I woke up late and watched the last four men. When I get home later, I'm going to watch all of the short programs that are now archived and probably have to wait a day again to see the free skates that I will miss. Oh well.
Anyways, here's the Grand Prix standings after five events for the men:
1 Daisuke Takahashi JPN 30 points
2 Patrick Chan CAN 28 points
3 Tomas Verner CZE 26 points (1st place/3rd place)
4 Nobunari Oda JPN 26 points (2nd place/2nd place)
5 Jeremy Abbott USA 24 points
6 Adam Rippon USA 20 points
Rippon will obviously be pushed out of the top six following Bompard.
Skaters competing next week to try to qualify for the Final:
Takahiko Kozuka JPN (already with 15 points)
Brandon Mroz USA (already with 13 points)
Florent Amodio FRA (already with 11 points)
Kevin Reynolds CAN (already with 9 points)
Brian Joubert FRA (already with 9 points)
So, a lot of things could shake up who makes the Finals. Kozuka looks good with at least a 4th place finish, Mroz will probably need another 2nd place finish, which seems unlikely (but how unlikely was his Cup of China silver?), Amodio has a small shot with a VERY strong silver medal but would probably need to win, and Reynolds/Joubert's only shots are really if they win the competition.
In my opinion, who does the Final spot come down to (assuming Kozuka qualifies)?
I think it's going to be a three-way race between Abbott (already at 24 points), Amodio, and Joubert. Brian doesn't particularly skate well at Bompard, but he usually has one strong Grand Prix regular-season showing. That definitely wasn't Cup of China.