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Friday, October 4, 2013



REVIEW: Legend of Korra 2x4 Civil Wars Part Two

The South stands trial for the attempted assassination of the Chief 


So Civil Wars Part 2. Now as a two-parter you’d think that it would conclude in this episode, but it didn’t really. The fight is still going strong and it kinda feels that we’ve only touched the surface of the war. I guess that’s not a bad thing because then it would have just felt rushed if the quarrel was over already. Anyways, I apologize that this is so late. But I’m here now and that’s all that matters. So let’s get this show on the road.

We start with where the last episode ended, Korra’s parents getting arrested for conspiring against the Northern Water Tribe and trying to assassinate Chief Unalaq. Now they and some others of the South get a chance at a fair trial, but it’s obvious from the get-go that it sure as heck won’t go that way. Senna, Korra’s mother, gets off easy, but the rest of the men at first get sentenced to death. I don’t know about their customs, but doesn’t that seem a bit harsh? I mean it’s not like Unalaq actually got killed. The worst of it is that the men didn’t even really get a fair testimonial. Korra’s dad as we know was innocent and they didn’t even let him talk about his side of things. Luckily that was changed to the men just living life in prison, still unfair though.

Now to Unalaq. As Korra speaks to the frightened judge that she chased on the road, Unalaq’s true nature is laid bare. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Unalaq was the whole reason Tonraq got banished. He hired those men and told them to wait in the spirit forest knowing Tonraq would come after them. The reason he did that? I’m guessing so he could become chief. He probably thought he was better for the position than Tonraq. I can’t help but think there might be more to this though.

Now while all that’s going on, we come back to Tenzin now looking for his daughter alone. It isn’t long until he finds her though. Turns out nothing sinister kidnapped, she was just hanging with a bunch of baby bison. I personally really liked this whole scene. Not only were the baby bison absolutely adorable and had the funniest names, but it was a really sweet and developing moment between Tenzin and Ikki. Ikki really grew on me this episode.

I think the one thing I’m a bit disappointed in is that we’re not going to find out exactly the story of Aang as a father and why his kids weren’t the most happy from him. It’s possible we could hear his side of the story, but I don’t know. I do like however that they acknowledge that Aang wasn’t always the best parent, because honestly no one is. But the siblings still showed that they love him all the same.

I’ll admit that I was wrong about Varrick. I kind of felt last episode that he was being a bit of an extremist and throwing the Southern to start a war. But now I can certainly see his side of things considering the truth about Unalaq. Varrick was hilarious this episode. Being in a stuffed platypus bear the whole time with Zhu Li at his side was as good as it gets.

Now the episode ends with Korra breaking her father out of jail and a bunch of them leaving on Varrick’s yacht. Or they would have left if not for Eska zooming by, crazy Azula style. I would not want to be Bolin right about now.


It basically left on a cliffhanger, so if you saw the episode and want to know what happens next check it out tonight at its new time at 8:30pm Eastern!  Don’t miss it!

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