So I have been sitting on a couple of theories and I think I have the finale sussed out but first my Makkiachin theory :0
Off the bat since Makkiachin is an old dog (11years ish) it is undoubtable that he will die at some point in the series :(
But I think his death is going to play a major part later in the season. Which I’ll extended upon my in my finale theory.
So first of Yuri gets to the call and its pretty much the nail in the coffin already.
Yuri is terrified in this moment. He has been here before, he has heard these same words before. This is why we get the flashback of Viccichan shrine.
This flashback could also be seen as a foreshadowing of Makk’s death reflecting Viccichans death.
Then Mari says this…..
Look at Yuri’s face he’s in shock, the sweat, the gaping mouth & lack of eye’s. Yuri is making a tough choice.
Mari is apologising, she knows Yuri has done this before and its hard for him.
She is probably asking if they want to put Makkachin down or to wait for him to come back and say goodbye.
Yuri knows there is not enough time left that’s why he rushes Victor into a decision.
Yuri is demanding he knows there is no time left. Which intensifies the seriousness of Makkachins condition.
Yuri is going to be nervous next ep it is a big thing to go into a event like this without anyone there to support him.
Literally when I saw this at the beginning of the ep I was like I’m so dam happy he has Victor there the support him.
And trust me Yakov is trouble I’ll explain in another post.
So instead of keeping Victor by his side, he sends Victor away as he knows that this is better in the long run.
He’s giving Victor a chance to say goodbye, a chance he never got.
No matter if Victor gets there on time or even if Makk lives, this death experience will affect Victor.
There will be and already has been a change in Victors behaviour due to Makks potential death.
Victor is in a state of shock
He has childless innocence here, like he is not prepared for what’s about to happen.
Here he looks torn between his love for Yuri (he knows Yuri would do better with his support) and his oldest friendship with Makkachan.
This anime has already broken so many boundaries dealing with a bigger character death wouldn’t be a surprise. It is an important message/lesson to the audience and characters. A part of growing up.
Victor could go downhill as Yuri did before the Grand Prix Finale.
The two are reflecting one another’s actions as much of the fore shadowing’s shown Yuri’s becoming more like Victor(Eos) and Victors becoming more gentle like Yuri.
We are going to see a emotional angst Victor we have seen Yuri go through the emotions now its Victors turn.
Stay tuned for more theory posts :)