“The Legend of Korra” Book 3, Episode 9 “The Stakeout”: The Red Lotus Revealed

"The Legend of Korra" Book 3, Episode 9 "The Stakeout": The Red Lotus Revealed
The truth behind The Red Lotus was revealed during Book 3, episode 9 "The Stakeout," today's all-new episode of "The Legend of Korra."

The first episode of The Legend of Korra to premiere online aired today. Episode 9 “The Stakeout” saw Team Avatar follow Aiwei to the Misty Palms Oasis where they learn that he has plans to meet with Zaheer later that same night.

WARNING: Spoiler heavy.

Here are our favourite parts/highlights from Book 3, episode 9 “The Stakeout.”

– The gang ends up in Misty Palms Oasis, the same place that the original Team Avatar visited just before they got lost in the dessert during Book 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
– Korra describes the Earth Queen as having a “pinchey, little Queen face” after seeing the Team’s wanted posters.
– Korra has also mastered Sokka’s signature “I’m watch you” look!
– We now know that Naga does not like it when she isn’t rewarded for her efforts.
– Bolin really is a master of disguise. His secret identities? Not so much.
– Doesn’t everyone just love Asami? She’s the undervalued member of the group.
– Bolin has actual fans. Those fans are crazy. We all know how that goes, don’t we?
– Asami and Bolin’s “Pai Show-down” might just have been the best few minutes of the entire episode.
– Korra has better things to do than “standardize these Pai Sho rules.” Bolin’s okay with that.
– Zaheer just seems like an awful person. He’s clever, granted. But, just awful.
– If The Red Lotus believes that the most natural order is disorder and they want to get rid of world leaders, then what do they want from the Avatar? Do they consider her a world leader? Or do they want to use her to get rid of the world leaders?
– Unalaq is a member of The Red Lotus? Why am I not even a little bit surprised?
– Zaheer’s ear is bugging me so much! Why is it so bumpy?
– Can someone explain this Red Lotus guy’s lavabending to me?
– I’ll admit that I was a bit surprised that The Red Lotus didn’t capture Korra before the Earth Queen’s army did.

Today’s episode aired at 12PM EST, a big change from the usual Friday night double showing. I was also really digging the whole two episodes per night thing that Nickelodeon had going on. Sure the series would end quicker, but roughly 22 minutes per episode is just not long enough. Do you agree?

What are your thoughts on Book 3, episode 9 “The Stakeout”?

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  • Jane

    Love the fan girl with bolin