>>101540620>>Is probably going to suddenly have a 180 change of heart after thousands of years of ravaging solar systems and maintaining a strict gem hierarchy in the space of a single episode
This is what I'm most worried about. You take Peridot, and her arc of becoming a Crystal gem, and it had so much time to breathe, with her gradually having to come to terms with the flaws in the worldview she'd been taught. And now we're seeing promo clips of the whole group just talking it out, all of them standing together as if a little bit of conversation is going to resolve everything.
If the only reason they stopped trying to kill Steven is really because they care about Pink, a fellow diamond, which is pretty much what we saw, then I don't want to see a high-speed shift into "Oh yeah, now we see we were wrong to treat organic life as garbage, and we love off-colors, and think different-gem fusion is fine, and will immediately stop treating lower caste gems as simple tools to serve the elite and the empire's expansion". At the very least, I hope that Garnet and Bismuth raise some valid arguments, given their already established priorities. Despite what Steven said, there are some absolutely pressing reasons the Gem War wasn't just some big misunderstanding, and they should still be enemies, especially given Pink tried to plead with them to change that status quo before, and they wrote it off.