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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Int. Beach House]
(Steven is seen standing before the painting of Rose Quartz on the stairs.)
Steven All right, Mom. Where should you go?
(Steven takes the painting off the wall and hangs it above the Temple Gate.)
Steven Yeah! ... Hmm.
(Steven puts the painting inside his conservatory next, leaning onto a potted plant.)
Steven How about... Here? ... Hmm.
(Steven warps to the Temple Hand next and tries to see where he could place the painting.)
Steven Ughh...
(Steven continues trying out different places to put the painting, such as his bed, outside on the Beach house, his bathroom and finally, back to its original placement.)
Steven Perfect. ... Ugh!
(Steven scratches his head in frustration, when Greg and Amethyst enter the house.)
Greg Yo, Schtu-ball! Still looking for a place to hang that painting of your mom?
Steven *sighs* Yeah. After everything that's happened, I don't know if I still want her hanging over us, you know?
Amethyst I'm telling you, man, it's not the placement. It's the frame.
(Just then, the environment gradually gets darker and darker.)
Greg Is it me, or is it getting kinda ominous outside?
Greg & Amethyst Woah!
Steven Oh-ho ho! Hey!
(Steven, Greg and Amethyst run outside to the porch to find the Human Zoo has made its way to Earth.)
[Trans. Int. Steven Conservatory]
(Steven enters his conservatory to make contact with the Zoomans on his Diamond control panel.)
Wy-Six Ste-van! Greetings!
Steven Jay-Ten, Wy-Six, how'd you get your space station all the way here?
Wy-Six We took the Zoo ship and made it a cruise ship.
(Greg and Amethyst walk into the room.)
Greg Oh hey, Jay-Ten... Wy-Six... I haven't seen y'all since the Choosening.
Wy-Six You mean since you didn't choosen us?
(Jay-Ten turns a cold shoulder to Greg and walks away.)
Wy-Six Don't you have some sound discs to listen to in your wheeled conveyance?
Greg Y-Yes, I do...
(Greg backs away slowly, as Wy-Six glares at him with a pouty face.)
Wy-Six Now that he is gone, we'd love it if you came by for a visit.
Steven Sure thing. I-Is it ok if Amethyst comes by to say hi to the Famethyst?
Wy-Six As long as she is not Ga-reg, she's welcome.
[Trans. Int. Human Zoo]
(Steven and Amethyst enter the Human Zoo, which has gotten a huge overhaul. The Famethyst and Zoomans are seen chilling out and enjoying life together.)
Wy-Six Ste-van, welcome to our ca-ruise!
Steven Wy-Six, it's so different here!
Wy-Six Humans have control of the ship now, while the Amethysts laze about like delinquents all day. Did I say that right, Holly Blue?
(Wy-Six turns to Holly Blue Agate, who is seen yelling at an Amethyst, who is ignoring her while relaxing.)
Holly Blue Stop relaxing and get back to your posts! Ugh! How can you stand this total lack of order?
An Amethyst Chill out, Holly Blue. You know you want to. *places a flower crown on Holly Blue's head*
Holly Blue I give up. No one answers to me, and I answer to no one. I'd give anything for an order from the Diamonds, but all they talk about is "Steven, Steven, Steven-" Steven!
Steven Hi, Holly! (Holly Blue Agate awkwardly salutes to Steven while blushing in embarrassment, and quickly walks away.) Bye, Holly.
(Holly Blue Agate runs away, still blushing in embarrassment, as the Famethyst laugh at her.)
Amethyst YO! Famethyst~
The Famethyst Amethyst!
(Amethyst charges up a spin-dash and rolls straight into the Famethyst, crashing into them like bowling pins and knocking them over.)
The Famethyst We missed you! Aw, yeah!
(Amethyst and the Famethyst laugh together in joy, while a happy Steven watches.)
Wy-Six Ste-van, I have some special friends who wish to meet you. Isn't that wonderful?
(Wy-Six leads Steven out of the Zoo and they begin walking through a tunnel hallway.)
Steven They want to meet me?
Wy-Six Yes. It was they who wanted us to visit Earth.
(Wy-Six leads Steven to the door leading into Rose Quartz Bubble Room.)
Wy-Six I cannot wait to see the look upon your face when you see their faces.
(Wy-Six opens the door, revealing "Shy" Rose Quartz standing at the doorway. Steven's face tenses in shock by the sheer and striking appearance of the Rose Quartz to his mom.)
Wy-Six Yes! This is the look I wished to see!
("Superfan" and "Hippie" Rose Quartzes then rush out the door, joining "Shy" Rose Quartz's side. Steven glances past the three Rose Quartzes into the room and gasps in surprise.)
Steven So... many... Rose Quartzes...?
(In the room, many Rose Quartzes, now unbubbled and free, are seen relaxing and enjoying in their own recreation too, as the door shuts behind the three Rose Quartzes.)
Steven H-How did the-
"Superfan" Rose Oh, now that it's Era 3, we were all unbubbled, so now, we're making up for lost time. Hi! I'm Rose Quartz! *shakes Steven's hand* And you, you're Steven! *lifts him up* You are so much smaller than I imagined! Is it because you're half organic? Can you believe it, Rose Quartz!? *shows Steven to "Hippie" Rose Quartz*
"Hippie" Rose It's like, we were bubbled, but now we're like, not bubbled.
Steven Th- It's really- It's really great.
"Superfan" Rose Oh, isn't Steven wonderful? He's just so supportive and kind and handsome and athletic and smart, and we haven't seen the Earth since we emerged, so what's it like, Steven?
("Shy" Rose peeks from behind "Hippie" Rose, and Steven gets distracted from her appearance again.)
Steven Huh? What?
"Superfan" Rose The Earth! We haven't seen the surface in forever. *puts Steven down on the ground* What's a typical day like for the legend?
Steven Uh, most days, I'm pretty busy. I get up kind of early and-
"Hippie" Rose What's your house like?
Steven Uhh... It's nice. It's next to the ocean.
"Superfan" Rose I've never seen the ocean!
"Hippie" Rose I've never smelled the ocean.
("Superfan"and "Hippie" Rose place their hands on Steven's shoulders, as he grows increasingly disturbed.)
"Superfan" Rose What's it like breathing?
Steven It's mostly nitrogen. Connie says that-
"Hippie" Rose I bet you sleep all the time.
Steven Huh... not all the time.
"Superfan" Rose What's it like eating food?
Steven Wh-Wh-Why don't you come to dinner and find out?!?
(Steven chuckles as he looks at "Shy" Rose in unease.)
Steven I mean.. if-if you want dinner?
(At that moment, the Famethyst parade past in a conga line, chanting "Da-da da-da da... DA!" on repeat.)
Amethyst Yo, Steven!-
(Amethyst's face instantly tenses up in shock too, upon seeing the Rose Quartzes beside Steven.)
Steven F-Family reunion...!
(Amethyst continues staring in shock, as she and the Famethyst parade away.)
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Back home, Steven eats his dinner while the three Rose Quartzes, Garnet and Pearl watch on.)
"Superfan" Rose He's cutting one of those carrot beans again. Going... up... to... his... mouth! Ah, and it's gone! Wow! No one can eat a carrot bean like you.
Steven I've been doing this for 16 years, now. I'd hope-
Greg Hey, Schtu-ball. *enters the house, dejected* Any idea how long the Zoomans are going to be around? I haven't had this many exes show up at once since-
"Superfan" Rose Hi! How are you?
(Greg halts in his track upon seeing the Rose Quartzes, as Pearl gives him an unassuring shrug.)
Greg I can feel the rest of my hair falling out.
Steven Dad, wait. You want to join us for dinner?
Greg Nope!
(Without hesitation, Greg runs out of the house, leaving Steven in slight dejection.)
Steven Uh...
"Superfan" Rose All right! Back to this eating thing. *takes Steven's plate* So, you take this food stuff, and you put it in your face hole like this!
Steven Yeah, you got it.
(Pearl looks down at the table in discomfort, when "Hippie" Rose begins talking to her.)
"Hippie" Rose You know, if I could have had a Pearl, I would've wanted her to be just like you. Have you tried this "butter" stuff? *pushes a stick of butter to Pearl*
Pearl Oh, it's okay, but thank you, Ro-o-o-ose... *gets uncomfortable*
"Shy" Rose Excuse me, Pearl. Are you feeling okay?
Pearl *sighs* I'm going to the bathroom!
(Pearl gets off from the table and walks towards Steven's Bathroom. "Hippie" Rose then turns her attention to Garnet)
"Hippie" Rose Hey, you're looking kind of tense. How about I give you a nice, relaxing massage while we talk?
Garnet I'm also going to the bathroom. *gets up and leaves too*
"Superfan" Rose Okay, Steven. I totally got this eating thing down! Here, open your face hole. *feeds Steven a carrot* Oh, wow! Good job!
Steven Mmm, thank you. I should, uh, probably see how they're doing in there.
"Superfan" Rose We'll come with you!
Steven Uh, that's- that's okay. You guys wait here. I'll be right back. *backs away*
"Hippie" Rose Let's check it out when they're done.
Steven *holds onto the bathroom door handle* They're not her. It's not weird.
[Trans. Int. Steven's Bathroom]
(Steven opens the bathroom door and enters.)
Steven How are you guys doing?
Pearl Steven, isn't this super weird!?
Garnet Pearl... Of course it's super weird!
Steven *closes the door behind him* Come on, we can't be like this. They were bubbled just because they look like Mom. Now, they're finally free, and we're ditching them to whisper in the bathroom for the same reason?
Garnet I know it's wrong, but... I'm overwhelmed.
Pearl They don't just look like her, they are like her. She made them. I thought I'd be more ready for this...
Steven Okay, fine, stay here. But I'm going back out there to make sure they have a good time.
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Steven exits the bathroom, sighing, and bumps into "Superfan" Rose unexpectedly, who grabs his hands and twirls him around.)
"Superfan" Rose *squealing* Hello, Steven!
Steven *chuckling nervously* Sorry, you surprised me. But it- it's fine.
(Steven back away, only to bumps into "Shy" Rose behind him. "Shy" Rose then notices the painting of Rose Quartz by the stairs, and seems to understand.)
"Shy" Rose Maybe, we should get back. We don't want to wear out our welcome.
"Hippie" Rose But we're having so much fun.
"Superfan" Rose Do you not want us here?
Steven What? No! Yo-you're totally welcome here. You- You should... stay over!
"Superfan" Rose For the night?
Steven Mmm... *reluctantly* Slumber party! We should have an Earth-style slumber party!
"Hippie" Rose Cool. What is slumber?
"Superfan" Rose This is so great! I'm dying! I'm dying! I am dead! I am dead Rose Quartz!
(Steven chuckles nervously at "Superfan" Rose's morbid exaggeration.)
[Trans. Int. Steven's Room]
(It is night-time, Steven and the Rose Quartzes are watching movie on his TV in his bedroom.)
"Superfan" Rose Wow, so that's a movie? Let's watch another!
Steven Take your pick.
"Superfan" Rose How about this one?
"Hippie" Rose This is like, so chill.
Steven *chuckles anxiously* I know, right?
("Superfan" Rose enters the tape into the TV player, and Rose's message to Steven begins to play.)
Rose Quartz (TV) "Steven, we can't both exist."
Steven GAAH!
Rose Quartz (TV) "I'm going to become half-"
Steven *hastily shuts off the TV* Time for bed!
(Steven puts the Rose Quartzes into sleeping bags, zipping "Superfan" Rose's one up to her chin, and turns off the lights)
Steven Is everyone comfortable?
"Superfan" Rose Yep!
("Shy" Rose remains silent.)
"Hippie" Rose Me too.
Steven Good! I'm also very comfortable.
"Superfan" Rose So, how do you sleep?
Steven You just lay down, close your eyes, and don't say anything.
"Superfan" Rose It's a shame we're leaving tomorrow.
Steven Yeah, I wish you could just... stay here forever...!
"Superfan" Rose Do you mean it?
"Hippie" Rose Of course, he means it. Why would he say it if he didn't mean it?
"Superfan" Rose Then yes! The answer is yes! We would love to live with you!
Steven *taken aback* Aah! I mean, you c-c-c-could, but then, uhh... L-Lion might get mad...? He can be very territorial and, uh-
"Shy" Rose Can't you guys take a hint? He doesn't want us to be here! He doesn't like us.
"Hippie" Rose What?
"Superfan" Rose There's no way that's true, right, Steven- *gasps loudly* Your face!
Steven *chewing his blanket in anxiety* It's not that I don't like you. It's- It's j-just...
"Superfan" Rose Wow, he really does hate us.
"Shy" Rose I'm going back to the ship. *gets up* Sorry for bothering you, Steven. *leaves by the balcony*
"Hippie" Rose Man, this is such a bummer. *leaves too*
"Superfan" Rose *sniffles* Never meet your heroes.
("Superfan" Rose sobs loudly and hops away, still cocooned in her sleeping bag.)
Steven Aww... Wait!
[Trans. Int. Steven's Conservatory]
("Shy" and "Hippie" Rose stand on the Warp Pad, preparing to leave, as "Superfan" Rose hops in.)
"Hippie" Rose Let's get out of here.
"Superfan" Rose I'm trying! I-I just got to get this sleepy sack off!
Steven Wait! *runs in* Please, please don't leave like this! I- I'm really sorry. It's not like I don't like you or don't want you here. It's just that... you look so much like her; like my Mom. I thought I was ready to move on and not have her hanging over me anymore, but I can barely be in a room with you because I still feel all twisted up about her. I've been pretending that I'm fine because it's not your fault, but... I'm not fine...
"Shy" Rose We've been pretending, too.
Steven Huh?
"Shy" Rose To be fine.
"Superfan" Rose We're not pretending! We're having so much fun!
"Hippie" Rose Come on, let's give it a rest.
"Superfan" Rose Fine...
"Shy" Rose Your mom created us, too, and got us all bubbled, just for being Rose Quartzes.
"Hippie" Rose But, you know, it's cool. It's whatever.
"Shy" Rose It's not whatever. I don't expect you to understand. I swore I wouldn't talk about this.
Steven But I do understand. Ah, man... If anyone can understand how you feel, it's me. I've been thinking about you guys like my mom times three, but we're really more like siblings.
"Superfan" Rose Siblings? What's that?
Steven Well, Mom created all of us, and we've all been living in her shadow. *unzips "Superfan" Rose from her sleeping bag* We'll always be related to her, but that means, we'll always be related to each other.
"Superfan" Rose That's pretty awesome!
"Hippie" Rose I'm so glad we're related.
"Superfan" Rose Yeah! Siblings forever! *hugs Steven and giggles*
Steven So, wait. Do you all still want to live here?
"Superfan" Rose Oh gosh, no! I don't know why I said that.
Steven Well, feel free to visit if you want. N-No pressure.
"Shy" Rose Thanks, Steven.
Steven Later, Rose Quartz.
(Steven waves goodbye as the three Rose Quartzes warp away in content, just when Amethyst warps back in.)
Amethyst Famethyst for life! What'd I miss?
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
(Back home, Steven sleeps in peace in his bed, while Lion sleeps nearby. The painting of Rose Quartz is now stashed away inside Lion's mane, no longer hanging over everyone's head.)

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