~ Korra being happy to see Lin just shows how far they have come since they first met. And Lin actually admitted to two different emotions, worry and gladness.
~ I still want to know where Rohan was in the previous episode and these two. Evacuated with Air Acolytes maybe?
~ I knew Hiroshi would be back at some point, and I'm really glad he helped the good guys
~ Seeing the Colossus crashing into buildings (and having buildings crash onto it) made me try to visualize it as a live-action movie. That is my dream, to help adapt this series to the big screen. If it was done right it would be, without exaggeration, epic.
~ Mako and Bolin's argument, and Mako's biggest moment--that was just great writing and amazing selflessness.
~ I had hoped that Varrick and Zhu Li's wedding would be in this finale! Having Bolin officiate it was great.
~ Korra reached out to Kuvira, and it worked. That, like, never happens in this franchise. But it felt right. Even Kuvira's line "We're nothing alike" echoed what Korra said to Tarrlok in the first season, proving Korra's point that Kuvira is similar to her. The way Korra tried to identify with Kuvira makes it seem like she took Toph's advice about learning from enemies to heart.
~ My only complaint is about Kuvira's ruthlessness … it doesn't feel like it fit … but at least she was, as Su acknowledged, "A complicated person." That's better than her being evil for no reason like most of the ATLA villains.
~ Tahno came back! And he has a talent besides pro-bending: he plays the trombone! And seeing Ikki dance with Huan was cute.
~ I had hoped that Wu would step down as king. Honestly, the Earth Kingdom is so big, it just makes more sense for them to be independent states.
~ As much as I was hoping for Mako and Korra to kiss … I can be content with their interaction as it was. The fact that it was left open-ended, and he promised to always follow her into battle, means it's still possible that they could get married someday.
~ I'm happy with Korra and Asami going on a vacation together. That's all I'm going to say.
~ The last word spoke in the show was "perfect," just like the last word of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Now that that's over, I can make all the collages I've been planning, and write fan fiction with the whole slew of characters. And now that I'm out of school for four weeks I can get a lot of unassigned reading and writing done. Stay tuned for an update to "Finding What You Weren't Looking For" as well as my fanfic for A Christmas Carol, "Supreme Dawn." Plus I want to start my Korra alternate universe story soon.
Everyone have a blessed holiday season!