Amon announces to the city that if the Republic City council does not cancel the Pro-bending finals the entire city will suffer. The council initially gives into Amon's demands, but after Lin convinces them that the police will protect the arena, they let the finals proceed. Korra, Mako, and Bolin are determined to beat Tahno and his team. However, they have payed off the referee and soon begin to cheat during the match. As the match ends with an unfair victory for Tahno, Amon makes his move and takes over the arena.