Zuko, after travelling alone for many days, comes across an Earth Kingdom village where the soldiers meant to be protecting the people are instead behaving like criminals. After Zuko takes the fall for a young boy named Lee, who threw an egg at the soldiers, Lee invites Zuko to his farm for dinner. Zuko learns from Lee's parents that their eldest son, Sensu, is currently fighting in the war. That night, Lee tries to take Zuko's dual swords to practice with them. Zuko catches him and instead teaches him how to use them.
Though small, these minor details make Zuko's experiences in \"Zuko Alone\" even more significant to his overall character journey. After the aforementioned fight, Zuko is once again alone, rejected from the family he had protected because of his status as a firebender. But the episode after \"Zuko Alone\" sees him reuniting with his uncle and teaming up with Iroh and the Avatar gang to fight his sister Azula, which was an important step forward in his redemption arc despite the steps backward he would later take in the season 2 finale. As Rifai mentions, Zuko's true character is shaped, honed, and sharpened like a blade in this important sequence, but more work is ahead of him before he can fully embrace his 'true self.'
While traveling alone after leaving her uncle behind, Azula comes across a couple trying to get to a town where their niece waits for them. She decided to help them get there, because they gave her food and she doesn't have much else to do. 59ce067264