Korra and Tenzin Make their Return in Legend of Korra Episode 9 ‘The Guide’

One of the the most significant charactorial differences between Book 1 and Book 2 has been the bond between Korra and Tenzin. In Book 1, Tenzin was almost seen as Korra’s backbone: he helped her adjust to her new lifestyle and role in Republic City. The bond between the two characters grew steadily over time until it ultimately crashed at the end of Book 2’s premiere. Since then, seven episodes have passed and Korra and Tenzin have yet to reestablish their mentor-apprentice styled relationship.

In that span of time, Korra has learned just how wrong she was in trusting Unalaq. That slip up alone sent her on a downward spiral that ultimately ended her relationship with Mako and left her on a Fire Nation beach with amnesia.

Korra appears to have recovered from her amnesia, but she now has much more significant problems to deal with. The threat that Unalaq has imposed is severe enough to a point that Korra cannot take action on her own. Instead, she needs someone reliable to turn to.

That’s where Tenzin comes in.

Over the course of the past few weeks, Korra and Tenzin have essentially taken a back seat. Tenzin has been completely absent from the last few episodes whereas Korra has had an extremely limited role.

The limited roles of these characters were justifiable as we were able to explore Mako and Wan’s character to a somewhat extensive degree, but it’s time to return to the basics.

It’s time for Korra to re-take the lead and start setting things straight rather than making them worse.

At one point in the Book 2 trailer, Korra is seen apologizing to Tenzin and asking for forgiveness. Since the episode description of ‘The Guide’ confirms that Korra will seek help from Tenzin, I’d imagine that the apology scene will take place this Friday.

From there, the two will likely have a stronger relationship that will grow as the season continues. One can only hope Korra puts a bit more faith in Tenzin from here on out. There’s no doubt that Korra is a hot-headed, independent character, but at some point she’ll have to start learning from her mistakes.

Speaking of mistakes, Korra certainly made quite a few of those in the eyes of Mako. So much so that he broke up with her. I’m sure many people won’t agree with me here, but I wasn’t too upset when Mako dumped Korra. I thought the relationship in Book 1 was distracting and I’m just not a fan of romantic story arcs in general.

They take away from the action as well as the main plot which is far more important in my eyes.

Regardless of what I think, Korra and Mako will likely still have a confrontation at some point this season. Hopefully this happens sooner rather than later so the final episodes can focus exclusively on the main plot at hand.

  • Pokefan9150

    Couldn’t agree more with the Mako and Korra relationship and how relationships in general is a distraction. Korra doesn’t need to date someone, the goal of her story is how she becomes a fully-realized Avatar by mastering her spiritual side not who is she going to date. Thank you for pointing that out, Keval.

    • Aeri

      I somewhat agree. Relationships are fine to me, but it seems that Korra (the show mainly, not the person specifically) has taken a bit too much similarities to Twilight lately. I’m glad we’re going back to the basics honestly, I preferred in AtLA that they kept the romance at a minimum, with small things to show affection respectfully with Aang and Katara as such. I understand they were children and that they acted differently than teenagers older than them, but that doesn’t change my point.

      I really don’t want to dwell deeper into this subject though, it’s depressing to talk about how much I dislike the relations between a great show like korra, and (my opinion sorrynotsorry) a not so great series, Twilight and how each series handles romance. Still dissappointed in how they’ve decided to show it in Korra.

      Edit //die why are all of my sentences run ons? D:

    • Hi

      Agreed, and I kind of liked how the “romance” was handled in Avatar The Last Airbender.

    • Joe

      But what happened to the happy endings?! You need a good loving relationship at the end for that!!!

      • Pokefan9150

        Not exactly. You can end with a happy friendship instead of a happy relationship. Not everything has to be about shipping in ATLA/LOK.

  • Aeri

    Can’t wait for Tenzin to return. We need an active adult to keep the children from fighting like 2 year olds, seriously. Also, Tenzin is level-headed, fair, just, and he’s a good fighter even as a pacifist. Not saying he’s the 2010 version of Chuck Norris, but who doesn’t love Tenzin. He’s like the lovable version of Squidward!

    • Kailee

      Hahahaha. Chuck Norris went to my high school!

      • NuckChorris

        Chuck Norris didn’t go to your high school, your high school came to him.

        • Kailee

          Haha agreed. :D

      • Aeri

        Feel glorified to graze in his presence? It’s funny though, he’s like 70 now and has a beer gut. lulz.

        • Kyle Edgecomb

          Hes 70!?!?!?!?!?!?! He looks 40……

          • Kailee

            Yea he’s 73.

          • Aeri

            Well, you obviously haven’t seen any recent pictures then. I wouldn’t recommend searching them up.

    • Pokefan9150

      Your description of Tenzin is spot-on. He’s my favorite character of The Legend of Korra and seeing him always makes me happy and seeing him and Korra together reminds me of Will Smith and his uncle Phil (If there’s any Fresh Prince of Bel Air fans here). Anyways, I just cannot wait for them to be re-united as teacher and student (I, purposely said teacher and student, before any stupid shipper fan starts shipping Tenzin and Korra)

      • Jack Spaulding

        lmao Will and uncle Phil!

        • Pokefan9150

          I watched Fresh Prince the other day and Will and Uncle Phil’s relationship reminded me so much of Korra and Tenzin.

  • http://www.korranewstoday.blogspot.com/ Filmeditor16

    I love the relationships, maybe it’s because I’m a hopeless romantic and a hormonal teenage girl. I am a definite Makorra shipper and while I love my shipping and romantic drama, I also love the main story line and plot. Last season was defiantly very love triangle-ish, but I don’t see as much as that anymore, I think it’s based on real life human interaction and relationships. This whole thing with Mako and Korra and Asami, happens every day in the real world. Mako and Korra dating, breaking up over something dumb and then an ex girlfriend still having feelings for the same guy, and the guy wants back in the relationship with his most recent ex girlfriend, this is a totally normal thing to happen. Only I believe that Mako and Korra are soul mates and this is just one of the many bumps in the road they are going to have. I got a little side tracked but my point is, there is always going to be messy relationships but that’s what truly makes it a story, better yet, a legend.

    • biscuits

      “hormonal”? lmao!

    • Pokefan9150

      What makes Korra and Mako soulmates? Please give me valid arguments proving your statement because when I hear people saying this it drives me insane, we all know Makorra is fanservice for the Zutara fans that got angry because Katara ended up with Aang (which was obvious from the beginning). You like relationships in shows, hey that’s your opinion and I’m the first one to support you, but I think we can all admit that the shipping issues in a 12-episode series (I’m mainly focusing on Book 1, just to make sure we’re on the same track) doesn’t make any sense, It took screening time away from Amon, we haven’t had enough of him and he’s gone. I’m sure I’m not the only one that wanted to see more of Amon rather than seeing Korra, Mako or Asami having relationship issues. And, by the way (that doesn’t concern you personally but every ATLA/LOK fan out there) Why the hell does Korra have to be in a relationship, seriously it’s just so annoying, who the fuck cares which guy Korra dates, seeing her becoming a fully-realized Avatar is what matters and what counts. I’m sure most people watch The Legend of Korra for good plots/actions/adventures/mythology etc. not to watch a Soap Opera.

      • Jack Spaulding

        Come on… Get real! It sounds like you never had any enjoyable social interactions during your teenage years! This is a series about a bunch of young adults living their lives as it comes to them, just as the original gaang operated.
        Watching Korra becoming a fully-realized avatar is the ICING on the cake!
        Stories are meant to be written as the creators see fit. I personally really enjoyed observing the friction between teammates in Book 1. The ordeal of playing a match while emotionally distraught, and Korra stepping up to the plate and displays how driven and capable she is – moving the team forward and bonds tighter.

        • redpandapuppy

          i AGREE!!
          I thought the friction between characters in book 1 add more of a real life feel in the show.
          Imagine if their was no romance love thing in book 1. Mako would have feelings for Korra and not worry about her so much.

        • Pokefan9150

          What you don’t understand is that this is a sequel to Avatar The Last Airbender meaning it should live up to some expectations from it’s prequel. Why do you think everyone was fanboying or fanirling on Wan? Because his episodes were reminiscing ATLA. Don’t give me the “but, they’re teenagers” excuse, it doesn’t mean anything, remember Zuko, Azula, Mai, Ty Lee, Sokka? All teenagers yet we had fun watching them overcoming bigger obstacles than “who am I going to date?”. Keep this in mind, this is Avatar not a Soap Opera.

      • Mfeliz

        First, I respect your opinion, I wasn’t a zutara fan, I agree that the action and mythology is a large part of what I love about this series.

        That being said I like the mako and korra relationship. I don’t think this relationship hinders her from becoming a fully realized avatar. Learning to deal with this and other relationships is just part of that.

        • Pokefan9150

          The problem of relationships in this show is that it takes away valuable screentime that can be used for character development which is far more needed, the problem is not Makorra itself but focusing the main story on relationships.

      • http://www.korranewstoday.blogspot.com/ Filmeditor16

        Lets get something straight. I love Korra as a person. I love Korra’s person and character, she’s my favorite character, right up their with Lin Beifong and Toph Beifong. I want to see her blossom and become one of the best Avatars that ever lived.
        I fully admit that the over dramatic love triangle in Book 1 was distracting as hell sometimes. But this season has not been that bad. Now before I get off topic allow me to share with you my reasons of Makorra.

        I believe every Avatar has some kind of Companion. Remeber when Yangchen told Aang that if the Avatar was an all mighty spirit it couldn’t relate to the people it was supposedly protecting. The Avatar is human, the Avatar must expercience Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and most of all Love, in order to be willing to do anything and everything to protect it. Its just one of those things. So I think each Avatar has a companion, born into the world with them to find. Someone they can rely on, someone who will protect them, someone to love them. Becuase when you are the Avatar, you are the one that is responible for the stability and balance of the world, but sometimes, you need some stability and peace of your own, which is why the Avatar has a companion. And for Korra, I think Mako is that companion. Call me an over zelous fangirl but I think Mako and Korra are soulmates because of how they act together and around eachother. Mako is always trying to support Korra and help her. He put up with her mood swings and struggles that she took out on him. Its not much evidence put try seeing everything thats happening and then come talk to me.
        I’m not a horribly upset Zutara shipper, I didn’t really care if Zutara didn’t happen. But so many people think Makorra is Zutara 2.0 and all I have to say about that is at this point, they are beating a dead horse.
        I love Korra as a person, and as I said before relationships is part of what makes a person. All different relationships. Friends, mentors, and romantic. If you dont like the romantic stuff, do you feel the same way about the other relationships? Such as Tenzin and Lin’s? I’m not even talking about their past I’m talking about their now.
        I want to make it clear I’m not trying to fight with you, thats not my intention, my intention is to have a lively and creative discussion and making connections, I’m all about making connections. I apologize in advance if I offend you both in the past and in the future.

        • Pokefan9150

          First of all, what you said is kind of deep. I liked it, your reference to Avatar Yangchen kind of made me nostalgic. Anyways, you’re not offending me and I’m happy to have a serious debater like you. It’s fun to have someone to discuss your favorite show with. Now, I admit that what you said about each Avatar should have a companion is true and I agree with it. You have also proven your argument with what Avatar Yangchen said. However, what I’d like to note is that Mako and Korra aren’t very compatible as a couple. (Let me say first that I respect your Makorra position and I, personally, have no interest in shipping characters.) I’m going to point out my arguments in a point form so it’ll be easier to read and to understand:
          1- Mako and Korra are not compatible since Mako is somewhat more sophisticated than Korra in some ways, he is also more mature. He doesn’t laugh at anything, he’s very intimate, he has more manners than Korra does, etc.
          2- Since Mako is more mature and sophisticated than Korra Asami was perfect for Mako, she’s also more sophisticated and Mature, since she grew up in a wealthy household.
          3- I, personally, don’t think there’s anyone for Korra out there [yet]. But the closest one to her would be Bolin.
          4- Bolin and Korra are both fun-lover characters, which means they think only about fun and not intimacy like Asami or Mako. If you look back at Chapter 5 from Book 1 you can observe they have similar behaviors; they both eat noodles like Goku or Naruto do. They burp, Korra at one point (in Chapter 2) scratches her butt during her meditation session, and not in a sexy way, more like how Homer Simpson scratches his butt while drinking beer and watching a football game.
          You can see that Mako and Korra are very different in their natures, simply supporting someone during their time of need is not enough for a couple to feel genuine.
          Anyways, it’s been great debating with you, feel free to discuss even more and I’m really happy that you like Korra because I really like her too.

          • http://www.korranewstoday.blogspot.com/ Filmeditor16

            Aww thank you! Yeah I love talking to people! I’m just so thrown by this weeks episode, I am so, so disappointed in Mako, so disappointed. I can not even begin to express my feelings about the newest episode. It’s very remarkable how fast someone’s perspective can change. 3 hours ago I was totally in love with mako and Korra’s relationship, and now, I’m sort of fading out of it. It took him a week to get back together with Asami, just a measly week. Korra has sort of had the week from hell. A civil war broke out, she was swallowed whole by the loch ness monster, forgot who she was, and now she has to stop vatuu and her crazy ass uncle, it’s been a bad week for her. And I’m seriously coming around to the fact she deserves someone better. Someone worthy of her, someone who doesn’t turn their back on her and shack up with his ex in the same week. It’s like everything they have been through has all been for nothing and it just breaks my heart. What did you think of The Guide?

          • Pokefan9150

            I really was pissed seeing Mako and Asami together. Even though I was for the idea of them being together I couldn’t help but to feel angry on how quickly he forgot about Korra. He didn’t even tried to search for her. He’s too busy saving Asami and playing Sherlock Holmes instead of being at Korra’s side. The fact that Bolin notices this as well tells me that something else is going to happen between Korra, Asami and Mako. I’m really getting tired of the love traingles in The Legend of Korra. Bryke can write anything except romance. Aside from that though, I really loved this episode. Korra felt much more calm and wise and her plan to close the portal from the inside is pretty clever. I felt bad for Tenzin since he failed his spiritual part of being an Airbender. Kya and Bumi are back which means nothing else than goodness. I’ve always liked Jinora and now that she’s guiding Korra I’m very excited. And I can’t wait to see what will happen with the twins, will they betray their father? Lastly, this was the only episode where I kind of had some nitpicking with the animation, but who cares? All the next episodes are made by Studio Mir. It’s fun having a discussion with you. Feel free to start a conversation whenever you want to!

  • BlastedSeafood

    Wait, if Jinora’s going to be in the Spirit World in Episode 9, then what’s this?

    “Watch out Jinora, there’s a spirit heading towards you during Friday’s new episode at 8pm/7c!”

    Of course, this could be a spirit in the physical world, but how?

    • BlastedSeafood

      Source: Official Legend of Korra Facebook page

    • Ace

      Do you remember when Jinora said something along the lines of, “These Spirits are so much more beautiful than they are back home” in the clip from the previous post? (Clip of Jinora in the Spirit World from Episode 10 ‘The Spiritual Age’) Well I think this is what she may have of been referring to. I mean, is it just me or is the scene behind her not the Air Temple Island steps that have been shown in many scenes, such as the fight against the chi-blocker invaders or when Meelo needed to be changed and Lin hung his foot from a wire saying, “This wasn’t part of the deal!”

      It may be just me, but I think this is the physical world.

    • KorraKorra

      i believe that pic is from episode 10.

      • dingering

        But the Facebook website says, “there’s a spirit heading towards you during Friday’s new episode at 8pm/7c!”, implying that this episode is tomorrow’s episode 7.

        • KorraKorra

          oh, my bad i didn’t know.
          thanks for clarifying.

        • dingering

          *episode 9*

    • AAH MY CABBAGES!!!

      Jinora’s eyes look weird. Probably no one else noticed but Im really picky when it comes to the animation.

  • Katherine M.

    I honestly do care about the show’s romantic factor. I know love triangles are messy because someone always gets hurt in that situation and are just not preferred. I like that they didn’t go down the “kinda like you, but I won’t admit it for 2 and a half seasons” route. Korra and Mako aren’t shy like Katara and Aang are (well, mostly Aang). I’m also glad they broke up only because they won’t define themselves by their relationship. Up until the breakup, Mako was a pushover, and he isn’t actually a pushover. He was just trying to be patient but Korra never really seemed to be aware of how she treats him. Neither of them wanted to breakup but they were constantly conflicting. When they do reunite sometime in Book 2 (which everyone is assuming is “Night of a Thousand Stars”), they’ll be stronger characters. Mako has developed well so far and no doubt its Korra’s turn. I found this interview between Bryan Konietzko and IGN and he literally said that Korra is supposed to be irritating and compared her experience to how Zuko chose to team with Azula and betray Iroh in ATLA’s Book 2 finale. I knew people were way too early to start calling Korra a bad protagonist/bitch. I’m impressed they have managed to present this in a way where its possible to empathize with Korra. Most people didn’t catch on to that though.

    • crystalline

      I agree. I actually like the romantic factor its more entertaining and drama is interesting.

      • Kailee

        Agreed :D

      • KorraKorra

        Agreed! I gives more drama and tension to the story.

    • Pokefan9150

      I couldn’t agree more with what you said about how people view Korra. I honestly always thought she was badass. But, the problem is if a girl acts rash or is hotheaded shes called a bitch and if a guy has the same personality he’s loved. What the fuck? I couldn’t like Chapter 6 because Korra wasn’t in it. If she were on that motorboat fighting the hoodlums she would’ve kicked their fake-Italian accent out their ass. I like not seeing her in Wan’s episode though, well because Wan is just awesome and his story was inspiring (well for me) Korra is just badass, and a master when it comes to fighting. Why hate on her? Because girls can’t have a bit of an attitude? (And that’s coming from a guy)

      • Karlyn

        I know right! “The Sting” was SOOO boring without Korra!! And yea Mako sucked while fighting those fuckin hoodlums…. if it were Korra she would’ve just blasted their ass right off that damn boat. Korra is so awesome and I really don’t have any problems with her.

        • Pokefan9150

          It’s just sad people can’t keep a good perspective on her.

          • Karlyn

            Yea and every character isn’t perfect. Korra has her flaws (i mean who doesnt) but she still is the best character in the show.

          • Pokefan9150

            Ooh Man! I’m so hyped for this Friday! Gonna see her again! And I’m so excited to see Tenzin and hopefully Kya and Bumi.

        • Jack Spaulding

          Sad people forget it was late at night, with a bright moon(Fire at its weakest- Water at is peak), on A FLIPIN’ OCEAN, surrounded by his native element!!
          C’mon people! They have already shown how skilled Mako is, and I am sure no wimp would be a prominent member of the Triple Traids.

          • Jack Spaulding

            What I didn’t like – Is how Mako left Asami alone with a firebending crook! Hah

          • Katherine M.

            He was just picking his 12 toes… and she’s no damsel anyway.

          • Karlyn

            If Mako is that skilled then he would be able to kick ass no matter where he is.

          • Pokefan9150

            Agreed

      • KorraKorra

        i agree, Korra’s attitude give personality to the show — especially a fight scene.
        Korra is awesome in my opinion.

      • Kyle Edgecomb

        Didnt like chapter 6 cause Korra wasnt in it? You know i remember the episode Zuko Alone, and aang wasnt even in it, and it was a great episode

        • Pokefan9150

          Yeah, because Zuko is an interesting character and the episode focused on his backstory and what made him this way. The Sting was just Mako and Asami trying to figure out the bad boys in one of the most boring ways possible.

          • Kailee

            Yea I agree. Zuko was such an interesting character and the flashbacks that were in that episode really helped me understand his character more.

          • Pokefan9150

            They made you care for him, I didn’t care at all about Mako or his investigation, or at least the episode didn’t made me interested. I just liked the end of the episode when I finally saw other people with traditional clothes (fire sages) and Korra.

  • Nico

    Hey guys Bryan just posted this on his blog.

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    Howdy everyone!

    Korra is back on this week, kicking off the month-long homestretch of Book 2. And what would Book 2 be without another new time? All of the remaining airings of Korra will start at 8pm/7c until Book 2 is over. Here’s the breakdown:

    Friday, Nov. 1, 8:00pm – Episode 9

    Friday, Nov. 8, 8:00pm – Episode 10

    Friday, Nov. 15, 8:00pm – Episodes 11 & 12 (one hour!)

    Friday, Nov. 22, 8:00pm – Episodes 13 & 14 (one hour finale!)

    So you can see with those two one-hours it made more sense to start at 8:00, and to just air the rest all at the same start time.

    Hard to believe it is almost over. These episodes, especially the last four, pack a serious wallop, so those are going to be two incredibly dense, juicy one-hours. It has been a long, hard road to get these episodes finished. In fact, we’re still finishing the last one! It’s always down to the wire with us. Have a fun, safe Halloween and I hope you enjoy the back end of Book 2!

    Love, Bryan

    • Kailee

      NOO! I don’t want Legend of Korra to end! Don’t get me wrong i love 1 hour specials but this season is going by to fast!

      • Mfeliz

        I just hope we don’t have to wait forever for book 3.

        • Nico

          Yes this is what I’m most curious about. If we have to wait another year for book 3 I’m going to be mad. Heres hoping for like a April – June release date.

          • Kyle Edgecomb

            Well they have been working on book 3 alongside book 2, so its possible they might get it out in spring or summer…..book 4 i think they should truly take their time on to give us a truly great finale series to Avatar Korra, and crossing my fingers that they make another story focusing on the avatar after korra

  • Lena27L

    I personally am Makorra all the way, I just want the writers to create a balance between the romance story arcs and the main plot. ATLA did a very good job of this but LOK is aimed towards a slightly more mature audience. Since its focusing on older teens instead of kids, i think there has to be a romantic aspect to it–its just more realistic. I just wish the writers made Makorra into something that fans could enjoy rather than this pissy hormonal immature fighting. They could have developed the relationship between the two but instead they only showed the official initiation of their relationship, skipped 6 months right to where they start fighting. Why?? Of course almost all teen relationships come to an end, they’re bound to get sick of each other or start fighting for some reason. But why so soon? Someone on here called Mako and Korra soul mates. I wish I could agree with that but I can’t because we didn’t get to see their relationship develop past the end of book 1. There’s no proof they’re anything more than the usual teen crush. I wish the writers didn’t end it so soon so we could have seen that development. Then again, they’re trying to balance between two audiences, one more mature than the other. They probably couldn’t show anything that goes on in a real relationship because younger kids are watching. Its just annoying in general. They managed to keep romance in ATLA to a minimum but still there. If the creators aren’t gonna focus on the aspects of romance that are actually fun to watch then why put it on at all? The fighting and immaturity is just plain irritating, no one wants to see that.

    • Mfeliz

      I agree, I want a balance too. I also don’t enjoy some of the fighting but I don’t think Korra is like this with only Mako. She sort of reacts this way with others like her father and Tenzin. So I just see it as part of Korra’s character development. She has to learn how to deal with people who don’t see things her way, don’t do what she says right away, and not take her stress out on others. She has to learn to be more patient, and take time to think before she acts (don’t get me wrong I am not saying she has to change her “badassness” which makes her special). Plus, like Katherine M. said in her comment Mako needed to establish himself outside of this relationship. They have to learn to communicate and be a team.

  • Kyle Edgecomb

    Mako might pop in to help Korra battle Unalaq and Vaatu…and maybe mako gets hurt which causes her to go into avatar state and lose control

    • AHH MY CABBAGES!!!

      Never thought of that good theory! :D

  • Lena27l

    I think that people are so quick to judge Korra, Mako and Asami but they’re forgetting these are teenagers and everyone matures at different lengths. Some people are hating on Korra for being all aggressive towards others. She’s stressed out, her family and friends in the South are in mortal danger. While I can’t help but be annoyed with her too, I try to keep things in perspective. Some people are saying that Mako is a douche for rating out Korra to the president but they don’t get that he has a job, responsibilities. Also he’s the only one who realized what a bad idea hijacking the United Republic army from the President’s control would be. The president is in charge and he wanted to stay neutral. The plan Varrick came up with would have screwed them over, would have made the Southern Water Tribe a enemy to the United Republic and would have shown the world that the Avatar is impulsive and doesn’t have regard for the law (which is kinda true). Mako was totally right in stopping it. Imagine if someone wanted to help a country in trouble and decided to wrest a battalion from US army’s control without asking President Obama. Sounds kinda stupid, no? Granted, Korra’s family is in serious danger so she’s under pressure and is gonna be her impulsive, forceful self. But Mako was just looking out for her as well as everyone else who was in on it (his brother and Asami). You realize now that Varrick knew the repercussions and was probably trying to get them in trouble? People are also hating on Mako for kissing Asami a week after Korra left. Asami is giving him what Korra didn’t and as mature as he is, he’s still a guy. I don’t know many guys who would turn down a pretty girl who was coming onto them. I’m guessing he’ll feel guilty later. People are hating on Asami for moving in on Mako. Honestly, if I had past history with a guy as good-looking, mature and nice as Mako who just turned single, I’d be tempted too. Also she’s probably looking for something good in life since she’s lost everything. Mako is one of the only things from her past (before her father revealed himself for who he was and changed everything) that still remains in her life. She’s prob looking for someone strong to be there for her. At the same time, its pretty uncool to move in on a friend’s ex when they just broke up a week ago. I don’t know, I’m just saying look at it from all sides.