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Speaker Dialogue
[Open. Int. The Barn]
(The episode opens with the camera panning over to a truck that Steven is sleeping and snoring in. Steven snores a final time before waking up.)
Steven Mm.
(A shadowy figure approaches him, waking him up.)
Garnet *excitedly* Steven!
Steven *gasps* Garnet! Is it morning already?
Garnet *grins* It's midnight! Happy birthday, Steven!
Steven *grabs his cheeks, then sits up and grabs Garnet's cheeks* Oh man! Are you finally gonna tell me that you're a fusion of the Gems Ruby and Sapphire like you promised?
Garnet You already know about all that, Steven.
Steven *sighs and lets go of Garnet* It's true. *falls back into bed*
Garnet But what you don't know is how Ruby and Sapphire first met.
Steven *sits back up and grabs her cheeks again with stars in his eyes* *blushes* OMG! I don't!
Garnet *blushes and giggles*
[Flashback begins; Trans. Ext. Cloud Arena]
Garnet *narrating* The Earth, 5,750 years ago; it was a promising site of a new Gem colony, but progress was being thwarted by a small, persistent group of rebels. A team of diplomatic Gems were sent from Homeworld to investigate. Among those Gems was Sapphire, a rare aristocratic Homeworld Gem, with the power to see into the future. Assigned to her were three Rubies, common soldiers, with a mission to protect her.
Ruby Guard 1 *to Ruby Guard 2* Hey! Can't wait for those rebels to get here!
Ruby Guard 2 Haha, yeah! When I see those rebels, I'm gonna punch them right in their faces!
Ruby Guard 1 What are you sayin'? I'm gonna punch them all over their bodies, and then it'll be over.
Ruby Guard 2 What if, I just punch you!
(She punches Ruby Guard 1 in the back of her shoulder as she yelps out in pain, and sticks her tongue out.)
Ruby Oh, come on. We'll punch 'em together when we fuse. That's why they sent, uh, three of us?
Ruby Guard 1 Three this!
(Ruby Guard 1 attempts to punch Ruby, but Ruby blocks the attack. Ruby is knocked backwards, causing her to back into Sapphire. Onlooking Gems gasp.)
Ruby Oh, I, um, I'm so sorry, I, let me, uh...
Sapphire I'm fine.
Ruby What?
Sapphire It's okay. It was bound to happen.
Ruby I, uh... okay.
Sapphire Now please wait here. I must attend to my duties.
Ruby Right.
Ruby Guard 1 Mmm.
Ruby Guard 2 Yes.
(Sapphire walks to Blue Diamond's Palanquin, where Blue Diamond's Pearl is standing next to Blue Diamond's throne. The Rubies stand at attention.)
Garnet *narrating* Sapphire had been called to Earth by Blue Diamond, specifically to share her vision of the future.
Sapphire (enters palanquin) My diamond, I've arrived.
Garnet *narrating* Blue Diamond spoke.
Blue Diamond Sapphire, tell me what will happen here.
Sapphire I foresee the rebels attacking the Cloud Arena. Before they are cornered, they will destroy the physical forms of seven gems, including two of my Ruby guards, and myself. Immediately after my form is destroyed, the rebels will be captured. The rebellion ends here.
Blue Diamond Thank you, Sapphire.
Garnet *narrating* Blue Diamond said, relieved.
Blue Diamond That's all I needed to know.
Sapphire I look forward to speaking with you again once I reform back on Homeworld.
(Sapphire gives a curtsy to Blue Diamond before returning to her Ruby guards.)
Garnet *narrating* Sapphire knew she would be a casualty, but it did not faze her. She saw her whole life laid out before her, and she had already accepted all of it.
Sapphire *to Ruby* What a beautiful place to build a colony. I wish I could have seen more of this planet.
Ruby Uh... there's still time.
Sapphire That is a nice thought, but... no.
Rose *off-screen* Blue Diamond, leave this planet! This colony will not be completed!
Ruby Guard 2 It's the rebels!
(Various Gems mutter among themselves. One Gem can be heard shouting, "Who are you!? Show yourselves!" Pearl, wielding two swords, and Rose Quartz appear.)
Rose We...
Rose and Pearl ... are the Crystal Gems!
(The Palanquin carrying Blue Diamond and her Pearl closes, sprouts mechanical legs, and walks off.)
Garnet *narrating* The attack was right on schedule.
(Pearl uses her swords to defeat four other Gems before Ruby and her fellow guards intervene and fuse into a much bigger Ruby . The Ruby fusion charges after Rose Quartz, but she counter-attacks, instantly defusing the Ruby fusion. Pearl then jumps in and destroys the forms of the two other Ruby Guards, leaving just Ruby. Pearl then prepares to strike Sapphire.)
Sapphire Thank you, Ruby. You did your best.
Garnet *narrating* Ruby suddenly realized what Sapphire meant. She had known that Ruby would fail. Sapphire had accepted it. But Ruby... Ruby could not.
Ruby NO!!
(Ruby charges at Sapphire, pushing her out of the way of Pearl's attack. As the two of them spin in the air, they fuse into Garnet for the first time.)
Past Garnet Wha... (She examines her newly formed body, and the two gems on her palms.) What... !?
(Onlooking Gems gasp, horrified. They mutter among themselves.)
Past Garnet What...what is this?
(Pearl, amazed, looks on, but shakes it off and prepares to strike. She is stopped by Rose Quartz.)
Rose Wait! This is... hm? (The other Gems notice her and begin to approach, ignoring Garnet) ... Let's go.
Pearl Uh... bye! (The two of them jump away.)
Past Garnet Is this... ? (She defuses into Ruby and Sapphire.)
Garnet *narrating* The furious crowd closed in around Ruby and Sapphire. They'd never seen fusion of two different types of gems.
Various Gems (voiced by Garnet) Unbelievable! Disgusting! This is unheard of!
Garnet *narrating* Blue Diamond's voice cut through the crowd.
Blue Diamond The rebels have fled. Sapphire, this was not the scenario you described!
Sapphire This is... not what I saw! I don't know what happened, I...
Ruby No! It was me!
Blue Diamond Clearly.
Garnet *narrating* Said Blue Diamond.
Blue Diamond How dare you fuse with a member of my court?
Ruby Forgive me, I... !
Blue Diamond You will be broken for this!
(The crowd of Gems begins to close in on them, but Sapphire grabs Ruby's hand and dashes off with her.)
Ruby Waaaiiit!! What are you doooiiing!? Nooo!!
(The two of them disappear into the clouds.)
[Trans. somewhere on Earth]
(Ruby and Sapphire land at the base of a mountain, where it is raining heavily.)
Ruby Ugh, why'd you do that!? I have to get you back up there!
Sapphire They were gonna break you!
Ruby Who cares!? There's tons of me!
(Ruby looks up at the rain, and the area around the mountain. She groans in panic.)
Ruby Gahh! What do we do now!?
Garnet *narrating* Sapphire had known every moment of her life. How it would happen, and when. But because of Ruby's impulsive gesture, she suddenly jumped the track of fate, and everything from that instant on was wrong, and new. She couldn't see, she couldn't move. She was... frozen.
(Ice begins forming around Sapphire's feet.)
Ruby Ah! We have to get you... out of here!
(Ruby stands behind Sapphire, grabs her, and pulls her out of the ice. Ruby, carrying her, looks back for a moment.)
Ruby Come on.
(Ruby carries Sapphire away from the mountain and into a nearby cave. Ruby sets her down there and examines the area.)
Ruby Alright, this should be good for now.
(Sapphire sits down, and uncovers her eye.)
Sapphire Thank you...
(Ruby looks at her, stunned speechless. Fire starts forming around her feet. Ruby steps out of the flames, startled. They make a fire, and the two warm up beside it, but Ruby keeps pacing, still panicked.)
Ruby What kind of Ruby am I supposed to be? Look at this! It's my fault you're stranded here. How am I gonna save you?
Sapphire You already did.
Ruby What!?
Sapphire You already saved me.
(Ruby sniffles and sits down next to the fire, still perturbed. The two remain silent for a moment, thinking about the fusion they performed. Ruby stares at her gem and Sapphire's gem for a while.)
Sapphire I... I've seen gems fuse before, but I had no idea that's what it felt like. I always thought... I never realized that fusion... that'd you'd disappear like that.
Ruby It's never like that! Whenever I've fused, it's always just been me, but bigger, I... I've never had a third eye before.
Sapphire I've never had more than one! It was nice.
Ruby *blushes* Ha... yeah...
(Ruby and Sapphire later leave the cave, as the sun is coming up and it is no longer raining. Something Entirely New begins to play, with Ruby and Sapphire singing. A montage is shown with Ruby and Sapphire encountering the wildlife of the Earth, including butterflies and frogs. In another instance, Ruby and Sapphire are looking at the moon together. Afterwards, the two of them begin to dance in the forest, humming a reprise of the songs Stronger Than You, Strong In The Real Way, and Giant Woman and fusing into Garnet once more. Not used to this form, Garnet stumbles about.)
Garnet *narrating* I was back; I was someone and I didn't know who. But I felt I was getting the hang of my strange new form. ... And then I fell.
(Past Garnet trips and rolls down a hill.)
Past Garnet ... Ouch.
(Suddenly, a sword is pointed at Past Garnet's face. Past Garnet recoils back towards the hill.)
Past Garnet Ah! Don't hurt her! Don't hurt... me?
(The camera pans, revealing Pearl as the sword bearer.)
Pearl It's you! The fusion...
Past Garnet We didn't mean to fuse! Well... well, we did this time. We'll unfuse! We, we'll...
(Rose Quartz approaches from off-screen.)
Rose No, no, please... I'm glad to see you again.
Garnet *narrating* And there they were: Rose Quartz, the leader of the rebellion, and her terrifying renegade Pearl.
Past Garnet I don't upset you?
Rose Who cares about how I feel? How you feel is bound to be much more interesting.
Past Garnet How I feel? I feel... uh, lost... and scared... and happy. W-why am I so sure that I'd rather be this than everything I was supposed to be, and that I'd rather do this than anything I was supposed to do?
Rose *laughing* Welcome to Earth!
Past Garnet C-can you tell me!? How was Ruby able to alter fate? Or, why was Sapphire willing to give up everything? W-what am I!?
Rose No more questions. Don't ever question this. (Rose holds Garnet's hands.) You already are the answer.
[Flashback ends]
[Trans. Int. Greg's Storage Shed]
Steven So... ? What was it?
(Garnet raises an eyebrow.)
Steven The answer.
Garnet *whispering* Love.
Steven Wow... I knew it.
Garnet So did I.
(The star-shaped iris closes on Garnet, ending the episode. The shape closes with hearts popping out as opposed to the usual stars.)

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