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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Ext. Beach City]
(Steven enters at Beach City, noticing flashing lights coming from inside his house.)
Steven *gasps* All right! Now that I've saved the universe... I can finally party!
(Steven runs to his house and sees everyone... Rhodonite, Padparadscha, Rutile Twins, Fluorite, and Lars Barriga. Including Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Connie Maheswaran... even Onion. Steven is eager to join the party as he begins to open his door, but it disappears.)
Steven Huh? *banging* Hey, guys! What's the deal?! Let me in!
Cookie Cat *deep voice; echos* Steven. No one needs your help, so why are you still here?
Steven What?? (Steven falls off of his house as he screams.)
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
Steven *gasps; wakes up heavily* Why do I keep having these horrible dreams?
??? (from afar) STEVEN!
Steven Peridot?
(Steven opens the door, letting Peridot in.)
Peridot STEVEN, STEVEN, STEVEN, STEVEN, STEVEN!!!~ Today is the day! Did you tape it?
Steven What are you talking about?
Peridot You promised me!
Steven Oh, are you talking about the reboot of the classic great northern teen drama Camp Pining Hearts that I recorded... on this tape?
Peridot *gasps* AAAAAH!
Steven & Peridot The return of Camp Pining Hearts!
[Trans. Int. Steven's Room]
Steven You know, I'm so glad you're here. I've been having some weird dreams lately-
Peridot *covers Steven's mouth* Shh! That's great, now press play you monster!
(Camp Pining Hearts song plays. "Starring, Olivia Bouchard, Jasmine", and "Starring, Victor Tourtiére, Rodrigo".)
Rodrigo Oh, Jasmine, I wish you would fly into my arms, *voice fades* but every time...
(Later that day.)
Steven Wha- *to Peridot* What-
Steven & Peridot *shouting off screen* WHAT HAVE THEY DONE?!?!
(Steven and Peridot appear on screen.)
Peridot What is with this Rodrigo guy!? He has no charisma!
Steven And can we talk about this cinematography?
Peridot GAHHHH! They've changed all the characters, and I don't care about any of them! *lifts up the television dramatically, slamming it on the ground* How could you do this to me?! *leaning over the TV, sobbing* Camp Pining Hearts helped me escape when everything around me was in chaos.
Steven CPH brought us together.
Peridot And now... LOOK AT THIS NIGHTMARE! (The television starts his dream.) Steven! You didn't tell me that they cast you!
Steven What?! They didn't. I-Is this... my dream from last night?
(In television, Steven falls off of his house. The television starts Camp Pining Hearts again.)
Steven Whoa! My- My powers must be interfering with the TV signal!
Peridot Steven! Do you know what this means?!
Steven I have to start wearing a tinfoil hat?
Peridot NO! It means that if we can put YOUR dreams on the television, we can reboot the reboot!
Steven Reboot the- Peridot, you're a genius!
Peridot I know.
Steven And, well, it might be fun to fix something that isn't the entire universe. (Peridot grabs Steven.)
Peridot This is going to be the beginning of Peridot and Steven productions!
Steven Yeah! *falls off*
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
Steven So, Peridot, do you think Jasmine's end game is Khaz or Rodrigo?
Peridot The writers are clearly trying to railroad us into a "Jasdrigo" partnership, but- Gah! These characters have no chemistry!
Steven Just can't get into Rodrigo, can you?
Peridot He's SO infuriatingly passive!
Steven Hey! Hey! I get that his social anxiety and poutine allergy aren't really connected to the larger story, but maybe if he just had some kind of foil?
Peridot A foil. Interesting.
Steven I got it! *drawing* A hunky lifeguard friend with nice muscles and everyone always wants to hang out with him. Despite the blessing and curse of his popularity, he still makes time to help buddy Rodrigo with his confidence!
(Peridot takes a look at Steven's drawing of "Stefan".)
Peridot Bold. I like it! Good work, Stefan!
[Trans. Int. Steven's Room at night time]
Peridot ...And why are you eating right at bedtime?
Steven Oh, this chili? *gulp* I read that eating spicy foods before bed makes your dreams super vivid.
Peridot Huh, I appreciate your initiative.
Steven Huh, thanks.
Peridot Just don't forget. *whispers to Steven's ear* Action-oriented storytelling.
[Trans. Int. Camp Pining Hearts]
Stefan Hey, Jasmine, I hear you love birds.
Jasmine Sure! *giggles*
Stefan Well, a little birdy told me that downstream, there's an island full of rare specimens.
Jasmine *gasps* Did you hear that? Thanks, Stefan. You're the best.
("Stefan" winks.)
Stefan Hey, Rodrigo. This is terrible. Jasmine is in danger!
Rodrigo W-What?
Stefan She's headed toward an island full of dangerous birds! But if we go downstream, we can save her!
Rodrigo Okay! Thanks, Stefan. You're the best.
("Stefan" shrugs. Rodrigo and "Stefan" are down the river.)
Rodrigo Thanks, Stefan. You're such a great guy!
Stefan Oh, you're great, too, you know. Great enough for Jasmine to like you.
Rodrigo What?
Stefan I can tell from the way she looks at you. Huh?
("Stefan" looks at Blue Diamond as a dolphin, and Yellow Diamond as a pineapple... and White Diamond's feet.)
Rodrigo Stefan! What's happening to you?!
("Stefan" exits his dream, and Steven appears his dream and glowing pink.)
[Trans. Int. Steven's Room]
(Steven wakes up.)
Peridot Steven! You did it! You just fell asleep and you started glowing pink. And then the TV went on the fritz, and then- Oh, I'll just show you! Our script, our story! I watched the whole thing live! Not sure what you were going for at the end there. That was pretty bizarre, but for a first attempt... Steven?
Steven Oh, sorry. Just feeling a little off. Guess maybe the chili was a bad idea.
Peridot Eh, don't worry about it. Our budget is nothing, and our schedule is infinite.
Steven That's right. I can do a re-dream. We can do as many as we want until we get it right.
Peridot Less talking, more sleeping.
(Steven goes down in bed.)
[Trans. Int. Camp Pining Hearts]
("Stefan" is down the river for the second time. "Stefan" sees Dogcopter and Dogcopter flies away, and "Stefan" says "NOOO!!" with no dialogue. Steven wakes up for the second time with bags in his eyes, and goes down. "Stefan" is down the river for the third time. "Stefan" sees Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl fly away the same way Dogcopter did, and "Stefan" says "NOOO!!" with no dialogue for the second time. Steven wakes up for the third time, with darker bags in his eyes, and goes down. "Stefan" and Rodrigo are down the river. "Stefan" sees Spinel's Injector, and Rodrigo sees "Stefan" missing when he's freaked out. "Stefan" turns into himself as a baby. Steven wakes up for the last time, with the bags in his eyes even darker than the last time.)
[Trans. Int. Steven's Room]
Peridot *sighs*
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Steven is sitting at the table, eating cereal, when suddenly, Peridot slams a big stack of papers down right in front of him.)
Steven Huh?
Peridot I've come to the conclusion that we keep failing because we're relying on a script when we should've taken a more visual approach. So I've prepared this storyboard for you.
Steven ... You drew all of this in one night?
Peridot Well, duh! I'm good at everything. Study these boards in preparation for this re-dream.
Steven Oh, okay. Wow. You really posed this out.
Peridot Thank you!
Steven Huh? *sees "Stefan" kissing Jasmine on the picture* Hey, Peridot, why is Stefan kissing Jasmine?
Peridot It's perfect, right? Just as Rodrigo is about to swoop in and save his teenage dream, he stumbles upon... *gasps loudly* Stefan! His good friend whom he trusts so much... kissing Jasmine... thus stoking the fire of Rodrigo jealousy!
Steven I can't do Rodrigo "dirty" like that!
Peridot Whoa, Steven. Hold on. You're talking about them like they're real people. It's just a story. And a story needs conflict.
Steven No! I can't do this!
Peridot Look, Steven, you seem pretty agitated. Let's just call this whole thing off.
Steven What?
Peridot There's no point if you're gonna get all worked up over it. *sighs* I should probably be getting back to Little Homeworld anyway.
Steven ... No! Wait! I'll do it.
[Trans. Int. Camp Pining Hearts]
("Stefan" shows up to Rodrigo.)
Stefan Hey, Rodrigo. This is terrible. Jasmine is in danger!
Rodrigo W-What?
Stefan She's headed toward an island full of dangerous birds! But if we go downstream, we can save her!
Rodrigo Okay! Thanks, Stefan. You're the best.
("Stefan" shrugs. Rodrigo is down the river by himself.)
Rodrigo Wow, Stefan is so great. *gasps* What?! *sees "Stefan" kissing Jasmine* ...Stefan! How could you?!
("Stefan" looks at Rodrigo but he doesn't. "Stefan" sounds weird, but Jasmine and "Stefan" exit his dream. Connie Maheswaran and Steven appear his dream by turning Connie Maheswaran into Obsidian. Obsidian tries to stomp Steven by squashing him.)
[Trans. Int. Beach House into the past.]
(Steven wakes up, and sees the past into his house.)
Steven *sighs heavily* ...Peridot? *walks over to Peridot* Peridot! Come on, we gotta stop! (Peridot does not respond.) Are you listening to me? Why won't you look at me?!
(Steven turns her around, her gem and visor have been filled in with the SMPTE color bars and the rest of her face is neutral. Steven's past house disappears in his dream. Steven's pajamas turn into his own clothes and sees everything.)
Steven Peridot?! Peridot! Where are you? Peridot!! *runs*
[Trans. Int. Steven's Dream]
(Steven enters at Beach City but it exits out. Peridot walks alone at Steven's own house.)
Steven Peridot! Wait! *grunts; runs up* Stop! Don't go in there! Please! I still really want to hang out with you! (Steven's door then disappears.) Huh?
(Steven jumps out of the black hole.)
Steven Peridot! (Steven's house turns into a glitch over SMPTE color bars.) We've always had something to fix together! The Cluster, the Diamonds, or Spinel! I don't think I know how to be friend without something to fix! But I- I just can't do it anymore! I'm so tired. Now I'm even doing it in my dreams! *starts crying* I'm sorry I can't do this for you! Please don't leave...! Don't... Leave...
(The dream ends with a visual similar to removing a tape from a VCR.)
[Trans. Int. Steven's Room]
Peridot *initially muffled* Steven? Steven! STEVEN!
(Steven is in bed, crying.)
Peridot Steven, I saw everything! *stammers* It's fine! We don't have to do this anymore. I don't care about the show, and I definitely don't care about Rodrigo! Ugh, I'm such a clod!
Steven But I really wanted to spend time with you! I just wanted an excuse to hang out.
Peridot We don't need an excuse to hang out.
Steven Can we still watch CPH together? Even if it sucks?
Peridot *laughing, removing her visor* Of course.
[Trans. Int. Steven's Room]
(Jasmine is onscreen.)
Jasmine How could you lie to me like that, Rodrigo? I guess you just can't help being a bad person!
(Cut to Steven and Peridot at the foot of Steven's bed, watching the TV. Steven is eating popcorn. Both are laughing.)
Peridot Jasmine, you just buried a body in the woods, and now you're mad that Rodrigo cheated at cards?
(They continue laughing.)
Peridot This show is the worst!
Steven *smiling contently* This show is the best.

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 HonorReunitedLegs From Here to HomeworldFamiliarTogether AloneEscapismChange Your Mind
Film Steven Universe: The Movie
Future Little HomeschoolGuidanceRose BudsVolleyballBluebirdA Very Special EpisodeSnow DayWhy So Blue?Little GraduationPrickly PairIn DreamsBismuth CasualTogether ForeverGrowing PainsMr. UniverseFragmentsHomeworld BoundEverything's FineI Am My MonsterThe Future
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
Other We Deserve to ShineCrossover Nexus