In three performances now of Bolero, Michelle has given us the watered-down 6.0 version. She calls it a "work in progress." So far the progress has been invisible. But that's OK, she has been working hard in practice and when Worlds rolls around she will have her CoP-friendly transitions and footwork, her new and improved spins, and maybe even a triple-triple or two all ready to go.
So basically her plan is to test-drive a new program for the first time at the World Championships.
What will her Worlds program be like, and will she be able to deliver it cold turkey?
Or is she having us on? Maybe she plans on doing more or less the same program at Worlds, screw the CoP, and try to win on a clean 6-triple program and exquisite presentation.
Or ... maybe she is on a two-year plan, hoping to peak in Turino rather than Moscow. Maybe she will keep Bolero as her Olympic program, and is thinking of Worlds as just another "work in progress" event along the way to that goal.
How long has it been since the U.S. has not had any lady on the podium at Worlds?