Holy shit. Holy shit.
They’re actually showing Korra with PTSD. They’re acknowledging that what happened to her was emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausting and that she can’t just bounce back from it right away. They’re showing the people around her showing their support and reminding her that she doesn’t have to be okay. That no one expects her to be better right away.
Korra’s not just the Avatar- she’s a person, and people can’t handle what she went through without damange. The support system Korra has here and the fact that Bryan, Mike, and the crew decided to show the realities of traumatic experiences is incredible.
I need this post so much. A coworker of mine also saw the season finale today and we discussed how we felt about it. While I thought it was fantastic for the above reasons, he blatantly said that Korra should just kill herself because she shows weakness and he thinks the avatar shouldn’t show any sign of weakness. He thinks that if they show weakness, they should just kill themselves and let someone else be the avatar. I seriously have never wanted to punch someone in the face more than I wanted to tonight.