Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SU Recap: Keeping It Together


If you thought Frybo was the scariest thing so far in the show, then this episode is sure to keep you awake at night with nightmare fuel. This episode gives us a bit more insight into the concept of fusion, not only as it applies to the Crystal Gems, but how its being applied by Homeworld Gems, and the resulting images are sure to be haunting your nightmares for weeks to come. What exactly are these Frankenstein experiments being conducted by Homeworld leading to? We'll just have to wait and see.


How many T-shirts does Steven need when he essentially wears the same one every episode? And yes, I know that most of them are from his father's old tour, but still, that seems like a lot of shirts for one kid to wear. How many of them does he go through for him to do that much laundry?


Pearl loves to do chores. Just another piece of evidence that Pearl was one of many similar gems that were mass manufactured as a subservient class. (That and another line later this season.)


"Humans should just stop wearing clothes." Amethyst reveals herself to be pro-nudist. And all the R34 artists rejoiced!


"I'm a civilified hooman, thank you very much! Clothing is a must." Didn't exactly stop you from going buck naked in Frybo.


Perhaps it was a good thing that Ruby and Sapphire didn't defuse, as later this season, we'll see that the two usually defuse under less than friendly circumstances. ("Keystone Hotel", hint, hint!)


If you think an exposition dump over laundry seems weird, than you e never watched Game of Thrones. They usually dump exposition during, um, more interesting scenes.


"You're a civilified half-gem, too!" :D


Perhaps Steven should join the Ministry of Funny Walks.


"Are the other ones with you?"


And Steven's confused expression reached meme status.


Oh snap!


Peridot can run up walls. Did she learn that from Sora in Kingdom Hearts 3!


And for this split second, it almost appears as if she's flipping them off.


She can shoot electricity and fly? It's like Chris Chan decided to mix Pikachu with Tails rather than Sonic. Tailsachu!


Garnet and Steven venture underground, and what transpires next will remained ingrained into your nightmares for the next few weeks: it's Trolli's new fruit snack: Sour Neon Gummi Appendages!

Seriously, am I the only one here who feels less creeped out by this becaus the color schemes are making me crave sour gummy worms? Though it still doesn't stop this scene from being any less creepy.


And that would be the face of sheer revulsion.


And this is the point where the kids at home piss their pants.


Does this abomination, if not the whole concept of experimenting with fused gems, remind anyone else of the chimeras from Full Metal Alchemist? I can't be the only one thinking of FMA in this episode.


What did the five fingers say to the face? Slap! Though in all seriousness, this is the first time we've seen her express fear.

Later, we see Garnet nearly defuse under the pressure. If "Keystone Hotel" is anything to go by, then Garnet only defuses when she's under extreme emotional distress, and being cornered by an eldritch abomination certainly would be emotionally distressing.


"Garnet misses Homeworld. We missed it, Gollum, Gollum."


"No, we hates it. We hates stupid, nasty Homeworld for conducting these inhuman experiments!"


Looks like Amethyst has been given, a hand!

Sadly, there are no screencaps for the remainder of this episode. But here's the dilly-o: a lot of fans have been debating whether or not fusion is something that's forbidden in Homeworld. If that's the case, then Homeworld is rather hypocritical experimenting with fusion. Then again, not as hypocritical as anti-gay politicians having bathroom hanky-panky.