The Awakening is such a great Kataang episode. Even though it’s not explicitly stated on the show, it’s easy to see that this is when Katara’s feelings for Aang really intensify to the point where she finds it hard to push away (no surprise that the very next episode features her most overt demonstration of romantic interest up to this point). Especially if you’ve read The Lost Adventure comic that took place in between S2 and S3, Katara is completely obsessed with Aang and is almost inconsolable about his safety. And just look at her face in this scene. She is so overjoyed, you know she is in love. Really, the show did such a fantastic job of bringing Kataang up to Day of Black Sun. It’s rather unfortuante they didn’t continue this afterwards though.