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It's been an incredibly riveting, and
exciting, three months. Week after week, fans followed Korra's fast-paced and
emotionally-wrought tale of struggle. For nearly the entire way through,
questions were brought up, but hardly ever answered, and it lead to more
intrigue. With the season one finale of The
Legend of Korra, our questions had been answered and wrapped into a package
that ultimately defines one of the most satisfying conclusions to a season that
I have ever witnessed.
Part One of the season finale was "Skeletons
in the Closet". After days upon days of
guessing and wonder, viewers were finally treated to a full background story to
the Equalist leader, Amon.
With the cliffhanger of last week's
installment, we had seen Amon fully take over the entirety of Republic City.
Team Avatar had been forced to back off and wait for Firelord Zuko's grandson,
General Iroh, to hurry to the scene with a reinforcement fleet. Fast-forward,
and we learn that the zany hobo from the series' first-episode was in reality a
leader of an underground refuge.
Anyways, the reinforcement strike from
Iroh went to kaput when they were forced to face off with Sato's newest
inventions, airplanes. It was cool to
see Iroh command his fleet, and firebend at alongside them, and he's interwoven
into the fates of the entire team when Korra saves his life.
We learn that the General has military
connections with one of Tenzin's brothers, and one of Aang's sons, General
Boomi. Yes, he's named after the great earth-bender, King Boomi, and he is
shown to act very similarly (which will inevitably lead to some great laughs
later down the road). Boomi is given word through Morse code to come with yet
another back-up fleet. Meanwhile, Asami, Bolin, and Iroh left to find Sato's
hidden airfield and strike at the heart - But Korra felt that her duty was to confront
Amon head-first, and Mako tags along with her.
On a side note, it's hard to tell if
Mako is even still in a relationship with Asami or not. Considering the faulty
ground that they've already been resting on due to the high tension of her
realization of his feelings for Korra over the past few episodes. Oh well, I
suppose that it was the effort of the creator's to move along the whole
relationship between Mako and Korra, instead (Which I'm totally all for).
The height of the episode was upon the
duo's infiltration of the Air Temple, which was taken control over by Amon.
Inside the temple, it is revealed that Tarrlok had been held captive. Furthermore,
he confesses that Amon was his brother,
which meant that he was a waterbender, and more importantly, a bloodbender.
Holy crap, guys.
This holds up with everything that we've
come to speculate about Amon, which is good. It explains how he overcame
Tarrlok's bloodbending in the previous episode, and ties his relation in the
story without feeling completely shoe-horned in. Him and Tarrlok being the son
of Yakone makes sense. No, it's not the cabbage guy's lost son.
How Amon manages to take away people's
bending, I am still unsure of. We know that there is an advanced form of
bending for nearly all of the elements; Earth advances to metal, fire advances
to lightning, and water advances to blood. Perhaps there is an advanced form of
bloodbending as well, that allows for him to replicate the form of
energybending that the Avatar is capable
However way it's explained, the knowledge
of Amon's history as a bender is enough information for Korra and Mako to try
and undermine his leadership by exposing him at another public speaking later
*Page 2 covers Part Two of the epic finale*