Book 4 Balance could have a four-part finale
Much like Sozin’s Comet, the four-episode finale of Avatar, there is a strong possibility that Book 4 ends with a four-part finale (and that the last episode will be titled Avatar Korra).
Just now, members of the Nickelodeon/Korra staff received this email:
It is an invitation for a Legend of Korra wrap party on Wednesday, December 3rd. If we are to assume that this is the Wednesday before the finale, then the following schedule for Book 4 can be projected:
- October 17: The Coronation
- October 24: The Calling
- October 31: episode 5
- November 7: episode 6
- November 14: episode 7
- November 21: episode 8
- November 28: episode 9
- (December 3: wrap party)
- December 5: episodes 10, 11, 12, & 13; aka the four-part finale
This is only speculation but it seems likely based on the evidence.
Reasons why Korra and Tenzin’s relationship is one of the best things on this show: one of my favorite things about this episode is Tenzin’s concern for Korra and that out of all the people who are aware that Korra is missing, it’s Tenzin who is verbally voicing these concerns and actively enlisting help to find Korra.
Toph’s blindness was one of the most excellently handled aspects of AtLA because it wasn’t treated like a disability. So often in shows (and especially children’s animation) disabled characters are limited to apperances in “very special episodes” where the main characters have to learn a lesson that these people are capable “in spite of” their handicaps, like that episode of Kim Possible wherein Kim constantly stumbles over herself around Felix. This approach is often just as insulting as making them the butt of jokes, because it’s patronizing and it limits the amount of roles disabled characters are allowed to have.
Avatar challenged that stereotype with Teo, and then sent a giant middle finger its way by introducing Toph. She’s turned what would otherwise be a disability into an advantage, and she’s not afraid to crack jokes about it. She functions well enough that the other characters often forget that she is blind, but at the same time it’s an integral part of her bending and allows her to be the greatest earthbender ever. It sends a powerful message that having a physical disability does not make you less of a person, and often affords you a unique perspective that the so-called “normal” people never get to experience.
One of the many reasons I love this show.