Avatar: The Last Airbender

Season 2 Episode 11

The Desert

Aired Friday 6:30 PM Jul 14, 2006 on Nickelodeon

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  • I tend to hate desert episodes, but this is an exception!

    The first half of this episode was pretty slow. Just the crew dragging on through the desert with some dysfunction, mainly with Aang and his rage at the loss of Appa. There's also the Zuko and Iroh side of the story as they are hunted down by bounty hunters. Luckily though the second half picked up, tremendously. Zuko and Iroh's story didn't get anymore interesting, besides the part where they're headed to Ba Sin Se, but the main heroes part did. We see how angry Aang is and how deep rooted his love for Appa is. And then in even more rage he takes his anger out on the sand benders that captured him in the first place by being close to releasing the Avatar state. Aang has never shown this aggression before and it really shows how close he is with his bison.