The recent troubling news about Korra reminded me that I actually planned to do little write ups after each episode. So lets catch up.
I’m slowly starting to recognise the bad guys as a credible threat, despite them appearing out of nowhere and being super powerful because “why not”. We still don’t know what they want but I do enjoy their resourcefulness, sure they may be all powerful but they are still just four people on the run with nothing but their wits to work with. I wish that there was more of an obstacle for them to overcome as things have gone quite well for them with escaping Republic city being the only real obstacle for them. Having them trampled underfoot (at least on screen, still no backstory for them) only to rise above it would help instill them as a threat. Nevertheless, at least Zaheer has proven himself as cunning and tough, though again, so far he has simply breezed through his enemies with barely a sweat.
I’m glad we weren’t at Ba Sing Se for too long. It wasn’t bad at all, it just span a similar tale to TLA season 2 with people being captured and forced to do things against their will. Also nice to see the Spirit powers used in an effective way.
Then it was time to learn about the Beifong family (Toph is still alive!) and while I enjoyed the flashback episode with Lin, I hope she doesn’t change too much after her little epiphany. Not much in the way of drive as the hero and enemy have still to really meet up in any meaningful way but still fun to hang with the Beifongs for a bit.
Then came the best episode of the bunch, last night, when Zaheer and Co. (do they have a name yet) try to capture the Avatar. It was awesome, tense, exciting (lava bending is a thing now) and by the end Team Avatar are set on their adventure, though I do think heading off alone is just asking for trouble.
It’s a shame that the best episode is also the last one to air on TV, but what you gonna do. As long as it’s showing somewhere.