so before they move to russia they go back to japan and stay for a while, and end up spending through new years’ there
they invite yurio with too bc new years’ at yuuri’s is lit like literally there’s so much fireworks and while it’s nothing compared to big fireworks displays in st. petersburg, both viktor and yuuri know that yurio lowkey appreciates the small but close celebration
because he needs friends
you know the usual endings pre-episode 10? THAT
it gives them plenty of time to say goodbye to his friends and family
you can practically hear minako weeping
they’re all jelly because yuuri’s moving in with his beau heyooo
also: yuuri and viktor get to show off their matching rings to the rest of the fam besides minako and mari
“guess who got engaged in barcelona?”
the triplets are hounding viktor and yuuri for pictures and they don’t mind they’re just so happy to be together and skate together forever wow
they also spend this time looking at apartments/condos over there in russia and ofc yuuri’s clueless because he’s only been there once and viktor takes this time to flash his sparkling puppy dog eyes in excitement
he gets to show yuuri around st. petersburg and he’s never been more happy
they settle on a place by the beach, just around where viktor used to live before he moved to hasetsu bc it reminds yuuri of his place back in japan
on that note: cue the sappy tourist montages and instagram spam
lots and lots of couple pictures per viktor’s request (not that yuuri minds, of course)
lol imagine all the restaurants viktor wants to take yuuri to just to see him try the new food
it’s literally the cutest ever viktor will point out every little thing that reminds him of something yuuri will for sure enjoy
and it’s great bc st. petersburg used to be so dull– for viktor, it was the same thing every day but now he has yuuri and everything seems so much more lively and he can’t stop thinking about all the stuff they’ll do and see and try together
viktor’s just a giant sappy romantic okay
and let’s not forget the most important part of moving into their new place……… the decorating. the shopping.
“From the beginning you and the dragon had been one. You are becoming, and the dragon is your higher self.”
The way this show is currently paralleling Will Graham and Francis Dolarhyde is absolutely brilliant. The above conversation is even more significant when you consider Bedelia telling Will that he is capable of righteous violence because he is compassionate, and that extreme acts of cruelty require high levels of empathy, certainly something Will is in no short supply of.
Dolarhyde is not killing his victims because he wants to inflict pain upon them. In his madness he believes he is helping them. He believes he is elevating them to their higher selves by giving them to the darkness within himself that he calls the dragon. This is righteous violence. This is his compassion. But Hannibal knows that this darkness is something that has been inside him all along, and this harkens back to Will at the end of season 2. As he attempted to trick and trap Hannibal, Will unlocked a part of his nature that has always been present, and is just as natural to him as being sweet and good and kind, which he undoubtedly is. But as he said earlier this season, he never knew himself more than he did when he was with Hannibal.
And speaking of which, as soon as Dolarhyde said this:
I was immediately reminded of this:
Molly is to Will as Reba is to Dolarhyde. Through her he has found an escape from the darker side of himself. He consumed the Blake painting because he wanted to desperately to be someone else for her. He wants to step away from the darkness and into the light, but to do so would be to deny half of his true self, and Hannibal is dependent on him embracing that darkness at this point.
Hannibal’s ethics and motivations are fascinating. He is undeniably capable of experiencing love, but the nature of that love and the nature of who he is twists it and turns it into a truly destructive force. He likes testing people, he likes placing them in situations where they have a choice to do right or wrong to see which they will choose, and he is no stranger to a good old game of cat and mouse. But his motivations with Dolarhyde go a bit deeper than that… I believe he thinks if he can help Dolarhyde become his higher self, if he can help him become the dragon, then he can help Will come around again too. He can pull him away from his family (the family that he believes is a poor replacement for the family they were creating together) and back into his orbit.
A striking difference between the canon of the books and what took place on the show is that Hannibal did not send Dolarhyde after Will AND his family… he only sent him after Molly and Walter. Hannibal doesn’t want Dolarhyde to kill Will in this universe, but he is unbelievably jealous and wants Will’s new family out of the picture as soon as possible. This isn’t simply about playing a game out of boredom for him. In the end it all comes down to his deep and twisted love for Will Graham.
Will and Molly love one another, there is no doubt about that, but we are being shown through visual subtext and absolutely blatant and heavy handed dialogue that Will and Hannibal belong together. They are two sides of the same coin, but Will’s true destiny to be with Hannibal cannot be realized until he learns to, once again, give in to his own becoming.
Will wanted to run away with Hannibal not only because they were friends, or because they truly do love one another on a deep and profound level, but because through Hannibal, Will found his freedom. His transformation at the end of season 2 also felt very deliberate, it began as a premeditated plan to capture Hannibal after all, but it resulted in Will discovering the true nature of the beast residing in his own belly. A part of him will always want to be with Hannibal, will always wish they had run away together all those years ago, and I guess only time (aka the final two episodes) will tell if that part of himself will be victorious in the end.
Do you still believe there is more to Robron's story?even after hearing about boring twists like Adam making a move on Vanessa again. Everything seems really predictable right now.
Yeah I have to say I am a little disappointed that they’re going there with the Adam/Vanessa thing again. I’m going to hold out judgement on it until I actually see it though. I hope it’s just a kiss and that they don’t actually end up sleeping together because Vic really does deserve better than that. But both Adam and Vanessa are going to be in pretty bad places so it could happen.
As for Robron, I am still convinced that there is more coming. I’ve seen a lot of theories floating around, and to be honest I’ve been able to see parts of most of them working at one point or another. I keep bouncing between theories right now so I’m not going to hang my hat on any of them as being ‘the one.’ I’ve done that too many times now and always been wrong, lol.
But whilst I don’t know which theory I am most on board with right now I am pretty certain there is more to this SL than we are seeing right now. There are just too many inconsistencies for me. I can understand a couple of things just not adding up, with the amount of people that work on the show I can see how easy it is for things to slip through the cracks, writers not knowing the characters, or just forgetting things (Kerry and her diabetes) but it’s been a continuous stream of things that just don’t add up. Characters doing/saying things that just seem off. Things being said one day, and then the opposite coming out the next.
I know a lot of people will say ‘it’s a soap’ we’ve got to expect this kind of thing, as I said before it’s going to happen occasionally with so many different writers but it’s the whole SL that just doesn’t add up. Add to that the fact that we have heard nothing from anyone about this SL. We always get actor interviews after a major story development, but we’ve had nothing from Ryan or Emily, which is another thing that makes me think that we haven’t had the twist yet.
Personally I believe that there’s more because I refuse to believe that the people that brought us the amazing SL’s we’ve had this past year would be so lazy and sloppy as to give us this tired cheating, baby daddy SL where nothing actually makes any sense. We know they can write amazing stories; Ashley, SSW, Belle and her mental health, Aaron and his abuse SL, Pierce and Rhona. Yep, they do miss the boat sometimes with their smaller, shorter SL’s but with the big stuff, the long running SL’s they get it right. I have to believe that there’s more to this, and they’re going to deliver again.
I swear to god if the writer mess with Isak & Even I will hurt someone 😡
You fuck with Jonas & Eva, also won’t give me Eva & Chris or Eva and Vilda (yes I started shipping after @queenofthesandals brought it to my attention) you fucked with Noora and William don’t push my patience with Isak and Even you can somewhat fuck with my straight ships don’t mess with my gay ones I’m more protective over them