Hell of a fricking episode. One of the best of either series, and perfect origin story for the Avatar. Finally an origin done right, unlike some series. They didn't overly explain it and just told us the things we needed to know.
First off the animation was pretty damn incredible in this episode. Definitely came off as an ancient Miyazaki piece, and there were definitely alot of references to Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke in this episode.
Really liked that humans came from the Lion Turtles, and that the final fight between Wan and Vatu mirrored Aang's and Ozai's final battle. Wan was a good character, and when he's dying at the end, you really feel for him, since he himself ultimately failed, but was able to live on in other lives to continue his work.
Unalaq is definitely serving and being manipulated by Vatu. If I had to guess what's going to happen in the finale, Vatu has already gifted Unalaq the gift of manipulating all four elements and has become the Anti-Avatar. Really looking forward to the showdown, and really don't have much of a hint besides that on how the season is going to end.
Also, did anyone else think the female Fire Sage may have been Azula?
This post was edited on 10/18 at 11:43 pm