I desperately need fluff now that’s enough angst for a lifetime the heart can only take so much
sometimes i forget they’re still teenagers
and this is how i respond to remembering that oh my god
It makes me sad that when Mako and the others are thrown into the tent, he’s the one to look up and look directly at Korra. Judging by his facial expression, he’s ashamed and upset that he’s let her down. I’m sure he remembers vividly how he had to watch Korra’s bending being taken away while he was left helpless. I just feel like he’s always in this place and that any kind of strength he feels is diminished by his inability to help Korra successfuly until later on. I might be too symbolic but the fact that he has to look up and into her eyes, in front of her father and tell her that he tried and failed must be painful. He’s always had someone relying on him and as someone who remains independent and in control, he must feel so lost. Korra’s already beat down from being captured, but I don’t believe she held him accountable for anything that was out of his control. That’s why I appreciate the relationship they had - romantic or not. They’re comrades.
JV: "I hope it works out between those two!"
MD: “I’m sure it’ll be fine. Those kids were meant for each other.”
- LOK 1.02 DVD Commentary
Y’know, it was really unclear.
She seemed to be pretty pissed off when she realized that Mako wasn’t going to immediately set things straight, and if I were in her shoes at that moment, I’d be remembering all the other shitty things Mako has done to her and realizing that it isn’t worth it. But Asami was basically written out of the finale - she gets them close to the portal, then leaves with Tonraq on Oogi and doesn’t get to play a significant role in anything that comes to pass. We don’t get to hear how she feels or what her game plan is from here on out.
So I really don’t know. What I hope is that everyone spends some time being single through Book Three, remembering how to operate without romantic connections muddling it up. But then again, the way the writing’s been the past two seasons, it’s pretty much wishful thinking to hope that the story avoids romance as a source of drama. We’ll see how it goes.
I’ll always love you, Korra.
And I’ll always love you.