My speculation last week was totally off. I’d guessed that Eren had somehow “taken over” the Titan that ate him.
But it turns out he actually did transform into a titan. And reached his arm out the other titan’s throat and ripped him apart from the inside. My god. This thing’s a monster but I really do have to feel bad for the poor thing. What a horrible way to die.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s up with Eren’s dad. I love how this show uses the shouts and camera angles to build up so much intensity that this scene with the injection comes across as even more nerve-wracking than fighting giants. That shot where they had him turn his head to reveal the bulging eyes and the tears streaming down his face was great.
And Eren seems to have remembered things. We’ll see what next episode, hopefully. But at least he can transform into a titan at will now. Too bad his titan form is mostly a corpse at the moment. I assume the basement will hold the solution to this problem.
The father said that Eren would have to reclaim the outer wall before they could reach the basement. That means that the flashback must have happened after Eren’s mother died. There’s something important here the show has skipped over here and neglected to tell us… Where is the father now anyway?
What a great way to phrase it.
This show really knows how to do freaked out phases and transitions. I loved the jump from the flashback with Eren as a titan screaming about how he wants to kill all the titans to Armin’s terrified face as Eren threatens to kill the small army surrounding him.
We got a bit of an introduction to the recon squad at the beginning of this episode. The leader seems like a grown up version of Eren. I bet they aren’t going to get along.