So you actually want Peri to get her limb enhancers back? I always felt that she was able to reach her full potential without them, and that she learned she didn't need them to be useful. Heck, if she still had her limb enhancers, she would never have learned that she could control metal!
there’s plenty of reasons peridot had to lose her enhancers - it conveys information about her body to the audience, ties into the resource crisis on homeworld, gave her a way to discover new powers, and was instrumental in her reform arc. jasper even had some decent commentary about how the crystal gems help other gems only after they’re useless, which is true in the sense that the gems only decided peridot was “harmless” when she lost her technology, and steven only got curious when peridot seemed to need help.
but. peridot’s had her arc now, and the crystal gems trust her. there’s no need to keep her “harmless”. she clearly felt more powerful and in control with her enhancers than without them. if they’d kept them after poofing her, this would be the part where they give them back, and give peridot the choice of whether or not she wants to use them.
sadly, that’s not an option, due to the whole “dropped in the ocean” thing… but after that, peridot has been pretty open about the enhancers being:
A.) at least an important comfort object to her
B.) probably something that helps her with her disability
we’ve only gotten subtle hints that peridot’s physical form is a bit of a struggle for her - using all fours when she runs, being too weak to rip off a panel. they’re not ‘obvious’ disability things, but they’re indicators of the larger issue (being ‘defective’ due to the resource crisis) all the same. the tech helps, and i feel peridot should be given the option. they’re not harmful to her, so why not construct new ones, or at least try to look for them? we’ve already established that steven wants her to feel comfortable: giving her paintcans to be taller, and then the ipad touchscreen.
sure, she doesn’t have a job anymore. she’s found metal power to help her feel strong, but… does that mean she should never be given the choice of enhancers ever again, and be forced to live without them? even if it makes her feel stronger, helps her defend herself in a fight, and she was SO excited to have tech again in “too short to ride”? even if they’re one of the coolest designs in the entire show?
i don’t think the previous interesting developments we saw due to their disappearance will be neglected by bringing them back. she’ll still have metal powers and be a crystal gem. i think peridot should be allowed to choose for herself, at some point, instead of having the show say that sorry, no enhancers for you, you’ll just have to live with it, regardless of the agency and comfort they provide.
if you want more thoughts on this subject, i also recommend @radioactivesupersonic, who is president and co-founder of the “bring back the limb enhancers” club.