I didn't realize there was a 10 seconds 'Frozen' moment in Adios except at 3mins29 for a massive 1 second. Or perhaps this 10 seconds brain freeze is more of your thing? It would have certainly explained so much!!!
I do recall you were the first one who already deemed Adios Nonino as a program beneath Kim, yet had no problem with the tosh that is Sotinova's time wasting intro for half time bonus, or her hailing to the crowd with 5 years old giddy wave in the middle of Rondo Capriccioso.
Interestingly the said 1:20-1:36 actually shows Sot's poorer speed consider the distance traveled and the longer set up time for jumps that you conveniently ignored. By the way Kim's 10 seconds set up AFTER half way mark covering larger length of the rink while remain note perfect vs Sotinkova's waffling intro jump setup 16 seconds actually shows how strong Kim's speed, precision and coverage through out the entire program. Pity this was not accurately reflected in the score.
Now... let's see. Usually, I'd prescribe a junior class on music interpretation including choreographic intentions to understand what it means to skate 'to' the music. (Some of the Sochi judging panels can benefit from the course....although some seems deliberately failing just for Sochi. Sot's received 9.75 for choreography... lol! Greatest crime against the arts.) BTW...for future references, YES something interesting is ALWAYS happening even if the violinist/pianists/conductor is not moving their arms violently or waving to the crowd, even during the quieter moments, especially when it leads to a dramatic buildup and pause.
Actually looking back on everything happened. This IOC media slant was planned from the start to imply somehow Kim was playing safe and did not bring the technical goods (even Kim still had the hardest and best 3/3 combo for both LP and SP, and has 2 true lz in her LP, 1 in the short.) Things were in motion long time ahead by ISU consider the amount of rules changes happened right after Vancouver which just 'happens' to dramatically reign her scoring opportunity the most while improving her opponents chances. Her Vancouver layout is simply not possible under the current rules, she has no choice but to compete on artistry which was obviously not rewarded accurately along with pretty much ALL the skaters on the night. The writing is on the wall for a long time since Sochi won their bid. In anycase, her Vancouver program/performance wouldn't have won Sochi anyway with the GOEs and scale value changes.