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Reflections on Book Three: Fire

Season three is a heady combination of long-awaited character development, moral quandaries, power-ups, globe-trotting, and wacky, time-wasting nonsense. When it has its act together, this season has some of the best drama, animation, storytelling, and humor I’ve seen in an American cartoon. But when it’s off, it completely falls apart. Season three didn’t have as …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Twenty-One: Sozin’s Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang

It’s the last chapter for the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.21 features a breakdown, a game-breaking power mode, tears, and a lot of happy endings. There are even two makeout sessions! Please note that while the summary will remain spoiler free (aside for everything up to and including the current episode, of course), …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Twenty: Sozin’s Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno

Things start going very poorly for our heroes in today’s Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.20 involves suicidal plans, ill-advised one-on-one battles, a psychological breakdown, lightning, and lots and lots of fire. Please note that while the summary will remain spoiler free (aside for everything up to and including the current episode, of course), …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Nineteen: Sozin’s Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters

There are a lot of old folks wandering about in the fifty-ninth installment of the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.19 has Aang seek advice, Zuko seek forgiveness, and our heroes seek a plan of action. Also, there’s a lion turtle involved in here somewhere and I rant a lot. Please note that while …

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

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 …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Seventeen: The Ember Island Players

Welcome to the fifty-seventh installment of the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.17 breaks the fourth wall all over the place, provides us with a heartwarming moment between Zuko and Toph, and reminds everyone exactly how high the stakes are for the finale. Please note that while the summary will remain spoiler free (aside …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Sixteen: The Southern Raiders

It’s Katara’s turn for a fieldtrip on the fifty-sixth installment of the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.16 finally explains how Kya died, allows Katara to pursue revenge, and leaves Aang with an uncomfortable question. Please note that while the summary will remain spoiler free (aside for everything up to and including the current …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Fifteen: The Boiling Rock, Part 2

It’s time to bust out of prison on the fifty-fifth installment of the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.15 gives us a father-son reunion, lets Suki show off how awesome she is, makes Mai one of my favorite characters in the entire series, and sets in motion some serious problems for Azula. Please note …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Fourteen: The Boiling Rock, Part 1

Welcome to the fifty-fourth installment of the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.14 features Sokka’s life-changing field trip with Zuko, reveals the fate of a missing character, and sets up a lot of awesome scenes for next time. Please note that while the summary will remain spoiler free (aside for everything up to and …

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Book Three: Fire || Chapter Thirteen: The Firebending Masters

Welcome to the fifty-third installment of the Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch! Episode 3.13 is the first of our life-changing field trips, gives Zuko and Aang some bonding time, and proves that firebending is more than just melting people’s faces off. Please note that while the summary will remain spoiler free (aside for everything up …

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