Steven Universe Vlogs: Episode 82 – Barn mates

Lapis and Peridot aren’t getting along. Is there anything that can melt their stone hearts?

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9 comments

  1. littlewillie610

    “I don’t want, your garbage.”
    “What, were you trapped in a tape recorder too?!”

    This episode definitely showcased a more unpleasant side of Lapis’ personality. At the same time, it is understandable that she would initially have this type of towards Peridot, since she hasn’t really witnessed her character development and doesn’t have much of a reason to trust her. Peridot meant well, but trying too hard to win someone over can easily drive them further away. Sometimes, it’s best to just give them their space.

    Peridot’s attempts at friendship made for an episode with both good humor and drama. It makes sense that she would feel a certain level of kinship with Lapis, considering their similar situations. I like that it didn’t just end with them suddenly resolving their differences and being good friends, but it still showed that Lapis was making progressed when she expressed a little bit of concern for Peridot’s well-being.

  2. Follow up comment to come, along with the last Steven Universe V-log follow up comment. LOL. Also, that Steven actor story was hilarious.

  3. Acetylsalicilique

    Until then, we had only seen Lapis in brief situational circumstances. It is now we finally get a chance to really know her…

    … and damn, she’s an unbearable bi***

  4. You met Zack? I’d love to meet him in person; I’ve gotten to send messages to him a few times, related to fanart I’ve drawn, but IN PERSON, HOHO!

  5. ClaudiaFangless

    The funny thing is, if you go back and watch some of the really early episodes, before all the actors had a complete grip on their characters’ voices, Steven sounds a lot huskier. His voice actually got higher as Zach Callison got older.

  6. Ocean Gem Lapis:
    She doesn’t want your garbage,
    Water is her tomb.

    I’m glad you mentioned the similarity between Lapis’ monologue and Skinner-esque flashbacks. After rewatching her debut episodes recently, it struck me how similar her character is to First Blood-era Rambo. She’s standoffish but fairly amiable on the outside, but the more pressure that outside forces put on her, the more unbalanced and violent she becomes. I sympathize with her in not trusting Peridot, but her crushing Peridot’s tape recorder was definitely shocking.

    In the past, these mini-arcs in the show have followed a similar pattern. With the introduction of a plot point (the kerfuffle over Sardonyx, Peridot’s capture), each Gem has taken it in turn to have a focus episode to show their reaction to the situation before it finally reaches a conclusion. This arc starts with Lapis just spending time with literally the only friend she has in the universe. This episode features her interacting with another Gem on the team and watching the sparks fly. She’s slowly being introduced to the rest of the team, starting with the one she has the most immediate reason to hate. I admit that I laughed whenever she looked at Peridot like she wanted to skin her alive, and the contrast between how she responded to her and how she treated Steven was very telling.

  7. Aw, this episode just made me want to be friends with Peridot.

  8. lapis was kinda on my nerves since paridot was really really trying. Even got an endorsment from steven. Still funny episode.

  9. I really don’t like how Emo Lapiz became she should return how she was

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