Season 5 is the fifth season of Steven Universe. There are currently 26 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," and confirmation to air on July 2, 2018.[5]


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.[6]


No. In Series No. In Season Title Card Title Airdate Prod. code
129 1 Stuck Together 000 "Stuck Together" May 10, 2017 (online)[7]
May 29, 2017
Steven and Lars spend some time together.[7]
130 2 The Trial 000 "The Trial" May 29, 2017 ????-134
Steven goes on trial.[8]
131 3 Off colors 000 "Off Colors" May 29, 2017 ????-131
Steven finds some unusual new allies.[9]
132 4 Lars' Head 000 "Lars' Head" May 29, 2017 ????-132
Lars finally lets Steven in.[10]
133 5 Dewey Wins 000 "Dewey Wins"[11] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 15, 2017 (TV)
Steven helps Mayor Dewey run a difficult campaign.[12]
134 6 Gemcation 000 "Gemcation"[13] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 15, 2017 (TV)
Greg and the Gems take Steven on vacation to help him relax.[12]
135 7 Raising the Barn 000 "Raising the Barn"[14] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 22, 2017 (TV)
Pumpkin goes missing!
136 8 Back to the Kindergarten 000 "Back to the Kindergarten"[15] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 22, 2017 (TV)
Steven, Amethyst and Peridot try to spruce up the Kindergarten.
137 9 Sadie Killer 000 "Sadie Killer"[16] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 29, 2017 (TV)
Steven and the Cool Kids start a band, but they have trouble finding their sound.
138 10 Kevin Party 000 "Kevin Party"[17] November 10, 2017 (online)
December 29, 2017 (TV)
Kevin is throwing a party and Steven is invited.
139 11 Lars Of The Stars 000 "Lars of the Stars"[18] January 5, 2018 ????-141
Lars rises to the occasion.
140 12 Jungle Moon 000 "Jungle Moon"[19] January 5, 2018 ????-143
Stevonnie finds themself alone on an adventure.
141 13 Your Mother and Mine 000 "Your Mother and Mine"[20] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 9, 2018 (TV)[21]
Steven takes Garnet to meet some of his new friends.
142 14 The Big Show 000 "The Big Show"[22] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 16, 2018 (TV)[23]
Steven shoots a documentary that follows a local band as they get their first big break.
143 15 Pool Hopping 000 "Pool Hopping"[24] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 23, 2018 (TV)[25]
Garnet and Steven explore the most unlikely timelines in Beach City.
144 16 Letters to Lars 000 "Letters to Lars"[26] March 26, 2018 (online)
April 30, 2018 (TV)[27]
Steven writes about the latest news of Beach City.
145 17 Can't Go Back 000 "Can't Go Back"[28] May 7, 2018[29] TBA
Ronaldo spots something mysterious on the moon, and Steven goes to investigate.
146 18 A Single Pale Rose 000 "A Single Pale Rose"[30] May 7, 2018[31] TBA
Steven helps Pearl find her phone.
147 19 TBA TBA July 2, 2018 TBA
148 20 TBA TBA July 3, 2018 TBA
149 21 TBA TBA July 4, 2018 TBA
150 22 TBA TBA July 5, 2018 TBA
151 23 TBA TBA July 6, 2018 TBA

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 and Connie fall out over his surrender to Homeworld, and Steven 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 said 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 Diamond viewing device in the Moon Base. Steven has a vision of the Diamonds, causing Lapis to flee the moon and leave forever.
  • "A Single Pale Rose": Pearl sends Steven into her gemstone to find her cell phone she misplaced inside. In doing so, Steven witnesses Pearl's repressed memories showcasing Pink Diamond's death and identity.


  • 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.[32]
  • 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.[33][34]
    • At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Rebecca Sugar has stated that the following plot threads will deal with the fallout of the "Wanted" event.[35]
  • 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.[36] According to Cartoon Network, the episodes will air on the channel "beginning in December".[37] It was confirmed on October 18, 2017, that the official airdate is December 15, 2017.[38]
  • 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.[39]




  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
  6. Cartoon Network Unveils 2017–2018 Slate; Six New & Seven Returning Series & More – Upfronts – Deadline
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Stuck Together on Cartoon Network
  8. "The Trial" on TV Guide
  9. "Off Colors" on Cartoon Network
  10. "Lars' Head" on Amazon Instant Video
  11. "NYCC '17: The STEVEN UNIVERSE Panel"
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Steven Universe, Vol. 6" on iTunes
  13. "Gemcation" on Zap2It
  14. "Raising the Barn" on Zap2It
  15. "Back to the Kindergarten" on Zap2It
  16. "Sadie Killer" on Zap2It
  17. "Kevin Party" on Zap2It
  18. "Lars of the Stars" on The Futon Critic
  19. "Jungle Moon" on The Futon Critic
  32. "Rebecca Sugar Teases "Big Plans" For Steven Universe; Season 5: Is It The Endgame?" – Celebeat
  33. "Creator Keeps Word to 'Write Us Into a Serious Corner' as a New Steven Is Born" – christianpost
  34. Steven Universe': How Rebecca Sugar Turned TV's Most Empathetic Cartoon Into an Empire
  35. 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."
  36. "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
  37. Steven Universe has a return date – Polygon
  38. Official December Airlist – thefutoncritic
  39. Cartoon Network Announces Largest Ever Slate – COMICBOOK.COM
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 Rose
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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