After Asami sees Mako with Korra, she realizes that she’s not just the mission to him anymore. She reminds him of the consequences of what Amon could do if he found out that his best Equalist has been losing sight of his duty.
I actually had a theory for a short while that Mako secretly hated himself for being a firebender since his parents were killed by one, and his self-loathing would cause him to hate bending in general. Sure, he probended with his brother, but it was his only means of income and he had to support the only family he had left.
I think if this had happened I would have been way more interested in Mako in general!! This would have been a cool idea.
can we just
appreciate Pema’s face when she walks past Mako