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Speaker Dialogue
[Open Int. Pink Diamond's Zoo]
(Following the events in Gem Heist, Steven emerges from a shallow body of water inside the human zoo, after the assimilation process. He coughs and gasps for air, as he looks around.)
Steven Where am I now?
(Steven spots Greg by the side of the water body, being groomed by two Zoomans.)
Steven Dad?
Greg Huh? Steven?
(Steven and Greg run over and give each other a hug.)
Steven Dad, it's you!
Greg Steven! My little man!
Steven Dad! When Blue Diamond took you, I got so scared. And then the Gems said you might be in some horrible human zoo all chained up to a wall... doing tricks for peanuts... *sobs*
Greg Hey, hey, it's okay, schtu-ball. Your old man's perfectly fine. Wait, how'd you even get out here?
Steven We got on a Gem ship from Earth. I'll tell you about it on the way home. I got separated from the Gems. We got to find them and bust you out of here.
(Steven begins searching in the water body where he popped out from.)
Greg Well, you're not gonna get out that way. I've already tried.
Steven What?! Well, there might be another way out if we can find it.
Zooman 1 Ga-reg! *approaches the pair* Who is that with you?
Zooman 2 Is this a new friend, Ga-reg?
Greg Wy-Six, Jay-Ten, this is-
Steven *gets aggressive* Let me have my dad back already!
Greg Hey, don't be like that. Relax. These people have treated me so well since I got here.
Steven Wha?
(More Zoomans pop out from the bushes nearby.)
Zooman 3 Greetings! Greetings!
Zooman 4 Wow, Ga-reg!
(The Zoomans being to gather around Steven to greet him, mumbling among themselves.)
Greg Everyone, this is Steven. He's my son!
Steven Uhh... Hi.
Zoomans Hi!
Steven Thanks for... braiding my dad's hair.
Greg Steven, these people are the descendants of humans brought here by Gems thousands of years ago. They've never seen the Earth before. Isn't that wild?!
Wy-Six Ste-van, Ga-reg has told stories of you. "The bits, the bits!" That's you, right?
Zoomans The bits, the bits, the bits!
Zooman 5 Come on, say it.
Steven Let's get out of here. We came across a door that leads into the zoo, but we couldn't open it from the other side. Let's find it and try to open it from in here.
Greg A door? Really? All right. Let's find it tonight. It'll be easier to look for it after the routine.
(A chime is sounded from the earrings, and a voice begins to speak to everyone.)
??? Greetings, everyone. It's time to start the daily routine. Please enjoy your meal during this designated eating period.
Steven Who was that?
Wy-Six Ste-van does not know what a little voice is. Just like Ga-reg when he first arrived.
(The Zoomans begin laughing altogether.)
Jay-Ten Our little voices guide us through life here.
Little Voice You all must be hungry now.
Zoomans Yes- yes. We are- *begins mumbling and walk off*
Steven Umm... Dad?
Greg Don't worry, Steven. We'll get out of here. But for now, let's just play along.
(Steven and Greg follow the Zoomans to the designated eating location, where purple crystal fruits are grown from the trees.)
Jay-Ten Here you go, Ga-reg. *hands Greg a fruit*
Greg Oh, thank you.
Wy-Six Ste-van, today the fruit is purple.
Little Voice Are you enjoying the food?
Zoomans Oh, yes
Little Voice How is the food? Is it good?
Wy-Six Yes. It is delicious.
(Steven glances at the Zoomans, obediently complying to the little voice without questions, in uneasy as he eats on his fruit.)
Little Voice Now it is time to play.
(Greg and the Zoomans begin rolling down the hill and laughing, except Steven, who rolls down uncomfortably. Everyone then lies together on the grass.)
Little Voice Now, everyone, reach up like you're going to touch outer space.
(The Zoomans comply and reach their hands upwards. Steven and Greg eventually comply as well.)
Little Voice That's it. Reach up high. Wasn't that fun?
Wy-Six I have not had that much fun since yesterday!
Little Voice It's time to stop and smell the flowers.
(The Zoomans begin smelling flowers inside a shaded garden, which Steven and Greg just watch on.)
Steven What if... I don't want to smell the flowers?
Jay-Ten Why wouldn't you want to do that?
(Jay-Ten puts a flower on Steven's head. Steven takes off the flower and looks at it in unrest.
Little Voice Time to clean up, everyone. Let's all take a refreshing bath.
(The Zoomans begin bathing in a pool next to a basalt column waterfall. They all relax, laugh and splashes together in the water.)
Jay-Ten Watch my splash, Ga-reg! *dives into the water and giggles*
Greg Nice one!
Wy-Six Ga-reg! Watch mine!
(Wy-Six dives into the water from a higher ground, yet resulting in just a small ripple.)
Steven Those are the tiniest splashes I've ever seen.
Greg Watch this. Hey, Wy-Six, you ever heard of a "cannonball"?
Wy-Six *chuckles* I've never heard it. Tell me what it is.
Greg Check this out. I'll show you. Cannonball!
(Greg jumps into the pool, causing a big splash. The Zoomans begins cheering and cannonball into the water too.)
Zoomans *laughing* Cannonball! Cannonball!
Little Voice *to Steven* Wouldn't you like to clean off in the pool?
Steven All right! All right. *begrudgingly cannonballs into the water*
Wy-Six Yeah! Cannonball!
Greg Hey, you hanging in there?
Steven I can't believe this. They're all so happy. It's like... they don't even know that they're trapped here.
Greg Well, of course they don't. They've never been anywhere else. They love it here, I mean, look at this place. Can you blame them? They've got everything they need, and they never have to worry about a thing.
Steven I guess you're right.
(The light acting as the Sun starts getting blocked off, turning the sky starry night, and the earrings chime again.)
Little Voice And now it's time to say good night. Good night, everyone. Sweet dreams.
(The Zoomans begin falling asleep around the pool area.)
Greg Geez, I sure am tired from doing a whole lot of nothing. Well, good night, schtu-ball.
(Greg begins to lie on a grass bed, when Steven halts him.)
Steven Dad! Now's our chance to get out!
(Steven and Greg begins sneaking around the containment area to search for the exit door.)
Greg Man, little voice has really got me on that Zooman sleep schedule.
(Steven bumps into a wall, which turns out to be the door they are looking for.)
Steven Is that... It's the door.
Greg Great. How do we get it open?
(Steven begins banging on the door, when Wy-Six and Jay-Ten pop out from the bushes nearby.)
Wy-Six Ga-reg!
Greg Oh!
Jay-Ten Ste-van!
Steven Huh?
Wy-Six So you're the ones making the noise.
Jay-Ten What are you doing? Is it a game?
Wy-Six Can we play, too?
Steven It's not a game. We need to get this door open.
Jay-Ten What is a... "door"?
Steven Like, this part of the wall but open.
Wy-Six *chuckles* Walls don't open. They're walls.
Jay-Ten There is a story of an opening wall. A very long time ago, a Gem came through a wall hole to help someone who was... "hurt".
Wy-Six What do you mean "hurt"?
Jay-Ten I don't know. I don't know what "hurt" is.
Steven I know what hurt is!
Together You do?
Steven Umm, it's like when you feel.. bad.
Wy-Six "Bad"?
Steven Yes, like, the opposite of good. *sighs* If that's the only way out, then, Dad, slug me in the face.
Greg What?! I'm not gonna hit you!
Steven It's our ticket out of here. One of us has to get hurt.
Greg Okay, well... Then you hit me.
Steven You sure?
Greg Yeah. I'll take one for the team.
(Steven proceeds to punch Greg in his face, but delivers a dud instead.)
Greg Come on, give me all you got. I can take it.
(Steven proceeds to punch Greg again, for real this time, and sends him flying into a tree, causing him to groan in pain)
Wy-Six Cannonball!
Steven Uhh... how was that?
Greg Good. Anyone coming?
Steven Doesn't look like it. Should I... try it again?
Greg There won't be anything left to rescue if you do.
Steven What do we do now?
(The earrings chime again.)
Greg Whatever she says.
Little Voice It is time for the choosening. Please gather around the circle of choosening.
Jay-Ten Ste-van, Ga-reg, the choosening will start soon.
Wy-Six Come with us. It's- it's finally time!
(Wy-Six and Jay-Ten bring Steven and Greg to the circle of choosening, where the Zoomans are gathered around a glowing circle on the ground, giggling in joy.)
Jay-Ten Ga-reg, step into the circle with us.
Greg Is it somebody's birthday?
Wy-Six Ste-van, wait here until the choosening is complete.
Jay-Ten The choosening is a very special event to us.
Wy-Six We're glad to have you with us at such a wonderful time.
Greg Glad to be here.
Little Voice Let the choosening begin.
(Greg and the Zoomans close their eyes.)
Little Voice U-12, please step into the center of the circle. F-3, please step into the center of the circle.
(Two Zoomans step into the center of the glowing circle. They then hold hands and kiss each other.)
Little Voice You have been choosened for each other.
Greg Wait a second. Is this some kind of matchmaking thing?! *groans* There's always a catch to these utopias.
Jay-Ten Ga-reg, whoever is choosen for you will be very lucky.
Little Voice Jay-Ten, please step into the center of the circle.
Greg Oh boy. Steven, help me...!
Steven Don't worry, Dad. You're new here, so maybe you won't get choosened.
Greg Right!
Little Voice Ga-reg, please step into the center of the circle.
Greg Hold on! Maybe there's been a mistake?
Wy-Six Ga-reg, Jay-Ten is waiting for you.
(The Zoomans begin cheering on Greg.)
Wy-Six I see what's going on here.
Greg You do?
Wy-Six You are just shy!
Greg Huh!?
Wy-Six Do not worry about it. *pushes Greg towards Jay-ten and laughs* Now touch hands.
Greg Hold on! This isn't how it works on Earth!
(The Zoomans stare at Greg.)
Greg I... don't want to be told who to be choosened with.
Wy-Six Ga-reg, this makes no sense. Why wouldn't you want to be choosened?
Greg Look, back on Earth, there was no voice to tell you who to be with. It was your own decision.
Steven My mom and dad didn't get together because someone told them to. They spent time getting to know one another and fell in love. They choosened each other 'cause that's what they choosed.
Wy-Six Hmm, I see. If that's how it's done on Earth, then... *grabs Greg's hand* I choose Ga-reg.
Jay-Ten And I also choose Ga-reg.
(The Zoomans gather around Greg, all chanting "I choose Ga-reg" as well.)
Greg Wait! I get a say in this, too. You're all very nice, and I'm flattered, and yes, you get to choose whoever you want, but... I also get to say I choose, umm... none of you.
(The Zoomans are shocked by Greg's comment and begin breaking down, crying hysterically.)
Greg Woah! Hey, don't cry. You can choose someone else.
Jay-Ten I feel... not good. I feel... bad...?
Wy-Six Could this be... Is this... "hurt"?!
Jay-Ten Why would Ga-reg "hurt" us? Take this "hurt" away!
(The Zoomans all reach out to Greg and begin approaching him in their depression.)
Steven I choosen, to take my dad and run away.
(Steven lifts Greg above his head and runs away into the forest, to escape from the Zoomans.)
Greg Watch out for that- Oof!
(Greg slams into a tree branch, falling off of Steven's hands. Steven quickly drags the groaning Greg aside and manages to hide away from the Zoomans chasing them.)
Greg I haven't broken this many hearts since I had all my hair.
(The door then opens, and a bunch of Amethyst guards rush in to avert the crisis.)
Steven Yipe! *hides away*
Guard 1 *chasing a crying Zooman* Hey, get back here!
Greg This is nuts!
(The Amethyst guards begin rounding up the crying Zoomans and talking to them.)
Guard 2 *to a Zooman in a tree* Just come down! Let's talk about it.
Wy-Six I'll never choosen again. *sobs*
Guard 3 Sure you will.
Greg Hey, that door's still open.
Steven This might be our only chance.
(Steven and Greg make a dash towards the door, but an Amethyst guard catches of them and lifts them up.)
Guard 4 Oh, no, you don't!
Steven Put us down!
Amethyst(s) You two are in big trouble.

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