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I really enjoyed tonight's episodes, even though it seemed a little too easy to convince the other diamonds...and they still didn't really deal with the whole "I'm not my mom/I am my mom" thing. If they were going to keep bringing it up I wanted something less ambiguous. If they wanted to keep it ambiguous they could've just left it instead of seeming like they were digging deeper into it only to basically conclude "nope, it just is".

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To me it wasn't because he has the gem, and while they've previously established the whole "retreat inside the gem" concept, they also sort of say the gem IS the person. And he was able to be separated from the gem without dying. So sure, she's gone, but how/why? The same thing they said from basically the beginning? She gave up her physical form to allow him to be born? It doesn't explain how he does seem to have some of her memories, which they brought up during the episode. Or is that because he's psychic? But he seemed to be psychic because he had the gem, which starts to feel a bit circular. She's gone, which I took as confirmation that it's not possible for her to "come back" (which I thought for half a second might happen when White removed the gem). But it doesn't explain anything new about the gem construct. He has her gem but isn't her, but with all the other gems they don't distinguish between having a gem and being a gem. But that's because they're not human? So is he half-human, or he's totally human but just has a gem. How does he do that?  Do the other gems think that's not possible because it's not something they ever considered or tried, or because it actually shouldn't be possible. Is he basically a permafusion also? These are all my questions I've had since pretty much S1 and other than telling me not to expect Pink to ever show up as Pink or Rose, I got nothing new on the "Why" front.

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This felt like a series finale.

I think Steven being a gem-human hybrid means he'd have some characteristics of each, which has been shown to be true. He needs to eat and sleep. But he also has some "powers". If he has some of Rose's memories, that strikes me as possible, while still being a separate entity, since he has her gem but also a human component. They can of course write it any way they want, but I have been taking at face value what they've told us, which to me was reinforced this time, which is that he isn't Rose, he's partly her and partly from his dad.

I liked the Obsidian family fusion. I was wondering if EVERYONE was going to fuse (including Lapis, Topaz, Connie, and Bismuth) when they needed more power than even Steven-Pearl-Garnet-Amethyst could produce.

Pearl chose different "clothing" and style. I wonder if her personality will be different, too. A pants suit instead of a miniskirt!

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I think a Hillary-style pantsuit fits Pearl's personality better than a mini-skirt. 

As for Steven's powers, think a little bit about that silly-ass "theory" that human never use more than 10% of their brain.  That might be true consciously, but unconsciously/autonomically that other 90% keeps us breathing, digesting replacing cells and generally performing the trillions of operations per second that keep us alive.  For Gems their "90%" is required to keep/maintain their hard-light physical form which allow them to physically interact with their environment.

Steven is different.  Because he has an organic, physical body that mostly works like a human's, he uses far, far less of his "Gem bandwidth" and can potential do a whole lot of other things (psychic powers, fuse with humans, etc.)

Figure if Gem even figure out that effect, we might see a second invasion of Earth because HOMEWORLD NEEDS MEN.

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Why does Homeworld need men?

The 90% of the brain unused business is absurd. I've heard it said, but it's the kind of thing that makes no sense even on a casual examination. Does anyone think you could remove 90% of someone's brain and not have any repercussions from that?

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3 hours ago, possibilities said:

Why does Homeworld need men?

I was riffing on

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My main point was that Gems could potentially become much more powerful by fusing/blending with human organic forms such that the humans provide bodies so that the Gems would have more energy/bandwidth to use on innate abilities. 

Plus the idea of a bunch of Gems coming to Earth to sign up for dating sites was a little hilarious to me.

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I wanted to see what a Lapis-Topaz fusion would be like.

But heh-- gems on Tinder would be something to behold.

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13 minutes ago, possibilities said:

But heh-- gems on Tinder would be something to behold.

Though figure Lapis Lazuli's reaction to the idea of human-style sex would probably be "Thanks, but I'm not putting that in my body."

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This cute, adorkable green bundle of wackiness is Peridot

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This kind of horrifying monstrosity with human beings sticking out of her body?  That's Topaz.

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That kind of baffles me as well - especially since Topaz only showed up in maybe 2-3 episodes while Peridot has been a pretty consistent presence since the end of Season One.

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I kind of want the Homeworld Gems to recognize that Connie going to space and helping Steven subvert and effectively "overthrow" the Diamond Authority was considered by her parents to fall under the category of "play time" and now they expect her to resume focus on more serious work.

Just file that under Humans are Terrifying.

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