The Best Episodes of Steven Universe

Last Updated: Feb 19, 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 9.36
154 votes
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Reunited

#2 - Reunited

Season 5 - Episode 23

Steven brings everyone together for a special reunion.

star 9.11
165 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 9.11
419 votes
A Single Pale Rose

#4 - A Single Pale Rose

Season 5 - Episode 18

Steven helps Pearl with her phone.

star 9.07
207 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 8.87
127 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 8.77
351 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 8.77
359 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
390 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 8.66
373 votes
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Rose's Scabbard

#10 - Rose's Scabbard

Season 1 - Episode 45

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

star 8.65
356 votes
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Sworn to the Sword

#11 - 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 8.65
334 votes
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The Question

#12 - The Question

Season 5 - Episode 21

Ruby goes on an adventure.

star 8.63
145 votes
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Ocean Gem

#13 - 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
301 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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We Need to Talk

#14 - 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 8.62
316 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 8.61
344 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 8.59
158 votes
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Made of Honor

#17 - Made of Honor

Season 5 - Episode 22

Steven has a big surprise for the Crystal Gems.

star 8.57
138 votes
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Mr. Greg

#18 - Mr. Greg

Season 3 - Episode 8

Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.

star 8.57
437 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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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 8.56
284 votes
Writers: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
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Jungle Moon

#20 - 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 8.53
201 votes
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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 8.52
423 votes
Writers: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
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Message Received

#22 - Message Received

Season 2 - Episode 28

Steven has doubts believing in someone.

star 8.52
261 votes
Writers: Raven Molisee, Paul Villeco
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I Am My Mom

#23 - I Am My Mom

Season 4 - Episode 24

Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.

star 8.49
328 votes
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Off Colors

#24 - Off Colors

Season 5 - Episode 3

Steven finds some unusual new allies.

star 8.49
365 votes
Directors: Joe Johnston
Writers: Lamar Abrams & Jeff Liu
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Giant Woman

#25 - Giant Woman

Season 1 - Episode 12

During a mission to the Sky Spire, Steven tries to convince Amethyst and Pearl to fuse together and become a giant woman.

star 8.46
460 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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