I didn’t even know there was an episode airing this week so when I found out I was over the moon. It was an episode of heroics and defeat and it didn’t disappoint.
The episode was composed entirely of fighting and any point the characters weren’t fighting huge plot changing events occurred. In the grand scheme of things this episode severed to remove all the adults from the city so that Korra and team avatar can have a time to shine next episode in their showdown with Amon.
Getting rid of the adults was a huge task and required not only a child to be born but also an appearance from the white lotus. They defended the air temple valiantly but it would seem they got overrun in the process. Seeing people fighting alongside each other against a common enemy seems to be part of the message Avatar is trying to tell and if we see Korra, the white lotus and General Iroh’s army fighting alongside one another it will be perfect.
I’d have to say that Iroh’s late appearance trumped another airbender baby being born and his battles in the next episode will be something I’m sure will stick with us avatar fans for years.
There was another thing I had to think about a bit and that was the air bending children versus the equalists. They easily defeated the equalists which was something Lin was struggling with. At first I was thinking that since this show is particially aimed at children then obviously this is part of that aspect of the story. Thinking about it a bit more I believe they won becuase they are using a very rare and unique fighting style. This is how Aang won a lot of battles in the first series so it makes sense.
What was your favorite part? Rohan the baby airbender? Sky bison? General Iroh? OR was it that Lin is now powerless and defeated?