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* In Episode 10, [[spoiler: we learn that Yuuri [[INeedAFreakingDrink got very drunk]] at the Grand Prix Final banquet, then [[LiquidCourage danced with Yurio, pole-danced with Chris, and tangoed/flirted with Victor]]. He [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember any of it]] when Phichit brings it up at the next Final. However, other partygoers took several photos of Yuuri's drunken activities. Given how quickly other activities by the skaters are shown to spread across the Internet (there's an entire group of obsessive fangirls dedicated to stalking Yurio, and Victor's relocation to Hasetsu is noticed almost instantly), how did Yuuri go nearly a year without seeing any of those photos?]]

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* In Episode 10, [[spoiler: we learn that Yuuri Yuri [[INeedAFreakingDrink got very drunk]] at the Grand Prix Final banquet, then [[LiquidCourage danced with Yurio, pole-danced with Chris, and tangoed/flirted with Victor]]. He [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember any of it]] when Phichit brings it up at the next Final. However, other partygoers took several photos of Yuuri's Yuri's drunken activities. Given how quickly other activities by the skaters are shown to spread across the Internet (there's an entire group of obsessive fangirls dedicated to stalking Yurio, and Victor's relocation to Hasetsu is noticed almost instantly), how did Yuuri Yuri go nearly a year without seeing any of those photos?]]



** In the beginning of episode 2, Victor wakes himself up by sneezing. [[spoiler: Considering that it's nearly impossible to sneeze during sleep, it makes it far more likely that Victor is faking sleep; probably to pose in front of Yuuri, considering that the robe he's wearing looks like it's been arranged to expose about half of his chest. And considering that Victor exposes his nape, which is by the way is an erotic part of Japanese sexuality, it's fairly obvious that Yuuri would get flustered over it. It's also likely that he managed to eavesdropped Yuri and Minako's conversation as well.]]

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** In the beginning of episode 2, Victor wakes himself up by sneezing. [[spoiler: Considering that it's nearly impossible to sneeze during sleep, it makes it far more likely that Victor is faking sleep; probably to pose in front of Yuuri, Yuri, considering that the robe he's wearing looks like it's been arranged to expose about half of his chest. And considering that Victor exposes his nape, which is by the way is an considered erotic part of in Japanese sexuality, it's fairly obvious that Yuuri Yuri would get flustered over it. It's also likely that he managed to eavesdropped Yuri and Minako's conversation as well.]]


* In the first episode, Hasetsu is hit by sudden snow flurries in April; Yuri mentions there was no weather alert, something that would normally be unlikely in RealLife. But think of the expression "it might even snow tomorrow", meaning something seemingly-impossible may happen. So what ''does'' happen the day the snowfall starts? Victor arrives at the hot springs and offers to be Yuri's coach. Also, speaking of expressions, there's a Russian phrase "kak sneg na golovu" ("like a snow [dropping] on your head"), which one can say about something unexpected suddenly happening to them.

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* In the first episode, Hasetsu is hit by sudden snow flurries in April; Yuri mentions there was no weather alert, something that would normally be unlikely in RealLife. But think of the expression "it might even snow tomorrow", meaning something seemingly-impossible may happen. So what ''does'' happen the day the snowfall starts? Victor arrives at the hot springs and offers to be Yuri's coach. Also, speaking of expressions, there's a Russian phrase "kak sneg na golovu" ("like a snow [dropping] on your head"), which one can say about something unexpected suddenly happening to them.



** Taking the above into account, Victor's free program involving the song "Stay Close to Me" and it's [[BilingualBonus lyr]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FE8W3maJUs ics]] start to take on a more meaningful form. [[spoiler: Since the singer is describing their love for whom has "abandoned" him, and is specifically singing about a male lover, then it is likely the intent of his performance was to catch Yuri's attention. Likewise, seeing Yuri perfectly replicate his dance might have lead Victor to believe Yuri was calling back.]]

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** Taking the above into account, Victor's free program involving the song "Stay Close to Me" and it's its [[BilingualBonus lyr]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FE8W3maJUs ics]] start to take on a more meaningful form. [[spoiler: Since the singer is describing their love for whom has "abandoned" him, and is specifically singing about a male lover, then it is likely the intent of his performance was to catch Yuri's attention. Likewise, seeing Yuri perfectly replicate his dance might have lead Victor to believe Yuri was calling back.]]


** The ISU might have cracked down and made people sign NDAs, or resorted to some method to hide it. They've covered up scandals in RealLife so there's precedence for this.

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** The ISU might have cracked down and made people sign NDAs, [=NDAs=], or resorted to some method to hide it. They've covered up scandals in RealLife so there's precedence for this.


** Given that Phichit and the girls had no idea either it seems the others didn't post the pictures or videos online for others to see.

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** Given that Phichit and the girls had no idea either either, it seems the others didn't post the pictures or videos online for others to see.see.
** The ISU might have cracked down and made people sign NDAs, or resorted to some method to hide it. They've covered up scandals in RealLife so there's precedence for this.

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** Given that Phichit and the girls had no idea either it seems the others didn't post the pictures or videos online for others to see.


** Also worth noting that in some parts of the US and Canada, as well as some religions like Catholicism, the engagement ring is worn on the right hand so that the left hand is free for the wedding ring and both can be worn at the same time.



** Not just seen or observed: experienced herself. Lilia is a retired Bolshoi prima ballerina. She knows firsthand the heartbreak of losing the abilities that made her famous due to inevitable, age-related physical changes; and she has had to undergo her own "rebirth" as a teacher/trainer.

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** Not just seen or observed: experienced herself. Lilia is a retired Bolshoi prima ballerina. She knows firsthand the heartbreak of losing the abilities that made her famous due to inevitable, age-related physical changes; and she especially in the Bolshoi, where students are chosen at a young age based on physical aptitude rather than initial skill. She has had to undergo her own "rebirth" as a teacher/trainer.teacher/trainer, and likely several times during her ballet career to keep up with the aggressive pace of Russian style ballet.



* While Yurio isn't the nicest guy around, to put it mildly, it's likely that he didn't know that Yuri's dog had died -- which Yuri was informed about some time before his performance at the Grand Prix Finals, consequently causing him to mess up his performance, and it all leads to the moment when Yurio hears Yuri cry afterwards-- you know the rest. Without knowing those circumstances, to him it appeared that Yuri was crying from self-pity rather than from an accumulation of stress, and it's definitely possible that if he knew about it, he wouldn't have talked Yuri down the way he did. While he may be a jerk, he wouldn't stoop that low.

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* While Yurio isn't the nicest guy around, to put it mildly, it's likely that he didn't know that Yuri's dog had died -- which Yuri was informed about some time before his performance at the Grand Prix Finals, consequently causing him to mess up his performance, and it all leads to the moment when Yurio hears Yuri cry afterwards-- afterwards -- you know the rest. Without knowing those circumstances, to him it appeared that Yuri was crying from self-pity rather than from an accumulation of stress, and it's definitely possible that if he knew about it, he wouldn't have talked Yuri down the way he did. While he may be a jerk, he wouldn't stoop that low.



* If you listen more closely, you'll notice that in the earlier episodes, there are instances when Victor seems to speak in a funny tone/accent, and you might think that he's only being goofy. But keep in mind that at the time, he's still new to living in Japan, and at best his knowledge of their language is rudimentary. Therefore, when he suddenly speaks strangely (like in Episode 2 when he greets a fisherman, and in Episode 3 where he's [[ItMakesSenseInContext promoting tourism for Hasetsu]]), it means that he's genuinely speaking Japanese, and is slightly struggling to speak it properly.

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* If you listen more closely, you'll notice that in the earlier episodes, there are instances when Victor seems to speak in a funny tone/accent, and you might think that he's only being goofy. But keep in mind that at the time, he's still new to living in Japan, and at best his knowledge of their language is rudimentary. Combine this with the fact that canonically, he and Yuri speak English to each other, but within the limitations of the show they speak Japanese for a Japanese audience. Therefore, when he suddenly speaks strangely (like in Episode 2 when he greets a fisherman, and in Episode 3 where he's [[ItMakesSenseInContext promoting tourism for Hasetsu]]), it means that he's genuinely speaking Japanese, Japanese and is the show isn't just using it as a stand-in for English, and he's slightly struggling to speak it properly.


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** Yakov's an unlikely candidate given how well-adjusted the rest of his skaters seem to be, but consider the fact that Yurio takes ''days'' to think of someone who loves him, and the rest of his family for whom he is the sole breadwinner how expensive figure skating is seem to be utterly out of the picture...what HAPPENED?


* Victor's bangs, weird as it may seem, are used to indicate his state of mind. If he's being insincere or is hiding something, his bangs fully cover his left eye, while conversely, if he's being honest -- to Yuri especially -- shots of him will have his bangs parted so his left eye is visible. Scenes where he's emotionally vulnerable and/or showing [[spoiler: his growing affection for Yuri]] usually use shots of his right, the side with no bangs, and show his face completely, like during the [[spoiler:BigDamnKiss]] in Episode 7 or when he and Yuri [[spoiler: exchange rings]] in Episode 10.

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* Victor's bangs, weird as it may seem, are used to indicate his state of mind. If he's being insincere or is hiding something, his bangs fully cover his left eye, while conversely, if he's being honest -- to Yuri especially -- shots of him will have his bangs parted so his left eye is visible. Scenes where he's emotionally vulnerable and/or showing [[spoiler: his growing affection for Yuri]] usually use shots of his right, the side with no bangs, and show his face completely, like during the [[spoiler:BigDamnKiss]] [[spoiler:TheBigDamnKiss]] in Episode 7 or when he and Yuri [[spoiler: exchange rings]] in Episode 10.


* Little moments in the earlier episode have to be tallied up and evaluated in light of Episode 10:

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* Little moments in the earlier episode episodes have to be tallied up and evaluated in light of Episode 10:


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** Victor is late to Yuri and Yurio's practice due to getting smashed the previous night. At first it looks like yet another sign of his irresponsibility as a coach...but it happened not out of the blue, but after Yuri stated that katsudon was his ''eros''. [[spoiler:Victor has experienced Yuri's actual ''eros'' firsthand, and thus his night out can be easily seen as INeedAFreakingDrink.]]


* In the first episode, Hasetsu is hit by sudden snow flurries in April; Yuri mentions there was no weather alert, something that would normally be unlikely in RealLife. But think of the expression "it might even snow tomorrow", meaning something seemingly-impossible may happen. So what ''does'' happen the day the snowfall starts? Victor arrives at the hot springs and offers to be Yuri's coach.

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* In the first episode, Hasetsu is hit by sudden snow flurries in April; Yuri mentions there was no weather alert, something that would normally be unlikely in RealLife. But think of the expression "it might even snow tomorrow", meaning something seemingly-impossible may happen. So what ''does'' happen the day the snowfall starts? Victor arrives at the hot springs and offers to be Yuri's coach. Also, speaking of expressions, there's a Russian phrase "kak sneg na golovu" ("like a snow [dropping] on your head"), which one can say about something unexpected suddenly happening to them.

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** It's likely that given how badly he failed, Yuri intentionally steered clear of any kind of social media for fear of seeing dozens of posts mocking him.


* In Episode 10, [[spoiler: we learn that Yuuri [[INeedAFreakingDrink got very drunk]] at the Grand Prix Final banquet, then [[LiquidCourage danced with Yurio, pole-danced with Chris, and tangoed/flirted with Victor]]. He [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember any of it]] when Phichit brings it up at the next Final. However, other partygoers took several photos of Yuuri's drunken activities. Given how quickly other activities by the skaters are shown to spread across the Internet, how did Yuuri go nearly a year without seeing any of those photos?]]

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* In Episode 10, [[spoiler: we learn that Yuuri [[INeedAFreakingDrink got very drunk]] at the Grand Prix Final banquet, then [[LiquidCourage danced with Yurio, pole-danced with Chris, and tangoed/flirted with Victor]]. He [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember any of it]] when Phichit brings it up at the next Final. However, other partygoers took several photos of Yuuri's drunken activities. Given how quickly other activities by the skaters are shown to spread across the Internet, Internet (there's an entire group of obsessive fangirls dedicated to stalking Yurio, and Victor's relocation to Hasetsu is noticed almost instantly), how did Yuuri go nearly a year without seeing any of those photos?]]

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* In Episode 10, [[spoiler: we learn that Yuuri [[INeedAFreakingDrink got very drunk]] at the Grand Prix Final banquet, then [[LiquidCourage danced with Yurio, pole-danced with Chris, and tangoed/flirted with Victor]]. He [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember any of it]] when Phichit brings it up at the next Final. However, other partygoers took several photos of Yuuri's drunken activities. Given how quickly other activities by the skaters are shown to spread across the Internet, how did Yuuri go nearly a year without seeing any of those photos?]]


* While Yurio isn't the nicest guy around, to put it mildly, it's likely that he didn't know that Yuri's dog had died -- which Yuri was informed about some time before his performance at the Grand Prix Finals, consequently causing him to mess up his performance, and it all leads to the moment when Yurio hears Yuri hen hearing him cry afterwards-- you know the rest. Without knowing those circumstances, to him it appeared that Yuri was crying from self-pity rather than from an accumulation of stress, and it's definitely possible that if he knew about it, he wouldn't have talked Yuri down the way he did. While he may be a jerk, he wouldn't stoop that low.

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* While Yurio isn't the nicest guy around, to put it mildly, it's likely that he didn't know that Yuri's dog had died -- which Yuri was informed about some time before his performance at the Grand Prix Finals, consequently causing him to mess up his performance, and it all leads to the moment when Yurio hears Yuri hen hearing him cry afterwards-- you know the rest. Without knowing those circumstances, to him it appeared that Yuri was crying from self-pity rather than from an accumulation of stress, and it's definitely possible that if he knew about it, he wouldn't have talked Yuri down the way he did. While he may be a jerk, he wouldn't stoop that low.

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** Not just seen or observed: experienced herself. Lilia is a retired Bolshoi prima ballerina. She knows firsthand the heartbreak of losing the abilities that made her famous due to inevitable, age-related physical changes; and she has had to undergo her own "rebirth" as a teacher/trainer.


* A musical case of Fridge Brilliance: when you listen to On Love: Eros and Agape back-to-back, they are actually the same melody but arranged differently to reflect the two different kinds of love--[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3rZ6luCzPk pure]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SzrMBd3PLo erotic]].
** That's not quite fridge brilliance. Victor outright states it's the same song with different arrangements in episode 2.

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