As usual, pretty great episode. Some excellent fighting scenes. I particularly enjoyed the part where they descended on the elevator and attacked the Titans from behind. My favorite scene was when the Titans’ heads crash through the walls of the headquarters, the leader is staring at them in fear, and Eren’s fist comes out of nowhere and punches them out of the way. The grappling hooks are awesome, but seeing giants fist fight isn’t too bad either.
Finally Armin’s plans save the day and for once he isn’t completely useless. I wonder what Mikasa was referring to when she said that he’d saved her and Eren’s life in the past. Hopefully he will gain some confidence soon.
And as I suspected last week, the Titan killing the other Titans was actually Eren. Maybe it’s sort of like Valvrave in that Eren can bite them in the thing at the back of their neck that kills them and body swap.
I wonder how they’ll use this in the future. Hopefully you don’t need to be swallowed to take over a Titan’s body. Because that would kind of suck. Also it seems like Eren loses most of his intelligence when he possess a Titan. I guess if they body swap they also swap brains. He did appear to retain some degree of intelligence, however, possessing the wherewithal to recognize the enemies, aim for their weak point, and retaining his anger at the special Titan that killed his squad.
The question remains if this ability is something particular to Eren or if any human can do it. Regardless, I’m assuming that taking over a Titan’s body isn’t something that’s easy to do. That way I hope we’ll still get to see most of the fighting done with the grappling hooks.