Well can't say their raid wasn't successful in taking prisoners. Whether it's more for propaganda's sake to make it look like they're in control is up for debate. A more fearful public could actually work in Tarrlock's favor if he wanted to instigate something like martial law to deal with Equalists.
I think Tarrlok is Amon. He could be using the Equalist, which he instigated, threat to increase his political power in the Bending populace, and pose as Amon to gain power in the Non-Bending populace. Using both sides to his advantage. Though honestly, his goal would have to be something ludicrous, like a new world order, bringing the old ways back, maybe even revenge. He's from the Northern Water Tribe, maybe Zhoa is involved... Buwahahahaaa.
Okay, so I may have gotten a little carried away there, but Tarrlok still seems like bad news. And Tarrlok is Irish for instigator, must be a reason they named him that.
That second set of images from The Promise is so blatantly out of context. And realistically, the probability of Bryke breaking up the canon couples established at series end is extremely low. In theory a Zuko/Suki pairing could work as a bridge between the Earth and Fire Kingdoms, but 1) Suki is a peasant and 2) the Fire Nation nobility would NEVER allow Zuko to marry outside their circle (much less the Fire Nation). Maybe his descendants will enjoy that luxury, but not Zuko.
Yeah, I thought Zuko and Mai hooked up. But Toph did have a thing for Sokka, there were minor conversations here and there. Along with that, when Suki saved her, Toph thought it Sokka and gave her a kiss on the cheek. It could mean nothing, it could mean Everything!
Wow. Yesterday I dreamt that I was in Republic City, and I was friends with Korra and the gang, and all was taking place right after Ep. 4. What's funny is that everybody had explicitly adult language, with "fucks" and "shits" all around.
Nah, it was just me walking around the city and talking about what had to be done about Amon. Then we visited Mr. Sato for dinner at some really classy restaurant at night overlooking the city's bay. Kinda looked a LOT like the Hong Kong bay. I think I know now what city inspired them for Republic City. Well, maybe a crazy combination of 1930s Hong Kong with New York City.
In reply to contractor, #8434: Yip! Very much contextual... Which serves their purpose to make people buy the rest... Sneaky but effective... However, imo: If they were going to break up ZukoxMai in favour of an Earth/Fire paring... I would hope they go with Jin. Aside from the fact that Zuko was last in an Earth Kingdom Colony at the end of Part 1; she just seemed simple, nice, interested in Zuko without knowing he was a prince... and it gives me an excuse to link this again Still, not likely... also, ZukoxSuki just seems so wrong... Never gonna happen.
In reply to gosimmons, #8435: I'm wondering if it's possible that we'll never see his face learn his identity... Or if, in some twist, he ends up saving someone and 'dying' in the process leaving him a mystery. Would be interesting...
In reply to manofchance, #8442: Almost unquestionably Toph, Sokka and Aang (Bumi looks somewhat like Kataara)[ link ] ... Korra was having a flashback to being Aang, or perhaps Aang trying to contact Korra... I believe the flashbacks are related to the Yakone and perhaps to the current crisis with Amon, in which the first gave rise to the second.
It's fairly safe to assume that that's Team Avatar. What the flashback itself means, couldn't say yet. Though if I were to guess, it's related to the problem that Tarrlok mentioned Aang dealt with years ago in the city.
I guess it's possible. I mean, I never really though about it that way, but it was sort of Aang's (and by extension Katara's, unless they had, you know, that sort of relationship) responsibility to make some new airbenders. If he didn't, then there goes the Avatar cycle and any chance at bringing the world back into balance between the 4 nations. The world was sort of resting on their shoulders in that sense. So maybe they did. If that was big in their thinking, though, I'm surprised they didn't have more.