This episode sure was full of action and battle. I was expecting that it would be the case and I was itching for the battle between the two Titan. I must say that their combat didn’t disappoint and that it was just as mortal as I would have hoped it to be. It was really nice to see what an experienced Titan fighter could do compared to Eren who is only a beginner. It really showed in their fight too since while Eren was definitively in better shape and spirit at the beginning of the fight, he quickly lost to the female Titan when he had the perfect opportunity to win.
Now there are two main things I want to explore about this episode. One of them is the identity of the Female Titan, which at this point seems more than obvious enough, and the other thing is the destiny of Eren and what will happen to him now that he was swallowed. First let us go with the identity of the female Titan. From the very first episode that she appeared I thought she looked a lot like Annie and now that things are moving forward, it seems that she even acts as Annie and was in the same place Annie was. Remember that Annie was present when Eren transformed too, she also joined her training since the very beginning to join the military police. She always said that her reason for fighting was to survive, she was a strong fighter who claimed she was from “the mountain”. When you look at it this way she was definitively weird from the beginning and it is pretty plausible that she joined the military police for spying purposes. In her fight against Eren it was obvious that she was rather emotional towards her combat and that she was divided as to what to do. I mean at this point I don’t really have doubts in my heart that she is the culprit, it seems to fit her to perfectly and she is the only one it could be save for Marco…and Marco is a guy and presumed dead.
Now unto the second topic of what the hell is going to happen to Eren now, well I think it is pretty clear that Annie never had any intention to kill Eren and that she was rather intent of capturing him alive. From the very first time she appeared she tried to look at everyone she killed to make sure it wasn’t him and even later after her combat she made sure to swallow him whole. Eren is definitively alive still and I’m sure that Mikasa and Levi will do their very best to get him back. At this point Annie is definitively tired, she had to transform twice and regenerate a lot, I wouldn’t be surprised if it helped Levi and Mikasa have a fight in their favor.
It is rather sad that after the first mission that we met the special force of the recon corp they are already all dead, but I guess it couldn’t be helped considering the extreme circumstances they were thrown into. Next episode will get us one step closer to the grand finale and opening grand reveal of the universe of Shingeki no Kyojin and hopefully they have a second season but this season won’t be enough to have my thirst for knowledge satisfied.
ZeroGhj signing off.