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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Int. Beach House]
Garnet We need to track down Peridot. We found her pod. We know she's out there somewhere. She came to Earth with a job to do and odds are, she's still gonna try to do it. That's why I've gathered you here.
(Steven, Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst are then shown folding Steven's t-shirts.)
Steven I thought it was so you can help me fold all this laund-a-ry!
Garnet That too. The chore wheel idea you had fell apart fast.
Amethyst Wasn't me.
[Shot of Steven's fridge with chore wheel that has Pearl's name on top of every segment, with every other name crossed out]
Pearl I just really enjoy doing all of those things.
Garnet It's better if we do them together.
Amethyst Humans should just stop wearing clothes, be a lot funnier.
Steven Hey! I'm a civil-i-fied part human, thank you very much. Clothing is a must. Hm... this is a lot. I bet this folding would go faster if Ruby and Sapphire were here!
Garnet I'm sure they'd be glad to see you Steven. But I am not unfusing for laundry.
Steven Aw.
Pearl Garnet, you don't think Peridot would come looking for us, do you?
Garnet We weren't her priority. She was sent here to do something in the Kindergarten.
Pearl Do you think she's still going to try to reactivate it?
Garnet Mmm... If she gets it back up and running, the injectors will turn back on.
Steven Injectors? What're those?
Pearl You've already seen them. Well, you've seen them disabled. If Peridot reactivates them, projecting a hologram from her gemstone they'll pick up right where they left off, planting Gems in the crust of the Earth, where they'll incubate and suck the life right out of the ground, we can't let Peridot restart Gem production here, if we do, the entire planet will become....
Garnet (Garnet finishes Pearl's sentence) Janked.
Amethyst Garnet, that mouth!
Garnet Don't worry, we'll stop her. C'mon, Crystal Gems.
Pearl Coming!
Amethyst As long as we don't have to fold anything.
Garnet Steven.
Amethyst C'mon, that means you too, right?
Garnet You're a civilified part-gem too after all.
Pearl Garnet, are you sure we should bring Steven? This might be dangerous.
Garnet Peridot's got nothing we can't handle.
[Trans. Ext. Prime Kindergarten]
Pearl *projects flashlight from gem* Well, nothing looks activated. In fact, i-it doesn't look like anything's budged since the last time we were here.
Garnet You're right. But just because Peridot hasn't been here yet, it doesn't mean she won't come.
Steven Hm.
Garnet Let's do a thorough check of the perimeter.
Steven Mmhm.
Garnet That way, we can monitor any future entry.
Steven Hmm, sounds good to me!
(Steven wanders around, inspecting Kindergarten.)
Peridot Log date 6 5 2.
(Peridot rises from an elevator.)
Peridot *fiddles with touchscreen* This is Peridot, updating status. Still stuck on this miserable planet.... The fusion experiments are developing properly. A few have even emerged early. *shrieks, seeing Steven*
(Steven silently stares at Peridot, Peridot looks around.)
Peridot *whispering* Are... the other ones... with you...?
Steven *shakes his head, then nods, shrugging*
Peridot *dissipates touchscreen* Of course! Why not... *facepalms*
Garnet *distantly* Peridot!
Pearl There she is!
(The Crystal Gems begin to pursue Peridot.)
Peridot *gasps, flees*
Amethyst Nowhere to go!
Pearl You're cornered!
(The Crystal Gems chase Peridot to a wall. Peridot scales the wall, running up it.)
Steven Hey! I can't do that!
Pearl Neither can she! *hurls spear*
Peridot *ducks, grinning* *looks back* Ha! Missed!
(Pearl's spear hits an Injector, dissipates. The Injector collapses and hits Peridot on the way down.)
Peridot *shrieks, fleeing*
(The Injector hits the ground harshly.)
Steven Do you think she's hurt?
(Peridot emerges from the rubble and flees.)
Amethyst *laughs* Nope! *tethers Peridot with whip*
(Peridot generates an electrical current, electrifying the whip with the tip of her finger.)
Amethyst *drops whip* Whoa! Hot whip! *growls*
Peridot *running* You Crystal Clods! Go ahead! Wreck this place! See if I care! I already got what I needed!
Pearl *running* Get back here!
(Peridot's fingers turn into helicopter-blades, lifting her from the ground.)
Peridot *laughs maniacally, smiling*
Amethyst I'm gonna bop her good!
Pearl I'll help!
(Pearl and Amethyst pursue Peridot off-screen.)
Steven Hurry, Garnet!
(Steven is seen running but Garnet is holding him by the back of his shirt.)
Garnet If Peridot's mission was to reactivate the Kindergarten, the injectors would be on. Look [Camera pans to injectors] They're not.
Steven Oh! Oh...
Garnet Let's see what she was actually doing. *lifts up the collapsed Injector* Down here.
Steven Oh. Oh! You're brains and brawn! The whole package! *high-fives Garnet*
Garnet Thank you!
Steven Is it cause you're a fusion?
Garnet I have to keep some of my secrets.
Steven Aw, please? I wanna know!
Garnet *chuckles*
(Garnet and Steven slide down into the Kindergarten Prime Control Room.)
Steven Is the strong part of you Ruby and the wise part of you Sapphire?
Garnet It's all of both. When two gems combine, it creates something greater than the sum of their parts. That's why I'm so great.
(Garnet and Steven land at the control room.)
Steven What's it like to stayed fused all the— Whoa.
(Steven and Garnet look into the room. It is dark and empty, except for several dirt pillars hanging from the ceiling and more of the same kind on the floor. Some of the pillars are cracked open.)
Steven I don't know how but... this place is even creepier than the last time we were here.
Garnet Yes. There's something going on.
Steven The power's not on. What was Peridot doing?
Garnet It looks like she pulled these out of the walls. Something strange.
(A noise comes out from a dirt pillar. Garnet comes close to it.)
Steven Garnet? *runs to Garnet*
(The dirt pillar shakes.)
Steven Is there... something in there?
(A creature falls from the ceiling.)
Steven *shrieks*
(Garnet and Steven turn around, revealing it to be a combination of a blue hand and a red foot. Garnet takes it in her hand.)
Steven Whoa.
(More of same kind of creature falls.)
Steven What are they? *the creature Garnet's holding approaches Steven's face, Steven shrieks*
Garnet *poofs the creature and grabs it*
Steven What is it? It looks like... two gems shards, stuck together.
Garnet *grunts disgusted, throws away the shard*
Steven Is that what all these things are? Gems... stuck together?
Garnet *gasp*
Steven Garnet?
(Dirt pillar cracks.)
Steven What was that?
(Dirt pillar explodes, revealing a Cluster Gem. Four silhouettes, fused togther at the waist and screaming, try desperately to pull themselves away from the fusion, but fail. With a final scream, the cluster glitches and turns into a cluster gem monster.)
Garnet *breathes, agitated*
Steven Garnet. Uh, Garnet. What do we do? (gets grabbed by a cluster gem) AH! Please, talk to me! Ah! (He summons shield and starts fending off the corrupted Gems.)
Garnet Ugh! *glasses are knocked off* *cries, shocked* These were Crystal Gems, shattered into pieces. They were buried together.
Steven Why aren't you moving?
Garnet They were forced together... They were forced to fuse! This is wrong! Uh, uh, I'm sorry.
(Garnet starts to unfuse.)
Steven *afraid* NO! No, Garnet, you're coming undone! Garnet! Garnet! *pushes another hand away with his shield* Garneeet! Please, what's the matter?! *Garnet unfuses further* This isn't like you!
Garnet (Upon hearing Steven's last words, Garnet regains control and starts to fuse back.) UH, Uh! *pushes the cluster away powerfully, defeats it and then bubbles it*
Steven We did it!
Garnet *falls silent*
Steven Garnet?
Garnet/Ruby So this is what Homeworld thinks of fusion!
Garnet/Sapphire We couldn't have known they would do this...
Garnet/Ruby This is where they've been. All the ones we couldn't find. They've been here the whole time!
Garnet/Sapphire Rose couldn't have known.
Garnet/Ruby This is punishment for the rebellion!
Garnet/Sapphire *sobbing* It's not our fault!
Steven Garnet!
Garnet (She sends Gem Shards into the Burning Room, turns to Steven stuttering.) St-Steven...
Amethyst Yo. (She enters the control room with Pearl.) We're back.
Pearl Garnet, we lost Peridot. Her fingers were too fast for us. *two hands fused climb up on Amethyst* Um... *Pearl grabs them* What are these things?
Garnet Put them down!
Steven Uh!
Pearl Wha... *throws the hands away*
Garnet We need to poof and bubble all of them. We can't let any escape.
(Garnet poofs the hands and the screen turns black. Then the temple appears and Steven warps onto the hand on which there is a washer and a clothes dryer with a basket of laundry. He notices Garnet is leaning against the hand's thumb.)
Steven Oh. Hey, Garnet. How's it going?
Garnet Still damp.
Steven *looks at the dryer* Oh. Right. The clothes. There are towels in there. Do we even have plumbing up here? How do you get the washer and dryer to work?
Garnet *waving her left hand* Magic. *smiles*
Steven (He laughs but Garnet starts frowning and he looks sad.) Are you... alright?
Garnet I wish you hadn't seen that...
Steven Oh it's okay.
Garnet It's not okay.
Steven ... Why?
Garnet What Homeworld did, taking the shards and parts of fallen gems and combining them, these gems weren't asked permission. Fusion is a choice, those gems weren't given a choice. It isn't right; it isn't fusion!
(The dryer beeps, Steven looks at Garnet and takes the clothes out of it.)
Steven What's it like, being a fusion?
Garnet You fused.
Steven I mean, like, all the time. Do you forget who you used to be?
Garnet You forget you were ever alone. *smiles for a split second* You know, when you fuse, you don't feel like two people, you feel like one being. And your old names might as well be names for your left arm, and your right.
Steven When you split up, is it like you disappear?
Garnet I embody my- I mean, Ruby and Sapphire's love. I'll always exist in them, even if I split apart. But the strength of that love keeps me together, *smiling* so I can stay Garnet for a very long time.
Steven *smiling widely* That's why you're so great.
Garnet *still smiling* Ha.
Steven (He laughs, a white and baby blue sock flies out of the basket and he gasps.) Oh no!
(Garnet grabs the sock before it flies away.)
Garnet Don't wanna break up a pair.
Steven Yeah. (He hands a white and light pink, similar-looking sock to Garnet who folds them together.) They belong together.
[Star wipes in on the sock pair]

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