226 – “Steven’s Birthday”
Written by: Lamar Abrams, Katie Mitroff
“Steven has a birthday party out at the barn, and decides he has some growing up to do.“
Well, here we are. Another #StevenBomb, another massively anticipated set of episodes and we start with arguably the most anticipated of them all. It’s midnight and officially Steven’s Birthday (his birthday, not the next episode) and Garnet wishes him a happy birthday and goes on to tell the story of how Ruby and Sapphire once met some 5,750 years ago. Sapphire was an aristocrat who could see into the future and has foreseen everything in her life up to this point. Ruby is one of her guards and it turns out rubies are guards in Homeworld.
(Edited 11pm ET)
Thanks to MKody in our comment section for filling in the details. Earlier in the day a fan page on Facebook known as A Steven’s Guide to the Universe posted a preview for the upcoming episode, Steven’s Birthday, due out on Tuesday during Steven Bomb 4: Steven’s Birthday Week. The video isn’t the typical preview seen handed out to the various media sites as it included the title screen card, and ended abruptly (compared to media previews where its edited nicely at the right points). Turns out the old Turner ship has a few leaks. But first, that preview.
Seems one of Turner’s data servers has been a little leaky, technically not as secure as it should be. This isn’t uncommon in at least the realm of cartoons, sometimes its previews, musical clips, and sometimes its entire episodes. These episodes are shipped around to various data servers to serve a purpose, be it a preview to various entertainment sites or the episode being uploaded to their own internal streaming service. We saw a lot of this in the realm of MLP, namely Entertainment Weekly previews and at the start of Season 4 with The Hub.
As pointed out a torrent user known as misseps was able to find the mystical rabbit hole and at one point was pulling full episodes from the void, then just two minute clips. Thus the actual source of these videos.
There is also now a two minute clip of The Answer, which was mostly seen in another preview earlier in the week. Might be an interesting week.