“The Legend of Korra” Season 4 Episode 2 “Korra Alone” aired last Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, on the Nickelodeon website and the Nickelodeon application. In this episode, it was featured how Korra (Janet Varney) spent her last few years recovering and how she ended up in an earth-bending cage fight. She then got some unexpected help from an unexpected source and discovered that another hero of the past was still well and live. Read on to learn more about this episode.
In the present, Avatar Korra tried to heal herself after the earth-bending match, in which she was easily beaten. As she crossed the street, she was almost ran over and ended up in a dark alleyway where, to her horror, she found herself face to face with her avatar self. She tried to fight it, but it disappeared.
The flashback was set right after Jinora was anointed as the newest airbending master. As she prepared to leave for the Southern Water Tribe with her parents and Kya, Asami (Seychelle Gabriel) volunteered to go with her for a while, but Korra told them that she wanted to be alone for a while.
However, her recovery was painfully slow as she had recurring nightmares of what Zaheer had done to her.
After three whole weeks, Korra neither slept nor ate. After much encouragement by her parents, she decided to allow Katara (Eva Marie Saint) to help her heal. Katara told her that she could only help guide her in her healing process, but most of it would be up to Korra’s own will. She managed to take one step, but every time she did so, she would remember Zaheer and what he did, and then she would just fall down.
In the meantime, Korra felt increasingly frustrated and helpless as she received letters from Asami, Bolin (P.J. Byrne) and Mako (David Faustino) who told them about what had been going on in their lives. Asami was going to redesign the city’s infrastructure, Mako was back “on the beat” and Bolin went with Varrick and Kuvira to help stabilize the Earth Kingdom. She let out all her frustrations on Katara as it had been six months but with no significant progress. Katara then reminded her that she was not the only one who had a traumatic experience. Aang had woken up to find that the entire Air Nation had been wiped out, but instead, he found “meaning in suffering” and peace. It never broke his spirit. Because of this, Korra was able to become stronger, physically, and went it came to her bending. However, she was still a little bit weak, but Tenzin (J.K. Simmons) reassured her that everything was alright in the world.
Two years later, she decided to leave for Republic City and wrote a letter to Asami, in which she confided that she was afraid that she could not anymore reconnect to her Avatar state. Along the way, she felt even more frustrated when she could not stop several thieves from robbing a shop. She turned around when she saw her avatar self on top of a rock near Republic City. She then headed to somewhere near the Earth Kingdom, where she disguised herself as a citizen. She then went into the spiritual world, where she could not connect to her avatar state, and rebuffed the help of the spirits. She then went around the world, trying to search for answers and for a way for her to get back into her avatar state. Everywhere she went, she saw her avatar self, which scared her. Finally, it lead her to earth-bending cage fight, in which she hoped to defeat her avatar state once and for all.
After the match, she noticed a small white dog who begged her to follow it. It led her to a swamp, where the dog revealed itself to be one of the spirits who had wanted to help her in the spirit world. It told her that she was supposed to find someone there.
However, her Avatar self showed up, and the two fought, which ended up in Korra being dragged down into the mud.
When she woke up, she was surprised to find herself in a cave with an old woman cooking some food in a pot. The old woman said that she had found her passed out on the mud. If her avatar senses brought her to the swamp, then she should better listen to it. Shocked, Korra wondered at why the old woman had known her. The old woman then told her that they were very good friends in her previous life. After lighting up the room with a little fire, Korra was surprised to find out that the old woman was none other than Toph Beifong (Kate Higgins).
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