E20

エルヴィン・スミス ~第57回壁外調査④~
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, …
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SYNOPSIS:
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)

SCENES COUNT:
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.
oh...it's that crawler titan

oh…it’s that crawler titan

so peaceful looking

so peaceful looking

titans-watching on trees

titans-watching on trees

yea..time to flee

yea..time to flee

that's not the way to climb trees

that’s not the way to climb trees

sometimes they draw Aururo too similar to Jean.

nope, that’s not Jean

"clumsy me"

“clumsy me”

watch in amusement as the titan failed his climb

watch in amusement as the titan failed his climb

here comes the chat

“ねぇぇ…アルミン”

"wth you're saying armin!?"

“wth you’re saying Armin!?”

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.

@titan: manners...

@titan: manners…

blood blood everywhere

blood blood everywhere

he is becoming more and more similar in mindset to those people.

he is becoming more and more similar in mindset to those people.

pain in the butt

pain in the butt

hearing the femme titan scream

hearing the femme titan’s scream

Armin's over seriousness stems from him knowing/figuring out too much

Armin’s over seriousness stems from him knowing/figuring out too much

the more Mikasa screens, the less work the animators have

the more Mikasa scenes, the less work the animators have

spectacle

not bulls

nope, those titans aren't coming up

nope, those titans aren’t coming up

well, to those who's been following the manga...

well, to those who’ve been following the manga…

what's the that glare

“I’ma kill whoever’s stolen my snack!!”

Jean doesn't want to retreat yet?

“it’s time to go already? “

the calm before the storm

the calm before the storm

now who's most similar to Levi in physical stature?

now who’s most similar to Levi in physical stature?

lifeless.  at least it's a quick death.

lifeless. at least it’s a quick death.

lastly, R.I.P. to this member of Levi-han

Gunter

Gunter


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now what he has to say in this added scene

now what he has to say in this added scene

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.

need glasses

need glasses

witnesses something horrible

witnesses something horrible

and we shall find out next week.

and we shall find out what’s so horrible next week.

Thoughts..
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
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What a refreshing way to end a tense episode.

up next he might appear in
21 – 100%, 22 – 10%, 23 – 25%

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