This moment right here is easily my favorite scene from the episode. Tsukki was so angry with himself for not “stopping more than one spike” that he completely ignored the fact that HE was the one who ultimately brought Karasuno to victory !!!!!! (blocking, tactics, etc.) Even when Ukai calls him the MVP of the game, it’s clear that Tsukki was still upset. It takes his best friend to finally knock some sense into him, and the way Yams does it is brilliant. Someone on tumblr pointed out that this is probably the first time someone’s called Tsukki stupid (That would definitely explain his reaction). Yamaguchi doesn’t sugar coat anything and calls out the situation as it is: “Are you stupid?!” This is coming from the boy who allows no one to badmouth his friend. But this is also coming from the boy watched his friend go from ‘getting a passing grade’ to actually wanting to get better at volleyball. Something like “What are you talking about, Tsukki?” wouldn’t have done a thing. It’s important that we get to see this irritated side of Yams because that shows how much he really cares about him. He knows Tsukki is an amazing player and demands him to be proud of himself. After all, THEY'RE👏🏼 GOING👏🏼 TO👏🏼 NATIONALS👏🏼. Yamaguchi absolutely refuses to let Tsukki put himself down, and if that isn’t being a great friend, I don’t know what is.