I think Verrick gets a pass on the basis of President Raiko's recruiting him, Dirty Dozen-style. I mean, that seemed dealt with and I didn't see it as an oversight. Top scientists getting a get-out-of-jail-free card when they switch to the winning side has a long and storied history in warfare anyway.
Besides, he was arguably the best and strongest character this season, so of course the guy's gonna get his day. Every minute he was on screen in season 4 was just great.
Brentai wrote:Prince Wu has a much better shining moment and I'm jazzed about that, because I always liked the character and just not practically everything he ever said or did up to this. But then he drops that bit of political commentary at the end and it's like, okay, just cram that right in there I guess.
Prince Wu was something of a disaster. Very few of his roles, actions, or lines from episode to episode link up at all. I like where they had him end up in the abstract - it was a nice subversion of type - but there was basically no basis for it whatsoever; it's a complete fucking ass-pull. He was just this... sackful of odd lines that never formed a coherent character or even a consistent personality (okay, maybe the first couple episodes were consistent, but from the middle of the season on, it's just "Huhwha?").
Mako proves that you can look really cool doing a thing and still be boring.
Oh brother, preach it. At least Bolin managed to avoid any excruciating moments this episode! Wow! A whole 40 minutes!
Also, it's sort of heartbreaking that Lin's last moment on screen is her alone, staring bitterly (sadly? angrily?) into the distance, kebab awkwardly in hand.
I'm also quite sad that Bumi basically VANISHED this season. Even when they allowed him on the Bataar Jr. rescue, he didn't even get a line. And I may have missed it in the heat of the action, but I didn't even see him with the airbender attack team (they put the hipster airbender in, but not Bumi?! BAH.)