The Legend of Korra is back, but without Korra? Except for the last minute or so of the episode, Korra is fully absent. Whether you will enjoy such a bold move on the writer’s part is up to how invested you were in Korra’s side of the story. Personally, I think this week’s episode was handled fine without its lead character, letting the sub-plots take over for what is a mostly good outing for Korra, or should I say Mako?
Whereas, “Peacekeepers” focused equally on Korra and Mako, “The Sting” puts Mako in the central role and almost entirely excludes Korra. Fortunately, we are treated to an exciting, noire-style crime-thriller, as Mako and Asami, who is always fun to see involved, attempt to unveil the truth behind a conspiracy. Needless to say, problems unfold.
Having been denied the use of the police by Cheif Beifong, Mako decides to take matters into his own hands, enlisting the help of the Triple Threat Triads to support a sting operation. However, things don’t go according to plan when Mako discovers that the Triple Threat members are only stalling so that the rest of the triads can steal Asami’s whole inventory. The discovery leads to a boat chase and a possibly revived Mako-Asami romance story arc (What?). Hopefully, it will be more bearable to see their relationship pan out than in Book 1, as long as it doesn’t evolve into the two getting back together. We wouldn’t want another love-triangle, now would we?
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While ‘The Sting’ was most definitely another good episode in the series, it was marred with several flaws that made the episode less enjoyable, in my opinion. Despite the slip up, ‘The Sting’ is still getting generally positive feedback around the fandom. Wyatt’s review of the episode will be posted tomorrow morning, but until then, here’s your Monday Morning Round Up (even though it’s not morning because I was late this week) of all things related to Korra from this past weekend:
Avatar Legends Podcast – Thoughts on ‘The Sting’
Avatar Legends does a weekly podcast discussing each episode in great detail. I genuinely think they have a good show so I urge you to check it out.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Online – Review of ‘The Sting’
Avatar: The Last Airbender Online’s moderator Morgan Bannon wrote his own review of The Sting. Give the review a read to find out what he thought about the episode.
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Tonight at 8:30 pm EST, Nickelodeon will be premiering Book 2’s 6th episode titled ‘The Sting’. The description of tonight’s episode is as followed: “When Triad activity threatens to put Future Industries out of business, Mako performs an investigation and uncovers a conspiracy.” We’ve known for about a week now that Mako would have a larger role in’ The Sting’, but it looks like Asami will get her fair share of screen time too thanks to the involvement of Future Industries.
In case you missed the post, Nickelodeon released a clip of tonight’s episode that shows a scene between Bolin and Varrick. I’m anxious see their friendship progress in tonight’s episode, and I can’t wait to see how “The Adventures of Nuktuk: Hero of the South” turns out. I’ll have my thoughts on tonight’s episode posted later tonight.
Until then, enjoy this discussion thread for tonight’s episode. The LIVE Stream is embedded below. Wait about 60 seconds and the stream will go live once all the advertisements disappear. Episode 6 will be shown at 8:30 pm EST.
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Nickelodeon has finally released a clip of this week’s upcoming episode ‘The Sting’. I’m a bit confused as to why the network didn’t air a preview clip of ‘The Sting’ after ‘Peacekeepers’ concluded last Friday, but I suppose that’s just part of Nickelodeon’s “master plan” to raise the ratings for Book 2. In all seriousness, with Book 2’s ratings free falling, I have no idea why Nickelodeon isn’t taking advantage of the situation and advertising future episodes. It just doesn’t make much sense to me.
Anyways, ‘The Sting’ premieres this Friday night at 8:30 pm EST, and by the looks of the clip released, it appears as though the friendship between Bolin and Varrick will be further explored. The two are still working on their propaganda clip in hopes of convincing the president to send support troops to the Southern Water Tribe.
You can view the clip in its entirety below:
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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.
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