“Kamitsuku -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (3)-“ (噛み付く ―第57回壁外調査③―)
The Female Titan has found Eren, now is time for Levi to act.
Possibly the worst episode for Eren there is.
We’re meant to have this flashback to show us just why Eren decided to trust his team but the problem is he doesn’t trust anyone and he’s so eager to do things he doesn’t know will work. His dilemma is that people are trying to attack the Titan and just being killed off one by one, he wants to turn and kill the Female Titan but he 1/doesn’t know if it’ll work and 2/even if it will work he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to control himself.
This is why he needs to be lead.
The problem is he won’t be lead either. Levi basically shrugs him off and tells him its up to him to decide what he’s going to do and I guess that is a good point. People are dying BECAUSE of Eren, the Female Titan is there FOR Eren so they are dying in his name. It isn’t really Levi’s decision therefore what Eren does because he can’t make someone be OK with people killing themselves for Eren.
He’s so childish though.
Everything Levi has done for him and he doesn’t trust him. Everything he’s sworn to do, everything he knows the other Scouts have sworn to do and he gets all emo about people putting their lives on the line for him when he himself HAS ALREADY BASICALLY BEEN KILLED FOR THE SAME REASON!
I don’t think this registers with him. He was inside a Titan, he was going to die. He didn’t know when his arm and leg were bitten off and he was saving Armin from certain death he himself wouldn’t die because he’d transform into a Titan. He hasn’t learnt from it he thinks he’s going to be safe because of his powers, POWERS HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND. Powers he can’t control as the experiments the others have done on him have proven, powers that could in themselves kill more Scouts because he can’t be 100% sure he won’t attack them when turned into a Titan.
It made me love his group even more. The flashback showed that he had a tough day trying to transform but couldn’t, the others offered support before being terrified out of their minds by him partially transforming and creating a Titan hand to pick up a spoon. It leads Hange to figure out that its triggered by his need to do things but obviously made the others nervous and on edge.
Again Levi saved his ass and after they realise that he couldn’t help it his whole group bite their hands in support of him and apology for not trusting him.
Yet he doesn’t trust Levi, he’d put their lives at risk and still thinks he’s in the right.
The thing is this is all his character and his development and all the rest of it but it makes you angry at the TV because so many people are going to die whilst he fannies about the place feeling a overly large sense of self importance about something he doesn’t understand but is going to throw in people’s faces whenever he can. He is totally against what the Scouts are yet is the biggest Scout fan boy around.
AND PEOPLE LET HIM BE LIKE THAT.
His dad didn’t really give him a talking too when he killed those people, Levi shrugs his shoulders and god forbid Mikasa ever tell him to grow up. Jean is about the only person who does stick up against him but Eren doesn’t respect Jean enough to listen, he thinks he’s a coward and ignores him.
In the end he decides to do what Levi is doing and they burst through into a opening where Erwin is with the other Scouts that went on in front who attack the Female Titan with cannons full of grappling hooks. For now the threat is gone and we’re one step closer to finding out who the Female Titan is.
No actual thanks to Eren.