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The Avatar Returned
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Avatar: The Last Earthbender


Book One: Fire



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Release date

June 22, 2016

Last chapter

The Boy in the Underground Cave

"The Avatar Returned" is the second episode of Book One: Fire of Avatar: The Last Earthbender and the second of the overall series.


Upon returning to the tribe, Aang is promptly banished by a furious Sokka for alerting the ship of the Water Tribe prince. Later, Zuko attacks the coast of Lu Ten Bay village and demands the Avatar be surrendered to him. Aang returns to the village where he reveals that he is the Avatar and surrenders himself to Zuko on the condition that the latter leave the village be. Aboard Zuko's ship, Aang frees himself and battles Zuko. Katara and Sokka travel on Appa to save Aang and the three manage to escape. Katara and Sokka decide to accompany Aang on his travels to the Sun Warriors' City to find a firebending teacher for both Aang and Katara.


Returning from the site of the shipwreck, Aang and Katara are greeted by many angry faces in the village, their accidental triggering of a flare on the ship having warned the Water Tribe of their presence. Because of the mishap, the safety of the village has been compromised. A bitter argument ensues, in which Sokka decides to banish Aang from the Lu Ten Bay coast for his perceived betrayal, an action Kanna agrees with.

Katara, outraged by the decision, initially resolves to leave with Aang, who had offered to take her to the Sun Warriors' Ancient City to find a master firebender who could teach her. However, Sokka asks her if she would actually choose Aang over her own family. As Aang states that he does not want to come between Katara and her family, she rethinks her decision and sadly decides to stay.

A downcast Aang and Appa depart from the village, setting course for the Omashu, where Aang previously lived. Katara, frustrated that they have banished Aang, snaps angrily at her grandmother, leaving Kanna looking saddened.

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