YOI theory time???
So yeah I had a theory that when Yuri said “Let’s end this.” he meant his career along with Viktor. But after reading something about the OP, “History Maker”, now I’m actually more convinced about my second theory coming true. A lot of other people have thought about this being possible, but my reasoning for it is just a tad bit different that other people.
So one of the lyrics in the song says “We were born to make history.” and then goes off to awesome music mode and the title card of the show plays. But if the lyrics are first from Yuri and go to Viktor, then I think that the line means that Yuri will make history, along with Viktor.
I think by saying “Let’s end this” Yuri meant that Viktor and him should end their whole “coach and student” sorta thing because Yuri wants Viktor to skate again. He still seems to have a passion for it, so why not continue it? Yuri doesn’t want to feel like a burden on Viktor, so after his final skating routine in the Grand Prix Final, Yuri and Viktor will end their whole coach and student thing, but not their relationship.
But maybe Viktor doesn’t want to skate just by himself. He needs Yuri to stay close to him….so Yuri also doesn’t end his career. They both become skaters representing their own countries, and are rivals on the ice. However, off the ice they are lovers.
And I don’t know if many have seen, but the official art for YOI’s OST but BOTH Viktor Yuri in a completely different outfit, ones we haven’t EVER seen before. It looks like this:
Like why would they include this outfit on the OST? I think that these specific outfits will be what Yuri is shown wearing at the end of the episode, maybe along with Viktor in his own outfit, and they are competitors on the ice in some skating competition. Call that a crazy call…however they do have a whole character design thingy for Yuri in this outfit (I can’t find it but his outfit is teal, gold, and black).
Why do I think they’ll be competitors on ice? Well remember this scene in episode 8?
Viktor never gives an answer and pivots the entire question onto Yurio later, but this scene always seemed weird to me. I pointed this out before, but now I am even more confident in believing that Yuri becomes an ACTUAL fellow competitor on the ice. (Plus, Kubo, the writer of the series, said that she’s working on a season 2…if you didn’t know. THAT DOESN’T mean it’s for certain, but there is a possible YOI season 2 in the making).
And in episode 1, Yuri’s friend says something like this:
2 times in the show, they have mentioned Yuri going against Viktor. I know it’s kinda not may many times, but they’ve hinted this before, so I don’t see how this could not be a possibility…
If you have watched Free!, in the end of season 2, we get a scene of Haru and Rin competing against each other on a professional level. So maybe we get a scene similar to that, but only with Viktor and Yuri in the end. Probably Viktor and Yuri in the last few minutes or seconds of the episode 12 are about to start skating against each other, and then the episode ends…and that’s how the season ends…
So that’s another way I think the series could finish off!