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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Steven Universe  

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There are so many good episodes of Steven Universe, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Mr. Greg / Too Short to Ride" the best, or is "Buddy's Book / Mindful Education" your favorite episode of Steven Universe? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Steven Universe are, let's rank every Steven Universe episode from best to worst.

Created by Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe is a coming-of-age story Sugar based on her own younger brother, Steven. In it, Steven and the Crystal Gems (ageless alien warriors who protect Earth) live in Beach City. Steven Universe officially premiered on Cartoon Network on November 4, 2013 (pilot on May 21, 2013). The series, written for an audience of both kids and adults, covers the genres of action, science fiction, comedy-drama, and family. Steven Universe has been lauded by fans for its themes of sexual identity and body positivity.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Steven Universe, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Steven Universe episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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1
58 13
The Return / Jail Break is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 2 Episode 11: The Return: A new threat arrives in Beach City. / Jail Break: Steven teams up with a new ally.

2
48 14
Mirror Gem / Ocean Gem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 1 Episode 13: Mirror Gem: Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him. / Ocean Gem: The ocean disappears on the first day of summer.

3
42 10
Bismuth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 5 Episode 1: Steven discovers something the Gems thought was lost to the past inside of Lion's mane.

4
47 17
Mr. Greg / Too Short To Ride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 4 Episode 5: Mr. Greg: Steven, Greg and Pearl take a trip to Empire City to live the good life. / Too Short To Ride: Steven and Amethyst take a trip to Funland but run into trouble when their friend is too short to ride the rollercoasters.

5
34 8
Buddy's Book / Mindful Edu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 5 Episode 5: Buddy's Book: Steven and Connie take a trip to the library and discover a long forgotten book. / Mindful Education: Steven and Connie need to learn greater focus to take their training to the next level.

6
35 9
That Will Be All / The New Cry... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 6 Episode 2: That Will Be All: Steven and the Gems make a daring escape! / The New Crystal Gems: Connie helps look after Beach City while Steven is busy.

7
19 2
Message Received / Log Date 7 ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 13: Message Received: Steven has doubts about believing in everyone. / Log Date 7 15 2: Steven sneaks a listen to a friend's audio diary.

8
34 9
Sworn to the Sword / Rising Ti... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 3: Sworn to the Sword: Connie trains with Pearl to be a swordfighter. / Rising Tides / Crashing Skies: Ronaldo does some investigative reporting on whether Steven and the Crystal Gems are safe for Beach City.

9
28 6
Keeping it Together / We Need ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 4: Keeping it Together: Steven and the Crystal Gems revisit the Kindergarten and find a dark secret. / We Need to Talk: Greg tells Steven and Connie the story of how he learned about Gem fusion.

10
39 15
I Am My Mom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 6 Episode 7: Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.

11
24 5
Stuck Together / The Trial is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 6 Episode 8: Stuck Together: Steven and Lars spend some time together. / The Trial: Steven goes on trial.

12
26 7
Steven's Dream / Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 5 Episode 10: Steven's Dream: A strange dream prompts Steven to search for answers. / Adventures in Light Distortion: Steven and the Gems take off on a search and recovery mission.

13
29 10
Too Far / The Answer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 11: Too Far: Amethyst and Steven get in on some Gem gossip. / The Answer: Garnet finally tells Steven the story of how she came to be a Crystal Gem.

14
26 8
Hit the Diamond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 4 Episode 3: Steven and the Gems play an old fashioned game of baseball.

15
22 5
Off Colors / Lars' Head is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 6 Episode 9: Off Colors: Steven finds some unusual new allies. / Lars' Head: Lars finally lets Steven in.

16
22 5
Friend Ship / Nightmare Hospit... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 8: Friend Ship: The Crystal Gems explore an ancient Gem spaceship. / Nightmare Hospital: Steven and Connie sneak into a hospital to recover Rose's Sword.

17
20 4
When It Rains / Back to the Ba... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 10: When It Rains: Steven helps a friend who's afraid of thunderstorms. / Back to the Barn: Steven and the Gems head back to the family barn to build some robots.

18
23 7
Rose's Scabbard / The Mess... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 2 Episode 10: Rose's Scabbard: Steven joins Pearl on a special mission to a place that belonged to Rose-Quartz. / The Message: Steven and the Gems try to retrieve a message from the Wailing Stone.

19
18 3
Gem Heist / The Zoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 6 Episode 1: Gem Heist: The Gems try to pull of a heist. / The Zoo: Steven visits a special zoo.

20
21 7
Back to the Moon / Bubbled is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 5 Episode 3: Back to the Moon: Steven and the Gems revisit the Moon Base. / Bubbled: Steven gets marooned in his bubble.

21
21 7
Steven's Birthday / It Cou... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 12: Steven's Birthday: Steven has a birthday party out at the barn, and decides he has some growing up to do. / It Could Have Been Great: The Gems take a trip to the moon.

22
19 6
The Kindergarten Kid / Know Yo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 5 Episode 4: The Kindergarten Kid: Steven and the Gems deal with a monster problem. / Know Your Fusion: Steven and the Gems delve deep into what makes a fusion so special.

23
15 3
Cry for Help / Keystone Motel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 3 Episode 6: Steven's favorite TV show gets interrupted by a magical disturbance. / Steven, Greg and Garnet go on a road trip.

24
21 9
Super Watermelon Island / Gem ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 4 Episode 1: Super Watermelon Island: Steven finds out what happened to all those sentient watermelons he created. / Gem Drill: Steven takes a journey deep underground.

25
14 3
Monster Reunion / Alone at Sea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Steven Universe
Season 4 Episode 8: Monster Reunion: Steven reunites with an old friend. / Alone at Sea: Steven and Greg take a boat trip out to sea and find themselves in dangerous water.