|The Beast Girl, Ready to Pounce!|
|Outlaw Star episode|
|English Title||The Beast Girl, Ready to Pounce!|
|Japanese Title||"Machibuseru Kemono Musume" (待ち伏せる獣娘)|
|US Airdate||January 19, 2001|
|Japanese Airdate||February 5, 1998|
|Previous Episode||"When the Hot Ice Melts"|
|Next Episode||"The Beautiful Assassin"|
The crew of the Outlaw Star travels back to Blue Heaven and Swanzo agrees to paint and outfit the ship with a registration ID in order to pay a past debt to Hilda. Aisha Clan-Clan, now broke and homeless, shows up and demands the coordinates of the Galactic Leyline, which Gene is unable to provide.
The crew takes Aisha out to dinner, seemingly out of pity, but after the Ctarl-Ctarl still insists on placing them under arrest, Gene ends up shooting her and leaving her with the restaurant bill. Afterwards, the group returns to the now-painted grappler ship, they discuss future dangers with Swanzo regarding the Kei Pirates before setting course for Sentinel.