“Genshoteki Yokkyū -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (9)-“(原初的欲求 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑨―)
Jean is in trouble, Eren is determined that he has a birth right and Armin is saving the day. Just another episode of Attack on Titan.
The way the group worked together to save Jean left me breathless, to be honest I’ve seen this episode a few times and watching that scene when Jean finally starts to get away from the small Titan just to swing into the path of a oncoming jumping Titans mouth still makes me sit on the edge of my chair breathless. It was why I absolutely loved the other characters. If you haven’t guessed by now Jean is probably my absolute favourite.
Its such a beautifully dramatic episode. Its the culmination of 9 episodes worth of story. It would have worked better without Eren talking over the scene where he’s carrying the boulder, as we see flashbacks of his and Mikasa’s life you also see the death of pretty much absolutely everyone else in the team who give their lives to keep the Titans away from Eren.
Eren’s Titan is such a beautiful Titan too it honestly made completely stunning visuals. The horror of the task yet the beauty of it too. Pyxis said that he didn’t care as long as he could be on the winning side for once and he got his win but at a terribkle
Another character that I love joins the rest when Levi saves the last of the Elite group and take them back.
Eren is lucky that it looks like that Scouts themselves can put two and two together. The smarter people in the world seem to have figured out that the Colossal and Armoured Titans are like Eren which makes sense with what you saw of the Colossal with him disappearing when Eren was trying to kill him, if he just transformed back to human then he’d be too small to really be noticed. His wish to kill Titans no matter what seems to stir something in Levi who decides to let him join the Scouts, they seem to be looking at going back to Eren’s home to find out what his father had hidden there so it is all falling into place for Eren.
Sadly there was a lot of death and Marco was one of them, we last saw him saving Jean’s life and Jean is the one that finds him. Its actually horrific to see him lying there dead, maybe not as horrific as the vomit of human bodies left behind but emotionally much more horrific as Marco has been the voice of reason to Jean. Its like that voice in the back of your head reminding you that you are actually a strong and good person you just don’t see it and Jean needed him to turn him into the person he’ll become. Of course Marco’s death itself will play a big part into creating the next step for Jean, now he can honestly say he’s lost something of giant importance to him to the Titans so when Eren is out moralising about doing the right thing he has the image of his closest friend being killed to remind Eren that he’s just a idiot who is content on killing himself just to get the smallest of victories.