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Ryu's back and he's got a job!
If he's a tour guide, one wonders how long it's going to take this dude to get his tattoos. Come on, Ryu, show some initiative!
I'm gonna poke it with a stick!
The Avatar equivalent of, "Hold my beer."
Playing with Naga
I love the little moments with Naga and Korra. It's a nice nod to the pet lovers every time!
Jinora: I sense a disturbance in the force
Let's all just admit we thought the same thing in this scene, especially considering the new
Star Wars trailer came out!
Kuvira's cut down
The Spirit vines are going crazy in Republic City because they're being attacked in the Swamp. Way to take out your emotions on other people, you jerk vines.
Meeting of the World Leaders
Oh, except the water tribe. Screw those guys.
Wu was invited but not Korra
Kinda with Korra on this one. Wu's got a lot of proving himself to do and ya'll snub Korra? I mean she could have represented the water tribe but Noooooo.
Oh, look at Korra's smile! She hasn't grinned like that in a bit! Can we also talk about how two of Kuvira's uniformed ex-agents bust into the governing chamber full of world leaders with no issue? For real, Raiko get your secret service shit together.
Kuvira's got a giant super secret weapon!
"I guess we should have started with that."
The Fire Nation's made a lot of progress
It was so nice to hear Fire Lord
Honora Izumi talk for once. I was so scared she would just sit there.
The Bei Fong's scheme
It looks like Lin and Opal are sticking to the
Ohana code. Aunt and niece about to kick butt on Kuvira's army? I am so behind this.
Ya'll know I'm a sucker for the group hugs.
Jinora's caught. Again.
Let's see current tally is: Equalists, Una-vaatu, Red Lotus, Bison Hunters, and now Vines. Jinora you're so capable! Can we go one season without this happening to you?
"What are they?"
Pod people, Mako. Pod people.
Calming the Vine
While season two was admittedly a bit of a wreck, one of the things I enjoyed from it was the spirit bending. I was glad to see it return.
This is from the scene with Zaheer blocking Korra's way into the spirit world, which was cool. But you guys, that hair. HER HAIR IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Someone gif that scene and make it into a fake L'oreal ad.
No faith in the Avatar
To be honest, I get why people are worried about Korra but I'm so glad they're addressing this. I hated that Korra had to convince people she could do things in this episode, especially after previous seasons.
Bolin gets called out
It's interesting to me that Mako finally gets called out after 3 seasons with the clip-show-fiasco but Bolin is immediately hung out to dry. Perhaps our writers learned something. I'm glad Opal isn't letting him get away scot free, but I kind of feel bad for Bolin...just a little.
"A man has the right to blow up his own property!"
WITH PEOPLE AROUND IT? Come on Varrick!
"Don't even think about double crossing me again."
The best and the brightest Republic City can offer. Varrick has no clue who he's messing with now. Asami isn't gonna be Zhu Li'd with anymore.
And he kinda looks like Iroh from his prison days.
"I'm not scared of you anymore!"
Yeah! That's right Korra! You tell him!
I'll admit I *may* have nearly jumped out of my skin at this part. Just a little.
Thanks for ruining my life you jerk!
I love the amount of sass Korra can dish out even when she's angry/afraid.
"Let me guide you to the Spirit World."
I had a hard time believing that this was not a trap, but I was so glad it wasn't. If Zaheer had been able to kidnap and raise Korra from an early age, I think Korra would have flourished under his mentorship. It's kind of scary to think about really...
Inside the Spirit World
She looked so at peace and serene here.
Korra, can you please just get those markings tattooed on your back? Please?
Free the captured
This was an incredibly fast transition, but it worked. The artwork in composition, lighting and mood was beautifully rendered!
Okay, so Airbender hugs always have to have a twirl or spin in them from now on! So cute!
Bolin can't stop - won't stop loving Opal
The thing I adore about Bolin is that he's so sincere. He knows he's messed up and he's trying to own it. I know Bolin is naive when it comes to a lot of stuff, but if there's anything he's not naive about it's how he feels for the people he loves.
What's wrong with this picture?
Ya'll might need a new air bison I'm just saying.
Bolin joins the Bei Fong family rescue party
"Okay I'll come, but for real, can you please get a new bison?"
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In comparison to last weeks clip-show-fiasco, “Beyond the Wilds” forward momentum was seriously satisfying. The episode did feel a bit rushed, but considering
Nick pulled the rug out from under Bryke and the Avatar production team, one can’t give them flack for that. I have a feeling they had to smash two episodes into one which made “Beyond the Wilds” suffer just a bit on pacing.
If anything, there was a bit of frustration that Old Lady Toph still hasn’t shown up. My best guess is that they’re saving that smack down for later. That or Toph’s already on her way to break SuYin and company from Kuvira’s grasp. Perhaps she’s already done it and left a giant crater in her wake! One can dream right?
Tell us your thoughts and theories on “Beyond the Wilds” in the comments!
By day, Carrie is the co-creator, artist, and production coordinator for the webcomic Kamikaze . By night she’s a writer, budding comic nerd, and passionate feminist. Feel free to follow her on Twitter.
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