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The Boiling Rock: Part 1 

Sokka and Zuko head to the Fire Nation's most heavily guarded prison, the Boiling Rock, in hopes of finding and breaking out the captured invasion force.


Joaquim Dos Santos


Michael Dante DiMartino (created by), Bryan Konietzko (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Zach Tyler ... Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Mae Whitman ... Katara (voice)
Jack De Sena ... Sokka (voice)
Michaela Jill Murphy ... Toph (voice) (as Jessie Flower)
Dante Basco ... Prince Zuko (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Appa / Momo / Additional Voices (voice)
Jennie Kwan ... Suki (voice)
Wade Williams ... Warden (voice)
Ezekial Rollins Ezekial Rollins ... Chit Sang (voice)
Roger Rose ... Bully Guard (voice)
Eric Bauza ... Additional Voices (voice)
Courtenay Taylor ... Guard (voice)
Zachary Throne ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Zach Throne)


Sokka and Zuko take Zuko's war balloon to The Boiling Rock, described by Zuko as "the most secure prison in the Fire Nation." It is a structure located in the center of a volcano, an island surrounded by a lake of boiling water. Their purpose is to find Sokka's father, Hakoda, and free him. Instead they find Suki, a Kyoshi warrior, and Sokka's girlfriend. She previously helped navigate Aang's group and some refugees through the Serpent's Pass - and actually saved Toph from drowning after Katara's ice bridge was smashed by the serpent. Dressed as Fire Nation Guards, Zuko and Sokka develop a plan to escape from the prison. Working together to a common end, they learn to trust and appreciate each other's viewpoints and judgments. Just as they are about to escape with several prisoners, they learn that Sokka's father might be among a group of prisoners arriving the next day. Sokka, Zuko and Suki abandon their own escape and stay in the prison so they can free Hakoda if the possibility ... Written by richbh

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This episode marks the first time Zuko uses both Sokka and Aang's names. Although he doesn't actually say Aang's name until a later episode, he does write it on a note he left for him which Katara reads out. See more »


[first lines]
Prince Zuko: [Filling cups with tea] No one can make tea like Uncle, but hopefully I learned a thing or two. Would you like to hear Uncle's favorite tea joke?
Katara: Sure.
Aang: I like jokes.
Toph: Bring it.
Prince Zuko: Okay. Well, I can't remember how it starts, but the punch line is, "Leaf me alone! I'm bushed."
[Everyone stares in silence]
Prince Zuko: Well, it's funnier when Uncle tells it.
Katara: Right. Maybe that's because he remembers the whole thing.
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One of the most unique episodes of Avatar!
17 November 2018 | by TheOny13See all my reviews

During the first two seasons I didn't much more than a somewhat cliched story with cliched characters. But towards and into the third season things started to develop a lot. First was the turning of Zuko and then that was quickly followed by the training of Sokka and we've got two developed characters and most important more badass. This episode on the other hand shows why season 3 is such a better season than all of the other ones before, as we constantly get new situations and original plots that make for an exciting ride. This episode reminded me a little of Prison Break and how in a situation like this one must sacrifice something in order to get other things done. I will try not to spoil it to much but the interactions between Sokka and Zuko are great, the story is very catchy and keeps you involved till the last moment, and apart from that there are some old characters that come back in the story making for a very interesting and unique episode of Avatar. This last half of the season was amazing with fantastic episodes that made the previous two seasons look like children cartoons (although that's what they are, but you get the point...) and this episode is a strong evidence towards that.

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