We won't stand out if we play the roles we were made for.
The Gems try to pull off a heist.
The Crystal Gems approach Pink Diamond's Zoo in the Roaming Eye, a Red Eye watching from the distance as a sentry. Entering the zoo, the Crystal Gems witness two Amethyst guards next to the entryway. After unfusing from Garnet, Sapphire comes up with a plan to infiltrate the facility. The plan devised is the Crystal Gems play the roles they were made for.
They approach the guards who ask the Crystal Gems to state their purpose, Sapphire answering, "I'm here to make a delivery to the human zoo". The guards inform the group that the zoo has shut down and Steven has to be thrown into space, only to reveal it was a cruel joke. Holly Blue Agate enters and scolds the guards for not informing her a Sapphire is here and orders them to apologize to Sapphire for their incompetence.
Sapphire informs Holly Blue that she has a human to deliver. Holly Blue is pleased with acquiring two humans after nothing for millennia and says Blue Diamond will be most pleased. She orders the guards to take the human into the zoo, but Sapphire requests a tour of the facility in time to which Holly Blue is honored to carry out. Amethyst cannot join the group for Holly Blue orders them to guard the door.
Holly Blue describes the history and areas of the facility along with Blue Diamond's "merciful and giving nature" because of her "selfless" act of preserving the facility in Pink Diamond's memory. Sapphire asks Holly Blue how to enter the zoo, to which she answers via the service door, a one-way access point that ensures no escape or compromise. Steven wants to come up with a distraction so they can enter the zoo, and Ruby plans to do so.
She shouts "explosion" because she "left the gravity engine in the Roaming Eye idle". Sapphire clarifies by informing Holly Blue the engine will overheat and explode. Sapphire and Holly Blue approach the ship to avert the impending crisis. Ruby rants about Holly Blue's claims about Blue Diamond before being reminded by Steven the mission.
Ruby tells Pearl to open the door, but the panel displays a different interface than last time, making Pearl confused and unable to open the door. Steven and Ruby help out by bashing the door but stop when Sapphire is heard yelling to let the trio know she is returning. Holly Blue notices the marks on the door and asks if they saw the Amethyst who did it which relieve the Crystal Gems.
Two Amethysts approach to inform Holly Blue of important news but are scolded from every action they do until they come out and say Blue Diamond is on her way to the zoo. Holly Blue prepares standard protocol with the Amethysts and tells Sapphire Blue Diamond will thank her personally for the delivery.
Holly Blue tells the Amethysts to take Steven to the assimilation bay. Steven goes through the assimilation process on a conveyor belt. He gets a picture of his face taken for identity, bodily checkups such as temperature and photon sensitivity in the pupils, and a change in attire. Afterward, he is taken up through a waterslide into the containment area of the zoo where he sees Greg being groomed by two humans.
- Holly Blue Agate (debut)
- Amethyst guards (debut)
- Greg Universe (non-speaking)
- Blue Diamond (mentioned)
- Pink Diamond (mentioned)
- Two humans (non-speaking)
- This episode continues from "Adventures in Light Distortion".
- Holly Blue Agate's claims to make Blue Diamond appear merciful and selfless have Sapphire fake her agreements after long pauses and Ruby rant on how Blue Diamond is a merciless shatterer. This calls back to the episode "The Answer" where Sapphire would be scolded on how her precognition did not foresee the rebels escaping and the fusion with Ruby, and Blue Diamond becoming furious with Ruby to the point she decided Ruby's fate is to be broken had Sapphire not escaped with her from the Cloud Arena.
- Curiously enough, Holly Blue Agate's design is extremely similar (if not identical) to one of the many Unknown Gems shown in the aftermentioned episode.
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