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The episode opens in Fire Fountain City, where a giant statue of Fire Lord Ozai roaring is shown with flames coming from the fists and out of the mouth. The camera moves down to Toph, who is seen running from someone, but turns around and is caught with a net and falls to the ground. She angrily looks in front of her at someone.
Toph [Angrily.] How could you do this to me? You betrayed me!
The camera cuts to a shot of Katara, who is glaring back at Toph.
Katara [Crosses her arms.] You brought this on yourself. I had no choice. [Turns away from Toph with her arms folded.]
Toph is dragged away in the net, all the while glaring back at Katara. The screen fades to three days earlier. Toph and Katara are seen facing each other, each taking a fighting stance, the latter controlling two streams of water in her hands. Aang appears on the screen, tying his headband over his eyes like a blindfold.
Aang Okay. I'm ready for some training.
He turns to face the girls and takes two steps forward in a stance similar to Toph's. Upon impact with the second step, he picks up vibrations from the ground with seismic sense. He quickly dodges three earth pillars that appear out of the ground near him. He hears a water attack coming from Katara and redirects it at her. He quickly launches a boulder at Toph who catches it and stops it.
Toph Good job, Twinkle Toes. Visualize, then attack.
She launches the boulder back at Aang, who burrows into a hole with earthbending. The boulder instead hits Katara square in the chest, knocking her down. She stands back up and brushes dust off of her.
Katara Maybe you should take your own advice, Toph!
Toph What's the matter? Can't handle a little dirt, Madame Fussy-Britches?
Katara's eyebrow twitches and she glares at Toph with her vein shown on her head before she angrily creates a wave and sends it at Toph, who gets splashed by it and becomes annoyed.
Katara Oh, sorry. Did I splash you, Mud-Slug?
Katara creates an ice ramp, and Toph creates an earth ramp, both proceeding to head straight for each other. They crash and both of the girls go flying.
Aang Are we taking a break?
Meanwhile, Sokka is seen hiding behind Aang with an evil smile. He quickly gets up and charges at Aang. The background changes to a rushing one.
Sokka [Screaming.] Sneak Attack!
Aang, casually and still looking away from Sokka, creates an earth wall, which stops Sokka dead in his tracks. He lowers the wall, which causes Sokka to fall down.
Aang [While raising his blindfold and turning to face Sokka.] Sokka, sneak attacks don't work if you yell it out loud.
Katara and Toph are seen wrestling in a puddle of mud.
Toph Hungry for a mud pie? [Kicks mud in Katara's face.]
Katara [Wiping mud off of her face.] I'll give you a mud pie!
Katara waterbends a stream of mud at Toph, knocking her down. She quickly gets up and earthbends a pillar underneath Katara, which sends her flying toward a wall. She starts running toward Katara, but stops at the last second when they hear Aang.
Aang Uh guys, I thought we were supposed to be training me.
Katara [Takes a few steps forward, covered in mud; calmly.] Very well, pupil. I believe we've had enough training for today. [Turns and walks away.]
Toph While Katara cleans up, [Earthbends the mud off of herself and runs toward Aang and Sokka.] let's go have some fun!
Aang Yeah!
Sokka [Simultaneously with Aang.] Yes!
Aang, Sokka and Toph head to Fire Fountain City. Sokka is carrying his sword horizontally across his shoulders. He looks up and sees messenger hawks flying in and out of a large coop.
Sokka Look at all those messenger hawks! You know, I've been thinking about getting one for myself. That way, I wouldn't have to talk to anyone. I could just send them messages.
Toph I gotta say, I like the idea of not talking to you. [Sokka glares at her.]
Aang [While holding up a silver piece.] So, guys. What are we gonna get with our last silver piece?
Toph [Stops walking.] We can get more money. [They both look back at her.] Right there. [Points to an area beneath them. Aang and Sokka move back to look where she is pointing.]
In the area is a table with two men sitting across from each other, with people around them watching the action. The table has three shells on it, all upside down. The first man places some money on the table and the second man, a scam artist, lifts the shells to reveal that the middle one has a rock underneath it. He places the shells back down as they were and starts moving them around.
Toph This is where you seeing people are at a disadvantage. Everyone guesses wrong because the dealer moves the rock at the last minute. But I can feel it with my earthbending. [As she says this, the scam artist continues to move the shells around as the gambler tries to focus on the shell with the rock, and right before stopping, the scam artist quickly and inconspicuously earthbends the rock from underneath one of the shells into his sleeve.]
The scam artist stops moving the shells and arranges them how they originally were: Horizontally right in front of him. The gambler points at the shell in the middle, which the scam artist lifts to reveal nothing underneath. The gambler stands up and walks away crying. A few more people move and the dealer notices Toph, and that she is blind.
Dealer [To Toph.] You there. Wanna play a friendly game?
Toph How can I possibly play? [Waves her hand in front of her face.] I'm blind.
Dealer You don't have to see to be lucky.
Toph sits in front of the table and feels around it, pretending to be helpless. She places their last silver piece on the table. The scam artist shows the rock under the shell in the middle and starts moving them around. This time, he tosses one rock from his sleeves into each of the two empty shells. Toph senses this and smiles slyly. When he stops, Toph points to the one on her left, which has a rock underneath, winning about two silver pieces.
Aang Flamey-O, Toph.
Dealer Wow. Fancy guessing. You are amazing at this. [Plays with a few silver pieces in his hands.] Would you like to make the game a little more interesting?
Toph [Curiously.] More interesting? How?
Dealer [Points at Sokka's sword.] Well, let's say you toss in your friend's fine sword there, [Grabs a big bag of money.] then I'll put up twenty silver pieces against it, and that's more interesting.
Toph [Grabs Sokka's sword.] I'll do it for forty silver pieces. [Sokka stares at them with his mouth wide open.]
Dealer Forty silver pieces it is. [Drops some more money into the bag and starts moving the shells, faster this time.]
The scam artist moves the first two rocks into his sleeves, which Toph senses as she smiles slyly again. He attempts to do the same with the third rock, but Toph inconspicuously clutches her fist, causing the rock to move back underneath the shell, which the scam artist does not notice. When he stops, she smiles and points at the shell in the middle.
Dealer [Moves his hand over to the shell, about to lift it.] Sorry, little lady, but- [Lifts up the shell and sees the rock, which shocks and confuses him.] Huh? [Stares closely at the rock.]
Toph I won! [She grabs the bag of money, and Sokka grabs his sword as they run off.]
Cut to Toph, Aang, and Sokka heading back to camp, laughing and carrying baskets full of goods. Katara is seen cooking something in a pot as they all drop their baskets onto the ground and Katara looks at the baskets with curiosity.
Katara Where did you guys get the money to buy all this stuff?
Aang Toph got us money. [Grabs an apple and takes a bite out of it as he sits down.] She scammed one of those guys in town who moves the shells around all sneaky-like. [He mimics the scam artist moving the shells with his hand. Katara's expression shows disapproval.]
Sokka [Sits down too.] She used earthbending to win the game! Classic!
Katara Ah, so she cheated.
Toph [Starts to bite her apple, but stops to defend herself.] Hey! I only cheated because he was cheating! [Smiles.] I cheated a cheater. [Closes her eyes in confidence.] What's wrong with that?
Katara I'm just saying this isn't something we should make a habit of doing.
Toph Why? Because it's fun? And you hate fun?
Katara I don't hate fun! [Places Momo on her head like a hat while grinning unconvincingly.] See? Fun! [Momo slips off her head, screeches at her, and runs away.]
Aang [Stands up.] Katara, [Slightly lifts his headband to reveal his airbender tattoo and bows.] I'll personally make you an Avatar Promise that we won't make a habit of doing these scams.

The camera switches to the city, where Aang goes from bowing to doing tricks with the money in his hands and runs off. A few citizens are seen playing a dice like game. The two winners see Toph holding a bag of money and call her over. She tosses the two die. One lands on three, which is the highest number, and the other is about to go from three to zero. Cut to Toph, who twitches her head to the left slightly without any of the others seeing, causing the die to move back to the three, meaning she wins much to the winners' dismay and Sokka's and Aang's joy.

Cut to an area where a carnival is being hosted, where a big man tries a test-your-strength game, in which you need to use a hammer to launch a ball up to ring the bell, but can only make it about halfway. Toph jiggles a bag of money and walks over. Aang and Sokka watch from behind as she hands the man in charge of the game the money and places her hands on the hammer. She struggles to move it over her head and behind her, which makes all in the crowd snicker and laugh. Toph smiles again as she uses earthbending to launch the hammer's head from behind her to the lever with great force. The ball is launched so hard that it launches out of the game, destroying the top of it, which leaves everyone shocked. She casually grabs her winnings and leaves as the ball crashes into a tent behind, causing everyone to cringe at the sound, and looks back to see the damage.

The camera next cuts to a street where a carriage is being pulled by a dragon moose. Cut to a side-shot of the inside of the carriage where a noble opens his cup of tea to his delight and waves the aroma to his face. Toph emerges from a dark alley and creates a small rock right in front of one of the wheels to stop the cart. She falls back, pretending to have been hit. The noble peeks outside the carriage window and sees Toph. He jumps out of the carriage and starts to run, but is stopped by what looks like a Fire Nation guard, who is really Sokka in his Wang Fire costume. He notices Toph being "run over" and crosses his arms angrily at the noble, who gets on his knees and begs Sokka. He places twelve small bags of money as bribery, one after another in Sokka's arms, and Sokka smiles and winks at him to assure him that Sokka will keep this secret. The camera cuts to back at camp.

Katara Guys, I think these scams have gone far enough. If you keep doing them, something bad is gonna happen.
Toph Could you for once stop being such a sourpuss and just lighten up? [Tosses some money to Katara.]
Katara [Angrily.] Oh, I'm sorry! You think I should be more like you? Like some wild child? [Tosses the money back at Toph.]
Toph Yeah! Maybe! Maybe then you'd see [Sokka grabs the money off the ground.] how great we have it! I mean, look at us! [Leans back on the rock behind her and crosses her arms behind her head.] We're traveling around the world! Making easy money! Having fun! With no parents to tell us what to do!
Katara Ah. I see. You're acting like this because of your parents.
Toph Whatever.
Katara They were controlling over you, so you ran away, and now you act like your parents don't exist. You act like you hate them, but you don't. You just feel guilty.
Toph I do hate them.
Katara I don't think so. I think you miss them, but you just don't wanna deal with that, so instead you act like this crazy person.
Toph [Stands up; angrily.] Look, I ran away to help Aang!
Katara You know what? It doesn't matter. These scams put us all at risk, and we don't need that. [Points at her forehead.] We've already got some third-eyed freak after us.
Sokka Speaking of that "third-eyed freak", I think I've come up with a name for him. What do you think of "Sparky-Sparky-Boom Man"? [Silence.] Just think about it.
Katara [Angrily.] We have enough money! You need to stop this!
Toph [Angrily.] I'll stop when I wanna stop and not when you tell me! [Uses earthbending to launch the bag of money behind her into her hand and walks away angrily. Katara shakes her head angrily as Toph sits and creates an earth tent.]
Sokka [Grabs his bag of money and his sword and stands up.] Speaking of money, I'm off to spend some. See you guys later. [Walks away.]
In town, Sokka just bought a messenger hawk, which he names Hawky.
Sokka Hawky, welcome to Team Avatar. My name's Sokka, and I'm your new owner, and as such I should warn you that there's already a lemur in our group, so I don't wanna see any fighting. [Scratches Hawky on the stomach.] Good little messenger hawky. Who's got pretty feathers? [While walking away, he notices a wanted poster he had just past with Toph's picture on it. He gasps in horror and rips it off the wall. Hawky screeches.] You're right, Hawky. This is bad. [Suddenly, the bird poops while standing on Sokka's arm.]
The scene changes to back at camp. Katara and Aang are practicing waterbending, while Toph is counting her money. Sokka walks up to her.
Sokka Toph, while I was in town, I found something that you're not gonna like. [Pulls out the wanted poster and shows it to her.]
Toph Well it sounds like a sheet of paper, but I guess you're referring to what's on the sheet of paper.
Sokka It's a wanted poster. Of you. They've nicknamed you the Runaway.
Toph [Happily.] A wanted poster! That's so great! "The Runaway." I love my new nickname. Is there a picture of me? Does it look good?
Sokka [Looks a few times at both the wanted poster and Toph.] Well yeah, actually, it does look pretty good. [Gets back on topic.] But, Toph, you're missing the point. Maybe Katara was right. These scams are drawing too much attention to us.
Toph Don't be such a worrywart like your sister. [Stands up and walks up to Sokka.] Think of it this way: Now you've got plenty of money to help with the invasion plan. [Holds up a bag of money and jiggles it in front of him.]
Sokka [Ponders for a moment.] Well, that is true. I had this idea of making armor for Appa. [Looks at Appa, who is napping, but opens one eye upon hearing this.]
Toph [Takes some money out of the bag and hands the money to him.] Here's a little extra, so you can get yourself a nice map of the Fire Nation. You know what? [Gives the entire bag to him.] Make it an atlas.
Sokka [While taking the bag.] I do like expensive atlases.
Toph Of course you do. [Grabs the wanted poster and tucks it into her outfit.] And that's why this wanted poster is going to stay our little secret. [Walks away.]
Aang and Katara walk up to Sokka, who tucks his new money into his outfit
Katara Sokka, [Places her hand on her face; annoyed.] tell me you didn't buy a bird.
Sokka Not just a bird, a messenger bird. Now we can send messages all over the world. Even to Gran Gran.
Aang [Excited.] Wow, how does it work?
Sokka Hm. Uh, I never actually thought about that. Hawky, [Points away from himself.] Gran Gran, South Pole. [Hawky shakes himself.] I think he gets it.
Momo appears on Aang's shoulder and screeches at Hawky. He jumps to Sokka and starts chasing Hawky around Sokka's head.
Sokka Hawky! Make nice! Bad Hawky!
Later on at camp, Katara is mixing something in a cooking pot via waterbending. She waterbends some of it out of the pot and into Appa's mouth, which causes him to lick his lips, while Aang sits on a ledge in front of Appa and drinks something out of a cup. Toph and Sokka, the latter with Hawky on his shoulder, show up carrying big bags of money.
Katara [Sarcastically.] Well. Look who decided to join us. [Stands up.] Where have you two been? Off scamming again?
Toph Yes, we were. [Puts her bag down.]
Katara [Slides to the right to behind Toph.] And I suppose you don't think what you're doing is dangerous at all?
Toph No, I don't.
Katara Really?
Toph Yes. Really.
Katara [Starts to pull something out.] Well then. What's this? [Shows Toph her wanted poster.]
Toph [Annoyed.] I don't know! I mean, seriously! What is with you people? I'm blind! [Points at her eyes and pulls down her bottom eyelids to emphasize her words.]
Katara It's a wanted poster of you! "The Runaway!" Is that what you're called now? Are you proud of this?
Toph [Angrily.] Where did you get that!?
Katara It doesn't matter where I got it. The fact is-
Toph You went through my stuff! You had no right!
Katara Your stuff was messy and I was just straightening up, and I happened to stumble across it!
Toph That's a lie! [Points at her.] You're lying, Katara!
Katara [Cut to a surprised Katara who glares at Toph. Pushes Toph's pointing hand out of her face.] Fine! It's a lie! But you've been so out of control lately, I knew something was up! I knew you were hiding something and you were! [Shows her the poster again, but Toph grabs it, tosses it and starts to walk past Katara.] Don't you walk away from me while I'm talking to you!
Toph [Sarcastically.] Oh really, Mom? Or what are you gonna do? Send me to my room?
Katara I wish I could!
Toph Well you can't! Because you're not my mom, and you're not their mom! [Extends her arm at Aang and Sokka, who are sitting on a ledge.]
Katara I never said I was!
Toph No, but you certainly act like it! You think it's your job to boss everyone around, but it's not! You're just a regular kid like the rest of us! So stop acting like you can tell me what to do! I can do whatever I want!
Katara I don't act that way! [Looks at Sokka, who jumps as she says his name.] Sokka, do I act motherly?
Sokka [Puts his hands up defensively.] Hey. I'm staying out of this one.
Katara [Looks at Aang.] What do you think, Aang? Do I act like a mom?
Aang [Rubs his eye.] Well. I, uh-
Katara [Slightly annoyed.] Stop rubbing your eye and speak clearly when you talk!
Aang [He and Sokka sit straight.] Yes, ma'am.
Toph I can't be around you right now!
Katara Well, I can't be around you!
Both girls turn and walk away. Hawky, sitting on Sokka's shoulder, screeches.
Sokka [Rests his head in his hands.] I know, Hawky. Why can't they just get along?
Later on at camp, Sokka and Aang are sitting together. Toph and Katara are sitting at separate edges of the cliff, their backs to one another.
Sokka Hey, Aang. You wanna test out my messenger hawk with me? I've got an idea.
Aang Sure. [Leans his head closer to Sokka.]
Sokka [Talks into Aang's ear.] I'm going to send a note to Katara and say it's from Toph, who wants to apologize. Then everyone will be friends again.
Aang I gotta say, Sokka, you continue to impress me with your ideas.
Sokka It's a gift. [Pulls out a pen and ink and a piece of paper and starts to write.] "Dear Katara, sorry for everything. Your friend, Toph."
Sokka positions Hawky on his arm and places the note in Hawky's message holder. Hawky flies to Katara, who takes the note out, reads it, and angrily stands up.
Katara I know this is from you, Sokka! Toph can't write! [Tears the note up into pieces.] Ugh! You're all driving me crazy! [Turns and walks away.]
Aang I can't believe we forgot Toph can't write.
Sokka Yup. We're idiots. [Hawky flies back onto his arm.]
Aang I guess Plan B is we send a note to Toph pretending it's from Katara.
Sokka I think we're gonna run into a similar problem. [Hawky screeches.] Sorry, Hawky. Looks like I'm gonna have to do this without your help. [Walks to Toph.] Come on. We need to talk.
Toph exhales, annoyed. The camera cuts to another area of the camp. Katara is bathing in a lake directly below a cliff. Sokka and Toph walk up to the edge of the cliff and sit down, not noticing Katara.
Toph So lemme guess: You brought me out here to tell me that your sister's not as annoying as I make her out to be.
Sokka Nah, she's pretty much a pain. [Katara, looking up at their feet from below and behind, glares and looks away.] She's always got to be right about everything and she gets all bossy and involved and in your business ...
Toph Yeah. I don't know how you could deal with it.
Sokka Actually, in a way, I rely on it. [Katara looks back up at them.]
Toph I don't understand.
Sokka When our mom died, that was the hardest time in my life. Our family was a mess, but Katara? She had so much strength. She stepped up and took on so much responsibility. She helped fill the void that was left by our mom.
Toph I guess I never thought about that.
Sokka I'm gonna tell you something crazy. I never told anyone this before, but honestly? I'm not sure I can remember what my mother looked like. It really seems like my whole life, Katara's been the one looking out for me. She's always been the one that's there. And now, when I try to remember my mom, Katara's is the only face I can picture. [Katara, touched by what Sokka says, is reduced to tears.]
Toph The truth is sometimes Katara does act motherly, but that's not always a bad thing. She's compassionate and kind, and she actually cares about me. [Wipes away tears from her left eye.] You know, the real me. That's more than my own mom. [Katara, deeply touched by Toph's words, sinks slightly into the water. Toph punches Sokka in the arm.] Don't ever tell her I said any of this!
Sokka Hey, my lips are sealed.
At around nightfall, Katara is sitting next to Momo, who is napping with Katara rubbing the top of his head. Katara is looking down in front of her, saddened. She sees Sokka and Toph walking toward her and walks up to Toph. When they reach each other, Sokka keeps walking.
Katara Hi, Toph. Um, I wanna-
Toph [Holds up her hand in a "stop" fashion.] Katara, stop. You don't need to apologize. I was the one being stupid. These scams are out of control, and I'm done with them.
Katara [Smiles.] Actually I wasn't going to apologize. I was gonna say ... I wanna pull a scam with you. [Aang and Sokka stare at her from behind, extremely shocked.]
Toph [Also shocked.] What? You wanna pull a scam?
Katara Not just any scam. The ultimate scam. [Sokka and Aang, still staring at her with shock, look at each other and faint, foaming from the mouth slightly. Katara puts her arm around Toph's shoulder, who gives a sly smile.] Whaddaya say, Toph? Just me and you. One last go. You in?
Toph [Excited.] You know I'm in! Now what's this idea of yours? [They walk away and leave Aang and Sokka behind, who are now unconscious and foaming at the mouth.]
The scene changes to Katara and Toph going over the plan. Katara is looking at Toph's wanted poster.
Katara The plan is simple: This wanted poster says you're worth a lot of money; Ten times more than you've made in all of your scams. So I'm gonna turn you in and collect the reward. Then you metalbend yourself out of jail, and we're on our way. [As she speaks, the screen fades to the beginning of the episode, where Toph is seen running from the authorities and is caught in a net.]
Toph [Angrily.] How could you do this to me? You betrayed me!
Katara [Crosses her arms.] You brought this on yourself. I had no choice. [Turns away from Toph.]
Toph is dragged away in the net, all the while glaring back at Katara. Katara glances back slightly and gives a sly smile. She is joined by the chief of authorities.
Town authority You did the right thing by turning in the Runaway.
Katara The right thing is its own reward.
Town authority Well, I'm happy to hear you say that.
Katara [Pauses for a moment.] But, I still want the actual reward.
Town authority Of course. Right this way.
Meanwhile, a female guard drags Toph into a jail. She throws Toph from the net into a wooden cell and closes it. Toph feels the floor of her cell, but is shocked when she can't sense any earth in it. She gets up and looks outside the cell at the guard.
Toph Hey! What kind of cell is this?
Female guard A wooden one. [She walks away as Toph becomes visibly worried.]
In an office, the town authority grabs a box underneath a desk and looks around in it. A door opens behind Katara, who is standing across the desk from the chief. The chief closes the box and points at Katara.
Town authority That's her! That's the girl you were looking for!
Katara turns and sees the assassin with the third eye tattooed on his head, aka "Sparky-Sparky-Boom Man", walk in, leaving her shocked and horrified. Meanwhile, at camp, Sokka and Aang are worried, the latter pacing back and forth.
Aang Do you think this scam of theirs should be taking this long?
Sokka I was just wondering the same thing. We'd better check it out. [To Hawky and Momo.] You two behave. [Pointing at Appa.] Appa's in charge. [Appa lifts his head as the two animals start screeching at each other as soon as Sokka and Aang leave, but stop as soon as Appa roars at them.]
The camera cuts to Toph's cell, which now holds Katara too. They both are sitting on the floor, downcast, when Toph suddenly realizes something.
Toph Wait! It's a trap!
Katara [Sarcastically.] Really? No kidding! Is that why we're sitting in a wooden cage right now? Gee, how'd you figure out it was a trap?
Toph Not for us, Katara! We're the bait! He wants Aang! [Katara's eyes widen with realization.]
Katara I can't believe I'm so stupid! See? This is exactly why I'm against these scams! I knew this would happen!
Toph But, this was your idea.
Katara I know. I wanted to show that I'm not so motherly. I wanted to show you that I can have fun too.
Toph Katara, you are fun. If nothing else, you're at least fun to argue with.
Katara I know your relationship with your parents is complicated. And I shouldn't have said what I said.
Toph It's okay. I was really mad when you said that because ... well because, maybe it's true. [Starts to cry.] I try not to think about it, but when I left, I probably really hurt them.
Katara embraces Toph. Meanwhile, Sokka and Aang walk around town looking for Katara and Toph. The town is seemingly abandoned.
Sokka Where do you think they might be?
Aang Where do you think anyone is? [The assassin is seen walking across a rooftop behind them. Aang hears him inhaling and becomes shocked when he turns and sees him.] Sokka, watch out! [He grabs Sokka as they dodge a blast from the assassin and take cover behind an Ozai statue.] It's Sparky-Sparky-Boom Man!
Sokka You know, I'm starting to think that name doesn't quite fit.
The assassin jumps down from the roof and fires another blast at them. They barely dodge it, but get sent flying back by the blast, which shakes the ceiling of Toph and Katara's cell. Toph is trying to break out, while Katara is sitting down.
Katara What are we gonna do?
Toph I don't know. I wish we had some earth or water. We need bendables.
Katara What about your meteor bracelet? You can make a saw.
Toph I left it back at camp. [Sits down.] I was worried they would take it.
Katara exhales deeply and wipes her forehead with the back of her hand. Her eyes widen with realization as she notices her hand is covered in sweat. She smiles and quickly stands up to start running in place.
Toph [Confused.] Um, Katara? Are you okay?
Katara Just fine.
Toph [Still confused.] Well, what are you doing?
Katara I'm making my own water.
Katara stops running and wipes her forehead again. This time, she uses waterbending to use the midair sweat as blades to cut through the wooden cage. Toph stands up upon noticing this.
Toph [Amazed.] Katara! You're a genius! A sweaty, stinky genius!
Katara waterbends another blade of sweat, this time from under her arms. Cut to Aang and Sokka being chased by the assassin. The assassin fires a blast at them which they dodge but still get sent flying. Sokka crashes onto a wheelbarrow, which they hide behind.
Sokka This guy is too good! He shoots fire from his brain!
Aang We should split up. He can't chase us both.
The assassin walks out of the smoke. Aang runs off from his left and Sokka from his right. The assassin fires a blast at the wheelbarrow and blows it up. Aang runs past him on a roof to his left. The assassin quickly turns and fires another blast, which sends Aang flying into the Ozai statue. He falls from the statue to the ground. He looks up and sees the assassin standing above him inhale, about to fire another blast at Aang, but his head is suddenly encased in ice. The assassin moves and Aang sees Katara, Sokka, and Toph standing behind the assassin.
Katara Aang, get up! [She helps him up and they run away.]
Toph Let's get out of here!
The assassin breaks the ice with brute force. He launches another blast at Team Avatar, but Toph quickly launches a boulder at the blast, blowing the boulder up. A pebble from the boulder flies toward the assassin and hits him square in his third eye, which momentarily stuns and angers him. He tries to fire another blast, but with his chi is blocked, he ignites the air around him and gets sent back, head-first into a wall. When he stands up and shakes it off, Team Avatar is gone.
Sokka [Still running.] Hey, I got it! The perfect name for that guy: "Combustion Man!"
Toph Good job, Sokka. Now let's get outta here before Combustion Man catches us.
Sokka See? It fits so well!
Later that night, the gang flies to another camp spot on Appa.
Sokka [Yawns.] Well, I'm exhausted. Hawky, how about you, buddy? [Hawky makes a bird call.] Yeah. You're such a lazy little bird.
Aang and Sokka get off Appa. Katara is about to dismount Appa, but is stopped by Toph.
Toph Katara? I need your help.
Katara [Sits back down.] What is it, Toph?
Toph [Pulls out a sheet of paper.] I need you to write some things down for me. I wanna send a letter to my parents.
Katara [Smiling.] I'll be happy to help.
They place a letter inside Hawky's holder and send him off as he flies away.
Sokka Hey, where'd Hawky go?
Fade to credits.

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