Whoa. What. Just. Happened. Suddenly this show doesn’t suck anymore. Actually, that was pretty darn awesome.
Just in time for it to end…
For once, Shingeki no Kyojin does plotting and trickery correctly. The key thing they did right is that, instead of endless exposition of the characters saying how confused they are, they actually fooled the audience. I’m sure I’m not the only person who completely believed that they were actually sneaking Eren out.
The whole time I was worried because they went straight to the person who had apparently tried to kidnap Eren for help. Eventually I began to trust her… a little bit. And right after I start to trust her, they try to go down the staircase.
That scene was intense. After the viewer has just enough time for the implications of her refusal to sink in, we see the survey corps members hidden along the rooftops. After some tense negotiations, Mikasa draws her blades (her DUAL blades) and Annie gets rushed by a horde of crazy people. Damn.
Next week is going to be epic.
I wonder why Annie is doing this? I’m guessing she has some noble sounding reason. I’d like to say it’s opposing the corruption of the king, but having an enemy outside the walls is what gives the king his power. The other obvious theory (mentioned, I believe, in an earlier episode) is that an enemy was created to force mankind to come together. That doesn’t seem to be working out well though. Another possibility I see is that some group created the Titans and then lost control of them.
One last thought: ouch. But very true. Eren and Jean do both have the same nasty look in their eyes.