The Best Episodes of Steven Universe

Jail Break

#1 - Jail Break 9.29

Season 1 - Episode 49

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

Lion 3: Straight to Video

#2 - Lion 3: Straight to Video 8.91

Season 1 - Episode 35

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

Directors: Ian Jones-Quartey

#3 - Bismuth 8.86

Season 3 - Episode 20

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

Directors: Joe Johnston, Jasmin Lai
The Answer

#4 - The Answer 8.83

Season 2 - Episode 25

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

Directors: Byung Ki Lee, Jasmin Lai, Joe Johnston
The Return

#5 - The Return 8.79

Season 1 - Episode 48

A new threat arrives in Beach City.

Rose's Scabbard

#6 - Rose's Scabbard 8.71

Season 1 - Episode 45

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

We Need to Talk

#7 - We Need to Talk 8.70

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.

Directors: Ki-Yong Bae, Jin-Hee Park, Jasmin Lai, Ian Jones-Quartey
Ocean Gem

#8 - Ocean Gem 8.67

Season 1 - Episode 26

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

Directors: Ian Jones-Quartey
Sworn to the Sword

#9 - Sworn to the Sword 8.65

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

Log Date 7 15 2

#10 - Log Date 7 15 2 8.62

Season 2 - Episode 29

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

Directors: Ki-Yong Bae, Sue Hong Kim, Jasmin Lai, Kat Morris
Last One Out of Beach City

#11 - Last One Out of Beach City 8.58

Season 4 - Episode 6

Steven, Pearl and Amethyst go to a rock show.

Directors: Ki-Yong Bae, Sue Hong Kim, Ricky Cometa, Kat Morris
Keystone Motel

#12 - Keystone Motel 8.54

Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

Directors: Hye Sung Park, Jasmin Lai
Story for Steven

#13 - Story for Steven 8.53

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

Directors: Ki-Yong Bae, Jin-Hee Park, Elle Michalka
Alone Together

#14 - Alone Together 8.51

Season 1 - Episode 37

The Gems try to teach Steven how to use his fusion powers.

Mr. Greg

#15 - Mr. Greg 8.50

Season 3 - Episode 8

Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.

Directors: Ki-Yong Bae, Jin-Hee Park, Jasmin Lai, Joe Johnston
Message Received

#16 - Message Received 8.50

Season 2 - Episode 28

Steven has doubts believing in someone.

Directors: Hye Sung Park, Jasmin Lai, Kat Morris

#17 - Earthlings 8.47

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.

Giant Woman

#18 - Giant Woman 8.46

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.

Directors: Ian Jones-Quartey
Back to the Moon

#19 - Back to the Moon 8.45

Season 3 - Episode 23

The dispatch team of Rubies return to the barn still searching for Jasper. To try and get them to go away, Amethyst shapeshifts into her. However, things get awry when the Rubies want her to contact Yellow Diamond at the Moon Base, with Steven, Garnet and Pearl as her "prisoners".

Mindful Education

#20 - Mindful Education 8.44

Season 4 - Episode 4

Steven and Connie learn to focus better.

The Message

#21 - The Message 8.43

Season 1 - Episode 46

Steven and the Gems try to retrieve a message from the Wailing Stone.

Steven and the Stevens

#22 - Steven and the Stevens 8.41

Season 1 - Episode 22

Steven needs a musical partner for an upcoming show, and uses a time travel device to recruit the perfect bandmate, HIMSELF!

Directors: Ian Jones-Quartey
Catch and Release

#23 - Catch and Release 8.41

Season 2 - Episode 21

The Crystal Gems capture Peridot, but Steven suspects she knows something and lets her live in his bathroom.

Directors: Ki-Yong Bae, Sue Hong Kim, Jasmin Lai, Kat Morris
Mirror Gem

#24 - Mirror Gem 8.41

Season 1 - Episode 25

Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him.

Directors: Ian Jones-Quartey
Gem Drill

#25 - Gem Drill 8.41

Season 3 - Episode 2

Steven travels deep underground to stop the Cluster.

Directors: Ki-Yong Bae, Sue Hong Kim, Jasmin Lai, Kat Morris