Book Three: Fire || Chapter Eighteen: Sozin’s Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King

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Welcome to the beginning of the end on the fifty-eighth installment of the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.18 reveals some major miscommunications, attempts to humanize Fire Lord Ozai, and sets up a moral quandary for Aang.

Please note that while the summary will remain spoiler free (aside for everything up to and including the current episode, of course), the subsequent commentary (and comments) will not be. If you haven’t already seen the series, go do it now. This post will be waiting for you when you come back.

Note: I would like this rewatch to remain spoiler free for The Legend of Korra. Please choose your comments wisely. If you wish to discuss Korra, you can do so on these posts.

Summary
Zuko yells at Aang to be more ferocious in his firebending forms. Aang claims he is trying, and Zuko orders him to roar like a tigerdillo. After one pathetic attempt, Aang’s second roar (and the flames that come out of his mouth and hands) gains Zuko’s approval.

Katara interrupts practice by asking if they want watermelon juice, and Zuko stops Aang from getting some. Suki urges Zuko to let Aang have a break, which he finally does, though not before some snide remarks about how soft everyone’s getting. Zuko stalks off.

Sokka decides Zuko is right that sitting around the house has made them lazy, and he decides the cure for that is a beach party. We are then treated to a happy montage of our heroes at the beach: Sokka swimming, Katara surfing, Suki sunbathing, Aang making an Appa sand sculpture, and Toph making a sand replica of Ba Sing Se. Sokka makes a terrible sand sculpture of Suki, who thinks the attempt is sweet, which earns her a kiss from Sokka.

Aang tries to point out that the sculpture doesn’t even look like Suki—only for the sculpture to explode in a blast of fire. Zuko leaps out from hiding and throws volley after volley of fireballs at Aang. The Avatar runs away and takes shelter behind his Appa sand sculpture. When Aang asks what Zuko is doing, the ex-prince tells him that he is teaching him a lesson.


Is anyone else disturbed that Zuko would call hurling fireballs at someone’s face a lesson?

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Zuko demolishes the sand sculpture. When Aang flees the beach, Zuko follows him. Katara comes in from the water and asks what’s going on. Sokka tells her that Zuko’s gone crazy and destroyed his sand sculpture of Suki—and is attacking Aang. The rest of our heroes finally decide it’s time to chase after Zuko and Aang.

Aang dodges attack after attack but just keeps running away. Zuko finally corners him on top of the house, and Aang tells Zuko to get a grip before he blasts him off the roof. Surprisingly, Zuko tells him to go ahead and do it before attacking again.

Aang makes a break for it and hides inside the house. Zuko, having lost sight of Aang, crashes through the roof and starts looking for him. Aang kicks a dresser at Zuko and runs away; Zuko destroys the dresser in a blast of fire and follows.

Zuko builds up a firestorm in the hallway and sends it hurtling for Aang. The Avatar manages to clear a space around him with airbending before shouting that he’s had enough. Then Aang sends a huge blast of air at Zuko, which not only knocks him off his feet, but it knocks him through the side of the house and onto the ground outside.


It’s Aang’s angry eyes!

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Katara demands to know what’s wrong with Zuko, and Zuko turns the question back on her. How can they have beach parties when Sozin’s Comet is supposed to show up in three days? After a moment of silence, Zuko asks why everyone is looking at him like he’s crazy.

Aang reveals that he was planning on fighting the Fire Lord after Sozin’s Comet had left. He isn’t ready—he needs more time to master firebending. Toph points out that Aang’s earthbending also needs some work.

Zuko is surprised that everyone else but him knew about this plan, and Sokka pipes up that if Aang tries to fight the Fire Lord right now, he’ll lose. Katara tells Zuko that the point of fighting Ozai before the comet arrived was to stop the Fire Lord from winning the war. However, the Fire Lord pretty much won the war when Ba Sing Se fell. She claims that things can’t get any worse from how they are now, and Zuko tells her they’re going to get worse than she can even imagine.


Thanks for that vote of confidence, Sokka.

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Zuko explains that before the eclipse, his father asked him to a war meeting. He explains how happy he was to be invited as it meant that Ozai finally accepted him.

Ozai welcomed Zuko—they had waited for his arrival—and had him sit at his right hand. General Shinu explained that while Ba Sing Se was under Fire Nation control, periodic earthbender rebellions were keeping them from gaining full control of the Earth Kingdom. When Ozai asked for his recommendation, the general suggested that they move more domestic forces into the Earth Kingdom after the eclipse and the defeat of the invasion force.

Ozai turned to Zuko for his advice: since Zuko had spent time among the Earth Kingdom citizens, did he think that adding more troops would quell the rebellions? After a moment to think, Zuko told his father that the people of the Earth Kingdom were proud and strong. They could endure anything as long as they had hope.

Ozai agreed with this assessment and decided they needed to destroy the Earth Kingdom’s hope. Zuko tried to explain that wasn’t what he meant, but Azula interrupted to suggest that they burn the Earth Kingdom’s hope and land to the ground. Ozai liked that idea and decided that the firebenders should use the huge boost of power they would get from the comet in order to destroy the Earth Kingdom. The Fire Nation would use its airships to rain fire down on the land and destroy everything. Out of the ashes, a new world would rise, one that’s only Fire Nation, with Ozai as its supreme leader.


Aww, what an adorable family.

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Zuko wanted to speak out, but he did not. He explains to our heroes that he struggled his whole life to get his father’s love and acceptance, but he realized that he lost himself getting both those things.

Katara sinks to her knees, overcome by the news. Sokka muses that he knew the Fire Lord was a bad guy, but his plan is pure evil. Aang despairs over what he can do. Zuko acknowledges Aang’s fear and lack of preparation, but he points out that if Aang doesn’t defeat Ozai before the comet arrives, there won’t be a world to save anymore.

Aang demands to know why Zuko didn’t tell them about Ozai’s crazy plan earlier, and Zuko explains that he didn’t think he had to. Zuko had assumed that Aang was still going to defeat Ozai before the comet arrived—no one told him that the plan had changed.

Aang freaks out about this revelation, but Katara reminds him that he doesn’t have to do this alone. Toph reassures him that if they all fight the Fire Lord together, they have a shot at taking him down. Sokka is excited about Team Avatar being back in action with air, water, earth, fire, fan, and sword.


Sokka, you are adorable. Never change.

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Aang says that fighting the Fire Lord is going to be the hardest thing they’ve ever done together but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Sokka, Suki, Toph, and Katara pull Aang into a group hug. When Katara notices Zuko hasn’t joined them, she reminds him that being part of the group means being part of group hugs—so Zuko joins in. Appa and Momo then join in with less cute results.

Zuko tells Aang there is one technique he has to teach him before he can face Ozai: how to redirect lightning. Aang is excited by the prospect. Zuko explains that lightning will follow the flow of the body’s energy and you use that to turn your opponents’ energy against them. Aang realizes that it’s like waterbending, which Zuko confirms.

Aang asks if Zuko has ever redirected lightning and what it felt like. Zuko said he redirected his father’s lightning, and it was exhilarating and terrifying. He felt powerful holding that much energy in his body, but he knew that a wrong move would mean it was over. Aang suggests that it wouldn’t be over over as Katara could heal him with some spirit oasis water.

Katara reveals she used up all that special water when Azula lightninged him in Ba Sing Se. Aang is disheartened by the news, and Zuko points out that he will have to kill Ozai before Ozai kills him. Aang reluctantly says he will do that.


Don’t try too hard to cheer Aang up.

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Sokka orders everyone to gather around and explains that if they are to take out the Fire Lord (or the Melon Lord in this case), their timing has to be perfect. He walks everyone but Toph through their assassination plan, which makes Aang look rather uneasy. Sokka tells Toph she gets to pretend to be the Melon Lord’s forces, and she’s pleased at the prospect of hurling flaming rocks at her friends.

Toph is ready and waiting for the rest of our heroes to attack her position. Sokka signals for everyone to get started

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Aang leaps in to assassinate the Melon Lord, but he stops at the last moment. Zuko shouts for him to take out the Melon Lord, but Aang says he can’t. Sokka marches up to Aang and demands to know what his problem is—if this had been real, Aang would have been shot full of lightning by now.

Aang apologizes and says it just didn’t feel right. Attempted assassination didn’t make him feel like himself. Sokka pulls out his sword, slices the Melon Lord’s head in two, and tells Aang that is how it is done. Momo rushes forward and starts snacking on the melon bits that have fallen to the ground. Aang looks horrified.


This is also a key part to their strategy. Momo will ensure that Ozai can’t come back as a zombie.

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That night, Aang broods over his dinner. Katara announces that she has a surprise for everyone, and she reveals a painting of baby Zuko. Sokka, Suki, and Toph giggle at the picture, but Zuko is not amused. He reveals the painting is of his father, not him. Everyone is surprised by that, and Suki objects as the baby looks so sweet and innocent. Zuko points out that the baby grew up to be both a monster and the worst father in the history of fathers.

Aang pipes up that Ozai is still a human being, much to everyone’s surprise. Zuko asks if Aang is actually going to defend Ozai, and Aang denies that. The Fire Lord is a terrible person, and the world would be better off without him. Still, Aang thinks there must be a better way to handle him.

When Zuko asks what that better way is, Aang outlandishly suggests sticking Ozai’s arms and legs together with glue so he can’t bend anymore. Zuko adds in that they ought to show Ozai his baby pictures so that all the happy memories will make him good again. When Aang asks if he really thinks that will work, Zuko says no.


Prime candidate for the Evil Baby Orphanage.

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Aang paces back and forth while he explains that this goes against everything he learned from the monks. He can’t just go around wiping out people he doesn’t like, though Sokka points out that the universe will probably forgive him for keeping the world’s balance that way—Aang is the Avatar, after all.

Aang yells at Sokka that this isn’t a joke and how none of them understand the position he is in. Katara tries to say they do understand and they’re trying to help. Aang says that he’d love to hear their plans for how he can defeat the Fire Lord without taking his life. Then he marches off to brood on his own.

Katara tries to follow Aang, but Zuko stops her. Zuko says that Aang needs to have time to figure this out on his own.


The show continues to torment the Zutara shippers. I am amused.

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Aang meditates away from everyone else. Momo shows up, and Aang asks if the flying lemur knows what he should do. He isn’t surprised when Momo can’t help and goes back to meditating.

Later that night, after the candles have burned out, Aang sleeps. He is half-woken by mysterious chanting and sleepwalks out to the beach. Off shore, there is an island that has appeared out of nowhere. When Aang swims out to the island, Momo follows him.


…may I never ever sleepwalk in my life. *shudders*

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The next morning the rest of our heroes are getting ready to leave, but Toph points out that they haven’t seen Aang at all. They go in search of him, but there’s no sign of him in the house. Sokka spots Aang’s glider, and Zuko suggests that they go search for him on the beach.

Sokka finds Aang’s footprints leading straight for the water. Suki suggests that Aang went for a midnight swim and never came back, though Katara thinks it’s more likely he’s been captured. Sokka says he can’t have been captured as there’s no sign of a struggle, and Toph finally says Aang probably ran away again. Sokka shoots this theory down as well as Aang left behind both Appa and his glider.

When Toph asks what happened, Sokka claims that Aang has gone on a spirit world journey as he mysteriously disappeared the night before an important battle. Zuko points out that Aang should have left his body behind if that were the case. Katara says that Aang must still be on Ember Island and tells everyone to split up and look for him.

Toph immediately gloms right onto Zuko and declares that it is her turn for a life-changing field trip.


*dies of adorable*

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Sokka flies on Appa over the island to search for Aang while Suki and Katara head into the town. The girls hear a crowd shouting Aang’s name, and they rush over only to find the Ember Island Players at the center of the ruckus. In the meantime, Toph pours out her heart to Zuko about all the times she ran away and how her parents gave her everything she asked for except their love. Zuko sighs and points out that even though she had a rough childhood, they really ought to focus on finding Aang. Toph mutters that this is the worst field trip ever.

Sokka is the last one to return to the house, and Zuko confirms that none of the rest of them found Aang. Toph realizes that Momo is missing as well, and Sokka hysterically accuses Appa of eating Momo. Katara shoots that down and says that Momo is probably just with Aang, but Sokka doesn’t believe her.

Zuko orders Sokka to stop messing around—Aang is missing and the comet is only two days away. Katara asks what they should do, but Zuko doesn’t have an answer. After everyone stares at him for a few moments, Katara points out that Zuko is an expert at tracking Aang. Toph agrees that Zuko has the most experience in hunting the Avatar.

Our heroes head for the Earth Kingdom on Appa, and Sokka asks why as there’s no way Aang could be there. Zuko urges Sokka to trust him.


And that’s the sound of Sokka’s logic going straight out the window.

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Back at the Fire Nation capital, Ozai is taken to a ship on a palanquin. Azula follows behind him in a palanquin of her own and orders the people carrying it to go faster as she’s falling behind.

Ozai steps out of the palanquin and heads for the ship. Azula catches up with him and kneels respectfully at his feet. She complains about how difficult it is to find good palanquin bearers and asks if everything is ready for their departure.

However, Ozai reveals that the plans have changed. He is going to lead the fleet of airships to Ba Sing Se without her, and Azula will remain in the Fire Nation. Azula protests, but Ozai tells her that his decision is final.

Azula freaks out and tells her father he can’t treat her like Zuko. Ozai tells her to be quiet, and Azula points out that burning everything to the ground was her idea and that she deserves to be by his side. Ozai cuts her off and explains that he needs her to watch over the homeland—it’s a very important job he can only entrust to her. Azula clings to this explanation.

Ozai tells her that because of her loyalty he is going to declare her Fire Lord. Azula is astounded by this—and tries to cover that up by claiming it seems appropriate—and asks what that means for her father. Ozai explains that he will be reborn like the world will be reborn in fire. From this moment on, he will be the Phoenix King.


Someone’s got an ego.

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Our heroes enter a seedy Earth Kingdom tavern, and Katara asks why they’re here. Zuko points to June (who ends up getting into a fight with some drunks), and Sokka recognizes her as the bounty hunter with a giant mole. Suki is confused as June’s skin is flawless, but Sokka explains that June rides on a giant mole.

Zuko clarifies that June rides a shirshu—an animal that can track Aang’s scent anywhere in the world. She is their only hope at finding Aang. June stylishly finishes off her opponent without spilling her tea, and Toph declares that she likes this woman.

On the mysterious island, Momo licks Aang awake. Aang mutters about having a weird dream only to realize that it wasn’t a dream. He has no idea where he is.


Yeah, I have a headache, too.

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Commentary
If you’ve been paying attention at all during this rewatch, it should come as no surprise that I have some major issues with the finale, most of which can be pinned on the structural problems of season three as a whole. Let me assure you upfront that there are many things I like about the finale, and I’ll be pointing out those things when they happen.

However, I’ll warn you to brace yourself now—‘cuz “The Phoenix King” is filled with far more problems than it is good things.

My first major problem with this episode is the massive miscommunication with Zuko. There is no believable in-universe reason why this miscommunication should have happened. Absolutely no reason at all. The last time any post-invasion plans were discussed were in “The Western Air Temple” where Sokka brought up the possibility of going back to the old plan—having Aang master all four elements and defeat Ozai before the comet arrived. Aang shot that plan down as, at the time, he didn’t have a firebending teacher, and the plan wasn’t possible.

When they finally accept Zuko at the end of the episode, the only mentions we have of a plan are a vague “hey, mastering firebending means you’ve got a shot at defeating the Fire Lord.” That’s it. It’s great that our heroes were all on the same page about the necessity about taking down Ozai, but at no point does anyone mention the comet deadline. This means at some point—and off-screen, to boot—between “The Western Air Temple” and today’s episode, someone told Zuko that their back up plan was to defeat Ozai before the comet arrived, because there’s no other way he could have known that.

And that of course means at some point—off screen, again, and to the total surprise of the audience—the plan changed, and no one bothered to tell Zuko about it. What the heck, people? How could you have told Zuko the before-the-comet-arrives plan and then totally forgot to inform him about the wait-until-afterwards change? Was Zuko off taking a leak during your last war-related meeting or something?

*rolls about in rage*

This makes absolutely no sense, and it completely shattered my suspension of disbelief. To top it off, Zuko had his own massive communication fail in this episode. Why on earth didn’t he tell the rest of our heroes immediately about the plan to set the world on fire? That seems like a pretty crucial piece of intelligence from him, and that would have been yet another impressive olive branch to smooth his transition into the group. Instead, Zuko keeps his mouth shut even though—I cannot stress this enough—the fate of the Earth Kingdom hinges on this information.

Zuko, you ought to be so much smarter than this. You know what your father, your sister, and the generals are like. Did you really believe that if Aang could kill Ozai with only hours/minutes/seconds to spare before the comet’s arrival that—by some miracle—you could inform the airship fleet to pretty please not set the world on fire? A massive military campaign like that can’t just stop once it’s started because you asked it nicely. You don’t have fast communication like cell phones or radio or even telegraphs, and you should have been seriously antsy with only three days left until the comet’s arrival. Why aren’t you asking the rest of our heroes about their plan to track down/intercept Ozai? Again, you’d be the expert on the what/when/where of your father, and yet you’re seemingly content to sit back and teach Aang how to breathe fire until someone informs you that perhaps it’s time to do something about the war.

Basically, this is where I scream foul repeatedly. There is no plausible in-universe reason for this miscommunication. Rather, this miscommunication exists purely for the benefit of ramping up the drama for the audience. The show forced characters to hide key information from each other—without good reason—purely so that there could be a dramatic reveal and a ratcheting up of tension, as if the stakes weren’t high enough already. This is a cheat, and it is entirely made of failure. Try again.

The stupidity doesn’t stop there, either.

Ozai’s plan only works because no one in the entire world has any sense of scale. No, seriously. Ozai is trying to set the entire Earth Kingdom ablaze in the span of the few hours that Sozin’s Comet is going to be in the sky. You’re talking about razing the largest landmass on your planet to the ground.

In case you forgot, the largest landmass on the planet looks a bit something like this:

You’re telling me that not only have you built thousands of airships in the last six months (estimating from the time the Fire Nation got ahold of the mechanist’s plans in “The Northern Air Temple”), but you’ve also trained crews to run them (it’s much bigger and more complicated than a hot air balloon), and you’ve got every single firebender in your nation ready to exhaust themselves setting the world ablaze? Does anyone else see some flaws in this plan?

This is a crazy plan that shouldn’t even be taken seriously by our heroes. You guys explored that continent for an entire season—don’t you realize how huge the Earth Kingdom is? This should not be possible the way Ozai has conceived it. If the plan were to do the same thing only targeting significant population centers and/or areas of rebellion, then this plan would make sense as it would be a great way to demoralize and break the Earth Kingdom. But no, instead you guys are all going to quake in fear because…some crazy dude seriously thinks he’s going to set the entire continent ablaze with a few dozen airships?

DO YOUR MATH, PEOPLE. That said, I do acknowledge how massively sucky out-of-control fires are—we had a lot of wildfires this summer.

Then again, somehow our heroes are able to get from Ember Island in this episode all the way over to Ba Sing Se in less than two days because the plot demands that they do so. Perhaps the ATLA world has suddenly shrunk immensely and it’s entirely possible for Ozai to lay waste to the Earth Kingdom. But until someone can prove that this catastrophic, world-altering event actually happened, I’m calling this one an epic failure.

But wait! There’s more bungling to be had!

I’m actually going to shelve Aang’s moral dilemma for next episode as I think that’s the best time to address the issues I brought up in “The Southern Raiders.” Until then, just remember that I’m still pissed off at Aang’s hypocrisy.

In the meantime, let’s focus on the show trying to humanize Ozai. The attempt to remind our heroes (and the audience) that Ozai was once a pure, innocent child was admirable, but it was an abject failure. From a structural standpoint, Katara only found Ozai’s baby picture so that Aang could flip out and make sure that the audience understood Aang’s dilemma: the world would be better off with Ozai dead, but Aang is still reluctant to kill him.

This is a classic case of telling instead of showing, and it falls totally flat for me.

The reason why this scene feels hollow is that at no point whatsoever do we actually get to see Ozai being anything other than a power-hungry, manipulative, abusive, and downright evil scumbag. The closest we get is the rare assertion from Zuko that at one point his family was happy and maybe five seconds of a washed out flashback where Ozai (maybe?) has his hand on a young Zuko’s shoulder. And frankly, given how screwed up Zuko is when it comes to his terrible family life, I’m rather reluctant to trust his word that those happy times were actually happy. He would have been a very young kid, after all, and the odds are pretty good he wouldn’t have realized there were any problems at that age.

In other words, I don’t believe what the show is trying to tell me. Sure, theoretically, Ozai wasn’t born as a pox upon humanity, but I’ve never seen any evidence that there’s anything not-sucky left inside of him now. I don’t believe that Ozai is worthy of sympathy, and I resent the show’s lame attempt to make me feel bad for him. If they wanted to humanize Ozai, fine—but the show should have given us flashes of something admirable/redeemable/relatable inside of him in the first half of season three. There were plenty of opportunities to show Ozai interacting with Zuko beyond their highly uncomfortable reunion and the war meeting, but we weren’t shown anything. Instead we got a scenery-chewing psycho that wants to set the world on fire and then rule over the ashes.

(Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by the portrayal of Grand Prince Suyang in The Princess’s Man, but that is how you humanize a villain. For those of you not familiar with Korean history, Grand Prince Suyang killed a lot of people that were standing in between him and the throne, including his young nephew. Despite this bloodbath, he ended up becoming one of the Joseon Dynasty’s great kings. Throughout The Princess’s Man, even as Suyang is doing horrible things—blackmail, kidnapping, murdering, etc.—the drama takes great pains to show how much he loves his immediate family and how he wants to protect them. The interplay between him and his eldest daughter is particularly moving, as she comes to learn what a monster her father is—and still hopes that he can be diverted from his monstrous path.

Watch just the first five and a half minutes of that show and be amazed. It is one of my favorite prologues in any media, and someday I will write up an analysis of it.)

My disappointments with Ozai aside, the show at least succeeded in humanizing Azula. We’ll save my problems with her breakdown for next week when I get to “Into the Inferno” except to note that Azula goes from seemingly functional to a sobbing mess in just three days. Pacing issues strike again! Instead, I do want to point out that I really enjoyed Azula flipping out over being left behind.

While Azula’s introductory scene in “The Avatar State” deserves to be remembered for its sheer awesomeness re: threatening to throw the captain overboard, it is her second scene that is pivotal for starting to understand her. In that scene, Azula was training under Lo and Li’s direction. One of them commented on how Azula’s performance was almost perfect—save for a hair out of place—and Azula insisted that almost perfect was not good enough.

Ozai’s decision to leave Azula behind is a crushing blow for her. Most tellingly, Azula insists that Ozai can’t treat her like he treated Zuko, especially when the razing of the Earth Kingdom was her idea. Azula has forced herself into the mold of perfection, and the fact that Ozai is still seemingly willing to cast her aside despite everything is something she can’t handle. In fact, with Mai and Ty Lee’s betrayal at the Boiling Rock, Ozai is the only person in Azula’s life who hasn’t abandoned her. Ursa left because of Zuko, Zuko joined the enemy, Mai chose Zuko over Azula, and Ty Lee chose Mai over Azula.

No wonder Azula flipped out when Ozai told her that she would not be going with him. While it’s true that Ozai quickly followed this small betrayal with an apparent increase of trust—declaring her Fire Lord—I don’t think that it repaired the damage that came from those few moments of uncertainty. But we’ll cover that in detail next week.

  • It’s small and petty, but I’m a little sad that Aang can shoot flames from his mouth. I thought it was unique and awesome when Iroh did it, and now it’s just not the same.
  • Toph’s sand sculpture replica of Ba Sing Se is amazing. Love all the little details—especially the miniature Earth King and Basco. We don’t get to see Toph’s finesse as often as we do her brute force, so it was a fun scene.
  • Sokka continues to try and fail at the arts, and Suki’s reaction to her sculpture was all sorts of adorable.
  • Zuko, if you’d attacked Aang like this two episodes ago, Katara would have had your head. Just saying. Though I would have loved to see that scene.
  • Toph’s guess that Katara had a secret thing with Haru was entirely random, and I loved it.
  • I also loved that Toph was excited for a life-changing field trip with Zuko! Unfortunately, it amounted to a very disappointing nothing. I hope that Zuko took her on a proper field trip later to make it up to her. Maybe he could take her back to see her parents?
  • Sokka, what made you think it was a smart idea to fly Appa over Ember Island? Last time I checked, you guys were taking great precautions to hide Appa during flight while you were in Fire Nation territory—and you can’t do that. Luckily for our heroes, the residents of Ember Island are too busy having a good time to notice a flying bison overhead.
  • It was very cute that everyone turned to Zuko for his expert advice re: tracking down Aang. I was ridiculously pleased that Zuko remembered June and went to her for help.

That was a rough episode to get through. Never fear, for I will be far more positive on the next post. Come back on Wednesday for Book Three: Fire || Chapter Nineteen: Sozin’s Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters!

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