Tbh, I am still not over this reaction, when Yakov watched Yuri’s FS, directly after the flawless 3A+Lo+3S combinition, just a few moments before the 3Lz+3T. Yakov only took Yuri under his watch for this day because of Victor. Probably he never understood why Victor left him for Yuri, he was pretty mad about it. Until this very moment. Just let this expression sink in. This is a man who watched over Victor Nikiforov for many years, he saw Victor growing up, saw him breaking world records, helped him to set new standards. He was the man who stood in the background while the figure skating world dropped down to Victor’s feet. And still he looked that surprised, that moved when he saw Yuri express his love for Victor through his program. Yakov doesn’t just watch Yuri, he sees him, he sees Yuris devotion to skating and Victor. We know that we get the Yuri-is-not-that-great-of-a-skater-vibe because Yuri sees himself like that. So really look at this old man here who has seen so many skaters in his life. He’s stunned by Yuri Katsuki. Yuri Katsuki is able to surprise a man like Yakov with such a flawed program. Believe me Yuri Katsuki is able to break the FS world record.