“The nightmare is over”
In “The Voice in the Night,” Korra must learn to confront her fears if she is going to survive the coming battle with Amon and his minions. The vulnerability that actress Janet Varney brings to Korra’s character is something to be admired. This is a girl who is violently pursuing here destiny, yet through it all, she’s just a scared teenager. It’s difficult not to respect her tenacity, as she decides to join Councilmen Tarrlok’s strike force in order to obliterate the Equalist threat and their powerful leader. As we see at the end of this episode, Korra’s bravado was a disguise to mask the fear of losing her powers to a villain she has no idea how to defeat.
On a lighter note, it was fun watching Mako attempt to fit in with Republic City’s upper crust in order to impress Asami. It’s also nice to see a new love interest for Mako, but with Korra’s preoccupation with Amon, I’m not sure she has time for romance in her life. With Asami’s dad sponsoring the Fire Ferrets, we’ll be able to see that epic Pro Bending championship we’ve been hearing so much about. There is no doubt that Korra has many distractions in her life, so I wonder if she’ll be able to focus during the team’s upcoming match? I’m also curious to know what you all thought about the “vision” that Korra received after being hit by Amon. Was this something she saw due to her unique abilities as the Avatar, or did Amon have some way of channeling those images into her mind? The Legend of Korra has done an outstanding job of slowly immersing the viewer into this new world, which looks like the roaring twenties of America, set in Japan. As always, let me know what you thought of tonight’s episode in the comments section below.
-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)