The Legend of Korra

Season 1 Episode 8

When Extremes Meet

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 02, 2012 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary


Lin resigns as the chief of police, leading to Captain Saikhan takes over. Saikhan announces he will answer directly to Tarrlok and cooperate with his plans to take down the Equalists. Tarrlok tells Korra to stay out of his way if she will not join him. Asami, Mako, and Bolin move to Air Temple Island where they decide to form the new "Team Avatar" with Korra. They begin to go after Equalists on their own causing Tarrlok to pass a new law oppressing all non-benders. The resulting law and the arrest of Mako, Bolin, and Asami leads Korra to confront Tarrlok at his office which leads to a battle with serious consequences.


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    I must applaud this episode for its incorporation of realistic qualities. This includes Naga being unable to carry all four members of Team Avatar and hair not staying perfect (that's really credit to the animators for not being lazy). It also includes the series's inclusion of strong female characters. It's something that's been prominent since Aang's time and I haven't commented on.

    However, this episode also had a couple things working against it. The content is moving too far, too fast. Tarrlok's actions are obvious, even if his motives are slow to follow. Clearly he's not a normal person; hasn't aged since Aang and Toph left the picture (and that's what Aang's trying to warn Korra about, thanks flashback of bloodbending). This whole holding people indefinitely doesn't reek of the issues with the 2012 NDAA, either.

    Speak of, though, I did not see the bloodbending coming. Really should have, but it was perfectly timed and just confusing enough of an intro to make you stop and wonder. Some things are paced well, despite the driving plot.moreless

    What the crap! It needs to be June 9th NOW!!!!!
  • My favorite episode of the Legend of Korra.

    After the first 4 episodes ran, I started to grow distant from this show. That is, until I watched this episode. This episode was pretty much awesome in any way possible, and by far my favorite episode of the Legend of Korra so far. Following the Aftermath episode, Korra and her friends return to the Air Temple, when shortly, Tarriok takes control of the city basically. This episode was really good in a lot of parts. The plot flowed really nicely, the battle scenes were intense and awesome as well, and Tarriok was really interesting as well as his ideas. And it ends with a pretty dark ending that pretty much got me hanging. I just pretty much loved how all parts in the episode clipped together really nicely, and we got to see more of Tenzin's kids too. So all in all, this was a really good episode of the Legend of Korra, and I'm really hoping Nick will surprise me with another amazing episode like this one.

    FINAL SCORE: 10/10 Masterfulmoreless
  • This Show is Slowly Killing Me

    I was screaming at my television during this episode. I couldn't believe how much action was packed into a 30 minute show, 25 minute if you take away commercials. It makes me wish that it was longed, but alas I was left in a temporary coma after this episode. This show is slowly killing me but I love it
  • Fast action that ended quickly

    This felt like a very fast episode. It moved along quickly and presented action along every way. Added greatly to the overall story while leaving us wondering. My only complaint is that it ended.

    I also wonder if a blood bender would ever need Viagra?
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Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker


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Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka


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Darcy Rose Byrnes

Darcy Rose Byrnes


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Captain Saikhan becomes the chief of police following Lin's resignation.

    • Tarrlok is revealed to be a Bloodbender. He is the third known Bloodbender following Hama and Katara of the original series. He is also the first to be able to bloodbend without the need of a full moon.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Korra: You're a bloodbender?!
      Tarrlok: Very observant.
      Korra: But there's not a full moon. are you doing this?
      Tarrlok: There's a lot of things you don't know about me.

    • Bolin: I have a couple of questions: Is this an all vegetarian island? Is that where you train airbending? Do we have to wear air acolytes clothes? Do we each get our own sky bison?
      And final question, how many trees are on this island?
      Ikki: Yes, Yes, No, No, and 10,552.

    • Meelo: (while staring at Asami) You're pretty, can I have some of your hair?
      Mako: Looks like I have some competition.

  • NOTES (1)