I too predicted B/L would be Russian No.2I am disappointed too in a way. I have always really liked B/L (and certainly way more than many people here) and am glad they are having some success now. However, it makes me sad what has happened to K/S, another really beautiful team who tends to be more in tune with the emotion of the music.
ETA: That said, K/S clearly did not have a good skate here. To be Russia's number 2, they do have to do better than this.
I never hated B/L but still a bit odd now they are ranked higher than K/S now