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The Siege of the North 

While Katara herself becomes a great waterbending master, Commander Zhao plans a siege on the Northern Water Tribe. Meanwhile, Sokka's on a mission to stop this siege while Aang tries to buy them some time.


Dave Filoni


Michael Dante DiMartino (creator), Bryan Konietzko (creator) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Zach Tyler ... Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Mae Whitman ... Katara (voice)
Jack De Sena ... Sokka (voice) (as Jack DeSena)
Dante Basco ... Prince Zuko (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Appa / Momo / Additional Voices (voice)
Mako ... Uncle / Additional Voices (voice)
Jason Isaacs ... Admiral Zhao (voice)
Erik Dellums ... Koh (voice) (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Jon Polito ... Chief Arnook (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Master Pakku / Additional Voices (voice)
Johanna Braddy ... Princess Yue (voice)
Ben Diskin ... Hahn (voice)
James Garrett James Garrett ... Avatar Roku (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Fire Lord / Additional Voices (voice)
Scott McAfee ... Additional Voices (voice)


The Fire Nation is attacking the North Pole and Sokka, Katara, and Yue are looking for Aang. Zuko has Aang, but Aang is in the spirit world, where he meets Avatar Roku. Zuko and Aang are trapped in a cave during a storm, where Zuko shares some inner turmoil with Aang, who is in the Spirit World. At the water tribe, the firebenders are winning. Iroh attacks Zhao when Zhao reveals that he wants to kill the spirits of the moon and the ocean. In the Spirit World, Aang meets Koh the Face Stealer, who tells him that someone is planning on killing the spirits and he needs to stop them. Katara, Sokka, and Yue find Aang and they rescue him, taking Zuko with them. Zhao kills the moon spirit and the waterbenders lose their power. Yue reveals that the spirit once saved her. Iroh and Aang team up against Zhao. Zhao and Zuko escape as Aang turns into a giant spirit and goes to fight the firebenders. Elsewhere, Zuko and Zhao fight desperately. Yue sacrifices her own life to save the moon spirit. The... Written by spielburg

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2 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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This episode is 'Michael Dante Dimartino''s and Bryan Konietzko's (the two show founders) favorite episode. See more »


[first lines]
Master Pakku: Nice try, Pupil Sangok. A couple of more years and you might be ready to fight a sea sponge. Would anyone care for a rematch with Katara?
[the class groans]
Master Pakku: Katara, you've advanced more quickly than any student I've ever trained. You have proven that with fierce determination, passion and hard work, you can accomplish anything. Raw talent alone is not enough.
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"She was born lucky, I was lucky to be born" (dialog)
8 November 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Here the unvarnished facts: I discovered this series in 2012 and was hooked. I binge-watched. Days passed. i think it was summer. No matter. I was watching Last Airbender.

When I finished the series, I returned to the real world only to discover there was a sequel, Korra. I patiently waited until all the episodes of Korra were aired, collected them, and started to binge-watch.

And somewhere in the middle of the second season of Korra, I just gave up. And now I am watching the original Airbender series top to bottom for the second time.

Where Korra was occasionally cute, LAST AIRBENDER is consistently brilliant from episode to episode. Even the lulls in the action contain dialog so sharp it could cut you ("My father says my sister was born lucky ... I was lucky to be born") and profound spiritual lessons.

Frankly I cannot even believe the same team was behind both productions.

The original series is astonishing.

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