I’m really not surprised one bit that most of this episode was spent in flashback, it seems like a recurring event in Shingeki no Kyojin that when the going gets rough a sudden flash back happens to make the suspense take even longer. At least this time around things didn’t end in as much of a cliffhanger as I’m used to see. Usually they would have Eren or Levi on the verge of death right before the episode end, but this time around it actually ended somewhere that wasn’t as frustrating. Of course now we are all eager to see what will happen with that Titan and who is inside it, but I feel like we can easily wait another week for that as I’m pretty sure the extraction won’t be as easy as it sounds.
It was still pretty interesting to learn more about Eren’s power this time around. We still had little to no information as to how he transformed and what happened after that, we never saw any training and if he could now master his ability. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more attempts after those we saw, some more successful one too maybe. I think it is probable that they didn’t went in such a mission without making sure that Eren was actually able to transform and use his power first. After all their mission is a matter of life or death constantly, so they surely wouldn’t go out without the proper training with Eren. Next episode I predict that the episode will most likely focus mostly on the Commander of the Recon Corp, after all we just now learned what the whole mission was about from the very beginning.
It seems that Eren was actually a bait since the very beginning, he was never intended to transform this mission and instead he was brought along simply to attract the beast into a well laid trap. No one was aware of that plan it seems, even Levi had no idea how to react to the presence of that Titan, he just instinctively made the right choice and played right along with Erwin’s plan. Now I’m most curious to see what the commander was thinking all along. I want to know how he knew that Titan would show up, I want to learn just exactly why he already knew there was someone in there and I want to know how the plan was devised to capture such an intelligent Titan that way.
Next episode will surely be most interesting as I’m convinced we will learn a lot, lot more about Titans and the human faction that “operate” them, if there is someone in that Titan it means that there most definitively is a faction of human who work with the Titan for their own purpose. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were people inside the walls who were responsible for all the tragedies that happened with the Colossal Titan and the Armored Titan, I want to see who it is and more importantly, why they are doing this.
ZeroGhj signing off