Steven encounters an old villain of the Crystal Gems who wants Steven's gem for himself.
The episode begins in the mountain tops above Beach City, where a castle forms out of a dark shadow. Inside the castle, Lord Villaine is in his throne room pacing back and forth until Budge comes up to him, stating he has good news. When Lord Villaine asks what, he states that the son of Rose Quartz is at the town in which they have spawned in. Lord Villaine grins evily at the thought of claiming Rose's gem, then it cuts to black and into the theme song.
At the Gem Temple, Garnet is training Steven on using his gem powers while Pearl and Amethyst observe. However, Pearl's gem begins to glow, and steps outside to "take the call" as she puts it. She then activates her gem's holographic powers only to receive a message from Lord Villaine (which she pronounces "Lord Villain", which peeves him). Villaine states that he is "in the neighborhood" and plans on stopping by to claim what is rightfully his after finding out his location, then ends the transmission, leaving Pearl stunned, followed by running back indoors in a panic, shouting that they need to get Steven out of Beach City. When Steven asks what the problem is, Pearl explains that Villaine called her and said he is coming to claim Steven's gem, shocking Garnet and Amethyst. When Steven asks who Lord Villaine is, Garnet only says "an old enemy" and states she will try to get Steven to safety for a while, then invites Steven to follow her deeper into the temple.
- Lord Villaine (primary antagonist)
- Budge (secondary antagonist)
- Lars (cameo)
- Sadie (cameo)
- Rose Quartz (flashback only)
|Crystal Gems||Steven - Garnet - Pearl - Amethyst - Emerald - Tiger's Eye - Lapis Lazuli - Rose Quartz (formerly)|
|Fusions||Opal - Sugilite - Alexandrite - Jasper|
|Other Characters||Connie - Greg - Lars - Sadie - Sour Cream - Onion - Jinga - Ronaldo Fryman - Judge Harshall - Prince Feasley - Lion|
|Villains||Lord Villaine - Budge - Hisstory - Count Drajewela - Living Tar - Pinstripe - Tank - Alpha Wolf|
|Episodes||Meet Lord Villaine - The Missing Gems: Emerald - The Missing Gems: Tiger's Eye - The Living Tar - Island of the Snake People - Dawn of Drajewela - Misadventures in Babysitting - Welcome to the Jinga - The Trial of Lapis Lazuli - Strength in the Beholder - Prince of the Universe for a Day - Eye of the Tiger - Lion's Pride - The Anti-Gems|