Erwin Smith -The 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls ④-
Last week they unexpectedly cut out one of the flashback scene. This week, we get a nice discussion between Jean and Armin. Next week, we get some anime original scenes (featuring Jean), the week after the next, …
Just when they think they have finally captured the female titan, she (titan) pulls off a clever escape; and just when Gunter thinks he saw a hooded Levi, the hooded person flungs towards him… (oh..and Jean questions about the commander’s decision of withholding info)
1 (divided into 3 main parts)
1.1 tree talk / 1.2 flee from titan / 1.3 receives signal to retreat
and again due to the length of this entry..
It’s not even a Jean-centric episode, I don’t even know how there are like 30 images.
I am glad Armin has found his place within the military, although sometimes I just think he’s lost a part of him during all this. Sure, it’s part of character development, but personally I’m not too fond of Armin turning into a carbon copy of the current decision-makers.
lastly, R.I.P. to this member of Levi-han…
If they are to add an ani-ori of him in the next episode, I do hope they will also expand on Armin’s plan (of getting Jean to pose as Eren) being carried out.
This episode shows that although Armin and Jean shares the same trait of people-who-thinks-a-lot. They actually have a very different mindset. In better times, Jean would probably be fitting as a doctor – one who values lives above everything (aside from being a “leader” as many have suggested). With the back and forth scenes between Levi-han and Armin/Jean, it also shows Eren and Jean having that similarity (of putting people first). Another comparison: Levi disagrees with Erwin’s plan, but follows the order nonetheless. Now go back to E18, what Jean said about following orders.
As for Jean (correctly) figuring out the overall plan, that’s to be expected. After Armin, he’s probably one of the brighter ones within the top 10. The difference here being, he doesn’t hesitate to share his guesses, while Armin has been keeping quiet. Jean just needs a second opinion to backup his speculation, and he’s found just that, from Armin.
About the female titan, I would say that’s a clever, if not cunning execution (of escape and such). Another massacre to come next week? Certainly.
End-card of the episode
What a refreshing way to end a tense episode.
up next he might appear in
21 – 100%, 22 – 10%, 23 – 25%