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The Best Episodes of Steven Universe

Every episode of Steven Universe ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Steven Universe!

A young boy takes his mother's place in a group of gemstone-based beings, and must learn to control his powers.

Genres:AnimationComedyAction & AdventureFamilySci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Steven Universe" is "A Single Pale Rose", rated 9.7/10 from 2396 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Hilary Florido, Amber Cragg. "A Single Pale Rose" aired on 5/7/2018 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Reunited".

  • A Single Pale Rose
    9.7/10 2,396 votes

    #1 - A Single Pale Rose

    Season 5 Episode 18 - Aired 2018-05-07

    Steven helps Pearl find her cell phone.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hilary Florido, Amber Cragg

  • Reunited
    9.7/10 2,289 votes

    #2 - Reunited

    Season 5 Episode 23 - Aired 2018-07-06

    The wedding of Ruby and Sapphire, with the Gems and several Beach City citizens in attendance, goes without a hitch and Garnet reforms.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Miki Brewster, Jeff Liu, Katie Mitroff, Paul Villeco

  • Change Your Mind
    9.7/10 4,222 votes

    #3 - Change Your Mind

    Season 5 Episode 28 - Aired 2019-01-21

    Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

    Director: Kat Morris

    Writer: Hilary Florido, Amber Cragg, Rebecca Sugar, Lamar Abrams, Miki Brewster, Christine Liu, Jeff Liu, Kat Morris, Joe Johnston, Ian Jones-Quartey, Katie Mitroff, Paul Villeco

  • Mr. Greg
    9.6/10 2,190 votes

    #4 - Mr. Greg

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-07-19

    Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston

  • Rose's Scabbard
    9.5/10 2,020 votes

    #5 - Rose's Scabbard

    Season 1 Episode 45 - Aired 2015-03-09

    Pearl takes Steven to a special place that belonged to Rose Quartz after Lion finds the scabbard for Rose's sword.

    Director: Ian Jones-Quartey

    Writer: Paul Villeco, Rebecca Sugar, Raven M. Molisee

  • Catch and Release
    9.5/10 1,798 votes

    #6 - Catch and Release

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2015-09-24

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hilary Florido, Jesse Zukauskas

  • The Trial
    9.5/10 1,737 votes

    #7 - The Trial

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-05-29

    Steven goes to court against Blue and Yellow Diamond to determine his (or rather Rose Quartz's) fate.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Katie Mitroff, Paul Villeco

  • Ocean Gem
    9.4/10 1,848 votes

    #8 - Ocean Gem

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 2014-09-25

    Lapis Lazuli disappears after reigniting a past conflict with Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl, and takes the ocean along with her, leaving Beach City in a panic on the first day of summer. Steven, Connie, Greg, Lion and the Gems go on a mission to confront Lapis and set things back to normal.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Lion 3: Straight to Video
    9.4/10 1,907 votes

    #9 - Lion 3: Straight to Video

    Season 1 Episode 35 - Aired 2014-12-04

    Lion keeps lying on Steven's face while he's sleeping. This leads to Steven discovering a pocket dimension in Lion's mane.

    Director: Ian Jones-Quartey

    Writer: Rebecca Sugar, Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston

  • Bismuth
    9.4/10 1,903 votes

    #10 - Bismuth

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-08-04

    Steven discovers something the Gems thought was lost to the past inside of Lion's mane.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Mindful Education
    9.4/10 1,776 votes

    #11 - Mindful Education

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-08-25

    Steven and Connie learn to focus better.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Colin Howard, Jeff Liu, Takafumi Hori

  • That Will Be All
    9.4/10 1,712 votes

    #12 - That Will Be All

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2017-02-02

    While Blue Diamond and Yellow Diamond argue over their diverging ways of coping with Pink Diamond's death, Steven, Greg and the Crystal Gems attempt to escape the space station before they are discovered.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Colin Howard, Rebecca Sugar, Joe Johnston

  • Off Colors
    9.4/10 1,479 votes

    #13 - Off Colors

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-05-29

    After escaping from the Diamonds, Steven and Lars encounter and befriend the "off-colors", a group of "defective" Gems who live in hiding from Gem society. Lars defends them from security robots but is critically injured in the process.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Lamar Abrams, Jeff Liu

  • Lars' Head
    9.4/10 1,541 votes

    #14 - Lars' Head

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-05-29

    After Steven brings Lars back to life with his healing powers, he discovers that Lars now shares the same powers as Lion.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jeff Liu, Madeline Queripel

  • Story for Steven
    9.3/10 1,784 votes

    #15 - Story for Steven

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-04-09

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston

  • Earthlings
    9.3/10 1,550 votes

    #16 - Earthlings

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2016-08-08

    Amethyst tries to exact revenge with a showdown in the Kindergarten.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Raven M. Molisee, Paul Villeco

  • Bubbled
    9.3/10 1,517 votes

    #17 - Bubbled

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 2016-08-10

    Steven gets marooned in his bubble.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Colin Howard, Jeff Liu

  • Steven's Dream
    9.3/10 1,463 votes

    #18 - Steven's Dream

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-01-30

    A strange dream prompts Steven to search for answers.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Colin Howard, Jeff Liu

  • I Am My Mom
    9.3/10 1,594 votes

    #19 - I Am My Mom

    Season 4 Episode 24 - Aired 2017-05-11

    Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.

    Director: Kat Morris

    Writer: Hilary Florido, Paul Villeco

  • Now We're Only Falling Apart
    9.3/10 1,403 votes

    #20 - Now We're Only Falling Apart

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2018-07-02

    Followed by hearing about the revelation, many problems ensue within the crystal gems' relationships.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Lamar Abrams, Christine Liu

  • On the Run
    9.2/10 1,711 votes

    #21 - On the Run

    Season 1 Episode 40 - Aired 2015-02-05

    Steven and Amethyst try life out on the road. During so, Amethyst reveals a dark secret about herself and the Gems to Steven.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jeff Liu, Joe Johnston

  • Reformed
    9.2/10 1,665 votes

    #22 - Reformed

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-04-30

    Amethyst keeps trying to find a new form to regenerate into while she, Steven and Garnet chase after a monster loose in the Temple.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Raven M. Molisee, Paul Villeco

  • Too Far
    9.2/10 1,615 votes

    #23 - Too Far

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2015-10-15

    Peridot gets carried away with gem gossip, and unintentionally really hurts Amethyst's feelings.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hilary Florido, Jesse Zukauskas

  • Storm in the Room
    9.2/10 1,572 votes

    #24 - Storm in the Room

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2017-02-17

    Steven uses his room in the temple to create a simulated image of Rose Quartz in order to try to experience what it would be like to know his mother. He ends up confronting her with his troubled feelings about her complex legacy and her choice to create him.

    Director: Joe Johnston

    Writer: Colin Howard, Jeff Liu

  • Warp Tour
    9.1/10 1,806 votes

    #25 - Warp Tour

    Season 1 Episode 36 - Aired 2015-01-08

    Steven becomes uneasy after seeing an unknown object traversing through a warp stream, despite the Gems' attempts to disprove his claims.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Raven M. Molisee, Paul Villeco