What Are Gems?
Season 1, Episode 1
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Air date July 4th, 2015
Written by SapphireTheCrystalGem
Directed by SapphireTheCrystalGem
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"What Are Gems?" is the 1st episode of the first season in That One Weird Series, and the 1st episode overall.


Gold tells the team about her time with gems.


JULY 4TH, 2065

Gold, Silver, and Iron are sitting on the couch in their living room watching TV. Bronze ran up to them.

Bronze: GUYS! GUYS! GUYS! Do you know what day it is?

Gold: No. Calendar, do you know what day it is?

Calendar: Today i-

Bronze: Voice override Bronze. Don't say what day it is. Guys, it's INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Iron: To celebrate the day Americans colonized the moon? Hehe, all the other sucker humans are down on Earth. A dying planet.

Gold: Don't remind me about today....

Bronze: Are you feeling sad for humans?

Gold: No! This holiday has some...........memories. Bad ones.

Silver: What do you mean?

Gold: I think it's time I told you this story. It all happened on a sunny day....

JULY 4TH, 0008

Gold and a blue gem were sitting around a table, eating turkey. A pale blue gem walked in.

Pale Blue Gem: Beni, mom needs you!

Benitoite: Jeez, Lace. Let me and Gold finish our meal.

Lace: Fine, but don't come crying to me when mom spanks you.

Blue Lace Agate walks out of the room as Gold laughs.

Gold: Ugh, I hate how uptight Lace is.

Beni: I think it's because we call him Lace. Such a weird nickname. He doesn't like it.

Gold: But yeah, you should get going. Mom is such a jerk sometimes.

Beni: I know right! And I hate how she calls me Ben-Ben. I'm not her baby anymore, and she needs to realize that. I can't believe she always lets you get away with things.

Gold: Cuz i'm younger.

Beni stands up and walks out of the room, shouting "WHAT IS IT MOM?!"

Gold stands up and walks out to the beach. She sits down and calls on her pet boar, Tusky. She begins to pet the boar until she sees something black in the sky. She realizes the black things are ships and their shooting. Gold gets on her boar as it wildly runs to a tall white gem.

White gem: What is it honey?

Gold: Mom! Fighter ships in the air!

The white gem looks up and gasps. She runs inside to a tall blue gem.

White gem: America Dear! The ships are attacking! Their here to take back what was theirs!

America: Rhodozite Dear, get Gold, Beni, and Lace to the shelter! I'll sound the alarm!

White Rhodozite nods and grabs Gold as they run to Beni.

Beni: Mom, I heard an explosion!

Rhodozite: It's going to be okay. We have to find Lace!

Lace: I'm here Mom! Let's get to the shelter.

The 3 gems and ore climb down a ladder and into a hole. They close the top.

Gold: What about Dad!

Rhodozite: He's going to be fine. He's strong.

Meanwhile, outside of the shelter cannons were firing at the ships, but it wasn't any use. Only two of the ships were shot down. Gem citizens ran all over the place. American Blue Topaz stands on the beach as a ship lands. America summons his lantern chain. America swings it at the ship and it causes a dent. America charges forward as a peach gem steps out of the ship.

Peach Gem: Pitiful creatures.

America: *Gasp* Andesine Labradorite........

Andesine: In the flesh.

Andesine summons her ax shoes as she swings at America. Meanwhile it skips to the shelter. Gem troops get into the shelter and take the gems and ore. Gold and Beni scream at the top of their lungs as Lace faints. Rhodozite tries to summon her weapon but the gems knock her unconscious. It skips back to the beach. Both Andesine and America are tattered and dirty but with a surge of energy America turns his lantern into a lamppost, catches it on fire and swings it at Andesine. Her pupils shrink is she retreats into her burnt gem. The gem troops come to the Beach to attack America. America jumps in the water and begins to swim away.

JULY 7TH, 0008

Gold has chains on her hands but she's running. Guards try to pursue her but she's too fast. Gold sees a familiar face: Benitoite. She's standing next to a red gem.

Gold kicks the red gem in the face and grabs Beni's arm.

Gold: C'mon sis, let's get out of here.

Beni: No! Gold, this is my new boyfriend, Mexican Cherry Opal.

Gold: What?! You fell in love with a Homeworld gem who took you away from your home?!

Gold begins to cry as she runs away from that slave camp as fast as she can, never looking back. She doesn't know where she's going but she continues to run.

JULY 4TH, 2065

Bronze, Silver, and Iron are sitting around Gold.

Silver: Wow. Deep story.

Gold begins to cry.

Bronze: Are you okay?

Gold wipes her tears. "Yeah. Now let's celebrate Independence Day!"


  • Gold
  • Bronze
  • Iron
  • Silver
  • Calendar Robot
  • Benitoite (Flashback)
  • Blue Lace Agate (Flashback)
  • Tusky (Flashback)
  • White Rhodozite (Flashback)
  • American Blue Topaz (Flashback)
  • Andesine Labradorite (Flashback, Main Antagonist)
  • Mexican Cherry Opal (Flashback)


  • Turkey
  • Fighter Planes
  • Chains
  • America's lamppost/lantern
  • Andesine's axe shoes.


Guerre Régle

  • Shelter
  • Dining Table
  • Beach
  • Slave Camp


  • Ores HQ


  • This episode took longer than you think to write
  • This is the first episode of the series
  • It is revealed Gold was a princess along with Benitoite.
  • It is revealed Gold was a slave for a few days.
  • Beni and MCO officially start dating in this episode.

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