I’m a huge fan of the television show “The Legend of Korra” and since the fourth (and final) season recently premiered, it seems only appropriate to discuss the first episode appropriately titled, “After All These Years.” The last season left off with the main character, Korra, more or less incapacitated, and despite there being a three year time skip, she doesn’t show up until the last few minutes of the episode. It seems as though this first episode was designed to more or less set up the conflicts and events for the rest of the season. I don’t totally mind, especially since we already get to see this season’s villain, Kuvira, in full-force.
Though we got a glimpse of her last season, we didn’t truly didn’t get to see the extant of Kuvira’s abilities. Within ten seconds of her first scene in this season, we get to see her take down about a dozen people without even breaking a sweat. Also within the three years, she’s managed to basically
take over an entire Earth Kingdom continent, and is called the Great Uniter. I can’t wait to see more of her.
Other characters have changed a lot as well. Bolin, for example, has joined Kuvira, but seems to believe he’s doing the right thing. He still retains his total goofball personality. Another character, Mako, has become the bodyguard of the future Earth King. The other main female character, Asami, has created a rail-line that connects the city she lives in, Republic City, to the rest of the Earth Kingdom.
Korra has been lying to both her friends and family and has been secretly fighting in underground rings, all while keeping it secret that she’s actually the Avatar. I was disappointed that we didn’t get to see more of her, but hopefully there will be more of Korra in the next episode.
Other than the limited screen time for Korra, it was an excellent episode. I’m super excited for next week, and I don’t even know the name of the next episode. I’m just hoping it won’t leave me an emotional wreck because I’m currently in the midst of a total homework over load at the moment. I wouldn’t be able to deal. Anyone who has been in a fandom knows exactly what I’m talking about. I can’t wait.
Unfortunately, I have to vary my topics in this column and next will probably focus on another issue, so unless there’s a riot, an episode with an emotionally traumatizing moment or one that’s just plain totally awesome, I’ll only make passing references to “The Legend of Korra” in future columns.