I think I do understand generally what people mean and occasionally, I think it applies.
(And for the sake of this conversation, I’m referring to “filler” as it applies to television, not other mediums like anime, manga, music, etc.) But there’s this weird implication that the writers had planned out amount of time for a season, so those extra episodes are almost like games of Mad Libs.
At the same time, miles and miles away, we see Iroh new life in solitary confinement in prison.
Wrecked with hunger, filthy, and alone, he has no shame left to feel.
Unlike what his nephew would do in the same situation, he never once lets his pride even touch the surface.
In hindsight, this episode does address self esteem, but it also concerns itself with the power of modesty.But the following morning, Sokka is still sulking, having resigned himself to the reality that despite what he does offer Team Avatar, he is ultimately useless in the the upcoming invasion.How is map reading or schedule-making going to help anyone once they reach the Fire Lord?You know, fill out the characters and the general mythology that has to stay intact, and then WOOPS WE’LL JUST DO WHATEVER WE WANT. (Though…oh god, what if that .) There’s a difference between an episode that’s not heavily serialized, one that’s poorly written, and what could possibly constitute as genuine filler, and I think it’s important to make that distinction.Someone on my Tumblr dash mentioned there were too many “filler” episodes in season three, and placed prominently on that list was “Sokka’s Master.” Now, I’m at a point where I just want to scream at them WHAT EPISODE DID YOU JUST WATCH BECAUSE THAT WAS .