TV Club: Steven Universe: “Historical Friction”

The pacing of the Steven Bombs have, generally speaking, been pretty good, but intense. Several of the episodes are gut-wrenching, but at least one is always a bit of a diversion—I’m thinking “Political Power” or “Rising Tides/Crashing Skies.” Today, Hilary Florido and Lauren Zuke bring us this week’s breather (yesterday was too emotionally heavy to count), as Jamie and Steven team up to bring their love of the theater to the masses of Beach City.

Honestly, this episode is, for the most party, pretty simple—Steven and Jamie’s passion for acting (sorry, “Acting!”) drives them to work on a performance of a government-funded play by Mayor Dewey about the city’s history. The play is bad, but Pearl rewrites it, then they perform the new version and everyone is mostly happy. Fun stuff! (Also, if we are getting a long-term arc where Jamie becomes a …

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