Episode 1: The Avatar State
Air Date: Mar 17, 2006
Aang is haunted by the thought of reverting into the Avatar State, fearing he won’t be able to control himself, and tries to avoid it at all costs. The gang travels to the Earth Kingdom to meet with a general who plans on using the Avatar State to beat the Fire Nation. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh are visited by Azula, Zuko’s sister, who tells them they are finally going home. However, Iroh is suspicious.
Episode 2: The Cave Of Two Lovers
Air Date: Mar 24, 2006
On their way to Omashu Aang, Katara, and Sokka meet a group of nomads who show them a shortcut through the Cave of Two Lovers. But when the group becomes trapped in the cave, it's up to Aang and Katara to save the group by trusting in love, and possibly questioning their relationship. Meanwhile, Iroh gets a lethal rash and so he and Zuko head to a small Earth Kingdom town for help, hoping their real identities will not be discovered.
Episode 3: Return To Omashu
Air Date: Apr 7, 2006
Aang is shocked to find out King Bumi has surrendered Omashu to the Fire Nation, and insists that they try and find him within the it’s borders. Meanwhile, Azula searches down old friends to help her hunt down Zuko, Iroh, and now the Avatar.
Episode 4: The Swamp
Air Date: Apr 14, 2006
While on their way to Ba Sing Se to find Aang a new earthbending teacher, the gang is caught up in a tornado and Aang, Katara, and Sokka are seperated from Appa and Momo. Now both groups must survive the horrors of the swamp and find each other. Meanwhile, Aang learns more about connecting with the earth.
Episode 5: Avatar Day
Air Date: Apr 28, 2006
Aang tries desperately to clear the Avatar’s good name when the gang stumbles upon a town which celebrates Avatar Day, a day of anti-Avatar. The Avatar resentment has apparently been inspired by something a past Avatar did to the town. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh’s views on how to live their new lives begin to conflict with each other.
Episode 6: The Blind Bandit
Air Date: May 5, 2006
While searching for an earthbender who can teach Aang earthbending, the kids stumble upon an underground earthbending tournament. There they find Toph, a small blind girl who holds the championship belt. Aang desperately wants Toph to be his teacher, but complications with her family make it seem like an impossibility.
Episode 7: Zuko Alone
Air Date: May 12, 2006
Traveling without Uncle now, Zuko wanders alone into an Earth Kingdom town where he bonds with a local boy. All the while being haunted by memories of his own youth.
Episode 8: The Chase
Air Date: May 26, 2006
Tired, snippy, and on the run, fights break out as the kids try to escape a tank with, unbeknowst to them, Azula and her to friends in it, persuing them.
Episode 9: Bitter Work
Air Date: Jun 2, 2006
When Aang struggles with a block while trying to learn earthbending from Toph, he wonders if the problem is with him or his teacher. Meanwhile, Sokka gets himself in a jam, literally.
Episode 10: The Library
Air Date: Jul 14, 2006
The gang comes across an ancient library up kept by a spirit who allows them to stay and look around, provided they do not use the knowledge they gain against anyone else. Things start to go downhill after the spirit discovers they are after information to help bring down the Fire Nation. Meanwhile, outside, Toph struggles to protect Appa from sandbenders who want to steal him.
Episode 11: The Desert
Air Date: Jul 14, 2006
Aang goes to search for Appa while Katara struggles to keep everyone together, in hopes they can get out of the desert alive. Zuko and Iroh, meanwhile, seek help from an ancient society.
Episode 12: The Serpent's Pass
Air Date: Sep 15, 2006
Getting to Ba Sing Se without Appa turns out to be harder than the kids thought after they decide to help a family of refugees get to Ba Sin Se the only way they know how: through the Serpent’s Pass.
Episode 13: The Drill
Air Date: Sep 15, 2006
Aang and Momo have arrived at Ba Sing Se to find Appa, and discover that the Fire Nation is attacking. He quickly finds the others and informs them what is happening. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh get to know Jet, who says he wants to join them.
Episode 14: City Of Walls And Secrets
Air Date: Sep 22, 2006
Finally in Ba Sing Se, the kids are eager to inform the king of their plan to defeat the Fire Nation. However, there are complications. Everyone acts weird whenever the war is mentioned. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh are followed by Jet, who is trying to prove they are from the Fire Nation. Jet’s friends are disappointed that he’s so obsessed with catching them, and set out to make a better life for themselves.
Episode 15: Tales Of Ba Sing Se
Air Date: Sep 29, 2006
An episode filled with several mini-episodes which emphasized on each character individually. A more detailed summary of this episode can be found in our recap section.
Episode 16: Appa's Lost Days
Air Date: Oct 13, 2006
Appa’s adventures are chronicled from the time he was captured in the desert to the present time.
Episode 17: Lake Laogai
Air Date: Nov 3, 2006
Aang the the gang continue to search for Appa throughout Ba Sing Se at any cost, refusing the pay notice to any of the Dai Lee’s rules. A brain washed Jet is sent by the Dai Lee to throw them off, however, the gang catches on and frees Jet from their mind control. With his new found knowledge he leads them to a facility hidden under Lake Laogai, where he believes the Dai Lee is holding Appa. Meanwhile, Uncle Iroh’s now famous tea brew gets him and Zuko their own tea shop, and an apartment in the Upper Ring of Ba Sing Se. Iroh begs Zuko to reconsider his priorities when he finds out the Avatar is in Ba Sing Se looking for his flying bison.
Episode 18: The Earth King
Air Date: Nov 17, 2006
Now with Appa back, the gang tries hard to show the Earth King the conspiracy of Ba Sing Se, but the Dai Lee have covered their tracks well. Meanwhile, Zuko enters a sick state of spiritual crisis after making his major choice to drop his old way of living.
Episode 19: The Guru
Air Date: Dec 1, 2006
Aang travels to the Eastern Air Temple to meet Guru Pathik, who claims he can teach Aang how to control the Avatar State. Sokka is finally reunited with his father, Azula begins phase one of her sinister plan, and Iroh helps Zuko come to terms on what his destiny really is.
Episode 20: The Crossroads Of Destiny
Air Date: Dec 1, 2006
The gang struggles to stop Azula who seems to be taking over Ba Sing Se with the help of the Dai Lee, and Zuko comes to a crossroads in his destiny; his choice will effect them all.