The 7th ‘Legend of Korra’ episode ‘The Aftermath’ takes place directly after the events of the last episode. In the beginning, we are immediately informed that the Pro Bending arena will be shut down for repairs, forcing Mako and Bolin to find a new place to live.
But luckily for them, they have their great friend Korra to help them out and, unfortunately for Korra, Mako’s girlfriend Asami as well.
Korra arranges for Mako and Bolin to stay with her at Air Temple Island, but Asami makes arrangements a little quicker. Mako and Bolin ultimately decide to move in with Asami the next day but they insist that Korra comes along to visit the mansion as well.
While in the mansion, Korra overhears Hiroshi Sato, Asami’s father, talking about some sort of attack with the Equalists. The assumption is that Sato is creating weapons for the Equalists and Korra makes it a point to leave immediately and inform Tenzin and Chief Bei Fong.
Tenzin and Chief Bei Fong later agree to interrogate Sato when they find him reasonably suspicious. While being interrogated, Sato assures the police force that he is not involved in creating Equalist weaponry. He proves it to the police by showing them the interior of all of his factories. Within his factories, no Equalist Weapons are found which presumably proves his innocence. However, a disappointed Korra still believes otherwise.
Luckily for Korra, a mysterious man slips a note into her hand, insisting that she, Tenzin and Chief Bei Fong meet him underneath a bridge at midnight.
The trio obliges; when they meet the mysterious man, he tells them that Sato has a secret factory underneath his mansion that supplies the Equalist with weaponry. Korra, Tenzin and Chief Bei Fong go down into the factory and find themselves attacked by Equalist Chi-Blockers and Sato. In the end, Bolin, Mako and Asami save the trio from the Equalists and successfully escape the factory.
Based on the events, it looks like Mako, Bolin and Asami will need to stay with Korra at Air Temple Island since they will likely not be welcomed back at Sato’s mansion. Chief Bei Fong also explains that she needs to fight the Equalist “above the law”, foreshadowing that she will resign from her duties as Chief Officer.
Overall, this episode was probably my favorite so far. It had everything that I personally like in entertainment: Good action, nice plot twists, and amazing character development.
Because next week is Memorial Weekend, ‘The Legend of Korra’ will not air. This leads me to believe that the Episode 8 will air the following week in June. It’s going to be a long wait, just because this episode was so good, but it’ll be well worth it.