Beach City Drift by Lauren Zuke is an episode very boring when you don't catch the parallels. First of all let's remember that Zuke shipped Steven/Connie simply cause she wanted to get rip of Steven kek. Just in one episode by Zuke Connie is called Steven's girlfriend instead of "your friend Connie"
Now let's take a look at these lines>But he's the reason we're racing. Steven, he's the reason we fused>We are obsessed with him.>I want to finish this race... but not for him. >For us!
A first glance those seem terrible lines, at second glance they're still horrible but they get another meaning>White Diamond: It's a pity, the way you bring out the worst in others. See how you've encouraged their deficiencies? It's written all over their gems: insecure, dependent, OBSESSED
Officially the show hadn't used the word "obsession" with regard to Pearl's issues with Rose until CYM but now we can understand this strange foreshadowing in Beach City Drift
This episode was about getting over an obsession, I know, stupid episode, but it was what happened. At the end of this episode we got Kevin screaming>You're so obsessed with me, you're gonna drive away.
Beach City Drift aired few episodes after Mr Greg and there Greg and Pearl "fused" because of somebody they were obsessed with. Is there a romantic connotation in BCD? yes
It wasn't an used car, it was car with experience. Besides Lauren doing her thing compared Ruby and Sapphire with Steven and Connie >Still mad about Kevin? >Yes>Me too>You don't seem mad. >I'm thinking mad
Similar to Motel Keystone, this way two people in a fusion were obsessed with somebody