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Speaker Dialogue
The episode begins with an introductory slide of the setting and the subject.
The classroom Gems!
What are Gems?
Pearl Welcome to Gem classroom. I'm Pearl, and today we're going to talk about what Gems are.
Three gemstones, one blue, one red, and one purple going to the right, appear on the chalkboard.
Pearl Simplified down to our basic form, Gems are, [Chuckles] well, just gems. [Laughs] Our bodies are actually --
The gemstones transform into Garnet and Amethyst.
Pearl projections generated by our gemstone. Think of it like a hologram but with mass.
Amethyst Nice mass.
Garnet I know.
Pearl Ahem! Though Gems are extraordinarily resilient, if they're seriously hurt, they will release their physical form...
Garnet hits Amethyst on the head and poofs her, the latter exclaiming, "yow!"
Pearl ... and poof back to just their gem.
Garnet flips Amethyst's gemstone to her hand from her foot, exclaiming, "huh." Garnet throws it up and down.
Pearl This way, they can most efficiently put all of their energy into regenerating themselves. And when a Gem is reduced to its gemstone, it can be contained in a --
Garnet bubbles Amethyst's gemstone.
Pearl bubble or trapped in an object, making it impossible to re-form. But don't worry.
Garnet pops the bubble containing Amethyst's gemstone and lets it drop.
Pearl As long as the gemstone isn't damaged, the Gem will be able to regenerate.
Amethyst regenerates back to her projected form.
Amethyst Ta-da! Check me out! Ha! I'm as good as new!
Pearl But if a Gem's gemstone is cracked...
Amethyst shapeshifts a third arm on her head and wiggles her side arms around.
Amethyst Things get really weird.
Pearl And if a Gem's gem is shattered completely, they'll cease to be.
Amethyst Good thing I'm super tough.
Garnet Mn-hmm. [Summons Gauntlet and tries to hit Amethyst]
Amethyst Whoa! Not that tough!
Garnet begins her chase after Amethyst.
Pearl That's all for today's lesson.
Garnet and Amethyst run by.
Pearl Ahem!
Steven Wait, I have a question.
Garnet and Amethyst run by again.
Steven What if a Gem is half human?
Pearl That is a very good question. The answer is you!
Steven [Gasps] Me!
Pearl Why don't you write an essay about what it's like to be yourself?
Steven What's an essay?
Pearl Uhh... class dismissed.
The school bell rings as the short ends.
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 TBA
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 Crossover Nexus
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