GUYS. VICTOR IN THAT INTERVIEW. VICTOR IN THE FIRST EPISODE. IN THAT INTERVIEW. DOUBTING WHEN ASKED WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO THE FOLLOWING YEAR. LOOKING SO BROKEN.
VICTOR. WHO HAD ENJOYED THIS.
AND THEN HAD BEEN ASKED THIS.
BUT THEN HAD BEEN REJECTED THE DAY AFTER WITHOUT A MISERABLE EXPLANATION.
VICTOR WAS STILL THINKING ABOUT COACHING YUURI MONTHS AFTER THIS ALL HAPPENED. SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING THE OFFER, ONLY STOPPED BY THE FACT THAT YUURI HAD SAID GOODBYE IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY.
SO WHEN HE SAW THE VIDEO.
HE SAW THE CHANCE. HE SAW THAT MAYBE THAT HAD NOT BEEN REJECTION AFTER ALL. AND COACHING YUURI WAS EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED. THAT WAS WHAT KEPT HIM SO SAD. HE DIDN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT TWICE.
ALSO. THE ONSEN ON ICE?
THAT WAS NOT HIS ORIGINAL IDEA. THAT WAS BASED ON THIS.
AND YURIO KNEW. YURIO WAS THERE AT THE BANQUET. HE KNEW WHERE THE ONSEN ON ICE IDEA CAME FROM.
THEY BOTH HAD SEEN THAT ONCE. AND THEY BOTH WANTED IT AGAIN.
EPISODE 10 HAS SO MANY DETAILS I WONDER IF I WILL EVER BE SATISFIED ANALYZING IT. I LOVE IT.
Also sorry about the caps I’m just too excited about everything.
EDIT: Well everyone’s telling me the commemorative photo was before the banquet and it’s making more and more sense as I think of it. Sorry guys, the emotion of the moment. Still, it doesn’t change much about my meta, as others have pointed out. Yuuri just vanished after the banquet and didn’t make it to any other international competition throughout the year. He didn’t even try to contact Victor. Still no explanation why for the Russian legend.
The feeling that this left Victor with is mainly the same. That wonderful guy who asked him to go to his home place and coach him is suddenly not skating anymore. He’s nowhere. Imagine Victor longing to see him in the Four Continents Championship. And then in the World Championship. If he made it to the Grand Prix Final that must mean he was one of the six best skaters of the year, even if his performance there was not the best to prove it. He was definitely expected to be in other international competitions of the season. Victor was expecting him to be there. But the guy just never showed up again. IMAGINE THE FEELING.
And the rest of the story goes mainly as described above~