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This article is about the episodes from Avatar: The Last Airbender. For episodes from The Legend of Korra, see List of The Legend of Korra episodes.
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This is a list of episodes for the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series premiered on February 21, 2005, and has aired through its third season, which ended on July 19, 2008. Notable merchandise based on the series includes nine DVD sets of episodes, six-inch scale action figures, video games, stuffed animals distributed by Paramount Parks, and two Lego sets.

The series classifies each season as a "book" and each episode as a "chapter". The list is ordered by release date which, with the exception of "Appa's Lost Days", also adheres to the show's continuity.

The release dates listed are from the U.S.A. airings.


Book One: Water[]

Main article: Book One: Water

The first two chapters comprise the series premiere. The final two chapters comprise the season finale. The original pilot episode never aired but can be seen on the sixth disc of The Complete Book 1 Collection.

Title Original air date Chapter # Episode #
"Unaired pilot" (not part of continuity) Unaired 0 0

Sokka and his sister Kya (later renamed Katara), must travel the world to find masters for Aang, who is the Avatar. However, they must evade a critical foe, Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation, who wants to capture Aang.

"The Boy in the Iceberg" February 21, 2005 1 1
Sokka and Katara, two teenage siblings living in the South Pole, discover Aang and his pet flying bison, Appa, trapped in an iceberg. After Katara frees him, she discovers that he is an airbender and the siblings take him to their home village in the Southern Water Tribe. Meanwhile, his unfreezing attracts the attention of the Fire Nation's Zuko intent on capturing him.
"The Avatar Returns" February 21, 2005 2 2
Prince Zuko attacks the Southern Water Tribe seeking to capture the Avatar, Aang. Katara and Sokka fly in on Appa to save Aang from the Fire Nation. After realizing that he is the long lost Avatar, they agree to accompany him on his travels to master the other elements.
"The Southern Air Temple" February 25, 2005 3 3
While journeying to the North Pole, Aang, Sokka, and Katara explore Aang's former home, the Southern Air Temple. Aang learns of his people's genocide at the hands of the Fire Nation; his anger triggers his Avatar State, which in turn alerts the world that the Avatar has returned. Meanwhile, Zuko and his uncle, Iroh, have their ship repaired at a Fire Nation port commanded by a rival, Commander Zhao.
"The Warriors of Kyoshi" March 4, 2005 4 4
As Aang and his friends begin crossing the expansive Earth Kingdom, they are captured by the female warriors of Kyoshi Island. Sokka is trained by the Kyoshi Warriors while Aang lets the villagers' reverence go to his head. Zuko finds out that Aang is on Kyoshi Island; he attacks the village and Aang and his friends escape on Appa.
"The King of Omashu" March 18, 2005 5 5
While in Omashu, Aang and the gang accidentally destroy parts of the city on a joyride on the city's mail system. The King of Omashu challenges Aang to three tasks that require creative thinking before allowing Aang and his friends to leave the city.
"Imprisoned" March 25, 2005 6 6
Aang, Katara, and Sokka camp at a small Earth Kingdom town where all the town's earthbenders are arrested by the Fire Nation. Katara accidentally gets an earthbender, Haru, arrested. In her guilt, she tricks the Fire Nation into arresting her so she can help to free the earthbenders from the inside.
"Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World" April 8, 2005 7 7
The gang finds themselves in a small Earth Kingdom village under attack by a Spirit World monster. Aang attempts to stop the monster from destroying the town and is accidentally transported to and trapped within the Spirit World. Meanwhile, Iroh gets captured by a group of Earth Kingdom soldiers and Zuko must track him down.
"Winter Solstice, Part 2: Avatar Roku" April 15, 2005 8 8
Aang must travel to the Fire Temple, while battling Zuko and Zhao, to receive a message from Avatar Roku. He soon finds that even the once loyal sages of the Avatar are against him.
"The Waterbending Scroll" April 29, 2005 9 9
Katara steals a waterbending scroll from a band of pirates and begins to teach Aang waterbending before they reach the North Pole. Zuko and Iroh learn that the pirates were robbed by the Avatar and team up with them in order to capture Aang.
"Jet" May 6, 2005 10 10
Traveling by foot, Team Avatar accidentally stumbles into a Fire Nation camp. The soldiers immediately surround them, though the team is saved by Jet and his Freedom Fighters and invited back to their treetop hideout. There, the team learns about the orphans living in the woods and fighting the Fire Nation soldiers who dare to set foot in the forest. While Aang and Katara and trustful of the Freedom Fighters, Sokka remains skeptical, a sentiment that is strengthened when Jet and a few of his fighters ambush an old Fire Nation civilian. Suspicious of his true intentions, Sokka trails Jet on a nightly walk and discovers that the Freedom Fighters' leader desires to flood the Earth Kingdom village of Gaipan, killing everyone, in order to eradicate the Fire Nation soldiers stationed there. Before Sokka can intervene, however, he is captured by the Freedom Fighters. By morning, Jet convinces Katara and Aang to use their waterbending to fill up a reservoir under the ruse of it being needed to extinguish forest fires, though in reality it is to flood the village. After they are done, they discover Jet's true intentions and although they manage to incapacitate him in battle, they fail to stop the Freedom Fighters from blowing up the dam and flooding Gaipan. However, Sokka managed to escape and warn the villagers, evacuating them all to safety.
"The Great Divide" May 20, 2005 11 11
While crossing a canyon on foot, Aang has to mediate between two tribes, the Zhangs, and the Gan Jins, who have been feuding for almost one hundred years. After sending Appa to the other side with the sick and elderly, they become trapped in the canyon when their earthbender guide's arms are broken.
"The Storm" June 3, 2005 12 12
While a storm approaches, Aang tells Katara why he ran away from the air temple one hundred years prior. Meanwhile, on Zuko's ship, Iroh tells the crew the tale of how the prince received his scar and was banished from the Fire Nation.
"The Blue Spirit" June 17, 2005 13 13
Aang must travel to an herbalist to retrieve a cure for the ill Sokka and Katara. While returning to his friends, he is attacked and captured by the Yuyan Archers, sent after him by the newly promoted Admiral Zhao. A mysterious masked swordsman, the "Blue Spirit", assists Aang in escaping his imprisonment.
"The Fortuneteller" September 23, 2005 14 14
Katara convinces Sokka and Aang to travel to a village after hearing of a fortuneteller named Aunt Wu who resides there. Aang and Katara become excited when the fortuneteller predicts their love-lives. Sokka, however, doubts Aunt Wu's predictions and is proven correct when the volcano she predicted would not destroy the town becomes active.
"Bato of the Water Tribe" October 7, 2005 15 15
Sokka and Katara meet Bato, a warrior from the Southern Water Tribe, at an abbey. When Aang overhears that Sokka and Katara are excited over the prospect of reuniting with their father, he hides a map leading to their father's location. Meanwhile, Zuko, using Katara's necklace, hires a bounty hunter named June to track down Aang.
"The Deserter" October 21, 2005 16 16
After being chased out of a Fire Nation festival, Aang, Sokka, and Katara encounter a group of Fire Nation deserters, led by firebending master and ex-admiral Jeong Jeong. After realizing this could be his only chance to learn firebending, Aang – with the help of Avatar Roku's spirit – convinces Jeong Jeong to teach him firebending. Meanwhile, Admiral Zhao continues his chase for the Avatar.
"The Northern Air Temple" November 4, 2005 17 17
After hearing tales that people with the ability to fly are inhabiting the Northern Air Temple, Aang and the crew travel there, eager to meet airbenders. However, they instead find a misplaced tribe of Earth Kingdom natives, who, much to Aang's disappointment, have renovated much of the temple.
"The Waterbending Master" November 18, 2005 18 18
Finally reaching the North Pole, Aang finds a waterbending master. However, the master refuses to teach Katara being that women are forbidden to learn the art. Meanwhile, Sokka spends time with Yue, Princess of the Northern Water Tribe. Admiral Zhao hires the pirates to assassinate Zuko while he prepares a massive fleet to invade the North Pole.
"The Siege of the North, Part 1" December 2, 2005 19 19
The Northern Water Tribe braces against the attack by the Fire Nation. Meanwhile, Zuko sneaks into the North Pole to capture the Avatar. Aang, realizing that the Water Tribe cannot defeat Zhao's fleet alone, decides to visit the Spirit World to get help from the Moon and Ocean spirits.
"The Siege of the North, Part 2" December 2, 2005 20 20
Sokka, Katara, and Yue follow Zuko to save Aang. In the Spirit World, Aang learns the identities of the Moon and Ocean spirits and that they are in danger. As Aang returns to the real world, he is saved by Katara. Meanwhile, Zhao succeeds in capturing the Moon Spirit, the source of all waterbending. Aang enters the Avatar State to destroy the siege, Zuko defeats Zhao, and Yue gives her life back to the Moon Spirit to save the Water Tribe.

Book Two: Earth[]

Main article: Book Two: Earth

The first chapter comprises the season premiere. The final two chapters comprise the season finale.

Title Original air date Chapter # Episode #
"The Avatar State" March 17, 2006 1 21
After leaving the North Pole, Aang and the group travel to an Earth Kingdom military base to receive an escort to Omashu, so Aang can learn earthbending from King Bumi. The general there reveals a surprising plan, suggesting that Aang trigger the Avatar State to defeat the Fire Lord immediately. Meanwhile, Zuko's sister, Princess Azula claims that the Fire Lord will pardon both him and Iroh if they return home with her.
"The Cave of Two Lovers" March 24, 2006 2 22
While on the way to Omashu, Aang and the crew meet a group of traveling bards who take them through a vast tunnel known as the Cave of Two Lovers. In the cave, Aang, Katara, and Appa become separated from Sokka and the bards. Elsewhere, Zuko and Iroh are sheltered by kind people after Iroh "accidentally" drinks the tea from a poisonous plant. Song, a young and compassionate healer, shows Zuko the effects of war from a normal citizen's perspective.
"Return to Omashu" April 7, 2006 3 23
Aang and the crew are shocked to find Omashu captured by the Fire Nation. They sneak in and are caught by Fire Nation soldiers, but released when pox marks on Sokka create the illusion of illness. They meet the resistance and allow the whole city to escape by creating a fake epidemic with the same pox marks. While they are leaving, the Governor of Omashu's son, Tom-Tom, accidentally leaves with the earthbenders who are willing to trade him for King Bumi. Elsewhere, Azula tracks down her old friends, Mai and Ty Lee, to help her capture Zuko and Iroh.
"The Swamp" April 14, 2006 4 24
While flying over a swamp, Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Appa become separated by a tornado. After landing in the swamp, Appa and Momo are captured. Meanwhile, Sokka sees visions of Princess Yue, Katara sees visions of her mother and Aang sees visions of an unknown girl. Elsewhere, Zuko and Iroh seek money from local villagers.
"Avatar Day" April 28, 2006 5 25
After being attacked by a band of Fire Nation soldiers, the gang stumbles upon a town celebrating Avatar Day. However, they find out that this is an "Anti-Avatar" celebration and Aang is arrested for killing Chin the Conqueror in a past life. Sokka and Katara travel to Kyoshi Island to find clues to prove Aang's innocence. Meanwhile, Zuko decides that it is best if he and Iroh split up.
"The Blind Bandit" May 5, 2006 6 26
Still seeking an earthbending master, Aang and the crew stumble upon an earthbending tournament. While there, they find a blind master earthbender, Toph, the girl whom Aang saw as a vision in "The Swamp". Aang challenges her and easily defeats her with airbending, but she refuses to teach him earthbending. Both Aang and Toph are captured by the owner of the earthbending tournament.
"Zuko Alone" May 12, 2006 7 27
After leaving his uncle, Zuko continues his solo journey. He meets a boy in an Earth Kingdom town who brings him home to dinner. While this happens, Zuko has flashbacks about his life before banishment, involving his loving mother and cruel sister, Azula.
"The Chase" May 26, 2006 8 28
Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph are chased by an unknown machine, which results in a lack of sleep. After Toph and Katara argue, Toph leaves and runs into Iroh, who is tracking down Zuko. After cleaning Appa so his fur does not leave a trail for the tank to follow, Aang goes one way as a decoy, and Sokka and Katara fly in another direction on Appa, the former of which results in a three-way fight.
"Bitter Work" June 2, 2006 9 29
Aang tries to learn earthbending from Toph, despite interference from his previous airbending training. Sokka becomes stuck in a hole after trying to hunt an animal. Elsewhere, Iroh teaches Zuko how to redirect lightning so he will be a more capable threat against Azula.
"The Library" July 14, 2006 10 30

A professor tells the gang about a Spirit Library full of information, hidden in the Si Wong Desert. Sokka decides to find the desert library in hopes of finding secrets and weaknesses about the Fire Nation. When the group arrives at the library, they find that much of the information on the Fire Nation has been destroyed; however, they still find crucial information about firebenders that could possibly end the war.

"The Desert" July 14, 2006 11 31
Since Appa was captured, the gang walks across the desert to tell the Earth King about the Fire Nation's secret. Aang grows angry and sad over Appa's capture. Elsewhere, a secret society helps protect Iroh and Zuko from the Fire Nation and bounty hunters.
"The Serpent's Pass" September 15, 2006 12 32
After leaving the desert, the group, accompanied by Suki, attempts to lead a couple who are expecting a baby through the dangerous Serpent's Pass. While Zuko and Iroh are on the ferry to Ba Sing Se, they meet Jet, who is trying to turn his life around and takes an instant liking to Zuko.
"The Drill" September 15, 2006 13 33
Aang discovers a secret Fire Nation super weapon heading straight for Ba Sing Se and must stop it before it destroys the great wall which protects the city from invasion. Meanwhile, Jet wishes to recruit Zuko for his Freedom Fighters, but learns a dangerous secret about him instead.
"City of Walls and Secrets" September 22, 2006 14 34
Team Avatar finally arrives in the Earth Kingdom's capital, Ba Sing Se, eager to tell the Earth King about the opportunity the coming eclipse, only to be stopped by mysterious forces within the city. Meanwhile, Jet tries to prove that Zuko and Iroh, supposedly simple refugees, are actually firebenders.
"The Tales of Ba Sing Se" September 29, 2006 15 35
During their stay in Ba Sing Se Katara and Toph have a girls' day out; Iroh helps out people in town, preparing for an emotional day; Aang helps a zookeeper build a new zoo; Sokka accidentally ends up in a poetry club; Zuko goes out on a date; Momo looks through Ba Sing Se for Appa.
"Appa's Lost Days" October 13, 2006 16 36
After his abduction in the Si Wong Desert, Appa is eventually sold to a Fire Nation circus, where he is forced to perform. He manages to escape, but his return to Wan Shi Tong's Library proves fruitless, as Aang and his friends had already left. Flying to Ba Sing Se, he gets into a fight with a boar-q-pine, but Suki and her fellow warriors from Kyoshi Island help him recover from his injuries before the group is attacked. He flees to the Eastern Air Temple, where a mysterious guru provides him with aid on his search.
"Lake Laogai" November 3, 2006 17 37
The gang continues looking for Appa, with Long Feng trying to throw them off by sending Jet to make them leave the city. They meet up with Longshot and Smellerbee and realize Jet was brainwashed. Elsewhere, Zuko discovers that Aang is in the city and begins his own search for Appa.
"The Earth King" November 17, 2006 18 38
The gang breaks into the Earth King's palace to talk to him, Long Feng, and the Dai Li about the war. At their new house, Zuko falls spiritually ill as his latest action has set a different course for his future.
"The Guru" December 1, 2006 19 39
Aang starts to learn control of the Avatar State from Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple. Sokka is reunited with his father and Toph teaches herself metalbending while Xin Fu and Master Yu transport Toph back to her parents. Katara and the generals plan the invasion of the Fire Nation. Later, she sees Zuko and Iroh running their tea shop.
"The Crossroads of Destiny" December 1, 2006 20 40
When Aang has a vision that Katara is in danger, Aang, Sokka, and Toph all rush back to Ba Sing Se to save her. They meet up with Iroh, who asks their help in saving Zuko who had been captured as well. While Aang and Iroh journey to the prison where Zuko and Katara are held, Toph and Sokka go to warn the Earth King of a secret coup, but are captured by Azula. Aang and Katara battle Azula when Zuko shows up and helps Azula. They are overwhelmed by Zuko, Azula, and the Dai Li. Aang prepares to let go of his feelings for Katara to save her and meditates as he rises in cosmic energy but is struck by Azula's lightning bolt and falls. The gang escapes Ba Sing Se and Katara revitalizes Aang using the water from the Spirit Oasis in the North Pole.

Book Three: Fire[]

Main article: Book Three: Fire

The first chapter comprises the season premiere. The final four chapters comprise the series finale.

Title Original air date Chapter # Episode #
"The Awakening" September 21, 2007 1 41
Aang wakes up on a Fire Nation cruiser with hair after having been in a coma for a few weeks. Zuko returns home after restoring his honor.
"The Headband" September 28, 2007 2 42
Mistaken for a Fire Nation school student, a disguised Aang is forced to enroll in a Fire Nation school but finds trouble obeying the rules. Aang's hair helped to disguise him better with his headband. Meanwhile, Zuko tries to confront Iroh in his prison cell. He later hires Combustion Man to kill Aang in secret.
"The Painted Lady" October 5, 2007 3 43
When the group travels to a starving fishing village, they meet a mysterious spirit.
"Sokka's Master" October 12, 2007 4 44
Sokka feels as though he is not contributing to the team because he lacks bending abilities, so he seeks out a swordmaster who will teach him the way of the sword. He later goes on to make a sword out of a meteorite.
"The Beach" October 19, 2007 5 45
Zuko, Azula, Mai, and Ty Lee go on vacation to Lo and Li's beach house, where they learn much about themselves and each other. Meanwhile, Aang and the rest of the team are being chased by Combustion Man, sent by Zuko, who fires explosive blasts with his mind from a tattooed "third eye".
"The Avatar and the Fire Lord" October 26, 2007 6 46
Aang and Zuko are taken on parallel adventures, which give them both insight into their forefather's pasts.
"The Runaway" November 2, 2007 7 47
Katara expresses her disapproval when Toph discovers a way to make quick cash, resulting in a rift that leaves the group vulnerable and produces nearly disastrous consequences after the arrival of Combustion Man.
"The Puppetmaster" November 9, 2007 8 48
The gang looks into strange disappearances in a spooky town. There, an old lady named Hama teaches Katara some secret waterbending techniques.
"Nightmares and Daydreams" November 16, 2007 9 49
The group arrives at the rendezvous point for the invasion four days ahead of schedule with Aang beginning to feel nervous about the fast-approaching confrontation with the Fire Lord, leading him to have nightmares and subsequently stop sleeping entirely.
"The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion" November 30, 2007 10 50
It is the Day of Black Sun and the group meets up with the invasion force with Aang ready to take on the Fire Lord. However, they soon realize things are not going to go according to plan and their surprise attack is not so unexpected.
"The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse" November 30, 2007 11 51
The eclipse has started and the gang only has a few minutes to infiltrate an underground bunker and find and defeat Ozai. Zuko confronts his father and learns about his mother's banishment while Aang, Sokka, and Toph fight Azula and her Dai Li agents.
"The Western Air Temple" July 14, 2008 12 52
The gang leaves the Fire Nation, humbled and embarrassed by the failure of the invasion. They head to the Western Air Temple. However, unbeknownst to them, Zuko is also following them in the hope of joining their group to teach Aang firebending.
"The Firebending Masters" July 15, 2008 13 53
Aang prepares to start his firebending training only for Zuko to realize he has lost all his firebending power, as he no longer draws his firebending power from rage, anger, and his desire to capture Aang. They journey to find the true source of firebending.
"The Boiling Rock, Part 1" July 16, 2008 14 54
Sokka and Zuko break into the Boiling Rock Prison, the Fire Nation's highest security prison, to rescue Hakoda. When they develop an escape plan after finding out Hakoda is not there, other prisoners become involved and ruin it. Now the two and a recently discovered Suki have to find another way out of the inescapable fortress.
"The Boiling Rock, Part 2" July 16, 2008 15 55
Sokka, Hakoda, Zuko, and Suki form a new escape plan, but it is complicated by the arrival of Princess Azula. In a desperate bid for freedom, the four escape due to the assistance of Mai, leaving Azula shocked and dismayed.
"The Southern Raiders" July 17, 2008 16 56
Katara and Zuko journey together to find the man responsible for the death of Katara's mother, Kya, who was killed in a Southern Water Tribe raid.
"The Ember Island Players" July 18, 2008 17 57
The gang goes to the Ember Island theater to see a play about their journeys, but are not happy with the production and the inaccurate portrayals of themselves.
"Sozin's Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King" July 19, 2008 18 58
Aang is informed of Ozai's plans to burn down the Earth Kingdom with an airship fleet. He disappears during the night, having sleepwalked onto a mysterious moving island. His friends cannot find him and seek aid from June. Meanwhile, Ozai is crowned Phoenix King.
"Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters" July 19, 2008 19 59
The gang finds Iroh with June's help. Iroh suggests that Zuko challenge Azula for the position of Fire Lord, with Katara to help. The others decide to intercept the airship fleet. Meanwhile, Aang comes to the conclusion that he must kill Ozai after talking to previous Avatars only to find out the island he was on was a lion turtle. Sozin's Comet finally returns.
"Sozin's Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno" July 19, 2008 20 60
Sokka, Toph, and Suki begin destroying the airship fleet. Aang duels Ozai, but is soon overwhelmed because of his reluctance to kill him. Zuko fights Azula in an Agni Kai, but is shot by lightning in the process of saving Katara from the oncoming bolt.
"Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang" July 19, 2008 21 61
Katara eventually defeats Azula by trapping her in ice and heals Zuko, driving Azula into insanity. Sokka, Toph, and Suki destroy the airship fleet. Aang defeats Ozai after going into the Avatar State and removes his bending abilities. Afterward, Zuko is crowned Fire Lord, and Aang and Katara share a kiss.

Retail releases[]

Online downloads[]

All three Books are available through the iTunes music store, BitTorrent, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Marketplace. These releases have the episodes "The Serpent's Pass" and "The Drill" combined into one under the name of "The Secret of the Fire Nation", and the episodes "The Guru" and "The Crossroads of Destiny" combined into "The Guru/The Crossroads of Destiny".

Volume DVDs[]

Main article: Volume DVDs