Hey, everyone! Did you guys... 'Bis-muth' me?
Steven presents Ruby and Sapphire with a book of wedding options. They request flame and dolphin print invitations. Later, the Crystal Gems enthusiastically create invitations until Peridot moans about the labor, asking how many they have done. Amethyst counts ten, and Sapphire reacts sadly. While Steven is explaining their schedule, Sapphire explains that the root of her sadness is that the rest of the Crystal Gems have been corrupted and bubbled, and thus cannot attend.
While preparing place markers, Steven looks at the names before grabbing a new card, writing Bismuth's. He goes to Bismuth's gem and unbubbles it, releasing her. Shakily, he greets her. She retorts by asking why he would release her and Steven attempts to reveal the truth, but not before Bismuth sees all of the bubbled gems, some of which she knows and assumes Rose just imprisoned everyone who didn't agree with her. She tries to release a Gem she refers to as "Biggs", not realizing that the individual in question had fallen victim to the Corruption Attack back at the end of the Earth Gem Rebellion. As soon as Bismuth realizes her mistake, the two non-corrupted individuals defeat and bubble the Corrupted Gem. Bismuth remarks that only a Diamond could corrupt a Gem and asks Steven why Rose didn't stop Pink Diamond. Steven then explains Rose's identity.
Bismuth calms herself down in lava (after screaming in it) and bitterly jokes about her idea to shatter Pink Diamond, saying Rose ended up taking her advice. Steven is amazed at how well Bismuth took it, telling her that Garnet unfused over the revelation, much to Bismuth's dismay, saying that "they're [her] favorite couple." Steven reassures her, saying that they're back together but they haven't fused yet and explains the concept of a wedding. The two watch the rest of the Gems prepare, with Ruby working a grill while Sapphire looks on, and Amethyst, Pearl, and Peridot setting up chairs, leading to Peridot knocking down an entire row and Amethyst laughing while Pearl frets.
Bismuth decides to introduce herself, but Steven tells her he wants her to be a surprise. He goes out to propose a toast and yells out to Bismuth, which the other Gems mistake as a reference to Pearl. He bashfully goes along with it before rushing off, telling the Gems to hold their soda cans. He goes searching for Bismuth who has disappeared. He finds her in her forge making weapons and asks why she declined to come. She tells him the others could have unbubbled her, but they didn't because she tried to shatter "their leader," Steven. Steven explains that Garnet is the leader, not him, and she rhetorically asks where's Garnet. She explains that the Crystal Gems remain together despite learning that "everything was a sham" because Steven is who they believe in, and claims the Crystal Gems don't want her.
Steven convinces her that if they arrive together then they will know that things between them are alright. Steven returns to the Beach House with Bismuth, and upon seeing her, the Crystal Gems immediately drop their drinks, aside from Peridot, who proceeds to exclaim that she "won". Sapphire approaches the larger Gem in disbelief and hugs her. Pearl and Ruby follow suit, tackling Bismuth in joy. Peridot asks to be introduced, but Amethyst tells her to leave them be. Bismuth produces two rings for Sapphire and Ruby, saying Steven thought they'd be important, which the couple is delighted to see.
- Steven Universe
- Garnet (mentioned)
- Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond (mentioned)
- Kofi Pizza (name shown/mentioned)
- Nanefua Pizza (name shown/mentioned)
- Mr. Fryman (name shown/mentioned)
- Kiki Pizza (name shown/mentioned)
- Jenny Pizza (name shown/mentioned)
- Bill Dewey (name shown/mentioned)
- Yellowtail (name shown/mentioned)
- Vidalia (name shown/mentioned)
- Greg Universe (mentioned)
- Biggs Jasper
- Tiger's Eye, Beryl and Serpentine (mentioned)
- Larimar (mentioned)
- The title of this episode is based on the term "maid of honor", as well as the line "I am made of love" in the "Jail Break" song "Stronger Than You".
- Both meanings refer to the engagement of Ruby and Sapphire in the previous episode.
- This episode reveals the names of four more Crystal Gems: Tiger's Eye, Larimar, Serpentine, and Beryl, with Larimar being the Ice Monster from "Monster Buddies".
- Peridot and Bismuth are shown interacting with Ruby and Sapphire for the first time.
- Bismuth mentions when she tried to shatter Steven in "Bismuth"; moments before she calls him "Rose" before correcting herself, having made the aforementioned attempt due to thinking he was her in a human disguise.
- The Orange Great North Monster from "Gem Hunt" and "Crack the Whip" returns briefly and is revealed by Bismuth to be Biggs Jasper, the former Crystal Gem she mentioned in her own debut episode.
- Steven tells Bismuth about Garnet splitting up over Rose's secret identity in "Now We're Only Falling Apart".
- One of the gifts on the registry Steven shows to Bismuth is a copy of Elite Meat Beat Mania, which is presumably a home copy of Meat Beat Mania, a game that Garnet enjoyed in "Arcade Mania".
- Bismuth refers to Ruby and Sapphire as '""[her] favorite couple", just as Steven does in "The Question".
- Bismuth now knows about the Corrupted Gems and that Rose and Pink Diamond were the same person.
- Note: Time is displayed in [mm:ss]; [00:00] refers to the point after the title card is displayed and before the episode's start.
- [07:30] Steven and the Gems should have heard Bismuth using the warp.
- [07:59] When Steven enters the Forge, the door behind him is open, but in the next shot, the door is closed.
- [09:56] Before Bismuth says "Did you guys 'Bis-muth' me?", Sapphire is holding one can. However, in the next shot, she is holding two.
- [03:38] The Corrupted Biggs' gemstone appears round instead of hexagonal before Bismuth poofs her.
- [08:16] When Steven says "They're not gonna side with Rose anymore. Not after-", the star on his shirt is missing.
- [09:50] Before Bismuth greets the Crystal Gems, Sapphire's white glove on her right hand is missing.
- [10:03] When the gems drop their soda cans in shock, Sapphire's gem is missing.
View the episode's transcript here.