Top 10 Best Steven Universe Episodes

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    Steven Universe is a great cartoon, what are the best episodes from Steven Universe. Lion's appearance is fantastic. Lapis and Jasper's fusion scene is one of the show's highlights but episodes like when Connie swears her sword to Steven or when Amethyst goes on the run are also top contenders. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 best episodes from Steven Universe.
    00:54 #10. “The Return” & “Jail Break”
    02:03 #9. “Lion Straight to Video”
    03:07 #8. “On the Run”
    04:13 #7. “Chille Tid”
    05:14 #6. “Future Vision”
    06:12 #5. “Sworn to the Sword”
    07:16 #4. “Alone Together”
    08:25 #3, #2 & #1: ???
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  • Markus
    Markus 4 days ago

    Change Your Mind is the best episode.

  • Daniel F
    Daniel F 6 days ago

    Steven-y has the same energy as pronouncing Aang as Ung

  • FreyToons
    FreyToons 9 days ago


  • Mister Noodle
    Mister Noodle 18 days ago

    Why would you put "Say Uncle" on that list anyway?

  • MrManuma
    MrManuma 23 days ago

    *if every show was this perfect
    we wouldnt have movies*

  • Flower
    Flower Month ago

    i cringed.

  • Hardstyle Boi
    Hardstyle Boi Month ago

    *S t e v e n i e*
    *S T E V E N I E*

  • Simon Roman
    Simon Roman Month ago

    My favorite episode is “Last One Out of Beach City” because Pearl got to fall in love all over again

  • Justice for Leelah
    Justice for Leelah Month ago

    It's Stevonnie STE-VON-IE NOT STEVENIE GGRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤

  • Chezcake
    Chezcake 2 months ago

    7:35 “Stevenie” boi does the narrator even watch Steven Universe? It’s Stevonnie *sIr*

  • autumn
    autumn 2 months ago

    Ewwww how the pronounce stevonnie😂

  • Somethinpewds
    Somethinpewds 3 months ago +1


  • Fadel Moore
    Fadel Moore 3 months ago +1

    It's stevonnie

  • wolfuu
    wolfuu 3 months ago +2


  • Skippy_ John
    Skippy_ John 3 months ago +1

    Who ships rose and pearl?

    • Raine Bolden
      Raine Bolden 2 months ago

      After watching the episode Mr. Greg I started to ship Greg and Pearl

  • NobleSky Sisters
    NobleSky Sisters 3 months ago

    Number #0 ( the highest ranking) a single pale rose 🌹

  • Matti Logi
    Matti Logi 3 months ago +4

    -*_7:35_*- *_[TRIGGER WARNING!]_*

  • Tsuagon
    Tsuagon 3 months ago +2

    *S T E V E N Y*

  • Rogelio Ramirez
    Rogelio Ramirez 3 months ago +1

    If every cartoon were perfect, we wouldn't have anime

  • なな
    なな 3 months ago


  • Andovia212
    Andovia212 3 months ago +1

    "Just how committed"
    Just say it aloud, y'all. We all know it anyways. Pearl loved Rose/PD with every fiber of her being.
    She gaaaaaaaaay. 😁😁

  • Andovia212
    Andovia212 3 months ago

    We need a second list now that season 5 is finished.

  • oof no no
    oof no no 3 months ago

    "Close to me" is a good episode

  • Ceanne Mercado
    Ceanne Mercado 4 months ago

    everything in SU is awesome and the best

    the best of the best is change your mind

  • Joshua Perez
    Joshua Perez 4 months ago

    "Well I think your pretty great" best thing to say to pearl 😥😥😊

  • Joshua Perez
    Joshua Perez 4 months ago

    Soooo many feels 😥😥😥😊

  • Daniel Kundai Jacha
    Daniel Kundai Jacha 4 months ago

    A SINGLE PALE ROSE then happened and we haven't been the same

  • keiko86chan
    keiko86chan 4 months ago

    From 2019, after Reunion and Change your mind..... You're adorable. 😅

  • Princess Tejada
    Princess Tejada 4 months ago +1

    I really like steven universe

  • Jazlen Mason
    Jazlen Mason 4 months ago

    Jesus christ i camt stand the way you pronounce stevonnie

  • kira huggins
    kira huggins 4 months ago

    she keeps saying stevonnie wrong. She says it as if there's an E instead of an O and I'm really annoyed😠😠

  • Kristine Louren Lu
    Kristine Louren Lu 4 months ago

    If this was today Number would be Change Your Mind right.

  • Katjamming
    Katjamming 4 months ago

    "Steve-uh-nie"? It's Steve-o-nie!

  • RulerANaia
    RulerANaia 4 months ago

    When people pronounce my name wrong: I sleep
    When people pronounce Stevonnie’s name wrong: _REAL SHIZ_

  • Daniel Lynch
    Daniel Lynch 4 months ago

    C H A N G E
    Y O U R
    M I N D
    (yeah i know this video is a year old and these episodes weren't out yet)

  • cool gamer
    cool gamer 4 months ago

    The song garrnet sang sound like stonger than you a undertale fan song made when undertale was starting to be popular

  • Twig
    Twig 4 months ago

    Make an update that says Change your Mind because *cOnNiE aNd StEvEn Is OvErLy ShIpPeD*

  • LoSabias?
    LoSabias? 4 months ago

    *S T E V E N N Y*

  • StereoTitan - bonbonplays16 - Mobile

    'As it teaches Steven that some gems on Homeworld aren't that friendly'
    I'm gonna put ya off there but Homeworld gems are just misunderstood beings, and that doesn't make they're more of antagonists than misunderstood people
    Comment#1: "BuT iT oNlY sAyS nOt frIeNdLy aNd nOt aS anTagoNiStS"
    You do know that beings have different effects when they're out of misunderstandings
    Comment#2: "i agree"
    Thank you, welcome to the meaning of life
    Comment#3: (Insert off topic comment here)
    Can you. Not

  • PPAP Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

    Top 1 is Change Your Mind and top 2 is Reunited

  • m3rrys0ngstr3ss
    m3rrys0ngstr3ss 4 months ago

    I'd love an update with the most recent updates included for consideration.

  • abol_a1216
    abol_a1216 4 months ago

    Stevonie not stevenie

  • SkyeBlue _IsCool
    SkyeBlue _IsCool 4 months ago

    Who else is watching after Diamond days, if this was made after the diamond days ark, BOHAM (change your mind) would have been #1

  • Alex Unknown
    Alex Unknown 4 months ago

    Mr Greg really should be here somewhere.

  • Max Bowles
    Max Bowles 4 months ago

    I don’t like how she pronounces Stevonnie like Stivanee

  • Sodden Grider
    Sodden Grider 4 months ago +1

    Jail Break
    When Garnet was singing while fighting Jasper I knew this show was the one of the best cartoon shows to come out in years. I was so hyped and invested in this show and very little other cartoon shows do that to me. God this episode was amazing!+9
    This episode was amazing. It's really cool you find out Garnet's a fusion, the battle between Jasper and Garnet is really great, and we get a new fusion, Malachite. I wish it were explained how Steven could break out of the fields, cause it's annoying when they want us to assume it's because Steven's half human. Still a great episode+1
    This episode was the turning point from Steven Universe being a sorta happy life lessony kids show into something amazing with more plot and more diverse character portrayal! It was amazing to see this on screen and when I first watched it as a 9 year old I loved it. This episode and many others in this show taught me lots of things as a child and really shaped me as I grew into the teen I am today. It's helped me deal with lots of issues, and it's always fun to watch.
    Nice episode with great fight scenes!
    Mr. Greg
    I'm so, so, SO glad they made a musical episode and that they finished up Pearl's arc. My favorite episode used to be Jail Break because of Stronger than you and the fact we find out Garnet is a fusion, but this episode. My god, THIS EPISODE. I was in tears the entire time. The songs are great, the animation looks just a cut above the rest, I just can't say enough good about this episode. I've loved steven universe ever since I watched the first episode, and I've seen a fare share of sad parts and beautifuly well done parts in episodes, but this entire episode is just beautiful. I may sound like a broken record, but this is just hands down the best episode. EVER.+9
    This episode had me in tears, it was a deeply emotional episode that cleared up the problems between two characters but its not only the story, the animation was perfect and beautiful, the scenery was aesthetics and the songs were so catchy and lovely. This episode is by far one of my favorites. Needs to be higher.+12
    I love musicals in general! And I find myself singing along to the songs, especially "it's over isn't it". Plus, even though the episode doesn't matter to the overall story arc, it gives some great character development to pearl and Greg! So yeah! Perfect episode!+5
    Mr. Greg includes the best song in all of Steven Universe, It's over isn't it? , and gives more character development to the best character in all of SU, Pearl. All and all it's a great episode, 10 out of 10 - Thanosgreninja
    Rose's Scabbard
    Pearl lost her identity when she lost Rose. The episode explores a new Rose - Steven- helping Pearl find herself again. The touching moment at the end where Steven shows Pearl compassion is easily the most nuanced and meaningful moment in this series as of yet.+12
    The most important part of this episode was when Steven looked into Pearl's eyes, and knew that Pearl blamed Steven for his mother's own death; she let's Steven fall. And yet, at the end, Steven still forgives her for her mistake, seeing the connection between Pearl and Rose.+8
    The ending with hologram Rose, that's all I have to say. This is my third favorite episode beside Coach Steven and Ocean Gem, which I can't understand why no one is voting for those.+9
    This episode made me cry a little, and I never do that. It's so touching at the end. Been my favorite episode since I've seen it. - Elric-san
    Mindful Education
    This episode is...just beyond words. Not only did it open my eyes, but it filled my heart with a new sensation that I never felt before in a long time...
    "To find balance, you must understand your feelings. To understand your feelings, you must see them clearly without running from them." -Garnet
    "I didn't want to hurt anyone! I'm sorry! None of them would let me help them! I had no choice! " - Steven
    "It's okay! " - Connie
    "No, it's not! " - Steven
    "But It's okay to think about it! " - Connie
    "It feels so bad". - Steven
    "That's okay too. There was nothing else you could have done! " - Connie
    "I don't want to feel this way". - Steven
    "You have to. You have to be honest about how bad it feels so you can move on. That's how it was for me." - Connie
    Clairity, truth, and freedom.
    Also, this episode aired four days after my birthday, so I guess I can say that this was a gift from the universe. A gift which I will hold and cherish for the rest of ...more+1
    Well, it just summed up what I feel all the time into an 11 minute episode with an amazing song (favorite so far), beautiful visuals from the guest animator and just a perfect message. It's basically what Inside Out did but with a shorter time, a more enjoyable cast and a more clear message.+2
    An awesome song, a pulse-pounding action sequence, and a heart-breaking emotional scene. This episode has the trifecta of what makes Steven Universe amazing.
    Best Song!
    I typically hate re-watching episodes of any show because I get so bored so easily, but holy moly. It's been out for less than a week and I've watched it eleven times already and I'm still excited by it.+5
    I really loved this episode, not because I fanboyed TOO MUCH over ruby and sapphire getting married, but because the episode was just so climatic and action packed! Seeing the crystal gems fight blue diamond has probably become one of the best fight scenes in the whole show. It's also good to know that the diamonds now know Steven is pink diamond.
    I know this might be hype... but it's still a WAY BETTER season finale than Jail Break.+3
    It is actually NOT the season finale, but two episodes BEFORE the season finale. The next episodes haven't aired yet - Thanosgreninja+1
    This episode was extremely intense, but entertaining at the same time. I couldn't keep myself from fangirling, it was
    Sworn to the Sword
    Man, if Steven the Swordfighter was a turning point in Season One, then the series did a full-on 270-degree turn here. Connie learning to use a sword in a fight is an important part of her new character; She's not as fragile as you'd think. Heck, this episode shows that, albeit with the aid of Steven, she can hold her own against Pearl! A Crystal Gem! And this affects almost every other episode she's in as well (Because she can apparently carry, wield, and use Rose's Cloud Strife Buster Sword), most notably in Nightmare Hospital. A development this huge can't just be left off this list.+8
    The episode made me cry when pearl said connie was prepared to die.+6
    The song is amazing as well as the rest of this episode plus Connie learns how to sword fight!+4
    Great episode one of my favorites I will certainly do it for this episode!new
    A Single Pale Rose
    The simple concept of finding Pearl's phone turned into one of the biggest reveals of the series.+3
    All plot twists aside, this episode was masterfully crafted, giving us wonderful new insight into pearl, as well as giving the show rewatch value in any seen with rose or about rose. this episode also paints pearl in a much more tragic light, giving some of her choices and actions a lot more weight and meaning, and turning her into a much more complex character+4
    No other episode made me feel like this one did. With its masterful episode structure and, of course, the major plot twist, it holds a special place for me.
    I had gone on about this theory to my friends and they never cared about it. I was literally screaming at the end of this
    On the Run
    "I never asked to be made..."- aka the line that broke my heart+13
    This episode brought Amethyst from lazy, 2-dimensional goofball to an unexpectedly deep character with just as many layers as the rest of the Crystal Gems. And the song is just plain catchy.+7
    How come this isn't on the list? On The Run was one of the best so far, one of the only episodes to get me to feel emotional. It really dove into Amethyst's backstory, which is interesting because of how she acts is really just a facade. I won't say it was my favorite, but all my other favorites are already high on the list. This episode deserves to join them! *Sigh* I’m So Sorry About What Happened Amethyst.
    Steven The Sword Fighter
    This was one of the turning point episodes for season one. This is the episode where they took all the people (myself included) who thought that Steven Universe was another happy and simple cartoon and slapped them across the face. How did they plan to wake us up to the darker aspects of the show? By stabbing Pearl through the chest, ON SCREEN!+7
    I thought this episode was very cool example the sword fighting theme is catchy to me the battle was cool to. I was so freaked out when pearl got stabbed. And when I heard gems could heal I was relieved.+3
    I think we saw so much of the real Pearl in this episode it was fantastic. Pearl is honestly a great character; her saltiness is hilarious.+3
    I hate this episode
    The Test
    Does this episode have any mind-blowingly awesome revelations? No. Does it feature any never-before-heard songs? No.
    But it does have a roller-coaster of emotional twists and reversals, culminating in an absolute heartbreaker of an ending, where Steven realizes his struggle to prove himself in his own eyes dwarfs in comparison to the Gem's struggle to fill a motherly role that is as alien to them as they are to the Earth, and chooses to lie to them about how amazing their test was just to boost their confidence in having boosted his - after what is depicted as a single-minded march to take them to task. What I love is that we're never shown exactly when during this march Steven chooses to pretend for their sake. If anything, his dejected collapse at the height of their whoops and cheers suggests that he came very close to confronting them about their deceit. Its in this episode that we are shown the ultimate test and proof of love - when mere truth isn't good enough.

    • Sodden Grider
      Sodden Grider 4 months ago +1

      Welp! That’s My Top 10 Best Steven Universe Episodes, And Now On With Something That’s So Awful And Bad That You Just Wanna To Switch The Channel, The Creators Who Apologize For Making These Episodes, Because Sure Is Bad! And Felt Sorry About The Main Protagonists Who Through All Of This Crude For Nothing. I’m Of Course Talking About Top 20 Worst Steven Universe Episodes Ft Saberspark, PaleoSteno, JaxBlade, Rebel Taxi, NICKtendo, Cosmodore, Alpha Jay, EyeOfSol, Phantom Strider, CellSpex, PieGuyRulz, Kuro The Artist, MarsReviews And TheCrimsonMayhem!

  • Spirit In Motion Studio
    Spirit In Motion Studio 4 months ago +1

    "Reunited" will always be number one on my list.

  • Jonte Tchappat
    Jonte Tchappat 4 months ago

    Jailbreak should have been higher, top 5 at least

  • Olivia Quezada
    Olivia Quezada 4 months ago

    So what kind of anime is this? A Harem?

  • Winter Davis
    Winter Davis 4 months ago


  • Sarah Hofmann
    Sarah Hofmann 4 months ago

    Steven-y (stevonnie)???

  • thethreeblairs1
    thethreeblairs1 4 months ago

    Change your mind number 1
    Reunited number 2

  • Dupey Draws
    Dupey Draws 4 months ago


  • Melody Snowflake VA
    Melody Snowflake VA 4 months ago

    This is very outdated

  • Xandromeda [OFFICIAL]
    Xandromeda [OFFICIAL] 4 months ago

    #10 still not the best

  • Blake Koppen
    Blake Koppen 4 months ago

    #10: Jailbreak
    #9: Lion 3
    *Clicks off*

  • Sarah M
    Sarah M 4 months ago

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IT'S PRONOUNCED "Stuh-VAH-nee" NOT "Stee-vuh-nee"!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sarah M
    Sarah M 4 months ago

    I need 0:09 - 0:12 as a gif to send to people who haven's seen SU

  • Jacob64 GiygasSA1dx4Life

    Undertale did it better.

    DARK WOLF 4 months ago

    Part 2???

  • william the gecko wallace

    She’s gone

  • Sye’s Channel
    Sye’s Channel 5 months ago

    Mr Greg

  • Scribble Media
    Scribble Media 5 months ago


  • Anton Paulson
    Anton Paulson 5 months ago +2

    So, Watchmojo.... Now that the series ended. Shall we have a new updated video on best Steven Universe episodes? You'll get a ton of views too. It's a win-win

    • StereoTitan - bonbonplays16 - Mobile
      StereoTitan - bonbonplays16 - Mobile 4 months ago

      SU didn't ended yet, the Movie is coming and so as Season 6 which isn't THAT confirmed but the main point that it isn't ending

    • Anton Paulson
      Anton Paulson 4 months ago +1

      well what do you know? They actually listened and released a new video for Steven Universe.

    • Justin Y.
      Justin Y. 4 months ago

      Steven Universe Didn't end, there is a season 6 coming.

  • TheGamingPanda
    TheGamingPanda 5 months ago


  • Whispy Blue
    Whispy Blue 5 months ago

    Where is Reunited? And the Answer?

  • JLClips
    JLClips 5 months ago +2


  • the A.J and Kayla show!!


  • mxtthxw
    mxtthxw 5 months ago


  • Tess Roark
    Tess Roark 5 months ago


  • Reviewers Universe
    Reviewers Universe 5 months ago

    The are a lot of good newer episodes though, like reunited, legs from here to homeworld, a single pale rose, mr Greg, the trial, that will be all, etc.

  • Tijn Langbroek
    Tijn Langbroek 5 months ago

    i mean they forgot cant go back and single pale rose

  • Maytal Acedo
    Maytal Acedo 5 months ago

    It's the only good cartoon network song i haven't seen in a long 🕙.

  • Tijn Langbroek
    Tijn Langbroek 5 months ago

    whey forgot cant go back en single pale rose

  • Deepankar Saurav
    Deepankar Saurav 6 months ago

    I saw #9 two hours ago!

  • ProMinecrafter123 AJ
    ProMinecrafter123 AJ 6 months ago +3

    11:15 that is NOT the saddest moment, it is when amethyst said "i didnt ASK to be made"
    SO SAD :((

  • Kevin Binder
    Kevin Binder 6 months ago

    If someone made me do the same list, it would be torture since I cannot pick one.

  • Aiden Scali
    Aiden Scali 6 months ago

    If every show were this perfect we wouldn’t have Teen Titans Go away

  • Billie Mason
    Billie Mason 6 months ago

    STEVENIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STEVENIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GIORDANO LUCENTI 7 months ago

    There are too many episodes to chose one!!!!

  • HBDiniz _10
    HBDiniz _10 7 months ago


  • ̨
    ̨ 7 months ago

    but now the best episode is..........


  • Battlekidx2
    Battlekidx2 7 months ago

    My only question is where are Mr.Greg, last one out of beach city, and mindful education? Those episodes were fantastic and are almost unanimously considered some of the best.

  • Anna & Jasper
    Anna & Jasper 8 months ago

    "Salty teasing"

  • That One Girl
    That One Girl 8 months ago

    S T E V E N I E

  • Jemima Pearson
    Jemima Pearson 9 months ago

    Is it just me but I preferred Steven so much more in season 1

  • Aassassin101
    Aassassin101 9 months ago

    Ugggh it STEVOOONIE NOT stevienie

  • Garth Davis
    Garth Davis 9 months ago

    Cry For Help should've been the #1 episode.

  • Bagelseeds 032
    Bagelseeds 032 9 months ago

    Oh boi. Before 2018... you know what I mean.

  • Hardstyle Boi
    Hardstyle Boi 9 months ago +3

    My favorite is the Cluster episode
    Also 6:46 this is the darkest thing Pearl ever said

  • Hau!
    Hau! 9 months ago


    FUN TUBE 9 months ago +1

    I hate uncle grandpa

    • FUN TUBE
      FUN TUBE 9 months ago

      Like he is too anoying

  • isiah hunt
    isiah hunt 9 months ago +1

    There name is stevonie

  • Connor O'Brien
    Connor O'Brien 9 months ago +1

    how about you actually get into the show instead of spoiling everything for yourself and reading off of wikipedia

    • NinjaPanda
      NinjaPanda 9 months ago

      Oh damn! You seriously just called them outtttt!! 😂😂😂

  • MaxMonty1516
    MaxMonty1516 9 months ago +2

    My Top 10:
    10. Ocean Gem
    9. Lion 3
    8. Crack The Whip
    7. Jailbreak
    6. Bubbled
    5. Catch & Release
    4. Off Colors
    3. Reunited
    2. Earthlings
    1. Monster Reunion

  • Just Monika
    Just Monika 9 months ago


  • That Mystic Messenger Fanatic

    Oh yea my favorite fusion is STEVENIE-

  • Ellie Tuson
    Ellie Tuson 9 months ago +1

    Stevonie is pronounced “stev on EE” get it right

  • Christian Sususco
    Christian Sususco 9 months ago

    Its stevonnie not stevennie

  • Jasmine Cawthorne
    Jasmine Cawthorne 9 months ago

    Why can’t you pronounce stevonnie correct. Shows you don’t actually watch the show. Sad.