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This is a transcribed copy of "Marble Madness". Feel free to edit or add to this page, as long as the information comes directly from the episode.
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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Beach]
(Steven and Connie are sitting on the beach in front of the Crystal Temple.)
Steven *covering his eyes* Can I look yet?
Connie Okay.
(Connie pulls out a book titled "Unfamiliar Familiar".)
Steven *opens her eyes and gasps* BOOOOKS! Whoa, cool cover!
Connie It's my favorite series! It's about this girl named Lisa and she's a witch! - I mean, she doesn't know she's a witch at first, and she has a familiar, which is sorta like this spirit companion that everyone in the world has. And hers is a talking falcon named Archimicarus! Anyways she goes on this quest to find her father after he's kidnapped by the mysterious one-eyed man.
Steven Whoa, mystery!
Connie Here! Lemme get you started! *takes the book from Steven and opens it* Ahem. "Chapter One: The Morning Thief. Lisa awoke with a start, the echoes of her dreams still dancing in her mind, the low rumble of thunder murmured through the quiet house- "
(A distant rumbling noise is then heard, shocking Steven and Connie a bit.)
Steven Wooah, this is a really good book!
Connie Uh... okay. "The house was deathly still. The only sound Lisa could hear was her own heartbeat pounding in her ears. The hairs on her neck tingled when suddenly-"
(Something then suddenly plunges into the sea near them.)
Steven What the-
Steven & Connie *gets splashed by water* Aahh!
(The Gems burst out of the Beach House to see what is happening.)
Amethyst What was that?
(A giant green sphere rolls onto the beach from the sea, and legs extend out of it.)
Steven It's one of the Marble Robots.
Connie What?
(The robonoid starts advancing towards Steven and Connie. Garnet quickly jumps in between and stops it with her gauntlets.)
Amethyst & Pearl *leap into the air and dive towards the robonoid* Huuuuuh- Yaaaaaah!!!
(The Gems successfully destroy the robonoid, while Steven has already summoned his bubble shield to protect himself and Connie.)
Steven *dispels his bubble* You okay?
Connie *amazed* I love hanging out at your place!
Steven Pearl, do you think this was-
Pearl One of Peridot's Machines? Yes I think so, only... we've never seen one this big before.
Amethyst Or this gooey! *covered head to toe in green goo*
Pearl Amethyst, we need to be careful we don't know what this stuff is.
(Amethyst snickers and gets a mischievous look on her face.)
Pearl Oh no! Don't you DARE get that stuff on me!
Amethyst *spreads her arms out wide* GOOP HUG!
(Pearl freaks out and runs away. Amethyst starts chasing Pearl off-screen.)
Amethyst *distantly* Come here, Pearl! I love you, Pearl!
Pearl *distantly* NO! Get away! Let go of me!
Connie Peridot. Is that the Gem you told me about? The one that's trying to come to Earth?
Steven Yeah. We stopped her before but, I guess she can still shoot stuff here from space. *walks over to Garnet.* So... what do you think it was here to do?
Garnet We destroyed it. *picks up a piece of the broken robonoid* That's all that matters. *tosses it aside*
Steven *nods* Hm!
Amethyst GOOP HUG!!
(Amethyst suddenly rushes in and give Garnet a hug, covering her in goo too. Pearl approaches, covered in goo as well and looking unimpressed. Garnet pulls her in and the Gems have a group "goop hug".)
[Trans Int. Connie's House]
Dr. Maheswaran *holding and covering a phone* Connie? The Steven Universe boy would like to speak with you.
(Connie quickly rushes down the stairs and grabs the phone.)
Dr. Maheswaran *speaks to herself* I swear that's not his real name. *walks off*
Connie Hi Steven! What's up? Have you read more "Unfamiliar Familiar"?
Steven Yeah but I'm-
Connie *screams excitedly* Aaah! Isn't it amazing? How far did you get?
Steven I'm in the middle of one of them but, I'm really confused... *picks up one book* They keep talking about this Plinkman guy who died... Am I suppose to know who he is?
Connie Plinkman... but that's Lisa's dad- Steven? You're reading them in order, right?
Steven There's an order? Aww man, I just started with the one with the coolest cover.
(Connie zones out with a blank expression on her face.)
Steven Hello? Connie?
(Another distant rumbling noise is heard, shaking Steven off his seat.)
Steven What the-?
(The Gems rush out from the Temple Gate.)
Garnet Something entered the atmosphere.
(The Gem exits the house onto the porch.)
Amethyst Up there! *points at a shooting object in the sky*
Pearl It's another one of those things!
Garnet It landed on Mask Island! Come on!
Steven Connie, I'm gonna call you back.
[Trans. Ext. Mask Island]
(The Crystal Gems warp to Mask Island and spots the robonoid wandering towards them.)
Pearl Is it... looking for a warp?
Garnet We have to stop it!
(The Gems charge towards the robonoid and destroy it, spilling green goo everywhere.)
Steven *covered in goo* Yeesh! What are these things trying to do?
Pearl We're not... really... that sure...
Garnet It's not trying to do anything now.
(Steven moans in uncertainty.)
[Trans Int. Connie's House]
Connie *on the phone with Steven* Okay. So you read the first three books in order. Do you... like them?
Steven Of Course!, They're awesome! I really love Lisa's familiar - He's my favorite, I'm... just confused about one thing though.
Connie What's that?
Steven What... is... a familiar?
Connie ... Noooooo ugggggh... *slumps against the cabinet in disappointment* huh...
(Another distant rumbling occurs again.)
Connie Was that another one of those marble things?
(The Gems rush out from the Temple Gate again.)
Steven Yeah...
Amethyst *stretches her face in anger* GRRRRRRRR! What is with these things? This is like the FIFTH one this week!
Garnet We'll find it in the Desert!
Steven Connie, talk later! *tosses his phone aside* Wait you guys, wait for me!
(The Gems, annoyed, warp ahead towards the Desert without Steven, but he quickly warps away on his own too and catches up.)
[Trans. Ext The Desert]
(Steven arrives in the Desert and finds the Gems attacking another robonoid in desperation. Garnet tries to push against the robonoid, Pearl sit atop it and is stabbing it with her spear, and Amethyst has her whip wrapped around it.)
Amethyst Yeah! Let it out! Get CRAZY! *tugging on the robonoid* Hua!
Steven *runs in and flails his arms* Guys, guys, guys! Stop! (The Gems pause and look at him.) How many more of these things are you gonna have to fight?
Pearl *stressed* WE DON'T KNOW! They just keep COMING and COMING and we don't even know what they ARE! We don't know ANYTHING!
Steven That's okay. I don't know anything all the time, it's like my whole life. But I have you guys to tell me about tell me about Gem stuff, Connie can explain what familiars are, and Dad tells me weird dad stuff.
Pearl But nobody knows what these things are here to do.
Steven Well... It probably does. *points at the robonoid*
Pearl What?
Steven We could follow it and see where it goes.
Amethyst ARE YOU NUTS?!
Pearl Who knows what could go wrong?
Garnet We can't keep fighting these things forever- Well, we can, but I don't want to... Let's do it Steven's way.
Steven Yeah! Let's follow the funky flow. *waves his arms around*
Amethyst We're dead.
(The Gems let loose of the robonoid and hop atop of it.)
Steven Alright big guy, Mush! *pats the robonoid*
Gems Woaaah... Uggh...
Steven Uh-heh-heh. WOOHOO!
(The robonoid starts moving as the Crystal Gems ride atop it. It then steps onto the warp pad and warps away.)
[Trans. ext. Prime Kindergarten]
(The Crystal Gems and the robonoid arrive at the warp pad in the Kindergarten. Everyone gasps in horror.)
Garnet Kindergarten...
Pearl Oh, why here? This site has been damaged enough by the Gems that were incubated here 6,000 years ago! That's it! It's confirmed. These things are up to no good! *summons her spear from her gem*
Steven Wait! *flails his hands at Pearl* We don't even know what it's doing here? Can't we just... see where it wants to go?
Pearl Garnet?
Garnet Hmm... Steven's way.
(Pearl sighs and the spear slowly retracts back into Pearl's gem. The robonoid jumps down to ground level and continues advancing, with the Crystal Gems still riding on it.)
Pearl What does it want here?
Steven Maybe it just wants to see where Amethyst was made.
Amethyst Maybe it should mind its own business.
Pearl I don't like this at all...
Steven But...
Amethyst *looks at Steven* I'm kinda with Pearl on this one.
Steven Aw, come on, can't you feel this guy's funky flow? He's a funk master. *pats the robonoid*
Pearl I can't believe we're doing this.
(The robonoid suddenly stops.)
Steven Why'd you stop, li'l buddy?
Garnet Something's happening.
(Garnet grabs Steven and the Crystal Gems jumps off the robonoid. Thee robonoid opens a pyramid-shaped hole in the ground, morphs into a pyramid itself and fits into the hole.)
Steven *starry-eyed* Yesss!
(The robonoid begins to descend into the ground.)
Steven See? I knew we'd find something cool... Let's go!
(Steven jumps into the hole and lands on the robonoid. The Gems quickly follow suit.)
Steven Hey guys! Going down? ... Are you okay?
Pearl What is all this?
(The Crystal Gems continues to descend as they see thick green wires lining the walls of the hole. The robonoid stops at the bottom and lights up a room. A hand pedestal arises in the middle of the room. A squishing noise is the heard.)
Steven What's the sound?
(The Crystal Gems peek over as they watch another small robonoid forms from the tip of the pyramid robonoid. It climbs into the room and activates the hand pedestal, activating the room. Several screens lit up with a center monitor screen, displaying static for a brief moment, and then displays Peridot on-screen. The Crystal Gems, startled by Peridot's image, quickly run off to hide.)
Peridot Established Gem Projection Link with control room. Plug Robonoid has successfully landed on Planet Earth and entered Prime Kindergarten Control Room in Facet Five. Will proceed to perform status check of Kindergarten.
Amethyst *whispers* It's Peridot.
Pearl *gasps and whispers* Is she trying to re-activate the Kindergarten? Doesn't she know it'll destroy all life on Earth?!
Steven Why don't we ask her?
Garnet Shh! Steven, we're facing an enemy we don't know with technology we don't understand. This isn't the time to be asking questions.
Steven Really sounds like it is...
Garnet Ok - here's the plan: We can't let her see us, so we wait for an opening. When she's distracted, we destroy the power source on the far wall. Steven stays here!
(Pearl and Amethyst nod in approval. The Gems turn to look at Steven, who has vanished from their sight, and see him approaching Peridot's screen.)
Gems *whisper-shouts* Steven!
Peridot Now accounting for all operational Injectors. Checking for aberrations in perimeter.
(Steven climbs into the control room, and two large green hand constructs emerge from the floor beside him. The hands activate a pair of panels on the wall screens, which causes cylinders to eject from the ceiling.)
Peridot Ugh, this Gem Tech is simply archaic.
Steven I don't know, I think it looks pretty cool.
(There is silence; Peridot's monitor abruptly and quickly cancels all she is doing and turns to face Steven in surprise.)
Steven Hi! I'm Steven.
Peridot There appears to be an infestation of "Stevens" in the Kindergarten.
Steven Daw, I'm not so bad once you get to know me!
Peridot ... And how many more Stevens are present in this area?
Steven Oh - just me.
Peridot Nee-ah, that's a relief. So tell me - Have Stevens replaced "humans" as the dominant species on Earth?
Steven Oh no, there's lots of humans, there's my dad, Connie, Lars and Sadie, the mailman, Onion... I think. ...Lots of people.
Peridot Hmm...
Steven Now I get to ask a question, what are you doing?
Peridot Hm, just picking up where we left off.
(Peridot's monitor faces away from Steven. A hand construct raises above Steven and forms a fist, attempting to crush him. Garnet jumps in to catch the fist and throws it away. Peridot's monitor turns back and Peridot looks surprised by Garnet's presence.)
Peridot A Gem?! (Amethyst and Pearl jump up as well.) AH! MORE?? But the Red Eye didn't report the presence of any Gems on this planet!
Pearl That's because we destroyed it.
Peridot You what? But the records say that Gems were wiped out on earth... Wait a minute... You're the ones that have been destroying my Plug Robonoids... Are you the reason the Homeworld Warp is down again? Is THIS your bizarre icon? *shows them the Crying Breakfast Friends! sticker* UHROOH!!! Why do you keep destroying my THINGS?!
Pearl Because we are the Crystal Gems! We're still alive, and we're still the guardians of this planet and all its living creatures!
Peridot The Crystal Gems?
(The Gems start attacking Peridot's hand constructs, while Steven watches in astonishment.)
Peridot Stop! How dare you? I'm doing this one way or another. You're just... making it... really... difficult!
Garnet Amethyst, now!
Amethyst DESTROY!!! *uses her whip to grab a hand and hurls it at the control room's power source, breaking it*
Peridot I'm reporting this!-
(Peridot's screen transmission disappears.)
Amethyst Is it over?
(The Gems look at each other silently. They then walk over to Steven and stare at him, unamused.)
Steven Okay... I- I might have gone a little too far this time.
Garnet Well, Steven, you weren't completely wrong. We learned something new because of your decisions.
Steven Alright!
Garnet But yeah, this was a pretty bad idea.
Steven Aw man...
(A black star iris envelops the screen in a reverse star wipe, ending the episode.)

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