Attack on Titan season 2, episode 3 review. (This review contains spoilers).
Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.
After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls.
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Episode 3 was not as gory as the previous two episodes, but it had a jam pack amount of questions. The episode starts off with Conny going to his village, the first village that the titans should have attacked if they breeched the wall. However, when they got there, they found a titan on top of Conny’s collapsed house, but what was more, there was not a dead body around, nor a trace of blood. Conny then hears the titan speaks, but before he can think about it anymore, they move out.
The episode continues and they try to find the hole where the titans had come from, but find nothing. The soldiers decide to stay at an abandoned castle they found for the night, and titans, which suddenly appear out of nowhere, begin to attack the building.
Meanwhile, Eren and co. are discussing about the mysteries of the wall from the previous episode.
Questions, questions, questions, yet no answers. It’s kinda getting on my nerves, but even then, I can’t stop watching. The characters are so well developed and the plot so thick. The world in this anime is so much a mystery and you just need to find out what everything is about. Of course, there were times where I wanted to pull my hair out because of the strong curiosity, but I also want to find out the answers to everything little by little until everything makes sense.
When the beginning of the episode opened and the village was shown, they mentioned that there were no bodies and blood despite the fact that the titans should have been there. This made little to no sense, and I knew that something was up. My theory is that the villagers were transformed into titans by some thing. And that thing, I think, was that hairy titan that could talk. He was somehow involved in all this.
Eren can change into a titan and perhaps that’s because he had been injected with some titan formula, possibly from his father. Remember? The crazed man in Eren’s dream? He did inject something into Eren. And that formula had somehow infected the people in the village as well. But instead of being able to maintain human form, they became purely titans.
Also, the mystery surrounding Krista, the name that the Pastor had given in order for them to find answers about the wall, is really interesting. I’m wondering what she has to do with all this.
Hopefully answers will come soon.