It was worth waiting two weeks for this as it was one of the best episodes so far. Now I know I say that every time a new episode comes out but this one was great except the fact that it left us on a huge cliffhanger.
I’ll admit it’s nice to see Team Avatar take on crime but what I really liked about this episode was everything involving Tarllok and the council. Poor Tenzin has no luck when it comes to the common sense of the council as they are very easily convinced by Tarllok. I knew that by the end of this episode Tarllok would turn out to be evil but the way he did it was very stylish.
As Korra was entering the council hall at the end to confront Tarllok I kept expecting Amon to show up. As crazy as it sound they are both fighting for the same thing at the moment and a partnership between them would be amazing if written correctly. That being said it’s unlikely Korra will be saved by Tenzin next episode so she is going to have to save herself. Lin Beifong and Amon could be among those who save her or she could be aided by visions of Aang.
If Amon was to save her I’m sure it would be because her being captured would affect the outcome of his plans and he needs her free. Similar to what happened with the Blue Spirit in the first series. There is also the possibilty that Tarllok and Amon are plotting together but that’s unlikely. So that leave Lin Beifong to come to the rescue. Very possible but probably not as interesting as Amon or Aang saving the day.
Remember that Roku possessed Aang in a fire bending temple in the first series so Aang could overcome the group of fire benders. The same kind of thing could happen to Korra especially if she is going to be killed. The flashbacks show a man who looks like Tarllok using Bloodbending on a large group of people including Toph and Sokka. It’s very possible Aang still holds a grudge against Torak or the people he descended from and this could be used as his motivation.
Lastly I’ve noticed that air bending is directly linked to anger. Tenzin seems to calm and layback most of the time but Korra is in constant fit of rage and worry simply because she is surrounded by so many bad things. Once she gets a chance to calm down we’ll certainly see her air bending.