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The scene opens up in a forest. Katara and Aang are on a raised, grassy plateau. A gentle stream is running out beneath it. Katara is folding one of their sleeping blankets. Aang is lying on the root of a tree. Momo screeches and lands on the plateau as Sokka approaches.
Aang [Enthusiastically.] Great, you're back!
Aang leaps off the root with his airbending, landing beside the Water Tribe siblings as Sokka digs in his bag.
Aang What's for dinner?
Sokka [Digs nuts from his bag.] We've got a few options. First; round nuts. And some kind of oval shaped nuts? And some rock-shaped nuts, that might just be rocks. [Throws the rock-shaped nut toward Momo.] Dig in! [Aang and Katara look at each other then back at Sokka.]
Katara Seriously ... what else you got?
Momo coos, and sniffs the rock-shaped nut, before taking it with one of his paws and slapping it against a stone twice. Attempting to break it, he takes it with both paws and slams it down on the big rock. The moment he does so, however, the entire earth quakes, making Momo shriek and his hair stand up on end.
Sokka What was that?
Momo, believing he may have caused the quake, cautiously drops the rock to the ground in test. The quake returns, causing Momo to leap away.
Aang It's coming from over there!
Sokka [Aang and Katara run off-camera.] Shouldn't we run away from huge booms? Not toward them?
The three, joined by Momo, hide behind a fallen tree and spy on a young boy bending boulders into the air and punching them into the side of the ravine.
Katara An earthbender!
Aang Let's go meet him!
Sokka He looks dangerous, so we better approach cautiously.
Katara [Suddenly Katara is a few feet in front of them, excitedly addressing the earthbender.] Hello there! I'm Katara! What's your name?
The young boy gasps in surprise, dropping the boulder he was bending to the ground. He flees quickly, bringing down an avalanche of boulders with his bending to block his exit.
Aang [Sokka and Aang approach Katara; yelling.] Nice to meet you!
Katara [Shrugging.] I just wanted to say hi.
Aang Hey! That guy's gotta be running somewhere. Maybe we're near a village? And I bet that village has a market!
Katara [Excitedly.] Which means no nuts for dinner!
Sokka [Katara and Aang chase after Haru.] Hey! I worked hard to get those nuts! [Momo flies overhead, chasing Katara and Aang.] Yeah, I hate 'em too. [Slowly follows Katara and Aang.]
Katara and Sokka stroll through the mining village's streets while Aang speaks with a shopkeeper under a terrace.
Aang Great hat! [Tries on the hat.] I'll trade you some nuts for it.
Katara [Notices the boy enter a shop. Speaks to herself in surprise.] Hey ...
The boy enters into the dark, wooden building and approaches a woman.
Haru Hi, Mom.
Haru's mother Where have you been, Haru? You're late! Get started on your chores.
Katara [Enters the shop's front door, startling Haru.] Hey. You're that kid. Why did you run away before?
Haru Uh, you must have me confused with some other kid.
Aang [Aang and Sokka enter the shop.] No, she doesn't. We saw you earthbending.
Haru and his mother gasp in horror at his secret being revealed and both the door and window to the small shop are promptly slammed shut.
Haru's mother [Standing by the window.] They saw you doing what?!
Haru They're crazy, Mom! I mean, look at how they're dressed.
Aang gazes to his conical hat, shifting it about in confusion. Katara awkwardly grasps at her dress, looking with astonishment at herself. Sokka quirks an eyebrow and smooths out his sleeve.
Haru's mother You know how dangerous that is! You know what would happen if they caught you earthbending!
Tax collector [Heavy knocks on the door.] Open up!
Sokka [Sokka peeks through the window's blinds.] Fire Nation! Act natural!
Haru's mother opens the door, allowing the Fire Nation tax collector to walk inside. He stares awkwardly at the four children in front of him. Haru grasps his chin and stares toward Katara, cross-eyed. Sokka eyeballs an apple. Katara hunches forward with her eyes wide open, having stuffed her mouth with berries. Aang has his hand atop a barrel, beaming an immense toothy smile. His pose is short-lived as the barrel's lid spins, dunking Aang's hand into the barrel of water and causes him to fall down.
Haru's mother [The tax collector stares sourly toward the four children; aggressively.] What do you want? I've already paid you this week!
Tax collector The tax just doubled. [Arrogantly.] And we wouldn't want an accident, would we? [Creates a ball of fire between his hands, making everyone slightly back away.] Fire is sometimes so hard to control.
Haru's mother and the tax collector approach the store's counter, where she opens a small chest and passes a meager handful of Earth Kingdom currency to the tax collector. Haru leans against the counter, staring with contempt toward the Fire Nation man.
Tax collector You can keep the copper ones. [Walks away, dropping four copper pieces to the floor, exits.]
Sokka [Door slams.] Nice guy. How long has the Fire Nation been here?
Haru's mother Five years. Fire Lord Ozai uses our town's coal mines to fuel his ships.
Haru They're thugs. They steal from us. And everyone here's too much of a coward to do anything about it.
Haru's mother [Angered.] Quiet, Haru! Don't talk like that.
Katara [Curiously.] But, Haru's an earthbender? He can help!
Haru's mother Earthbending is forbidden. It's caused nothing but misery for this village! [Casts a meaningful glance toward her son.] He must never use his abilities.
Katara How can you say that? Haru has a gift! Asking him not to earthbend is like asking me not to waterbend. It's a part of who we are.
Haru's mother [Shakes head in dismay.] You don't understand.
Katara I understand that Haru can help you fight back. What can the Fire Nation do to you that they haven't done already?
Haru's mother They could take Haru away! Like they took his father.
Scene changes to late evening, viewing farmland and a barn. Appa walks into the barn. Cut to a closer view of Sokka, Katara, Haru, and Aang standing inside the barn.
Haru My mom said you can sleep here tonight. But you should leave in the morning.
Aang Thanks. I'll make sure Appa doesn't eat all your hay.
Appa engulfs a mouthful of hay. Appa pauses, turning to stare dubiously toward Aang before continuing to chew hay. The scene switches to Katara and Haru taking a walk into the woods outside under the setting sun.
Katara I'm sorry about what I said earlier. I didn't know about your father.
Haru That's okay. It's funny, the way you were talking back in the store? It reminded me of him.
Katara [Flattered.] Thanks.
Haru My father was very courageous. When the Fire Nation invaded, he and the other earthbenders were outnumbered ten to one. But they fought back anyway.
Katara He sounds like a great man.
The two approach the top of a steep cliff, gazing out to the setting sun beyond.
Haru [Stops.] After the attack, they rounded up my father and every other earthbender, and took them away. [Kneels.] We haven't seen them since.
Katara So that's why you hide your earthbending.
Haru Yeah. Problem is ... [Close-up, earthbends two stones in a circle above his hand.] the only way I can feel close to my father now [Crushes the stones to sand with his hands. The sand blows away.] is when I practice my bending. He taught me everything I know.
Katara [Sits beside Haru, sets her fingertips on her necklace.] See this necklace? My mother gave it to me.
Haru It's beautiful.
Katara I lost my mother in a Fire Nation raid. [Hangs her head, turning away.] This necklace is all I have left of her.
Haru It's not enough, is it?
Katara No. [Hangs her head and turns away.]
The scene switches to Katara and Haru who have continued their walk along the dirt trail. A loud boom sounds and rock and dust blasts from a distant mine entrance. An old man cries out.
Old man Help, help!
Haru The mine!
Katara and Haru run quickly to the entrance, which has caved in and left a tremendous pile of rocks pinning the old man to the ground on his stomach. Sand continues to pour down, rocks intermittently falling.
Old man Help me!
Katara [Haru braces his back against the mine entrance. Katara pulls the old man.] Ugh! It's not working! We have to get help!
Haru There's no time, pull harder!
Katara [Getting an idea.] Haru. There's a way you can help him.
Haru [Guilty fear.] I can't.
Katara Please, there's no one around to see you. It's the only way!
Haru leaps away from the falling debris, spinning back to face it as he assumes an earthbending form. With a sudden and strong move, he blasts all the rocks down the tunnel, freeing the old man.
Katara [Excitedly.] Haru! You did it! [The two take place beside the old man and aid him walking away from the mine.]
At the barn, Katara is sitting up in her bedroll with a lamp in her lap. Sokka is lying on a square bale of hay with his blanket over him, and Aang is sprawled out on Appa's head with Momo lying on his back.
Katara It was so brave of Haru to use his earthbending to help that old man.
Aang You must have really inspired him.
Katara I guess so.
Sokka Everyone should get some sleep, we're leaving at dawn.
Katara [Unhappily.] Dawn?! Can't we sleep in for once?
Sokka [Commandingly.] Absolutely not! This village is crawling with Fire Nation troops. If they discover you're here, Aang, we'll be eating fireballs for breakfast. Goodnight.
Katara [Slyly, with a wry smirk.] I'd rather eat fireballs than nuts.
Sokka [With finality.] Goodnight!
Katara and Aang share a few playful chuckles with each other before she blows out the lamplight to get some rest.

Fire Nation troops march on a mission through the dead of night. The man in the lead raps on a wooden door. Haru answers the door, suddenly gasping in shock as he sees the troops.

Old man [Points accusingly.] That's him! That's the earthbender!
The Fire Nation leader shoves the old man out of the way and approaches Haru. Haru screams as the man forces Haru into his grip and hauls him away.

In the morning, Katara carries a jar outside of the barn. She sets it down beside a water pump and proceeds to waterbend, drawing water out of the spigot and into the waiting pot. Picking it up, she spots Haru's mother standing with her back to her, gazing toward the distant ocean. Haru's mother slowly turns around, laying a tearful gaze upon Katara. Katara realizes Haru has been taken and drops the pot, as it shatters to pieces at her feet.

Katara [Enters barn to see Aang and Sokka folding blankets; emotionally.] They took him! They took Haru away!
Aang [Surprised.] What?
Katara [Hurriedly.] The old man turned him in to the Fire Nation - it's all my fault - I forced him into earthbending!
Sokka [Steps beside her, taking her hand in his and laying his other hand supportively behind her shoulder.] Slow down, Katara. When did this happen?
Katara Haru's mother said they came for him at midnight.
Sokka Then it's too late to track him, he's long gone.
Katara [Turns defiantly to the open door, clenches fists.] We don't need to track him. The Fire Nation is going to take me right to Haru.
Aang [Confused.] And ... why would they do that?
Katara [Determined.] Because they're going to arrest me for earthbending. [Aang and Sokka share a horrified look.]
Scene changes to Sokka and Katara working together to push a boulder overtop an air vent on a rocky road.
Sokka I thought you were crazy at first, Katara, but this might work. There are ventilation shafts throughout these mines. All Aang has to do is send an air current from that vent to this one right here. The boulder levitates and ta-da! Fake earthbending.
Katara [Props hands off hips, turns to Aang.] Aang? Did you get all that?
Aang [Snapping small puffs of air at a sooty copper fritillary butterfly; dismissively.] Sure, sure. I got it.
Sokka Do you remember your cue?
Aang [Continues snapping puffs of air; still dismissive.] Yeah, yeah. Just relax. You're taking all the fun out of this.
Sokka [Aggravated.] By this, do you mean intentionally being captured by a group of ruthless firebenders?
Aang [Humored.] Exactly! That's fun stuff!
Sokka [Group of firebenders with spears approach.] Here they come! Get in your places!
Aang stops playing with the butterfly and Momo tries catching it as it flies away. As the group of spear-wielding guards approach, Katara and Sokka make a show of walking into one another by their stomachs before emphatically shouting.
Sokka [While angrily pointing at Katara.] Get out of my way, pipsqueak! [The soldiers watch in confusion. One of them even raises an eyebrow.]
Katara [Angrily hunched over.] How dare you call me pipsqueak, you giant-eared cretin!
Sokka [Just as angrily hunched over.] What did you call me?
Katara [Far too dramatically as her hair loopies move with her motion.] A giant-eared cretin! Look at those things! Do herds of animals use them for shade?! [Imitates an elephant's ears.]
Sokka [Towers over his sister.] You better back off! [Slips his hand by his mouth and mutters.] Seriously, back off.
Katara [More determined, heightens above her now-cowering brother.] I will not back off! I bet elephants get together and make fun of how large your ears are!
Sokka That's it! You're going down!
Katara I'll show you who's boss! [Angrily points at Sokka.] Earthbending style! [Over-dramatically leaps toward the boulder, clenching her fist upward to which there is no reaction. Angrily.] I said, earthbending style!
At Katara's shout, Aang gasps quietly as he realizes his mistake by missing his cue. The young airbender ceases playing with the butterfly, leaps up, and blasts a strong jet of air into the ventilation duct, suddenly sending the boulder levitating into the air. This reveals Momo behind the boulder, who has his arms raised, licking himself.
Guard [Points a finger to the lemur; surprised.] That lemur! He's earthbending!
Sokka [Katara and Momo each remain in their positions. Katara eyes the man in surprise. Sokka, angrily, waves his arms toward her.] No, you idiot, it's the girl!
Guard Oh. [Blushes shamefully.] Of course.
Sokka steps beside Katara, laying his hands on her shoulders as the boulder falls to the ground. Katara stands patiently.
Sokka I'll hold her. [Close-up. Whispers to Katara.] You've got twelve hours to find Haru. We'll be right behind you.
The guards escort Katara away, leaving Aang, Sokka, and Momo to watch as she takes a final glance back. Sokka unhappily tugs at his ears, testing their sizes.
Sokka [Eyeballs Momo perched off of Aang's shoulder. Points accusingly.] Momo, you have some big ears! [Momo folds his ears back, hunches down, and coos in protest.]
Katara is in the back of a Fire Nation transport with other earthbender prisoners. She wears a brown, tattered prison garb over her blue Water Tribe outfit and stares glumly downward. Sokka and Aang each have conical yellow hats in a crowd, attempting to stealthily observe her travel. Katara looks longingly over shoulder as the cart bobs along a pier, heading toward a waiting barge on the ocean.

Aang and Sokka chase the barge, riding Appa through the clouds. The immense, smoking, off-shore Fire Nation prison rig is seen just ahead. Close-up of the rig.

Sokka [Aang stares nervously at the barge carrying Katara to the prison.] She'll be fine, Aang. Katara knows what she's doing.
After the barge arrives, six prisoners, including Katara, line up on the deck of the prison. Spear-wielding guards stand at either side. A prison warden approaches.
Warden [Smugly.] Earthbenders. It is my pleasure to welcome you aboard my modest shipyard. I am your warden. I prefer to think of you not as prisoners, [Quips smartly.] but as honored guests. And I hope you come to think of me as your humble and caring host. [Paces nonchalantly.] You will succeed here, if you simply abide-
The warden pauses, suddenly interrupted by a prisoner in line coughing. With no forewarning, the warden leaps into the air and aims a blast of fire at the prisoner's legs in anger. The prisoner cowers away for safety as the warden stands defiantly toward the man.
Warden [Very angrily.] What kind of guest dishonors his host by interrupting him?! Take him below! [Swings his arms. Some guards escort the man away. Mutters.] One week in solitary will improve his manners. [Continues smug gait.] Simply treat me with the courtesy that I give you-
Approaches Katara, kneeling to stare into her obstinate expression. She crosses her eyebrows, scowling coarsely at the man.
Warden And we'll get along famously.
The prisoners are taken on a tour of the facility. Below, fellow prisoners are seen laboring.
Warden You will notice, earthbenders, that this rig is made entirely of metal. You are miles away from any rock or earth. [Katara pauses, glancing over the expansive ocean to the land far away.] So, if you have any illusions about employing that brutish savagery that passes for bending among you people ... [Lowly.] forget them. It is impossible. Good day.
A guard escorts the prisoners into the prison courtyard. Katara enters last and the metal gates close behind her. Among many earthbender prisoners, Haru takes notice of Katara. Above the courtyard, a watchman and the warden monitor the scene.
Haru [Surprised.] Katara?
Katara [Excitedly. Runs and hugs Haru.] Haru!
Haru [Confused.] What are you doing here?
Katara [Somewhat apologetically.] It's my fault you were captured. I came to rescue you.
Haru [Shocked.] So, you got yourself arrested?
Katara It was the only way to find you.
Haru You've got guts, Katara. I'll give you that. [Places hand on her shoulder.] Come on. There's someone I want you to meet.
The two approach an old, gray-bearded man eating dinner among other prisoners.
Haru Katara. This is my father, Tyro. [The older man looks up.] Dad. This is Katara.
Katara [Slightly bows.] It's an honor to meet you.
Tyro [Hands Katara a bowl.] Have some dinner, Katara. [Katara accepts the bowl, but grimaces.] It's not as bad as it looks. [Katara tries a spoonful, but becomes further disgusted. He finds humor in this with a small chuckle.] It's still pretty bad though.
Prisoner [Walks up and lays a hand on Tyro's shoulder.] Tyro. The prisoners are complaining there aren't enough blankets to go around.
Tyro I'll talk to the guards. In the meantime, make sure the elderly are taken care of. The rest of us will simply have to hope for warmer weather.
Katara If you don't mind me asking, what's your escape plan?
Tyro Excuse me?
Katara You know, the plan to get everyone off the rig? What is it? Mutiny, sabotage?
Tyro The plan? The plan is to survive. Wait out this war. Hope that one day some of us can get back home and forget this ever happened.
Katara [Shocked.] How can you say that? You sound like you've already given up!
Tyro Katara, I admire your courage. And I envy your youth. But people's lives are at stake here. The warden is a ruthless man, and he won't stand for any rebellion. I'm sorry, but we're powerless.
Katara [Obstinately.] We'll see about that.
Katara stands up and carries a trash can lid and a ladle, climbing on top of a wooden table. From there, she bangs the ladle against the lid to draw attention.
Katara Earthbenders! You don't know me, but I know of you. Every child in my Water Tribe village was rocked to sleep with stories of the brave Earth Kingdom, and the courageous earthbenders who guard its borders. [The watchman walks up to talk the warden, but the warden stops him and listens.] Some of you may think that the Fire Nation has made you powerless. Yes, they have taken away your ability to bend. But they can't take away your courage. And it is your courage they should truly fear! Because it runs deeper than any mine you've been forced to dig, any ocean that keeps you far from home! It is the strength of your hearts that make you who you are. Hearts that will remain unbroken when all rock and stone has eroded away. The time to fight back is now! I can tell you the Avatar has returned! So remember your courage earthbenders, [Shouts clearly.] let us fight for our freedom!
Katara's speech is met with utter silence and a small cough in the background, leaving her to fall into sorrow as she realizes the muted answer she receives. The warden walks away from the courtyard. Later that night while she is sleeping, Aang sneaks into the prison and taps his hand to her shoulder, waking her. Urging her to be quiet, he leads her to the perimeter where Sokka and Appa are waiting to make their escape.
Sokka Your twelve hours are up; where's Haru? We've gotta get outta here!
Katara I can't.
Sokka [Hurriedly.] We don't have much time. There are guards everywhere. Get on!
Aang [Concerned.] Katara, what's wrong?
Katara I'm not leaving. [Aang and Sokka share a questionable look.] I'm not giving up on these people.
Fade to black. Cut to Sokka, Aang, and Katara on the metal perimeter.
Sokka What do you mean you're not leaving?
Katara We can't abandon these people! There has to be a way to help them.
Aang Maybe she's right. What do you say, Sokka?
Sokka I say you're both crazy! [The trio ducks a searching spotlight.] Last chance! We need to leave, now!
Katara [Sternly.] No!
Sokka [Shakes his head dismally.] I hate when you get like this. Come on, we better hide.
Aang [Katara and Sokka flee. Aang whispers to Appa before joining them.] Go hide.
Captain [Appa soars overhead to fly away and hide.] Look!
The two guards who witnessed Appa take to the skies approach the warden on a catwalk.
Warden Tell me exactly what you saw.
Captain Well, sir, it looked like a flying bison.
Warden [Surprised.] What?
Guard It was a giant flying buffalo, sir. With an empty saddle.
Warden Which was it? A buffalo or a bison?
Captain Uh, I'm not sure what the difference is, but that's not really the point, is it, sir?
Warden [Furiously.] I'll decide what the point is, fool!
The warden throws the first guard overboard. The man screams in horror before finally being silenced by a splash below.
Warden [To the second guard as he straightens up.] You! Wake up the captain. Search the entire rig! [Turns to walk away.]
Guard Uh, sir.
Warden [Annoyed.] What?
Guard [Somewhat timidly.] That was ... the captain you just threw overboard, so ...
Warden [Still quite annoyed.] Then wake up someone I haven't thrown overboard and search the rig! There's something going on here and I don't like it.
Cut scene; Momo peeps over a wooden crate where the trio is safely hiding behind numerous boxes. Scene opens up to show the three huddled together seated on the metal ground in the darkness.
Sokka We don't have much time. What are we gonna do?
Aang I wish I knew how to make a hurricane!
Both Sokka and Katara provide Aang with assuredly un-entertained facial expressions.
Aang The warden would run away and we'd steal his keys!
Sokka Wouldn't he just take his keys with him?
Aang I'm just tossing ideas around.
Katara I tried talking the earthbenders into fighting back but, it didn't work! If there was just a way to help them help themselves.
Sokka For that they'd need some kind of earth, or some rock. Something they can bend.
Katara [Lays her palm to the surface.] But this entire place is made of metal!
Aang No, it's not. [Points to smokestacks.] Look at the smoke! I bet they're burning coal. In other words, earth.
Morning arrives, the scene gaining light. Sokka and Katara are alone by an air duct. Sokka is peering down into it, while Katara kneels beside it with her hands on its rim.
Katara It's almost dawn. We're running out of time! You sure this is gonna work?
Sokka It should. These vents reminded me of our little trick back at the village. We're gonna do the same thing, but on a much bigger scale. [The camera zooms through a visual walkthrough of Sokka's explanation.] There's a huge deposit of coal at the base of the silo. And the whole system is ventilated. Aang closed off all the vents except one. When he does his airbending the coal only has one place to go, right back here.
Guard There's the intruder!
The two siblings are suddenly surrounded by a number of spear-wielding Fire Nation guards. The prisoners have gathered a safe distance away from this spectacle, observing what is happening.
Sokka Stay back! I'm warning you! [Pulls out his boomerang, turning back-to-back with his sister.]
Tyro [Roughly.] Katara, stop! You can't win this fight!
Warden Listen to him well, child. You're one mistake away from dying where you stand.
A sudden rush of air fills their ears as the facility shakes. The ventilation shaft bursts off its hinges as an immense blast of coal soars into the air, crashing down into a gathered pile. Everyone present is silent, staring in stark surprise at this turn of events. Lastly, Aang leaps out from the barren ventilation shaft, landing atop the coal pile and coughing, covered in soot and dirt. Momo follows him and Katara runs up to the coal, turning to face the earthbenders.
Katara [Lifting up a piece of coal.] Here's your chance, earthbenders! Take it! Your fate is in your own hands!
Haru bolts ahead without hesitation, prepared to bend the waiting coal as a weapon. Tyro throws his hand up, bracing his son's chest to halt his advance.
Warden [Bursts out into highly amused laughter.] Foolish girl. You thought a few inspirational words and some coal would change these people? Look at these blank, hopeless faces. Their spirits were broken a long time ago. [Katara's expression dims as she does as instructed, staring at the forlorn prisoners.] Oh, but you still believe in them. How sweet. They're a waste of your energy little girl. You failed.
The warden finishes his speech by turning to take leave of the facility. As he does so, a single piece of coal sails through the air and pelts the back of his head. Outraged, the warden spins back to see who dared to attack him. Haru stands defiantly levitating three pieces of coal above his hand. The warden sends a blast of fire toward Haru, but the fire is blocked, as the newly invigorated Tyro raises a wall of coal in his defense.
Warden [Guards line up and prepare for battle.] Show no mercy! [The guards send a blast of fire as one toward the rebelling prisoners.]
Tyro [The earthbenders work together to haul a sizable mass of coal to block the fire.] For the Earth Kingdom, attack!
Slamming the coal to the ground; chunks of rock assault the guards. The battle immediately flares, prisoners ducking blasts of fire and countering with fists of coal. Katara and Aang chase after Sokka as he snaps soldiers spears in two with his boomerang, tossing the broken shafts to Momo overhead. Momo continues to collect other pieces of broken spears that are thrown up to him.

Tyro and Haru work in unison to compress gathered coal into one lump, slinging this through the doors to make way for their escape. The guards on top fall down.

Tyro Get to the ships! We'll hold them off!
Warden Do not let them escape!
Aang [Generates an air funnel and holds it between his hands; to Katara and Sokka.] Guys! Throw me some coal!
Katara and Sokka drop heaps of coal into his funnel, firing the material rapidly at the warden and his fellow benders, knocking them to the ground. Following this, Tyro and two other earthbenders work together to lift coal beneath these adversaries, moving them away from the rig and over the ocean.
Warden [Pleading.] No, please! I can't swim!
Tyro Don't worry. I hear cowards float. [Drops their enemies into the ocean.]
On the barge headed to their homes, Haru and Tyro approach Katara on its deck.
Haru I want to thank you for saving me. For saving us.
Katara [Turning to face Haru. Denying.] All it took was a little coal.
Haru It wasn't the coal, Katara. It was you. [Katara blushes.]
Tyro Thank you for helping me find my courage, Katara of the Water Tribe. My family and everyone here owes you much.
Katara So, I guess you're going home now.
Tyro Yes. To take back my village. [Raises his voice to the crowd on the lower deck.] To take back all of our villages! The Fire Nation will regret the day they set foot on our land! [Crowd cheers at Tyro's bravado.]
Haru [To Katara.] Come with us.
Katara I can't. Your mission is to take back your home. Ours is to get Aang to the North Pole. [Gazes over the rail to see Momo join Aang atop Appa's head, floating in the ocean.]
Haru That's him, isn't it? The Avatar. [Aang airbends an encased piece of coal. Momo jumps into his lap.] Katara, thank you for bringing my father back to me. I never thought I'd see him again. I only wish there was some way ...
Katara I know. [Reaches for her necklace wistfully, but realizes it is not around her neck and panics.] My mother's necklace! It's gone!
Back on the prison rig, Katara's necklace is shown lying amid coal sparsely on the deck until someone picks it up. None other than Zuko, he stares at it grimly as he stands alone facing the sunset.
Fade to credits.






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