“I was to be the cities saviour…”
Am I the only one who wanted to hug him after this scene? :X Seriously, dude looked like a kid who just did a VERY BAD THING and only now realized it before running off like a baby. ;3; Uggggh, precious.
Yeah, that’s growing horror on Tarrlok’s face there….
And it’s not that he realizes he did something morally wrong, it’s that he realizes he panicked and dug himself even deeper. But once the ball was rolling there was really nothing he could do.
And even though he blames Korra for everything, you know on his drive up to the cabin he was just replaying this whole scene in his head over and over, evaluating everything he did wrong and mentally kicking himself. Like a socially awkward person who thought, “I’m totally prepared for this conversation,” and then proceeded to screw the entire thing up beyond belief. But with more bloodbending.
As terrible as he is and as much as I can’t condone his actions, this plan was his life’s work. And in the span of a couple days, he watched the entire thing spiral out of his control, even though he was the one doing the controlling.
“You’ve heard, of course, the story of the waterbender Hama, who lived twenty years as a prisoner of the Fire Nation inside an iron cage. Some will tell you she went mad.
Yet it was this same isolation, this thirst, that led her to discover what every waterbender is capable of doing, if they possess the willpower and have felt the requisite desperation and pain.
Do you understand any of that, boy?”
…Or, Why Tarrlok’s House (Where He May or May Not Have Been Raised by His Father) Had That Oddly Convenient One-Man Prison In Its Basement.
Yakone does not strike me as the type of man who was regularly nominated for Dad of the Year. Probably just used it as a punishment.
like father, like son.
Why do I still feel so bad for Tarrlok? I just keep imagining this sorta hanging over his life the whole time. And now it’s happened. Why do I get the feeling he had less control over the way his life went than he liked?
I can’t believe how much I want to sympathize with Tarrlok in spite of everything he’s done. I feel like there are so many psychological/emotional issues that this episode just didn’t have time to address.