(Before we bury the lead, note the double episodes listed for Thursday September 15th!
“Tiger Philanthropist” and “Last One Out of Beach City” which sounds like we might be getting some drama to move the plot along for those who aren’t as in love with the fillers)
This show is packing more character development than some of our favorite one hour series! Lets take a look back at the season so far:
The Kindergarten Kid:
Peridot learns what it takes to capture corrupted gems, we learn that she now considers the Barn home, and we were blessed with visuals like this:
Know Your Fusion:
Who doesn’t love fusions? And who didn’t want to see more Sardonyx?! (Literally no one wanted that, but its okay) We were happy to see the character development, the lessons about communicating needs and paying attention to social queues, but happiest of all with the 4th wall break about still having to pay Nicki Minaj for reusing a sound clip she did for Sugilite almost exactly 2 years ago. Worth it tho-
Buddy’s Book served as more of a PSA on encouraging kids to read and made me feel bad for watching a children’s show but made us feel included by providing this 4th wall break (I don’t know why we like that trope so much but we REALLY do)
And speaking of a call-back…
Not to mention the episode was full of fodder for fan theories, but we won’t belabor that here (except look at this picture):
What does it mean for our lion theory?!
Character development, representation of anxiety, actual coping techniques, an emotional episode that makes the title character less obnoxious, and a song from Estelle to go with it? Just watch the clip.