The Best Episodes of Steven Universe

Last Updated: May 27, 2019

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.

Change Your Mind

#1 - Change Your Mind

Season 5 - Episode 28

Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

star 9.37
191 votes
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Reunited

#2 - Reunited

Season 5 - Episode 23

Steven brings everyone together for a special reunion.

star 9.12
180 votes
Directors: Joe Johnston
Writers: Miki Brewster, Jeff Liu, Katie Mitroff, Paul Villeco
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Jail Break

#3 - Jail Break

Season 1 - Episode 49

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

star 9.10
434 votes
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A Single Pale Rose

#4 - A Single Pale Rose

Season 5 - Episode 18

Steven helps Pearl with her phone.

star 9.09
220 votes
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Legs From Here to Homeworld

#5 - Legs From Here to Homeworld

Season 5 - Episode 24

Steven travels to visit family.

star 8.82
147 votes
Writers: Amber Cragg, Hilary Florido, Tom Herpich
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Lion 3: Straight to Video

#6 - Lion 3: Straight to Video

Season 1 - Episode 35

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

star 8.78
364 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu, Rebecca Sugar
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The Answer

#7 - The Answer

Season 2 - Episode 25

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

star 8.78
367 votes
Writers: Lamar Abrams, Katie Mitroff
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Bismuth

#8 - Bismuth

Season 3 - Episode 20

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

star 8.71
401 votes
Writers: Lamar Abrams, Colin Howard, Jeff Liu, Katie Mitroff
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Lars' Head

#9 - Lars' Head

Season 5 - Episode 4

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

star 8.67
382 votes
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Sworn to the Sword

#10 - Sworn to the Sword

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 8.66
343 votes
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Rose's Scabbard

#11 - Rose's Scabbard

Season 1 - Episode 45

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

star 8.66
367 votes
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The Question

#12 - The Question

Season 5 - Episode 21

Ruby goes on an adventure.

star 8.65
159 votes
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We Need to Talk

#13 - We Need to Talk

Season 2 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.64
324 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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Ocean Gem

#14 - Ocean Gem

Season 1 - Episode 26

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

star 8.63
310 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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The Return

#15 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 48

A new threat arrives in Beach City.

star 8.62
353 votes
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Now We're Only Falling Apart

#16 - Now We're Only Falling Apart

Season 5 - Episode 19

Pearl tells a story.

star 8.58
170 votes
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Mr. Greg

#17 - Mr. Greg

Season 3 - Episode 8

Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.

star 8.58
446 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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Made of Honor

#18 - Made of Honor

Season 5 - Episode 22

Steven has a big surprise for the Crystal Gems.

star 8.58
151 votes
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Log Date 7 15 2

#19 - Log Date 7 15 2

Season 2 - Episode 29

Steven sneaks a listen to a friend's audio diary.

star 8.57
292 votes
Writers: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
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Message Received

#20 - Message Received

Season 2 - Episode 28

Steven has doubts believing in someone.

star 8.54
267 votes
Writers: Raven Molisee, Paul Villeco
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Last One Out of Beach City

#21 - Last One Out of Beach City

Season 4 - Episode 6

Steven, Pearl and Amethyst go to a rock show.

star 8.54
434 votes
Writers: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
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Jungle Moon

#22 - Jungle Moon

Season 5 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.52
211 votes
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Off Colors

#23 - Off Colors

Season 5 - Episode 3

Steven finds some unusual new allies.

star 8.50
372 votes
Directors: Joe Johnston
Writers: Lamar Abrams & Jeff Liu
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I Am My Mom

#24 - I Am My Mom

Season 4 - Episode 24

Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.

star 8.49
334 votes
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Earthlings

#25 - Earthlings

Season 3 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.45
348 votes
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