Huh?Episode 1.9-- The Waterbending Scroll
Oldkid: My favorite move in this episode was Aang's air-carosal that spun a pirate and threw him off the ship.
Ideathy: Musta been a dizzy pirate.
Oldkid: This seemed like a very moralistic episode. Don't steal and don't be jealous because someone learns faster than you. Oh, and Katara is sometimes wrong. VERY wrong.
Ideathy: Hold on, it's "don't steal unless it's from pirates," remember?
DeathImpacto: I think we should add, "Unless it's from pirates and you happen to be a very good warrior." Because I think I shouldn't steal from pirates.
Ideathy: They aren't good warriors.
DeathImpacto: They aren't skilled warriors, but they are good. Lots of good luck.
Oldkid: Stealing from theives is generally a bad idea. Thieves don't like being stolen from. They take it personally.
DeathImpacto: Especially if they have swords.
Ideathy: You know, you have to be a good sneak thief if you are going to be a thief. If someone steals from you, you aren't a good enough sneak thief.
DeathImpacto: If I were a thief and someone stole from me, I would recruit them.
Oldkid: So you guys have this whole philosophy of stealing. Are you planning on using this philosophy? When did I ever teach you about stealing?
Ideathy: I think I was like, five.
Oldkid: I just don't want to know.
DeathImpacto: So, Zuko showed up. As usual.
Oldkid: Just like Team Rocket.
DeathImpacto: Except less blasting off.
Ideathy: Also less of a pleasure.
Oldkid: Actually, I like see Zuko make small steps of growing up. And when he threw the lotus piece, I got a LOT of pleasure from that.
I just noticed that Iroh really is a major character. I was wrong to call him minor. And he really is a pleasure to have in almost every episode.
DeathImpacto: He's the driving force to what makes Zuko find Aang in this episode and some others.
Oldkid: The relationship between Zuko and Iroh is really interesting. Zuko's always mad at him, because Iroh is always irritating Zuko, but they really care for each other deeply.
Ideathy: Either like a brother relationship or a father-son relationship.
DI: What about an uncle-nephew relationship?
Ideathy: It isn't really like that.
Oldkid: More intimate than the normal uncle-nephew relationship. They can't really live without each other, as we will see. (That's not a spoiler, really more of a hint).
DI: "Maybe that really should be a proverb."
Ideathy: Zuko seems to do well as long as he is relying on someone. I wonder if he has a dependent personality disorder or something.
Oldkid: Like most teenagers. Can't live with parents and can't live without em.
DI: He gets on just fine on his own later on.
Oldkid: I disagree.
Ideathy: Way later on, because he forces himself to separate.
Oldkid (Ignoring the long conversation concerning many theories about Zuko and many many spoilers): Actually this episode doesn't really have much to talk about. It's pretty basic with no new revelations. There were some good lines, though.
DI: Oh! They got a water bending scroll!
Mrs. Oldkid: Yeah?
DI: We didn't mention that. They got it from the pirates.
Oldkid: Is that really important?
DI: It's a water bending scroll. So they can actually learn stuff.
Oldkid: Before they get to the North Pole. Okay, still, pretty weak. As far as a plot point.
DI: It really was the focus of the episode. And explains the title of the episode.
Oldkid: Well, yeah. Well, thanks for joining us today! Join us next time when Ideathy says:
Ideathy: (smiles creepily) Onii-chan...
Oldkid: I gotta go.