Top Ten Most Emotional Episodes of Steven Universe

The Top Ten

1 Rose's Scabbard

"Sometimes... I wonder if she can see me through your eyes. What would she think of me now..." "Well... I think you're pretty great." I think I cried typing this.

This one always gets me feeling horrible for Pearl. It's my one of, if not my favorite episode.

I cried and rethink my entire life after watching this episode

I rewatch this episode when I need inspiration for writing emotional scenes in my stories. It's so beautiful, I get the chills watching it every damn time.

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2 On the Run

I cried so hard for my poor baby Amethyst...

I loved that moment between Pearl and Amethyst.

I never thought of that as the womanchild known as Amethyst...she's still my favorite gem next to Lapis and Garnet.

I love her, but I hate the self pity people who go "Oh I can relate and stuff blah blah sad story"

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3 Keeping It Together

I was literally SCREAMING when the Cluster showed up and Garnet almost defused.

This episode is truly terrifying. Garnet was furious and paralyzed on the spot when she saw the gem experiments. Garnet is never scared of anything. - vimogenn

Same. I was literally screaming into my IPad on the way home from Orlando when my brother turned around and asked what was wrong with me.

I was crying when the episode was

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4 Mindful Education

This is one of Steven's most emotional moments. Aldo it has a deep lesson for everyone on how to control and live with your feelings. Anyone can relate to Connie's dilemma. Besides, it's an episode with a great song from Estelle.

This episode is so sad and emotional because it shows how Steven, this cute little cheery cinnamon roll, is handling the loss of his mother and stressful situations (like Jasper's corruption, poofing Bismuth, and leaving Eyeball behind in space) on the inside. Steven crying and sating "I didn't want to hurt anyone! " just felt like a few extra stabs to the heart

With the song comes a lesson with dealing with anxiety and guilt, which is an important part of life.


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5 Mr. Greg

Sorry but the hint of roses voice in You Both Love Me and I Love Both of You just triggers so many emotions in me! Too beautiful!

Its over isn't it and both of you are the most emotional songs and when you put them in the same episode you get a ton of feels - vimogenn

I have never cried harder during this show than when Pearl was singing about Rose

"You both love me and I love both of you"

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6 Sworn to the Sword

When Connie was like "I'm nothing" I felt like crying. Also love the song do it for her

Why won't you let me do this for you, Rose?

Awesome and emotional at the same time, the whole package! 😆 see what I did there?

7 Steven the Sword Fighter
8 So Many Birthdays
9 Reformed
10 Lion 3: Direct to Video

The video Steven and Sadie watched really messed me up; Rose just gave off so much emotion,

It's Straight to Video

And straight to emotion - Haumea

*sniff* sorry, someone is chopping onions somewhere...

The Contenders

11 The Return

Amazing story, best way to end a season. New characters, a surprise with an old character, an amazing song, them kicking Jasper and Peridots' BUTTS, and a sad ending. Just amazing.

This episode was really emotional.

12 Bismuth

You should've shattered me back then, at least if I were in pieces I wouldn't have to know how little I mattered to you. You didn't even tell 'em. You bubbled me away and didn't even tell your friends, my friends.

I'm going to tell them, I'm going to tell them everything

Then you really are better than her

13 Monster Reunion

This is one of the only S.U episodes where I feel truly sad and where I cry. Centipeetle's story and the wy it's told through drawing just gets to me and it makes me so sad. Especially the ending leaves me heartbroken, where Steven requests to learn how to write in the Gem way and he gives off examples. Quote: "Just a few useful things, Like Hi! How are you, Where's the bathroom, and I'm sorry." Truly one of my favorite episodes and stories.

Centipeetle doesn't deserve the treatment she gets. This episode shows that there is still something human in all of us.

14 Full Disclosure

When Steven says "You don't need this, you don't need me...", it simply breaks my heart. Here is an innocent child who is saddled with all these responsibilities and being forced to decide if somebody's life will be better without him. It hurts.

This...Is...Sad... BUT IT IS STILL THE BEST EPISODE! LOVE THE SONG! - puglover2008

15 Off Colors

This should be number one. Lars took his own life to save the gems from total catastrophe.
There's nothing else as sad as this in SU.

Oh My God Where do I start! Steven and the Gems were in total danger when the security robot gems were about to attack them, but it was up to Lars to save them, so he sacrificed himself to keep the robots from killing the gems.
So Lars died, but Steven resurrected him with his healing powers and now Lars is like Lion.
Yet Half Gem and Half Human, kinda like Steven.
Very sad and touching. - SUfan1

16 Cry for Help

I kinda feel sorry for Pearl at the end, but she should have not tricked Garnet like that!

I had mixed feelings about this episode, I felt sorry for both Pearl and Garnet. - funnyuser

17 Alone At Sea
18 An Indirect Kiss

Steven's speech to the statue of his mother is just heart-wrenching.

Glad to see this one is on the list! - Stevenuniversefangirl

19 The New Lars

I only cried when I thought of the people who were caught watching Lars naked.

20 Bubbled

This episode is just so beautiful. The addition of 'Love Like You' when Steven reunites is so adorable.

The ending with the Crystal Gems crying is probably the most beautiful ending of the whole show.

Best song

21 The Trial

When Blue Diamond broke down, I literally cried into my pillow.
Also the Zircons were my favourite characters. Why, Yellow, why?
I really hope they're okay.
It's sad to see That BD has to confront all of her regrets, to relive the moments again. It's really tragic

22 Cat Fingers

I cried so hard

23 Ocean Gem
24 Friend Ship

I'm glad Garnet and Pearl made up

I cried.

25 Story For Steven

It was really emotional seeing Greg meet Rose. It was so cute.

Love This One.

26 Joking Victim

Lars is such a jerk. - Stevenuniversefangirl

27 Jailbreak Part 2

Its called "Full Disclosure" Idiot - puglover2008

28 Bubble Buddies
29 House Guest

It's sad seeing Greg hurt.

30 Monster Buddies

How is this not #1. I NEARLY CRIED WHEN I SAW THIS EPISODE. Steven and Centipeedle definitely have the best relationship in the whole series. - SeeU

31 Space Race

This was truly sad at the time, Pearl wanted to go back to space so bad, but without listening, she put Steven in danger. so Steven told her to bail until further notice.
This episode teaches you to give up on your dreams especially if you're putting the other person in danger. - SUfan1

32 Fusion Cuisine
33 Beta
34 Sadie's Song
35 We Need to Talk

Rose and teenage Greg WERE SO CUTE TOGETHER - Pearl_The_Sad_Clown


36 Keystone Motel

That Ruby and Sapphire scene at the end almost made me cry

37 Coach Steven

This episode really makes you cry.

38 Historical Friction
39 Lion 2: The Movie
40 Onion Trade
41 Steven's Birthday

It makes you sad when he and Connie thinks they might not get to be together one day.

42 Arcade Mania
43 Crack the Whip
44 Log Date 7 15 2
45 Mirror Gem (Part 1)
46 Future Vision
47 Back to the Moon
48 Together Breakfast
49 Gem Hunt
50 Greg The Babysitter
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