The Legend of Korra

Season 1 Episode 12

Endgame

11
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 23, 2012 on Nickelodeon
8.6
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As dawn comes to Republic City, Team Avatar assembles to stop the Equalists once and for all. General Iroh, Bolin, and Asami head for the air field where they come face to face with Hiroshi, and Asami must make a difficult decision. Meanwhile, Korra and Mako infiltrate the arena and try to expose Amon as a waterbender. However, Amon ups the game and reveals that he has captured Tenzin and the children. Korra and Mako go on the attack leading to one final battle with Amon. The fate of Republic City and bending hangs in the balance.

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  • This was a good example of what was wrong with the whole season

    1.0
    SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS... if you still read this after fair warning and complain at the content giving things away then u were adequately warned.



    After watching endless episodes of Korra mooning after playing a stupid game.. we finally see her doing what she was meant to do several episodes ago.. take down Amon.. and how did she do it?.. by being at her weakest point in the whole series to pull wind out her butt to save the day.. making the Villain Amon who promised to be as good as General Zhao.. and Azula from Airbender... but ended up being mediocre and were also introduced to a squeaky voiced Iroh slapped on for "oooh is he Zukohs grandson oooh" factor.. only to be disappointed at his cut and pasted presence to the dying moments of this end of season episode of Korra.. (what gives with his voice.. is he a kid or a man.. who so much I hated about this season..



    Sigh.. conveniently saving Iroh when a good chunk of the crews on all those ships were in the water floating I might add scattered all around yet she managed to bring him up first before them and only saved him as well I might add.. yea.. Im just randomly making comments at the many irritating chunks that made me grimace through out this season.. just like the speed the navy arrived.. when they were only called.. seriously why didnt they hop on a dragon and fly over... where was their air suppor??.. nvm.. time to end my ramble... wait!!.. Ive got more.. she manages to defeat a guy that crushed her when she had 3 bending abilities fully mastered.. only to defeat him with the 1 ability she didnt know how to use yet... she didnt even go into avatar farted him and poof he went splat.. Even though Tensin got his ass handed to him.. by non benders.. but oh well shes the Avatar afterall.. Air superiority huh.. sniffs of bs if u ask me but hey.. lets end it ... conveniently.. yes lets... I want to give it a zero but it wont let me... Tch.. 2 is for Asamimoreless
  • Amazing season finale

    9.5
    This has got to be one of the best season finales EVER!!
  • Too Tidy

    8.0
    This was a hold-your-breath episode. There was uncertainty galore. There were surprises. There was joy. There was anger. Some things wrapped up very nicely; others, far too cleanly. There was a lot of talk regarding how we can have more Books of Korra when she's already mastered the elements. I was convinced 5 minutes from the end that she would have to relearn them; I think this would have been a much better premise if the series is to continue (benders learning how to live without bending) than happy-go-lucky 'oh, Avatar state fixes everything, here Lin, have your bending back.' Also, what the hell, her going to Mako? That relationship's been dead since the kiss. It's just too tidy an ending, as if they don't expect to be back for another season.



    I loved the ability to fly using fire, even if they implied Iro didn't make it out. Uncle Boomy's screen time was lousy for how much was promised in his character. Also, the end to the water tribe brothers was poignant, and continued the WWII theme - ended with a mushroom cloud.



    Overall enjoyable, but felt like a cop-out in the end.moreless
  • Endgame Supreme!

    10
    Endgame was a perfect season one finale and I really enjoyed watching because the character and plot development was phenomenal. I loved the story and how Amon's true identity was revealed to every one, Korra reconnected with the Avatar Spirit, and the world seems restored. It was touching to see Tarrlock with his brother and do what he thought is the right thing. There were many tense moments and I was on the edge of my seat. I loved the first season and certainly look forward to watching more of this amazing series!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • A Little Too Perfect

    7.5
    Generally, this was a very well done episode. I was on the edge of my seat most the time for various reasons (spoilers to come), and the animation and music were flawless as usual. With that being said, I was displeased with the ending, but who wouldn't be displeased with a season finale?





    My main issue is the very quick resolution of all plot lines. Asami confronts her father, Tarlock and Amon are tied off, Korra regains her bending as a fully realized avatar and moreover can restore all bending, and perhaps the most ridiculous of all, Korra and Mako share their teenage "I love You's". I mean really, they're teenagers, love isn't that serious in those years.



    While these events are nice, there are a number of reasons why they were executed poorly. The time span in which they happened was way too quick; it was tie-off after tie-off as stated above. The lack of cliff hangers is also disappointing. Now I know we hate hate hate cliff hangers as watchers, but in retrospect they are very good in the long-run for keeping interest in a series. Every season finale in The Last Airbender had beautiful cliff hangers which agitated me for months on end only to be resolved months later. I was 100% sure the season was going to end and cut to credits during the shot where Korra was crying and facing out to the sea while the audience is panned off to the distance by the camera work. It would have been classic Avatar directing, but they elected to close off three plot elements (Spiritl Korra, Mako/Korra, revive benders) in the last minute.



    Perhaps I will appreciate the writers separating the story lines between seasons after the series ends. I realize they feel like they can only do so much and they want us to experience more than one story line for Korra given the opportunities that there are, but there were many filler episodes which had not much to do with plot, so in my opinion they could have had more plot centered episodes which would have allowed for more time to tie-off all the plot elements which would have allowed for us as the audience to fully absorb and enjoy the season.



    In conclusion, it's just too perfect too fast for me, but I am a devoted Avatar follower and have been for years, so i love and enjoy every minute of this show no matter what. I can't wait for Book 2.moreless
Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Bumi

Guest Star

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Protestor

Guest Star

D.B. Sweeney

D.B. Sweeney

Avatar Aang

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Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Tarrlok

Recurring Role

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Amon

Recurring Role

Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

Pema

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