Holy SHIT, I know we’re all pretty totaled in the feelings department. BUT let’s take a moment to appreciate how this show handles minor characters’ development too.
They could have just as easily focused on only the “main competitors” that we’ve already seen and become acquainted with, but no, instead they give us scenes like this in an episode that’s already filled to the brim with ships.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I really enjoyed watching Yurio evolve as a character in this episode, and also see that we weren’t just introduced in passing to Otabek. We get Viktor’s view on him, but then later we see him actually interact with Yurio, and in the same scene we are given a backstory that creates a bond between us and the character.
This show continues to surprise me and it makes me cry with happiness every time.