In episode 7 of “The Legend of Korra” Book 4, fans glimpsed Kuvira (Zelda Williams) beginning to harvest spirit vine off the Banyan-Grove tree only one episode after defeating Korra at Zaofu. With Kuvira gaining a stranglehold over the Earth Kingdom, Korra (Janet Varney) would have to take a trip down memory lane in episode 8 to figure out how to handle the dictator in a special series recap episode, “Remembrances,” which aired Friday on Nick.com.
Here are three reveals from the episode 8 of Season 4:
The episode began with Mako (David Faustino) training Prince Wu (Sunil Malhotra) to defend him. However, when Wu could not handle any of the physical exertion, the training session instead became a story session as Mako told his story in the series. As Mako recounted all of the adventures he has faced with Korra and Bolin, he tried to make sense of his endless love triangle with Korra and Asami (Seychelle Gabriel). Wu made fun of Mako for how his dishonesty always seemed to mess him up with the two women in his attempts to prevent hurting their feelings. Mako eventually realized the most meaningful relationship he has had was his friendship with Korra, and that he had needed to find his identity outside of a romantic relationship.
The name of Book 4 is “Balance,” and balance is what Korra struggled with in episode 8. She recounted her battles with Vaatu, Zaheer, Amon and Unulaq to Asami Korra and said that every time she has restored balance to the world, a stronger villain has always showed up to make things worse. She was worried that Toph (Philece Sampler) was right when she said that nothing Korra does matters. However, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons) showed up to convince Korra that no matter what, it is always worth fighting for good and restoring balance.
3. The finale
The last segment of the episode featured Varrick (John Michael Higgins) telling a rather sensationalized and untrue account of Bolin’s story to the escaped Kuvira prisoners on the boat. Despite the loose facts, the people on the boat loved the story, to Bolin’s surprise. Bolin, at least, loved the part where Opal (Alyson Stoner) forgives him and comes back to him. Varrick’s quip to Bolin at the end of his story was, “No time for thinking, kid. We’re heading into the big finale,” advice that might apply to fans as “The Legend of Korra” nears the end of its final season.
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