Well the Junior Ice Dance Free is finishing up and we are officially at the TD Garden. There's a decent turnout for the Free Dance. Jean-Luc and Kaitlin have already skated and are in first with two teams left including Parsons and Parsons who were third in the SD.
Katilin and Jean-Luc had some trouble with their free dance, she fell on the twizzle sequence and it looks like their final choreographic lift had issues but I have to say, even with those mistakes I agree with keeping them ahead of McNamara and Carpenter who sit second right now. M/C were great but there's something about Hawayek and Baker that is really exciting to me. They have a natural chemistry on the ice and the flow and maturity they carry in their skating really stands out to me as something special.
It's great to see their free dance with better quality cameras, it really helps me appreciate what they have as a team. I also respect that even with the twizzle fall, which was really early on, they managed to stay focused and and looked like they really were pushing straight through the end, but then I think they might have lost some concentration right at the finale. I think had they gone clean they would have scored in the 90s here.
Now to see the Parsons.