Before I begin this post I would like to issue a formal apology to Asami, who wasn’t in fact evil, as I had previously supposed, (I’m sorry but women as beautiful as her always turn out to be enemy spies or assassins!) it was her father who was actually evil, so I was, you know, close…
Kudos to Avatar for chugging out yet another episode that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. To begin with I was cursing Korra for rushing into things, instigating a search on Sato, (who I was convinced was innocent) with only her word as evidence. Then it turned out her Dad was providing the Equalists with weapons, (should’ve seen it coming considering we were provided with that telling shot of a factory during the first episode of the series)! It was an incredibly fast-paced episode, which really worked to its advantage as it meant the insecurity of not knowing who was friend who was foe wasn’t drawn out, ensuring maximum impact. It also helped distract away from the fact Sato’s just not as good a villain as Amon, (very few villains are!) I mean, Sato’s clearly just a pawn- Amon’s just taking advantage of his generosity with his weapons, not deeming him worthy of sharing his master plan with. Just think about it, Amon professed a preference for saving Korra until last, so Sato obviously wasn’t working under his orders- if he knew Amon’s plans would he have even tried to kidnap her in the first place? I doubt it, Amon’s not the kind of guy you’d want to cross. Quite frankly I preferred Tahno in terms of villain-ness. He was a real pantomime-y villain, the kind you’d boo and hiss whenever he saunters into view. I’m gonna miss him now he’s (most likely) been written out of the show!
Don’t have much to say in regards to the fight scene that took place in Sato’s underground lair, (each and every fight scene in Avatar is to an amazingly high standard) except that I hope not all of the Equalists will end up using those machines- they’re incredibly clunky and are reminiscent of those old-fashioned diving suits, a lot less threatening than the nimble, mask-donned chi-blockers me-thinks! I do have a little bit to say on the final scene of the episode though, the scene where Korra encouraged Mako to give his girlfriend his support- it was another scene that emphasised the growth of character Korra has undergone. Whereas in episode 5 she was doing her utmost to interfere in Mako and Asami’s relationship, in episode 7 she’s, essentially, given them her blessing. I wonder if seeing Asami be betrayed by her own father and nearly losing her friends over this incident made her realise how terrible it’d be to lose their support during this tough time and how much more mature and adapting she needs to be of Mako’s new relationship to keep ‘em around? In any case, it’s impressive to see just how much she’s grown in such a short amount of time! Still waiting for a power-up to match though!
You know what the best part of this episode was though?
“Not my Cabbage Corp!”