Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Chase

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 5/26/06
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  • Episode Description
  • When a mysterious vehicle follows Aang's group they try to escape but it appears every time they try to rest. They confront it, but Azula emerges and attacks and they are forced to run again. The tension grows among them and Toph leaves the group and finds help from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Aang tries to draw their pursuers away and finally faces off against Azula. Zuko also arrives determined to claim his prize.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dee Bradley Baker

    Appa, Momo

  • Jack DeSena

    Sokka

  • Mae Whitman

    Katara

  • Zach Tyler Eisen

    Aang

  • Dante Basco

    Zuko

  • Fan Reviews (113)
  • The Chase

    By TrueTvWatcher, Jan 10, 2011

  • Marvelous.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Jan 28, 2010

  • A good episode with action and some insight on Toph.

    By Dontogan, Oct 03, 2008

  • Great episode.

    By lordozai890, Aug 19, 2008

  • A three way showdown between Azula, Zuko and Aang.

    By Bountyhunterc28, Aug 02, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Iroh: My pleasure. Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life's true delights. Toph: No, thank you for what you said. It helped me.

    • Katara: Let's get out of here! Aang: Maybe we should face them. Find out who they are. Who knows, maybe they're friendly. Sokka: Always the optimist.

    • Toph: Who's Zuko? Sokka: Oh, just some angry freak with a ponytail who's tracked us all over the world. Katara: What's wrong with ponytails, ponytail? Sokka: This is a warrior's wolftail. Katara: Well, it certainly tells the other warriors that you're fun and perky.

    • Iroh: There is nothing wrong with letting people who love you help you. Not that I love you (pause) I just met you.

    • Azula: Well, look at this. Enemies and traitors all working together. I'm done. I know when I'm beaten. You got me. A princess surrenders with honor. (when Iroh isn't looking she blasts him with blue fire)

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode is in the Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 2: Earth, Volume 2 DVD, along with The Blind Bandit, Zuko Alone, Bitter Work, and The Library.

    • Originally the idea for Azula following the group (via Appa's fur) was intended as a Season 1 episode (Only Zuko would have followed the group instead of Azula).

    • This episode aired in the UK on November 26, 2006.

    Trivia (12)

    • When Katara and Sokka are first seen searching for Toph, the reins tied to Appa's right horn is missing the horizontal pattern seen on the left horn.

    • After Aang yells at Toph and she is quiet, the left half of her collar becomes part of the left part of her shirt, forming a yellow collar which then slants like her shirt.

    • When Aang steps in between Toph and Katara and Toph moves to push him aside, the slit of the back of her shirt is missing.

    • When approaching the trapped Aang, after setting the room on fire, the pieces of clothing over Azula's shoulders and chest is rounded when it should just be set at a straight angle.

    • When Ty Lee is running towards Sokka (before she does a large flip), her shoes are missing their straps, making them look like slippers.

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    Allusions (3)

    • The blue jay that lands on Aang head while he talks about springtime is a reference to a similar bird that performs the same action in the unaired pilot. According the the audio commentary, the original concept was that nature had a tendency to be attracted to Aang due to being the Avatar, which to a certain point has been suggested in past episodes, such as when he was able to take control of the Unagi in The Warriors of Kysohi.

    • Once again, the show borrows some elements from a Western movie. The chase, the deserted ghost town, the standoff and the battle royale, or more commonly "Texas shootout," which took place in this episode are all well-known sequences of a Western movie. One of the most reminiscent parts had to be at the end when Azula shot down Iroh after surrendering. This parallels to how in the movies, the villain puts his hands in the air and pretends to give up right before whipping out his pistol and shooting his opponent down.

    • Sokka fights hand to hand with Ty Lee, in this fight, Ty Lee manages to cripple most of his limbs with her pressure point fighting style, when Sokka refuses to give up and headbutts her with only one leg working, it is an allusion to the fight of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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