When he meets an outcast from the Fire Nation, Aang is impatient to skip ahead in his training.



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Episode cast overview:
Zach Tyler ...
Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Katara (voice)
Sokka (voice) (as Jack DeSena)
Appa / Momo (voice)
Commander Zhao (voice)
Jeong Jeong (voice)
Chey (voice)
James Garrett ...
Avatar Roku (voice)
Additional Voices (voice) (as Michael McConnihie)
Firebending Magician (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)


When he meets an outcast from the Fire Nation, Aang is impatient to skip ahead in his training.

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21 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Jeong Jeong: Get out.
Aang: Master, I need to master Firebending.
Jeong Jeong: Only a Fool seeks his own destruction.
Aang: I'm the Avatar. It's my destiny to...
Jeong Jeong: Destiny? What would a boy know of destiny? If a fish lives it's whole life in this river, does he know the river's destiny? No! Only that it runs on and on of his control! He may follow where it flows, but he cannot see the end. He cannot imagine the ocean.
Aang: Okay... But it's Avatar's Duty to master all of the bending disciplines.
Jeong Jeong: To master the bending disciplines, you must ...
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"He tried to get the first fishhook out with another fishhook"
10 October 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Over 10 years has gone by and this reviewer remains in AWE of this show.

This episode is not merely good it is perfect.

I repeat, perfect.

How many 1000s of films have been done on the theme of the Master and Student in the martial arts context? Thie single episode, in an animated series no less, sets the bar, establishes the archetype, for how the story should be told.

And, typical of the excellence we have come to expect from this series, it delivers this perfect story with perfect writing in the broader context of maintaining the overall arc of the entire tale.


(Now watching for a third time. Was very disappointed with Korra)

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