Turning the Tides
Season 1, Episode 10
Air date June 16, 2012
Written by Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos & Ki Hyun Ryu
Episode guide
Out of the Past
Skeletons in the Closet
Turning the Tides is the tenth episode of season one of Legend of Korra. It aired on June 16, 2012


After recovering from her abduction, Korra recounts her story, whereupon Asami questions Mako about his feelings for Korra and Tenzin asks Lin to protect his family while he attends the morning's council meeting. Tenzin is attacked at City Hall and learns that the other council members have been captured by Equalists. Amon's Zeppelins are bombing Republic City as Tenzin reaches police headquarters, where he wires the United Forces for help. Forced to evacuate headquarters, Equalist mecha-tanks attack and capture Chief Saikhan and many officers. Korra and her friends rescue Tenzin. Meanwhile, Pema gives birth to Rohan as Equalist airships arrive at Air Temple Island. Lin Beifong and the airbender children defeat the invaders. While Korra goes into hiding, Tenzin flees with his family to preserve the last airbenders. Lin destroys an airship which pursues them, allowing the airbenders to escape, but is captured and has her bending taken by Amon when she refuses to reveal Korra’s whereabouts. The episode closes with Korra's team entering the city sewers and General Iroh, commanding a fleet of United Forces warships, answering Republic City's plea for help. 


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