^ What does that even mean?
That's a fair point. I guess what I'm saying is largely that if you're going to debut your first two episodes back-to-back, it doesn't work well for episode 2 to be such a de-escalation of tension. Maybe they would've been better off just releasing episode 1 by itself as the debut.
Well, it also introduced the other major players and established more how Korra will be relating to everybody. I don't mind the lack of a (thus far) massively earth-shattering conflict because I'd hate to see them try and top what they did in The Last Airbender.
Plus, having a more action-oriented hero in a conflict that looks like it may require a more deft touch will probably make for some good drama - Korra's somewhat hotheaded and less given to patience and (presumably) diplomacy than Aang.