I knew this episode was going to be great. But nothing, nothing, could have prepared me for that.
OK, first I'm going to get my minor and more sane squees out of the way so that I can just go nuts with the rest. Toph is hilarious and adorable. It's good to have some more Toph content, it's been SORELY MISSED. Her shouting SOKKA'S BACK and then pretending not to care and blushing with her back turned was just. Awwwwww. I don't like Toph/Sokka as a romantic relationship, but her crush on him is too cute for words.
The little Aang/Katara moment where he made the joke about her hair and she started fussing over it was PERFECT, because if you have ever been a joking guy in a relationship with an insecure girl you know that it is totally true to life. I also loved Toph's Requisite Blind Joke, The Butler, Aang's SUIT OF ARMOR. WITH AIR BLADE.
OK, so that's my minor squees that I can remember offhand. Now, here comes the big stuff.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
IROH IS THE FUCKING HULK
I MEAN JUST LOOK AT HIM, HE'S HUGE!
JESUS SHITTING CHRIST
SOKKA HAS A SPECIAL SWORD MADE OF METEORITE METAL
MY KNOWLEDGE OF FANTASY WORLD TELLS ME THAT THIS MEANS THAT HIS SWORD WILL BE INDESTRUCTIBLE AND POSSIBLY POSSESS SPECIAL POWERS
BUT WHATEVER. EITHER WAY. METEOR SWORD.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD ON A SURFBOARD
WHITE FUCKING LOTUS TILE OMG OMG OMG
OK I THINK I'M DONE NOW