Avatar: The Last Airbender “The Great Divide” (part 3 of 3)

The Zhang leader gives their version of the story, which is that Jin Wei had dropped the orb, and Wei Jin carried it the rest of the way, only to be accused of stealing it and thrown in prison. And for some reason, while the Gan Jin version of the story was done in the show’s usual animation style, this version is done in a jerky ‘80s anime style that serves no purpose at all, as far as I can see.

Caption contributed by Ryan

It’s almost like they’re saying the stories aren’t the same or something.

Aang’s off by himself with his lemur Momo, and says they’ll be out of the canyon soon enough. Uh, and how are you planning to get out of the canyon, exactly? After a filler gag of Momo eating a bug, the Guide comes up and tells him that getting the tribes to reconcile may be the key to getting out of the canyon. Care to show your work on that one?

The next day, everyone meets back up at the far side of the canyon. Katara and Sokka fight some more, each having taken the side of the tribe they spent the night with. Wow. Who could have possibly seen this coming?

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

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