Avatar: The Last Airbender “The Painted Lady” (part 2 of 2)

That night, Katara suits up again and heads to the factory. But this time, Aang wakes up and decides to ask the Painted Lady to help Appa. Needless to say, this puts Katara in a tricky spot, which leads to a nice, time-consuming chase scene. At least it has kind of a neat bit where Aang makes ice stepping stones to cross a lake.

Caption contributed by Ryan

So not worth it.

Finally, he catches up to Katara, but the gag is extended even further as she tries to keep her face hidden and get away from him. God, we all know where this is going, so stop wasting our time! This goes on for a bit, until Aang is clearly just as sick of this as we are, and he does some airbending to blow her hat off.

Caption contributed by Ryan

Thank you.

Katara confesses to the whole thing, including how she fed Appa a bunch of berries to make his tongue purple. Apparently, Appa was acting sick all on his own. But Aang’s completely into this, so he joins her in taking out the factory. Damn, that whole scene really could have been tightened up.

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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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  • Kradeiz

    It might’ve been better if they were setting up Katara doing all this but then it turned out the real Painted Lady was possessing her. Though maybe the writers wanted to avoid something like that with all the heavy stuff she’d be going through in ‘The Puppetmaster’ and ‘The Southern Raiders’.

  • Waterbender Prime

    Toph can go f**k herself. She’s such an asshole 99% of the time. I honestly don’t know why contemporary media favours asshole sidekicks.

    Honestly, Katara has gotta be the best character on the show – she’s the one with the largest heart. And her romance with Aang is pretty much the best romance ever.

    And this episode was one of Katara’s best outings. So “The Painted Lady” gets a 10/10 from me.