I want what you want, what you want—want—want—want—

Cloud Connie

"Open Book" is the 2nd episode of the second season in Steven Universe, and the 51st episode overall.


Steven and Connie want a new ending to a beloved book series they have recently read, so Steven takes them into Rose’s Room to re-enact it.


After reading the last installment of the The Spirit Morph Saga series, Steven visually shows satisfaction of the ending. Connie asks for Steven's opinion of the ending. Steven doesn't know what to say in regards to what Connie may think, so he stalls by saying something else.

Connie expresses her opinion of the ending, disliking everything about it. Steven says that he agrees, and wishes that they could change the ending. His gem responds to his wish and opens Rose's Room. This gives Steven an idea.

They enter the room and Steven explains its magic. Steven turns into a character in the book after explaining that the room can overload. Connie then exclaims her wish to be the character Lisa. The room doesn't obey her command, however, as the room only listens to what Steven wants.

Steven asks for a suggestion and Connie requests a costume shop so she can dress up as the character she wishes to. After a few moments, Steven says that he wants to see her. Connie exits the shop in her costume.

Throughout their attempt in creating a new ending, Connie keeps asking for what Steven wants whenever Steven asks her what she wants, as he intended it to be all for her. After making some endings, Steven, once again, asks Connie what she thinks. She then asks again what Steven wants. Steven says that he's trying his hardest and asks Connie to not do what he wants. This causes Connie to break down, repeating the word "want". Steven soon realizes that this "Connie" is one he accidentally summoned (as the room listens to what Steven says he wants), and that the real Connie must still be in the costume shop. He undoes the creations, but is unable to un-summon the fake Connie, who says that he didn't want her to do what he wants.

Steven attempts to fly away on a Wind Lizard, but the fake Cloud Connie grabs its tail and pushes Steven off. They land near the costume shop where Connie is calling out for Steven. Steven is trapped under the fake Connie in a wedding dress who says she knows what Steven "really wants". Steven asks for help, and Connie has a short fight with her, but the fake Connie seems to ignore her presence, still wanting to trap Steven. Steven finally gives in and admits he likes the book's ending, and the fake Cloud Connie evaporates.

Connie is shocked and asks why he said he disliked it. Steven states that he didn't want Connie to think less of him. Connie says she doesn't think less of him, saying she cares more about Steven than a book. It ends with Connie and Steven exiting the temple discussing why Archimicarus "obviously" had feelings for Lisa. At the end, a drawing of Lisa and Archimicarus getting married, most likely drawn by Steven, is shown.





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Production Notes

  • While the episode was originally the 45th episode of season 1, due to StevenBomb beginning season 2 prematurely, it was rescheduled into season 2 before its premiere had aired.


Open Book Promo by Hilary Florido
  • Ruby and Sapphire appear in the promo art at a table in a library with Pearl.
  • This is the first time a full human is shown entering the Crystal Temple.
  • This is the second time Connie is replicated in Rose's Room, albeit more accurately. The first time was in "Rose's Room".
  • This is the second time that none of the Crystal Gems except Steven are present, or mentioned in an episode. The first time was "Horror Club".
  • This is the second time where Connie doesn't wear her glasses for a full-length episode. The first time was "Alone Together".

Cultural References



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ve Episode List
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 Great/Message 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 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
Steven Universe 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

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