This episode was just meh. It was a lot of build up in regards to Korra. She FINALLY goes to Tenzin for help, and they basically spend the whole episode trying to get into the spirit world. Predictably, Tenzin can’t get into the spirit world, and it’s in fact his daughter who needs to be Korra’s guide. (Also, totally got to that scene in the opening where Korra bends evil spirits into good) Though I will say, I did appreciate that Korra admits she was wrong and asks for help. That’s a step forward for her.
We also see at the end that Unalaq is totally working with the dark spirit (no duh) and that he’s not having any luck opening the other spirit portal. Oh, and in true villain fashion, he doesn’t care at all when his kids get hurt; he just wants what he wants.
Also, Mako, like an idiot, totally goes to his friends Asami and Bolin and tells them his suspicions about Varrick while they are all standing in Varrick’s studio. What the hell? How could Mako think that Varrick wouldn’t have people listening and watching everything that everyone does?! I mean, really.
I was actually a little surprised that Asami didn’t see that Varrick basically owns her company now, and isn’t her partner. I thought she was smarter than that. I mean, it makes sense why Bolin doesn’t want to listen to Mako’s suspicions. Bolin has always been second fiddle to Mako, and now he’s finally getting to be a star. So, of course, he’s not going to want to think ill of Varrick, the guy who made him a star. But Asami? Really?
Predictably, Varrick brings in Mako and threatens the safety of Asami and Bolin. He basically says that if Mako doesn’t join his “security force,” then who knows what could happen to Asami and Bolin. Mako, again being a bit of an idiot, doesn’t quite get the implications of what Varrick is saying, says no, and storms out.
Varrick promptly sets up Mako to take the fall for stealing Asami’s goods – and Asami is in doubt about Mako’s innocence! What the hell? Haven’t they known each other for a long time? Is Varrick slipping everyone drugs? And why does Chief Bei Fong believe these horrible things about Mako? Also, it’s totally obvious that those two cops are actually the dirty ones. God, be more obvious.
So yeah, all-in-all, the episode was pretty meh for me – just a little annoying and kind of dumbed-down. I hope the next one is more action-packed and less dumb.
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