I don’t know if it’s been talked about before, but I wonder if Pearl’s ‘defect’ is her iridescence. The other pearls we’ve seen were all one color, not the mix of pastels CG Pearl is, that lovely combo of pink, blue, and yellow.
Fogbows are like rainbows without color.
Also known as white rainbows, you can
only see them in the fog if the sun is at
your back. Though rare, they occur
when water droplets that would normally
form a rainbow are too small to reflect
the light wavelengths that create colors. SourceSource 2Source 3
Okay but can we talk about the fact that even Victor has insecurities?
And this is huge because Victor knows that he’s beautiful, and he knows that he’s irresistible, and he knows that he’s extremely skilled and he knows that no one can hold a candle to his skating and we’d be ready to think he’s confident about literally every part of himself.
But then it turns out that even the great Victor himself has things he’s self-conscious about - his receding hairline, or more accurately, his age.
Because he may be only 27 but that’s old for figure skaters and he should really be retiring now. His body won’t be flexible for very long now and soon he just won’t be able to keep up the skating class and quality he had had for his entire life. And it very much seems like he doesn’t have much more in his life than skating and once that’s over, he’ll be nothing but an ex-figure skater with a dog and absolutely no plans for the rest of his life.
And his hair is a reminder of that fact. It’s a reminder that once he stops being the best, he’ll have to quit skating because the moment someone beats him on the podium he will become irrelevant because he’s just too old and it’s time for the next generation to shine. And remember that he’s surrounded by people who are younger than him and he’s the oldest (iirc) skater in the senior division. The pressure he’s facing is extreme.
Maybe I’m reading too far into this but keep reading if you think you might feel the same about what the show is trying to say.
Don’t listen to those people who suggest you should be ‘over it’ by now. The people who squawk the loudest about such things have almost never had to get over anything. Or at least not anything that was genuinely, mind..soul-crushingly life altering.