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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Ext. It's A Wash]
(The episode opens at sunset and Steven, Connie and Greg are next to the car wash, going through cardboard boxes of vinyl disks.)
Steven *taking three vinyl disks* Here's all the Orange Magic Orchestra ones.
Greg *holding a vinyl disk* Great! Put them in the transcendental space rock-pile.
Connie *taking a vinyl disk* At home, we only have classical music and movie soundtracks. I've never heard any of these.
Greg You've never heard the Philosophy Majors? Oh man, give it here. *Connie hands the disk to Greg who puts it on a disk player* This'll really knock your socks off.
(The music starts, they start dancing then Greg fakes playing guitar.)
Steven *laughs and gives his hand to Connie* Come on!
Connie Whoa!
(They are dancing together and after a while, Steven blushes, his gem glows and they accidentally fuse into Stevonnie. They stop dancing and Greg is staring at them, shocked. He stops the music and they unfuse.)
Greg You two can fuse?!
Steven Uh... Yes?
Greg Uh, huh, that's incredible! Since when? Wait, how is this even possible?
Steven The Gems thinks it's because I'm half human-
Connie Please don't tell my parents, Mr. Universe! They don't know I've been doing magic stuff with Steven! *starts speaking fast* I can't tell them, they're not going to understand, I-
Greg Whoa, whoa, it's... it's okay. I may be the only human being on the planet who's gonna understand.
Connie Wha- what do you mean?
Steven *looking suspicious* Yeah, what do you mean?
Greg Well...
Steven *gasps* Story! Come on!
(Steven and Connie jump into and sit in the van.)
Steven We're ready.
Greg I didn't think I'd be telling this so soon. Probably best to start with this. *He takes a VHS tape and puts it in the VCR*.
(The screen shows light gray and white pixels, then the episode goes on full flashback to the 90's mode. Garnet, Amethyst and Rose Quartz are standing next to the warp pad with a keytar, drums, and a microphone while Greg is in front of the camera. The Gems' door is hidden by wood planks covered in lit light bulbs.)
Greg Everybody ready? (He goes in front of the warp pad with his guitar and an effects pedal.) One, two, three, four. (They play "What Can I Do (For You)".)
Greg and Rose *singing* What can I do for you? What can I do that no one else can do? What can I do for you? (Greg walks to the warp pad and they get really close to each other.) What can I do for you?
Rose *singing* Human man, you are so much fun. I hadn't planned, on finding you quite this entertaining. I like your band...
Garnet Woo!
Rose *singing* ... and I like your song. I like the way, human beings play. I like playing along. Oh-woah-oh-oh-oh-woah-oh.
Greg and Rose *singing* What can I do for you? What can I do that no one else can do? What can I do for you? What can I do for you? (Greg starts playing a guitar solo.)
(Pearl is shown leaning on the wood planks and looking bitterly at the others. Then she smiles and goes to Rose to whisper her something inaudibly. They both dance together fusing into Rainbow Quartz. She keeps dancing and unfuses on the warp pad. When they unfuse with Pearl holding the microphone and drops it in front of Greg with a devilish look on her face.)
Greg I can't believe I got that on video! What on Earth was that?!
Rose That was Rainbow Quartz. Pearl thought a fusion might give your video a little... something extra. Pretty cool, right? *kisses Greg* I have to go, but- are you doing anything later?
Greg You know I'm not.
Rose *laughs* You're adorable, Mr. Universe. See you later.
Greg *in a love-struck voice* Byeeee.
Amethyst *pops up from behind him* Hey, I hit the drums, so pay up.
(Greg hands over a bag of Pop-Pop brand popcorn.)
Greg Here you go.
(Amethyst grabs the bag in her teeth and shakes her head like a dog. She then pops it open with her hands.)
Pearl *over her shoulder* *swinging microphone* You're just a phase. You know that, right?
Greg *exasperated sigh* No, I actually don't know that, Pearl.
Pearl Oh, of course you don't. You don't know anything about Rose.
Greg I know she's super into me!
Pearl *condescendingly* Listen, Mr. Universe. Rose may find you charming, but that's only because you're human. You're a novelty, at best.
Greg What makes you so sure?
(Amethyst pops over behind Greg, eating the popcorn.)
Pearl Well, that's simple! Humans can't fuse! *sing-songy* Fusion is the ultimate connection between gems. And you, are not *puts cable around him*, a gem!
(Pearl touches Greg's hair and Greg blushes angrily. Pearl is dancing when Greg interrupts her.)
Greg *taking off the cable* Well, has any human ever tried fusing with a gem?
Pearl *stunned* Uhh, noo? I don't think so.
Greg Well then, I will try! (He drops the microphone, mimicking Pearl's gesture after she had fused with Rose.)
Amethyst OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOHO! *kicks feet*
Pearl *exasperated sigh* *walks away*
Greg *picks up the microphone* Aw geez, what am I doing? These things are expensive.
[Trans. Ext. back of Greg's van]
(Greg is re-watching Pearl and Rose's fusion dance.)
Greg (He stops the tape and tries to imitate Pearl's dance moves but falls.) Oh geez, how'd she get her legs to do that? Ugh...
Amethyst Hey! (She is right above him with Garnet behind her.) Are you dead?
Greg Wha? *sitting upright* Oh, no no, I'm alive.
Amethyst *looks at the TV set* Whoa, cool! *runs up to it* It's us from before!
Greg Yeah, I was just trying to get my head around this fusion dance.
Amethyst A fusion dance ain't about your head! *laughs*
Greg Wait, you guys are Gems. You gotta help me out here, I need to be able to fuse with Rose.
Garnet First you need a gem at the core of your being. Then you need a body that can turn into light. Then you need a partner you can trust with that light.
Greg Metaphorically?
Garnet Literally.
Amethyst *whispering to Garnet from far away* Shh! Come on, I still wanna see him try!
Greg Ugh, so it's true. I really can't do it. I'm kidding myself with this, I'm never gonna be a Gem.
Garnet *looks at a small stick on the ground and grabs it* Amethyst, give us some privacy! (She throws the stick far away and Amethyst runs after it.) Let me tell you something, Mr. Universe. *kneels down to his height* I think you can do it, but it won't work if you dance like Pearl. You have to dance like you. You have to fuse your way. *puts her left hand on his shoulder* Get open, get honest, invent yourselves together. (She pulls down her visor a bit and winks with Ruby's eye.) That's fusion.
Greg "Eye"! ... think I get it.
Garnet *puts her visor back and smiles widely*
{Time Skip—nighttime]
(Greg is alone next to the van and wearing a suit. The wood planks covered in light bulbs are now on the beach, next to him, as a makeshift dance floor. Greg hears the Warp Pad activate, to which he smooths out his hair and puts a record on and a song begins playing. Rose appears behind him.)
Rose *laughs* What's all this?
(Greg walks up to Rose and holds hands with her, and the two begin dancing. Greg presses a button with his foot, lighting the light bulbs on the dance floor. The two continue dancing until Greg stands on a stereo to gain some height, so that the two may share a passionate kiss. Shocked by this gesture, Rose's pupils turn into star-shaped ones, much like Steven's do. However, the two do not fuse.)
Greg We...we didn't fuse.
Rose ... What!? *laughing hysterically* You can't fuse! You are a human!
Greg I know! That's the problem! I'm just a human.
Rose That's not a problem! I love humans! You're all so funny!
(Greg grimaces, seemingly heartbroken.)
Greg Look... these last few months have been great-
Rose *seductively* Oh yes.
Greg But I'm getting a little worried about the future.
Rose Oh! Just ask Garnet.
Greg I'm starting to wonder if you... respect me?
Rose *starts laughing* Oh, you're hilarious, Mr. Universe. *continues laughing*
Greg Rose, please!
(Rose continues laughing.)
Greg Can you just-
(Rose continues laughing.)
Greg Talk to me for one second, like a real person!?
(Rose abruptly stops laughing, with a shocked look on her face. The track on the record changes to a more somber tune.)
Rose ... I'm... not... a real person... I thought... haven't we... is this not how it works?
Greg *dazed* Oh... oh boy... this is so weird, you really are an alien... *starts laughing, tears in his eyes*
Rose Why are you laughing?
(Greg breaks down into tears.)
Rose Why are you crying?
Greg How are we gonna make this work?
Rose Fusion?
Greg No, us. We're really, really different.
Rose What do we do now?
Greg Let's just... talk.
(The two hug.)
Greg I barely know you.
Rose That's a good thing.
Greg We really rushed into this.
Rose Everything on Earth seems fast to me.
Greg Do you... miss your home planet?
Rose No, never.
Greg How'd you end up with, uh, Harpo, Groucho, and Chico?
Rose Huh? Oh, them? Those are three long stories.
(Amethyst, in plain sight, waves at them. Pearl, hiding behind a rock with Garnet, peeks out from the side before quickly hiding back.)
Pearl What are they doing?
Garnet Shh.
Greg Have you... loved... other humans?
Rose Have you?
Greg Yes.
Rose Yes.
Greg Have you ever been... in love... with a human?
Rose How would I know?
Greg It's torture.
(Rose steps away from Greg, his face sweaty from nervousness.)
Rose Greg...
Greg *shivers intensely* R-rose?
Rose Is this torture?
Greg The worst.
Rose I'm so sorry...
Greg Huh? No, don't be!
Rose What!? Why not!? Oooh, I'm so confused...
Greg *laughing* Me too!
Rose Well! U-uh, this is good! We've got one thing in common!
Greg Ha!
(The two begin dancing again, laughing as they do so.)
Pearl Why are they still dancing!? I-it didn't work!
Garnet Yes it did.
Pearl What!?
Garnet It worked.
(The tune changes to a jazzy one.)
Amethyst I think this one's my favorite.
Pearl *saddened* ... I think he's her favorite too.
(The flashback ends showing Rose and Greg still dancing. When the flashback ends, it cuts to a view of Steven and Connie, both blushing heavily.)
Steven ...Whoa.
Connie So you guys were never able to fuse?
Greg Ah, no, but that wasn't as important as talking to each other. Look... humans and Gems... it's still some pretty new territory. You're gonna have to work it out together. And Connie? If you ever need to talk to another human being about this, you can always talk to me.
Connie Mm.
Greg *holds up his hand* Human beings?
Connie *high-fives Greg* Human beings.
Steven *clutches his gem* Human beings.

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