Old Cadets Reunion on the Armored’s back: The 104th Trainees decided to make a reunion in the heat of the battle on Reiner’s back. Probably Erwin told them to go and be all emotional to them in order to halt them but then again I have nothing else to comment about this… Just lol.
Ymir’s arguments: There was so much unexpected humor this episode. This dialogue made me chuckle:
Ymir: Outside isn’t that bad, nobody will say that you shouldn’t have been born.
Christa: I’m sure the Titans won’t say that….because they’ll be too busy trying to eat me.
Ymir: Well, if you just ignore that part, Titans really aren’t that bad.”
Mikasa is creepier than the Titans: That stare she gave Bertholdt was so sinister and evil.
HEY GUYS. YOU GOT SOME EREN THERE, RIGHT?
You would think she is the villain in all this. Her face gave me the chills since I was reminded of the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni murder faces. Jeez…
Commander Erwin is a crazy bastard: I love him. He went all in, in this episode. He is such a noble example of how Commanders should act. Very inspirational, glorious and insane. Good job mate!
Armin is evil too…: That little shit is the most dangerous of them all. The way he thinks and how his brain works is no joke. He finds each person’s weaknesses, since he is so observant, and uses them against them. Perfect mix for a psychopath killer. And he looks up into Commander Erwin who, well, isn’t the sanest in the group I would say…
The face of the Titan & the horse: When Reiner is throwing Titans everywhere there is a scene for just a second with the Titan’s face being all derpy. I died. Also the face of the horse when his rider gets eaten had me in tears. So goofy!
Themes & Trivia
Apparently there was a cut out dialogue that explained how they catch up to Reiner so quickly and how Erwin was able to bait them into the Titans. Reiner could have been moving much faster, but instead decided to cover all his weak points and joints in armor. This made him much slower, but he wanted to be sure that even if they did catch up to him, they wouldn’t be able to do much. In my humble opinion this should have been shared to the audience because the timing of the episode made no sense whatsoever.
So many emotional dialogues in this one. We had Ymir and Historia, then Mikasa and Ymir and Historia, then the Trainees trying to appeal to Bertholdt, then Bertholdt had his spotlight with his speech and the ‘Someone find us’ that was so heart-breaking and then Armin with his mind games to Bertholdt and finally even Connie to Historia. And in the end, with all this intensity in the air, we even see the Titan that ate Eren’s mother! An episode full of emotion, amazing pace and action. I have to say that all the previous slow episodes made these moments hit even harder. The directors of the series are being really smart with this.