Steven Universe Season 5 Episode 23/24: Reunited

THEYRFRICKIN MARRIED!!!!!!!

As I’ve spent the entire week harping on, this is an historic event. Never before in the history of television has a same-sex wedding been shown in what is, ultimately, a kids’ show. Nowhere in the world, to my knowledge has this ever been done; not Japan with its (admittedly often questionable and problematic) use of yuri and yaoi elements in anime, not in progressive strongholds like Sweden or Canada, but right here on good old Steven Universe. And it’s our own Ruby and Sapphire at the center of it all. I know I’ve talked this up a lot but it truly is an important. It happened, and they can never take it back, and as you can see from the header, there was a full on, mouth-to-mouth kiss, and they did that too, so fuck all the naysayers that said CN wouldn’t let it happen.

Oh, yeah, and some other plot stuff happened too with the Diamonds and all, which I’m sure was cool, but… whatever, Ruby and Sapphire are married! Honestly, the rest is too much to spoil here, but the last two thirds of the episode are one of the most powerful sequences this show has ever produced.

And I guess I was wrong, we have more coming this season (hopefully soon!)

Stray Observations

  • Final Bingo Card:

  • They’re showing Pop Team Epic on Adult Swim now? …Eh, makes sense.

In lieu of any further stray observations, here are some excerpts from my girlfriend and I watching the episode together via Rabbit:

  • Me: babe there are actual tears everwhere
    Bones: I love you, baby. This is happening.
    Me: I love you
    Bones: all flowers have been deployed
  • Bones: AND EIGHT MONTHS

    They are both so perfectly extra

    Me: bismuth’s fucking armor

    this is everything

  • Me: I’m definitely using that kiss as the header if I can get a screengrab
    Bones: OH MY GOD
    Me: oh snap

    oh hey was that Andy?

  • Me: Blue Diamond is the most extra person in this extra-ass show
    Bones: Truuuuuuuu

    Oh he’s doing it

    he’s fucking doing it

    Me: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Me: I’m just gonna copy-paste this conversation as a review I think
    Bones: That’s a big fucking shield

    please do

    I love you so much

    Me: I love you!

    And I love Peridot

    Bones: And I also love Peri

    FASTBALL SPECIAL

    Me: omg

    babe

    what if

    they have to free jasper

    Bones: We do have a whole fucking block of episode left
  • Me: FUCK YES PEARL
    Bones: DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOURSELF PEARL
    Me: It’s good to hear that from her
    Bones: Yes it is!
    Okay so YD doesn’t know.

    Bones concedes

    Me: I figured.
    Bones: I just really love her song in That Will Be All and like speculating about it
    Me: Me too. <3
  • Me: WHEN MOTHERFUCKERS
    Bones: WHEEEEEEEEEN

    I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR APPLE SHOW