List of Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is a 61-episode, Emmy Award-winning American animated television series written and created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. It first aired on February 21, 2005 on Nickelodeon with a one-hour series premiere[1] and concluded its run with a two-hour TV movie on July 19, 2008.[2] The Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise refers to each season as a "Book", in which each episode is referred to as a "chapter". Each "Book" takes its name from one of the elements that Aang, the protagonist, must master: Water, Earth, and Fire.[1] The show's first two seasons each consisted of 20 episodes, while the third season had 21. In addition to the three seasons, there were two recap episodes and three "shorts". The first recap summarized the first eighteen episodes while the second summarized season two. The first self-parody was released via an online flash game. The second and third were released with the Complete Second Season Box Set DVD.[3] The entire series has been released on DVD in Region One, Region Two and Region Four.

In the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, there are people who are able to manipulate, or "bend", the four elements: Air, Water, Earth, and Fire. Along with the four elements, there are four nations that correspond with each element. Not everyone can bend an element, and those that can can only bend one. However, the Avatar is a being able to manipulate all four elements as well as communicate with the spirits. The Avatar is also born into one nation, and after dying, is reincarnated into another nation following the pattern of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire. The series takes place 100 years after the Fire Nation declares war against all other nations and has killed off all airbenders in search of finding the Avatar, who has been reincarnated as an airbender named Aang. The Avatar, trapped in ice for 100 years, knows nothing of the war. The series starts with Aang being accidentally freed by Katara, a waterbender. The series then primarily follows the adventures of Aang and his companions, Sokka, Katara, and later Toph and Zuko, as he tries to master all four elements and defeat the Fire Nation. There is also a strong secondary focus on Zuko, the banished and disinherited crown prince of the Fire Nation. Zuko was scarred in a duel with his own father, the current Fire Lord, and is obsessed with trying to capture Aang in order to regain his father's favor and in doing so restoring his honor.

Series overview[edit]

BookChaptersOriginally airedDVD Release
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
1Water20February 21, 2005December 2, 2005September 19, 2006January 26, 2009June 4, 2009[4]
2Earth20March 17, 2006December 1, 2006September 11, 2007July 20, 2009[5]September 9, 2010[6]
3Fire21September 21, 2007July 19, 2008September 16, 2008February 1, 2010December 2, 2010[7]

In addition to the show's three seasons and an unaired pilot,[8] there have been five specials since its premiere in 2005. These include three animated "shorts" and two recap episodes. The shorts were done in a "super deformed" style.[3] School Time Shipping, the first short, featured the characters from the show preparing for a school dance.[9] In Bending Battle, Katara, Toph, Aang, Zuko, Iroh, and Sokka argue over which element is the best one.[10] In Swamp Skiin' Throwdown, Sokka is taught to "swamp ski" by the Foggy Swamp Tribe, a forgotten extension of The Water Tribe.[11] The first recap episode focused on episodes one through seventeen of season one, while the second focused on the entire second season.[12][13]

Episodes[edit]

Book One: Water (2005)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleAnimated byDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[1]
Viewers
(millions)
00"Pilot"Tin House, Inc.Dave FiloniMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoJanuary 1, 2005100N/A
11"The Boy in the Iceberg"JM AnimationDave FiloniMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoFebruary 21, 2005 (2005-02-21)1013.47
22"The Avatar Returns"JM AnimationDave FiloniMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoFebruary 21, 2005 (2005-02-21)1023.47
33"The Southern Air Temple"DR MovieLauren MacMullanMichael Dante DiMartinoFebruary 25, 2005 (2005-02-25)1033.41
44"The Warriors of Kyoshi"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeNick MalisMarch 4, 2005 (2005-03-04)1043.47
55"The King of Omashu"DR MovieAnthony LioiJohn O'BryanMarch 18, 2005 (2005-03-18)1053.54
66"Imprisoned"JM AnimationDave FiloniMatthew HubbardMarch 25, 2005 (2005-03-25)1063.38
77"The Spirit World (Winter Solstice, Part 1)"DR MovieLauren MacMullanAaron EhaszApril 8, 2005 (2005-04-08)1073.29
88"Avatar Roku (Winter Solstice, Part 2)"DR MovieGiancarlo VolpeMichael Dante DiMartinoApril 15, 2005 (2005-04-15)1083.12
99"The Waterbending Scroll"JM AnimationAnthony LioiJohn O'BryanApril 29, 2005 (2005-04-29)1093.15
1010"Jet"JM AnimationDave FiloniJames EaganMay 6, 2005 (2005-05-06)1103.40
1111"The Great Divide"DR MovieGiancarlo VolpeJohn O'BryanMay 20, 2005 (2005-05-20)1113.10
1212"The Storm"JM AnimationLauren MacMullanAaron EhaszJune 3, 2005 (2005-06-03)1123.25
1313"The Blue Spirit"DR MovieDave FiloniMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoJune 17, 2005 (2005-06-17)1133.19
1414"The Fortuneteller"JM AnimationDave FiloniAaron Ehasz & John O'BryanSeptember 23, 2005 (2005-09-23)1142.05
1515"Bato of the Water Tribe"DR MovieGiancarlo VolpeIan WilcoxOctober 7, 2005 (2005-10-07)1153.37
1616"The Deserter"JM AnimationLauren MacMullanTim HedrickOctober 21, 2005 (2005-10-21)1163.17
1717"The Northern Air Temple"DR MovieDave FiloniElizabeth Welch EhaszNovember 4, 2005 (2005-11-04)1171.68
1818"The Waterbending Master"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeMichael Dante DiMartinoNovember 18, 2005 (2005-11-18)1183.50
1919"The Siege of the North, Part 1"DR MovieDave FiloniAaron EhaszDecember 2, 2005 (2005-12-02)1193.42
2020"The Siege of the North, Part 2"JM AnimationDave FiloniAaron EhaszDecember 2, 2005 (2005-12-02)1203.42

Book Two: Earth (2006)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleAnimated byDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[2]
Viewers
(millions)
211"The Avatar State"DR MovieGiancarlo VolpeAaron Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch Ehasz,
Tim Hedrick & John O'Bryan
March 17, 2006 (2006-03-17)2013.38[14]
222"The Cave of Two Lovers"JM AnimationLauren MacMullanJoshua HamiltonMarch 24, 2006 (2006-03-24)2023.27
233"Return to Omashu"DR MovieEthan SpauldingElizabeth Welch EhaszApril 7, 2006 (2006-04-07)2033.20
244"The Swamp"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeTim HedrickApril 14, 2006 (2006-04-14)2043.10
255"Avatar Day"DR MovieLauren MacMullanJohn O'BryanApril 28, 2006 (2006-04-28)2053.11
266"The Blind Bandit"JM AnimationEthan SpauldingMichael Dante DiMartinoMay 5, 2006 (2006-05-05)2063.33
277"Zuko Alone"JM AnimationLauren MacMullanElizabeth Welch EhaszMay 12, 2006 (2006-05-12)2073.33
288"The Chase"DR MovieGiancarlo VolpeJoshua HamiltonMay 26, 2006 (2006-05-26)2083.33
299"Bitter Work"DR MovieEthan SpauldingAaron EhaszJune 2, 2006 (2006-06-02)2093.26
3010"The Library"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeJohn O'BryanJuly 14, 2006 (2006-07-14)2103.18
3111"The Desert"DR MovieLauren MacMullanTim HedrickJuly 14, 2006 (2006-07-14)2113.18
3212"The Serpent's Pass"JM AnimationEthan SpauldingMichael Dante DiMartino & Joshua HamiltonSeptember 15, 2006 (2006-09-15)2124.10[14]
3313"The Drill"DR MovieGiancarlo VolpeMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoSeptember 15, 2006 (2006-09-15)2134.10[14]
3414"City of Walls and Secrets"JM AnimationLauren MacMullanTim HedrickSeptember 22, 2006 (2006-09-22)2143.27[14]
3515"Tales of Ba Sing Se"DR MovieEthan SpauldingJoann Estoesta, Lisa Wahlander, Andrew Huebner,
Gary Scheppke, Lauren MacMullan, Katie Mattila,
Justin Ridge & Giancarlo Volpe
September 29, 2006 (2006-09-29)2153.12
3616"Appa's Lost Days"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeElizabeth Welch EhaszOctober 13, 2006 (2006-10-13)2163.54[14]
3717"Lake Laogai"DR MovieLauren MacMullanTim HedrickNovember 3, 2006 (2006-11-03)2173.27[14]
3818"The Earth King"JM AnimationEthan SpauldingJohn O'BryanNovember 17, 2006 (2006-11-17)2183.76
3919"The Guru"DR MovieGiancarlo VolpeMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoDecember 1, 2006 (2006-12-01)2194.40[14]
4020"The Crossroads of Destiny"JM AnimationMichael Dante DiMartinoAaron EhaszDecember 1, 2006 (2006-12-01)2204.40[14]

Book Three: Fire (2007–2008)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleAnimated byDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[3]
Viewers
(millions)
411"The Awakening"Moi AnimationGiancarlo VolpeAaron EhaszSeptember 21, 2007 (2007-09-21)3013.06
422"The Headband"JM AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosJohn O'BryanSeptember 28, 2007 (2007-09-28)3023.06
433"The Painted Lady"Moi AnimationEthan SpauldingJoshua HamiltonOctober 5, 2007 (2007-10-05)3033.22
444"Sokka's Master"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeTim HedrickOctober 12, 2007 (2007-10-12)3043.22
455"The Beach"Moi AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosKatie MattilaOctober 19, 2007 (2007-10-19)3053.22
466"The Avatar and the Firelord"JM AnimationEthan SpauldingElizabeth Welch EhaszOctober 26, 2007 (2007-10-26)3063.20
477"The Runaway"Moi AnimationGiancarlo VolpeJoshua HamiltonNovember 2, 2007 (2007-11-02)3073.22
488"The Puppetmaster"JM AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosTim HedrickNovember 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)3083.52
499"Nightmares and Daydreams"Moi AnimationEthan SpauldingJohn O'BryanNovember 16, 2007 (2007-11-16)3093.52
5010"The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeMichael Dante DiMartinoNovember 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)3103.77[15]
5111"The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse"Moi AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosAaron EhaszNovember 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)3113.77[15]
5212"The Western Air Temple"JM AnimationEthan SpauldingElizabeth Welch Ehasz & Tim HedrickJuly 14, 2008 (2008-07-14)3123.55
5313"The Firebending Masters"Moi AnimationGiancarlo VolpeJohn O'BryanJuly 15, 2008 (2008-07-15)3133.55
5414"The Boiling Rock, Part 1"JM AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosMay ChanJuly 16, 2008 (2008-07-16)3143.97[16]
5515"The Boiling Rock, Part 2"Moi AnimationEthan SpauldingJoshua HamiltonJuly 16, 2008 (2008-07-16)3153.97[16]
5616"The Southern Raiders"Moi AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosElizabeth Welch EhaszJuly 17, 2008 (2008-07-17)3164.23[16]
5717"The Ember Island Players"JM AnimationGiancarlo VolpeTim Hedrick, Josh Hamilton & John O'BryanJuly 18, 2008 (2008-07-18)3174.53[16]
5818"Sozin's Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King"JM AnimationEthan SpauldingMichael Dante DiMartinoJuly 19, 2008 (2008-07-19)3185.59[16]
5919"Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters"Moi AnimationGiancarlo VolpeAaron EhaszJuly 19, 2008 (2008-07-19)3195.59[16]
6020"Sozin's Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno"JM AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoJuly 19, 2008 (2008-07-19)3205.59[16]
6121"Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang"JM AnimationJoaquim Dos SantosMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan KonietzkoJuly 19, 2008 (2008-07-19)3215.59[16]

DVD releases[edit]

The first Avatar: The Last Airbender DVD set became available on January 31, 2006. The first season had five DVD sets, each containing four episodes. For season two and three, four DVD sets were released, with five episodes on each. The only exception to the release pattern was the last DVD set of season three, which contained a sixth episode. At the end of each season, a box set was released, containing all of the episodes from the season. Each box set contains an additional disc of bonus features not available as an individual disc release like every episode of the series.

Region 1[edit]

VolumeBook 1: WaterBook 2: EarthBook 3: Fire
ReleasedDiscsEpisodesReleasedDiscsEpisodesReleasedDiscsEpisodes
1[17]January 31, 200614January 23, 200715October 30, 200715
2[17]March 28, 200614April 10, 200715January 22, 200815
3[17]May 30, 200614May 22, 200715May 6, 200815
4[17]July 18, 200614August 14, 200715July 29, 200816
5[17]September 19, 200614There is no volume five DVD for this season.There is no volume five DVD for this season.
Box set[17]September 19, 20066[18]20[18]September 11, 20075[19]20[19]September 16, 20085[20]21[20]
Collector’s Edition[17]June 22, 20107[21]20Currently no information.Currently no information.

Region 2[edit]

In the United States, all Season One DVDs were encoded using NTSC. Since this is not compatible in most countries outside North America, Nickelodeon released separate DVDs in regions where the video would be encoded using PAL instead. These releases began on February 19, 2007;[22] each DVD was released months after the original release. As with the original DVDs, each set contained five episodes on one disc,[22][23][24][25][26] with the exception of The Complete Book One Collection Box Set, which contained all of the twenty episodes in the season on five discs.[27] In the Netherlands, all episodes came out in a box.

The Complete Collection featuring all 3 books was released in the United Kingdom on August 6, 2012.[28]

VolumeBook 1: WaterBook 2: EarthBook 3: Fire
ReleasedDiscsEpisodesReleasedDiscsEpisodesReleasedDiscsEpisodes
1February 19, 2007[22]14Not released15Not released15
2June 4, 2007[23]14Not released15Not released15
3September 3, 2007[24]14Not released15Not released15
4February 18, 2008[25]14Not released15Not released16
5May 26, 2008[26]14There is no volume five DVD for this season.There is no volume five DVD for this season.
Box setJanuary 26, 2009[29]520July 20, 2009[30]420February 1, 2010[31]421
Complete series box setAugust 6, 20121361

Region 4[edit]

The following release dates are the Australian release dates, and may or may not represent the release dates for all of region 4.

VolumeBook 1: WaterBook 2: EarthBook 3: Fire
ReleasedDiscsEpisodesReleasedDiscsEpisodesReleasedDiscsEpisodes
1March 15, 2007[32][33]14June 4, 2009[34]15June 3, 2010[35]15
2July 5, 2007[36]14August 4, 2009[37]15September 23, 2010[38]15
3March 13, 2008[39]14October 29, 2009[40]15October 7, 2010[41]15
4June 19, 2008[42]14March 31, 2010[43]15November 4, 2010[44]16
5March 5, 2009[45][46]14There is no volume five DVD for this season.There is no volume five DVD for this season.
Box setJune 4, 2009[47][48]520September 9, 2010[49]420December 2, 2010[50]421

Footnotes[edit]

1, 2, 3.^ Production code format taken from the commentary for "Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King"

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