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My friend’s report/observations  about Tessa and Scott - “SOI Hamilton and London”

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I went to CSOI last weekend and here are some things I noticed!


Opening: Even though they’re not always skating together all the time, they still seem to be aware of where each other are on the ice. They had some cute little dancing together moments. Once he was being goofy, and she was laughing at him. While they wait to be introduced they stand there talking and laughing with each other the entire time. At first, when they got into this position on the ice, he pulled her towards him and was saying something into (and/or kissing?) the side of her head very closely. Then they pulled back a little, and it was like they’re having an entire conversation about something, oblivious to the rest of the group or the arena full of people. The look on her face looking up at him was so sweet during that time. Her eyes were “smiling” at him. She looked so happy whenever she looked at him, both then, and other times when they were just skating around, or coming out of a lift. It’s funny when they pretend like Scott doesn’t know Kurt is going to dance with her during the official introduction. Kurt looks over her shoulder to make sure Scott isn’t paying attention before. Then when Scott comes over “mad” and pulls them apart, Kurt acts like he didn’t mean anything and wasn’t trying to cause any trouble. As they were leaving the ice to go through the tunnel, Scott put his hands on Tessa’s shoulders and squeezed a few times, before running his hands down the back of her arms.

How Will I Know: He likes to run his fingers through her hair and bring it towards his face with his eyes closed (like he’s done before in Hallelujah and ITM). She also had her hand in his hair during the one handed jump lift. In the Ina bauer I noticed she had put her hand on his inner thigh. I was like, oh, ok. Didn’t see that before, lol. The end hug and spin around is cute. It’s like they end with the sad program apart, but that’s not how they want to “end’ it, so they have to hug to make it ok again. When they left the ice, he put his arm around her shoulders, and she put her arm around his waist in that side snuggly hug they do while all smiles to each other.

Intermission: Someone made what I would consider a shippy type video to the Ellie Goulding song used in 50 Shades of Grey, which is played before they come out on the ice. It’s just different shots of them skating from previous SOI shows, but the parts they picked to use are all of their more sensual moments, and whoever made it seemed to coincide specific lyrics to certain movements… lol. Their speech was the normal joking speech they do, but they were still cute in how they play off each other. They left the ice holding hands. Speaking of, sometimes I was amazed at how fast they could find each other’s hand. They would not be touching, and all the sudden they were holding hands and I never saw it happen. They were like magnets!

Hip Hip Chin Chin: This part is so funny. Scott was playing his part so well, and when they stood close together, I know it was just the “choreography” but you could feel the electricity between them. They were perfect for those roles.

Good Kisser: Other than the entire point/meaning of the program being what it is, I didn’t notice anything too different than we’ve already seen. He seems to really get into kissing her neck and upper chest though, lol. More than I noticed before. At the end they actually kissed, not just the faces really close together/not quite kissing, but actual mouths together. Then when they were leaving the ice holding hands, she reached up to grab onto his arm with her opposite hand, and just held onto his arm until I couldn’t see them anymore.

Supertramp: A cute part is at the end, he asks for her forgiveness and she agrees so they hug. This hug looked more like a big classic V/M hug more than in the characters though. Then after the hug, he grabbed her hand to kiss it. She kind of started to skate away, but he was still kissing her hand like skating after her, lol.

Finale: The best part was when the guy partners did their lift at the end with the girls on their shoulders. The other two guys put their girls down, and Tessa started to get down as well, but he wouldn’t let her. She was just kinda hanging there with her legs dangling, and he was still holding her up like he was teasing her he wasn’t going to let her get down, lol. Obviously he did eventually and they did their hug and said a few things to each other before moving on to the next part. It looks like they talk a lot out there to each other in the opening and closing numbers. In part of the bows, they skated to the center of the ice, then she skated ahead of him and he “presented” her. He clapped as she smiled and waved, and then when she started coming back to him, he kissed his hand, and immediately grabbed onto her hand with the one he just kissed, LOL!

Overall impressions: Watching them in person is so much better for everything, both skating and in relation to their interactions with each other. I mean, it’s the normal stuff we see on video, with all their cute little moments, but it’s exponentially bigger in person. You can really feel the connection they have with one another. It doesn’t just look like choreography a lot of the time, or even something that’s just happened from skating together for 18 years… what they have feels so innate and genuine in what they feel for each other by how they look at, touch and interact with each other.

He’s so gentle with her and literally feels like he treats her like a princess. Like she’s the most important thing in the world. He’s completely focused on her whenever they’re out there together. Something I also noticed more watching them live is how much he presents her. He is always making sure she’s in the spotlight. When they’re together, he doesn’t care about himself. It’s all about her, and how she looks and that she’s safe and protected and appreciated. It really is something beautiful to watch.

She also seems to get more relaxed around him, it’s like she can completely let go and just be 100% herself. Yeah, she can still dance around and have fun with the others, but when she’s next to him is different. Her shoulders relax down and expression and demeanor change as soon as they make that connection. And you can tell she completely trusts him, because she knows he’ll keep her safe. It was like she melts towards/into him every time he’s by her. She can be completely confident skating by herself like in the opening to GK… but then as soon as he comes by her, it seems like she just has to be right next to or touching him.

They appear to have some sort of a gravitational pull towards each other. Sometimes it’s like there’s an invisible string connecting them, that keeps them within a certain proximity to each other, and they always bounce back… like a yo-yo. It’s not like any other skating couple I’ve ever watched before.

Some other observations: In London both families (Moir’s and Virtue’s) were there as well. Scott’s parents and grandfather were sitting near the ice,  and the rest of Scott’s family were sitting up in a different section with Tessa’s family.

I could also see Kaitlyn Lawes from where I was sitting (she was in the same section as Tessa’s family) and she did not seem to be enjoying the show at all. She sat there on the end of the aisle, kind of slumped over, and just drank her drink and watched without smiling. She barely talked with anyone around her, or his family at all. I thought she was friends with some of the other skaters, but I never saw her clap for anybody once. At intermission she stood up while his family was all talking and laughing, but no one was talking to her. She left and came back after their speech with another drink, and sat pretty much the same way the entire second half. She seemed bored. I didn’t even see her clapping at the end. I know she’s been to a few shows, but it was a really good show, and you would think there would be something there that would keep her interest. I was surprised… I thought she would at least clap out of politeness or respect, or at least when it was over, since she definitely did not seem to be enjoying it, lol. I saw her again with his family later, and she looked kind of awkward standing there, with no one talking to her. A few people did every once in awhile, but it seemed like they were just trying to be polite. JMO/observation.