OK BUT REAL TALK HERE
HOW COME I DON’T SEE MORE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THAT HUG AND THE MOMENTS THAT LED TO IT, LIKE I KNOW IT’S A DAD X SON MOMENT BUT THAT’S NOT ALL OF IT
WE CAN CLEARLY SEE HOW PANICKED YURIO LOOKS AND HOW HE ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT YUURI, HECK HE WAS BEING A LIL SHIT IN EP 10 WHEN CONFRONTING VIKTOR ABOUT YUURI YET RIGHT NOW HE LOOKS SO TAKEN ABACK???
DO YOU KNOW WHAT I SEE HERE? PAIN. ONE OF THOSE FORCED SMILES YOU MAKE WHEN YOU DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW YOU’RE SAD AND BREAKING INSIDE, AND HE ACTUALLY EVEN CRIED EARLIER IN THE EPISODE BECAUSE OF HOW EASILY YUURI DECIDED TO RETIRE
He answers that it’s Yuuri’s decision yet he looks so pained, so hurt??? We can see how much he meant it when he said he wanted Yuuri to never retire in ep 9
DO YOU SEE THIS SHIT
YURIO LOOKS SO SAD SO MOVED SO EVERYTHING??? AND LIKE IF THIS FACE DIDN’T MAKE HIS AFFECTION FOR YUURI CLEAR ENOUGH THEN HIM TRYING HIS BEST IN HIS ROUTINE WHILE THINKING ABOUT YUURI CERTAINLY DID. PLUS HE’S ALSO SEEING VIKTOR BREAK RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM AND
Viktor just HUGS HIM. Both of them are panicking and Viktor HUGS HIM. This is no normal hug and it’s also not only a dad cheering for son moment, you know what makes this scene so great? The fact that Kubo depicted Viktor’s silent plea and Yurio’s/Victor’s mutual pain so accurately with just actions and expressions. THIS HUG IS NOT JUST VIKTOR SHOWING HIS AFFECTION FOR YURIO, IT’S ALSO ABOUT VIKTOR HUGGING HIM SEEKING COMFORT BECAUSE IT BREAKS HIS HEART TO THINK YUURI WILL RETIRE IF HE WINS GOLD.
Ignore the subs cus that’s just Otabek thinking about his own performance; VIKTOR BURIES HIS FACE INTO YURIO’S SHOULDER DEEPENING THE HUG, MAKING HIS PAIN SO CLEAR AND THIS ENTIRE ACT JUST SCREAMS PLEASE DON’T LET IT HAPPEN. It feels like Viktor is asking Yurio to win, like he needs him to win, and Yurio is even more taken aback thanks to this act. During his performance he even thinks to himself that Yuuri can’t just take Viktor as his coach, break his world record and then retire once getting gold. He can’t just suddenly stop caring and leave everything behind and HONESTLY THIS SCENE IS SO??? GREAT??? HOW??? HOW!!!