Hey Korra Nation! Phew. Some of you may have heard versions of this news elsewhere, but here’s the official word. After this Friday’s on-air premiere of Episode 8 “The Terror Within” at 8/7c, all remaining Book 3 episodes will move to a digital rollout. That means two things: 1) Korra is NOT cancelled, 2) the remaining episodes will roll out weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1, as well as on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.

Thousands of you have been asking to watch this incredible show online, so hopefully this news works in your favor. Mike and Bryan created a breath-taking season for us all…so get ready to watch it all go down!!!

Thanks for being the BEST fans in the industry and see you at Comic-Con.

Theory Dump #2: The Red Lotus

Scenario 1: The Red Lotus don’t want to kill Korra. They want her to live forever

No wait, hear me out. All of them possess advanced forms of their respective bending arts which can only be achieved through training and meditation. Zaheer is very well-read in airbending scriptures to fanatical levels. The Red Lotus might represent an extremist religious group that worships the Avatar Spirit.

Preserving the Avatar spirit is exactly what The White Lotus is doing, except the White wants to keep the Avatar presence in this world. The Red just might be extremely fanatical to the Avatar to the point that they want to make her this deity that lives forever.

Scenario 2: The Red Lotus thinks The Avatar is unnecessary and is only a hindrance to achieving true power 

This makes more sense if you consider the Red-White Lotus dichotomy. For Iroh and his pals, the philosophy of the White Lotus allowed them to transcend the limits imposed on them by their nations by realizing that boundaries are man-made, and the world is just one nation.

The Red Lotus might have adapted this same philosophy except with a more cosmic-humanist approach: they believe the human power is limitless, if one realizes these limits are man-made.

It sounds like the opposite of the Equalist doctrine from Book 1, instead of cutting down benders to size, they want everybody to reach their full potential without intervention or normalization. The Avatar spirit is a problem because it is there to prevent entropy in the universe and, well, that just won’t do if they want to achieve untethered expansion of power.

Theory Dump #1: The Earth Kingdom

it is clear now that having a monarch is not only outdated as Suyin states, it heightens the social disparity and is detrimental to the people’s lives.

From overtaxing to kidnapping airbenders to eating Bosco, the Earth Queen has set herself up to be overthrown, and her monarchy along with it. When the smoke clears from this Red Lotus ruination, the Earth Nation will rise up and become a republic. This will empower the subversive Grand Secretariat Gun, and this also gives Su Beifong an opening to enter politics.