Posts Tagged ‘recap’

The Legend of Korra – Recapping Book 1

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2012
The main reason for my disappointment in The Legend of Korra‘s season 1 finale lies firmly in two events: the Mako/Korra romance and sudden Korra Airbending/Avatar State developments at the end. The mental gymnastics required to justify the latter especially made me feel like I was trying to win a Marvel No Prize, trying to […]

The Legend of Korra – “Skeletons in the Closet/Endgame” Episodes 11 & 12 Recap

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2012
I have to admit that after the 10-episode thrill ride that has been The Legend of Korra thus far, I was a little let down by the two-part season finale. The sound of plot hammers ring much more loudly than in the episodes before it, and there are far too many amazing coincidences, plot cheats, […]


The Legend of Korra – “Turning the Tides” Episode 10 Recap

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2012
The relief at Korra’s safe return to Air Temple Island is cut short when Korra’s tale of her kidnapping makes everyone concerned that the Equalists are about to make a major move. There is further stress between Mako and Asami, as Asami finally confronts Mako about his feelings for Korra and gets denial and avoidance […]

The Legend of Korra – “Out of the Past” Episode 9 Recap

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2012
Councilman Tarrlok imprisons Korra in a mountain cabin far away from Republic City or anyone who might help her. He then returns to Republic City and spins a story of an Equalist attack to explain the damage to the council hall and the missing Avatar. While he mobilizes his task force, former chief Lin Beifong […]


The Legend of Korra – “When Extremes Meet” Episode 8 Recap

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2012
Mako, Bolin, and Asami have finally moved to Air Temple Island, where Korra and Tenzin’s children escort them to their new quarters. A stray comment by Ikki reveals Korra’s feelings for Mako to Asami, leading to a brief but extremely awkward moment between the two women. Luckily, Tenzin arrives to whisk Korra away to the […]

The Legend of Korra – “The Aftermath” Episode 7 Recap

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2012
The Pro-Bending Arena is being shut down in the wake of the attack on the Pro-Bending finals, pushing Mako and Bolin out of their home. Korra arrives to tell them that they can move to Air Temple Island, but the brothers have already been invited to stay at the palatial Sato estate by Asami. Chief […]


The Legend of Korra – “And the Winner Is…” Episode 6 Recap

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2012
When Amon threatens to disrupt the Pro-Bending Championships, Korra and the Fire Ferrets burst into the Republic City Council chambers to find that the council is ready to shut down the event in the name of public safety. They gain an unexpected ally in Lin Beifong, the chief of police, who offers her metalbending police […]

The Legend of Korra – “The Spirit of Competition” Episode 5 Recap

by Ed Liuon May 7, 2012
On the eve of the Pro-Bending playoffs, love is in the air as Mako has eyes for Asami, Korra has eyes for Mako, and Bolin has eyes for Korra. After being rebuffed by Mako, Korra goes out with Bolin for a fun (and innocent) evening in Republic City. This draws an strong reaction from Mako, […]


The Legend of Korra – “The Voice in the Night” Episode 4 Recap

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2012
Episode 1 of The Legend of Korra established the ground rules for the new series, episode 2 established the Tenzin/Korra relationship and the pro-bending subplot, and episode 3 established the Equalists as the antagonists. Episode 4, “The Voice in the Night,” looks like it’s establishing more background characters and deepening the Equalist plot, but I […]

The Legend of Korra – “The Revelation” Episode 3 Recap

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2012
An early morning training session with Mako and Bolin teaches Korra about the hardships of the brothers’ lives, and presents the Fire Ferrets with a new problem: a 30,000 yuan entry fee for the pro-bending playoffs. Bolin’s attempt to earn the money legitimately ends prematurely when he encounters an old acquaintance from the Triple Threat […]