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.
|No. In Season||Title Card||Title||Airdate||Prod. code|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"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!|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"Cat Fingers"||November 25, 2013||1020-005|
|Steven attempts to master the power of shape shifting, but can only shape shift his fingers into tiny cat heads.|
|"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!|
|"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.|
|"Tiger Millionaire"||January 20, 2014||1020-011|
|Steven joins Amethyst in an underground wrestling league.|
|"Steven's Lion"||January 27, 2014||1020-012|
|Steven makes friends with a magical lion but can't quite tell why it likes him.|
|"Arcade Mania"||February 17, 2014||1020-009|
|Steven takes the Crystal Gems to Funland Arcade where Garnet learns the allure of video games.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"Onion Trade"||March 17, 2014||1020-018|
|A toy trade between Steven and Onion escalates to epic proportions.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"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!|
|"Monster Buddies"||September 11, 2014||1020-022|
|Steven accidentally releases a monster from a gem bubble and attempts to tame its wild, violent instincts.|
|"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.|
|"Mirror Gem"||September 25, 2014||1020-025|
|Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him.|
|"Ocean Gem"||September 25, 2014||1020-026|
|The ocean disappears on the first day of summer, and Beach City is in a panic.|
|No. In Season||Title Card||Title||Airdate||Prod. Code|
|"House Guest"||October 2, 2014||1026-027|
|After injuring his leg, Greg comes to live with Steven and unintentionally interferes with Steven's powers.|
|"Space Race"||October 9, 2014||1026-028|
|Steven attempts to build a spaceship to let Pearl revisit the wonders of the cosmos.|
|"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.|
|"Island Adventure"||October 23, 2014||1026-033|
|Steven takes Lars and Sadie on a vacation to a magical beach to mend their friendship.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"Garnet's Universe"||November 13, 2014||1026-036|
|Steven imagines what Garnet does with her day.|
|"Watermelon Steven"||November 20, 2014||1026-035|
|Steven discovers a new power when he grows a patch of Steven-shaped watermelons!|
|"Lion 3: Straight to Video"||December 4, 2014||1026-032|
|Lion won't stop laying on Steven's face while he sleeps.|
|"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.|
|"Alone Together"||January 15, 2015||1026-034|
|The Gems try to teach Steven to use his fusion powers.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"On the Run"||February 5, 2015||1026-040|
|Steven and Amethyst try out life on the road.|
|"Horror Club"||February 12, 2015||1026-041|
|Steven goes to the lighthouse to watch scary movies with Ronaldo, Lars, and Sadie.|
|"Winter Forecast"||February 19, 2015||1026-043|
|Steven has to get Connie home before it snows.|
|"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.|
|"Marble Madness"||March 5, 2015||1026-044|
|Steven and the Crystal Gems encounter another droid from space.|
|"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.|
|"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.|
|"Shirt Club"||April 16, 2015||1026-047|
|Steven and Buck Dewey make T-shirts together.|
|"Story for Steven"||April 9, 2015||1026-048|
|Greg tells Steven the story of how he met Rose Quartz.|
|"The Message"||March 10, 2015||1026-049|
|Steven and the Gems try to retrieve a message from the Wailing Stone.|
|"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.|
|"The Return"||March 12, 2015||1026-051|
|A new enemy arrives in Beach City.|
|"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", accidently 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.
- On July 12, 2015, Ian Jones-Quartey posted a complete list of the original intended airing order for season 1.
- In several episodes, you can find the manga Sailor Moon in Steven's room.