Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Guru

The penultimate episode of Season Two of Avatar: The Last Airbender returns to a topic that was the subject of the very first episode of Season Two, the Avatar State.  It does so with the injection of further Buddhist philosophy, which in turn builds upon the Buddhist teachings interwoven into “The Swamp.”  Its application in…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Appa’s Lost Days

“Appa’s Lost Days,” answers the question raised at the end of “The Tales of Ba Singe Se,” could you create a full length episode from the “Tale of Momo.”  The answer is a redeeming affirmative.  “Appa’s Lost Days,” however, does a lot more than simply tell a story from our favorite air bison’s perspective.  Instead,…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Tales of Ba Sing Se

“The Tales of Ba Sing Se,” is simply as wonderful as “City of Walls and Secrets” is dark and disturbing.  It’s perhaps not a surprise that the creators of the show desired to balance the heavy connotations of the previous episode with something much more light in nature, an animated exhalation of relief so to…