|Return to Space|
|Outlaw Star episode|
|English Title||Return to Space|
|Japanese Title||"Sora e Kaeru" (空へ還る)|
|US Airdate||June 25, 1998|
|Japanese Airdate||February 16, 2001|
|Previous Episode||"Maze of Despair"|
Gene comes to terms with his feelings for Melfina. Gene, Melfina and other crew members of the Outlaw Star come together to defeat Hazanko, now powered by the Leyline through his wish for power. The aftermath of Hazanko's defeat sees Jim, Melfina and Gene return to Sentinel III, and the group go their separate ways, only to be reunited when the Outlaw Star breaks down in the middle of space.
- Takehiko Itō and Morning Star Studio planned to continue Outlaw Star with the sequel Sword of Wind. However, production on the series never began.