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Avatar: The Last Air Bender Book 2 Earth

Before I watch the next Season here are a few things I hope will happen. More excitement and more episodes revolving around his goal. I hope Katara and Aang can begin at least to appreciate each other more maybe fall in love a little bit. I hope that they involve prince Zuko and he’s not chasing after them the whole entire time. I just hope Sokka stays the way he is hilarious and I hope Aang can grow up a little. Yes he’s 12 but he also has to save the world. Oh and I hope Sokka and Katara can be a little bit nicer to Aang they seem kind of bitchy sometimes to him he’s a little boy for crying out loud.

Season 2 Book 2 Earth

Episode 1: “The Avatar State” -Katara Sokka and Aang make it to the Earth kingdoms military base to get an escort to Omashu. The general thinks Aang is powerful enough now when he’s in his Avatar state. Aang can’t control his Avatar state and is apprehensive to it on with out controlling it. The General guilt’s Aang into trying to bring it about. Katara is concerned about Aang and tells him at the Air Temple when he saw the skeletons of his old friends and turned into the Avatar state. She saw him get so upset that he wasn’t himself. She wants him to understand that the people who love him and watch him be in that much rage and pain is really scary. he’s glad that he told her but he has no choice. Katara tells him she will not watch him do it. That night Aang has a dream and it changes his mind about the Avatar state. The General still tries to make him change and uses Katara to bring it on. Aang gets really angry when he sees Katara in danger he turns into the Avatar state and destroys the training courtyard. All of a sudden he goes into Satori and Avatar Roku explains that the Avatar state is a defense mechanism designed to empower him with the skills and knowledge of all the pervious Avatars. The glowing is the combination of all his past lives focusing their energy to his body, he is the most powerful in his Avatar state but also the most vulnerable. If he dies in Avatar state the Avatar cycle will be broken and Avatars will cease to exist. Aang turns back to normal and leaves the military base. Meanwhile Zuko’s sister Azula has come to take him home she says their father needs him and regrets his decision. Iroh thinks there’s something up with the sudden change of heart but Zuko is just to happy to realize. The next day they go to bored the ship to take them home but Azula is actually there to take them home as prisoners.  Zuko is now being hunted by the Fire Nation. Zuko and his uncle decided to part ways with the Fire nation.

Episode 2: “The Cave of Two Lovers” -While Aang and Katara are practicing Water Bending a group of carefree traveling bards or in my words they meet these weed loving hippies who inform them about a secret short cut tunnel called “The Cave of Two Lovers” that will lead them straight to Omashu. The Tunnels have a curse  the old song involving the caves says whoever believes in love can get through the caves alive. With the fire nation just behind them, Aang sneaks a quick glance at Katara and says they should go through. In the cave there’s a cave in and Aang, Katara and Appa get separated from the rest. They find a tomb in the middle of the tunnel where the learn the story of the two lovers who created the tunnels. “Love is brightest in the dark” with a picture of the two lovers kissing. Katara comes up with a crazy idea that if love is the way out maybe if they kiss they could find the way. Aang is a little shocked by her sudden idea. Katara knows its crazy and gives up. Aang repeats it again “us kissing?!” Katara starts laughing saying “could you imagine”. Aang tells her that he defiantly wouldn’t want to kiss her. Katara gets kind of ticked and to make the situation better ..or worse Aang tells her that he’d rather kiss her then die ….as a compliment. lol. Katara walks away. And Aang wonders what’s wrong with him. The light goes out and Aang and Katara are about to see if the kiss works, but the cave roof fills with light it points to the way out. Aang tries to tell her something but Katara goes running out towards the exit. Sokka and the weed loving hippies get out using some badgers and they all end up outside of Omashu. Omashu has been taken over by the fire nation. Zuko and Iroh get help from an earth family. Zuko understand that he’s not the only one that has suffered but they take their horse in the end.

Episode 3: “Return to Omashu “ -The fire nation has taken over Omashu so they gang discreetly gets into the city using the Sewage system but they cannot find Bumi. The gang get everyone of the earth benders out of the city but Aang search the city for Bumi.  The new fire Governors baby boy gets caught up with the exit of earth benders. Aang decides to trade the baby in for Bumi. The day of the trade Azula Mai and Ty Lee show up to capture Aang. Aang is able to get Bumi, but he does not want to be saved he’s waiting of an opportune time- an opportune time to use his earth bending skills in the city. He tells Aang to find the Earth Bending Master, but Aang has no idea who it could be.

Episode 4: “The Swamp” -When the gang is flying over a swamp Aang hears the swamp calling to him. A tornado comes and Sokka Aang Appa and Katara get separated from each other. While separated they see visions of things the desire. (Kind of reminds me of Star Wars when Luke is training with Yoda in the swap on Dagobah and see Darth Vader. Lol.) Sokka see Princess Yue, Katara sees her mother and Aang sees a little girl with a flying bird dog and he follows her. The girl leads him straight to Katara and Sokka they realize that they were all led to the middle of the swamp where a huge monster comes out and a man is controlling it. The man explains about the swamp and their vision. Aang vision is someone he will meet eventually.

Episode 5: “Avatar Day” -The gang goes to a Avatar festival, but its a festival to destroy the Avatar. In Aang’s past life as Avatar Kyoshi he murdered their leader Chin the Great. Katara and Sokka have to solve the mystery and clear his name. During trail Avatar Kyoshi takes over Aang and confesses indirectly to the death of Chin the Great, he was a war lord bend on conquering her people. The fire nation comes and in the end Aang saves the villagers from the Fire nation and all is forgotten. Zuko turns into the Blue Spirit and steals supplies for his uncle and himself but his uncle does not approve of his ways and  Zuko feels like he has to find his own path and they go their separate ways.

Toph

Episode 6: “The Blind Bandit” -They Gang try and find the Earth bender master at a Earth bending tournament (basically our equivalent to pro-wrestling, its pretty funny). Here they see a little girl the un-defeated “Blind Bandit” Aang recognizes this girl from his vision. She’s a powerful Earth bender and takes out her opponent with 2 strikes. Aang knows who he needs to get to teach him, but when Aang asks for help she declines. Her parents are very over protective and very rich. Aang doesn’t give up and later Aang and Toph (the earth bender) get captured by the owner of the Earth bending Tournament, Xin Fu. Sokka and Katara go help them out and Toph defeats them all. Toph decides to go with them against her fathers will and now the Xin Fu and his guys are after them. Toph is a valuable asset to the team she uses the vibrations in the ground for her eyes site.

Zuko and his Mother Ursa

Episode 7: “Zuko Alone” -This episode goes into detail about Zuko’s past involving his mother Ursa and sister Azula. His sister and father were always evil and his mother has a kind heart. Iroh was always suppose to inherit the the throne but when his son Lu Ten dies and Iroh looses the battle and Ba Sing Se the the role of crown prince goes to Zuko’s father Ozai. The day Ursa disappears is the day Fire Lord Azulon died leading Ozai to take the throne. We find out the Zuko isn’t just a bad guy himself and fights for a kind family who has taken him in but when they find out he’s an outcast from the fire nation they are quick to get rid of him even after he helps.

Azula

Episode 8: “The Chase” -Katara is at first so happy there’s another girl on their journey, but Toph is just or more crude as the boys are and they kind of get off on the wrong foot. Toph isn’t pulling her weight in the camp and Katara wont put up with it. At night Toph feels vibrations in the ground a machine powered by Azula, Mai and Ty Lee are following them. They realize Appa is shedding and that’s how the machine is following them. Toph says a little to much, Katara and Aang get mad at Toph’s selfishness and she leaves the group. Aang takes some fir and makes a trail far away from he rest while the others are looking for Toph. Azula following Aang. Ty Lee and Mai follow Katara an Sokka. Toph runs into Iroh and they become friends Iroh is following Zuko to make sure he’s ok. Azula catches up to Aang and are about to fight when Zuko pops out. Azula is strong and almost gets Aang when Katara comes and saves him. Soon Aang Zuko Katara Sokka Iroh and Toph are all fighting Azula. She hits Iroh and injures him. They use their power against her and  there’s a big blast of energy, Azula has disappeared. Katara wants to help Iroh but Zuko tells her to leave.

Episode 9: “Bitter Work” -Toph starts teaching Aang how to earth bend. Its very hard for Aang to pick it up Earth bending is the opposite of air. Toph is extremely hard on Aang, her methods of training are very disheartening. Katara jumps in and tells Aang to take a break and practice water bending with her for a bit. Aang is frustrated that he can’t pick up the Earth bending. Katara listens and gives him to much needed pep talk. Sokka gets wedged in the group and Aang must save him Toph sees that Aang has the courage to become and Earth Bender. he’s able to use Earth Bending more fluidly and he can’t wait to show Katara when he gets back When Iroh wakes up and they decide to take down Azula and Zuko goes into to training.  Iroh teaches Zuko a new move that he made up it involves redirect Azula’s lightening through his own body.  Zuko is a little crazy probably driven by his mad father. ok.

Episode 10: “The Library” -While on a short break the gang meets a professor that tells them of a spirit library in the middle of the desert that holds vast amounts of knowledge. They go their in hopes of finding a weakness to use against the Fire Nation. Almost all the fire nation section is destroyed, but Sokka finds a piece of paper with the writing “the darkest day in Fire nations history” with a date on it. They discover on that day their was a solar eclipse, something bad happened to the nation and they lost their power during the solar eclipse. Wan Shi Tong, the spirit who owns the library sinks it when he finds out what they are using his library for and the Gang barely escape. Outside the library Toph is trying to keep the library a float while Sand benders take Appa. They gang is now trapped in the middle of the dessert with out any supplies

Episode 11: “The Desert” -Aang is so upset at everyone for loosing Appa and he goes off by himself to find him. The others decide to head in the direction to

Sooka hitting the cactus juice

Katara reaching out for Aang

BaSing Se to tell the king about what they have learned. They are running out of water so Sokka finds a cactus drinks it, this makes him a bit loopy. Aang can’t find Appa returns to the others. Aang Toph are extremely disheartened and have given up hope while Sokka and Momo are high on cactus juice. Katara is the only one with a little hope left and urges them all to keep going. When they run out of water Katara asks Aang to fill her flask with what ever water is in a cloud over head. He comes back with barley anything. Aang gets angry at Katara and asks what she’s been doing. Katara tells him she’s been trying to keep everyone together. They find a sand boat and Aang bends a breeze and they float out of the desert. The compass on the boat leads them to a huge rock where they meet the Sand People. Toph recognizes one of the voices its the voice that stole Appa. Aang gets angry and turns into the Avatar form. He goes out of control and creates a huge sand storm. Toph and Sokka run out of the way but Katara stays next to him, he starts elevating into the air. Katara gently grabs him and hugs him he returns to his normal self. Meanwhile Zuko and his uncle escape Xin Fu (who is after them as well) and Iroh gets help from his secret society and they are making their way to Ba Sing Se.

Episode 12: “The Serpent’s Pass” – After leaving the desert they accidently meet up with Suki the girl that Sokka trained with in Kyoshi. The Gang Suki and some earth bending refugees make their way through a very treacherous pass called the Serpents pass. Aang starts acting strange and Katara notices he not talking about Appa anymore. Aang doesn’t think about Appa because of what he did the desert. Katara understands but tells him its unhealthy to just stop caring even if it hurts she doesn’t want him to stop caring. She tries to hug him but he thanks her bows and walks away. Suki likes Sokka but Sokka can’t forget Princess Yue. Katara and Aang have to fight a huge Sea Serpent to get to Ba Sing Se and after they defeat it the woman refugees\ they were traveling with goes into labor. Katara is able to deliver the baby. Katara urges Aang to come look at the happy family. When he sees the family Aang begins to cry. He tells Katara that he thought he was being strong by not caring but he was just running away from his feelings. Seeing their happy loving family reminds him of how he feels about Appa how he feels about Katara. Then they hug CUTE. When they reach the out wall of Ba Sing Se Aang goes off to look for Appa and the others go to warn the King about the solar eclipse. Suki leaves and she apologizes for coming onto Sokka the night before but Sokka kisses her and der ya. Aang flies high and sees a huge drill from the fire nation coming to ram

Sokka and Suki

the wall of Ba Sing Se. Meanwhile Zuko meets Jet and the freedom fighters on a boat to Ba Sing Se. Jet has turned over a new leaf wants to recruit Zuko into his freedom fighters.

Episode 13: “The Drill”-The huge drill with Azula Ty Lee and Mai inside is headed for Ba Sing Se. Aang returns to his friends to show them what is happening. They go to the Earth King’s General and he commissions them to stop the drill before it hits the city wall. They defeat it by destroying it from the inside out. Jet wants to invites Zuko into the clan but Zuko declines and Jet suspects that they are fire benders thanks to his uncle for warming up his tea.

Episode 14: “City of Walls and Secrets” -The Gang make it into the city but when they ask to see the king they are constantly redirected. Something or someone does not want them getting to the king. The town itself acts strange no one seems to talk about the war that’s been going on or any problems going on outside the walls. There tour guide who hardly ever leaves their side takes to there new home and she tells them they wont be able to see the king until the paper work is done which could take several weeks. Since they can’t do anything about the king they go to look for Appa, but no one will give him any information. Something very fishy is going on with the town. The Earth kings is having a party so Toph teaches Katara (who is the only half decent mannered one) to be a well brought up lady  they get dressed up to the 9 and when Aang sees Katara he’s in absolute Awww. little Aangy. Aang and Sokka et in pretending to be bus boys and the all infiltrate the party. They are captured by Long Feng the loyal chancellor who tells them not to make a disturbance in the city. Zuko and Iroh start living in the city too and making a living making tea and Jet spies on them.  Jet tries to fight Zuko but gets arrested no one believes that Zuko is  a fire bender like Jet said. They brainwash Jet and he doesn’t remember a thing.

Episode 15: “The Tales of Ba Sing Se” -This episode examines what each characters day is like in the city of Ba Sing Se.

Katara and Toph: go out for a girls day out and they go to a spa and Toph opens up to her about some personal issues, and when girls are making fun of Toph Katara stand up for her and tells her she’s beautiful.

Iroh: Who helps random people in the city but the one person he wants to help the most is his dead son and he celebrates his death anniversary.(Iroh’s mini-episode was dedicated to his voice actor Mako, who had just died. )

Aang: lets out some animals in a zoo and makes them a new home outside the city.

Sokka: has a poetry contest with some girls in a poetry reading school but messes up and gets kicked out.

Zuko: has a female admirer and they go on a date and he has to make up all these lies so she doesn’t find out he’s the fire bender. In the end they kiss.

Momo: keeps thinking he sees Appa everywhere and he goes on this crazy adventure where he finds the foot print of Appa.

Episode 16: “Appa’s Lost Days” -This is the Appa’s story of what happens to him. After getting taken at the library he gets sold to a fire nations circus. He escapes and flees from a farmer and  a porcupine boar and even going back to the desert to find Aang. Appa has a dream of when Aang picked Appa to be his pet when he was just a baby bison. and when Aang is sleeping he remembers it as well. Appa goes to the woods and Suki finds him and treats his wounds Appa ends up going to the eastern air temple where a old man is there who is meant to meet the Avatar. The man sends a message with Appa to Aang and Appa makes his way back to Aang but when he lands he gets captured.

Episode 17: “Lake Laogai”-The gang puts up pictures of Appa around the town. Zuko sees the notice. They get in trouble for putting up flyers and Aang flips out they decided they are not going to follow the rules anymore. Katara sees Jet, he says he can help but she doesn’t trust him. The others want to believe him they have nothing else to go on. But Jet is brainwashed and believes himself that he knows where they took Appa – Far away on an island in the south Pole. The others find out its a trap and that Jet is brainwashed. Appa might actually still be in the city. Katara uses her healing ability to get Jets memory back. He remembers going to a lake called Lake Laogai. There’s an underwater brainwashing station when they go into look for Appa they are confronted and battle with Long Feng. Jet get injured and presumably dies while helping Aang. While the rest look for Appa’s chamber but he isn’t there. Zuko has actually gets to Appa first but his uncle comes and talks him out of it and Zuko makes the decision to let Appa go free. The gang finds Appa outside and Katara is upset about Jet.

Episode 18: “The Earth King” -Now that they have Appa they decided they shouldn’t waste any more time and they need to meet the King. They meet the King they have to try and prove that there is a huge war going on and he was miss lead by Long Feng. They convince the King after they show him the drill and Long Feng is put into prison. They tell the king about the fire kingdoms weakness during the eclipse and they should attack then. Aang finally gets the letter from the Guru, Katara and Sokka get a battle note from their father and Toph gets a letter from her mother. Katara thinks at this point they should all go their separate ways. Sokka goes with is father to ready the troops. Katara stays with the earth kingdom Toph goes to see her mother and Aang goes to see the guru. While Katara is saying good by to Appa, Aang tries to tell Katara how he feels about her but Sokka interrupts. But before he leaves she gives him a big hug and kisses him on the cheek. cute. Azula Ty Lee, and Mai disguise themselves and Suki and the Kyoshi warriors and get into the city even into the kings palace with out anyone suspecting them. Meanwhile when Zuko goes home he feel sick he’s going through a moral change or something like that and it makes him weak. He has strange dreams where he thinks he’s the Avatar.

Episode 19: “The Guru” -When Zuko awakes from his fever he is a new person he’s optimistic which he hasn’t been this whole entire time. Toph is set up and gets taken by the owner of the Pro wrestling. Sokka gets dropped off with his fathers camp and Aang tells him he’s ready to master the Avatar state and he will be back for Sokka in a week. The king is stupid and tells the three dressed up Kyoshi warriors of the Earth benders plans to strike the Fire nation on the eclipse. The three fire benders want to take out the city from the inside out by using the Long Feng.

The Guru Pathik tells Aang he has to find balance in himself before he can find the balance on the earth.  The Guru explains there a 7 spiraling energy pools in his body if one pool is blocked the others can’t open and he will never be able to master the Avatar state. To open up his chakras Aang starts examining each pool in order to let the energy flow properly.

1st pool of energy is Earth which is his survival this is  blocked by fear. His fear- is Zuko to get past this he has to surrender those fears.

2nd is water chakra which is his pleasure and it is blocked by guilt. He blames himself for running away 100 years ago and hurting people in his Avatar state he has to except what has happened and forgive himself.

3rd is the fire chakra controls his willpower and it is blocked by shame. He’s ashamed when he hurt Katara when he was practicing fire bending. He has to forgive himself he’s the avatar and a fire bender.

4th is in the heart and  it is love blocked by grief. He grieves the loss of his air bending nation, but the guru tells him he feels his great lose but love is a form of energy the love of the air nomads are still in his heart and is reborn in the form of new love -Katara.

5th is the sound chakra it deals with truth and its blocked with lies. When he didn’t tell Katara and Sokka that he was the Avatar. He never wanted to be the Avatar. He must accept that he is the Avatar.

6th chakra is light it involves invite and is blocked by illusion. Aang realizes that the separation of the nations and elements are all the same . At that moment Toph is able to mold metal with her earth bending power and escape.

7th and the last Chakra which will let him go into his Avatar state is his cosmic energy this is blocked by earthly attachment. When he closes his eyes he realizes that Katara is his earthy attachment. The Guru tells him he has to let her go, but Aang can’t he’s in love with her. DAWWW. Aang tries to get ride of his earthy attachment but just before he reaches the Chakra he gets a vision of Katara in chains he abandons his training and goes to save Katara. The guru tells him if he doesn’t get to the Avatar state his Charka will close and he will never be able to turn Avatar again. Aang leaves anyways Katara is more important.

Katara is trapped Katara had seen Zuko and when she went to see Suki to help her take Zuko down she soon realizes that it is Azula Ty Lee and Mai. Azula sets a trap for Zuko and send a letter to Iroh to make tea for the king in the Palace.

Episode 20: “The Crossroads of Destiny” Azula takes over the Long Feng the king and over the whole city of Ba Sing Se. Aang Sokka and Toph come back to save Katara. Katara and Zuko get trapped in the same prison and she doesn’t trust him. Iroh comes and asks for help from Aang to save Zuko. Katara and Zuko talk and she realizes that maybe he’s changed. She even goes as far as to tell him that she could heal his scar as she begins Aang blasts through the wall. Katara stops runs to Aang and gives him a big hug. Iroh tells Zuko that he has a choice to be good or bad while Katara and Aang run to help Sokka and Toph. Azula stops them before they reach Sokka and Toph Zuko comes to aid his sister she has convinced him to join her side. The battle begins Zuko after Aang and Azula after Katara. Katara starts fighting Zuko and yells to him “I thought you had changed”. Katara gets knocked out. Long Fengs men comes and surrounds Aang and Katara. They can’t escape, Aang knows we he must do. He tells Katara he’s sorry and gives up his earthly attachment. He turns into the Avatar state but before he can fully gain control Azula sends him and electric shock that sends him falling down into the ground. Katara moves quickly and catches him. They are still surrounded, but fire blocks them Iroh comes and gives them time to escape. Katara uses the magical water that she was going to use on Zuko to save Aang but he’s still badly hurt. They get on Appa and he takes them away. Zuko feels bad for betraying his uncle. That day the earth kingdom has fallen.

What I thought after this is exactly what I wanted to happen. I’m really really getting hooked. I still this Zuko is a very strange character but all in all I still really love this Anime. The fighting scence seem to have improved here and their and the animation has improved a bit as well. Not as much romance as I would have prefered but what they had will do. Doh…so cute. Anyways ya its jsut getting better and better.

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