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The Avatar and the Fire Lord 

Both Aang and Zuko must learn the history of how the war began. Zuko learns a secret about his great-grandfather's past.


Ethan Spaulding


Michael Dante DiMartino (creator), Bryan Konietzko (creator) | 6 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)
Michaela Jill Murphy ... Toph (voice) (as Jessie Flower)
Dante Basco ... Prince Zuko (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Appa / Momo / Adult Roku / Additional Voices (voice)
James Garrett ... Roku (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Firelord Sozin / Additional Voices (voice)
Andrew Caldwell ... Teen Roku (voice)
Sean Marquette ... Teen Sozin / Young Gyatso / Additional Voices (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Azula / Ta Min (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Greg Baldwin ... Uncle Iroh / Additional Voices (voice)
Lex Lang ... Adult Sozin / Additional Voices (voice)
Jeff Patterson ... Fire Sage / Additional Voices (voice)
Sab Shimono ... Additional Voices (voice)




Both Aang and Zuko must learn the history of how the war began. Zuko learns a secret about his great-grandfather's past.

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Did You Know?


During this episode Katara ask if there are bathrooms in the Spirit World, Sokka then tells her 'as a matter of fact, there are not' this is a reference to an earlier episode when Sokka is trapped in the Spirit World for 24 hours and upon being freed he immediately needs to use the bathroom. See more »


When Zuko is seen rising from his bed, he is semitransparent. See more »


[first lines]
Avatar Roku: [in a dream to Aang] Aang, it's time you learned my history with Fire Lord Sozin. You need to understand how the war began if you want to know how to end it. Meet me on my home island on the day of the Summer Solstice.
Aang: [talking in his sleep] Okay, Roku.
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This episode is insane
12 November 2019 | by themetaldepthSee all my reviews

Avatar is the Breaking Bad of the kids shows honestly. The writing, character development, the way it is filmed, the humor...

You'd expect this level of writing in an adult show, yet it is here, in a kids show. This episode is so well-made, it tells you the story of the previous avatar (Roku) and his friend, who is the firelord (Sozin) that started the war a hundred+ years ago. But what makes it so amazing, is that they use both the perspective of Avatar Roku and firelord Sozin.

Seriously, this episode might just be the best episode of any kids show ever made.

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26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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