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Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender takes three main approaches when adapting episodes from the original series:

  1. Straightforward Recreation: Some episodes, like “The Warriors of Kyoshi” or “The Siege of the North,” are recreated with a few tweaks.

  2. Amalgamation: Others, like “Jet,” “The King of Omashu,” and “The Northern Air Temple,” are merged into a larger plot.

  3. Leftovers: Some episodes are not adapted at all.

Cut Episodes Referenced in “Spirited Away”

In the show’s fifth installment, “Spirited Away,” there are references to three episodes that were cut from the live-action adaptation:

  1. “The Waterbending Scroll”: Pirates, drawn from Book 1, episode 9, try to retrieve a scroll that Katara stole from them.

  2. “The Great Divide”: A canyon guide, from Book 1, episode 11, helps Aang, Katara, and Sokka cross a massive canyon.

  3. “The Fortuneteller”: A reference to “how [Aang, Katara, and Sokka] stopped the volcano from erupting,” from Book 1, episode 14.

These references suggest that the events of these episodes are still happening in the live-action version, even though they are not shown explicitly.

Possible Future Adaptations

There are two other Book 1 episodes whose main storylines were completely cut:

  1. “Imprisoned”: Katara leads an earthbender prison break.

  2. “The Deserter”: Aang learns the dangers of firebending.

These episodes may be adapted in future seasons if the live-action series is renewed.


Avatar: The Last Airbender is now streaming on Netflix.