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"Little Homeschool" is the 1st episode of Steven Universe Future and the 1st episode of the series. It is also the first episode in the premiere special that happened on the 7th of December, 2019.
In Steven's bathroom, he uses Diamond aura potions and his healing spit on the water of his bathtub to heal a corrupted Gem named Cherry Quartz, who is very confused about what happened to her. Steven is very upfront and tells her that she was corrupted in a Diamond blast and that he had just healed her.
After offering her some history books in both English and Gem Glyph (Spanish translation forthcoming), Steven drives Cherry Quartz in his new car over to Little Homeworld. He tells her who/what has changed in Beach City over the years, despite her not knowing any of the people he's talking about.
They arrive in Little Homeschool, a place where former Homeworld Gems can learn about how to live and be free on Earth. Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl are seen teaching other Gems about yoga, freedom, and technology respectively.
Amethyst tells her class to do whatever they want for an hour and invites Steven to have lunch with her. Amethyst is seen content with her place as a teacher in Little Homeschool, seeing as no one except Steven had ever really looked up to her. She is also excited by the fact that so many Gems want to learn how to be Earthlings. Steven, however, is saddened by the fact that one Gem refuses to attend the school. Amethyst tells Steven to forget about "her", but Steven is still worried about "her". He says that they built Little Homeworld and its school to fix some of the bad things the Diamonds did, and if someone out there is still hurting because of the Diamonds, he should try to help the Gem. Amethyst tells Steven that he should stop trying to fix everyone, which he reluctantly agrees with.
On the outskirts of Beach City, Steven walks through a forest until he reaches a cave, trying to find the Gem who refuses to attend the school. Before he can walk near it, someone interrupts him. The gem is revealed to be Jasper, who is shown to destroy every living Earthling that invades her space, including the grass.
Steven tries to talk to her, but it quickly escalates into an argument, in which Jasper tells him that "You are not my Diamond" and challenges him to a fight. Out of anger, Steven agrees, which pleasantly surprises her. He throws the first punch, but as the fight progresses Jasper gains the upper hand and taunts Steven by telling him that he is only strong because of the assistance he gets from his friends and that he is nothing without them. Then, Steven's skin turns pink, giving him the strength to break free of Jasper's grasp and win the fight by smashing her through several trees and into the ground. Impressed, Jasper laughs and says she didn't think he had it in him.
Steven apologizes for the outburst, much to Jasper's disgust. Steven then tells her that instead of her learning from him, he could learn from her. He requests that maybe Jasper could teach him seeing as this fight helped him learn a new ability, to which she replies, "Consider that fight back there your first and only lesson". Steven then asks Jasper if he can come back and visit. Before walking back to her base, Jasper tells Steven to do whatever he wants.
The scene then cuts to a montage of Steven making his way back home while repairing the damage from his and Jasper's fight, while explaining to Cherry Quartz that he still has more to learn about himself and notes that life is "a wonderful mystery". Cherry then asks if Steven could sign off on her class schedule. The episode ends with Steven signing his signature on her file.
- Steven Universe
- Cherry Quartz (debut)
- Yellow Diamond (pictured)
- White Diamond (pictured)
- Blue Diamond (pictured)
- Harold Smiley (cameo)
- Lars Barriga (non-speaking)
- Sadie Killer and the Suspects (non-speaking)
- Connie Maheswaran (non-speaking)
- Snowflake Obsidian (cameo)
- Larimar (cameo)
- Watermelon Tourmaline (cameo)
- Bismuth (cameo)
- Heaven Beetle (cameo)
- Earth Beetle (cameo)
- Peridot (cameo)
- Blue Lace Agate (cameo)
- Crazy Lace Agate (cameo)
- Yellow Pearl (cameo)
- Blue Pearl (cameo)
- Bixbite (cameo)
- Vidalia (cameo)
- Topaz (cameo)
- Zebra Jasper (cameo)
- Lace Amethyst (cameo)
- Angel Aura Quartz (cameo)
- Orange Spodumene (cameo)
- Ocean Jasper (cameo)
- Onion (cameo)
- Biggs Jasper (cameo)
- Pink Diamond (mentioned)
- An Aquamarine
- Three Rubies
- Nephrite (pictured)
- Beach City
- Maheswaran Residence
- Connie's Room (debut)
- Little Homeworld
- Being Human (credits)
- Steven reveals what's happened in Beach City since the events of the movie:
- Steven kept separate vials of each Diamond's powered liquid in order to heal any corrupted Gems remaining.
- Connie's pose while sitting down looks similar to "Study Girl" who is featured in the lofi hip hop beats Livestream videos (which, in itself was a reference to the 1995 foreign film Whisper of the Heart).
- Steven now drives Greg's Dondai Supremo from "Beach City Drift".
- Seen in the display window of Spacetries are Ube rolls and a cake with a model Sun Incinerator on top.
- Connie still has the glow bracelet Steven gave to her when they first met back in "Bubble Buddies". It is seen on her desk along with a Dogcopter toy.
- When Steven is touring Little Homeworld, the Earth Flag colors are different: the circle is orange and yellow instead of blue and light blue, the small circle is white instead of little bluish, the hexagon is blue instead of orange and the circle inside is light blue instead of yellow.
- In one frame when Steven said to Amethyst, "Knowing there's someone out there still hurting...", his teeth are the same color as his skin.
- When Jasper says "Why don't you throw the first punch?" her corruption scar on her hand disappears.
- In one frame when Steven is about to throw Jasper upward, his right eye turns pink.
- Cherry Quartz's gemstone frequently changes. At first, it has a hexagonal facet with the left and right vertices instead of pointing up and down. However, in later scenes, it has the same facet as an Amethyst gemstone— left and right vertices pointing left and right. Later still, it is back to its original appearance.
View the episode's transcript here.