Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.
Man, this one really hits right in the feels. Picking up where the previous episode left off, Steven’s dad Greg has been given a very large check because his song has been turned into a jingle for a burger joint. Deciding it’s best to splurge a bit, Greg, Steven, and Pearl head to Empire City and live it up Broadway style. All is not well in this group thought as Pearl is still holding onto negative feelings which really help to kill the mood. Will the power of song be able to bring her around?
This episode is full of singing. This shouldn’t be surprising to anyone as a character breaking out in song is common in Steven Universe but this time around the entire episode is packed with songs. It’s like the creators were trying to have a musical spectacular. Given how deep and emotional some of these songs can be it really is a spectacular.
Focusing on Pearl and Greg’s relationship really is a great place to tap into some deep drama. Pearl still hasn’t gotten over what happened between Greg and Rose and how Rose seem to abandon her to be with him. This is all portrayed through singing and stirs up some tearful emotions in all who listen to it. Luckily, by the time the episode is over, the two are able to bridge some common ground they can start walking across.
It’s good to see Pearl and Greg will finally be getting along. Considering they are the two people Steven looks up to the most in his life, it will be nice to see them interacting without a feeling of awkwardness. Sure, no action or fight scenes are present but with great storytelling like this those things aren’t really needed.