Steven Universe Season 2 Episode 19 Review Nightmare Hospital – No More Secrets
Pearl and Garnets conflict has finally been resolved and we’re back to another one off. In this episode Steven and Connie follow her mother to the hospital after she confiscates Rose’s sword, running into some mysterious patients.
The first event I want to discuss is Steven giving Connie his mother’s sword. This is Steven’s most precious heirloom from his mother, and giving it to Connie shows his faith and commitment to having Connie in his life. In more ways than one, this episode will mark a new pillar in their relationship.
When exploring the hospital they come across more force-fused gems on a rampage. These mutants seem a little more anthropomorphic and composed than the last batch they encountered. Perhaps this indicates the experiments were not just abandoned projects, and somewhere on Earth the villainous gems are continuing to force merge gems.
So here’s a theory: What if we continue to see more advanced merged gems? Imagine the strongest enemy becoming a fully realized force-fused gem. This would be incredibly climactic and gripping not only for facing a powerful enemy; she would be bound to have a massive amount of inner turmoil providing the opportunity for a very complex antagonist.
Finally Connie reveals all the secrets to her mother with her healed eyes and all the monsters and magic she has faced in the past year. Cautiously excepting this news, her mother emphasizes that she doesn’t want her to keep secrets anymore. I guess there isn’t too much to say about this, Connie’s mom is a typical overprotective parent and there will probably be a new dynamic to Connie and Steven’s mannerisms moving forward
Now the fact that they can fuse… that’ll be a much more awkward conversation. Let us know what you guys think.
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