Lae: The purpose of this episode was to really try to have an in-depth look, a hopefully objective look, at the way this entire situation panned out and give a bit of background understanding based on research that we've done on both SafeSport, the response and the issues that have arisen out of this really unfortunate and tragic series of situations.
Kat: Oh my goodness! Guys seeing them live is just like...it's just like...they're so magical and perfect and...honestly it feels like the Pairs' field has finally validated its' existence with them back again.
Evie and Kite: *laughter* Ouch!
Kat: Honestly, I feel like the Pairs' field has just been dwindling and now they are back and Pairs is finally a thing again!
Evie: James and Cipres I'm so sorry!
Kat: I'm so sorry I love them so much! But Sui and Han are just the class of the Pairs' field. I think that...I love James/Cipres and you've heard me crying about them multiple times.
Kite: I've seen you crying about them multiple times.
Yogeeta: And before we begin, US Nationals is unique in that they have four people on the podium and not three.
Karly: Yeah, they have a Pewter medal...
Niamh: Or a potato waffle.
(All hosts laugh)
Karly: A what now? Okay yeah, so it's unique - they have a pewter medal for fourth place, also affectionately called the potato medal, I don't know why it's called that but it is. Niamh called it a potato waffle. (Niamh and Karly laugh)
Evie: It was a really great send off for his career, as you said Kite, the choice to use these two programs this season; not only have those programs gotten him some of the biggest achievements in his career before but they are also so uniquely Spanish and they say so much about his as a skater.
Kat: In case we were wondering which country he was from...
Evie: (sarcastically) What?! Javi is Spanish? What?
Kat: This is completely new information.
Yogeeta: I’m very thankful we have Kaori Sakamoto, Japanese National champion. Her reaction when she saw her score was everything.
Nina: Don’t forget this was right after the world’s cutest dab.
Kite: Dabbing in the Kiss & Cry? She’s been taking lessons from Nam [Nyugen], clearly.
Yogeeta: No one should be taking those lessons (laughter).
Sam: I will say she hits a beautiful line in a lift; their lifts are great when she like elongates out, because she has super long legs too.
Nina: When she bends them right, she makes her positions look very nice.
Sam: She’s not as leggy as Alexandra but she’s cleaner with those long legs than Alexandra is.
Nina: What do they put in the water over there? I want some of that leg juice. (Hosts laugh)
Sam: Yeah, exactly. (laughs)
Evie: Let's go on to talking about the Junior Grand Prix Final! We talked about the Seniors last week and we're here talking about the Juniors this week. It's the end of the road for the Juniors and the end of Ted's commentary for a while, which makes me sad.
Kat: I mean, I obviously didn't hear Ted's commentary because I was there but I will miss it a lot. I did miss his commentary during the event.
Evie: They should just broadcast it in the arena.
This week: Sadly some withdrawals, National championships get underway in Europe, Javi’s back, and birthdays galore!
Evie: So in today's episode we're going to be talking about the 2018 Grand Prix Final. Yay!
Kat: Can't believe it's over!
Evie: It's crazy that it's already at an end.
Tilda: The series is over!
Kat: Yeah, it was amazing like after the last event ended it was just like "Wow... it's over."
Evie: The season is going way too fast.
Tilda: It feels like it's lasted a year or something.
This week: New GPF champions are crowned, familiar faces announce their return, and some unfortunate, frightening injuries.