There’s no episode this week after last week’s 90-minute premiere, so I guess this is a good moment to pause and reflect on what is happening.
1. The changes from the end of S2 have been upheld
Mako and Korra are still separated (because Mako is a scumbag two-timer), and the effects of harmonic convergence are being felt. Airbenders are starting to pop up everywhere. A great twist and I’m eager to see where this leads.
2. Several deadly new antagonists appear
We are given a short glimpse of their terrifying power: four powerful combatants, each deadly masters of their respective bending arts.
The PROPER way to resolve this now from a story standpoint, is for Korra to battle them all one-by-one. And this time, there must be zero interference (sorry Jinora). Let Korra fight them as the Avatar, and let her figure out her own way to defeat them.
Why does this scenario sound so familiar? It’s the exact same set-up that Hokuto no Ken and Kill la Kill used early in their series. While KLK faltered in its finale, it still managed to produce one of the most memorable anime duels in history (Ryuko vs Satsuki). Same goes for HnK with Kenshiro vs Souther. It’s long overdue for The Last Airbender to create its own signature fighting moments.
3. Return of the Fire Lord
The pieces are falling into place, and we’re beginning to discover what happened to the old characters from the original series, and who their descendants are. Please don’t mess this up Nickelodeon, and give us dumb revelations like Suki is Zuko’s wife.
4. Two episodes per week?
My sister just told me the news, and I’m not complaining. That’s great from a viewer’s standpoint.
All I ask is for number 2 to be upheld. That’s all. Please.