1. The Ember Island Players
I tend to build things up only to be disappointed. That really amazing restaurant I went to was only so-so. That great book from my childhood wasn’t very well-written.
I built this episode up in my head. I remembered it hilarious, one of the best in the series.
I rewatched it and found it was better than I’d remembered. The jokes were funnier, the emotional moments more poignant; everything I thought I knew about this episode was proven right ten times over.
This episode is so much fun. The Gaang goes to a play that provides a spot-on recap of the show’s events. The characters’ reactions to the dramatized versions of themselves are priceless. The play itself offers some of the most quotable lines in the show. I love that the creators had fun with this episode, including a lot of nods to the fandom, such as a brutal mocking of Zutara. I can’t say I mind too much.
Also, this happens:
From Sokka giving his play counterpart joke advice to Toph showing affection through violence, I love everything about this episode. It’s one I look forward to watching.
Though all of the play is excellent, this is my favorite moment:
So there’s that. Let me know in the comments which episodes you loved (or hated). Zutara shippers get a discount at the snack bar.