Here she is, with thanks to the person who transcribed for me:
These two are never satisfied. We know that about them by now. They are their own worst critics and biggest motivators, they know what they are capable of, and every single day in training, they're trying to find the new limit and break through it and create a new standard. And every single year, we see more and more from them. But this season, with this free dance, I truly believe it is the most detailed, complex choreography we have ever seen from them, and I had an interview with their coach, Marina Zoueva, earlier. She said this is the first time she's really seen them connected in their souls, through and through. It's something people said that Meryl and Charlie would never have, they'd never have the chemistry of a Virtue and Moir, and this program demonstrates that they are absolutely capable of connecting at a very deep level.*
Oh wait, I'm doing it wrong. I should follow Tanith's lead and describe them clutching each other as a feature. Not every partner can skate with the challenge of his partner's arms around his neck like a vise. Very difficult. Many skaters would asphyxiate.
It's probably cheating to show only the front half of this lift and leave out the brilliant rotational back end. Here's screen caps.
My take-away from Skate America is C/L - whom I like a lot - are a lock for the GPF because they're going to be placed ahead of the Shibs at every call during the GPS. The Shibs kicked DW ass in the competition.
P.S. - sort of curious upon what Tanith's "These two are never satisfied - they're their own worst critics" is based.
When have the criticized themselves? Where? How are we supposed to know this about them if they've never done it?
*Just not with each other.