Yet another mind blowing Attack on Titan episode. We can now be sure that this show will never stop toying with our emotions. The plot twists that we’ve seen in this episode were pretty incredible even though some of them might have been a little triggering.
The episode starts off with showing Eren standing next to Armin’s burned body in shock. He was still carrying Bertholdt with him, which came in handy when the Beast Titan came over to tell him weird stuff about his father and promise that he will save him. Now, even though they didn’t concentrate on that in the episode, they might come back to this weird talk and explain it further since it seems to be important. Anyways, the Beast Titan wasn’t as present as we expected him to be in this episode since the main focus was on the tough choice that Levi had to make as the story evolves.
Levi was following the Beast Titan and ended up next to Eren. It was when Levi got there that we all heard that unbelievable and relieving sound; Armin breathed! Meanwhile, Hange was trying to extract information from and possibly kill Reiner. Surprisingly enough, even though the scouts did their best to kill him, he was still alive and this isn’t the first time that he survives after we get our hopes up and think he was done for. Since they were not sure if they were going to need him or not, Hange couldn’t kill him right away. That’s why she sent Mikasa to check on Eren and Armin and make sure that she now could kill Reiner.
And what an awful sight to did Mikasa land on that roof to see. Eren tearing up on top of the burned Armin, encouraging him to hang in there and keep breathing. The scene was truly emotional especially when Mikasa herself surprised us and started crying. Since Levi had the injection that could save Armin by making him a titan, Eren asked for it with hope in his eyes. A hesitant Levi pulled out the box with the injection on it and handed it over to Eren. But unfortunately, right before the box reached his hand, one of the Survey Corps who survived the rock attack showed up carrying Erwin on his back. This is where things get interesting. Since Erwin was still alive too, Levi became more interested in saving Erwin than saving Armin. They had to choose which one was going to be saved! And that was quite the disappointment since we weren’t expecting for Erwin to be involved.
When Reiner got saved from Hange by the Beast Titan, they let them escape and even she and those who were with her went to where the others were now arguing. Everybody was regrouped where both Armin and Erwin were lying. Eren, Mikasa and Levi were fighting over which one should be saved. Of course, Hange, Levi and the guy who brought Erwin were convinced that he was the one who could save humanity from the titans. On the other hand, Mikasa who was about to take the injection by force from Levi and Eren, wanted Armin to live. Eren started reminding them of all the things and brilliant plans that Armin came up with and saved thanks to them countless lives. That part probably made fans nostalgic and compassionate with Armin.
Now came an incredible and heart breaking scene; Hange was holding Mikasa to prevent her from attacking Levi while another person was doing the same thing with Eren. They were both crying and Eren was still talking about Armin’s dream, hoping to convince Levi. But the captain asked everyone to back off for him to give the injection to Erwin. But, in the middle of the process, Erwin lifted his arm while remembering the days back when he was at school and in that moment, Levi started thinking, Remembering his last moments with Erwin, he realised that he would have preferred if they left him to die and saved Armin so that’s what he did. So the injection was finally given to Armin to whom they then fed Bertholdt. Even though Armin was now back and that his comrades were now crying tears of joy, and that was an emotional and beautiful scene, you couldn’t help but feel sad because Erwin is now officially dead!
This episode was literally brain racking. A lot of unexpected things happened especially Levi’s decision and Erwin’s regrettable death. Now the most interesting part of the next episode will be Armin’s reaction to the fact that Erwin is now dead and that he is alive instead of him. The title of the 7th episode will be “Basement” and they will also be finally exploring what Eren’s father left for him, so we will now know what was hidden in there for so long.
JET Press Team