parallel,

2

“Are you okay?”

“Are you?”

I really liked this scene, because the way it’s shot is meant to look like the discussion in a fusion space. The opening line is a parallel to Ruby and Sapphire’s exchange in Jail Break. The succeeding scenes are shot with Steven apart from Connie. It emulates a conversation happening in the fusion space. The kind of fragmented, separated conversation we see Garnet have in Keystone Motel.

5

One thing I really love about Steven Universe is how they emphasize that COMMUNICATION is important.

You have Garnet (who is essentially the embodiment of a relationship between Ruby and Sapphire) singing about being a conversation

You have Greg and Rose sorting out their confusion about their relationship through talking

And you have Steven encouraging Pearl and Greg to talk about their complicated history with Rose and with each other

Communication can solve a lot of conflicts, and is important in keeping a relationship going, whether it be platonic or romantic. I’m glad SU inculcates that in its audience :)

(on the fun side, you also learn that Greg likes to sort things out through talking then dancing)