The city has fallen. Hordes of titans are now pouring into town. The people are doomed.
There’s a silver lining to this though. The makeup of the town where Eren lived in is actually a sort of lunging part of the wall, an entire walled off section on its own. It serves the purpose of drawing the attention of the titans, to lessen the heat on having to defend all parts of the first and outer wall. And the titans being essentially dumb (they do look that part), their invasion attempts do really revolve around such towns.
So how’s the town? Terrible. People are undergoing evacuation, but the ships simply cannot carry them all.
The town guards are attempting to defend with cannons, but they’re all bad shots.
Complicating things even further, a larger and more buff titan appears on the scene.
And this one runs…
tackles down walls…
and breathes out fire. Freakin’ fire breathin’ titan!
So yeah, sucks to be humans. The wall the giant titan (double the effect!) broke was not the outer wall of the town, but rather the inner one. This meant that the first and other wall, wall Maria if I’m not mistaken, has been breached. And oh boy, the titans are going out to picnic.
And thus humanity is forced to retreat even further, going back and evacuating to the second middle wall. This means only two walls now stand before the extinction of humanity.
As for Eren? He’s livid.The initial response was of helplessness, specially when Hannes to pointed out that Eren’s weakness, and his own fear, led to the death of Eren’s mother.
Afterwards, it was all rage. Pure unadulterated unbridled anger and fury. And thus his goal in life is set: Kill all the titans!
Although the road to revenge and salvation is not a clear one. Eren and his friends Mikasa and Armin have to deal with problems like discrimination from the inner wall folks, food shortage…
and internal squabbling (should they fight and die or cower and live?).
Thankfully, Mikasa is there to be the voice of reason. God bless Mikasa for shoving the bread down Eren’s mouth.
The gears of history begin to move though, as the refugees are then sent to retake wall Maria. 250,000 were sent, 100 survived. Mission status unclear. It does fix the problem of food shortage though… In any case, a few years passed by, and Eren, Armin and Mikasa join the army…
The episode was pure despair for the characters, and sheer intensity and joy for the viewers. No amount of praise can encapsulate how good this is. Okay, I exaggerate. Anyway, this is quickly shaping up to be arguably the best show of the year. Unless the latter half of this year throws us something otherworldly. No, not KyoAni’s swimming anime.
What I’m interested to know is what value Eren’s dream has for the plot. Is the injection dream a reference to the future i.e. his dad will apply some experiment on him? Or is this a reference to the past i.e. his dad already did some experiment on him? And what exactly is hidden underneath their house?
Questions, questions. Surely they will be answered soon. Maybe the spoiler I chanced upon is real and related to this?