The gheyness intensified and it threw all of us off axis but wow the feels in this episode also had to step its game up and slap the fandom on what this series is all about (what wasn’t this a story of how Yuri and Viktor fell in love lol I kid). It was really the last minute of the episode which punched me in the gut.
This season means so much. It’s a beginning, it’s a middle, and it’s an end.
For Yurio, it’s the BEGINNING of his senior
career in the sport. Like Yakov said, he’s been complacent as there was
no one who could outbest him. But he saw how Yuuri skated. Yuuri beat
him before their idol’s eyes. So for Yurio, this is where he shows just
how he’s matured. Also, I like how Yakov commented on him being away
from Yurio. Yes. Yurio cannot live in Viktor’s shadows forever. He’s
idolised him for so long that what he wanted more than anything was for
Viktor to choreograph his debut in the senior division. So him taking
the path of being a ‘prima ballerina’ of the ice skating world, it’s a
deviation from a path where probably, he wouldn’t be able to discover
what his own skating is.
And then this. These were the scenes that
really got me RIP ME IT HAD TO GO ALONG WITH A SCENE OF VIKTOR SKATING:
Cause this is the reality. When figure skaters skate on ice, the moment
looks so beautiful and eternal but the amount of training they had to
undergo the wounds and injuries they have to taste to make those spins
and jumps so easy this sport isn’t really fancy.
Viktor will eventually retire. Yes, Viktor has achieved so much perfection, and with perfection comes the question of what comes next? So yeah, for Viktor, it’s the ’MIDDLE’. Whatever happens amidst this season will determine his career. Retirement? Continue competing? We’ll have to wait.
Finally, Yuri. Oh god, LEMME TALK ABOUT THESE SCENES
LOOK AT HIM AND HIS HANDS HE’S PRAYING AND I COULDN’T HELP BUT PICTURE AN AU WHERE VIKTOR’S DAYS OF LIVING ARE NUMBERED AND THEY SPEND EACH SECOND TRYING TO SAVOUR THEIR LOVE
is running for Yuri. He knows it more than anyone. For this, he has to
give it his all and battler his no. 1 enemy: his self. He has to get
that confidence. He has to get it right this time. He has to make this
his most memorable season. He now has Viktor by his side and he can’t
afford to waste all those trainings. All these pressure he has to
battle–Viktor’s right. Yuuri is no weakling. Which is why I’m just so
loaded with feels my heart might as well do 100000 quads because for
Yuuri, this is his ’FINAL’.
But well, when you put it all together. A beginning. A middle. A final.
It all makes a story. Of finding confidence, the self and chasing dreams.