The BEST Episodes of Steven Universe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: Cartoon Network

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.

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Change Your Mind

#1 - Change Your Mind

Season 5 - Episode 28 - Aired Jan 21, 2019

Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

star 9.33
282 votes
Reunited (Part 1)

#2 - Reunited (Part 1)

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 6, 2018

Steven brings everyone together for a special reunion.

star 9.25
246 votes
Directors: Joe Johnston
Writers: Jeff Liu, Katie Mitroff, Miki Brewster, Paul Villeco
A Single Pale Rose

#3 - A Single Pale Rose

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired May 7, 2018

Steven helps Pearl with her phone.

star 9.23
284 votes
Jail Break

#4 - Jail Break

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Mar 12, 2015

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

star 9.21
560 votes
Bismuth

#5 - Bismuth

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 4, 2016

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

star 8.96
535 votes
Writers: Colin Howard, Jeff Liu, Katie Mitroff, Lamar Abrams
The Answer

#6 - The Answer

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Jan 4, 2016

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

star 8.95
456 votes
Writers: Katie Mitroff, Lamar Abrams
Lion 3: Straight to Video

#7 - Lion 3: Straight to Video

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Dec 4, 2014

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

star 8.87
474 votes
Writers: Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston, Rebecca Sugar
The Question

#8 - The Question

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 4, 2018

Ruby goes on an adventure.

star 8.86
208 votes
Sworn to the Sword

#9 - Sworn to the Sword

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 15, 2015

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

star 8.82
445 votes
The Return

#10 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Mar 12, 2015

A new threat arrives in Beach City.

star 8.81
464 votes
We Need to Talk

#11 - We Need to Talk

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 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.

star 8.80
450 votes
Writers: Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston
Ocean Gem

#12 - Ocean Gem

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 25, 2014

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

star 8.72
421 votes
Writers: Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston
Legs From Here to Homeworld

#13 - Legs From Here to Homeworld

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 17, 2018

Steven travels to visit family.

star 8.72
204 votes
Writers: Amber Cragg, Hilary Florido, Tom Herpich
Rose's Scabbard

#14 - Rose's Scabbard

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired Mar 9, 2015

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

star 8.71
475 votes
Message Received

#15 - Message Received

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Jan 7, 2016

Steven has doubts believing in someone.

star 8.70
333 votes
Writers: Paul Villeco, Raven Molisee
Now We're Only Falling Apart

#16 - Now We're Only Falling Apart

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 2, 2018

Pearl tells a story.

star 8.70
227 votes
Lars' Head

#17 - Lars' Head

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired May 29, 2017

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

star 8.69
438 votes
Log Date 7 15 2

#18 - Log Date 7 15 2

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Jan 8, 2016

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

star 8.67
352 votes
Writers: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
Crack the Whip

#19 - Crack the Whip

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 2, 2016

Garnet and Pearl return to the Great North to look for Jasper, whilst Steven, Amethyst and Connie have a day of fun around Beach City.

star 8.64
474 votes
Writers: Paul Villeco, Raven Molisee
Keystone Motel

#20 - Keystone Motel

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 14, 2015

While visiting an out-of-state motel with Steven and Greg, Garnet's frustration with Pearl's actions causes her to split up into Ruby and Sapphire again.

star 8.63
455 votes
Writers: Paul Villeco, Raven Molisee
Made of Honor

#21 - Made of Honor

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

Steven has a big surprise for the Crystal Gems.

star 8.63
200 votes
Story for Steven

#22 - Story for Steven

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 9, 2015

Greg tells Steven the story when he first met Rose Quartz.

star 8.62
458 votes
Writers: Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston
Keeping it Together

#23 - Keeping it Together

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 17, 2015

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

star 8.60
401 votes
Jungle Moon

#24 - Jungle Moon

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.58
260 votes
I Am My Mom

#25 - I Am My Mom

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 11, 2017

Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.

star 8.58
375 votes