I remember that. Also during Zhenya's first season she fell in the SP in one of the GPs. She won the FS but overall placed second to Radionova.
I believe Zhenya has the ability to make corrections after she makes mistakes, and come competition time she is in a different frame of mind, which helps her do better. Although it is rare for her to make mistakes, she is human, and her mistakes should not come as a shock. She did make some mistakes at Nepela.
For the last two years I have seen Zhenya improve with every competition. I am really looking forward to the end product.