The description for episode 6 ‘The Sting’ has been released and it looks like the writers have added a bit more shock value to this one. “When Triad activity threatens to put Future Industries out of business, Mako performs an investigation and uncovers a conspiracy.” Episode 6 promises to reveal some sort of triad-related conspiracy, which likely has something to do with the bombings. Instinct would tell you that the President is probably plotting against the Avatar, but that analysis would be too obvious of a plot twist.
The writers really set the stage during Friday’s episode to make the President look as shady as possible. When I saw the word “conspiracy”, my first thought was the President. But that’s what writers want you to think. They want to toy with your minds and make you believe things that are false in all actuality.
The President may seem like a future antagonist, but things are not always as they seem.
Besides the conspiracy, there’s an entirely different story arc focusing on Korra and her cousins. ‘Peacekeepers’ ended with Korra essentially being eaten by a Spirit. She obviously survives the attack, but it’ll be interesting to see how her cousins react.
Will they tell Unalaq that Korra is dead? Or will they just say that there was interference by the Dark Spirits? ‘Peacekeepers’ really set the stage for what looks to be a fantastic season. I expect ‘The Sting’ to branch off of that and continue to evolve the plot into something more complex.
What are your expectations for the next episode?