2-I did not take into account any previous versions of kostners free skate because she can change it for every competition and decide what to do while she skates. Like after she landed flip and lutz she decided to be conservative and do double salchows instead of triples at the end to be safe. I am sure her coach and her have discussed alternatives for mistakes. So instead of doing two triple salchows and falling at the end just do doubles.
3-This is just it. Look how crazy flawless they have to be to beat Kostner. She can do two double salchows and no big deal. She wins. She almost won the FS with the double salchows. They have to flawless on jump content so superior to Kostner in every way. 3/3 flip and lutz and two jumping passes with all double jumps plus her third with the double axel! The TES in ladies goes way too far in giving steps and spins points and GOE.