Attack on Titan 2 – Episode 3

REACTION – For the past two episodes, Attack on Titan’s second season has been giving us some interesting information about the creation of the walls, the Order of the Wall cult, and some of the characters’ backstories – which is something that wasn’t really focused in the first season since it was mostly about Eren, Mikasa and Armin setting their place in the Survey Corps.

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At the beginning of the episode, we resume from where we left off when Connie found his family’s house being smashed by a barely living Titan. What caught me off guard was that Titan spoke “Welcome Back” to Connie as he was about to move along with the rest of the group. Did one of his family turn into a titan? If so, then is it possible that Titans we see now were once human?

All of this is pure suspicion and warrants a separate article of its own.

On other parts, Ymir asks her group leader to have her and Christa to leave the group since they are unarmed and would be Titan fodder in the process. Now, the interaction between these two is interesting. Christa was going about “you don’t have to protect me. Are you doing this because of my family?

Ymir denies this though and says that she joined the corps for personal reasons. What’s up with that? Is there something important about Christa’s family?

Moving on to the remaining groups, they eventually find out that there was no breach in the wall and rest up at a nearby abandoned castle. Only to be attacked by a large group of Titans, much to their surprise since Titans can’t move at night. The Beast Titan, which was shown scaling the wall, could’ve been the cause of this rare event but how it does it is still very confusing.

Another thing to note about this scene is that Ymir is caught in the act of doing something. Is this related to the attack that happened afterwards in the castle?

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On Eren and the gang’s group, Armin and Hange come up with the conclusion that the walls may be made of hardened Titan skin – which is pretty much obvious from the build-up of the first two episodes. So their plan is to retake Shiganshina by using Eren to re-build the breach in the wall which was made in the first season.

Also, Pastor Nick got spooked after seeing a huge exodus of refugees from the outer walls after the wall breach. He discloses that Christa is the one that they should be looking for, which is quite alarming since Christa is in the aforementioned castle that is currently being attacked by Titans.

It’s a race against time.

This episode has left me asking so many questions and answered only few to none. I hope Eren’s basement, Christa’s involvement, and Pastor Nick’s words will provide more answers in the next one.

 

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4 thoughts on “Attack on Titan 2 – Episode 3”

  1. There’s definitely a lot of hints leading to theorising during this third episode but still not much in the way of answers (which is kind of fun at the moment but hopefully we’ll get some answers before the end of the season). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It’s pretty much an interrogative fun fest for Attack on Titan right now and honestly, I’m getting rather interested.

      The past season was more focused on Eren’s powers and the inner workings of the different corps and such but never was the world talked about in a larger scale.

      The series has leveled up from its previous season.

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      1. I’m hoping we get more focus on these mysteries rather than action (not that action in season 1 was bad, but so far season 2 hasn’t been as exciting in that department and really it no longer has the novelty factor). To see this show really flesh out the story and characters would be really great.

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      2. Well, after watching these past few episodes, it seems they are trying to lean into character and universe development whilst balancing the action the series is known for.

        It’s pretty much going at an okay pace for me.

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