Yeah the new episodes were pretty good. Was definitely surprised that they actually found a pacifist way to deal with the Cluster, even if it’s the show’s thing. My main question is really just how gem shards have the power to actually bubble each other, unless that’s from all being fused together. Also Gem Drill in general was pretty tense. On the topic of Super Watermelon Island, am I the only one who’s weirded out at how Steven is basically just possessing now sentient watermelon people? Was good nonetheless.
With Jasper, I believe one of the writers on twitter (Matt Burnett) said she is much more complex than people realise, so that does kind of suggest that she will be back at some point (also I believe her voice actress has been doing relatively recent records - think she was even in the SWI teaser with Rebecca Sugar - so I think she’s gonna be back). But even without all of that, I doubt they’d just kill her off when we barely know her, they would probably make it clearer than just “falls into a chasm.” It’s probably just to devote more time to other things like Lapis, they’re gonna have her dig her way back up to the main cast when the time is right.