The Earth Kingdom has fallen. Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Two comes to its Earth Kingdom-shattering conclusion. In chapter 219, “The Guru,” Aang zips right through chakra training to master his Avatar State, but can’t quite close the deal as he is drawn back into helping his friends. Then, in chapter 220, “The Crossroads of Destiny,” Azula ruins everyone’s lives. Seriously. She lies, she manipulates, she shoots blue fire like she’s a jet engine. Things look slightly less dire when we’re reminded that Toph is the greatest earthbender in the world. (And don’t you dunderheads ever forget it!) But then Aang gets burned. And Zuko takes possibly the darkest, most tragic turn in the entire series.
But hey, we talk about comics, so it’s not all doom and gloom. (Although AJ isn’t nice about them, so maybe it is.)
Perfection and power are overrated. I think you were very wise to choose listening to this podcast.
Next: the final season of Avatar begins as we get into Book Three: Fire! We discuss chapter 301, “The Awakening,” and 302, “The Headband.”