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Fans will tune in for years waiting for that one, perfect, explosive pay off—the moment when two characters we’ve invested in finally decided to declare their love. But any good screenwriter knows that resolving that tension also spells the beginning of the end for the show itself. The relentlessness, the pursuit of perfection that level of physical accomplishment requires is, quite simply, superhuman.Just as an infatuation is destroyed by a relationship, fantasy gives way to reality: the day-to-day routine, the dull motions that can make for a meaningful life, but a much more difficult story. Shortly after they won gold, one user on Twitter wrote: “I like to imagine Scott Moir trawling shipper Twitter threads about him and Tessa Virtue and suddenly thinking, ‘Oh… These two, teamed up by Moir’s aunt, at the age of seven and nine have been practicing almost every day for hours at a time—for 20 years.Yet watch any performance and that thing screams: “sex on ice.” Moir and Virtue won ice dance gold at the Olympics in South Korea on Tuesday, their second gold in the category since Vancouver 2010.
So our hours have been a little off, but it’s been good.
But it has to be done, so there they were on the ice one last time.“When you’ve taken so long to prepare those other programs, you don’t have time to make a good show number, so you pick a piece of music that means something to you and try to show the fans a couple cool tricks and that’s about it,” said Moir. They picked Long Time Running by the late Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip, a song that resonates with all Canadians.
They tossed in some intricate lifts, and that was in fact, about it.“It has been a long time coming,” said Moir, summing up the journey from Vancouver to Pyeongchang, from gold medal to gold medal.“It’s been eight years since we were on top at this stage and a lot goes into it, and it was worth the wait. We’re proud of the body of work we’ve been able to do and the commitment to our careers and our sport.”That’s one reason why the gala stands out. Even the flower retrievers took most of the day off, the odd one sent out to retrieve bits of clothing, since some skaters see the gala as a reason to shed a layer.
We’ve enjoyed it.”They say the post-gold glow has been different here than it was in Vancouver in 2010, for many reasons, but mostly because they are different people.“I think just age and maturity and understanding the magnitude of it,” said Virtue. I don’t know if it’s better, but that feeling after the free dance is probably the best feeling we’ve ever had on the ice.”They were better than they have ever been.
“Also, this decision to come back and do things differently, it’s fulfilling that our hard work was rewarded and it all feels different in that way. The 17-member figure skating team was the most productive ever, with four medals.