Season 5 is the fifth issue of the My Little Universe franchise, with twenty two episodes. It ran from January 26, 2017 - October 19, 2017.
Welcome Back, Gems!
It had been a bit of a roller coaster for Everybody and Everypony, hasn't it? Months past since they've face White Diamond, and spring had returned once again to both Earth and Equestria, but not without more trouble. With Lapis and Jasper missing, now they have a "cluster" to deal with that could destroy the whole planet, along with more corrupted Gems, and mystical creatures appearing on Earth, and Homeworld alike! And to top it off, some new scaly antagonists had entered the scene for the humans of Beach City.
A Geo-weapon, a runaway fusion, a pair of sly serpents, and more monsters than ever ...
Alright, Everypony, time to get to work!
The season begins after the following winter from Season 4, and after the events of My Little Universe: Anarchy, starting at springtime. As said by the author, much of the structure of this season is unique compared to the other seasons, as the two-parter is placed during the middle of the season instead at the beginning or end of it. There're two notable arcs playing through this season with the two-parter splitting the two:
- The Crystal Gems work to build the Gem Drill in order to stop The Cluster: a giant mass that will destroy the planet upon emerging. A subplot plays out with Peridot trying to make amends for her actions, later joined by Pearl who became in disgrace after using the Gem Mask.
- Amethyst and Steven Universe are tasked with hunting down numerous Corrupted Gems as to not find out about the Cluster. They were joined by the Mane Six, and Connie Maheswaran as well.
- A subplot, which developed throughout the Cluster Arc, touches on Amethyst, Connie, and Steven and the conflict between their feelings on the fusions of Stevonnie, and Smoky Quartz.
The season is spanned over the course of one year: starting in spring, and ending in autumn.
- The Call
- Gang's All Here
- Band Night
- Runt of the Cluster
- Creature Quest
- Renegade Pearl
- Prey for the Beasts
- Lion of the Jungle
- The Old Warrior
- 20,000 Leagues Into the Earth PT1
- 20,000 Leagues Into the Earth PT2
- Hot Water
- Press Start to Begin
- Heat in the Kitchen
- New Chaos In Town
- The Crazy Races
- Post Haste
- Toothed Trouble