Ep. 4 was such an amazing episode. It's really too bad that a lot of fans seem to be focusing on shipping (Asami/Mako vs. Korra/Mako). I'm really curious about what happened with that previous nonbender-trouble-making dude, and I'm now rather obsessed with the Norther Water Tribe council man. I'm thinking of fanfiction scenarios like cray-zieee~
I did prefer Zutara when I was watching Avatar, but the amazing thing about Korra is that I'm pretty much okay with all the possibly-canon ships. Asami/Mako would be sweet and edgy at the same time, Korra/Mako is interesting, and Korra/Bolin is absolutely adorable.
The Norther Water Tribe was a jerk, but you know me and my obsession with Draco Malfoy . . . XD He's a jerk, but I appreciate his cleverness. If he becomes good, he could be quite a useful guy . . .
I'm even starting to think of a back story for him! He was first called a barbarian when he first arrived at Republic City, because the Norther Water Tribe never had such advanced technology, or any city infrastructure, for that matter. Always having had a rather huge ego, he would try to climb to the top of the social ladder among the Republic City's peerage, and he would also push the Northern Water Tribe into adopting more advanced city structures and governance and technology . . . (the rest is still brewing in my head)
The comparison to Gaston is perfect! Ha ha, now I'm imagining the Northern Water Tribe guy singing the song, except with his name.