Okay so in Ep. 2 Yuri goes to Japan to get Victor to keep his promise of choreographing his senior debut. Then, when Victor tells Yuri and Yuuri that they will have a competition to see whose coach he will be, Yuri offers up this idea:
And this is Victor’s response:
So after watching the episodes over again, this is something I noticed. In Ep. 10 after the amazing montage of Yuri and Yuuri’s dance-off, we get this:
So to me, this just further proves that Victor was thinking about Yuuri the GPF Banquet a lot over that next year.
And, thus, a love story began!