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Season 5 is the fifth season of Steven Universe. There are currently 32 planned episodes in the season. The season began airing on May 29, 2017, with the episode "Stuck Together" as a part of the "Wanted" event. It was announced on October 30, 2017, that six episodes would be released on the Cartoon Network app on November 10, 2017. A special event aired on January 5, 2018, titled "Stranded" which aired two new episodes.[1] On March 26, 2018, 4 episodes were pre-released in the Cartoon Network app and would be followed by a half-hour special comprising of 2 episodes on May 7, 2018.[2] After the airing of the two episodes on May 7, a promo announced that new episodes would be released in the summer.[3] On June 8, 2018, it was stated that a return date for the show will be announced in two weeks.[4] On June 18, 2018, Cartoon Network's YouTube channel released a trailer for the next five-episode arc, "Heart of the Crystal Gems," with confirmation that it would begin airing on July 2, 2018.[5] On July 21, 2018, during the Steven Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the episode "Legs From Here to Homeworld" was shown in full, and was released on the Cartoon Network app the next day. On November 19th, 2018, the Cartoon Network twitter announced a special event titled Diamond Days that will begin airing on December 17th, 2018, which will feature new episodes weekly starting with the TV broadcast of "Legs From Here to Homeworld".[6]

Summary

Friendships are tested as the saga continues in this Emmy-nominated series, created by Rebecca Sugar. The show returns with new adventurous story arcs and specials, in which fans will meet more Gems, spend time with the Diamonds and gain insight into the ever-mysterious Gem Homeworld while the series' titular hero Steven Universe will grow as a leader.[7]

Episodes

No. In Series No. In Season Title Card Title Airdate Prod. code
129 1 Stuck Together 000 "Stuck Together" May 10, 2017 (online)[8]
May 29, 2017
(TV)
????-133
Steven and Lars spend some time together.[8]
130 2 The Trial 000 "The Trial" May 29, 2017 ????-134
Steven goes on trial.[9]
131 3 Off colors 000 "Off Colors" May 29, 2017 ????-131
Steven finds some unusual new allies.[10]
132 4 Lars' Head 000 "Lars' Head" May 29, 2017 ????-132
Lars finally lets Steven in.[11]
133 5 Dewey Wins 000 "Dewey Wins"[12] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 15, 2017 (TV)
????-135
Steven helps Mayor Dewey run a difficult campaign.[13]
134 6 Gemcation 000 "Gemcation"[14] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 15, 2017 (TV)
????-137
Greg and the Gems take Steven on vacation to help him relax.[13]
135 7 Raising the Barn 000 "Raising the Barn"[15] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 22, 2017 (TV)
????-136
Pumpkin goes missing!
136 8 Back to the Kindergarten 000 "Back to the Kindergarten"[16] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 22, 2017 (TV)
????-138
Steven, Amethyst and Peridot try to spruce up the Kindergarten.
137 9 Sadie Killer 000 "Sadie Killer"[17] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 29, 2017 (TV)
????-139
Steven and the Cool Kids start a band, but they have trouble finding their sound.
138 10 Kevin Party 000 "Kevin Party"[18] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 29, 2017 (TV)
????-140
Kevin is throwing a party and Steven is invited.
139 11 Lars Of The Stars 000 "Lars of the Stars"[19] January 5, 2018 ????-141
Lars rises to the occasion.
140 12 Jungle Moon 000 "Jungle Moon"[20] January 5, 2018 ????-143
Stevonnie finds themself alone on an adventure.
141 13 Your Mother and Mine 000 "Your Mother and Mine"[21] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 9, 2018 (TV)[22]
TBA
Steven takes Garnet to meet some of his new friends.
142 14 The Big Show 000 "The Big Show"[23] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 16, 2018 (TV)[24]
????-144
Steven shoots a documentary that follows a local band as they get their first big break.
143 15 Pool Hopping 000 "Pool Hopping"[25] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 23, 2018 (TV)[26]
TBA
Garnet and Steven explore the most unlikely timelines in Beach City.
144 16 Letters to Lars 000 "Letters to Lars"[27] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 30, 2018 (TV)[28]
TBA
Steven writes about the latest news of Beach City.
145 17 Can't Go Back 000 "Can't Go Back"[29] May 7, 2018[30] TBA
Ronaldo spots something mysterious on the moon, and Steven goes to investigate.
146 18 A Single Pale Rose 000 "A Single Pale Rose"[31] May 7, 2018[32] TBA
Steven helps Pearl find her phone.
147 19 Now We're Only Falling Apart 000 "Now We're Only Falling Apart"[33] July 2, 2018 TBA
Pearl tells a story.
148 20 What's Your Problem 000 "What's Your Problem?[33] July 3, 2018 TBA
Amethyst convinces Steven to take a day off for himself.
149 21 The Question 000 "The Question"[33] July 4, 2018 TBA
Ruby goes on an adventure.
150 22 Made of Honor 000 "Made of Honor"[33] July 5, 2018 TBA
Steven has a big surprise for the Crystal Gems.
151/152 23/24[34] Reunited 000 "Reunited"[33] July 6, 2018 TBA
Steven brings everyone together for a special reunion.
153 25 Legs From Here to Homeworld 000 "Legs From Here to Homeworld" July 22, 2018 (online)
December 17,
2018 (TV)
TBA
Steven travels to visit family.[35]
154 26 TBA "Familiar"[36] December 24, 2018[37] TBA
With many changes going on in his life, Steven tries to find his place in the world.[38]
155 27 TBA "Together Alone"[39] December 31, 2018[40] TBA
Steven throws a party to bring his family together.[41]
156 28 TBA "Escapism"[42] January 7, 2019[43] TBA
Steven uses his psychic powers to find help.[44]
157-160 29-32 TBA "Battle of Heart and Mind" [45]
January 21, 2019[46] TBA
Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.[47]

Episode Summaries

  • "Stuck Together": Steven and Lars travel to Homeworld and have a heart-to-heart talk along the way.
  • "The Trial": Steven is put on trial by Yellow and Blue Diamond and discovers more information on Pink Diamond's demise.
  • "Off Colors": While Steven and Lars escape, they meet a group of defective Gems hiding from Homeworld.
  • "Lars' Head": Lars is brought back to life, and Steven discovers a new power with amazing results.
  • "Dewey Wins": Steven falls out with Connie over his surrender to Homeworld, and helps Mayor Dewey run for re-election as Mayor of Beach City against Nanefua Pizza.
  • "Gemcation": As Steven struggles to deal with his and Connie's estrangement, Greg and the Gems, thinking that Steven is upset about what happened in space, take him on a vacation to cheer him up.
  • "Raising the Barn": After finding out that Steven faced the Diamonds, Lapis Lazuli flees from the Earth and takes the Barn with her to avoid another war. Meanwhile, Steven and Peridot search for Pumpkin, who goes missing.
  • "Back to the Kindergarten": Steven and Amethyst try to spruce up the Prime Kindergarten and cheer up Peridot by planting a garden there.
  • "Sadie Killer": Sadie joins a band with Steven, Jenny, Buck Dewey, and Sour Cream and makes some spooky tunes.
  • "Kevin Party": Kevin throws a party, hoping that he can be seen hanging out with Stevonnie. As such, he invites Steven and Connie, allowing them to reunite and reconcile.
  • "Lars of the Stars": Steven and Connie travel to visit Lars only to find he's now captain of the Off Colors and is fighting his way to Earth. In an attempt to help, they fuse into Stevonnie and fly Lars' custom-built starfighter, only to be shot down.
  • "Jungle Moon": Stevonnie crashes on to a jungle moon where they fight for survival and uncover new secrets about Pink Diamond.
  • "Your Mother and Mine": Garnet is introduced to the Off Colors and tells them the full story of Rose Quartz and the Gem War.
  • "The Big Show": Sadie Killer and the Suspects book their first big gig in Empire City, which is recorded by Steven.
  • "Pool Hopping": Garnet tries random activities to cope with her faltering ability to predict the future.
  • "Letters to Lars": Steven sends Lars a letter updating him about the latest changes in Beach City; one of the changes involves Bill Dewey looking for a new purpose, culminating in him ultimately running the Big Donut in Lars and Sadie's absence.
  • "Can't Go Back": Steven finds Lapis on the moon and finds out that she has been watching the Crystal Gems from a viewing device, previously used by the Diamonds, in the Moon Base. Just as he is about to convince her to return to Earth, Steven has a vision of the Diamonds, causing Lapis to flee the moon and leave again in a panic.
  • "A Single Pale Rose": Pearl sends Steven into her gemstone to find her cell phone, which she misplaced inside. In doing so, Steven witnesses Pearl's repressed memories showcasing what really happened to Pink Diamond.
  • "Now We're Only Falling Apart": Devastated over the truth between Rose and Pink, Garnet unfuses and Sapphire runs off, feeling betrayed, so Pearl helps her understand Rose's true intentions.
  • "What's Your Problem": Steven and Amethyst search for Ruby after she runs away from home, while also trying to sort out their new feelings about Rose.
  • "The Question": After her argument with Sapphire causes her to question her existence as Garnet, Ruby decides to become more independent and strike out as a lonesome cowboy.
  • "Made of Honor": In preparation for Ruby and Sapphire's reunion as Garnet, Steven releases Bismuth to attend as a surprise guest, and to let her know the real reason behind her and Rose's falling out.
  • "Reunited": The citizens of Beach City come together to celebrate Garnet's wedding, when Yellow and Blue Diamond crash the reception to complete their unfinished business with Rose and the Earth; however, the Crystal Gems must take their stand while Steven tries to convince the two about the truth of Pink Diamond.
  • "Legs From Here to Homeworld": Following the revelation of the truth of Pink Diamond, Steven shows Blue and Yellow Diamond the consequences of the Diamonds' final attack on the Earth at the end of the Gem War. He then accompanies them, with Connie and the Crystal Gems in tow, to Homeworld to convince White Diamond to help save the Corrupted Gems.

Trivia

  • It was originally formatted as part of a single 52-episode season and was going to be called "Season 3B", but this was changed for unknown reasons by Cartoon Network who split the original third season into Season 4 and Season 5.
  • In a spring 2017 interview, Rebecca Sugar confirmed that she had big plans for Season 5 and would be "shooting for the moon" for it.[48]
  • Season 5 marks the official debut of the Gem Homeworld in its second episode, "The Trial".
  • According to Rebecca Sugar in a summer 2017 interview, Season 5's story arc would be a "murder mystery" around uncovering the one responsible for Pink Diamond's death.[49][50]
    • At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Rebecca Sugar has stated that the following plot threads will deal with the fallout of the "Wanted" event.[51]
  • At New York Comic-Con 2017, "Dewey Wins" was confirmed by the Steven Universe panel to be the next new episode after "Lars' Head". It was uploaded to the Cartoon Network app on November 10, 2017, along with 5 other episodes.[52] According to Cartoon Network, the episodes will air on the channel "beginning in December".[53] It was confirmed on October 18, 2017, that the official airdate is December 15, 2017.[54]
  • It was confirmed on March 10, 2018 that Steven Universe would be returning in 2018 with three all-new, action-packed story arcs, with the first arc premiering on April 9, 2018.[55]The second arc, dubbed 'Heart of the Crystal Gems' premiered July 2nd, 2018[56] and the third and final arc, dubbed 'Diamond Days' is set to premiere December 7th, 2018[57]
  • At San Diego Comic Con 2018, attendees were shown an early preview of the first episode of the final arc of the season, Legs from Here to Homeworld. This episode was then released 2 days later on the CN App
  • At Argentina Comic Con, Rebecca Sugar stated that next episodes will be about Steven' self-discovering journey.

Gallery

Videos

References

  1. Two new episodes of #StevenUniverse are coming to @cartoonnetwork in January! Steven Universe: Stranded premieres Friday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Twitter
  2. http://www.geekgirlauthority.com/steven-universe-returns-april-9/
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdoBk97_zNw
  4. https://bismuth.tumblr.com/post/174724870153/the-new-cn-this-week-video-confirms-a-return-date
  5. https://seat42f.com/steven-universe-returns-for-five-night-event-monday-july-2.html
  6. Diamond Days announcement tweet
  7. Cartoon Network Unveils 2017–2018 Slate; Six New & Seven Returning Series & More – Upfronts – Deadline
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Stuck Together on Cartoon Network
  9. "The Trial" on TV Guide
  10. "Off Colors" on Cartoon Network
  11. "Lars' Head" on Amazon Instant Video
  12. "NYCC '17: The STEVEN UNIVERSE Panel"
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Steven Universe, Vol. 6" on iTunes
  14. "Gemcation" on Zap2It
  15. "Raising the Barn" on Zap2It
  16. "Back to the Kindergarten" on Zap2It
  17. "Sadie Killer" on Zap2It
  18. "Kevin Party" on Zap2It
  19. "Lars of the Stars" on The Futon Critic
  20. "Jungle Moon" on The Futon Critic
  21. http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/steven-universe-the-big-show/EP016164321081?aid=selectgvs
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  51. ToonZone News: "Callison asked what was on everyone’s mind to Sugar: “What comes next?” Sugar said in lieu of the huge events of the recent episodes, subsequent plot threads will deal with the fallout and huge consequences from everything that’s happened, and that the rollercoaster of events just rockets forward from there."
  52. "With Steven Universe back for season five, we've got a complete guide to all the episodes aired and hints for what's to come." – Den of Geek
  53. Steven Universe has a return date – Polygon
  54. Official December Airlist – thefutoncritic
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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 EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunitedLegs From Here to Homeworld
Season 6 •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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