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This is a transcribed copy of "Why So Blue?". Feel free to edit or add to this page, as long as the information comes directly from the episode.
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Speaker Dialogue
[Open. Int. Mysterious Planet]
Steven Okay. This shouldn't take too long. Most Gems come around pretty quickly when I invite them to Little Homeschool in person.
Lapis What a gorgeous planet.
(Steven and Lapis encounter a mysterious flower bud creature.)
Steven Woah.
(Steven proceeds to touch it, which makes the bud retreat into a bush with other buds. Steven approaches the buds again and pets one.)
Steven It's okay, little guy. *gets crawled on* Hahaha *laughs more*
Lapis Wow, Steven. It took you a whole five seconds to make a new friend. You're getting rusty. *approaches* You know, I never used to notice creatures like this. Before Earth and you, I used to terraform planets without thinking twice. I wonder what I destroyed. *bud creature opens* Life like this is so precious.
(The bud creatures all open up, but then close as something passes through the air.)
Lapis Uh, Steven.
(They walk to an edge to see what's going on.)
Steven Ah. So the rumors are true.
Lapis You think they didn't get your message that we're not destroying planets anymore?
Steven I'm sure they did. Everyone did. But, I'll get them to stop.
Lapis This might be harder than you think.
(A blue figure flys by.)
Steven There they are.
(In the distance is "Nice" Lapis and "Mean" Lapis, who are manipulating the water to slice up a large rock. This terrifies the flower bud creatures into hiding.)
Steven Hey! Stop!
(The Lapides decide to throw a tidal wave at Steven and Lapis, the former guarding against it successfully.)
"Nice" Lapis Wait a minute. That's Steven Universe!
"Mean" Lapis He's smaller than I thought.
(Both float down to the edge.)
"Nice" Lapis Well, what do you think? We're almost done with this world.
"Mean" Lapis And who's this? We don't need the extra help.
"Nice" Lapis You must have heard about our exemplary work. That's why you're here, I presume.
Steven Yeah. Well, no. Look, the empire is over.
"Nice" Lapis We know.
Steven The Diamonds don't control you anymore.
"Mean" Lapis That's right.
Steven ... So, you don't have to terraform planets for them anymore. You're free to do whatever you like. Why don't you come on down to Little Homeschool where you can-
"Nice" Lapis Oh, I see. This is just a misunderstanding.
"Mean" Lapis Terraforming is what we like.
Lapis *sighs* Here we go.
Steven Uh, okay, wait. You're free to do whatever you like... as long as it's not destroying a world.
"Mean" Lapis That's not what you just said a second ago.
"Nice" Lapis Why would we stop?
Lapis Because it's wrong!
"Nice" Lapis Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. How can the thing we've always done just suddenly be wrong? At the very least, we've got to finish this world! We're almost done!
Steven ... Team huddle?
Lapis Team huddle.
Steven One moment, please. *both retreat to the forest*
Steven You're right. This is harder than usual.
Lapis You've just got to force them to stop. This is going to be a fight. They're not nice like me.
Steven Uhmm...
Lapis Exactly.
Steven They just don't understand that they're doing harm. Y-you get it. What made it click for you?
Lapis A cycle of horrible torture. But other than that, living in nature, getting creative.
Steven Yeah. Come on! We can do that for them.
Lapis Okay. Just a little torture.
Steven N-no, just the other stuff.
Lapis *sighs* Fine. We'll try it your way.
(The two return to the Lapides, walking backward while waving.)
Steven Hey, so, why don't we explore the many things that you can do that don't involve destroying worlds?
"Mean" Lapis Should we listen to him?
"Nice" Lapis He is half-Diamond. Maybe, we should half-listen.
Steven I'll take that as a "yes." Let's go. *into the forest again; sighs* Look at the trees. Smell the fresh air. Getting any life-altering tingling sensations yet?
"Nice" Lapis Everything is so... bright.
"Mean" Lapis *pokes leaf* I prefer only two colors- the colors of rock and mud.
Lapis I understand you don't see the beauty of this, but you will. There was a time when I couldn't see it either, but I learned to appreciate organic life. It's really different and special. Maybe, try something like this.
(Lapis manipulates mud to create a shape.)
Steven This is "meep morp." It's subjective and debatable, but it is meep morp nonetheless.
"Mean" Lapis So, you can do whatever you want with your powers, but you choose to make junk?
Lapis I-it doesn't have to be exactly this. You can create anything.
(Lapis creates a sun lounger, providing Steven with mud beverage and sunglasses.)
Steven *drinks mud and spits it out* So lifelike. I forgot.
"Mean" Lapis Okay?
Lapis It's more satisfying than you think. Trust me. Just give it a try.
(The Lapides create a ball of water.)
Lapis That's it! Try making other shapes, too- anything you want.
(So the Lapides do, but it's a spike ball, then a buzzsaw, which they throw and slice a rock behind Steven and Lapis.)
"Mean" Lapis That was way easier than what we've been doing.
"Nice" Lapis Yeah! We can clear out this planet in no time!
Lapis Steven, this isn't working.
Steven *approaches* A-Ahem. Looks like you two still have a lot of energy to get out. *chuckles Maybe, you'd like something more physical, like dance.
"Nice" Lapis Dance?
Steven Just, check this out.
(Steven and Lapis dance to his phone's music, but this doesn't impress "Mean" Lapis. "Nice" Lapis, meanwhile, seems to be getting the groove until she noticed "Mean" Lapis' unapproving stare.)
"Nice" Lapis Uh... let's get back to it!
Lapis I get it. This stuff won't make you feel good right away. Maybe, it never will. But, it will help you navigate your new way of feeling. If you don't like dancing, you could try expressing yourself through song.
"Mean" Lapis Huh?
(Lapis worries in demonstrating, but Steven gives the encouraging nod. Begin "Why So Blue")
Lapis ♫ Ooo-ooo-oooh, Why so bluuu-uu-uuue,
So many shades of sorrow got mixed into my hue.
And each new moment just astounds me. So much I wanna do.
I finally feel my colors shining through.
I'm tired of the fighting. I'm tired of the blame.
That mirror was a prison, and fusion was the same.
What's with these new sensations that suddenly appear?
Deep as the roaring ocean. Free as the atmosphere.
Ooo-ooo-oooh! Why so bluuu-uu-uuue?
So many different reasons, but are they really true?
I wanna keep on going. Wanna be right here with you.
I'd love to see your colors shining throoo-oo-ooough!
I'd love to see your colors shining throoooooooough! ♫
(The Lapides laugh in mockery.)
"Mean" Lapis You really expect us to dance and sing like Pearls? *laughs* Forget it, Steven Universe. You've already got a Lapis doing what you want, and look how dull it's made her, or was she always this pitiful?
Steven Th-there's no need to be hurtful. We're just trying to-
"Mean" Lapis Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh. You've taken enough of our time. Let's get back to it, shall we?
(The Lapides start to terraform.)
Lapis That's it! I've had enough of you two.
Steven Wait, we agreed we wouldn't fight.
Lapis If we had done this my way, we would've been done from the start. *flies to the Lapides*
Steven Wait!
Lapis Hey, you two! That's enough.
"Mean" Lapis Oh, look who it is.
"Nice" Lapis Have you decided to give us a hand?
Lapis You could say that.
(Lapis forms hands from her wings, which flick the Lapides away.)
"Nice" Lapis Did she just do that?
"Mean" Lapis She did that. *manipulates below water with "Nice" Lapis* Water hands, huh? Mind if we try?
(The water hand slaps Lapis from the sky and is heading to Steven and the bud creatures.)
Steven *gasps* Oh, boy. *summons shield to protect himself, also holding Lapis* Lapis! Are you okay?
Lapis I'm fine. Stay out of it. *flies back up, forming water chains as attacks*
"Mean" Lapis Water chains?
"Nice" Lapis You really need to stop teaching us new things.
(Lapis is caught by a chain and smashed to the edge wall, then held bound.)
Steven Lapis!
"Nice" Lapis We really have to thank you for all the wonderful things you taught us today.
"Mean" Lapis Turns out, they're not totally useless.
(The Lapides create a saw and throw it at Lapis.)
Steven Look out!
(Lapis dissipates the saw and causes the area to rumble. Water flows into the area and washes the Lapides over. The former surrounds Lapis to form a giant figure of herself that she controls.)
(Lapis creates a water harpoon, terrifying the Lapides into submission. However, a glance at Steven stops her, and she returns to the edge.)
Steven Hey. You okay?
(Bud creature jumps from Steven to Lapis.)
Lapis Yeah. Sorry about that.
(The water disappears, and Lapis and Steven approach the Lapides.)
Lapis Hey. We're done. No more fighting.
"Nice" Lapis Sure!
"Mean" Lapis Fine by me!
Lapis And no more terraforming. You'll leave this planet alone?
"Nice" Lapis Uh huh!
"Mean" Lapis After that ridiculous show of strength, we'll do anything you say!
Lapis That wasn't strength! That was weakness. Restraint takes strength. Patience takes strength! ... Ugh. *walks away* I don't have the strength to deal with you.
Steven ... Here's some brochures for our school in case you're interested.
[Trans. Int. Little Homeschool]
Lapis I wish I hadn't done that. It's just... they reminded me so much of myself. It's infuriating.
Steven Give yourself a break. You've grown a lot. It's not your fault they're stuck in their ways.
(Lapis smiles from that statement. Suddenly, "Nice" Lapis warps in.)
"Nice" Lapis Uh, so, is this that school you mentioned?
Lapis Yeah! Welcome.

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