you guys realize Steven is half human and half Gem, so not every episode is going to be a Gem plot filled thing? That would be exhausting. Like we are on season 4 and it still feels like people are missing the fundamental nature of the show. Also what are your qualifications for what makes filler? Like, Mr Greg wasn’t relevant to the main plotline, but I sure as hell wouldn’t call it filler?
I used to watch SU just for the Gem-centric episodes, but over time learned to appreciate the human-centric eps as well. The inclusion of episodes that center around Beach city citizens is woven into the fabric of the show. The whole point and the thing that makes it different is that it shows ALL of Steven–the Steven who is thrust into this huge intergalactic conflict he doesn’t fully understand, yeah, but also the Steven who is just a kid growing up. That’s the point. That’s why he’s half human. If you want 100% action and major reveals all the time, there’s plenty of shows that are like that that you may enjoy, but Steven Universe might not be for you.