Attack on Titan Season 2 Episode 3

Review:

Sometimes this show gets its logic just right. While I still think my theory that the people in Connie’s town turned into titans is sound (and nothing this episode refuted that even overly optimistic girl) the group continued onto the wall to look for a hole. At that moment I started thinking if the villagers turned into titans there wouldn’t necessarily be one. And sure enough not long after group coming down the wall one way runs into group going the other along the wall and neither group found a hole.

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It’s unbelievable that you can say this with a straight face because even if the villagers had actually fled, it’s unlikely they outran Titans.

This episode sets up quite a lot. The scouts by the wall for some reason take refuge in a castle ruin (why there is a ruin inside the walls where space is short is still something I’d question) and as soon as they set up there I just kept thinking death trap. End of the episode, they are besieged by Titans and half of them don’t have any gear or weapons. Awesome. Hange and Armin continue to theorise about Titans from limited and incomplete knowledge but at least they are trying to use their heads and the end of the episode sees them, Eren and Mikasa heading to the castle (though they don’t actually know that the other guys are there or that the Titans are attacking it). This could be an interesting next episode.

Also, Beast Titan makes a brief cameo doing a King Kong over the wall.

Attack on Titan is available on AnimeLab.


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8 thoughts on “Attack on Titan Season 2 Episode 3

  1. You know now as a manga reader I know who the other Titans are like the Armored Titan and Colossal Titan. Know what I see that you don’t? The show is giving you minor hints as to who they are by their reactions and how they frame them 🙂 If you are smart you can even go back to Season 1 and check out everyone who talks to Annie and see any connections. I was blown away in the manga when I realized this and re read several chapters and watched Season 1 all over again. Sure enough the hints were there all along. I am enjoying the story bits and foreshadowing a lot. I think these episodes will make a lot more sense to you all in retrospect with a lot of knowledge dropped and secrets revealed. They are still a lot of fun though.

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  2. I like the fact that this season (at least so far) the focus is on different characters. I really enjoyed this episode, and it definitely was a very good set up for the next one. As for the villagers that have turned into Titans, that is my theory as well….but on the other hand it is so obvious that I still have this nagging feeling that there might be something else that is going on. I do like it that this series keeps us guessing, but not too much, as there is always a small reveal for a secret at least 😊

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  3. The Beast Titan would make a nice King Kong.

    That girl’s optimism really is jarring. The way Connie latches on to it is as well but I guess they’re both deluding themselves.

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    1. The optimism also kind of came out of nowhere given everyone in this show has always been pretty negative and quick to draw the worst conclusion. Suddenly they are trying the power of positive thinking and it was just, well jarring is probably the best description.

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    1. After season 1 I could probably have named about 5 characters. Mostly I just knew the others by various labels (such as potato girl). Season 2 is actually helping me finally attach the names to the faces so that’s actuall probably a good thing.

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