And we now come to the last two episodes of this bomb, as
well as the finale of Season 4 of Steven Universe and man, oh, man do things go
off the rails!
Not only do these two episodes set off a lot of future events to
come, but we get to end off on one of the biggest cliffhangers the series has
Let’s start off by talking about “Are You My Dad?”
Steven notices how Jamie hasn’t delivered his package and
confused as to where he went, only to discover that Sour Cream is handing out
missing posters of Onion.
Steven also ends up finding out that the Big Donut is closed
and comes across Barb, which she isn’t sure where Sadie went, as she didn’t see
her come home, the night before, as Steven even mentions how he couldn’t find
Steven tries to look for his friends, only to stumble across
a little blue gem asking if he is her dad, which gets him confused.
Steven tells the Crystal Gems about her, explaining that
gems don’t have dads and that they should split to find where she went.
Steven and Connie try to look for the little gem in the
forest where Onion hangs and Connie ends up locating her and tells her that her
name is Connie.
The gem calls out for Topaz, which turns out to be a giant
yellow fusion having absorbed all of Steven’s missing friends, including
The episode ends with the blue gem calling herself an “Aquamarine”
and sets off to find “My Dad”, with Steven knocked out.
This episode started off very light-hearted and ended
extremely dark, only to result in another large cliffhanger!
Not only do we see what happened with Steven’s friends, but
we are introduced to two new gems being Aquamarine and Topaz.
Aquamarine has a really cute design, while having a
child-like voice and doesn’t get threatening until she uses her wand, but Topaz
is an extremely creepy character, as she doesn’t talk and just absorbs people
at Aquamarine’s demands!
And while I did find this episode really creepy, it did have
some laugh-out moments, such as Garnet and Pearl making a sandcastle for crabs
and Garnet’s picture of who the gem looks like, just being a portrait of
herself, because she likes herself.
I found it interesting that Aquamarine’s hair bow is a wand
that freezes people, which reminded me a lot of Syndrome from The Incredibles.
I think it this season having a lot of townie episodes made
a lot more sense now with this episode’s context. Seeing Steven’s friends in
peril is much more effective than having no episodes dedicated to them!
I liked how both Barb and Sour Cream were very concerned to
where Sadie and Onion went, as you really feel for all of Beach City’s
It was nice to see that Onion Gang was referenced a lot, for
example and where Steven / Connie tried to look for him.
I believe this was Raven Molisee’s final board on the show
and it’s sad that she ended up leaving, along with Lauren Zuke, but Lauren
still has a few more episodes left to see.
I wish all of the best for Raven, as this was a really
intense episode and it only gets even more bonkers in the next one!
I Am My Mom
This episode immediately picks up right after Steven got knocked
out from Aquamarine and he informs the Crystal Gems about Topaz and Aquamarine,
to which Pearl thinks that the Diamonds sent them on their own.
Steven tries to locate Connie and finds her phone, only to
be a trap by Aquamarine and Topaz.
Aquamarine again asks where “My Dad” is and will only let go
of the humans until she gets an answer.
Steven isn’t sure what she’s talking about, until Aquamarine
reveals that Yellow Diamond asked for a list of six human variations reported
by none other than Peridot, including someone named “My Dad”!
Steven reveals that he is “My Dad”, so that he can put a
stop to the fight and rescue his friends.
While Topaz and Aquamarine set a course to Homeworld, Steven
escapes out of Topaz with his bubble and begin another fight with Connie.
Just before Steven is able to escape out of the ship with
his friends, Aquamarine freezes everyone at the last second!
Steven then decides to make one final straw. He says that he
is not “My Dad”, but someone much more important and that’s none other than
Rose Quartz, while turning himself in to Homeworld, ending the episode and
season on a dramatic cliffhanger!
Now THIS episode is what I call an intense season finale!
Not only are the stakes raised up to eleven, but there is so
much drama, emotion and action all into 11 minutes.
Topaz and Aquamarine continue to be some of the show’s creepiest
characters, especially in this episode, with Aquamarine stopping at nothing to
get what she wants! I absolutely love to hate her.
I know that Rebecca Sugar said there are no villains in
Steven Universe, but these two characters come close to being big villains, as
they were close to killing off characters.
One of the biggest reveals was how that the “list” that Steven
gave was something I did not expect to come back.
When Steven got a flashback to the episode, “Marble Madness”,
my jaw was on the floor that I complete forgot about the moment and only took
it as a joke, even with the “Onion-I-Think”!
I felt really frustrated at how Lars was about to help fight
for Sadie, only to run away and hide in fear. However, the episode ended with
him still on the ship, so I’m really excited to see some more character development
with Lars, as The Good Lars was slowly building his growth.
The whole ending is what made this episode especially
strong. Where do I even begin?
Steven turning himself in, revealing himself to be Rose and
putting himself in grave danger while going to Homeworld!
Steven quietly saying “I love you” is what made me feel incredibly
sad and scared at what events will occur in Season 5, especially with Connie
and the Crystal Gems left in fear.
The music and animation was done so effectively. The
Crewniverse knows how to make you feel different emotions.
What will happen at Homeworld and what will happen to Steven
and Lars?! I need answers!
This was an amazing episode and a great finish to Season 4 and this StevenBomb.
Cannot wait for Season 5, as I believe we are in for even
(I was asked to submit this on her behalf. I did not write this. Full credit goes to @fnafpowerhouse)
Router was working at the generator, when suddenly the door had given in. He whipped around and looked wide-eyed at the two mercenaries, Artemis and the other unnamed merc.
The latter got ready, lowering down. They brandished a knife and leapt towards Router, but he was ready, a plan forming in his head. He waited for the last second and rolled to the side.
Then, when the body came in contact with the generator, a loud screech erupted as the freckled person’s body was violently electrocuted. The exertion was too much for it, and it failed, blowing all the lights out.
Speaking of Bobby fuckin’ Flay, what’s the deal with Bobby Fuckin’ Flay? There was a time when he was just the whitest Iron Chef of them all, and that was OK. Now he’s the star of every third show on Food Network. Does Bobby Flay have a family? A home he can go back to? Is Food Network keeping him against his will, or is he a food automaton? You can watch him in Iron Chef, Grill It! With Bobby Flay, Throwdown With Bobby Flay, Worst Chefs In America, Food Network Star, Boy Meets Grill, Grillin’ And Chillin’, and probably a dozen other shows that air at 3 a.m. that even I can’t be bothered to watch. Let Bobby Flay sleep!
I understand the need for a corporation to latch onto a star and squeeze the life out of them. Disney does it all the time with people like Miley Cyrus. Food Network does it to Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri – only Guy Fieri is such an endless font of doucheisms and frosted tips that they could give him his own network and he’d probably manage to fill it with 36 hours of programming per day, with not a single repeated Hawaiian shirt. Bobby Flay, however, always seems just this side of slapping someone for over spicing their fish and walking off set forever. The man needs a break. And so do we as an audience.
Someone had reposted my recent commissions post and made a comment inquiring why I don’t just quit my job to do art full time. I’m sure there was no slight intended, hell it was probably complimentary, but this comes up from time to time. The short answer is this: “because i’m an adult with debt & responsibilities who realizes walking away from 40k a year job to doodle for others is selfish”. I’ve never understood how steady income, insurance, etc is seen as failure. Chase dreams but sleep comfortable I say. The fuller answer tho I think is worth a share, so if yer curious read on for
THE ECONOMIC REALITIES OF BEING AN ARTIST IN THE YEAR AFTER THE YEAR OF LUIGI ACCORDING TO RUSTY after this here jump
All this Hate, All this Hate
Why are you in such an enraged state?
Talent is undeniable, why can’t you see?
Why do you argue just to disagree?
Jealous can drive a man insane
You cancel WWE network after Fast lane
You Got AJ, Zayn Kevin Owens too
But not everything can revolve around you
So can we please just enjoy the show
If you’re so unhappy, why don’t you just go.