Originally Posted by apacolypz
Tenzin was too focused on himself that he was unaware of this own daughters growth. Having her connect and communicate with the spirit world and lead Korra to the portal to me was a nice twist. Her Uncle being unable to open the portal with his own power shows his continuous failure. Now that Korra has entered the spirit world wondering how things will play out. She can beat Unoloq (spl) with no problem.
I think unolaq/vaatu might trick her or something, but then again she does know about his and raava's origins so a bit dicey. She also has an air bender. I really think the portal must be closed from the physical world. unolaq might capture jinora and demand korra release vaatu... who knows?