So, according to KorraSpirit (the one who streams all the LOK episodes for those who are unfortunate enough to not be able to watch on Nick) the last four episodes finally got a synopsis:
Episode 10 (Airs December 5th) ‘Operation: Beifong’: “Bolin helps Opal and Lin save the Beifongs from Kuvira; Korra visits the spirit world.”
Episode 11 (Airs December 12th) 'Kuvira’s Gambit’: “Korra and Team Avatar try to stop Kuvira from moving against Republic City.”
Episode 12 (Airs December 19th) 'Day of the Colossus’: “Team Avatar clashes with Kuvira on the streets of Republic City.”
Episode 13 (Airs December 19th) 'The Last Stand’: “When Korra comes face to face with Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom is at stake.”
Episode 10 is going to air this friday so we’re gonna find out pretty son what’s going to happen. Now it’s when the speculation and guessing comes into play. I believe that Lin, Opal, Toph and Bolin will manage to save Suyin and the rest of the family and after that they’ll probably go to Republic City - though that’s going to happen in episode 11 for sure. I am wiling to bet that one half of the episode will be dedicated to Varrick and Asami trying to build something to counter Kuvira and since it’s been forever since we’ve seen Kuvira herself we will most likely get a few scenes with her as well. She will either a) talk with Bataar Jr about the vines and how she’s going to use'em or b) after she gets a significant amount of vines she will deliver them to Zhu li and Bataar while at the same time checking up with them on the super weapon.
It’s already established that Bataar is in no way capable of building such a weapon himself so Zhu Li is a key chracter here. I figure that her character arc will take a turn in Friday’s episode or at least the episode right after that. She will be basically the one to make said weapon. Here’s where it gets tricky. If she is still on Varrick’s side then she would do anything to sabotage the weapon but not in a way that it will be noticeable that it is her doing it. She will either a) act like she has no idea how to make it work or b) blame it all on Bataar - but again in a way that it’s really Bataar blaming himself that it doesn’t work. It’s pretty confusing. If Zhu Li really is on Kuvira’s side then she’ll make the weapon no questions asked.
But. If she really is with Varrick why would she agree to do it? Why would she just want to make a deadly weapon just so she can gain Kuvira’s trust and then betray her? Something doesn’t add up really. I’m sure we’ll get a resolution for her as well.
Episode 11 sounds interesting enough and really really predictable. Really, the whole fandom practically saw this coming. Kuvira has the whole EK but not Republic City and she wants it to complete the puzzle and our heroes have to stop here from reaching the city. I think Kuvira will try to threaten RC once she has her weapon complete. But of course the RC will not bow down to her and when the world leaders will see that she managed to put together the super weapon Bolin and Varrick told them about they will likely do something about it.
I mean, heck, I love Fire Lord Izumi but, as much as she is right about pointless wars the FN has had, she should have offered her help because she knew what an opressive ruler can do, she knew the consequences of not doing anything. Her GRANDFATHER was that kind of leader and yet she sits this one out. I am sure, however, that this decision will come into play in episode 11, when she and the other leaders will see that Kuvira means business.
Episode 11 or even episode 12 would be a great opportunity to see the United Republic of Nations Navy/Army again it would make perfect sense. They are the equivalent of the real United Nations. Kuvira is a theat not only to the EK but to the whole world because she takes non-EK citizens and throws them in her reeducation camps.
P.S : it bothers me a lot that Bolin and Varrick completely forgot to mention that. Yeah, it wasn’t THAT important or anything. The Fire Lord would probably be ok with her people being taken away by Kuvira because they are not EK citiziens. It was an important thing to say and the writers just toss it away like it’s nothing.
Another thing that pisses me off is that neither of the water tribes’ chiefs were invited to that meeting. They are world leaders they represent a nation.
Anyway, let’s move on.
Episodes 12 and 13.
Episode 12 will most probably have Kuvira marching in on RC after they refuse to surrender to her. By this point the counter-thingy that Asami and Varrick started to work on a couple of episodes ago will be finished. The next logical thing would be to defend Republic City by having Korra and her friends there, the airbenders, probably the FN army if Izumi manages to see that Kuvira is the FN’s business as well. Again, I’ll be disappointed if the United Republic of Nations will not make an appearance. Why mention them in the show at all if were going to use them just twice?
I know what? Screw that! They’ve used the URN once. The second time ( in book 2) Iroh II said he couldn’t help behind Raiko’s back.
The URN is awesome ,it has potential, and most of all it just makes sense to have them there in the last two or three episodes of Korra. Why? Because Kuvira is a world problem, because they should represent peace and order. I would have loved to somehow see the URN trying to sanction Kuvira for her actions and her mocking them and so forth. What are they doing this whole time? Drinking tea?
OK, by this point I’ve gained a lot of haters but hate away.
So, by the second half of episode 12 we’ll dive into the big climax , the battle between Kuvira and Korra. I reckon it won’t be a battle like Aang/Ozai or Korra/Zaheer but that it would be more Korra trying to reason with her then trying to fight her then finding another way to solve the conflict.
Of course it would be a cliffhanger for episode 13.
In episode 13 I imagine Kuvira will try to use the weapon and she will be countered by Varrick and Asami’s invention - probably the same thing Varrick did when Bolin was fighting the mecha bots or whatever they are called. It would be a thing that basically neutralizes any weapon Kuvira has.
I feel like someone will die by the end of Korra. I don’t know who but someone will someone important. Not Bolin or Mako or anyone just like a second important character. The idea is that LOK never had a death of a character that was close to the Gaang/Krew like ATLA did. ATLA had Monk Gyatso ( who died offscren) and Jet. Even Aang sorta died at the end of Book 2 but Katara brought him back. What I mean is we need a moment when Korra realises what it means to be the Avatar that it has both good and bad things and that sometimes the Avatar loses just like Aang lost Gyatso and his whole nation. Being the Avatar comes with sacrifices and she has to learn this.
Of course Book 4 Korra is much more likeable than annoying Book 2 Korra but I still think she hasn’t learned THAT much. Yes she had that spiritual and mental blockage and yes she learnt to not rely so much on her strenght but , to me, I feel she still holds her strenght and ability to fight at the top of the list. She still has that bit of her personality where winning is everything and being able to beat the bad guy is just a must. Sure, Aang had that too because he thought the world needed to know he was still alive that he could still protect everyone.
Korra will learn at the end to balance herself and she will most probably regain her connection to her past lives. I feel like that’s going to be the big reward at the end after having spend 2 Books without them she will finally get her past lives back.
But maybe I’m wrong. Who knows? We’ll watch and see what happens.