It’s the Book where it’s Tenzin’s turn to be the student, and that is bloody brilliant!
Stay through until the end!
There’s a BIG SUPRISE WAITING!!
Tenzin seems to learn a slight lesson of sorts every episode he’s in this book.
K201 - He gives Korra the much needed space that Pema suggested he give her in K104. Even though she is acting up, he respects her wishes.
K203 and K204 - Tenzin reconciles the past with his siblings and learns to value them more for who they are. He also learns about loving despite the shortcomings of others from Ikki when they have the baby bison tea party.
K205 - Tenzin shows Menlo how to train the lemurs Tenzin-style. This works wonders, but reminds Tenzin how unhappy this way of teaching makes himself, AND the student.
K209 - (speculation) Jinora will end up teaching Tenzin how to see the spirits. His mind will be opened up to the joy and innocence in seeing the unseen and imagination. Both are things Tenzin is seriously lacking in.
Now the CRESCENDO….
Tenzin will realize not only how much he has to learn from others, but that this whole time, Aang himself has been teaching him through his descendants!!
He is learning forgiveness, love, freedom, innocence, peace, imagination and eventually, BALANCE.
So the next time you hate on Book 2, Bryke, or Legend of Korra as a whole, look around. This is fan-fucking-tastic show!