Review: ‘Steven Universe’: Crack the Whip: Hi-Yo Lion!

Amethyst takes charge of Steven and Connie.


Looks like we didn’t have to wait long for Jasper to make her movie. It’s definitely a welcomed change to see the more intense action has come to stay and it’s literally at front door insisting the heroes come out to play. From here on it looks like things are going to be very intense and full of intrigue. It was a long wait but it was worth it.

Amethyst doesn’t exactly shine in this episode. Between acting as immature as possible, getting beaten by Jasper, and having to get saved by Steven and Connie, this is probably the lowest moment she’s ever experienced. It’s going to be a while before she’s able to hold her head up high after this one.

The show stealing moment this episode is the battle between Jasper and Stevonnie. Fans have been waiting for this for a long time. Previous times Steven and Connie have fused it has been on accident or in much more lighthearted incidents. Here, they fused specifically for the purpose of being able to stand face to face with Jasper to save Amethyst. Also, the addition of riding Lion into battle while in this form was the cherry on top of it all. This moment can easily fit on a top ten list of some of the best battles to ever come out of this series (if you would like a list containing the best battles in Steven Universe, leave comments below).

This episode gave fans so much of what they have always wanted. The season could just end here and many would still be giddy with joy for weeks to come. The combat was good and elements which had been building before are now finally coming together. Now all they have to do is worry about Amethyst ruined pride.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.