Ok. So, after this week’s Korra, I want to try to get all of my feelings about the Asami/Mako/Korra triangle. I’ve mentioned this before, but again, I ship Mako/Korra. That’s my end game, but I do not hate Asami. However, I am still mostly indifferent towards her right now.Read more
Oh, what was that Mako? You think Korra is infuriating? What’s that, Mako? You like Korra AND Asami? What’s that, Mako? You’re a dynamic character that has complicated emotions that aren’t easy for you to accept?
So what you’re saying is that you’re someone that likes stability because your entire life has been filled with nothing but uncertainty, not knowing whether or not you would be able to feed your little brother that night or if you would have to take a dangerous job so you could survive? You’re saying that having a girl like Asami in your life is nice because you have a stable, pleasant relationship with her and you really like that? But you’re also saying that even though you like stability, you like the craziness that Korra brings into your life because you can’t deny that she’s the good kind of crazy? What you’re saying is that you are having genuine emotional turmoil because you really don’t know what you want in life because you’re only 19 years old and you’ve never really had the experience you need to make a proper decision about this type of situation nor have you had the guidance from a parental figure to help you figure those feelings of yours out?
Oh okay, just checking.
Dear God. He is just such a sweet baby. It’s taking me forever to watch this episode because I have to keep pausing it to squeal and flail around.
His reactions to everything are just so perfect. I love how emotional he is about seeing Korra and Mako. It fits so perfectly with the brothers’ characterizations. Mako has spent most of their lives being solely responsible for his little brother. And you know he spoiled Bolin to the very best of his abilities, even when it wasn’t in their best interests financially speaking. So, Mako has always taken the brunt of absolutely everything because he never wants his little brother to worry, and as a result, Bolin just sort of acts openly as the emotions hit him, not really holding anything back. Something didn’t go his way, and his big brother is a direct factor in it, so his reaction is to cry and wallow and throw a tantrum.
But even as he’s crying and complaining, he still lets Mako carry him out of the restaurant. He lets him. Sure, he’s kicking around some, but let’s be honest. If Bolin really didn’t want Mako to come and take care of him after all that, there is no way Mako would have been able to toss him over his shoulder and carry him home. Bolin’s a big boy. He’s not as tall as Mako, but he’s thicker, not exactly a light weight. I think that whole thing is really sweet. Yes, Bolin is upset because big brother was kissing the girl that Bolin has made very clear that he likes (like-likes, even, not the way he likes those fangirls he had been bringing around the matches), but he still expects his brother to be the one who is taking care of him in his emotional time of need, never mind that it was Mako who caused said emotional turmoil in the first place.
And poor Mako. It sucks for him, being in the middle of all of this. Not only is he torn between these two girls that he really likes, but one of them his baby brother also has a crush on. So, you know he doesn’t want to like Korra because of that, but he can’t help but be drawn to her still, even as he’s more openly dating Asami. So he’s got to feel like he’s betraying them both. But still. Korra. And then he’s got to deal with an emotional Bolin and an angry Korra, and it’s all right in the middle of this tournament that could very well make or break him and his brother. And he’s still got to worry about rent and food money and everything he had to worry about before the girls came into his life. Mako. How do you not already have wrinkles and grey hairs from all your worrying. Poor boy.
But back to Bolin for one last point. As easy as it is for him to turn into a blubbering, sobbing mess, look at how easily he then turns around and forgives Mako and Korra for hurting him. Sure, he’s still down, might even still be down for a while, but he doesn’t shun them or keep pouting. Korra says she’s sorry, and he’s ok with everything again. I love his openness so much. I really hope that his maturing over the season doesn’t change that about him.