1x07 Winter Solstice Part 1 (The Spirit World)
First Aired: Apr. 08, 2005 on Nickelodeon
Summary: Aang is called upon by a desperate village which is being terrorized by a spirit monster called The Haibi Spirit. After lying in wait for the monster, Aang fails to defeat it and Sokka is taken by the creature as it leaves the village. After learning that this creature is from "The Spirit…
Main Characters in this Episode
Old Wanderer: If anyone can save us, he can.
Sokka: He still shouldn't have to face this alone.
Katara: You were trapped in the Spirit World for 24 hours. How are you feeling?
Sokka: Like I seriously need to use the bathroom.
Uncle Iroh: That's true. But you are clearly outmatched.
- Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): At the very end of this episode we can see a crescent moon. However, in the end of the next episode, which happens only a day later, the moon is full. Of course, on the real Earth such a quick change is impossible, but this is only one of many curiosities of the fictional world of Avatar, where a lot of physically and astronomically impossible things occur. In fact, such a quick change in moon phases is possible even in our reality, if the moon is close enough to the planet. For example, the Martian moon Phobos goes through the full phase cycle in about 20 hours.
- The black and white hei-bái spirit in this episode is aptly named because "hei" is the Chinese word for black and "bái" is white.