And, before we get started, let me just let everyone know there will be a Season 4 of Korra.
Despite the debacle that was the transition to a web-based series, this season of The Legend of Korra has been the best so far - and dare I say it, even rivals (and surpasses in some cases) the original series in storytelling and epic bending battles.
Many people gave up on the show early, with its steampunk cityscapes and teen angst hook-ups that were so different from the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Now a fully-realized Avatar, Korra and friends leave Republic City and return to familiar places, like Ba Sing Se, in search of newly emerged airbenders - and meet familiar old friends, like FIRE LORD ZUKO! Also, we learn a lot about Toph's daughters and see the glorious metal-bending city she founded - before she disappeared (is Toph still alive out there somewhere?!)
The many bending battles are gloriously animated and brutal as they are beautiful. The jeopardy to the main characters feels real and totally pulls you in.
I won't spoil the season for those of you who haven't caught up yet - but heroes rise and fall and, in the end, the path ahead for Korra is left uncertain.
Hopefully we won't have to mourn for long, as rumors have already surfaced that Book 4 will begin airing on-line on Nick.com in January 2015!