So, Sara is eavesdropping no? And how many of y'all wanna bet she has no idea why Yuri is suddenly demanding for Victor to leave?

To her it must look like a falling out.

She may even gossip about this later.

It may get to the media.

Now imagine Yuuri waking up the next day, knowing Victor won’t be there with him, knowing Makkachin may not have made it through the night, knowing he has to at least make 4th place, and, potentially, having to face the Entirety of Russia’s Wrath because they believe that he selfishly told Victor to gtfo because Yuri thinks he can do it all by himself.

Imagine if THAT is what Episode 9 turns out to be.