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Season 1 is the first season of Steven Universe, and has a total of 52 episodes. Three episodes from this season ("Open Book", "Story for Steven" and "Shirt Club") were aired during Season 2.

Season 1 originally ran from November 4, 2013 to March 12, 2015, with a winter hiatus between December 2, 2013 and January 13, 2014, a summer hiatus between May 14 and August 21, 2014, and a winter hiatus between December 4, 2014 and January 8, 2015. The last 5 episodes premiered from March 9 to March 12 as part of StevenBomb. The three rescheduled episodes aired in March and April 2015, with the last one airing on April 16, completing the season's run of 52 episodes.


Season 1A

No. In Season Title Card Title Airdate Prod. code[1]
1 Gem Glow 000 "Gem Glow" November 4, 2013 1020-003
Steven thinks his favorite ice cream sandwiches are the trick to summoning his magic shield but learns otherwise when facing off with an acid spewing insect monster.[2]
2 Laser Light Cannon 001 "Laser Light Cannon" November 4, 2013 1020-001
A magical comet hurtles toward Beach City, and Steven must dig through his father's collection of old junk, and the past, to find the weapon that can save the town.[2]
3 Cheeseburger Backpack 000 "Cheeseburger Backpack" November 11, 2013 1020-002
A mission to the Lunar Sea Spire takes a treacherous turn, but Steven has packed his totally amazing Cheeseburger Backpack with anything they could ever need![2]
4 Together Breakfast HD 001 "Together Breakfast" November 11, 2013 1020-004
Steven tries to get the Crystal Gems to take part in his special breakfast tradition, but instead finds himself tumbling through the magical rooms of the Crystal Gems' Temple.[2]
5 Frybo 000 "Frybo" November 18, 2013 1020-008
Steven helps a Boardie kid with his grueling job by using a magical gem shard that can bring clothing to life.[2]
6 Cat Fingers 000 "Cat Fingers" November 25, 2013 1020-005
Steven attempts to master the power of shapeshifting, but can only shape shift his fingers into tiny cat heads.[2]
7 Bubble Buddies 000 "Bubble Buddies" December 2, 2013 1020-006
Steven looks like a hero when he forms a magic crystal bubble around himself to protect a girl from danger, but then panics when he can't figure out how to turn the bubble off![2]
8 Serious Steven 000 "Serious Steven" January 13, 2014 1020-007
Steven tries to prove himself to be a worthy Crystal Gem to Garnet while they navigate their way out of an ancient Gem maze.[2]
9 Tiger Millionaire 000 "Tiger Millionaire" January 20, 2014 1020-011
Steven joins Amethyst in an underground wrestling league.[2]
10 Steven's Lion 000 "Steven's Lion" January 27, 2014 1020-012
Steven makes friends with a magical lion but can't quite tell why it likes him.[2]
11 Arcade Mania 000 "Arcade Mania" February 17, 2014 1020-009
Steven takes the Crystal Gems to Funland Arcade where Garnet learns the allure of video games.[2]
12 Giant Woman 000 "Giant Woman" February 24, 2014 1020-010
During a mission to the Sky Spire, Steven tries to convince Amethyst and Pearl to fuse together and become a giant woman.[2]
13 So Many Birthdays 000 "So Many Birthdays" March 3, 2014 1020-014
Steven learns that the Gems are thousands of years old and decides to try to make up for all the thousands of birthdays they have missed.[2]
14 Lars and the Cool Kids 000 "Lars and the Cool Kids" March 10, 2014 1020-015
Steven and Lars get to hang out with the cool kids in town, but their teenage shenanigans get them into deadly magical trouble.[2]
15 Onion Trade 000 "Onion Trade" March 17, 2014 1020-018
A toy trade between Steven and Onion escalates to epic proportions.[2]
16 Steven The Sword Fighter 001 "Steven the Sword Fighter" April 9, 2014 1020-013
Pearl tries to teach Steven the art of sword-fighting using a holographic version of herself.[2]
17 Lion 2 the Movie 000 "Lion 2: The Movie" April 23, 2014 1020-017
Steven and Connie try to ride Lion to the movie theater, but Lion has other ideas.[2]
18 Beach Party 000 "Beach Party" April 30, 2014 1020-020
After a battle damages Fish Stew Pizza, Steven throws a cookout at the Temple to mend the relationship between the Pizza family and the Crystal Gems.[2]
19 Rose's Room 000 "Rose's Room" May 14, 2014 1020-019
Steven's desire for some alone-time unlocks a new room in the Temple that answers his every wish.[2]
20 Coach Steven 000 "Coach Steven" August 21, 2014 1020-016
After seeing Garnet and Amethyst fuse together into the powerful Sugilite, Steven gets determined to become super strong.[2]
21 Joking Victim 000 "Joking Victim" August 28, 2014 1020-024
When Lars pawns off all his work on Sadie, Steven helps out by working a shift at the Big Donut.[2]
22 Steven and the Stevens 000 "Steven and the Stevens" September 4, 2014 1020-021
Steven needs a musical partner for an upcoming show, and uses a time travel device to recruit the perfect bandmate: HIMSELF![2]
23 Monster Buddies 000 "Monster Buddies" September 11, 2014 1020-022
Steven accidentally releases a monster from a gem bubble and attempts to tame its wild, violent instincts.[2]
24 An Indirect Kiss 000 "An Indirect Kiss" September 18, 2014 1020-023
When Amethyst cracks her gemstone, Steven and the Crystal Gems go on a mission to heal her.[2]
25 Mirror Gem 000 "Mirror Gem" September 25, 2014 1020-025
Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him.[2]
26 Ocean Gem 000 "Ocean Gem" September 25, 2014 1020-026
The ocean disappears on the first day of summer, and Beach City is in a panic.[2]

Season 1B

No. In Season Title Card Title Airdate Prod. Code[1]
27 House Guest 000 "House Guest" October 2, 2014 1026-027
After injuring his leg, Greg comes to live with Steven and unintentionally interferes with Steven's powers.[3]
28 Space Race 000 "Space Race" October 9, 2014 1026-028
Steven attempts to build a spaceship to let Pearl revisit the wonders of the cosmos.[3]
29 Secret Team 000 "Secret Team" October 16, 2014 1026-030
Steven, Amethyst, and Pearl accidentally pop a bubbled gem and form a secret team to secretly retrieve the missing shards.[3]
30 Island Adventure 000 "Island Adventure" October 23, 2014 1026-033
Steven takes Lars and Sadie on a vacation to a magical beach to mend their friendship.[3]
31 Keep Beach City Weird 000 "Keep Beach City Weird" October 30, 2014 1026-029
Steven gets caught up in Ronaldo's paranormal theories about the strange occurrences in Beach City.[3]
32 Fusion Cuisine 000 "Fusion Cuisine" November 6, 2014 1026-031
In an effort to win over Connie's parents, Steven convinces the Gems to fuse together and pretend to be his mother.[2]
33 Garnet's Universe 000 "Garnet's Universe" November 13, 2014 1026-036
Steven imagines what Garnet does with her day.[2]
34 Watermelon Steven 000 "Watermelon Steven" November 20, 2014 1026-035
Steven discovers a new power when he grows a patch of Steven-shaped watermelons![3]
35 Lion 3 Straight to Video 000 "Lion 3: Straight to Video" December 4, 2014 1026-032
Lion won't stop laying on Steven's face while he sleeps.[3]
36 Warp Tour 000 "Warp Tour" January 8, 2015 1026-037
Steven thinks he sees something creepy traversing the warp streams, and the Gems try to ease his paranoia.[3]
37 Alone Together 000 "Alone Together" January 15, 2015 1026-034
The Gems try to teach Steven to use his fusion powers.[4]
38 The Test 000 "The Test" January 22, 2015 1026-038
Steven finds out that his mission to the Lunar Sea Spire was simply a test and insists on taking a new one to prove himself.
39 Future Vision 000 "Future Vision" January 29, 2015 1026-039
Steven learns that Garnet can see into the future and becomes curious about the possible dangers that lurk around him.
40 On the Run 000 "On the Run" February 5, 2015 1026-040
Steven and Amethyst try out life on the road.
41 Horror Club 000 "Horror Club" February 12, 2015 1026-041
Steven goes to the lighthouse to watch scary movies with Ronaldo, Lars, and Sadie.
42 Winter Forecast 000 "Winter Forecast" February 19, 2015 1026-043
Steven has to get Connie home before it snows.
43 Maximum Capacity 001 "Maximum Capacity" February 26, 2015 1026-042
While cleaning out Greg's storage unit, Greg and Amethyst are reunited with their favorite sitcom: Li'l Butler.
44 Marble Madness 000 "Marble Madness" March 5, 2015 1026-044
Steven and the Crystal Gems encounter another droid from space.
45 Rose's Scabbard 000 "Rose's Scabbard" March 9, 2015 1026-045
Steven joins Pearl on a special mission to a place that belonged to Rose Quartz, Steven's mother.
46 Open Book 000 "Open Book" March 19, 2015 1026-046
Steven and Connie want a new ending to a beloved book series they have recently read, so Steven takes them into Rose’s Room to re-enact it.
47 Shirt Club (1) "Shirt Club" April 16, 2015 1026-047
Steven and Buck Dewey make T-shirts together.
48 Story For Steven 000 "Story for Steven" April 9, 2015 1026-048
Greg tells Steven the story of how he met Rose Quartz.
49 The Message 000 "The Message" March 10, 2015 1026-049
Steven and the Gems try to retrieve a message from the Wailing Stone.
50 Political Power 000 "Political Power" March 11, 2015 1026-050
The Crystal Gems cause a power outage in Beach City so Steven helps Mayor Dewey control the situation.
51 The Return 000 "The Return" March 12, 2015 1026-051
A new enemy arrives in Beach City.
52 Jail Break 000 "Jail Break" March 12, 2015 1026-052
Steven teams up with a new ally to rescue the Crystal Gems.


The first season of Steven Universe mainly focuses around Steven learning about being a Crystal Gem along with the history of the Crystal Gems. Throughout the first part of this season, Steven mainly hangs around Beach City.

In "Gem Glow", Steven's gem glows for the first time along with his ability to summon his weapon, and he and the gems, Pearl, Amethyst and Garnet defeat the Centipeetle, a gem monster that has attacked the Beach House. In "Laser Light Cannon", Steven works with his dad Greg find one of Steven's mother's, the beloved Rose Quartz, cannon, the only way to defeat a machine sent from space to track the existence of Gems on Earth. In "Cheeseburger Backpack" the Gems take him at the Lunar Sea Spire, to aid them on a mission, that turns out a fail. He explores the Gem Temple trying to join his family for a fantastic breakfast, in "Together Breakfast" and helps Peedee, a friend, with a bizarre costume situation, in "Frybo". He learns how to partially shape shift in "Cat Fingers", though things don't go as planned when his shapeshifting powers take the best of him and in "Serious Steven" he learns the importance of remaining serious during missions.

Later, he discovers Amethyst's secret life, the life of Purple Puma, her wrestler alter ego, and joins her in fights as Tiger Millionaire, only to be stopped by the other gems, in "Tiger Millionaire". He has a videogame battle with Garnet when the later is consumed by it and stops joining on missions, in "Arcade Mania" and meets Connie in "Bubble Buddies", as the two get stuck in a bubble generated by Steven when a landslide threatens to hurt his new friend.

He finds a pink lion in "Steven's Lion", whom he keeps as a pet. In "Giant Woman", Steven learns about fusing for the first time, witnessing Opal, the gracious fusion of Amethyst and Pearl, when on a mission that turns out to be more dangerous than planned. He discovers the ability to change his age in "So Many Birthdays" and almost dies when he can't control it, but survives, and meets the Beach City Cool Kids, in "Lars and the Cool Kids", when, in order to help his friend Lars fit in, he joins them on a car ride to a place that once belonged to his mom, which only causes trouble when his mother's moss starts "eating" the Cool Kids. Things get wild when, in order to get a toy he lost, Steven has to trade with the mysterious Onion, who does nothing but trouble when he decides to attack the city with dispenser toys, in "Onion Trade".

Pearl "shows" Steven how Gems recover from wounds in "Steven the Sword Fighter" after being damaged by her hologram counterpart, when trying to teach him the secrets of sword fighting, retracting to her gem after being impaled and coming back two weeks later, reformed, and his lion, Lion, takes him and Connie on a journey to a secret armory in "Lion 2: The Movie", and even has a party with the Pizzas when a mission causes the gems to destroy their pizza restaurant, in "Beach Party", defeating together Watermelon Tourmaline, a monster that has been bugging the gems for days. He manages to activate the door to Rose's Room and almost completely recreated Beach City in the episode "Rose's Room" and meets Sugilite, the destructive fusion of Garnet and Amethyst, and learns what true strength is in "Coach Steven". In "Joking Victim", Lars gets a severe back injury and needs Steven to substitute him on his work, at the Big Donut, where he helps Sadie take revenge on Lars when the two find out the injury was fake, a plan that goes too far and in "Steven and the Stevens", Steven gets hold of a magical time travelling artifact, messing with several timelines in the way, generating several clones of himself.

In "Monster Buddies", the Centipeetle returns when Steven pops the bubble she was trapped in, only this time he is ambitious to train her into an allie. However, the corrupted gem ends up saving Steven, only to be poofed and bubbled again. Steven tells Connie the story of how he was upset when he wasn't able to heal Amethyst cracked gem, like his mother used to do, but accidently heals Connie's eyesight by sharing a juice box, discovering a new power, an healing kiss, in "An Indirect Kiss"

In "Mirror Gem" and Steven releases Lapis Lazuli, from a mirror given to him by Pearl, in order for him to learn about the gem history, but this new gem isn't happy to see that no one had saved her all that time. However, when the ocean goes missing in "Ocean Gem", the Gems, Greg, Connie and Lion go on a mission to track Lapis, who turns out to just be homesick, therefore building a tower of water to reach Homeworld, the gem original planet, resulting on Steven healing her cracked gem, which enabled her to fly away, which she eventually does, returning the ocean to its place. Additionally Steven learns that every monster that they fought so far were gems too, that were corrupted and had to be kept safe.

Greg comes live with the gems in "House Guest", accidentally interfearing with Steven when he lies about his leg being broken, neutralizing Steven's healing kiss powers. He learns about the Gems interstellar empire in "Space Race", when Pearl, confronted by the new concept of Lapis' freedom, gets overzealous at the idea of building a spaceship to show Steven her home, which she isn't able to. When Amethyst and Pearl accidently pop one of the bubbles keeping shards of corrupted gems, in "Secret Team", monster hands get loose in the temple and Steven and the two form a secret team to retrieve them, learning a valuable lesson about teamwork. However, things get ugly when Steven, Lars and Sadie get stuck in island, in "Island Adventure", leading to a lot of stress and a fight with a mighty monster. In the end, they learn that Sadie knew the way out of the island, but kept it a secret in order to spent some time with Lars.

Steven helps a friend, Ronaldo, see the truth in "Keep Beach City Weird", when he debunks his theories of snake people, or sneeple, infiltrated in society, in order to finish the human race and in "Fusion Cusine" Steven finally meets Connie's parents, in an awkward dinner where all the gems fuse to make the ultimate mother, the fusion Alexandrite. In "Garnet's Universe", Steven tells a tale of what he thinks Garnet does during the day and discovers the ability to create life from plants "Watermelon Steven", when he accidently makes watermelon minions of himself that get a bit too overprotective.

In "Lion 3: Straight to Video", Steven discovers an alternate dimension in Lion's mane, where he discovers an heartwarming video tape from his mother, opening her heart to him about his existence, but things get less pretty when, in "Warp Tour", robotic spheres travel through the warps in order to fix the Homeworld Warp, a teleporter to the grm's home planet, revealing a new threat, Peridot, much to the dismay and panic of the Crystal Gems, which leads to Garnet destoying the warp to prevent her return. In "Alone Together" Steven fuses with his friend Connie and forms Stevonnie, exploring his power to fuse in the best company but in "The Test", the gems come clean to Steven about his first mission, which turned out to be a test he failed, making him beg gor a new one. The gems build a series of chambers for him, that turned out to be rigged to always work out, which annoys Steven but also mskes him understand that he needs to give confidence to the gems too. In "Future Vision", Steven learns about Garnet's foresight powers, which causes him immense stress, not knowing what could happen in the future, which he is able to work out.

In "On the Run", he learns about Amethyst's past and the Homeworld's intentions. In "Horror Club”, Steven learns of past relations between Ronaldo and Lars. In "Winter Forecast", Steven temporarily gets future vision from Garnet. In "Maximum Capacity", Greg and Amethyst start bonding, by watching their favorite show, Li'l Butler. In "Marble Madness", more of Peridot's robots come to Earth.

In "Open Book", Steven and Connie want a new ending to a beloved book series they have recently read so Steven takes them into Rose’s Room to re-enact it. In "Story for Steven", Greg tells Steven the story of how he met Rose Quartz. In "Shirt Club", Steven and Buck Dewey make T-shirts together. In "Rose's Scabbard", Steven helps Pearl cope with her loss of Rose. In "The Message", Lapis Lazuli warns the Gems of a Gem returning to Earth. In "Political Power", the Crystal Gems begin preparing for Peridot's return to Earth. In "The Return", the Crystal Gems are abducted by Jasper and Peridot. In "Jail Break", Steven finds out Garnet is a fusion of Ruby and Sapphire. The Crystal Gems later break free, destroying the ship, and leaving behind debris around the beach of Beach City ending the first season of Steven Universe.


  • Amazon Instant Video lists Season 1A as "Season 1" and Season 1B as "Season 2".
  • In response to a question from a fan, Ian Jones-Quartey joked that the seasons are also divided into shapes and that episodes 1-26 is season octagon, episodes 27-47 are season parallelogram.[5]
  • On July 12, 2015, Ian Jones-Quartey posted a complete list of the original intended airing order for season 1.[6]
  • In several episodes, you can find the manga Sailor Moon in Steven's room. 



ve Episode List
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen It RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been Great/Message ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate Ending
Season 5 TBA
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time

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  • Title colours

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  • It been 3 years since this promo

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    • Yeah, I had zero interest of watching this show when this promo came out. Wasn't until I'd watched Rose's Scabbard though is whe...

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