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A Bout, A Girl
Season 5, Episode 5
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Air Date        August 16, 2019
Written By       Andrew De Angelis
Directed By       James Genn
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A Bout, A Girl is the fifth episode of Season 5 of Killjoys, as well as the forty fifth episode of the series.

This episode aired on August 16, 2019 on Syfy and Space.

Dutch enters the deadly Bellaxion championship and fights her way to the top as she seeks a chance to take over the entire ship.


Delle Seyah and Jaq are on the run. They find themselves in the middle of a forest, and must thwart their hunter-gatherer pursuers. They escape and continue to look for a mirror cube.

In the Supermax prison, some sibling Qreshi emissaries, Evi and Sylas, drop by to host this year's Bellaxion, a prison fighting tournament where prisoners are picked to duke it out and the winner will have a chance to battle the Qreshi champion. The nobles then choose new security personnel from the better fighters while the Warden gets much needed funding for the prison. The Killjoys think they may have just been given their ticket to mutiny the ship. But when they get passed over as fighters, they turn to Sparlo to get them in. He owes them a favor for saving his life. But Sparlo declines, for if the Qreshi find out he's helping the Killjoys, he'll get killed.

Afterwards, Johnny is sent on his cleaning rounds. He uses his new Lucy (Nucy), which he houses in a little transmitter, to hack into the ship's mainframe and plants a virus increasing the size of food portions. From there, he hopes to be called in the Warden's office and have access to her computer to control all the prisoners on the ship via the chips implanted in their heads by bypassing all the encryption keys and use that to disable all the security fences of all chips.

Dutch spends no time waiting around for someone to tell her she can fight, she just does it herself. She picks a brawl with a large inmate, and proves herself worthy of the ring to the onlooking Sylas.

Meanwhile, D'av is taken aside by the sister Qreshi noblewoman, who asks of him a favor: kill her brother for her. That's unexpected but things on Qresh have gotten bad and the nobles are going insane, as well as getting very hungry. She tells D'av her life is in danger, at the mercy of Sylas.  

Back in Westerley, The Lady has ordered Khlyen to help her find Pree so she can use him to find the Killjoys. They drop in at The Royale, and there Khlyen mixes The Lady a little concoction that gets her emotions going — in particular, love. He continues to attempt to educate her about human emotions but she was just too arrogant to listen to him.

Khlyen did get Gared to run, then interrogates Carl, who knows nothing. He also tried to bring Gared back to reality. The Lady realized that Khlyen was stalling and still hoped to find some way to rescue Dutch.

And in the forest, Jaq closes his eyes, and is able to see through the universe to where his biological father is. He wants to go save him, but Delle Seyah won't let them as she suspects it could be a trap. Not yet at least; they need to find the cube. Jaq says some pretty nasty things to his mom, and throws a tantrum.

After her first bout, Dutch handily vanquishes her opponent, and while they're tussling on the ground, rips out his control chip. She passes off the chip to D'av who gives it to Johnny for further programming.

The Warden calls Dutch into her office for what Dutch thinks is going to be a reprimand. Quite the opposite. The Warden wants Dutch to continue fighting, so that maybe she can rise to the top and embarrass the Qreshi nobles who flash their money and power in her prison. Dutch accepts, on the condition that if she wins, Johnny gets to go free.  

Johnny contrives his way into the control room by offering to debug a glitch in the system, which he caused. Once he's inside, he plants Nucy, and she gets to work. But when the Warden finds out what the Killjoys have been up to, she gets irate, throws Johnny into solitary, and pulls Dutch out of the fights.

To get her back in the fight, D'av makes a deal with Evi. He'll kill her brother, using a device that she provided, if she demands the Warden put Dutch back into the ring.

D'av and Dutch are forced to go to Sparlo and ask for help. The criminal then agrees to help them provided that his and his group's chips are disabled. He does come through with his end of the bargain, and lets Johnny out of solitary. But just as Dutch is about to face the final opponent, Sparlo and Coren and all their prison buddies open fire, and subdue the guards. Looks like Sparlo couldn't be trusted after all.  

Jaq and Delle Seyah find the cube in the forest. Before Jaq opens it, he wants his mom to promise him that she'll find his dad. Jaq opens the cube, and Aneela comes out.

Cast & Characters

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Additional Cast

  • Brooker Muir as Prison Guard
  • Rachael Ancheril as The Warden
  • Alain Goulem as Sparlo
  • Richard Chevolleau as Tattoo-Face Guy
  • Dmitry Chepovetsky as Coren Jeers
  • Clare McConnell as Evi Robbel
  • Kjartan Hewitt as Sylas Robbel
  • Alanna Bale as The Lady
  • Jameson Kraemer as Carl
  • Adam Kenneth Wilson as Bartender
  • Leslie Adlam as Guard #1
  • Duane Kip Brown as Rankev
  • Milton Barnes as Breaur
  • Jon Ambrose as Colonist



  • James Genn


Executive Producers