I am cautiously optimistic for Mirai, I think her pair of programs are better fit for her than last 2 seasons and it is good to see she go out there with the 3F-3T this early in the season. Yes many are familiar with her UR problems - need be fixed asap. The score are not going to be high this early in the season as consistent with her pattern, but she has shown she can come back and manage her condition, like her 2nd GP spot at NHK last year at last minute where she medalled. It is time to step up Mirai. It is really now or never, no more excuses. Thematically, the Free skate has so much potential but need a lot of work and more than a few tweaks. (7 medley cut seems too many without coherent plot/story/sense in choreography. The whole thing need to gel better) Medley are great for mood variation, display varied expression, character building, moves should not be throw away onto the next elements but how to strand a new unique program that will be memorable and watchable. She has tons of personality off ice, she just need to bring it to ice and be confident in her own brand of performance (not being told she should act like a Michelle Kwan. Biggest mistake I think that had hurt her last 3 seasons, trying to live up to that... impossible!) I came across this great fan vid to Yuna's bond recently, and thought it may be a great inspiration to Mirai at probably also her final season. the Olympic Season. (I'd love to see her Olympic Behind the scene Videos Part 2 - four years on) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InwjB5P6T3I Observe the pizzazz, the confidence, the drama; the flirty playfulness, the epic quality in the power, speed and grace displayed by Yuna's Bond. Each move seems to have intention and purpose, not just in form only - never merely going through the motion. But also observe the struggle, the buildup, one step at a time progression which are inevitable, just have to rise to the occasion. Take notes from the bests. Mirai need to develop those sparkle in her FS desperately. She has the potential, just need to tap into her Ninja Assassin mode that exist in her blood heritage surely (along with her Carmen and Pirate genes ). She need to give out more of that devastating Bond vibe and attitude to charm the audience/judges, Mirai can be a total entertainer as she proven during the previous Olympic season, she can totally do it with a bit more conviction. Come on Mirai, come back bright, come back right, come back strong!! If you don't have the jump in the beginning but at least impress the crowd with an inspired memorable performance and the PCS will shoot up surely. Be hungry, be starving, be dying to go out there and prove everyone wrong!! I want to see that spirited Mirai, and with these programs, we might see her. Personally I'd love to see a Bond Thriller @ Sochi! Perfect complementary program during this Snowden age.