The description of episode 9 ‘The Guide’ has just been released: “Korra seeks Tenzin’s help to enter the spirit world for the first time.” Next week’s episode is expected to display a number of new themes that have yet to be explored this season. For starters, the relationship between Korra and Tenzin will likely be reestablished in a positive manner; the two haven’t spoken in 7 episodes so I assume an apology is in the horizon.
Next week’s episode will also involve the Spirit World, something that has yet to be fully explored by Korra. ‘The Guide’ was previewed at NYCC 2013 and the word on the street is that Jinora enters the Spirit World with Korra in this episode. Perhaps they’ll make their much anticipated trip to Wan Shi Tong’s library?
Update: It turns out that Jinora doesn’t enter the Spirit World until episode 10. My mistake.
We also have the story arc involving Unalaq that hasn’t built upon in several episodes. Hopefully ‘The Guide’ reintroduces his character and connects the dots between him, the Spirit World and Vaatu.
There’s certainly a lot to look forward to next Friday, but if you tune in at 8:30 pm EST, you might miss out on all the action.
According to Zap2it, a very reliable source, episode 9 ‘The Guide’ is scheduled to premiere on November 1st at 8:00 pm EST. ‘Beginnings – Part 1 & 2’ also premiered at 8:00 pm EST but I thought that had more to do with the episode being a 1 hour special.
Since ‘The Guide’ is also premiering at 8:00 pm EST, perhaps Nickelodeon has officially changed Book 2’s time slot again? Even though Zap2it is a reliable source, I would hold off on setting this new time slot in stone until Nickelodeon confirms it.
Either way, we have a lot to look forward to next week. I’ll try to have something fun posted tomorrow night to compensate for the absence of The Legend of Korra.