I'm so proud of Pearl! She's learning to have confidence in herself! I was really hoping she wouldn't let Peridot break her and I'm glad Peridot learned something, too.
yea, it was overall a very positive episode (it easily could’ve been angsty). Like I said earlier, I think the events of “Friend Ship” are what allowed Pearl to resist feeling worthless when being told she is. And Peridot learned and made an effort to understand their way of thinking, perhaps because seeing the Crystal Gems support and defend someone ‘weak’ who ‘lost’ was like “oh wow, on Earth you’re not worthless if you don’t succeed??” since I’m sure it was a really odd thing to see.