‘Remember? When we were kids, Clary and I, you brought us here. We roasted marshmallows. Clary got one stuck in her hair. And Jocelyn had to cut it out. Yeah? Clary cried, like, the whole way home because she thought she looked like a boy. But you told her that she was still beautiful, and that you would always love her.’
Really. At first I was really taken aback at how cruel and cold Yuri was in this scene; not acting even a little bit flustered, worried or regretful that he made Victor cry, but instead moving his bangs out of the way to watch Victor cry in more detail.
And yet…Yuri isn’t cold, and he’s even had more exaggerated reactions to less: like in ep04, where he touches Victor’s hair and Victor pretends to feel depressed about it. Yuri even bows on the ice as an apology.
So here? I think it’s that Yuri is so so steeped in his issues he never considered Victor would take telling him to go back to skating as something negative, much less hurtful.
In fact, when Victor brushes his hand away and tells him he’s mad, that’s when Yuri finally reacts, getting emotional…but in a confused way. He really did think Victor never planned to stay with him forever. He really thinks Victor doesn’t want to be with him, so he isn’t able to comprehend this sadness.
So here, Yuri isn’t being cold to Victor’s suffering…he likely didn’t realize the tears were of pain. He probably thought Victor was crying because he was relieved and touched about the news.
We’re not actually supposed to believe that there was no signal on
Sherlock’s phone, right? Network irregularities aside, either most
phones work in the lab or most don’t, and Sherlock would have
switched networks ages ago if this were a persistent problem easily fixed. Further,
he surely knew Mike’s phone-keeping habits already.
Pretending no signal is his first little manipulation of John, a deliberate attempt to extract something more from him. And that’s a quick decision being made in this gif. Notice how his eyes linger when he looks back down? So intrigued.
[I’m sure this is established already but it’s just occurred to me.]
“We all have one thing in common - we want to be loved for who we are. We need to celebrate our differences. For instance, I’m gay. I’m not bragging about it but I’ve always been afraid to say it and I’m not anymore. I want this place to be a safe space where everyone feels free to be themselves. Welcome to Degrassi.”