Can we talk about how healthy it is that victor and yuuri were shown to get testy with each other in this episode? Like victor was disappointed in yuuri for being standoffish to minami and called him out on it. I’ll say it again. Victor, whose heart belongs to yuuri, still calls yuuri out on his behavior. And yuuri, instead of lashing out at Victor or defending himself irrationally, thinks about Victor’s words and then corrects his behavior. (“GOOD LUCK!”).
Likewise yuuri defies victor and doesn’t perform the modified program, (supposedly because he is stubborn and it’s probably but of a pride thing too) and instead of being angry, victor considers yuuri’s feelings, relates to him (“oh it’s me!”), and offers yuuri his support all the same.
This is so important because this is part of a healthy relationship (and I’m talking romantic and non-romantic). Here, neither of them is looking through love-goggles. One does not find the other “perfect.” One does not coddle the other. One is not dominant and controlling the other. Even yuuri, who idolizes (or at least used to idolize) victor, doesn’t put him on a pedestal. No, instead they call each other out. One doesn’t always follow the other’s wishes. And, even better, they listen to each other and try to understand each other. They respect each other. And that’s so healthy. Omg. I’m so glad this show portrays these little relationship-y things. There are cuddles and hugs and chapped lips. But there are also disagreements and disappointments and bickering. And that’s so important–especially when it comes to love.