C61

61-12Now that you’ve seen this image, you’d know the answer to one of the many question asked during last month’s chapter 60. Thank you Isayama for at least giving Jean some boost in confidence on his role and purpose in the team. A lot of dialogue bubbles this chapter. I think it’d feel much faster when this is animated.

Timestamp:
1 month 2 weeks and 7 ? days
; time stands still, no change from last chapter’s.

(Mr. K.) Panels count: 5

Synopsis of chapter: They were preparing for Erwin's execution.  Then came Pixis, and Nile.  The government fell after a game of bluff set up with the cooperation of Pixis.  SL is clear of all charges; that message delivered by Hange, who was one of those three cloaked figures.  Elsewhere some sort of ritual is about to commence.

Apparently not all MPs families live around Wall Sina, as we see in this chapter.

Apparently not all MPs families live around Wall Sina, as we see in this chapter.

imagined and ps-ed.

imagined and ps-ed.

she gets two panels in this chapter. congrats.

she gets two panels in this chapter. congrats.

here comes Erwin's smirk again

here comes Erwin’s smirk again

more mobile with just one arm chained up

more mobile with just one arm chained up

long time no see, mr. president

long time no see, mr. president

nobles whom we don't care for their names.

nobles whom we don’t care for their names.

Jean is the average guy, and so here's his double.

Jean is the average guy, and so here’s his double.

uncommon coming from Nile

uncommon coming from Nile

I think he's on drugs

I think he’s on drugs

two less people this time

two less people this time

I think we were half expecting Marlo and Hitch to be those cloaked MPs.

I think we were half expecting Marlo and Hitch to be those cloaked MPs.

this could be one of those still scenes when S2 comes around.

this could be one of those still scenes when S2 comes around.

Jean has found himself a new friend - his chapter 59 paid off

Jean has found himself a new friend – his chapter 59 paid off

no risk of being fired?

no risk of being fired?

Sasha and Connie are crying?  Interesting how these three are grouped in this panel.  But then after all, it was him who brought them into the team (technically speaking).

Sasha and Connie are crying? Interesting how these three are grouped in this panel. But then after all, it was him who brought them into the team (technically speaking).

almost thought this being a fistbump

almost thought this being a fistbump

Eren is mentioned.

Eren is mentioned.

what's in it for Kenny now?  Shouldn't he become a free agent?

what’s in it for Kenny now? Shouldn’t he become a free agent?

from another pov

That was one quick coup. It went nearly bloodless expect for the ambush at Stohess. That could have been avoided, but then Levi did manage to cut down some of the cMP forces. Now the government has been disbanded, so is the cMP. What will this mean to Kenny? Sure he no longer has weapons and underlings at his disposal, at least not as accessible.
I am happy how this turns out over at Levi’s squad of course. Was really hoping for Jean’s instinct about Marlo and Hitch be right. Glad Isayama gives this shining moment to him. That 58 was probably a low point for Jean; definitely disappointed with himself as shown in 59 – now Isayama not screwing up Jean’s “redemption” attempt, bravo. Would have been terrible for Jean if one or both of those MPs are spies or betrays the team immediately. With the two MPs not-betraying the team, Jean has actually made some trustworthy teammates (well, I think we can be sure on Marlo, Hitch can still be a wildcard, but, shall cross fingers for that). The fact he put himself in vulnerable situation in 59 has earned the trust. Risky as it was, he knew what he was doing (as opposed to how some who think he was just being an idiot).

"Happy about this chapter. (Jean) becomes friend with Marlo just as expected." Oh yes, I am so glad that happened.

“Happy about this chapter.
(Jean) becomes friend with Marlo just as expected.”
Oh yes, I am so glad that happened.


random observation: how he used to be probably the most disliked amongst his classmates, he is now Mr. Everyone’s Friend – what a progress.
Those team celebrating panels indeed have the “calm before the storm” feel to them. Interesting how Sasha commented at the end of chapter 51 – now they have another happy moment here, although Eren and Historia is missing from the team. So yeah, worrying continues. Well…unless they switch focus away from Levi squad for next chapter. Do I want that? Maybe I do, the team needs some much needed rest; but then they are tight on time…hmm…
Tired, thus the fragment-ness of this block of text.

Can you believe one volume ago (4 chapters), was when that ambush on Levi squad started, with faces being blown off and such?

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2 thoughts on “C61

  1. Maria

    Wow, that was… a neat wrap-up..? Almost too perfect, like the last scene in a classic play, everything fell into place. Erwin saved from gallows in the last moment, overthrowing the establishment by his sheer charisma and righteous ways, gaining powerful and loyal allies along the way, Levi apologizing to Hanji, Sasha glomping Mikasa, everyone’s sins being erased… it didn’t feel like reading SnK at all. Either Isayama has fallen in love or some serious poop is about to hit the fan (*crosses fingers*)

    I really, really want to see what’s up with Reiner and Berth…

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  2. vofoj

    We’ve already been tricked in 51 into thinking someone from the new squad will die “soon”. At the end, it was Hange’s squad and random cMPs who died. Of course it’s hard to say whether this arc has technically ended, so yeah…more fingers crossings. Want to know how to SL will go after this. I sense a regroup chapter or half-chapter coming up. (though I know there will be shouts of “no plot advancement” if that does happen)

    I wonder how they will fit that in…considering it’s unlikely Isayama will give a whole chapter to focus on their whereabouts. Last time Eren was with them, so it made sense…

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