Steven Universe Episode Ranking

I have decided to rank almost every episode* of Steven Universe that I’ve reviewed on a dynamic ranking. These will change over time – not only will episodes be added, already reviewed episodes can improve and decline in the rankings as I re-watch them.

Text colors note episodic tiers, as listed on the grade page.

  1. Rose’s Scabbard**
  2. Sworn to the Sword
  3. Alone Together
  4. Jailbreak
  5. On The Run
  6. Lion 3: Straight to Video
  7. An Indirect Kiss
  8. Ocean Gem
  9. We Need To Talk
  10. The Return
  11. Keeping It Together
  12. Friend Ship
  13. Cry for Help
  14. The Answer
  15. Space Race
  16. Giant Woman
  17. The Test
  18. Mirror Gem
  19. Warp Tour
  20. Chille Tid
  21. Winter Forecast
  22. When it Rains
  23. Maximum Capacity
  24. It Could’ve Been Great
  25. Lion 2: the Movie
  26. Nightmare Hospital
  27. Coach Steven
  28. Political Power
  29. Keystone Motel
  30. Back to the Barn
  31. Story for Steven
  32. Catch and Release
  33. Marble Madness
  34. Lars and the Cool Kids
  35. Steven the Sword Fighter
  36. Garnet’s Universe
  37. Open Book
  38. Bubble Buddies
  39. Future Vision
  40. Reformed
  41. Monster Buddies
  42. Rose’s Room
  43. Full Disclosure
  44. So Many Birthdays
  45. Steven’s Lion
  46. Onion Friend
  47. Joking Victim
  48. The Message
  49. Laser Light Canon
  50. Historical Friction
  51. Secret Team
  52. Tiger Millionaire
  53. Love Letters
  54. Watermelon Steven
  55. Frybo
  56. Too Far
  57. Serious Steven
  58. Joy Ride
  59. Island Adventure
  60. Steven and the Stevens
  61. Steven’s Birthday
  62. Together Breakfast
  63. Rising Tides, Crashing Skies
  64. Cat Fingers
  65. Arcade Mania
  66. Keep Beach City Weird
  67. Gem Glow
  68. Cheeseburger Backpack
  69. Shirt Club
  70. Beach Party
  71. House Guest
  72. Horror Club
  73. Onion Trade
  74. Sadie’s Song
  75. Fusion Cuisine

* “Say Uncle” is disqualified from the rankings because of the nature of the episode as a weird, weird crossover.

** “Rose’s Scabbard” isn’t just my favorite SU episode, I would also put it on a shortlist of my all-time favorite TV episodes. Not that it’s the objective best, it’s just one of those TV episodes I personally think is too sublime for words.

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