And if the judges actually understood how to judge, it would have received the highest score for transitions of all time. EVERY jumping pass is preceded by footwork, or at least some kind of movement, and the elements all flow together wonderfully. Look at how he starts the straight line footwork immediately after landing a Triple Loop. And that back sit-spin off the landing of the Triple Salchow.
If you compare this to any program before CoP came out, it holds up beautifully. Wonderful skating is still possible, CoP just demands perfection and stamina more than ever.