Like, I know people are worried about yuri on ice, but listen:
- the entire episode was written to keep the audience in suspense by having yuuri go first and fuck up a bit and then intentionally watch his competition score higher than they ever have before (save for JJ, who needed to be taken down all the pegs)
-it also serves as motivational reason for yuuri to kill it next episode
-the episode was intentionally written to keep the audience tuned in and anxious for the next very very very important episode
-while this trick usually falls flat or isn’t as impactful in lesser shows, yuri on ice is actually well written so this tactic was ACTUALLY EFFECTIVE FOR FUCKING ONCE
-the teaser for the next episodes are always intentionally misleading, out-of-context, and made to get the audience to come back
-the next episode IS LITERALLY THE FUCKING SEASON/(possible?)SERIES FINALE LIKE THEY GUNNA GET THE AUDIENCE AS RAMPED UP AS THEY CAN FOR IT CAUSE WHY WOULDN’T THEY???
-they gotta interject some angst and worry otherwise the final payoff will not be anywhere near as satisfying for the viewer no matter how well written because a cloud of happy after a literal PLANET’S WORTH OF HAPPY IS NOT AS EFFECTIVE WITHOUT A BIT OF TURBULENT WEATHER
So have faith my friends. I have complete trust in this writing team to deliver a satisfactory conclusion. I have no worry about Victor and Yuuri’s relationship because making it do a 180 in literally two episodes for the angst and for literally no good reason is a gimmick for a lesser show and not something with this much build up and care put into it. Our two sweet sweet boys are gunna be happy and together by season’s end, I bet my hat on it.
In short, episode twelve is going to be choice and getting worried over episode 11 and the teaser is falling into a clever, well-written, age-old trap of getting the audience back for the finale. This is a good show with a good team who haven’t fucked us over yet and I don’t think they’ll do it now!