I now realize why Victor said “I thought you might need my help a little longer” when Yuuri said “Let’s end this”
Maybe all of this has been said before, but I just had an “AHA” moment, so I wanted to put it into words.
I’ll be honest, this line confused me a bit:
But I realized something.
It was most likely Yuuri’s dream to stand on the same stage as Victor as someone capable/with the same level of skill/treated with the same amount of respect, based on this:
Let’s be clear, Yuuri wanted to compete against Victor when they would be on the same level.
So at first, I was confused when Victor said:
But you know what? I think Victor thought that Yuuri had wanted to be treated like an equal (or maybe even achieve Victor’s level of success now that Victor was out of the playing field). That could be why he wonders why Yuuri is giving up on his own career to keep Victor’s going.
Victor was okay with not competing and with helping Yuuri because he thought that way Yuuri could achieve his dream of being put on a pedestal the way Victor had been, but he didn’t realize that Yuuri didn’t want to do it without Victor.