Korra: Man, I got a good feeling about tonight. I don't care if we are the underdogs. We can take those pompous Wolfbats.
Mako: It's going to be our toughest match ever, but I think you're right.
Bolin: Introducing your new champs, the fantastic Fire Ferrets!
Amon: Good morning, citizens of Republic City. This is Amon. I hope you all enjoyed last night's pro-bending match, because it will be the last. It's time for this city to stop worshiping bending athletes as if they were heroes. I am calling on the council to shut down the bending arena and cancel the finals, or else there will be severe consequences.
Tenzin: Tarrlok's playing you and I don't want to see you get hurt.
Lin Beifong: I know what I am doing and the risks that come with it.
Tenzin: In that case, I'm going to be by your side during the match.
Lin Beifong: You don't need to babysit me.
Tenzin: It's for Korra. I want to make sure she's safe.
Lin Beifong: Do what you want! It's not like I've ever been able to stop you before.
Lieutenant: I just got word. The council defied your threat. They're keeping the arena open.
Amon: Perfect. Everything is going according to plan.
Tenzin: Lin, with so much on the line it would be nice if we could help each other out, at least for one night.
Lin Beifong: Like old times?
Tenzin: Like old times.
Lin Beifong: Okay, I'll try to be less abrasive than usual.
Tenzin: I would appreciate that.
Korra: I'm gonna knock Tahno's stupid hair off his stupid head!
[Tahno makes an illegal move]
Mako: What's the big idea, ref? That was a hosing foul!
Tenzin: Oh come on, refs! There was some funny business in that last play!
Lin Beifong: Wouldn't have guessed you knew the rules of pro-bending.
Tenzin: I've been brushing up... That Wolfbat blatantly bent a disk outside of his zone.
Korra: What's wrong with these refs?
Mako: They've been paid off; it's the only explanation. Someone wants us to lose.
Korra: If the Wolfbats are gonna fight dirty, then so should we.
Mako: No we can't! The refs have it out for us. If we're gonna win this thing, it has to be fair and square.
Korra: Argh, that's no fun but... alright.
Lin Beifong: I can't believe your sweet-tempered father was reincarnated into that girl. She's tough as nails.
Tenzin: Reminds me of someone else I knew at that age. You two might get along if you would only give her a chance.
Lin Beifong: Hmph.
Tenzin: Oh, come on! Those were illegal head shots! Open your eyes, ref!
Tahno: I barely broke a sweat! Anybody else wanna scrap with the champs?
Amon: I believe I have your attention, benders of Republic City. So once again, the Wolfbats are your pro-bending champions. It seems fitting that you celebrate three bullies who cheated their way to victory because every day, you threaten and abuse your fellow non-bending citizens just like the Wolfbats did to their opponents tonight. Those men were supposedly the best in the bending world and yet it only took a few moments for me to cleanse them of their impurity. Let this be a warning to all of you benders out there: if any of you stand in my way, you will meet the same fate.
[Spectators gasp in fear and shock. Cut to frontal view of Amon and Equalist group]
Amon: Now, to my followers: for years the Equalists have been forced to hide in the shadows, but now we have the numbers and the strength to create a new Republic City.
[Cut to the Fire Ferrets, who regained consciousness. Amon continues speaking in the background]
Amon: I'm happy to tell you that the
[Close-up of Fire Ferrets]
Amon: time for change has finally come. Very soon, the current tyrannical bending regime will be replaced by a fair-minded Equalist government. You and your children will no longer have to walk the streets afraid! It's time to take back our city.
Amon: For centuries, benders have possessed an unnatural advantage over ordinary people. But thankfully, modern technology has provided us with a way to even out the playing field. Now anyone can hold the power of a chi-blocker in their hand. My followers and I will not rest until the entire city achieves equality, and once that goal is achieved, we will equalize the rest of the world. The revolution has begun!
Mako: How are we gonna get out of here?
Bolin: Pabu! Listen up, buddy.
[starts making clicking noises]
Mako: Stop fooling around!
Bolin: I'm not! I'm trying to save us! See? Pabu's not just a one trick poodle pony.
Korra: I'm going after Amon!
Mako: Be careful!
[Korra creates a water whirl, only to start falling and be caught by Lin Beifong who throws her up to the roof after Amon and the Equalists]
[Mako runs up and hugs Korra]
Mako: I'm so glad you're okay!
[Bolin hugs both of them]
Bolin: Me too!
Lin Beifong: I can't believe Amon did this. I played right into his hand.
Tenzin: He played us all. Republic City is at war.
Tenzin: Korra, you shouldn't be here. This is a closed meeting.
Korra: As the Avatar and a pro-bending player, I have a right to be heard. You can't cancel the finals.
Tenzin: I know winning the championship means a lot to you. But as far as I'm concerned, we need to shut the arena down.
Korra: What about the rest of you? Tarrlok, there's no way you're backing down from Amon, right?
Tarrlok: Actually, Tenzin and I agree for once.
Tenzin: The council is unanimous. We're closing the arena.
Lin Beifong: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with the Avatar.
Tarrlok: You do?
Korra: Yeah, you do?
Lin Beifong: I expected this kind of cut-and-run response from Tenzin. But the rest of you? Come on, show a little more backbone. It's time that the benders of this city displayed some strength and unity against these Equalists.
Tenzin: We must prevent the conflict between benders and non-benders from escalating into all-out war! The council is not changing its position, Lin.
Tarrlok: Now just a moment, Tenzin. Let us hear what our esteemed Chief of Police has in mind.
Lin Beifong: If you keep the arena open, my metalbenders and I will provide extra security during the championship match. There's no better force to deal with the chi-blockers. Our armor is impervious to their attacks.
Tarrlok: Are you saying that you will personally take responsibility for the safety of the spectators in the arena?
Lin Beifong: I guarantee it.
Tarrlok: It is hard to argue with Chief Beifong's track record. If she is confident her elite officers can protect the arena, then she has my support. I am changing my vote. Who else is with me? The arena stays open. Good luck in the finals.
Korra: What did your father do to make her hate the Avatar so much?
Tenzin: My father and Lin got along famously. I'm afraid her issues... are with me.
Korra: Wait a second... it all makes sense now! You and Beifong, Beifong and you. You two were a couple!
Tenzin: What! How-? Where'd you get that idea?
Korra: Ha! Your wife!
Tenzin: Criminy! I'll have to have a word with her.
Korra: So... Pema stole you from Beifong. I'm surprised our "esteemed Chief of Police" didn't throw her in jail.
Tenzin: Oh, she tried. Anyway, Pema didn't steal me, Lin and I had been growing apart for some time. We both had different goals in li- Why am I even telling you this? It all happened a long time ago and we've moved passed it.
Korra: Hm, apparently Beifong hasn't.
Tenzin: What do you... Of course she has! Anyway, this is none of your business!
Korra: See you at home, Mr. Heartbreaker!
Bolin: Pfft, they got nothing on us, buddy. Anybody can howl. OOOOOOOOO. Hm, whatever.
Shiro Shinobi: The Ferret brothers are backed up to zone three and the Wolfbats smell blood. Looks like Tahno snuck in an illegal icing move but once again there's no call. I don't know what match the refs are watching but it's obviously not this one. Oh... a splash-and-clash send the Avatar to zone three as well. It's a knockout! The Wolfbats win the championship for the fourth year in a- Hold on a second, folks! Scratch that! The Ferrets are still alive, but just barely. What an unbelievable move! These Ferrets aren't just bending the elements, they're bending my mind! The underdogs survive to see round two.
Korra: I'm taking this one. Let's go! You and me, pretty boy!
Tahno: Thought you'd never ask.
[Korra and Tahno move towards each other]
Tahno: Come on, little girl. Give me your best shot.
[Korra knocks Tahno off]
Korra: Hmph, chump.
Ring Announcer: Folks, there is some sort of electrical disturbance in the stands. Metalbender cops are dropping like bumbleflies. There appear to be masked members of the audience wielding strange devices on their hands. One of them is in the booth with me right now, folks! He is leveling one of those glove devices at me now and I believe he is about to electrocute me. I am currently wetting my pants.
Tahno: What's going on here, ref?
Referee: I don't know!
Tahno: All right, you want a piece of the Wolfbats? Here it comes!
[Tahno and his team try to attack Amon and t he Equalists, but they lose]
Tahno: Wait, please don't do this! I'll give you the championship pot, I'll-I'll give you everything just please don't take my bending!