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Speaker Dialogue
(The episode opens with a black screen. Steven is asleep. Garnet's voice echoes.)
Garnet And Steven, we love you...
(Steven jolts awake and stumbles as the ground shakes and cracks. The chalkboard previously used by Peridot falls on top of him. It reads, "Cluster Emerges bye bye Earth")
Steven Ah!
Peridot If you're done just lying there, maybe it's about time that we stop the world from ending! Where are the others?
(Steven begins to climb the ladder to the drill.)
Steven They're stuck on Mask Island. We have to drill without them!
Peridot Ugh! Am I the only one who understands the meaning of teamwork?! Okay, Steven, are you ready to drill down into the planet to depths never before reached by your species to stop the Cluster before it forms and save your world?!
Steven I don't know!
Peridot Don't say that! Say we'll do it together and it's gonna be great!
Steven We're gonna do it together and it's gonna be great!
Peridot Liar!
(As the ground continues to shake, Peridot and Steven scamper into the drill's cockpit.)
Peridot Ready or not, we have a mission.
(She starts up the drill.)
Peridot Increasing speed!
(The drill digs deep into the ground.)
Steven Alright. Bracing for impact.
Peridot It's actually two more hours to the cluster.
Steven Oh. Wish I'd brought some tunes.
(Peridot turns on some elevator music.)
Steven Uh, thanks.
(The two are silent for some time as the drill continues to move further down. Steven's eyes are filled with anguish as he watches the layers of rock pass them. He shuts his eyes tightly and shakes his head, then talks to Peridot as a distraction.)
Steven It's kinda... freaky down here, huh?
Peridot Why's that?
Steven It's just dark, and cramped... Ngah, I can't even, gah, stretch out.
(The compartment tremors momentarily. Peridot and Steven look around in worry.)
Steven How'd you think you were gonna get everyone in here anyway?
Peridot I don't know, they'd shrink or something. We didn't have a lot of time to plan.
Steven So... what is the plan?
Peridot We have a drill. We're going to drill. Get ready - we're about to penetrate the asthenosphere!
Steven Whoa, it's all lava!
Peridot Lava is what comes out of volcanoes. That's super-heated peridotite.
Steven Peridot...ite?
Peridot Yeah. It's made of the same stuff as peridots.
Steven You were made on Homeworld, right?
Peridot Mmhm.
Steven What was it like?
Peridot I didn't exist. Then I did. I don't have memories of it, just feelings. I know I can never go back to Homeworld, but it's hard. Not to have some feelings for where you came from.
(Peridot faces Steven, revealing a tear welling in the corner of her left eye. She wipes it away.)
Peridot But it's fine! I have something different now.
Steven What's that?
Peridot You know! You... guys.
(Steven smiles. Banging is heard atop the compartment. Steven fearfully looks up.)
Steven What's that sound?
(A red hand pushes against the glass. Steven backs away in shock and gasps.)
Steven A gem mutant!
Peridot They must've buried some prototypes with the cluster.
Steven They're all over us! They're attacking the drill! What do we do?
(Peridot presses a button on the panel. A weaponized CCTV camera projects from atop the cockpit, knocking a mutant off.)
Peridot Pearl didn't think it was necessary,
(She hands a Nintendo 64 controller to Steven.)
Peridot ...but I never leave home without a blast cannon.
(Live footage of the gem mutants is displayed on the panel as an aiming guide. Steven controls the cannon with the N64 controller, and blasts away the gem mutants.)
Steven Something doesn't feel right about this.
Peridot Then use the D-pad.
Steven No, it's just... ngah. These things. We can't just leave their gems out there. They're going to form again later. If I could just bubble them, then, they'd be safe.
(A gem mutant arm, attempting to climb the compartment, loosens its grip and flies off.)
Steven C'mon! We've gotta help them.
Peridot There is no helping them. They're too broken. The beings who used to be in those shards are so shattered, they don't know who they are, or what's happening around them. They just seek out other gems, looking for the missing pieces of themselves. Trying to make themselves whole.
(A red gem mutant hand reaches out to the camera. Steven blasts it away.)
Peridot These early experiments only combine two or three shards. The cluster will be a billion times bigger. An inseparable fusion capable of destroying worlds, starting with this one.
(The drill hits a layer of dense rock and starts to shake.)
Peridot We're hitting some denser rock! This is it!
(The drill pierces the ceiling of a huge opening, and stops. Peridot looks around with mobile binoculars attached to a flashlight.)
Peridot Recovery depth achieved. Target found.
Steven Is that...
Peridot The cluster.
(The cluster and its surroundings tremor. Steven and Peridot shout in panic.)
Steven What's happening?
(White matter ripples and surrounds the cluster.)
Peridot It's too late! It's taking form!
(The white matter rises up from the cluster to the drill.)
Peridot Steven, I'm sorry I couldn't save you or the billions of other lifeforms who matter far, far less to me. Do you have any last words?!
Steven I love you, Peridot.
(Steven hugs Peridot.)
Peridot Wow, thanks.
(The cockpit shakes violently. Peridot hugs Steven back. White matter rushes upwards, surrounding the drill. The lights flicker, and voices cry out from below. After a moment, the matter shapes into white hands, which brush past the drill and reside back down to their source. Peridot observes the cluster's outstretched arms on the screen.)
Peridot It's still struggling to take its form! This means we still might have time. There's still a chance!
(She reaches for the panel and presses some buttons. then grasps the steering handles.)
Peridot Just a little repositioning.
(She pushes the steering handles. The drill's mechanical legs climb through the hole in the ceiling, suspending the drill above the cluster.)
Steven Peridot, I don't think we should hurt the cluster. I don't think it knows what it's doing.
Peridot It doesn't matter if it knows what it's doing. It's still going to do it.
(Peridot presses a button on the steering handle. The drill spins up and its legs jump down. White hands reach out from the cluster and surround the contraption. Steven and Peridot scream as they fall. The drill struggles to touch the cluster's surface against the force of the white matter, but eventually makes contact. Steven covers his face, groaning in pain.)
Peridot What? Is the increased vibration causing damage to your head holes?
Steven I don't know!
Peridot We're not even piercing the crust yet! I need to increase power! Are you going to be okay?
Steven Yeah, yeah. I think it's just the noise. I think. Keep going.
Peridot Affirmative. Activating triple tip penetration mode!
(The three drills separate in a triangular formation. The cluster's outreached arms retreat. Steven looks down at the cockpit floor. He sees flashing hallucinations of ghoulish faces floating up towards him. He gasps in shock. One of the drills breaks off. Steven watches it from the glass.)
Steven Runaway drill!
(Peridot balances the contraption on its two remaining drills.)
Peridot There! Just, gotta, keep balance!
Steven Okay...
(Steven looks out the window at the cluster, with a nauseated frown. He sees another ghostly face. Its mouth widens in a groan as it rushes towards him. He screams and is knocked back in shock, crashing into Peridot. A second drill breaks off. The machine spins around in unbalance.)
Peridot I don't know if it's going to hold!
(The force of the spinning machine throws Steven and Peridot against their seats. Steven grips his head and stomach, gritting his teeth in pain.)
Steven I don't understand what's happening! Argh!
Peridot What's wrong?!
Steven I don't know!
(Steven's gem begins to glow. Steven sits upright in pain, panting heavily. Peridot rushes over to face him.)
Peridot Steven! Steven!
(Steven sweats and pants heavily. He looks up, and again, sees a vision of ghoulish faces floating up. His seat is suspended among them, and Peridot is gone.)
Steven Peridot? Peridot?
(His gem glows and the seat dissipates. He floats into the darkness. Steven wakes up, suspended in what appears to be a starry sky. Voices echo.)
Gem shards Must... Have to... Want to... Need to... Have to...
(He soon realises that gem shards are floating around him.)
Gem shards Want to... Need to... Want to...
(A gem shard floats past Steven. A small broken voice can be heard from it as its glow pulsates.)
Gem shard #1 ...want to...need to...
Steven You... want to? Want to what?
(A strong light emits around Steven and the voices cry out.)
Gem shards Form!
(Steven screams and covers his ears.)
Steven Please! Stop!
(The light subsides and the voices calm.)
Steven It's the cluster. I'm talking to the cluster?! But... how did I get inside your brain? Brains?
The Cluster Have to... Want to... Need to... Must!
(Steven gasps.)
Steven Wait! Please don't take form!
(The light returns and the cluster chants aggressively.)
The Cluster Form! Form! Form! Form! Want form! Want form! Form!!
(Steven covers his ears. The light and chanting stops.)
Steven Maybe instead of forming you could do something else?
(Light emits from the cluster as the gem shards cry and shout.)
The Cluster Form!
(Steven covers his ears.)
Steven Boy, you've sure got the one-trackiest mind I ever met.
The Cluster Need form!!
Steven Agh!
The Cluster To be whole.
Steven Whole?
(Steven notices the gem shard that floated past him earlier.)
Steven Oh.
Gem shard #1 Have to...
Steven You're shards. You just wanna find the rest of your gems. But forming won't help you find the rest of yourselves. You'll just destroy the Earth!
The Cluster No. No, no. No! No.
Steven But if you wanna find other gems, there's so many of you right here! Look.
(Steven pushes a gem shard near another.)
Steven Shard, meet shard!
(The shards glow as they speak.)
Gem shard #2 Have to...
Gem shard #3 Want to...
Steven See? You already have so much to talk about.
(The Cluster's voices raise in commotion as they begin to speak to each other. Bubbles of light surround Steven as he smiles.)
The Cluster Hi! Oh, hi! Hi! Hi! Hi! Oh, hi!
(The cluster is soon engulfed in light.)
Steven This is great! You don't even need to form. You can just stay here!
The Cluster Want to stay.
(Links form between bubbles of light. The light subsides momentarily, then returns. The cluster cries out in anguish.)
The Cluster Can't stop! Going to form! Can't stop! Going to form! Help! Help! Help!
Steven It's okay. If I just bubble you, you won't have to come out. It'll keep you safe. Here, look, like this!
(Steven bubbles the shards near him.)
Steven I can bubble you! I can bubble you! I can bubble you! Ah. Well, that's five. Out of... oh jeez. I'm sorry! I can't do it alone!
(The bubbles of light pulsate around Steven, pushing him to and fro. Steven starts to float away from the cluster. He grunts, reaching out to the light. When he wakes up, Peridot is in front of him.)
Peridot Steven! Wake up!
(Once Steven comes to his senses, he sits upright and gasps.)
Steven It doesn't wanna form!
Peridot What?
Steven We gotta put it in a bubble!
Peridot Bubble that?! Hah, there's no way!
(Bubbles can be seen forming on the cluster's surface. Steven gasps.)
Steven They're bubbling each other!
(Steven bends down on one knee and places his hands on the cockpit floor.)
Steven I've got you. You've got this. We've all got each other!
(Steven encases the cluster in a huge pink bubble. The drill's mechanical arms climb out of its hole near the barn. The contraption falls, and Steven and Peridot tumble out of the cockpit. When they get up, Peridot hugs Steven.)
Peridot You did it!
Steven We did it together. And it was great!
(Steven hears the warp pad, and looks over to it. Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl have returned. Garnet is carrying Lapis, unconscious in her arms. Steven and Peridot run over to them.)
Steven Guys! You're back! I-is Lapis okay?
Garnet She'll be fine.
Pearl You look happy! Uh, did you destroy the cluster?
Steven No, I talked to it.
Pearl What?
Steven It doesn't wanna destroy the Earth. It just wants company. And it's got it now. It's like a bajillion people! They'll have lots of time to get to know each other, now that they're in a bubble.
Pearl How on Earth did you bubble that whole thing?!
Steven We had a little help.
(The camera pans rapidly down to the cluster, now surrounded in a pink bubble.)

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' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunited
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe 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