I really enjoyed those. I thought the character development in each of them was strong, and it's so nice to see all that emotional work that the characters (and us!) put in to Peridot paying off so well.
It felt like she genuinely was there for Steven. Wiping away a tear, and saying that 'of course we can hang out' was just beautiful! The only thing that saddens me is that (apart from background cameos) that's probably the last Peridot episode ever, now. But a lovely note to end her character arc on.
Bismuth Casual (I keep wanting to right Bismuth Confidential! 🤣) I really loved too. It showed just how far Pearl has come, from being a completely co-dependant servant to being a fully realised individual. Plus any time with Uzo Aduba will always bring me joy!
Poor Steven got issues. Ironically, although more existential, largely the same issues he was lecturing Spinel about not so long ago 😜
What did those here who've seen it reckon? Yay or nay?
InazumAzure wrote: Ke2083 what do you think of Together Forever and Growing Pains?
Sorry for the late reply! Things are a bit mad in the UK right now.
I really liked them both. I didn't think they had the high heights of 'In Dreams' but what can you do, little Peridot just adds something to an episode (when she's done well!) IMO 😎
I think Steven's trauma is being explored well. Especially the reference that because of all the stuff he's been through, it can now be triggered by seemingly small things. That's exactly what trauma is like, in my experience. It's also nice to see how much Greg loves him - he's not the most attentive father, but he is affectionate.
I'd really like to have seen what happened between Dr. Maheshwaren and Connie to improve their relationship. It's just left to our imaginations for the most part (because of the Steven-Perspective) and, as someone who had to deal with overbearing, controlling family I'd have really enjoyed seeing how that was handled :) oh well! 🤷♀️