@Karen-W and @Coco both of your posts today about 2014 got me looking it all up, and I think the entire bru-ha-ha would have been avoided had Polina just been judged much closer to how she'd been judged by the international panel and had Ashley been given the PCS she usually received in the SP and LP with errors internationally. If that happened - Ashley/Mirai would have been fighting for silver/bronze and Polina would have been in 4th, close but not close enough. Of course, maybe some people would have accused the judges of holding a junior skater back for their favorites to make the top 3, but seriously. Polina's TES were fine in the LP and close to her JGPF GOEs, but her PCS went up by 10 points in the LP and like 4-5 points in the SP. Of course, Polina did end up scoring similarly to her Nationals LP score at Worlds, but we didn't know that at the time, .