I’m sorry but Mako continues to disappoint and frustrate me. He was so egotistical this episode in thinking that Korra was on pursuing her investigation because of her “jealousy” of his and Asami’s relationship. But to compound matters he had the nerve to say that their friendship would be over if she didn’t drop her duties for him.
I’m sorry, this is the girl that came into your team when you lost a player. That put her life in danger and helped rescue your brother. That saved your pro-bending team numerous times and offered you a place to live. Korra has done so much for him, but the second they disagree strongly on something, he gives her an ultimatum.
Not cool Mako, not cool.
I have to say that while Mako definitely redeemed himself a little at the end, this guy needs to grow the fuck up soon.
I mean, I completely understood why he’d be annoyed/skeptical of Korra’s accusations at first and try to defend Asami and her father - neither of them have given any reason for him not to trust them, and he knows Korra still harbors feelings for him. So while I didn’t necessarily like his reaction, it makes sense and I’m not going to hold it against him.
But when he said this…ugh. That was just such a hurtful and immature way to deal with this. Korra even tells him why she can’t drop it and instead of considering that she might just have a point, he just walks away.
I’m hoping that with them living at the Air Temple that he and Korra will bond some more and Mako will do some growing up - we still have yet to hear more about Mako and Bolin’s lives on the street (how Mako didn’t have a childhood, how he sheltered Bolin, how the streets toughened him up, etc) and we keep getting little snippets of their status throughout the series. In this episode, Hiroshi says something like “the worst of all this was that my daughter was hanging around a firebending street rat like you!” and Korra runs in to tell them that they won’t have to go back on the streets in the beginning. I don’t know how, but I’d like that to somehow affect his development and maturity over the next 5 episodes.
I agree with the opinion that Mako doesn’t quite value her like he does Asami or Bolin or anyone else - yes, he said she’s infuriating and he obviously has some issues with ignorant/privileged upbringing. We’ve gotten a few indicators that suggest that he really does care about her (unnecessarily protecting her from the 3-on-1 attack in e5, running over to hug her after she was saved by Lin, the look on his face after Korra went down into the tunnel in e6, his very sincere apology at the end of the ep) but then there are times like this where he throws her under the bus because he think she’s being immature or wrong. Ughh I don’t know. I think Mako really cares about her and just doesn’t know how to handle her or what to do with her (along with some underlying issues yet to be discussed, like his past and pro-bending and etc), and that in the upcoming eps he’s going to be faced with a situation from which he sees just how much Korra means to him and how she’s pretty much only ever tried to do the best for him and Bolin.
so uh basically, boy needs to start valuing and treating korra like a real friend and get all his feelings/issues/beliefs set straight.
also korra why do you still like him after all this
i mean besides e3 you guys haven’t bonded or hung out that extensively so yeah
let’s hope this is addressed too