Here's two interesting articles that recently came out: What a children's show can teach us about sex and healthy relationships How 'Steven Universe' Is Educating Kids About Consent
These articles raised some great points and truly shows how deep and progressive this series is and how it portrays excellent development in its characters and how they both interact off and relate with each other. Heck portraying the relationship between Ruby and Sapphire is pretty impressive for a kids show when such a thing would have been avoided years ago.
No! I know Nintendo has been getting a lot of criticism lately, but there's no denying this man practically helped built Nitendo into what it is today along with his influence in the video game industry overall. RIP Mr. Iwata
As if they weren't done with Slice of Life, they threw in even more craziness for the fans! We got manly Spike, Scootaloo flying, a meowing Derpy, a LyraBon tease, heck they even threw in Alicorn Big Mac with a Sailor Moon transformation reference thrown in there as well! Sure it may have been all a dream, but it was like the writers and animations saying "We're sorry for making you wait for the rest of Season 5, here's a little surprise for you!" Boy did they ever deliver with all the callbacks and references! It was great to see another Princess Luna centered episode! Even Nightmare Moon made another appearance despite it being a nightmare Luna was having.
They really did not disappoint with this mid-season finale! Shame we'll have to wait a bit before the rest of the Season 5 continues, but hopefully it won't be a long wait!