You know what made me the happiest about this episode? The fact that we didn’t see the bullcrap where Victor makes it in time for Yuuri’s performance.
We didn’t need Victor to be there. We knew. We saw Yuuri work with Yakov (who is a big softie tbh). We saw Yurio and Yuuri have the purest friendship.
But most of all, we saw this. We saw Victor’s love for this man, waiting for him in his home country, with the dog they both love (praise Jesus he is alive), with his hands wide open.
This was the most beautiful episode of anime I have ever seen. I have watched anime for 8 years, and Yuri!!! On Ice beats them all. Every single time.