Avatar 3x01 - Play-by-play review and spoilers
oh ow ow ow oh poor beaten-up Aang, my heart breaks for you.
*HOWLS!* with laughter at everybody being so buddy-buddy in FIRE NATION ARMOUR. Especially Sokka. "COME HERE I HUG YOU AANG. IN THIS FIRE NATION SUIT." Am very amused at all the FAMILY BONDING going on in Fire Nation suits. Because all we've gotten from the Fire Nation so far (excluding Zuko's childhood with his Mom) are the Portraits of Dysfunctional Power-Hungry FLAMING CRAZY Families.
... because I knew about the MaiKo in advance, COLD SHIVERS ran up my spine when she first approached him on deck. YEARGH ARGH. I love Zuko best (despite mocking him the most) and therefore I am EXTRAORDINARILY PICKY about anyone I ship him with.
HA HA HA MAI THAT'S RIGHT:
Mai: "Aren't you cold?"
Zuko: "I've got a lot on my mind. It's been so long. Nearly three years since I was home. I wonder what's changed. I wonder how I've changed."
Mai: *yawns* "I just asked if you were cold, I didn't ask for your whole life story."
OH ZUKO. New hairstyle, SAME OLD LOSER.
AHAHAHAHA, KATARA: "Maybe we should go upstairs. You need a healing session."
MOST UNSUBTLE SEDUCTION LINE EVER KATARA. AND THE WHOLE ENSUING SCENE.
Aang: "I was gone! But you brought me back!"
... I just don't ship.
Aaaand Azula and Zuko return to the Fire Nation. AZULA IS A LYING LIAR WHO LIES. PLEASE STOP WITH THE AZULA WORSHIP ALREADY IT MAKES ME SICK.
"Your Prince has returned! ZUKO!!!"
*IS HOWLING WITH LAUGHTER*
...Sokka. That outfit makes you look SO MUCH LIKE ZUKO that everything you do in it MAKES ME HAPPY:
Looked so much like Zuko/Aang for ONE MOMENT to me that my heart skipped a beat.
Sokka to Aang: "The whole world thinks you're dead. ISN'T THAT GREAT?!" :D :D :D
I love you Toph, you're the greatest. ♥
Zuko feeding the turtleducks makes me all WARM AND HAPPY INSIDE. But Azula! AZULA SCARED THEM ALL AWAY. D: THEY CAN SENSE EVIL.
THE STORY OF SOKKA'S LIFE:
Sokka: "Things couldn't get much worse."
*SEA MONSTER MAKES DRAMATIC APPEARANCE IN A PITCHED SEA-BATTLE*
Sokka: "The universe just LOVES proving me wrong, doesn't it."
Toph: "You make it too easy!"
Sokka: MY STUPIDITY ASTOUNDS ME.
We finally see Fire Lord Ozai's face! ... he looks like an OLDER ZUKO.
Azula. Looking terribly oh brother come hither.
Yes I think you need this many screencaps to appreciate the wrongness of it all.
... when I'm looking at Azula, Jimmy's quote from Blades of Glory when Fairchild's trapped him in a toilet comes to mind, "Evil! You're evil! And your whole family's evil!" ...except for Zuko, who, poor boy, is the DIET COKE of Evil.
*CHOKES WITH the WTF of Yue, YUE reappearing to CONSOLE Aang*
NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE - oh, man, I hope it's gonna be the gold the preview promises. "The Avatar tries to fit in with the Fire Nation, INDEED!"
Aang, to random Fire Nation dude: "Greetings, my good hotman!"
And the special Avatar short is GREAT. The Chibi Avatar cast are BACK! ♥ ...With Sokkatorture.
Katara: ♥__♥ TINY ZUKO LOOKS SO CUTE!!! ♥
... *has a WORLD FULL OF BAD THOUGHTS* XDDDDDD
Zuko: I AM NEITHER CUTE NOR TINY!!!
Iroh: "You are very cute, my tiny nephew."
♥ ♥ ♥ I would say Toph rocks, but that would be a bad, bad pun.
lacewood's take on this episode here.
Someone, somewhere out there, I know, has made an Avatar FST with songs by Earth, Wind and Fire. ♥