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Aang has a nightmare about when he entered the Avatar State and joined with the ocean spirit, using it to turn on his friends. When he wakes up, he and his friends say their goodbyes to the Northern Water Tribe and depart for the Earth Kingdom, where they'll be escorted by the army to Omashu. There, General Fong welcomes them and gushes about how the Avatar State was able to do such damage to the Fire Nation, hoping Aang will accept his offer to engage Fire Lord Ozai post haste. Aang informs him that the Avatar State is not something he can control, but when General Fong shows him the Earth Kingdom soldiers that have been horribly wounded in recent battles, he decides to train with the general in order to master it.

Princess Azula arrives in the Earth Kingdom three years to the day that Prince Zuko was banished from the Fire Nation, and offers him a chance to return, stating that their father has forgiven him. Zuko leaps at the opportunity, though Iroh has reservations about the sudden change. He accompanies his nephew to the ship, where they find out Azula has been sent to arrest them for bringing shame and embarrassment to the royal family, so they fight her and her men off and narrowly escape capture, having officially become fugitives with ransoms on their heads.

After a number of fruitless exercises to induce the Avatar State, Katara expresses her concern to Aang about approaching their strategy the wrong way, stating the elements should be conquered first. After another nightmare, Aang agrees and ceases the training. General Fong doesn't accept quitting, and with the knowledge that the Avatar normally reacts when danger is present, he orders his soldiers to attack Aang, the boy barely able to dodge their assault until the general Earthbends Katara's body fully into the ground, making Aang insane with grief. He finally achieves the Avatar State, and goes on a rampage throughout the compound until Avatar Roku's spirit possesses him and shows him the purpose of the ability, a defense mechanism to keep the Avatar safe. But, if the Avatar were to die while utilizing it, he would not be reincarnated ever again, leaving the world without its spiritual conduit. When Aang is back to his old self, he and his friends head to Omashu alone.

Episode: Chapter One - "The Avatar State"

Air date: 3/17/06

Writers: Aaron Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch Ehasz, Tim Hedrick, John O'Bryan

Cast: Dante Basco, Dee Bradley Baker, Victor Brandt, Daniel Dae Kim, Grey DeLisle, Jack Desena, Robin Atkin Downes, Zach Tyler Eisen, Takayo Fisher, James Garrett, Lex Lang, Mako, Mae Whitman

Director: Giancarlo Volpe