E17

17 – 女型の巨人 ~第57回壁外調査①~
Female Titan -The 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls ①-

in memory of...you had your badass moment

…you had your badass moment

SYNOPSIS:
The Scouting Corp seperates into different squads. Armin’s squad has met a female titan. Reiner and Jean comes to Armin’s aid. Together they confront the female titan, and face numerous near death situations. The female titan mysteriously runs away, towards Eren’s direction -thump thump thump…-

SCENES COUNT:
1. with the whole expedition team
2. in his own squad
3. with Armin and Reiner vs. female titan


Ok, this is in the recap. I think he might appear in the recaps from now on. So I won’t be counting his recap appearances in future episode.

and again due to the length of this entry..


Attention at front, Sasha!

Attention at front, Sasha!

Sasha seems to be freaking out a lot, but that’s what makes her fun. She has luck and fans, so she’ll be alright.

favouritism to Jean..

favouritism to Jean..

Auruo, always in need of some caffeine.

Auruo, always in need of some caffeine.

Levi-han doesn’t get a lot of time in this episode. They have that next week, or two weeks from now, and then it’s bad news for them. For now the focus will be on Armin, Jean-look-alike, and Reiner-look-alike. (but seriously, they look completely different in anime)

this episode will focus on these three.

this episode will focus on these three.

looks like one of those movie scenes

looks like one of those movie scenes

Armin is the brain, but, a lot of times, he thinks faster than he acts.

Armin is the brain, but, a lot of times, he thinks faster than he acts.

Jean's become quite the proactive person.

Jean’s becoming quite the proactive leader-person.

"Ha hahaha.." The psychotic grin? One of the few expressive characters in this series = always fun to watch

“Ha hahaha..” The psychotic grin? One of the few expressive characters in this series = always fun to watch

Somehow I could not imagine he reacting this way back in trainee days. It’s a nice change nonetheless. Armin was totally like ‘Eh..?? You are taking risk (at a titan)?’ And Jean had his own ep. 16 fire scene recap playing in his mind.
Reiner, "Oi...are you the real Jean?  The Jean I knew's selfish. "

Reiner, “Oi…are you the real Jean? The Jean I know’s selfish. “

"that's just mean....seriously"

“that’s just mean….seriously”

(honestly) saying what he thinks

(honestly) saying what he thinks of Armin

A comical scene where Jean comments on the Armin-Eren relationship…but it’s SO true.
that's the way Jean does his complimenting, Armin..

that’s the way Jean gives compliments, Armin..

nope, not that whistling scene.

nope, not that whistling scene.

budget spending begins here

budget spending begins here, strange faces ensures

off he goes

off he goes

showcasing his 3DMG skills?

showcasing his 3DMG skills?

rushes to save Armin..

rushes to save Armin..

vlcsnap-00033

imminent death? guess not.

imminent death? guess not.

budget's spent on the 3DMG animation.

budget’s spent on the 3DMG animation.

Armin's gone psycho

Armin’s gone psycho

always a hard landing eh...

always a hard landing eh…

more thoughts in his mind

more thoughts in his mind

well, have to include this here as she's the title of this episode.

well, have to include this here as she’s the title of this episode.

the "wooo!! + ohh nos..omg" moment..

the “wooo!! then ohh..omg” moment.

sorry...I just have to laugh at this.

sorry…I just have to laugh at this.


Run run away, away to the next episode…

and RIP to all the casualties shown in this episode:

Cis

Cis

Ness

Ness

members of the Line 1 File 10 Lookout Squad

members of the Line 1 File 10 Lookout Squad



Thoughts..
Having read the manga, one would know Reiner wasn’t really being badass in this episode – at least in my opinion. He knows so well he’s not facing any danger of getting killed. But to anime-only viewers, yes, Reiner was totally badass in this episode. Armin was brilliant and Jean was the badass normal. Jean has become one of the more amusing character to watch as he is shown to be way more expressive of his thoughts and emotions than a lot of other characters of the series. (there are other ‘fun’ characters, but for different reasons) Maybe he has higher EQ than others. That may also be why he’s suitable as a leader – once again shown in this episode with his concern for Armin and Reiner. Armin again proved his role in the military. He might lack in combat skills, but any army/military needs their brains, and he fits right in. I think the events are effecting him both positively AND negatively. His mental state does look to head into more volatile territory (this a partial spoiler of some future episodes). I know he wasn’t ‘crazy’ when he yelled at Jean and/or the female titan, but still one could notice the change. As we shall see in future episodes/chapters, his friendship with Jean grows, well, sort of. I’ve always think Armin’s the neglected one in the ‘Ermikasa’ trio. Maybe Mr. K. can acts as a counterweight for Armin. As hotheaded Jean may seem, he’s the person who can sees things most objectively.

18 preview

he'll be back again this week

he’ll be back again next week

And there will be this scene (url) in next episode perhaps?

up next he might appear in
18 – 100%, 19 – 80%, 20 – 30%

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