Now that I’ve sufficiently got the watermelon parody posts out of the way, I want to talk about how the Watermelon Stevens made their way into having their own village, and what they value now that it’s there.
1. On Possessing Bodies
The first indicator of their lives we get, is the farming sequence. As it turns out, the Watermelon Stevens (WS for short) create life. I don’t know if this is something Rose Quartz did with her armies, but if they did, they would be a terrifying force, enemies who could respawn without their commander. I think it would make sense though, that Steven and Rose would be in full support of creating more life. They believe that each individual has an experience worth sharing and a life worth living.
So I guess that makes it terrifying that Steven failed to realised they were playing “Not it” and got chosen, and then the WS body he was in got eaten by Malachite.
That’s a life right there, who had to be sacrificed to move the story along. It was totally sentient, and Steven sort of just popped it out of its body. Nobly, if he didn’t sacrifice himself for Steven’s consciousness, we never would have found Malachite and defeated the Cluster in time. I guess the question here would be about this other WS then.
When Steven’s consciousness drifts back into his real body, does the consciousness of that WS return to its original body as well? If it does, does he remember anything? I’m not sure, but I sure hope so, if not, that’s a terrifying power Steven has. It means that he’s very connected to his soldiers, but it’s also a constant reminder that he holds infinite power over them and that he could take their very real lives away at any moment.
In the heat of the moment, trying to figure out what to do about everything, Steven probably wasn’t too aware of the repercussions of what he’d done. But knowing Steven, he’d be very guilty when he realises what happened to the WS he temporarily possessed. Steven is never up for a meaningless loss of life. That’s why in the WS’s debut appearance, he made a big deal about their fighting one another and the Crystal Gems. It wasn’t worth it and it wasn’t worth the sacrifice of Baby Melon.
Steven bomb 3 Keystone Motel: the most important episode to date! *SPOILERS!!!*
okay so did anyone else have a cuteness over load here from the Laughy Saphy? because I sure did! but enough about cuteness can we talk about how important this episode is/ I mean besides the fact these two incredible gems come back, there was so much we learned and so much that is INCREDIBLY important for people to learn from
First we learned these 2 are ying and yang in a sence, opposites that complete and make eachother whole. not only being red oni blue on but also being a being of “eternal flame”
And a being of ice
We also learned that Sapphire ha only one eye
and we even saw some positive progression with these two great gems
But there is something even more important that was shown. Something that is rarely shown right in TV shows. ‘Perfect” couple doesn’t mean that the couple never fight.
They can get mad, and fight, they can get angry with each other. And they can be separate to let that anger out or in ruby’s case make a desk break in two
But you know what they made sure to put at in the end? At the point of realizing on both ends what the bother was trying to get across in their own
That they Talk it out
they come to a understanding trough words about what was bothering them
And then as a couple they make up
laugh it off
AND MOVE ON TOGETHER! NO BACK STABBING, NO PHYSICALLY HURTING EACH OTHER, NO NAME CALLING, JUST TALKING. IT. OUT. AS A COUPLE AND MOVING ON!
This is why I love this show. This amazing beautiful show produces some amazing and important things for anyone to learn. Like how Stevne felt this whole thing was his fault and VOICED IT OUT LOUD!
This happens in real life, this happens so often and in so many ways people do things like solve issues through name calling or hitting. And it is so good to see a show that portrays what to do in the right way. And while it still will take some time for pearl to be forgiven, The end shows it is on the right track to this being accomplished
Thank you Rebecca Sugar, the Steven Crew, EVERYONE who made this episode happen. You all are brilliant people who brought us this wonderful set of characters, episode and show and I don’t think us fans could thank you enough for it. So just thank you so so much!