In this episode of Stars In Our Eyes, I review and analyze the first episode of Steven Universe, Gem Glow!
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Welcome, Crying Breakfast Friends, to the second episode of Stars In Our Eyes! The brand new show dedicated to analyzing, reviewing, theorizing, teaching, and celebrating the hit Cartoon Network show, Steven Universe! This time I hit the ground running with a breakdown of the first episode of Steven Universe, Gem Glow!
Gem Glow introduces us to Steven Universe and the rest of the Crystal Gems: Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, and instead of throwing us head first into a ton of information and backstory, we begin this adventure at the local Big Donut. It’s there where Steven discovers a terrible truth. They no longer make Cookie Cat ice cream sandwiches. Steven’s a HUGE fan, and this breaks his heart. Thankfully, Sadie lets him keep the themed, and now empty, refrigerator.
Meanwhile, back at the Crystal Temple, a battle ensues. Centabeetles have infested Steven’s house, and Pearl, Amethyst, and Garnet make short work of them. It turns out they’re just gemless children, and the dangerous mother Centabeetle is still on the loose! Not that this matters to Steven Universe, because he has just discovered that the Gems have bought up the last remaining Cookie Cats just for him to eat. He cracks one open, and something strange happens: Steven Universe’s gem glows for the very first time!
It quickly fades, but each of the Crystal Gems tries to explain to him how to access his powers. None of their advice helps, and so he simply tries to recreate the moment. It doesn’t work at first, but when he stops trying so hard, he summons his shield.
At that moment the Mother Centabeetle returns, and attacks the house! Steven Universe follows Pearl, Amethyst, and Garnet with a pile of Cookie Cats to activate his powers. With the Crystal Gems on the ropes, he gets the Mother Centabeetle’s attention, but the Cookie Cats don’t work. Steven is defenseless!
This rallies the rest of the Crystal Gems who save Steven and safely bubble away the Centabeetle’s gem. Although Steven has failed, he showed courage. Gem Glow ends on the positive note of Steven’s upbeat attitude and upset stomach.
Before you watch the next episode of Stars In Our Eyes, be sure to watch the second episode of Steven Universe, Laser Light Cannon. You can find links at the top of this About section!
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