Gotta admit that all the episodes were much better than I expected, and I know full well that Volleyball is both better in near every way and is going to be the fan favorite, but I got a soft spot for Amethyst. Seeing her succeed in helping the corrupted gems and finding her purpose was really nice. Getting to see Smokey again was fun, especially since her appearance improved a bit. But seeing Steven's insistence on knowing better back fire on him and proving that Amy knows what she's fucking doing with these guys? That was worth the price of admission.
Also Little Larimar is the best Homeschool Gem so far (prolly due to being the only that got any significance so far but still) and seeing her actually benefit from Steven interfering was a good touch.