YOU GUYS. One of my favorite shows of all time is back for a hot new season and the lovely Amy and I are recapping the episodes! Weeeeee!
If you haven't watched The Legend of Korra, you need to do that immediately. GO NOW TO THE INTERNET AND FIND IT.
If you need to catch up on the episode recaps of this season, please peep these two guys.
So now that you're all caught up on the what's what, let's recap the latest chapters, shall we? Okay!
We return to metal bender island aka Xaofu where Korra is still kinda training Opal, but mostly the drama between Lin and her sister Su is at maximum levels. I mean, Lin is kind of crotchety, and we kind of love that about her, but girl has some serious momma issues to deal with. Lucky for us, she finally airs it out in this episode! We find out through some metal bending acupuncture (which might be the coolest thing of all time) that Su and Lin were kinda of the opposites of each other - Lin was the dutiful daughter who tried to be everything her mom (Toph!) wanted her to be, while Su rebelled and was basically throwing all her cares in the air. Anyway, it all comes to a head when Su reminds us all - AGAIN - that Lin is a loner and it's no wonder that Tenzin broke it off with her. BURNNNNNN. Commence intense earth bending and sibling rivalry!
|Toph flashback! (she is disappoint) Source: Cap-that.com|
|DO NOT BE SAD, BOLIN. Source: Cap-that.com|
Also, the 4 big baddies are still on the search for Korra and somehow Zahir knows that she's hiding out at metal bender village so that's not going to go well. Not well at all, I'm afraid.
|see you in my nightmares, bro. source: Cap-that.com|
Since we were blessed with another double episode this week (wooooo!), that means a double recap. Holla! Let's do the damn thing.
We check in on Tenzin and the airbenders at the Northern Air Temple. Things are going not so great as they aren't quite as interested in the detailed history and discipline it takes to become an airbender. It kind of reminds of being a camp counselor, actually. All the questions about when will they eat, where's so and so, what are they doing next, why are we doing this (repeat for infinity). Tenzin struggles trying to teach this crop, and Korra has a great idea to incorporate the natural leader in his brother Bumi. It also doesn't go well because Tenzin cranks it up to 11 and drives everybody nuts.com.
|slow your roll, dude. source: cap-that.com|
|TOO PRECIOUS FOR THIS WORLD. Source: Cap-that.com|
I love that we learn more about Tenzin and Bumi's relationship and how Bumi never really felt like a part of the family until now. This show does an amazing job branching the original The Last Airbender series to this series, while maintaining the integrity of both shows. The family dynamics run thick and the relationships are layered and complex and just SO GOOD.
|Bros being bros. <3 source: cap-that.com|
And just for fun. MORE AIR BISON BEBES.