AANG IN THERE: Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Episode 16 “The Deserter”

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AANG IN THERE: Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Episode 16 “The Deserter”

Zak Mohamed (@Zakmohamed32) and Jacob Redmon (@jkredmon) discuss the 16th episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender and live to tell about it.

Zak and Jacob have a carnival of a time as they recap “The Deserter”. They break down fire flakes, carnivals, and one really nice follower who deserves more credit. Throughout the episode, they talk about Jeong Jeong and Zak clears up confusing metaphors with a rhetorical analysis to be envied.

Afterwards, they go through listener feedback, rank the episode, and sort the best four Disney Princesses (Belle, Mulan, Jasmine, Pocahontas).

Zak and Jacob will be back with Book 1 Episode 17, “The Northern Air Temple”

“The Deserter” was directed by Lauren MacMullan and written by Tim Hedrick. It originally aired October, 21 2005.

About Aang in There …

Aang in There is a spoiler-filled rewatch of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Every week, Zak and Jacob break down an episode of ATLA with the benefit of knowing the whole universe of Avatar. We also include the following segments:

  • Episode Recap – Zak and Jacob start by giving an in-depth breakdown of all the plot points and minor details from the episode.
  • Feedback – Zak and Jacob go through listener feedback and answer the questions or comments written into their official email: [email protected]
  • Episode Rankings – Zak and Jacob will create an official Aang in There ranking of every episode of ATLA, by rating them all on a scale from 0-4. Zak and Jacob will give their own scores, plus the listeners’ scores will be averaged and added as the third point. Then, the three scores will be combined to create the official podcast score for each episode!
  • Battle of the Battles – Zak and Jacob will rank the Battles similar to the episode rankings. Each battle will be ranked from 0-4 and Zak, Jacob, and the listener’s scores will be averaged together to get the official Battle Rankings.


Schedule for next week:

• Book 1 Episode 17 The Northern Air Temple

Feedback due 12/04 podcast drops 12/8. Quartet will be Last group of Disney princesses (Moana, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida).


The Episode Rankings For Season 1:

1.    The Boy in the Iceberg – 3.45.

2.    The Avatar Return – 3.42

3.   The Southern Air Temple – 3.07

4.   The Warriors of Kyoshi  – 3.35

5.   The King of Omashu – 3.6

6.   Imprisoned – 3.73

7.   Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World – 3.10

8.   Winter Solstice, Part 2: Avatar Roku- 3.23

9.   The Waterbending Scroll: 3.31

10. Jet: 3.62

11. The Great Divide: 2.8

12. The Storm: 3.31

13. The Blue Spirit: 3.47

14. The Fortuneteller: 2.97

15. Bato of the Water Tribe: 2.22

16. The Deserter: 3.15


Battle of the Battle Rankings for Season 1:

Sokka and Zuko skirmish (Book 1, Episode 2) – 2.5
Aang escapes the ship (Book 1, Episode 2) – 3.6
Zuko and Zhao Agni Kai (Book 1, Episode 3) – 3.67
Kyoshi Island fight (Book 1, Episode 4) – 3.45
Aang and Bumi Fight (Book 1, Episode 5) – 3.7
Prisoner Revolt (Book 1, Episode 6) – 2.33
Zuko and Iroh smash Earthbenders (Book 1, Episode 7) – 2.18
Zuko, Team Avatar, Pirate fight (Book 1, Episode 9) – 3.5
Jet and Co beat Fire Nation (Book 1, Episode 10) – 2.55
Jet and Aang in the Trees (Book 1, Episode 10) – 2.85
Zuko/Aang vs the Fire Nation Soldiers (Book 1, Episode 13) — 3.75
Fight in the Abbey (Book 1, Episode 14) — 3.62
Admiral Zhao beats himself (Book 1, Episode 16) — 3.15

AANGing on for more Avatar coverage?

AANG IN THERE: Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Episode 15 “Bato of the Water Tribe”

AANG IN THERE: Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Episode 14 “The Fortuneteller”

AANG IN THERE: Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Episode 13 “The Blue Spirit”

AANG IN THERE: Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Episode 12 “The Storm”

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