0:02 - 0:04 Water.
0:05 - 0:06 Earth.
0:07 - 0:08 Fire.
0:09 - 0:10 Air.
0:11 - 0:15 Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony.
0:15 - 0:19 Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
0:20 - 0:22 Only the Avatar, master of all four elements,
0:23 - 0:24 could stop them.
0:24 - 0:27 But when the world needed him most, he vanished.
0:27 - 0:28 A hundred years passed,
0:28 - 0:31 and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar,
0:31 - 0:33 an airbender named Aang.
0:33 - 0:35 And although his airbending skills are great,
0:35 - 0:38 he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone.
0:38 - 0:39 Oof.
0:39 - 0:42 But I believe Aang can save the world.
0:48 - 0:50 Previously on Avatar...
0:50 - 0:52 Appa is missing.
0:52 - 0:54 We hope to find him in Ba Sing Se.
0:54 - 0:58 Professor Zei, head of anthropology at Ba Sing Se University.
0:58 - 1:02 This library is said to contain a vast collection of knowledge.
1:04 - 1:07 Firebenders lose their bending during a solar eclipse!
1:07 - 1:10 We've gotta get this information to the Earth King at Ba Sing Se.
1:13 - 1:14 Hey!
1:14 - 1:17 What are you doing firebending your tea?
1:17 - 1:20 So the old guy had some hot tea, big deal.
1:20 - 1:21 He heated it himself.
1:21 - 1:23 Those guys are firebenders.
1:43 - 1:45 Look, the inner wall.
1:48 - 1:51 I can't believe we finally made it to Ba Sing Se in one piece.
1:51 - 1:52 Hey, don't jinx it!
1:52 - 1:56 We could still be attacked by some giant, exploding Fire Nation spoon.
1:56 - 2:00 Or find out the city's been submerged in an ocean full of killer shrimp.
2:00 - 2:02 You been hitting the cactus juice again?
2:02 - 2:03 I'm just sayin'.
2:03 - 2:04 Weird stuff happens to us.
2:11 - 2:13 Don't worry, Aang, we'll find Appa.
2:13 - 2:15 It's such a big city.
2:15 - 2:16 He's a giant bison.
2:16 - 2:18 Where could someone possibly hide him?
2:27 - 2:28 Oh.
2:40 - 2:41 Ah, back in the city.
2:42 - 2:43 Great.
2:43 - 2:45 What's the problem? It's amazing!
2:45 - 2:47 Just a bunch of walls and rules.
2:48 - 2:50 You wait, you'll get sick of it in a couple of days.
2:56 - 2:58 I'm comin' for you, buddy.
2:59 - 3:01 He's here, I can feel it.
3:10 - 3:12 Hello, my name is Joo Dee.
3:13 - 3:17 I have been given the great honor of showing the Avatar around Ba Sing Se.
3:17 - 3:20 And you must be Sokka, Katara and Toph.
3:20 - 3:22 Welcome to our wonderful city.
3:22 - 3:24 Shall we get started?
3:24 - 3:27 Yes, we have information about the Fire Nation army
3:27 - 3:29 that we need to deliver to the Earth King immediately.
3:30 - 3:32 Great, let's begin our tour.
3:32 - 3:34 And then I'll show you to your new home, here.
3:34 - 3:36 I think you'll like it.
3:37 - 3:38 Augh!
3:39 - 3:40 Maybe you missed what I said.
3:40 - 3:43 We need to talk to the king about the war, it's important.
3:43 - 3:45 You're in Ba Sing Se, now.
3:45 - 3:47 Everyone is safe here.
3:51 - 3:53 This is the lower ring.
3:53 - 3:55 What's that wall for?
3:55 - 3:58 Oh, Ba Sing Se has many walls.
3:58 - 4:00 There are the ones outside, protecting us,
4:00 - 4:03 and the ones inside, that help maintain order.
4:03 - 4:06 This is where our newest arrivals live,
4:06 - 4:10 as well as our craftsmen and artisans, people that work with their hands.
4:10 - 4:12 It's so quaint and lively.
4:15 - 4:17 You do want to watch your step, though.
4:17 - 4:21 Why do they have all these poor people blocked off in one part of the city?
4:21 - 4:23 This is why I never came here before.
4:23 - 4:27 I always heard it was so different from the way the monks taught us to live.
4:36 - 4:42 I just want our new place to look nice in case someone brings home a lady friend.
4:42 - 4:44 This city is a prison.
4:44 - 4:46 I don't want to make a life here.
4:46 - 4:50 Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.
4:50 - 4:55 Now come on, I found us some new jobs and we start this afternoon.
4:57 - 5:01 Look at them, firebenders living right under everyone's nose.
5:03 - 5:06 Jet, you saw a man with a hot cup of tea.
5:06 - 5:07 It doesn't prove he's a firebender.
5:08 - 5:11 And what if he is, are we supposed to attack them?
5:11 - 5:14 I thought we were starting over here, changing our ways.
5:15 - 5:18 We are. When I get the evidence I need, I'll report them to the police
5:18 - 5:21 and let them handle it, okay?
5:23 - 5:26 This is the middle ring of Ba Sing Se,
5:26 - 5:29 Home to the financial district, shops and restaurants and the University.
5:30 - 5:32 Yeah, we met a professor from Ba Sing Se University.
5:32 - 5:34 He took us to an ancient underground library
5:34 - 5:36 where we discovered information about the war
5:36 - 5:39 that is absolutely crucial for the king to hear!
5:39 - 5:41 Isn't history fascinating?
5:41 - 5:45 Look, here's one of the oldest buildings in the middle ring, town hall.
5:47 - 5:48 Is that woman deaf?
5:48 - 5:50 She only seems to hear every other word I say.
5:50 - 5:52 It's called being handled.
5:52 - 5:53 Get used to it.
6:01 - 6:04 Well, you certainly look like official tea servers.
6:05 - 6:06 How do you feel?
6:06 - 6:07 Ridiculous.
6:07 - 6:11 Uh, does this possibly come in a larger size?
6:12 - 6:14 I have extra string in the back.
6:14 - 6:16 Have some tea while you wait.
6:20 - 6:22 Eow!
6:22 - 6:25 This tea is nothing more than hot leaf juice!
6:25 - 6:28 Uncle, that's what all tea is.
6:28 - 6:33 How could a member of my own family say something so horrible?
6:33 - 6:36 We'll have to make some major changes around here.
6:42 - 6:47 The upper ring is home to our most important citizens.
6:47 - 6:49 Your house is not too far from here.
6:53 - 6:55 What's inside that wall?
6:58 - 7:00 And who are the mean-looking guys in robes?
7:00 - 7:03 Inside is the royal palace.
7:03 - 7:07 Those men are agents of the Dai Li, the cultural authority of Ba Sing Se.
7:07 - 7:10 They are the guardians of all our traditions.
7:10 - 7:12 Can we see the king now?
7:12 - 7:13 Oh, no!
7:13 - 7:16 One doesn't just pop in on the Earth King.
7:19 - 7:21 Here we are, your new home.
7:25 - 7:26 More good news.
7:26 - 7:30 Your request for an audience with the Earth King is being processed,
7:30 - 7:33 and should be put through in about a month.
7:33 - 7:35 Much more quickly than usual.
7:35 - 7:36 A month?
7:37 - 7:40 Six to eight weeks, actually.
7:47 - 7:48 Isn't it nice?
7:48 - 7:51 I think you'll really enjoy it here.
7:51 - 7:53 I think we'd enjoy it more if we weren't staying so long.
7:53 - 7:55 Can't we see the king any sooner?
7:55 - 7:59 The Earth King is very busy running the finest city in the world,
7:59 - 8:01 but he will see you as soon as time permits.
8:02 - 8:05 If we're gonna be here for a month, we should spend our time looking for Appa.
8:05 - 8:08 I'll be happy to escort you anywhere you'd like to go.
8:09 - 8:10 We don't need a babysitter.
8:11 - 8:13 Oh, I won't get in the way.
8:13 - 8:16 And to leave you alone would make me a bad host.
8:16 - 8:18 Where shall we start?
8:25 - 8:28 I'm sorry, but I haven't heard anything about a flying bison.
8:28 - 8:30 I didn't even know there were any.
8:30 - 8:33 If someone wanted to sell a stolen animal without anyone knowing,
8:33 - 8:34 where would they go?
8:34 - 8:36 Where's the black market?
8:36 - 8:38 Who runs it? Come on, you know.
8:39 - 8:40 Uh...
8:43 - 8:46 That would be illegal.
8:46 - 8:47 You'll have to leave now.
8:47 - 8:49 Your lemur is harassing my sparrowkeets.
8:54 - 8:58 Hmm, I've never seen any sandbenders or nomads around here.
8:58 - 9:01 You should ask Professor Zei, he teaches the class on desert cultures.
9:02 - 9:03 Right.
9:03 - 9:07 And which of your professors could we ask about the war with the Fire Nation?
9:10 - 9:14 I don't know, I'm not a political science student, I have to get to class.
9:14 - 9:15 Unh!
9:19 - 9:23 Well, I'm sorry no one has seen your bison.
9:23 - 9:24 Why don't you go get some rest?
9:24 - 9:26 Someone will be over with dinner later.
9:34 - 9:35 Hey, come with me.
9:40 - 9:42 You're the Avatar.
9:42 - 9:44 I heard you were in town.
9:44 - 9:46 I'm Pong.
9:46 - 9:47 Nice to meet you, Pong.
9:47 - 9:49 So, Pong, what's goin' on with this city?
9:50 - 9:52 Why is everyone here so scared to talk about the war?
9:52 - 9:54 War, scared?
9:54 - 9:55 What do you mean?
9:55 - 9:57 I can feel you shaking.
9:57 - 10:00 Look, I'm just a minor government official.
10:00 - 10:02 I've waited three years to get this house.
10:03 - 10:05 I don't want to get into trouble.
10:05 - 10:07 Get in trouble with who?
10:07 - 10:10 Shh, listen, you can't mention the war, here.
10:10 - 10:13 And whatever you do, stay away from the Dai Li.
10:20 - 10:22 Would you like a pot of tea?
10:22 - 10:25 We've been working in a tea shop all day.
10:25 - 10:27 I'm sick of tea.
10:27 - 10:29 Sick of tea?
10:29 - 10:32 That's like being sick of breathing.
10:33 - 10:37 Have you seen our spark rocks to heat up the water?
10:37 - 10:39 They're not there.
10:39 - 10:42 You'll have to firebend, old man.
10:43 - 10:45 Where are you going?
10:46 - 10:49 I borrowed our neighbor's.
10:49 - 10:50 Such kind people.
11:05 - 11:06 I've got it!
11:07 - 11:09 I know how we're gonna see the Earth King.
11:09 - 11:10 How're we supposed to do that?
11:10 - 11:13 "One doesn't just pop in on the Earth King."
11:13 - 11:17 The king is having a party at the palace tonight for his pet bear.
11:17 - 11:19 You mean platypus-bear?
11:19 - 11:21 No, it just says "bear."
11:21 - 11:23 Certainly you mean his pet skunk-bear.
11:23 - 11:25 Or his armadillo-bear.
11:25 - 11:26 Gopher-bear?
11:26 - 11:28 Just "bear."
11:29 - 11:31 This place is weird.
11:31 - 11:33 The palace will be packed.
11:33 - 11:35 We can sneak in with a crowd.
11:35 - 11:36 Won't work. Why not?
11:37 - 11:39 Well, no offense to you simple country folk,
11:39 - 11:42 but a real society crowd would spot you a mile away.
11:42 - 11:44 You've got no manners.
11:44 - 11:46 Excuse me?
11:46 - 11:47 I've got no manners?
11:47 - 11:50 You're not exactly Lady Fancy Fingers.
11:52 - 11:55 I learned proper society behavior and chose to leave it.
11:55 - 11:57 You never learned anything.
11:57 - 12:00 And frankly, it's a little too late.
12:00 - 12:01 Ah-ha, but you learned it!
12:01 - 12:03 You could teach us.
12:03 - 12:05 Yeah, I'm mastering every element.
12:05 - 12:06 How hard can manners be?
12:07 - 12:09 "Good evening, Mr. Sokka Water Tribe.
12:09 - 12:11 "Miss Katara Water Tribe.
12:11 - 12:16 "Lord Momo of the Momo dynasty, your Momo-ness."
12:16 - 12:19 "Avatar Aang, how you do go on."
12:23 - 12:24 Ow!
12:25 - 12:27 Katara might be able to pull it off,
12:27 - 12:29 but you two would be lucky to pass as busboys.
12:29 - 12:31 But I feel so fancy.
12:35 - 12:36 Earth! SOKKA: Fire!
12:37 - 12:38 Augh.
12:39 - 12:40 Ooh.
12:46 - 12:48 Wow, you look beautiful.
12:50 - 12:51 Don't talk to the commoners, Katara.
12:52 - 12:53 First rule of society.
12:54 - 12:57 We'll get in the party and then find a way to let you in through the side gate.
13:12 - 13:14 Jet, we need to talk.
13:14 - 13:16 What? Oh, great, it's you guys.
13:16 - 13:19 Where have you been? I could use some help with surveillance here.
13:20 - 13:23 We've been talking, and we think you're becoming obsessed with this.
13:23 - 13:25 It's not healthy.
13:25 - 13:26 Oh, really?
13:26 - 13:27 You both think this?
We came here to make a fresh start.
13:31 - 13:32 But you won't let this go.
13:32 - 13:34 Even though there's no real proof!
13:34 - 13:36 Well, maybe if you'd help me.
Jet, you've gotta stop this.
13:38 - 13:40 Maybe you've forgotten why we need to start over.
13:40 - 13:44 Maybe you've forgotten about how the Fire Nation left us all homeless?
13:44 - 13:46 How they wiped out all the people we loved?
13:46 - 13:49 If you don't wanna help me, I'll get the evidence on my own.
13:57 - 13:59 This is the best tea in the city.
13:59 - 14:03 The secret ingredient is love.
14:08 - 14:10 I think you're due for a raise.
14:12 - 14:14 I'm tired of waiting.
14:14 - 14:16 These two men are firebenders!
14:26 - 14:28 I know they're firebenders!
14:28 - 14:30 I saw the old man heating his tea.
14:30 - 14:32 He works in a tea shop.
14:32 - 14:34 He's a firebender, I'm telling you!
14:35 - 14:37 Drop your swords, boy, nice and easy.
14:37 - 14:39 You'll have to defend yourself.
14:39 - 14:41 Then everyone will know.
14:41 - 14:43 Go ahead, show them what you can do.
14:45 - 14:46 You want a show?
14:46 - 14:47 I'll give you a show.
15:08 - 15:09 Invitation, please.
15:10 - 15:11 I think this will do.
15:12 - 15:14 No entry without an invitation.
15:14 - 15:15 Step out of line, please.
15:16 - 15:19 Look, the Pangs and the Yumsoon-Hans are waiting in there for us.
15:20 - 15:22 I'm gonna have to tell them who didn't let me in.
15:22 - 15:24 Step out of line, please.
15:34 - 15:35 Sir?
15:35 - 15:38 I'm sorry to bother you, but my cousin lost our invitations.
15:39 - 15:40 She's blind.
15:41 - 15:42 Do you think you could help us?
15:42 - 15:45 Our family's inside, and I'm sure they're very worried.
15:46 - 15:47 I am honored.
15:47 - 15:49 Please come with me.
15:55 - 15:57 Nyaa.
16:01 - 16:03 He's taking all the good stuff.
16:03 - 16:07 Quiet, you don't know what I had to do to get seats this near the bear.
16:13 - 16:14 It's beautiful, isn't it?
16:15 - 16:17 By the way, I'm Long Feng.
16:17 - 16:19 I'm a cultural minister to the king.
16:19 - 16:23 I'm Hwamei, and this is Dung.
16:23 - 16:24 Ow!
16:25 - 16:26 Now where is your family?
16:26 - 16:28 I'd love to meet them.
16:28 - 16:31 Uh, I don't see 'em right now, but I'm sure we'll find them soon.
16:31 - 16:33 Thanks for all your help.
16:37 - 16:38 Don't worry, as your escort,
16:38 - 16:43 it would be dishonorable to abandon you ladies without finding your family, first.
16:43 - 16:44 We'll keep looking.
16:47 - 16:48 Where are they?
16:48 - 16:51 Look, I came up with a back-up plan.
16:51 - 16:53 We dress Momo like a ghost, okay?
16:53 - 16:56 He flies by the guards, creating a distraction.
16:56 - 16:59 Then we blast a hole in the wall...
16:59 - 17:01 Or we can go in with these guys.
17:01 - 17:03 Toph said we might pass as busboys.
17:04 - 17:06 Okay, but remember that Momo ghost plan.
17:06 - 17:07 I think it's a winner.
17:09 - 17:11 Ugh!
17:13 - 17:15 You must be getting tired of using those swords.
17:15 - 17:18 Why don't you go ahead and firebend at me?
17:18 - 17:20 Please, son, you're confused!
17:20 - 17:22 You don't know what you're doing!
17:22 - 17:26 Bet you wish he helped you out with a little fire blast right now.
17:27 - 17:29 You're the one who needs help.
17:39 - 17:41 You see that? The Fire Nation is trying to silence me!
17:41 - 17:43 It'll never happen.
17:49 - 17:51 Where are Toph and Katara?
17:51 - 17:54 Forget about them, just keep an eye out for the king.
17:54 - 17:56 I don't know what he looks like.
17:56 - 18:00 You know, royal, flowing robe, fancy jewelry.
18:02 - 18:03 That could be anyone.
18:04 - 18:06 Another crab puff, please.
18:06 - 18:08 You found us!
18:08 - 18:11 I'd know your little footsteps anywhere, twinkle toes.
18:11 - 18:12 Thanks for letting us in.
18:12 - 18:16 Sorry, but the guy who escorted us in won't let us out of his sight.
18:16 - 18:17 What guy?
18:19 - 18:20 What are you doing here?
18:21 - 18:24 You have to leave immediately, or we'll all be in terrible trouble.
18:25 - 18:26 Not until we see the king.
18:27 - 18:29 You don't understand. You must go.
18:32 - 18:33 Oh!
18:34 - 18:35 Sorry, no, don't shout.
18:41 - 18:42 The Avatar.
18:42 - 18:45 Oh, I didn't know the Avatar would be here.
18:54 - 18:56 You keep their attention while I look for the king.
18:57 - 18:58 Watch this, everybody.
19:07 - 19:09 Ooh...
19:22 - 19:24 Drop your weapons.
19:24 - 19:26 Arrest them, they're firebenders.
19:26 - 19:29 This poor boy is confused.
19:29 - 19:32 We're just simple refugees.
19:32 - 19:36 This young man wrecked my tea shop and assaulted my employees!
19:37 - 19:39 It's true, sir. We saw the whole thing.
19:39 - 19:42 This crazy kid attacked the finest tea maker in the city.
19:42 - 19:44 Oh, that's very sweet.
19:46 - 19:47 Come with us, son.
19:52 - 19:53 You don't understand!
19:53 - 19:55 They're Fire Nation!
19:55 - 19:56 You have to believe me.
20:27 - 20:28 Aang, the Earth King.
20:32 - 20:33 Greetings, your majesty.
20:41 - 20:44 Augh, ugh, let me go!
20:57 - 20:59 Avatar, it is a great honor to meet you.
20:59 - 21:04 I am Long Feng, grand secretary of Ba Sing Se and head of the Dai Li.
21:04 - 21:05 I'd like to talk to you.
21:05 - 21:08 Your friends will be waiting for us in the library.
21:12 - 21:14 Why won't you let us talk to the king?
21:14 - 21:17 We have information that could defeat the Fire Nation!
21:17 - 21:21 The Earth King has no time to get involved with political squabbles
21:21 - 21:23 and the day-to-day minutia of military activities.
21:23 - 21:27 This could be the most important thing he's ever heard.
21:27 - 21:29 What's most important to his royal majesty
21:29 - 21:33 is maintaining the cultural heritage of Ba Sing Se.
21:33 - 21:36 All his duties relate to issuing decrees on such matters.
21:36 - 21:41 It's my job to oversee the rest of the city's resources, including the military.
21:41 - 21:44 So the king is just a figurehead.
21:44 - 21:45 He's your puppet.
21:45 - 21:47 Oh, no, no.
21:47 - 21:50 His majesty is an icon, a god to his people.
21:51 - 21:54 He can't sully his hands with the hourly changes of an endless war.
21:54 - 21:56 But we found out about a solar eclipse
21:56 - 21:58 that will leave the Fire Nation defenseless.
21:59 - 22:00 You could lead an invasion...
22:00 - 22:02 Enough, I don't want to hear your ridiculous plan.
22:03 - 22:07 It is the strict policy of Ba Sing Se that the war not be mentioned within the walls.
22:08 - 22:10 Constant news of an escalating war
22:10 - 22:13 will throw the citizens of Ba Sing Se into a state of panic.
22:14 - 22:16 You have to believe me, they're firebenders.
22:16 - 22:18 They won't stop until they win the war.
22:19 - 22:22 Calm down, you're safe now.
22:25 - 22:27 Our economy would be ruined,
22:27 - 22:30 our peaceful way of life, our traditions would disappear.
22:31 - 22:34 There's no war in Ba Sing Se.
22:34 - 22:36 What are you talking about?
22:36 - 22:39 Where do you think all the refugees come from? You can't hide it.
22:40 - 22:45 In silencing talk of conflict, Ba Sing Se remains a peaceful, orderly utopia.
22:45 - 22:47 The last one on Earth.
22:51 - 22:53 There is no war within the walls.
22:53 - 22:54 Here we are safe.
22:55 - 22:57 Here we are free.
22:59 - 23:02 You can't keep the truth from all these people.
23:02 - 23:03 They have to know.
23:03 - 23:04 I'll tell them.
23:04 - 23:06 I'll make sure everyone knows.
23:06 - 23:09 Until now, you've been treated as our honored guest.
23:09 - 23:13 But from now on, you will be watched every moment by Dai Li agents.
23:13 - 23:17 If you mention the war to anyone, you will be expelled from the city.
23:17 - 23:20 I understand you've been looking for your bison.
23:20 - 23:23 It would be quite a shame if you were not able to complete your quest.
23:25 - 23:27 Now Joo Dee will show you home.
23:30 - 23:32 Come with me, please.
23:32 - 23:33 What happened to Joo Dee?
23:33 - 23:35 I'm Joo Dee.
23:35 - 23:38 I'll be your host as long as you're in our wonderful city.