Avatar: The Last Airbender – Lake Laogai

In “The Serpent’s Pass,” our original anti-hero turned villain Jet and our original villain turned anti-hero Zuko crossed paths aboard a ferry to the great walled city of Ba Sing Se.  In the most basic break down of the two men, both were deemed villains because they were controlled by an obsession that generally overruled…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – City of Walls and Secrets

“City of Walls and Secrets,” represents the start of the darkest moments in Season Two of Avatar: The Last Airbender, if not the entire series.  Previously, the villains and bad guys of the show were evil because their wicked acts were perpetrated on actions which were in direct opposition to the things regularly and morally…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Drill

After a run of episodes which brought us significant character development for many, if not all our main characters, “The Drill,” instead brings conflict in the way of Ba Sing Se threatened by colossal Fire Nation drill and kicking the Jet and Zuko storyline into motion.  Instead of dealing with problems within, our heroes are…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Serpent’s Pass

While “The Library” and “The Desert” were tied together by both geography and the loss of Appa, “The Serpent’s Pass” has only the continuation of Aang’s grappling with loss to connect it the prior two.  It’s the emotional third act of a three part arc which ties together Aang’s initial loss, inability to express his…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Jet

The Last Airbender series is replete with incredible episodes, but some stand out above others as genuinely amazing.  “Jet” is one of those episodes.  It earned this recognition for the symphony of achievements, excellent directing, excellent dialogue, beautiful backgrounds, and excellent themes.  It took the pen strokes of gray that have been slowly filling in…