Out of the Past
Season 1, Episode 9
Air date June 9, 2012
Written by Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos & Ki Hyun Ryu
Episode guide
When Extremes Meet
Turning the Tides
Out of the Past is the ninth episode of season one of Legend of Korra. It aired on June 9, 2012 on Nickelodeon in the United States.


Tarrlok locks Korra in a platinum box, publicly claiming that Equalists abducted her. In response, Lin Beifong breaks Korra's friends out of jail and, with Tenzin, infiltrate the Equalist hideout and discover that Tarrlok lied. Confronting Tarrlok in City Hall, a witness exposes Tarrlok's actions and bloodbending powers, which Tarrlock uses it to disable the group and escape. During this time, Korra learns from Aang's past that 42 years prior, a mobster named Yakone was brought to trial on charges of bloodbending, without needing a full moon; but escaped his trial by bloodbending the court into submission, whereupon Aang recaptured him and removed his bending. Upon his return to the cabin, Tarrlok confirms Korra's deduction that he is Yakone's son, attempting to rule Republic City from a political seat. Thereafter escape is thwarted by the Equalists, when his bloodbending proves ineffective against Amon. As Tarrlok is taken by Amon, Korra escapes and is brought to her friends by Naga. </span>


Janet Varey as Korra

David Faustino as Mako

P.J Byrne as Bolin

Sechell Gabriel as Asami Sato

J.K Simmons as Tenzin

Mindy Sterling as Lin Beifong