The final episode of Shingeki no Kyojin is here! It was definitively a brilliant episode, but it had so many problems considering that it was a final episode. Keep in mind that a second season of Shingeki no Kyojin will certainly happen, after the popularity of the show there is no way what so ever that a second season won’t be made, the problem is that a second season isn’t close to airing. It will be probably a couple years before we get to see a second season (my guess would be 2 years) since there is not enough content from the manga to have another season ready already (unless they make a shorter 13 episodes season 2, which is unlikely). So this episodes marks the end of Shingeki no Kyojin for a very long time and yet it offered really little in term of finality. We did catch Annie, we learned that there were Titans within the walls and other small bits of information here and there, but overall, it is a rather dark ending in both atmosphere and knowledge. Everyone is left in the dark as to what exactly is going on, which is good for the show in general, but it is also really difficult to accept considering how long we have to wait before we can get more.
Humans are greedy and impatient, even if there are OVA to prequel the show and a live-action film coming out in 2014, you can expect people crying everywhere about a lack of a second season with an ending like this. I will certainly be one of them too. Shingeki no Kyojin is a massive success, both here and in Japan, and when something is great and successful we all have our way to be a bitch about it and ask for more. Now, enough about my end of season rant and let’s go into the episode itself.
This episode we got to meet Annie’s father, a man which was definitively important into her life, but someone who I have yet to truly understand what his implication is in everything we have seen so far. We still have yet to understand anything about who the enemy is, for all we know Annie could have worked solo and there is a whole different faction from her that takes care of the real business. The only pieces of information we have is that she tried to escape, failed, and now she has locked herself in diamond-like crystal shards. We probably won’t get any answer from her before someone else open his or her mouth.
Now, here are some more information that I was able to gather from everything we have seen this season. For example the reason that both attack on the walls were done right before Eren joined the army and right after was no coincidence. The first attack was done for unknown reason, but after the attack some Titan joined the humans into the inner walls and they joined the rank of the military. This is why that most of the evil Titan will most likely be a part of Eren’s squad, if not all of them. It is also why the second attack happened exactly at the same time that those cadet exited the camp and were once more free to operate, that was the attack on Trost. The only reason the attack stopped was because of Eren’s appearance which completely changed things for the opposing faction and from there all of the Titan wanted to get a hold of Eren, for unknown reasons. I believe this has influenced most of them to actually join the recon corp, this would make sure that they can keep a closer eye on Eren and allow them more freedom for operations and to capture him in some ways. From there, the future is unbeknownst to me, but I am certain that anyone who paid attention to the ending theme can already figure out who the other Titans are.
The one thing that still bugs me is the very final scene that we witnessed at the end of the episode. Was it simply something to create a fake cliffhanger? is there a Titan in the wall? are the walls actually made out of Titan? What is the real meaning of that last event completely elude me and I don’t know if I should concern myself about it or if it didn’t meant anything. I guess we will only find out in 2 years. Stay tune next week for the overall review of Shingeki no Kyojin.
ZeroGhj signing off