" Mirror Gem" is the 25th episode of Season 1 of Steven Universe and the first part of the two-part mid season finale of season 1[1][2].


Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him.


Steven is talking to Connie on the phone and she tells him that they can hang out since school's out for summer vacation. Steven is confused about school so he gets Pearl to set it up. When Pearl finds out that school is about learning, she summons the Gem Mirror to try and teach him. She says that they found this at the Galaxy Warp, and it can show him any event in Gem history. They then try it out, but it doesn't  work, so Pearl leaves Steven with it.

Steven takes this mirror out to the beach and bumps into Lars and Sadie. Who are talking about summer vacation. Then Steven almost gets hit by mayor Dewey who is driving on the boardwalk. Steven finds out that it can communicate and plays with it all day. He soon comes home and tells the Gems that it talked to them. They are in shock that it can do that, then Garnet orders Steven to give it to her. The mirror then starts screaming ""No," which results in freaking out Steven. He then slaps Garnet and her visor falls off. Steven then runs out the door screaming down the beach.

Steven pleads with the mirror on what he can do to help it. The mirror shows him that he needs to take the gem out. When he does the water around he him forms a pattern and the mirror breaks. In front of him the gem is revealed to be Lapis Lazuli and asking why he helped her if he was a gem. The rest of the gems find them and pull their weapons. She remembers Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and attacks them, stating they knew she was trapped in the mirror on earth did nothing and doesn't even remember her. She pleads with Steven to follow her home. But before he can answer Garnet charges at her and Lapis walks in to the ocean. Steven is then grounded.


Production Notes





  • Lapis Lazuli is introduced as another gem.
  • The blue gem on the mirror appears to have a large crack.
  • This episode reveals that there is a place called Galaxy Warp.
  • This is the first part of the mid season finale, the second being "Ocean Gem".
  • The episode is paired with "Ocean Gem" to make a 30-minute long episode.
  • It's revealed that Steven doesn't really know what school is. The reason is unknown. It's possible that since the gems are not familiar with human culture, they might not even know what a school is.
  • Steven accidentally slaps Garnets visor off and her eyes are shown again. She also is shown angry at Steven for the first time in the series.
  • Greg traveling with the gems goes against how he said he cannot be involved with magic gem-stuff.


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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 HomeworldFamiliarTogether AloneEscapismChange Your Mind
Film Steven Universe: The Movie
Steven Universe Future Little HomeschoolGuidanceRose BudsVolleyballBluebirdA Very Special EpisodeSnow DayWhy So Blue?Little GraduationPrickly PairIn DreamsBismuth CasualTogether ForeverGrowing PainsMr. UniverseFragmentsHomeworld BoundEverything's FineI Am My MonsterThe Future
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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