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"Avatar: The Last Airbender" The Crossroads of Destiny (2006)

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 2: Episode 20 -- A guru at the Eastern Air Temple helps Aang take the next step in his Avatar journey.

Everyone races against time to stop Azula's sinister conquest of Ba Sing Se.


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Original Air Date:
1 December 2006 (Season 2, Episode 20)
The heroes work together to stop Azula's destructive plans; Zuko finds companionship in an unlikely source and learns the time has come to make an imperative choice about his future. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Zach Tyler ... Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)

Mae Whitman ... Katara (voice)

Jack De Sena ... Sokka (voice) (as Jack DeSena)

Jessie Flower ... Toph (voice)

Dante Basco ... Prince Zuko (voice)

Dee Bradley Baker ... Appa / Momo / Additional Voices (voice)

Mako ... Uncle (voice)

Phil LaMarr ... Earth King / Additional Voices (voice)

Clancy Brown ... Long Feng / Additional Voices (voice)

Grey Griffin ... Azula (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)

Cricket Leigh ... Mai (voice)

Olivia Hack ... Ty Lee (voice)

Brian George ... Guru Pathik / Additional Voices (voice)

Greg Baldwin ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jim Meskimen ... Additional Voices (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Dante DiMartino 
Writing credits
Michael Dante DiMartino (creator) &
Bryan Konietzko (creator)

Aaron Ehasz (written by)

Aaron Ehasz (head writer)

Elizabeth Welch Ehasz (staff writer) &
Tim Hedrick (staff writer) &
John O'Bryan (staff writer)

Produced by
Eric Coleman .... executive producer: Nickelodeon
Michael Dante DiMartino .... executive producer
Aaron Ehasz .... co-executive producer
Bryan Konietzko .... executive producer
Miken Wong .... line producer (as Miken Lee Wong)
Original Music by
Benjamin Wynn 
Jeremy Zuckerman 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Michael Adams (supervising picture editor) (as Jeff Adams)
Casting by
Maryanne Dacey 
Art Direction by
Bryan Konietzko 
Production Management
Jenna Boyd .... executive in charge of production: Nickelodeon (as Jenna Luttrell)
Jun Hyun Ho .... production manager: JM
Andrew Huebner .... production manager
Lisa Yang .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Oreste Canestrelli .... additional storyboard artist
Michael Chang .... storyboard artist
Aldina Dias .... prop designer
Michael Dante DiMartino .... storyboard artist
Joaquim Dos Santos .... additional storyboard artist
Christofer Graham .... storyboard artist (as Chris Graham)
Ian Graham .... additional storyboard artist
Miyuki Hoshikawa .... additional storyboard artist
Dean Kelly .... storyboard artist
Kenji Ono .... storyboard artist
Tomihiro Yamaguchi .... additional storyboard artist
Tomihiro Yamaguchi .... storyboard revisionist
Sound Department
Justin Brinsfield .... recording engineer
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist
Mishelle Fordham .... assistant sound recording engineer (as Mishelle Smith)
Mishelle Fordham .... editor: emr (as Mishelle Smith)
Jeffrey Kettle .... foley mixer (as Jeff Kettle)
Tom Maydeck .... re-recording mixer (as Thomas J. Maydeck)
Benjamin Wynn .... sound designer
Jeremy Zuckerman .... sound designer
Animation Department
Joong-Ryoul Ahn .... key animator (as Ahn Joong Ryul)
Enzo Baldi .... background designer
Jean-Paul Bondy .... background color
Ron Brown .... background color
Jevon Bue .... background designer
Jeung Hyun Cheol .... layout artist
Sung-Woo Choi .... inbetween animator (as Choi Sung Woo)
Andy Dill .... main title animator
Yee Eunjung .... ink and paint artist (as Lee Eun Jung)
Bryan Evans .... background color
Elsa Garagarza .... background designer
Elsa Garagarza .... background supervisor
Kathryn Gilmore .... animation checker (as Kathy Gilmore)
Kathryn Gilmore .... lip assignment (as Kathy Gilmore)
Mun Wook Hak .... key animator
Back Eun Hee .... key animator
Jung Hun .... key animator
Kim Ki Hyeon .... final checker
Jung Hyun .... color supervisor
Kim Hyun .... key animator
Oh Doo Hyung .... inbetween animator
Yoo Young Ja .... inbetween animator
Sangwoong Jung .... background painting supervisor (as Jeung Sang Woong)
Dean Kelly .... background designer
Noh Seung Keum .... ink and paint artist
Hee-jin Kim .... inbetween animator
Hye-Jung Kim .... background color
Hye-Jung Kim .... color stylist
Hye-Jung Kim .... color supervisor
Jae Woo Kim .... character designer
Sook Hee Kim .... model checker
Young-chan Kim .... key animator
Young-Ho Kim .... effects animator (as Kim Yong Ho)
Bryan Konietzko .... character designer
Dao Le .... animatic editor
Kim Seung Min .... layout artist
Angela Mueller .... character designer
Eun Sook Park .... inbetween animator
Hyun-ah Park .... inbetween animator (as Park Hyun Ah)
Mun Hee Park .... inbetween animator
Lee Ju Ri .... inbetween checker (as Lee Ju Li)
Kim Guan Sik .... inbetween checker
Yoon Mo Sung .... clean-up artist
Kim Hyun Yong .... key animator
Jae-Myung Yoo .... animation director (as Yu Jae Myoung)
Jae-Myung Yoo .... timing director (as Yu Jae Myoung)
Jung Hae Young .... key animator
Myoung Ga Young .... key animator
Casting Department
Leah Buono .... original casting
Sarah Noonan .... original casting
Shannon Reed .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Anna Adams .... additional post services
André Boutilier .... additional post services
J.F. Kinyon .... additional post services
Dexter P. .... telecine colorist
Oliver Pearce .... post-production coordinator
Rohner Segnitz .... additional post services
Jason Stiff .... director of post production
Kevin Zelch .... assistant picture editor
Other crew
Justin Charlebois .... production assistant
In-Sup Choi .... production coordinator: JM
Michael Dante DiMartino .... story editor
Michael Dante DiMartino .... title designer
Joann Estoesta .... production coordinator
Joshua Hamilton .... assistant to writers
Park Jung Hee .... translator: JM
Han Young Ja .... line producer: JM
Kisu .... consultant: martial arts (as Sifu Kisu)
Bryan Konietzko .... title designer
Siu-Leung Lee .... calligraphy and translation: chinese
Katie Mattila .... production coordinator
Joung Mee .... production executive: JM
Greg Rankin .... martial arts coordinator
Greg Rankin .... martial arts videographer
Manuel Rodriguez .... consultant: martial arts, Toph (as Sifu Manuel Rodriguez)
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Sheri Wheeler .... production assistant
Edwin Zane .... cultural consultant
Margie Cohn .... special thanks
Claudia Spinelli .... special thanks
Mark Taylor .... special thanks

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Dante DiMartino  creator
Bryan Konietzko  creator

Sound Department
Lou Teti .... sound re-recording mixer (multiple episodes)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Did You Know?

Miscellaneous: When Aang is rising into the air while in the Avatar State, his orange belt is missing and the next image shows that he is wearing it.See more »
Uncle Iroh:Did I ever tell you how I got the nickname "Dragon of the West?"
Azula:I'm not interested in a lengthy anecdote, Uncle.
Uncle Iroh:It's more of a demonstration really.
[Iroh breaths fire]
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Avatar Spirits (2010)See more »


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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great episode, 24 October 2006
Author: rubyducky from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is a great episode! I highly suggest all avatar fans watch this! It's simply filled with on-the- edge-of-your-seat action. The voice acting was wonderful. Especially Iroh, I think he was the best. Mark Hamill also does a great job with the Fire Lord. The action at the end of the episode was top notch. It's a shame all episodes aren't like this, it would really open up the show's demographics. The writers really incorporated Zuko into the plot well, given that he is helping Aang after chasing him for a good few years of his life. The episode really brings out your sense of pride and honor by the end. As I said before, Iroh really helped with that. The apex of his skill in firebending is really shown off during the episode. Let the epic fight begin! All avatar fans must watch this episode! Finally! The Fire Nation defeated! But I'm sure there's going to be more in the next season hint hint =). I'm sure we'll all greatly look forward to that.

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