The Best Episodes of Steven Universe

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2018

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.

Reunited

#1 - Reunited

Season 5 - Episode 23

Steven brings everyone together for a special reunion.

star 9.11
142 votes
Directors: Joe Johnston
Writers: Miki Brewster, Jeff Liu, Katie Mitroff, Paul Villeco
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Jail Break

#2 - Jail Break

Season 1 - Episode 49

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

star 9.08
405 votes
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A Single Pale Rose

#3 - A Single Pale Rose

Season 5 - Episode 18

Steven confronts Pearl about the shattering of Pink Diamond, but instead has to venture inside of Pearl's pearl to retrieve her cell phone. While in there, Steven discovers the shocking truth about Rose Quartz and the secret she swore Pearl to keep many years ago.

star 9.03
181 votes
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The Answer

#4 - The Answer

Season 2 - Episode 25

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

star 8.76
347 votes
Writers: Lamar Abrams, Katie Mitroff
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Lion 3: Straight to Video

#5 - Lion 3: Straight to Video

Season 1 - Episode 35

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

star 8.75
335 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu, Rebecca Sugar
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Bismuth

#6 - Bismuth

Season 3 - Episode 20

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

star 8.70
378 votes
Writers: Lamar Abrams, Colin Howard, Jeff Liu, Katie Mitroff
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Lars' Head

#7 - Lars' Head

Season 5 - Episode 4

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

star 8.65
358 votes
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The Question

#8 - The Question

Season 5 - Episode 21

Ruby goes on an adventure.

star 8.65
127 votes
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Sworn to the Sword

#9 - 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 8.63
320 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 8.62
344 votes
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Ocean Gem

#11 - Ocean Gem

Season 1 - Episode 26

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

star 8.62
292 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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We Need to Talk

#12 - 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 8.60
305 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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The Return

#13 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 48

A new threat arrives in Beach City.

star 8.59
332 votes
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Now We're Only Falling Apart

#14 - Now We're Only Falling Apart

Season 5 - Episode 19

Pearl tells a story.

star 8.59
135 votes
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Log Date 7 15 2

#15 - Log Date 7 15 2

Season 2 - Episode 29

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

star 8.56
271 votes
Writers: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
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Mr. Greg

#16 - Mr. Greg

Season 3 - Episode 8

Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.

star 8.54
422 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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Last One Out of Beach City

#17 - Last One Out of Beach City

Season 4 - Episode 6

Steven, Pearl and Amethyst go to a rock show.

star 8.51
412 votes
Writers: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
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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 8.51
118 votes
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Message Received

#19 - Message Received

Season 2 - Episode 28

Steven has doubts believing in someone.

star 8.50
250 votes
Writers: Raven Molisee, Paul Villeco
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I Am My Mom

#20 - I Am My Mom

Season 4 - Episode 24

Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.

star 8.48
316 votes
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Jungle Moon

#21 - 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 8.48
184 votes
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Off Colors

#22 - Off Colors

Season 5 - Episode 3

Steven finds some unusual new allies.

star 8.47
350 votes
Directors: Joe Johnston
Writers: Lamar Abrams & Jeff Liu
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The Trial

#23 - The Trial

Season 5 - Episode 2

Steven goes on trial.

star 8.46
362 votes
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Giant Woman

#24 - 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 8.45
448 votes
Writers: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
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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 8.44
331 votes
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