn't used to be so— Oh, and the water damage. This pillar... Oh, and this had a head... Oh, Steven, once the statue's in place, it'll restore all of this to its former glory *sees creatures crawling on the statue's shoulders*— aaah! *summons her spear and slices statue in half*
Steven What was that goober?
Pearl Crystal Shrimp.
Amethyst You guys, we got a problem! (Steven and Pearl run up the stairs to Garnet and Amethyst.)
Pearl *sees tons of crystal shrimp and gasps* It's an infestation. And we have to pass through there to get to the top.
Steven *leans towards one of the crystal shrimp* Can't you just squish 'em?
Pearl *pulls Steven away* Don't touch that, their shards are deadly! *puts Steven down* We need to clear a path. *projects hologram Amethyst* Amethyst, if you go around to the side and disturb them with a spin attack... *projects Garnet on the ceiling* And Garnet, if you move to the ceiling and strike this exact spot... *projects an X* then I can advance with my... *projects herself*
Steven Bagel sandwich!
(Steven takes two bagel sandwiches out of his backpack, then throws them on each side of the room. The shrimp proceed to follow one of the sandwiches and start to eat them, leaving a clear path for the Gems.)
Garnet Brilliant.
Amethyst Oh hey, what do you know.
Pearl *makes her hologram disappear* Uh, uhh, how did you know that would work?
Steven Well, if I were a shrimp, that's what I would do. (The Gems walk through the now clear path.)
Amethyst You are a shrimp. (The Gems begin to climb the stairs.)
Pearl I just want everyone to know: my plan would have also worked. (The Gems reach the top of the staircase.)
Garnet Watch out! (The wall to the left of them cracks and forms a small, rushing river that drops below.)
Amethyst What are we gonna do? (The Gems look at Steven.)
Steven What? Me?
Garnet What have you got?
Amethyst *chanting* Cheeseburger backpack! Cheeseburger backpack! (Steven nervously reaches into his backpack.) Pearl, c'mon.
Pearl Oh, alright.
Pearl & Amethyst *chanting* Cheeseburger backpack! Cheeseburger backpack! Cheeseburger backpack! (Steven smiles and pulls out a yellow raft.)
Steven A raft! (Steven pulls the raft's handle and it inflates; Amethyst and Garnet gasp.)
Pearl Steven, that's so sensible!
(Steven places the raft in the water. It quickly floats away, and goes over the side of the Spire. Pearl and Amethyst groan. Garnet kicks a pillar and one end lands on the other side of the river, forming a bridge.)
Garnet Good idea anyway, Steven. (The Gems cross the bridge to the other side and begin to walk up another staircase.)
Amethyst Yeah, they can't all be winners.
(The Gems slowly climb up the winding stairs. They finally get to the top, and Steven stares in awe. The Gems approach the pedestal.)
Pearl This is it. The Moon Goddess pedestal. *looks up* And the moon is almost overhead! It's not too late to save this piece of history!
Garnet Steven, the statue.
Steven (Steven sticks his hand in his backpack and feels for the statue but is unable to find it.) Uhh, I, uh, ah, uhh...
Amethyst What's the hold-up?
Steven *with a terrified look on his face* I don't have it. (The Gems gasp.)
Pearl What?!
Steven I must have left it on the bed! (The Gems look at the moon.)
Pearl There's... there's no time...
Steven Wait! *reaches into his backpack* I have an idea! *pulls out Mr. Queasy*
Amethyst Could that work? (Garnet shrugs.)
(Steven walks to the pedestal and places Mr. Queasy, who then says "Kid, don't shake me". The moon blasts a ray of light onto Mr. Queasy, who then floats up towards the moon. Only a few feet up, Mr. Queasy violently shakes and the Gems scream. Mr. Queasy explodes and the Gems scream again. The Spire begins to shake, and a bunch of cracks form in the ground. The waterfall starts to close in on the Spire.)
Garnet Everyone, keep steady! (Amethyst falls into Garnet.)
Steven No, no, no, no, no!
(The cracks separate and the Gems are pushed apart. Each piece sinks and an ocean is all that is left. The Gems swim to the surface.)
[Trans. Ext. Lunar Sea Spire]
Steven This is all my fault. I broke it.
Pearl No, Steven, the Spire was falling apart when we got here. You handled everything well under pressure. You did great!
Amethyst Yeah, two out of four of your ideas worked. That's fifty percent.
Steven Yeah. I guess you're right. They can't all be winners. (The raft then pops up to the surface and the Gems stare in amazement.) Wooo! (The Gems get in the raft.)
Pearl & Amethyst Cheeseburger backpack! Cheeseburger backpack! Cheeseburger backpack!
Garnet It's a three-hour paddle home.
Steven *reaches into his backpack and gets a bagel* Anyone want a wet bagel?
[END]


ve Transcripts
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen it RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been GreatMessage ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 The Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' Head
Shorts The Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time