I’m quite pleased by Jinora being Korra’s guide into the spirit world. At first I was a bit upset about this, not because I didn’t want Jinora to guide her, but I didn’t really like how incompetent it made Tenzin look as a mentor. I mean he’s introduced by Katara as being one of the most spiritual people she knows, and now we find out he’s never even been to the spirit world. But then I thought about it and in the original series I think it’s stated that most people can’t go into the spirit world, so this task alone is difficult to accomplish even among the most “spiritual”.
Plus, in all honesty I can deal with Tenzin’s spiritual ineptitude in exchange for a positive female relationship between Korra and Jinora. Also I think Tenzin’s real appeal is the mentor/fatherly figure relationship he has with Korra, not him as spiritual guide. I do feel, however, that Tenzin learns more from Korra then Korra from Tenzin(mostly due to Korra’s thickheadedness XD). Korra and Tenzin have such a wonderful relationship that I wish they spent more time focusing on those two, as oppose to Korra’s relationship to Mako or really any of the other males in her life (Yes, even her own father). Only because I think it is the most genuine, positive and interesting.
One of the other moments I greatly appreciated was Jinora and Kya’s relationship, and how supportive Kya is to Jinora and how loving the two are around each other. So I think in terms of female relationships they are doing better this week, and I hope they continue down this path because I do like where this is going. I generally find anything involved with Tenzin, his family and Korra are generally stronger in the show anyways.