This was a shocking and sad episode that took away any kind of hope that has been given in the previous ones. Picking up where we left off in the third episode, the first thing we got to see was the colossal titan walking towards the wall while breaking houses on his way. Hiding behind one of the furthest houses, those who were left alive after the explosion were still waiting for Armin to think of a move.
Now we all know how scared he is, in fact all of them are scared, but I really hoped that Armin would think of something that would save the day! Instead of that, he just asked Jean to take his place and make the decisions. The guy didn’t do a bad job, he at least tried to distract the titan so that Mikasa could kill him but it was useless. Eren got kicked while trying to stop the titan and ended up crashing on top of the wall. And when the others tried to distract him by themselves, Mikasa got to get close enough to fire at him but the titan managed to deflect it against her. She landed next to Armin hoping that he would have figured out something, but he was still in shock looking at what was happening and not knowing what to do.
Right when we thought it was already hopeless for them to escape, we got a confirmation with the appearance of the Armored Titan who is now back on his feet. Nothing worse could happen after that was what every body probably thought. But when we got to see what was happening on the other side of the wall against the Beast Titan, we knew that it was way worse. On that side were Levi and some fighters, those in charge of the horses and Erwin who was standing on top of the wall. After hearing the sound of the explosion, Levi started thinking about what might have happened. But he had to focus on the task at hand: defeating the Beast Titan.
A group of fighters charged at the titan, since he still didn’t make his move, they thought they had a chance to defeat him. And they were soon proven wrong. That titan was just waiting for the right moment to attack. As soon as the group started heading towards him, he started throwing rocks at them and he was so powerful that they even thought that there were multiple cannons firing at them. He killed countless people and destroyed a great number of houses. Levi managed to escape and started talking the situation over with Erwin. At that point, everybody was starting to lose hope.
Seeing Eren crashing on top of the wall and knowing that a lot of their men were caught in the explosion didn’t help with getting their hopes up. Some people were crying and questioning the decision they made to integrate the scouts, while Levi started thinking of a way for those who are still alive to escape. We were all hoping for a miracle that would get them out of this helpless situation but it seemed that there weren’t a lot of options at hand. Erwin ended up deciding that the remaining people on that side of the wall should sacrifice their lives to give Levi a chance to get closer to the Beast Titan and try executing him.
He managed to give an awesome speech on how their life wasn’t meaningless at all and convinced those in charge of the horses to act as a distraction for Levi to attack the titan. They rode the horses and started moving right towards him then fired their signal flares while Levi was getting closer to the target. The Beast Titan did eventually attack them with his rocks and probably killed most of them. There was a rock that did hit Erwin, but is he dead? Nothing confirmed in this episode at least.
It seems that this season won’t stop toying with our emotions, giving us false hope then taking it back. This is what these last episodes have been all about. But Attack on Titan has always been an unpredictable anime so this shouldn’t surprise anybody. This episode was just sick and exciting and got everyone hyped for the next one.
The next episode will be entitled “Hero” and it hopefully won’t get any worse. Let’s pray for a bit more positive vibes and some mysteries to be solved. Needless to say that we all need to know what really happened to Erwin and whether or not the other scouts are still alive. Let’s wait and see what will happen in the 5th episode which will get us halfway through this season.
JET Press Team