Toph: Hey, wait a minute. Has anyone noticed that Momo is missing, too?
Sokka: Oh, no! I knew it was only a matter of time! Appa ate Momo!
[crawling into Appa's mouth]
Sokka: Momo, I'm coming for you, buddy.
Katara: Sokka, Appa didn't eat Momo. He's probably with Aang.
Sokka: That's just what Appa wants you to think.
[he squirms further into Appa's mouth]
Prince Zuko: Get out of the bison's mouth, Sokka!. We have a real problem here. Aang is nowhere to be found, and the comet is only two days away.
Katara: I have a surprise for everyone!
Toph: I knew it! You *did* have a secret thing with Haru!
Katara: Uh, no. I was looking for cooking pots in the attic, and I found this!
[she holds up a painting of a baby]
Katara: Look at Baby Zuko! Isn't he cute?
[the others giggle and "aw"; Zuko is silent]
Katara: [to Zuko] Oh, lighten up. I was just teasing.
Prince Zuko: That's not me. It's my father.
Suki: But he looks so sweet and innocent.
Prince Zuko: Well, that sweet little kid grew up to be a monster, and the worst father in the history of fathers.
Aang: [about Sokka's sand sculpture] Is that a... blubbering blob monster?
Sokka: No! It's Suki!
[Aang and Toph laugh]
Toph: Suki, we'll all understand if you break up with him over this.
Suki: I think it's sweet.
[Sokka kisses her]
Katara: [after Aang disappears] What should we do, Zuko?
Prince Zuko: I don't know.
[they all stare at him]
Prince Zuko: Why are you all looking at *me*?
Katara: Well, you are kind of the expert on tracking Aang.
Katara: What happened?
Sokka: Zuko's gone crazy! I made a sand sculpture of Suki and he *destroyed* it!... Oh, and he's attacking Aang.
Katara: [about Aang] Then he's got to be somewhere on Ember Island. Let's split up and look for him.
Toph: I'm going with Zuko!
[the rest look at her curiously]
Toph: What? Everyone else went on a life-changing field trip with Zuko. Now it's my turn.
Toph Beifong: [Walking with Zuko, looking for Aang] ... And then when I was nine, I ran away again.
Prince Zuko: [Not really paying attention] Uh-huh.
Toph Beifong: I know I shouldn't complain, my parents gave me everything that I ever asked for. But they never gave me the one thing that I really wanted. Their love. You know what I mean?
Prince Zuko: Look, I know you had a rough childhood but we should really focus on finding Aang.
Toph Beifong: [to herself] This is the worst fieldtrip ever.
Katara: What's wrong with you? You could've hurt Aang.
Prince Zuko: What's wrong with me? What's wrong with all of you? How can you sit around having beach parties when Sozin's Comet is only three days away...? Why are you all looking at me like I'm crazy?
Aang: About Sozin's Comet... I was actually gonna wait to fight the Fire Lord until after it came.
Prince Zuko: After?
Aang: I'm not ready. I need more time to master Firebending.
Toph: And frankly, your Earthbending could still use some work, too.
Katara: The whole point of fighting the Fire Lord before the comet was to stop the Fire Nation from winning the war. But they pretty much won the war when they took Ba Sing Se. Things can't get any worse.
Prince Zuko: You're wrong. It's about to get worse than you can even imagine.
Prince Zuko: [to Aang] I know you're scared, and I know you're not ready to save the world, but if you don't defeat the Fire Lord before the comet comes, there won't be a world to save anymore.
Katara: Aang, you don't have to do this alone.
Toph Beifong: Yeah, if we all fight the Fire Lord together, we got a shot at taking him down.
Sokka: All right! Team Avatar is back! Air, Water, Earth, Fire... Fan and Sword!
Aang: Fighting the Fire Lord is gonna be the hardest thing we've ever done together, but I wouldn't want to do it any other way.
Prince Zuko: There's one technique you need to know before facing my Father... how to redirect lightning. If you let the energy in your own body flow, the lightning will follow it. You turn your opponent's energy against them.
Aang: That's like Waterbending.
Prince Zuko: Exactly. My uncle invented this technique himself by studying Waterbenders.
Aang: So, have *you* ever redirected lightning before?
Prince Zuko: Once... against my father.
Aang: What did it feel like?
Prince Zuko: Exhilarating... but terrifying. You feel so powerful holding so much energy in your body, but you know if you make the wrong move, it's over.
Aang: [Nervous chuckle] Well, not *over* over. I mean, there's always Katara and a little Spirit Water action, am I right?
Katara: Actually, I used it all up after Azula shot you.
Prince Zuko: You'll have to take the Fire Lord's life before he takes yours.
Aang: I'll just do that.
Aang: This goes against everything I learned from the monks. I can't just go around wiping out people I don't like.
Sokka: Sure, you can. You're the Avatar. If it's the name of keeping balance, I'm pretty sure the universe will forgive you.
Aang: This isn't a joke, Sokka! None of you understands the position I'm in!
Katara: Aang, we do understand. It's just...
Aang: Just what, Katara? What?
Katara: We're trying to help.
Aang: Then, when you figure out a way for me to beat the Fire Lord without taking his life, I'd love to hear it!
[In front of a melon with a face carved into it, which has been placed on top of a stick]
Sokka: Gather round, Team Avatar. In order to take out the Fire Lord, or, in this case, the Melon Lord, our timing has to be perfect. First, Suki and I will draw his fire. Then, Katara and Zuko charge in with some liquidy hot offense, and while the Melon Lord is distracted, Aang swoops in and Bam! He delivers the final blow.
Toph: Uh... what about me?
Sokka: For now, you're the Melon Lord's forces.
Toph: So I get to chuck flaming rocks at all of you?
Sokka: Whatever makes the training feel more realistic.
Toph: [smiles] Sweetness.
[Zuko training Aang in Firebending]
Prince Zuko: More ferocious! Imagine striking through your opponent's heart!
Aang: I'm trying!
Prince Zuko: Now let me hear you roar like a tigerdillo!
[Aang gives out a weak roar]
Prince Zuko: That sounded pathetic. I said roar!
Katara: Get over here, Zuko. Being part of the group also means being part of group hugs.
Fire Lord Ozai: Hmm. Prince Zuko, you've been among the Earth Kingdom commoners. Do you think that adding more troops will stop these rebellions?
Prince Zuko: [pause] The people of the Earth Kingdom are proud and strong. They can endure anything, as long as they have hope.
Fire Lord Ozai: Yes, you're right. We need to destroy their hope.
Fire Lord Ozai: When the comet last came, my grandfather, Fire Lord Sozin, used it to wipe out the Air Nomads. Now, I will use its powers to end the Earth Kingdom... permanently. From our airships, we will rain fire over their lands, a fire that will destroy *everything*. And out of the ashes a new world will be born, a world in which *all* the lands are Fire Nation and I am the supreme ruler of *everything*!
Prince Zuko: My whole life I struggled to gain my father's love and acceptance, but once I had it, I realized, I'd lost myself getting there. I'd forgotten who I was.
Prince Zuko: There's one technique you need to know before facing my Father. How to redirect lightning. If you let the energy in your own body flow,
[He stretches his left arm out and the fingers on his right hand touch the fingers on his left hand and swiftly traces a path down his arm, shoulder, stomach and back out the other side]
Prince Zuko: ... the lightning will follow it.
[His left hand touches his right, they are parallel to each other]
Prince Zuko: You turn your opponent's energy against them.
Aang: That's like waterbending.
Prince Zuko: Exactly. My Uncle invented this technique himself by studying waterbenders.
Fire Lord: I've decided to lead the fleet of airships to Ba Sing Se alone. You will remain here in the Fire Nation.
Azula: But, I thought we were going to do this together?
Fire Lord: My decision is final.
Azula: You, you can't treat me like this! You can't treat me like Zuko!