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The Legend of Korra: Rebel Spirit

Team Avatar and Tenzin's family travel to the Southern Water Tribe to attend the Glacial Spirits Festival. While there, Korra's uncle, Unalaq, attempts to persuade Korra to let him advise her about the spirits, but both Korra's father and Tenzin assert that she needs to focus on her airbending. However, during the festival, Korra discovers that it was her father and Tenzin rather than Aang who kept her locked away, and after a Dark Spirit attacks, Korra breaks off her studies under Tenzin and takes up Unalaq as her instructor.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Friday September 13th, 2013

Director: Colin Heck
Writer: Tim Hedrick

Alternate Airdates:

USA Jul 19, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Eva Marie SaintEva Marie Saint
voiced Katara

Guest Stars
Aaron HimelsteinAaron Himelstein
As Desna
Alex McKennaAlex McKenna
voiced Senna
Aubrey PlazaAubrey Plaza
voiced Eska
Darcy Rose ByrnesDarcy Rose Byrnes
voiced Ikki
Jeff BennettJeff Bennett
voiced Radio Broadcaster; Carnival Barker; Engineer
John Michael HigginsJohn Michael Higgins
As Varrick
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Old Salt
Kiernan ShipkaKiernan Shipka
voiced Jinora
Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
voiced Kya
Logan WellsLogan Wells
voiced Meelo
Richard RiehleRichard Riehle
voiced Bumi
Sean GantkaSean Gantka
voiced Greenhorn
Main Cast
Janet VarneyJanet Varney
voiced Korra
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
voiced Tenzin
David FaustinoDavid Faustino
voiced Mako
P.J. ByrneP.J. Byrne
voiced Bolin
Seychelle GabrielSeychelle Gabriel
voiced Asami Sato
Dee Bradley BakerDee Bradley Baker
voiced Tarrlok; Naga; Pabu; Lemurs;
James RemarJames Remar
voiced Tonraq
Adrian LaTourelleAdrian LaTourelle
voiced Unalaq
Episode Notes
This is the first episode to be directed by people other than Joaquim Dos Santos and Ki Hyun Ryu.

This is the first episode to be writen by people other than Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

Episode Quotes
(Mako takes down a truck, after a high speed chase)
Mako: Looks like you have some car trouble. It's a good thing the police are here.

(Korra wins an air bending race)
Ikki: No fair! You can't go into the avatar state to win!
Korra: (Sticks her tongue out, teasing)
Tenzin: You did what? The avatar state is not to be used as a booster rocket.

(Bumi sticks up for Korra)
Tenzin: Is it too late for you to unretire from the united forces?
Bumi: The paperwork's gone through, little brother. From now on, it's twenty four seven Bumi Time! (pinches Tenzin's cheek)

(Tenzin announces their around the world trip to see the air temples)
Jinora: Can we see where Grandpa Aang was born?
Meelo: How many lemurs can I have?
Ikki: I want to get tattoos, but instead of arrows I want lightning bolts.
Jinora: You can't get lightning bolts. That doesn't make any sense.
Ikki: You don't make any sense!
Meelo: (Jumping and cheering between the girls) Fight! Fight! Fight!

Bumi: Yep! There's vacation Tenzin! And you can't stop me from going to the festival. Mom already invited me.

Tonraq: Traditions change. It's not the end of the world.
Unalaq: Tell that to the sailors who are being attacked by angry spirits in southern waters. Some traditions have purpose.

(Korra takes Unalaq as her teacher)
Tenzin: Please. I know you're angry, but we've come so far together.
Korra: I'm sorry Tenzin. This is as far as we go.
Tenzin: It has been a pleasure serving you, Avatar Korra.

Eska: You amuse me. I will make you mine.
Bolin: You mean, like a boyfriend, or like a slave?
Eska: Yes. (grabs his collar) Win me prizes.

Episode Goofs
When Mako and Korra are at the carnival playing the game with the water guns, there are six players. And only five Avatar shaped targets.

As they speak we can see a random person, Mako, and Korra, playing the game. And the other side shows Korra and three more random people behind her also playing the game.

Korra uses her water bending to cheat at the game and wins. When they show the barker with the targets, there is one missing. Whoever was playing on the left hand side of Mako shouldn't have been there, if we assume that the winning position was Korra's.

Cultural References
The North and South water tribes are both designed after the Inuit people of Northern North America.

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