The Legend of Korra Recap: Day of Colossus

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
The Legend of Korra Recap: Day of Colossus

"The Legend of Korra" Season 4 Episode 12 “Day of the Colossus” aired last Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, on the Nickelodeon website and application. In this episode, Prince Wu (Sunil Malhotra) and Pema (Maria Bamford) evacuated the remaining residents of Republic City, while Avatar Korra (Janet Varney), Lin Beifong (Mindy Sterling), Bolin (P.J. Byrne), Su Beifong (Anne Heche), Asami Sato (Seychelle Gabriel), Varrick (John Michael Higgins), Zhu Li (Stephanie Sheh), Mako (David Faustino), Hiroshi Sato (Daniel Dae Kim), Tenzin (J.K. Simmons) and the rest of the airbenders teamed up in order to try and defeat Kuvira (Zelda Williams) and her mecha tank army. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode picked up from where it left off. Bolin (P. J. Byrne) lifted up a fallen wall from the building that Kuvira (Zelda Williams) had blown up so that everyone could get out to safety, including an unconscious Batar Jr. (Todd Haberkorn). Tenzin (J. K. Simmons) then flew up and discovered that Kuvira was leading an entire army of mecha suits. Bolin suggested that they leave the city, but Mako (David Faustino) reminded them that Prince Wu (Sunil Malhotra) was still evacuating the city and could become a potential target. Both Lin Beifong (Mindy Sterling) and Avatar Korra (Janet Varney) agreed that they should fight Kuvira then and there. Those who were benders agreed to stick together and fight, while Varrick (John Michael Higgins), Zhu Li (Stephanie Sheh) and Asami Sato (Seychelle Gabriel) decided to head back to the future industries office in order to try to get the prototype hummingbird mecha suits to work. Korra then instructed Su Beifong (Anne Heche) to bring the “wounded and the others” to Asami’s office as well.


At the train station, the evacuees started to panic after learning that they would not be able to leave by rail as Kuvira had cut the railway and that Kuvira was already in the city. Prince Wu then calmed them down and told them that he would find them a way out and left Tenzin’s wife, Pema (Maria Bamford), in charge.

Meanwhile, as the benders ran towards the Kuvira’s mecha giant, Meelo (Logan Wells), who saw a paint store, had an idea. He placed paint in water balloons and strapped them to their airbender suits in order, at the right time, to blind the mecha giant by spraying paint all over its windows. While Kuvira was busy cleaning the windows of her giant mecha suit, Bolin made it sink thanks to his lavabending, as Lin and Su could not bend the mecha suit as it was made out of platinum. Win and Wei then tied its feet together with metal wires, while the airbenders and Korra tried to use air so that the suit would fall to the ground. As the mecha suit lost its footing and regained its footing, Kuvira fired her spirit cannon aimlessly, destroying thousands of buildings. As Kuvira regained her footing, they decided to retreat, while Bolin carried Opal, who had been knocked out. Lin then instructed them to get all the wounded to the Future Industries office, while she went to get help.

At the factory, Varrick, Zhu Li and Asami discovered that there were still some bugs to work out with regards the hummingbird suit. As they couldn’t seem to get it working in time, Varrick told Zhu Li to come with him so that they could create a giant electromagnetic charge in the hopes of knocking out Kuvira’s mecha suit. Before they left, Varrick told Asami to disconnect everything that was electrical in there.

Meanwhile, in the sick room, Batar Jr. apologized to his mother and wondered why Kuvira, his fiancée, would turn on him. She then reassured him that they would work on reconciling with each other after everything was over, as a family.

Before Varrick and Zhu Li hit the switch, he started telling Zhu Li about his childhood, much to her disappointment, as she had believed that he was going to tell her something else. However, Varrick was not able to finish his story as Kuvira had arrived. After flipping the switch, they discovered that the platoons had been disabled, but Kuvira’s suit was still going as it had a power source of its own. Because of this, Varrick told Zhu Li to do the thing, but Zhu Li told him that there were no more things to do. Because of this, Kuvira instructed her soldiers to locate the source of the electromagnetic pulse.

Inside the factory, Batar Jr. informed them that they had not been able to disable Kuvira’s suit as it ran on spirit vine energy. Lin then surprised everyone by returning with Hiroshi Sato (Daniel Dae Kim), Asami’s imprisoned father, as he would be able to help them out. He then told them that they might be able to attach some plasma saws that he had been developing before he had been imprisoned on the hummingbird suits in order to cut a hole small enough for someone to get inside the suit.

Meanwhile, at the train station, Prince Wu surprised everyone when he and Bolin and Mako’s cousin, Tou, returned with two badger moles, as they had followed him since they loved his singing. As they were the original earthbenders, under Wu’s instructions, they started to dig tunnels in order for them to escape the city.

Kuvira, in her mecha suit, was then informed that they had pinpointed the location of the source of the electromagnetic charge to be Future Industries Tower. Before the benders left to battle the mecha suit in order to slow it down while Varrick, Zhu Li, Asami and Hiroshi worked on attaching the plasma saws, Batar Jr. told Korra that once they had gotten inside, they should find the engine room and pull both levers there as that would cause it to shut down.

They then hurled attack after attack against the mecha suit, which ended up with Meelo saving his unconscious father, who had saved his daughter, Jinnora (Kiernan Shipka) , who was currently being brought to a safe place by her sister, Ikki (Darcy Rose Byrne). Bolin, Lin and Su were successful in briefly knocking down the mecha suit by toppling an entire building on it, but to their surprise, Kuvira was able to stand up again.


Underneath the train station, in the tunnels, Wu and the evacuees were stopped by Kuvira’s men. However, they themselves were crushed by Wu’s two badger moles after he sang a different kind of song, warning them that he was in danger.

Back at Future Industries Tower, Asami told her father that if they succeeded, then it would be because of him. However, he reminded her that she had designed the hummingbird suit and told her that he was happy that they were able to work together again. Meanwhile, before Zhu Li could go inside the hummingbird suit, Varrick stopped her as he said that he still had something that he needed to attach — a ring on her finger. He then knelt down in front of her and asked her if she would do the thing with him for the rest of their lives. She then answered yes, and Varrick scooped her up, kissed her, and told them to go and take down Kuvira. Zhu Li then replied that being carried by Varrick before going into battle "was exactly how I always pictured our engagement to be.”

The two teams then tried their best to attach themselves to Kuvira’s mecha suit in order to saw a hole in it while being swatted away by the mecha suit’s hands. Zhu Li managed to attach to it, and Varrick got to work with the plasma saw, but as Zhu Li saw that they wouldn’t make it, she ejected both of their seats out of the hummingbird suit. Asami then was able to attach to Kuvira after Korra used some nearby water to freeze Kuvira in place. However, the mecha suit started to resist, and blocks of ice started to fall. Asami told her father that they had to go, but he told her that he was almost there. He then said goodbye to her and told her that he loved her before ejecting Asami out, just as a mecha hand squashed him. However, as he was successful in drilling a hole into the suit, Mako, Bolin, Korra, Su and Lin entered the mecha suit in order to try to take down the suit, and to take down Kuvira once and for all.

And that was all for the recap of “The Legend of Korra” Season 4 Episode 12 “Day of Colossus.” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “The Legend of Korra” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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