Did you think that Titans can’t get more unsettling in terms of anatomy and design after the hideous Ape Titan? Well, think again, because this episode of Attack on Titan will prove you wrong.
Japanese Original Episode Title: オルブド区外壁
Historia and the Levi Squad manage to free Eren but are trapped in the chamber with Rod Reiss, whose gigantic form as a Titan caused everything to collapse. However, Eren drinks a serum that enables him to control the Titan hardening ability and is able to harden his body and support the ceiling which ends up saving everyone. The Rod Reiss Titan escapes the chapel and tries to crawl his way to Wall Sina and the Levi Squad meets up with Erwin and heads back towards the Orvud District. After discussing the new information acquired and what plan to follow next, everyone agrees that Rod Reiss should be killed instead of eating Eren and allowing the First King’s Will to control him. Upon their arrival at the Orvud District Levi says to Historia that since she has royal blood she must become the next Queen in order to unite humanity, which she agrees upon. As the regiments discuss the next plan of action, Erwin surprisingly announces not to evacuate the citizens of Orvud.
The Rod Reiss Titan: That thing is twice as big as the Colossal Titan and he looks so disturbing. I don’t know if I am glad that he can’t stand on his feet or not to be honest. That huge ribcage and the way he moves reminds me of a huge bug or insect or something equally disgusting.
Eren is truly pathetic: Hmm, everyone is going to die. Should I transform, maybe? Nah, I am too weak. I am going to start crying instead. Yes Eren, very original. Everyone believes that Dr. Jaeger had good intentions for doing everything he did but no, Eren thinks in his stupid head that his father doomed humanity. How can this guy be the hope of humankind? I am glad that Historia ends up being more important than him because seriously this guy sucks.
When Historia becomes the Queen: Levi casually mentions to Historia: You know what, sorry, I forgot to tell you that you have to become the Queen and your opinion doesn’t really matter but whatever, are you down with it? And then Historia is like: Yeah okay whatever, I do what I want. Loved the quote from Mikasa later on: ’When you become the Queen you can punch that runt in the face.’ Excellent priorities Mikasa, well done.
Evacuate? What are you talking about? It seems like Erwin is back into business and his gambling abilities are going out of control. Is he going to make all the residents of Orvud District fight the Titan as well? What is this genius thinking?
Themes & Trivia
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Titan Hardening: An ability used by the Armored Titan and so forth, for a Titan to harden their body. While in hiding, Eren Jaeger conducted experiments to replicate this ability in order to plug Wall Maria. However, it wasn’t until his attempt underground that he first succeeded in doing so.
The animation seems to be getting better and better. I mean the Rod Reiss Titan’s movements looked amazing in this episode. I also loved the scene when Erwin meets with the Levi Squad and asks: Any casualties? Levi: Hange got stabbed in the shoulder. Erwin: Oh cool, only minor injuries. How is it possible to just have minor injuries after this?
The scene where Sasha questions if the basement thing is actually important had me laughing. Did the director try to make her sound like some of the anime-only fans? The basement in Attack on Titan is the equivalent of the one piece in One Piece, with the only difference being that we will actually get to know what it is probably by the end of this season and not in eight years from now.
So, if someone with the Reiss blood obtains the Founding Titan’s power, they are controlled by the First King’s Will and refuse to liberate humanity from the Titans. During the scene where Hange and the rest of the Squad discuss and analyze everything Hange says this which is actually very interesting: ‘According to the First King, this is true peace.’ What happened in the past in order to make the King take that decision? I am so intrigued to learn the history behind all this.
Are you insane?
I honestly can’t wait to see the plan that Erwin had come up with and how exactly he is going to use everyone in order to kill that monster. The genius is back into action.
NEXT TIME: Ruler of the Walls
Attack on Titan Season 3
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