Levi talks with Kenny and we see the life Kenny had and the choices he made before they crown Historia. While not a lot actually happens this episode of Attack on Titan it is a nice pause to fill in some gaps and prepare us for what is coming next.
Kenny had a colourful past and seeing his confrontation with the true king before he became his follower was an interesting experience. While it is still hard to really understand what makes Kenny tick, that’s kind of the point because Kenny himself is confused by some of the choices he made along the way. And that makes his hesitation to use the needle make a lot of sense, that and he clearly didn’t want to become a brainless titan but also didn’t want to die.
Likewise this episode gave us some insight into Levi but there’s still so much to the character that just hasn’t been explained which keeps him interesting enough. He’s a character that has had a fairly big impact on the story but very little is really known about him from watching the anime so these small moments where we see his past are appreciated as they help to flesh out the picture a bit more.
Historia’s crowning ceremony was what you would expect and really all I wanted to know was why the people are so easily lead around. Last week they were berating the scouts and the military and being belligerent about having to evacuate and now they are singing the praises of Historia because she happened to land one blow on a titan that had already been blown apart by Eren and the other Scout’s efforts. I get what they are going for with the masses but it really is depressing to watch sometimes.
Lastly, we finally catch up with the guys who left the scouts after confessing to being titans and they’ve crossed paths with the beast titan. While a bit of context for this encounter might be nice, they do nicely set up a future obstacle for Eren and the others to face.
So all and all this episode was pretty satisfying as it wrapped up some story threads, reignited others, and more or less consolidated things that needed it so that we’re ready to move on. The question is, what will we move on to and will it be as satisfying as this last arc was?
- Attack on Titan Series Review
- Attack on Titan Season 2 Series Review
- Season 3 Episode 1: Why Not Add Another Faction
- Season 3 Episode 2: Whatever It Takes
- Season 3 Episode 3: Rewriting the Past Won’t Make It Go Away
- Season 3 Episode 4: A Time For Everything
- Season 3 Episode 5: Yourself or Humanity?
- Season 3 Episode 6: So Many Puzzle Pieces
- Season 3 Episode 7: Two Things I Didn’t Think Possible
- Season 3 Episode 8: They Finally Remembered Eren’s Basement – I’m So Happy Right Now
- Season 3 Episode 9: To Kill A Titan
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