Third season of Avatar announced

Avatar‘s third season is just two weeks away:

The Avatar finally awakens after his life-threatening battle at Ba Sing Se to find that he has a full head of hair and a burning desire to finally defeat the Firelord. The epic third season of Nickelodeon’s hit series from creator’s Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Avatar: The Last Airbender, will premiere Friday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). In support of this premiere, Nicktoons Networks will air mini marathons of Avatar seasons one and two from Monday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) through Thursday, September 20. New episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender will continue to premiere with new episodes in its regular timeslot on Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Oh, thank goodness. I need that room on the DVR for the new season of Grey’s Anatomy. Er, I mean, it’s exciting that we’re finally going to get to see what comes next. Although… a full head of hair? Check out that picture—I sort of miss him being bald.

In the season three premiere of Avatar, “The Awakening,” Aang wakes up to find himself aboard a captured Fire Nation ship after sustaining serious injuries at the end of season two. Katara, Sokka, and their father are with him and they recount the events that led the four to the ship and how they plan to attack the Fire Nation. Aang struggles to fight his own instincts to face the Firelord before he is ready, but ultimately accepts that he needs time to heal and regain his strength. Meanwhile, Zuko is dealing with his own issues as he journeys home for first time in three years, fearing his father will reject him once again.

In all seriousness, I may be a little more pumped about this season than I’m willing to admit in adult company. I love the Zuko storyline; it’s sort of like a little soap opera inside the overall Avatar story. I may have managed to wean myself off the show for the summer, but the new season is going to rein me right back in again. Much to my son’s delight.

You may have noticed that the Avatar Store at Ty’s Toy Box has had a face-lift, too. Just in case you need to pick up a little something-something to celebrate the new season. You’re welcome.

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