With Republic City completely conquered by the Equalists, Korra and Mako have to disguise themselves as Chi Blockers to move around the city. They hide out in the sewers, among the homeless. Korra and the rest go to meet Iroh's ships, but find none of the Equalist forces are waiting for them. The ships get caught in an ambush by underwater mines and Hiroshi's brand new bi-planes. The fleet is destroyed, but Korra manages to save Iroh.
Back in the sewers, Iroh sends a message to Commander Bumi, telling him and his forces to stay away from the city until he gives the all clear. They make a plan to take out the planes before calling in reinforcements. Korra declares that she needs to face Amon on her own. Mako decides to go with her, and the two of them infiltrate air temple island. After escaping from the Lieutenant, they make their way into the temple attic where they find Tarrlok locked away in a cell. Tarrlok reveals that he is Amon's brother.
Tarrlok tells the story of his childhood, how his father Yakone underwent plastic surgery and moved to the north pole, where he met a woman and started a family with her. When Tarrlok and his older brother Noatak, who later became Amon, discovered they were waterbenders, Yakone started to train them. He later revealed his past, and taught them about their family's bloodbending abilities. Over several years he trained his sons in bloodbending, to get revenge against the Avatar. After being pushed too far, Noatak turns against Yakone and leaves.
Tarrlok reveals that when he had his bending stolen he remembered the feel of Noatak's bloodbending, and they assume that he is using bloodbending to somehow steal people's bending. Korra realizes that they can't face a bender as powerful Amon. But they can still defeat him if they reveal he is a bloodbender in front of his followers.
This is probably going to get me in a lot of hot water...but Iroh is not a very good general. Falling into a trap like the one Amon set for him is just amateurish. I'm not saying he should have expected the airplanes, because it's not exactly possible to predict an attack by something you don't know exists. But Iroh clearly calls the mines by their name, meaning he knows what they are and could have easily assumed that there would be mines around the bay. It's basic strategy! If an enemy is fortifying a harbor, they're going to use freaking mines!
|"Hey Asami, the plot says I need to break up with you, so I don't look like an ass."|
"Too late for that."
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