Entertainment Fuse writes, "This episode reveals conflicts I expected to see much later in the season - I love when shows do that! We’re only four episodes into this 14-episode season and the plot is moving swiftly. Who would have thought that the eponymous civil war would be started by the direct actions of the Avatar! Plus, we even get a great moral - and I hate morals! This is another quality episode proving Korra is the best animated drama on TV."