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* This is the sixth time the word "together" was used in an episode title, with the first five times being "[[Together Breakfast (episode)|Together Breakfast]]", "[[Alone Together]]", "[[Stuck Together]]", "[[Keeping It Together]]", and "[[Together Alone]]".
 
* This is the sixth time the word "together" was used in an episode title, with the first five times being "[[Together Breakfast (episode)|Together Breakfast]]", "[[Alone Together]]", "[[Stuck Together]]", "[[Keeping It Together]]", and "[[Together Alone]]".
 
** The fact that the title has "together" in it is also referencing to the fact that this is a Connie and Steven-focused episode, just as "Alone Together" and "Together Alone" were (which both had major Stevonnie appearances).
 
** The fact that the title has "together" in it is also referencing to the fact that this is a Connie and Steven-focused episode, just as "Alone Together" and "Together Alone" were (which both had major Stevonnie appearances).
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* This episode has many references to bad luck.
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** This is the 13th episode of Steve Universe Future.
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** This aired on Friday the 13th.
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** The outcome of this episode is unfortunate.
   
 
=== Cultural References ===
 
=== Cultural References ===

Revision as of 00:18, March 22, 2020

Your soulmate is your complement, not your missing piece.

Garnet


"Together Forever" is the 13th episode of Steven Universe Future and the 13th episode overall.

Official Synopsis

Connie has a very clear vision of her future and Steven wants to make sure he's a part of it.[2]

Plot

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The episode starts with Steven and Connie talking on the phone about her future plans for college at the University of Jayhawk. When the call ends, he looks at the brochure. Noticing how far Connie's college is from Beach City, he turns pink over the thought of Connie moving far away and sinks lower in his bed.

As Steven heads downstairs, he notices Garnet is about to leave. When he asks for some advice, she suggests that he reaches out to him later, when she unfuses. Sapphire has to attend to a meeting with other Gems, and Ruby works as a camp supervisor, but she's more than welcome to let Steven join her.

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While Ruby assigns her scouts to sketch the beauty of nature, Steven talks to her about his future. He laments that Connie knows what she wants to do with her future, but he has no clue about his future yet. He hints when they fuse into Stevonnie, he has a clear perspective of what to do, but not on his own. He states how he wants to be with Connie, as Ruby and Sapphire stay together, until he comes to the speculation that Connie is the answer to his future. An ecstatic Ruby gives Steven the idea to propose to Connie, but he doesn't think he's ready for that moment yet, despite having the thought about it. Ruby still thinks he should go for the idea, as it worked out for her, and if he doesn't believe her, he suggest he talks to Sapphire about it.

Meanwhile, Sapphire is out on the beach teaching her gem students about alternate timelines, until Steven calls out to her. Asking for her help, Sapphire draws a formula of the probability of Steven successfully proposing to Connie, much to his confusion. A wave washes away the equation she made in the sand, which proves her point. When Ruby proposed to her, she couldn't see it coming, even with her future vision, and led her to a new realm of possibilities. She believes the same will work for Steven, and also encourages him to go through with the proposal. Steven announces that he is going to propose to Connie, and everyone applauds for him.

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Steven prepares himself for a picnic with Connie; in doing so, he buys a cake that says "Together Forever", flowers from Crazy Lace Agate, and also makes a new glowing bracelet with a glowstick to use as a ring (similar to Connie's old one that resides in her room currently). Wearing a tuxedo top, he heads over to Connie's house with Lion , asking if she wants to go for a walk with him during her 15-minute break. They walk on the beach, talking about the events of "Bubble Buddies" of their first encounter together. And to Connie's surprise, Steven offers her a picnic, on the same spot of the beach where they first met. Steven sings her a song, "I'd Rather Be Me (With You)", explaining that wherever she goes, and whatever she does, he wants to do with her. Connie is touched by this song, until she notices the position Steven is in, holding the glow bracelet as a ring, and Steven asks Connie if she'll marry him and live the rest of their lives as Stevonnie. Connie is shocked by this, but laughs a bit, asking Steven to talk about this first, but he has the idea of how his future can work out, if Connie knows what she studies in college, Stevonnie does too, and therefore, they can both go to college together. Connie points out that Steven may be rushing things, as they are still far too young to get married, and she also wants to be her own person. She walks up to Steven and hugs him, and instead of saying no to his response, she replies with a "Not now", and assures him that there's plenty of time if their marriage has a chance of happening. As Connie's alarm goes off, she doesn't care about what she has to study, and is more interested in spending more time with Steven, but he insists that she goes back to studying as he believes it's more important than how he's feeling. Once Connie leaves with Lion, saying goodbye, Steven falls on his back, turning into his pink form again, and starts an explosion of the things around him, leaving him in a crater.

Spending the entire afternoon in the crater, Steven gets up with tears in his eyes, and notices Garnet sitting right next to where he was, with the picnic blanket.

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As they walk back home, Steven doesn't understand how Ruby and Sapphire's example worked for him, but Garnet explained that getting advice from them was most likely a bad idea, and that him proposing to Connie was inevitable. She says that a soulmate is something that he can add to his future, not making it complete. Frustrated, Steven blames Garnet for being an example of a "perfect relationship", and insists that eating the cake he brought would make him feel better. Noticing that it's in pieces, Garnet concludes that it really won't, and the episode ends with him tearfully eating it regardless.

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Music

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the first time Ruby and Sapphire appear in their new forms after their regeneration in "Change Your Mind".
    • Additionally, their dialogue seems to imply Garnet unfuses more often in present time due to the individual jobs they now have.
  • This is the sixth time the word "together" was used in an episode title, with the first five times being "Together Breakfast", "Alone Together", "Stuck Together", "Keeping It Together", and "Together Alone".
    • The fact that the title has "together" in it is also referencing to the fact that this is a Connie and Steven-focused episode, just as "Alone Together" and "Together Alone" were (which both had major Stevonnie appearances).
  • This episode has many references to bad luck.
    • This is the 13th episode of Steve Universe Future.
    • This aired on Friday the 13th.
    • The outcome of this episode is unfortunate.

Cultural References

  • The University of Jayhawk is a reference to the real-life University of Kansas, as the jayhawk is the mascot of its athletic teams and the jayhawk is Kansas's official state bird.
  • When Sapphire motivates Steven to propose to Connie, she tells him to "Do it, do it, DO IT!", similar to Shia LaBeouf's "Just Do It" motivational speech.
  • Sapphire's equation is a reference to the Drake equation that estimates the odds of making contact with extraterrestrials by calculating the product of an increasingly restrictive series of fractional values such as those stars with planets, and those planets likely to develop life. The form is almost identical and it has a similar goal, being estimating the odds of Steven and Connie marrying.
  • Ruby's scout leader outfit could be a reference to Smokey the Bear.
    • This is ironic considering Ruby's pyrokinetic abilities and Smokey's catchphrase "Only YOU can prevent forest fires!".

Continuity

  • Connie wants to study either political science or sociology, both being political subjects. This could be a reference to Steven's comment in "Steven's Birthday", "When Connie grows up and becomes president what is that gonna make me? First Boy!?"
    • This quote also implied that he wanted to marry her, and he then proposes later on in this episode.
  • Steven and Connie's picnic is at the same area on the beach where they first met during "Bubble Buddies".
    • They also recall the events of the episode, specifically Steven falling off his bike while trying to get her attention and then running away screaming.
  • Steven jokingly calls himself "Steven Quartz Cutie-Pie DeMayo Diamond Universe", with each "middle name" referencing the events of past episodes.
    • His actual name is "Steven Quartz Universe".
    • "Cutie-Pie" – references a line from Garnet in the episode "Future Vision". In that episode, Steven says that "Danger is my middle name.", while Garnet quips "That's a lie. Your middle name is cutie-pie.".
    • "DeMayo" – Greg's family's last name was revealed to be "DeMayo" in "Gem Harvest", as Greg changed his last name to "Universe" in his young adulthood.
    • "Diamond" – references the fact that Rose Quartz is actually Pink Diamond, given that his middle name is already "Quartz".
  • The song title and lyrics "I'd Rather Be Me (With You)" echoes Ruby's wedding vow to Sapphire in "Reunited", "I wanna be me, with you." as well as how the lyrics "I'd rather be tall, I'd rather smart" echo Greg's love song "Let Me Drive My Van (into Your Heart)" through the beginning lyrics of "I know I'm not that tall, I know I'm not that smart"

Errors

  • As Blue Lace Agate gives a thumbs up to Steven, her middle horn changes color.
  • When Garnet pulls Steven to her, Sapphire's ring is brass instead of silver.

Videos

Transcript

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Gallery

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References

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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