He made some uncharacteristic small errors that added up to cost him big. So 0.5 separated Gold from Silver???? I think he would be fired up to go to Worlds for a re-match!
He could pull a Yuna or Plushenko and try for another Olympic medal but he'll be 4 years older....well just ask Dai how easy it has been to keep up with the young guns this quad. Sigh. I guess some things aren't meant to be. As beloved and decorated as Michelle Kwan was, even she doesn't have the Olympic medals that Patrick have at one Games. Hopefully with some time and perspective, he can appreciate everything he has accomplished in his relatively short career.