Unfortunately as L'Equipe reported gold for Davis & White unless they fall all over the ice in exchange for Russian gold everywhere else. It has been played out that way so far and by the ridiculous scores was always going to. Plushenko's WD meant they could not award the mens gold to Russia so they had to select another country to award it to, for the simple reason there was no longer a mens entry from Russia in the event. Had Plushenko WD sooner, had Kovtun not been ready, and had Voronov or Menshov filled in for Plushenko the gold would undoubtably have gone to them barring more mistakes than Hanyu or Chan, or perhaps even had Hanyu and Chan skated cleanly.
The sad thing for D&W is they did deserve their gold perhaps. No way in heck did they deserve a 5 point win overall though, 1-2 points at most. However it was obvious by the lowballing of V&M and the exagerrated scores of D&W the fix was in there pre Games, just like very figure skating even at these Games. Same for V&T and the Russian Team. They both deserved to win, but now suddenly the appearance their wins were fixed before the event even began unfairly taints their achievement, and it is a shame.