The BEST episodes of Steven Universe

Every episode of Steven Universe ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Steven Universe!

The Crystal Gems are a team of magical beings who are the self-appointed guardians of the universe. Half-human, half-Gem hero Steven is the "little brother" of the group. The goofball is learning to save the world using the magical powers that come from his bellybutton and he goes on magical adventures with the rest of the Crystal Gems, even though he's not as powerful -- or smart -- as fellow group members Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl. Despite his shortcomings, Steven usually finds a surprising way to save the day.

Last Updated: 6/30/2024Network: Cartoon NetworkStatus: Ended
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Change Your Mind
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9.38
489 votes

#1 - Change Your Mind

Season 5 - Episode 28 - Aired 1/21/2019

Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

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A Single Pale Rose
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9.32
430 votes

#2 - A Single Pale Rose

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/7/2018

Steven helps Pearl with her phone.

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Jail Break
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9.32
639 votes

#3 - Jail Break

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 3/12/2015

Steven teams up with a new ally to rescue the Crystal Gems.

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Reunited
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9.24
386 votes

#4 - Reunited

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 7/6/2018

Steven brings everyone together for a special reunion.

Directors: Joe Johnston
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Bismuth
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9.17
628 votes

#5 - Bismuth

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/4/2016

An item from the Gems' past is discovered inside of Lion's mane.

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The Answer
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9.15
538 votes

#6 - The Answer

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 1/4/2016

Garnet finally tells Steven the story of how she came to be a Crystal Gem.

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Sworn to the Sword
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9.02
521 votes

#7 - Sworn to the Sword

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/15/2015

Pearl teaches Connie how to sword fight on Steven's request but it doesn't go quite as planned.

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Lion 3: Straight to Video
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8.99
532 votes

#8 - Lion 3: Straight to Video

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 12/4/2014

Lion keeps laying on Steven's face while Steven is sleeping.

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We Need to Talk
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8.95
523 votes

#9 - We Need to Talk

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/18/2015

After witnessing Steven and Connie fuse again, Greg explains how he learned of gem fusion from his time with Rose, hoping to pull it off himself in order to grow closer to her.

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The Return
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8.95
515 votes

#10 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 3/12/2015

A new threat arrives in Beach City.

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Now We're Only Falling Apart
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8.95
329 votes

#11 - Now We're Only Falling Apart

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/2/2018

Pearl tells a story.

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I Am My Mom
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8.92
426 votes

#12 - I Am My Mom

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/11/2017

Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.

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The Question
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8.90
283 votes

#13 - The Question

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 7/4/2018

Ruby goes on an adventure.

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Rose's Scabbard
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8.89
534 votes

#14 - Rose's Scabbard

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired 3/9/2015

Steven joins Pearl on a Special Mission to a place that belonged to Rose Quartz.

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Message Received
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8.88
373 votes

#15 - Message Received

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired 1/7/2016

Steven has doubts believing in someone.

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Mr. Greg
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8.85
654 votes

#16 - Mr. Greg

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/19/2016

Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.

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Ocean Gem
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8.84
503 votes

#17 - Ocean Gem

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/25/2014

The ocean disappears on the first day of summer and Beach City is in a panic.

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Lars' Head
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8.81
481 votes

#18 - Lars' Head

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/29/2017

Steven's tears accidentally bring Lars back to life, but with unintentional side effects.

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Jungle Moon
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8.79
313 votes

#19 - Jungle Moon

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/5/2018

Stevonnie crash-lands in a jungle on an alien moon and, unable to contact Lars, must fend for themself. They discover that the moon houses an abandoned Gem base and orbits a former Gem colony, and have a strange dream involving the Diamonds.

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Earthlings
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8.78
488 votes

#20 - Earthlings

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/8/2016

Steven, Amethyst and Peridot encounter Jasper at the Beta Kindergarten. To fight off her and a corrupted Gem monster, Steven and Amethyst fuse into Smoky Quartz and Peridot attempts to use her metal powers.

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Can't Go Back
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8.78
333 votes

#21 - Can't Go Back

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/7/2018

After Ronaldo sees the barn on the moon, Steven goes up there and finds Lapis Lazuli using the moon base to spy on Steven and the Gems on Earth. While the two reconnect, Lapis is unsure about returning to Earth, but another vision from Steven prompts her decision.

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Off Colors
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8.75
483 votes

#22 - Off Colors

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/29/2017

Steven finds some unusual new allies.

Directors: Joe Johnston
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That Will Be All
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8.73
477 votes

#23 - That Will Be All

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/2/2017

Steven and the Gems make a daring escape!

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On the Run
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8.73
495 votes

#24 - On the Run

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 2/5/2015

Steven and Amethyst try out life out on the road.

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Keeping it Together
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8.73
435 votes

#25 - Keeping it Together

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/17/2015

Steven and Crystal Gems revisit Kindergarten and find a dark secret.

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