Seriously: scrabbling desperately for any evidence that they’re going to red-string two characters back together when they were forced enough the first time? (Seriously: all of the chemistry of that kitten crash test gif.) Acting like literally anything involving the…
personally, I believe that Korra will die in the finale, and the last scene will be of a baby who’s to become the next avatar. So if there is a Makorra wedding, it’s gonna be like on Robin Hood (bbc) that they get married as Korra bleeds to death.
No offense, but…there are multiple levels on which Korra dying in the end would be a massive letdown. (Unless, of course, there’s another and far bigger—like, at least twenty times bigger—time skip.)
She’s been beat down at the end of every book so far. She needs to genuinely, unequivocally triumph for once.
I see your point, and I do agree with you on book 4 needing a victory for Korra. However, I think they can have their cake and eat it too, and by that I mean that I believe Korra will somehow sacrifice herself to find real balance in the world. That seems like a pretty terrible thing to happen, but I think Bryke can turn that into a positive thing. The Toph monologue from this episode was clearly foreshadowing: the names change, but the streets stay the same. Whatever Korra does, it won’t take away crime.
Also I think that her dying would be like closing Korra’s arc: she goes from a rather selfish person who thinks she’s only important because she’s the avatar (book 1) to a selfless person who gives her life for other people because those people matter to her.
This is just what I believe will happen. It’s of course possible that Korra won’t die and she’ll win at the end of book 4, and I’m totally for it. It just seems that with the ambiguity over who should be running the Earth Kingdom, the show is maybe preparing us to also question whether the Avatar is a necessity anymore? Since book 1, the show has had villains tell Korra that she’s not needed anymore as the world’s changed. Wan became the first Avatar simply to fix the imbalance he caused by separating Raava and Vatu. Now that the spirits are back, there are airbenders again…do we really need the Avatar? This book is called Balance for a reason, and it already has us question so many things about the established hierarchy in the Avatar universe.
There’s also the possibility that Korra will remove her own bending with energybending. We’ll have to wait and see.