Gobbledygeek: The Avatar Returns Episode 21


The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents Gobbledygeek featuring hosts Paul Smith and AJ Wiley and focusing on a variety of entertainment subjects, with our hosts and special guests frequently discussing films, comics, and television.

This week, we’re featuring the latest episode of the sister podcast of Gobbledygeek, The Avatar Returns, the podcast that discusses the episode-by-episode adventures in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra,” perhaps two of the best animated series ever produced. See and hear more after the jump.

Episode 21 of The Avatar Returns is described here: “Endings are hard. Storytellers have struggled with bringing narratives to a satisfying conclusion for as long as there have been storytellers. And audiences love to debate how well even the most venerated series have pulled it off. On this episode of The Avatar Returns, our hosts have their say on whether, with “Sozin’s Comet,” the four-chapter series finale film event, co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino have successfully completed the epic tale of Avatar: The Last Airbender, or if the whole thing goes down like a shattered war balloon. Topics discussed include the emotional grandeur of Zuko and Azula’s final Agni Kai, the resolution of Aang and Katara’s “will they/won’t they,” the music of The Track Team, and of course the ol’ deus ex Lion Turtle. Midichlorian-bending has come at last!


Our journey through the world of Avatar has been emotional and inspiring, and we’re sad to see it come to a close. But the show must go on, and for us it will go on with The Legend of Korra! New characters, new adventures, a brand new Avatar! All this and more can be found right here.

The Avatar Returns episode 21, discussing “Sozin’s Comet,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

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