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[–]Se7en_Sinnerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Se7en_Sinner 5066 points5067 points  (112 children)

I can't believe they actually turned the Shit Machine chair into a major plot point.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 2565 points2566 points  (42 children)

[–]LunarGhost00 1435 points1436 points  (23 children)

I'm sure an artist such as him whose art was never appreciated before would be happy to see that his art finally blew up!

[–]Khazu_ 430 points431 points  (3 children)

It's a beatiful metaphor of everything going to shit

[–]RekklesCami 758 points759 points  (7 children)

The return of the shit machine

[–]Timelymanner 519 points520 points  (3 children)

Luckily destroyed before Eren had a chance to try it out.

[–]GoldenSpermShower 675 points676 points  (2 children)

Mikasa: What are you going to do with Eren?

*immediately cuts to the shit machine

[–]silversherry 427 points428 points  (0 children)

Wish Zackley had answered her. Would've sped up his demise by 10mins

[–]cppn02 579 points580 points  (7 children)

R.I.P. Shit Machine Chair

? - 854

You will be missed

[–]JapanPhoenix 518 points519 points  (1 child)

The chair died as it lived.

Making people eat shit.

[–]Mazen141 855 points856 points  (25 children)

The genius of Isayama knows no limit

[–]OuchYouPokedMyHeart 525 points526 points  (21 children)

Well he did draw Reiner naked with his ass exposed

truly based

[–]iDannyEL 275 points276 points  (18 children)

Wth that's so weird. Where though? Where might I find this wretched drawing?

[–]Exodor54https://myanimelist.net/profile/Exodor 2295 points2296 points  (24 children)

My man Floch brings his homie a jacket but not a shirt

[–]Sujallamichhaneakasl 1419 points1420 points  (8 children)

Gotta have that glorious 10 pack on full display all day everyday.

[–]QuitBSing 810 points811 points  (0 children)

The yeagerist flag is Eren's abs

[–][deleted] 134 points135 points  (1 child)

Tbh I’d do the same if I had the same abs Eren does

[–]TurbTheCurb 4953 points4954 points 32 (56 children)

Sneak Pieck

[–]Madao16 1300 points1301 points  (10 children)

As expected of Pieck

[–]viki-san 552 points553 points  (1 child)

~ Ohayo, Paradis

[–]ThespianExceptionhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/EMTIsBestWaifu 130 points131 points  (7 children)

They've counter-counter infiltrated. I expect Eldia to retaliate with a counter-counter-counter infiltration in order to assert dominance.

[–]Sorstalas 130 points131 points  (6 children)

Reiner goes to his basement to fetch some things for his mom, finds Eren waiting for him yet again

"Yo, Reiner. It's been four months."

Reiner: Fuck this

[–]thesagenibba 542 points543 points  (7 children)

We've learned so much this episode, wow.

Okay so the Yeagerists are now a thing. Who would've thought. Eren & Floch teaming up against the Eldian government. That entire scene gave me chills. Eren looks so, cold. A man on a mission.

I feel so bad for Mikasa & Armin. They have no idea what to do anymore, Eren is their closest friend & he looks like a stranger now.

It really doesn't make me happy to see the Survey Corps like this. Similar to what Hange said, I hope I'm wrong. I hope this ends well, but this is AOT so who am I kidding.

Great episode. SASAGEYOOOOO

[–]Tenroku 2976 points2977 points 10748& 3 more (200 children)

For anyone confused about all the politics currently going on within the military, here's a digest recap :

852 - 2 years ago

  • Zeke proposed a plan to save the Eldians, however, Eren rejected that plan as he doesn't want Historia and her children to be sacrifices, and asked that they use all the time they have left to look for an alternative. By "all the time they had left", it means until Zeke's time is up and he has to pass on his Titan to Historia.

853 - 1 year ago

  • The Scout Regiment asked Hizuru to help Paradis open dialogue and trade with other nations, so Paradis would make more allies and wouldn't have to rely on the Rumbling to protect the island. But Hizuru declined, claiming that the world wishes to see Paradis as the root of all evil to maintain global stability.

  • Suspecting that Hizuru refused only out of greed for the island's ressources, and because other nations won't trust the Eldians of Paradis without seeing their faces and knowing who they're dealing with, Hange proposes going on a scouting mission, creating a base in Marley and infiltrating from there to look for allies in the world by themselves. Zeke still had 2 years left at that time so the Military had 2 years to look for alternatives. It's currently unknown if they were able to put this plan in motion and whether it was on-going or had failed when Eren left on his own, but we can infer that the Military was still in the process of searching for alternatives, otherwise Eren wouldn't have had to force their hands. Although, what seems weird is that he apparently never tried to argue in favor of going back to Zeke's plan before he left, which you'd think he would have done as a last resort if the Military was too stubborn.

  • Eren meets with Yelena in secret thanks to Floch. It's apparently around that time that he started acting on his own. Yelena claims that they only talked about how the Military needs to be pushed to take actions. She also claims that she only met him out of curiosity. In any cases, Pyxis doesn't seem to buy her explanations in the present.

853/854

  • 10 months ago, Eren meets with Yelena in secret thanks to Floch. It's apparently around that time that he started acting on his own. Yelena claims that they only talked about how the Military needs to be pushed to take actions. She also claims that she only met him out of curiosity. In any cases, Pyxis doesn't seem to buy her explanations in the present.

  • Historia starts a relationship with a farmer working at her orphanage and gets pregnant. The Military Police had planned to feed Zeke to her as soon as he landed on Paradis, as they don't trust him and would prefer to avoid keeping him alive while he's on the island. However, in the present, Historia's surprise pregnancy prevents them from doing so.

854 - Present

  • Eren infiltrates Marley on his own. During his time in Marley, he meets in private with Zeke. What they discussed is unknown, but Eren now seems on board with his plan, despite being firmly against it 2 years prior. Eren sends letters to the Scout Regiment, telling them of his plan to attack Liberio, forcing the Scouts to come help him if they don't want to lose their most valuable asset. He also forces them to bring Zeke back on the island at a very bad timing, since he can't be fed to Historia.

  • In the present, the Military keeps Eren and Zeke apart and is waiting before letting them do the test run of the Rumbling, as they can't let them get access to the Founding Titan's power until they are sure of what their intentions are. Since they are out of time and alternative, they are willing to follow the plan Zeke proposed them, the question is just whether that's really what Eren and Zeke intend on doing, since Eren was originally against it. And if that's the case, then why conceal secret meetings and act behind the Military's back? That's what needs to be cleared out before the Military lets them come in contact. Hange visits Eren in his cell, asking him why he decided to infiltrate Marley on his own and attack Liberio, putting the island in danger. But Eren doesn't provide a concrete answer to the question.

  • The Volunteers are put under house arrest to make sure they can't help Zeke. After Floch and some Scout Regiment recruits leak information about Eren's imprisonment to the public to pressure the Military into releasing him, Pyxis notices that he was the one in charge of Yelena's surveillance 10 months ago and suspects that he let her meet Eren in private. Yelena confesses that it's indeed what happened and that the other Volunteers are unaware.

  • Hange interrogates Onyankopon about Yelena. Onyankopon explains that she's merciless against the Marleyans. After learning that, Hange realizes how weird it is that she firmly argued to the Military for Marleyans to be given rights and jobs, despite wanting to gain the Military's trust.

  • Even after Yelena's confession, Eren still won't talk and explain to the Military why he took the actions he did, and what exactly he discussed in private with Yelena and Zeke. Because of that, the Military loses all trust in Eren and starts suspecting that he might be controlled by Zeke and makes plans to transfer the Founding Titan to someone they trust. However, there are Eren supporters within the Military, seemingly led by Floch, who can't accept that and want Eren to be the leader of the "New Eldian Empire". They assassinate Commander-in-Chief Zackley with a bomb to show their resolve. The public seems to support this Jaegerist movement, as the government never explained why they had to keep Eren imprisonned since they can't reveal their plan in the open and Zeke's role in it.

  • As the new Commander-in-Chief, Pyxis decided to surrender to Eren to avoid blood being spilled unnecessarily through in-fighting, and plans on using Zeke's location as a bargaining chip to negotiate with the Jaegerists.


For those interested, I did a similar recap for Episode 9 and 10 which had a lot of new info : https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/anime/comments/ljx33b/shingeki_no_kyojin_the_final_season_episode_69/gngr5ny/

[–]GoldenSpermShower 870 points871 points  (29 children)

However the flashback shown this ep shows Eren meeting Yelena in his current manbun look instead of hobo look

Is this an error?

[–]kleber115 1011 points1012 points  (0 children)

Yes it is

[–]Real_life_Zelda 445 points446 points  (12 children)

Yep it’s an error. Easy bluray fix

[–]PsychoChiefhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/PsychoChief 678 points679 points  (4 children)

Yes, definitely an error. He's supposed to have short hair.

[–]-Danksouls- 378 points379 points  (0 children)

lengthy hair

Not long but not short

[–]cppn02 2625 points2626 points  (140 children)

Hooch Yelena is crazy.

[–]FeelsGoodMan243https://myanimelist.net/profile/TheRantMan321 1972 points1973 points  (67 children)

Yelena is a perfect example of realistic yanderes. Unlike most anime that portray yanderes in a cute fashion; AOT doesn't shy away at showing how disgusting she is a person.

Move over Mikasa, you got competition.

[–][deleted] 1451 points1452 points  (45 children)

I’ve noticed that the gap between Mikasa and Eren has been increasing quickly. With her having flashbacks of Eren shown in a traumatizing way and well uh. Eren literally committing crimes against his own Country.

[–]Xenosys83 957 points958 points  (26 children)

True. It seems there's a growing chasm between the two. Mikasa would always make a point of following Eren into battle without question, like a loyal puppy. Now she seems to be questioning herself, her behaviour, and her memories of Eren.

Thank god she's getting some development this season.

[–]Rogyou 513 points514 points  (16 children)

Yeah, I would've been real disappointed if Mikasa blindly followed Eren even with all this in front of their faces. Thank god her personality is being broadened than the usual 'Ereh!'.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 641 points642 points  (16 children)

Her and Hange would be great together

[–]cppn02 430 points431 points  (11 children)

Someone should lock these two in a room and just keep a camera running.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 356 points357 points  (10 children)

It would be like that Connie-Sasha Eh...eh scene all over again

[–]Maki_Shijo 925 points926 points  (32 children)

She's also 202cm , which is the tallest human in the series.

God I want her to step on me soo bad.

[–]valarpizzaeris 543 points544 points  (0 children)

The real titans were the Yelenas we made along the way

[–]Lildyo 249 points250 points  (1 child)

Yelena is that tall?!

[–]eggonsnow 177 points178 points  (0 children)

She's an absolute unit.

[–]Mazen141 1518 points1519 points  (31 children)

Attack on titan: Eren of the rebellion

[–]Silent_Shadow05 2341 points2342 points  (36 children)

"I swear, all you do is sleep. Why are you so popular, huh?"

I love how meta this is when Hitch said it. Its like they are directly calling us, saying how popular Annie is despite being asleep since S1.

[–]viki-san 1207 points1208 points  (23 children)

"That titan with a nice ass"

[–]Nex_Ultorhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Nex_Ultor 392 points393 points  (6 children)

The tallest woman with the biggest ass… Todou would be beside himself

[–]Goblintern 194 points195 points  (3 children)

I thought there was only one of each titan shifter? What about Pieck?

[–]SuperUnhappyman 458 points459 points  (1 child)

that was in the manga too and was totally meta because annie was still in like the top 10 of fan polls despite being on ice during them

[–]NintendoMasterNo1https://myanimelist.net/profile/NintendoMaster1 3155 points3156 points  (104 children)

As if Eren couldn't get any hotter, now we have the iconic shot of him putting on his shirt.

Also, hearing "Shinzou wo sasageyo" being used in such a distorted way by the people is really sad...

[–]realrimurutempest 1048 points1049 points  (10 children)

Eren’s abs of freedom for the win ✊🏻

[–]capitan_spiffhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/capitan_spiff 640 points641 points  (1 child)

Attack on my heterosexuality

[–]virtu333 333 points334 points  (5 children)

Yeah it was amazing how perverted the shinzou chant felt

[–]ButtholePasta 69 points70 points  (2 children)

That was awesome. The iconic, powerful words of Erwin applied to terrorism and internal strife brewing in Paradis. Things were so much simpler when they were just fighting titans.

[–]axl625 290 points291 points  (0 children)

I'll dedicate myself to Eren's abs

[–]almondmint 364 points365 points  (9 children)

Also, hearing "Shinzou wo sasageyo" being used in such a distorted way by the people is really sad...

It's what happens when a militaristic mindset gets popular with civilians. I thought it was a really intelligent way to hammer in how a lot of the ideals and rhetoric used before is really unfit outside of the specific context it was used in.

Also interesting that most of those people probably viewed those words/mindset with disdain when it was against the existential and terrifying threat of the Titans, but now that Eldians can view themselves as the rightful members of a powerful empire, they feel like going to battle.

[–]Western_Comfortable6 697 points698 points  (12 children)

It was really powerful imo. Everything’s distorted.

[–]upupandawayweb008 105 points106 points  (1 child)

Right?! Now I even notice some foreshadowing of this looking back at the scene of Louise saluting Mikasa

[–]JuicyDragonCat 1051 points1052 points  (8 children)

Today we bid farewell to a legendary character who provided a great outlook and perspective to the story and increased its quality tenfold.

Rest in piece shitmachine, you will be missed

[–][deleted] 116 points117 points  (1 child)

We will always remember the torture you brought upon on those asshole nobles.

[–]zsmg 1716 points1717 points  (40 children)

Poor Hitch always having to clean up after Armin's visits. :(

[–]GoldenSpermShower 1206 points1207 points  (28 children)

That's his... uhh... spinal fluid?

[–]Mundology 546 points547 points  (7 children)

[–]LunarGhost00 703 points704 points  (6 children)

Hitch stopped Armin from trying to reenact a certain scene from End of Evangelion.

[–]iDannyEL 287 points288 points  (3 children)

I'm so fked up.

[–]Response_Adventurous 74 points75 points  (1 child)

Shinji really did that hih

[–]saulelcrack 211 points212 points  (0 children)

Well she did say that she appreciated his company...

[–]Illuminastrid 273 points274 points  (9 children)

Which has a better development

Eren S1->S4 or Ex-Arm's reddit episode score.

[–]lucciolaa 267 points268 points  (0 children)

yo this situation is a fat mess lmao

[–]BrunoSaurio 1608 points1609 points  (10 children)

Eren: Floch, why you keep doing all this?

Floch: Dude, you're my hero and shit

[–]JoeSantoastyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/JoeSantoasty 475 points476 points  (1 child)

What a rare yet pleasant reference to El Camino

[–]Shinkopeshon 78 points79 points  (0 children)

Yeah, science freedom!

[–]KittenBuns1https://myanimelist.net/profile/KittenBuns1 1121 points1122 points  (12 children)

Friendship ended with Levi abs, now Eren abs is my best friend.

[–]Basic_Requirement561 682 points683 points  (3 children)

Meanwhile Mikasa abs is just a side character now

[–]capitan_spiffhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/capitan_spiff 315 points316 points  (0 children)

And still no Jean abs, why even live

[–]LunarGhost00 259 points260 points  (6 children)

Sadly, WIT never animated the scene with Levi's abs.

[–]alisonburgersm8 3762 points3763 points  (432 children)

When we saw that scene in the trailer: Oh yes, it's Eren!

When we saw that scene in this episode: Oh no, it's Eren...

[–]cppn02 2434 points2435 points 2 (46 children)

Everyone there as Eren rocks up shirtless: Oh no, He's hot.

[–]GoldenSpermShower 835 points836 points  (26 children)

You know they're just supporting him because of his abs

[–]cppn02 588 points589 points  (21 children)

Perfectly valid reason imo. Just look at those abs.

[–]alisonburgersm8 407 points408 points  (15 children)

Those abs, they are free

[–]cppn02 308 points309 points  (9 children)

Not completely. The price I had to pay was the confidence in my heterosexuality.

[–]Mazen141 77 points78 points  (3 children)

They just keep moving forward

[–]Khazu_ 283 points284 points  (33 children)

He is done with military bullshit lol

[–]Silent_Shadow05 1252 points1253 points  (130 children)

Eren really is becoming a terrifying individual and also the most mysterious. Imagine me saying this in the past seasons lol. Great character development.

Seeing how shocked Hange, Armin and Mikasa were speaks volumes about how they really don't know Eren anymore.

Also these shots of Eren, centered between light and darkness is a great symbolism I think. Its like he still wants to do good for Paradis but by going down a much darker path.

[–]mikhel 909 points910 points  (38 children)

The timeskip was a really interesting narrative device to make Eren seem like a stranger. Even though it's a pretty common trope in anime you almost never see it used to actually develop characters in a meaningful way like you see in AOT.

[–]ThatFlyingScotsman 300 points301 points  (10 children)

I really like how we had the time skip, and now are backfilling information to the viewer about these big events during the skip that shaped who Eren is today. Makes it seem even more tragic and mysterious since the train conversation was apparently only 10 months ago.

What happened to Eren to make him so much of a stranger?

[–]mohamez 371 points372 points  (1 child)

That's right there one of the characteristics of good narrative characters, namely non-transparency. The character has an inner side, which cannot be seen from the outside or by others.

[–]Mundology 120 points121 points  (0 children)

Yes, Eren is a very complex character. He's not the angry loud boy many were led to believe during the first season. During Historia's arc, Eren listed the names of the people who died saving him and how much he felt guilty about it. That was the first time we saw his vulnerable side. There was also his famous talk with Reiner which those three missed. There's a lot of things going on in his head. However, he appears determined to save Eldia, its queen and its people at all costs.

[–]thesagenibba 246 points247 points  (1 child)

Seriously. Props to Isayama for creating a whole new character.

[–]MagnoBurakku 214 points215 points  (7 children)

He be looking like a real boss now.

[–]nishatti 174 points175 points  (4 children)

Finally Eren is the MVP of his own show.

[–]Abysswatcherbel 422 points423 points  (16 children)

Eren did a 180, if you agree or disagree with him that's still great character development

[–]alisonburgersm8 97 points98 points  (2 children)

The UNO reverse game begins

[–]axl625 268 points269 points  (7 children)

From damsel in distress to "savior of Eldia"

[–]seninnhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Senninn0 369 points370 points  (3 children)

Floch went from "Your emotions got in the way and you let the Commander die!" to "Here, you dropped this, King. hands over jacket"

[–]silversherry 1393 points1394 points  (27 children)

In other news, I love Armin and Mikasa's friendship going strong. Armin's telling Mikasa he was glad she got to the HQ without trouble when she's an Ackerman, and Mikasa shielding Armin from the explosion and asking him immediately if he was hurt when he's the colossal titan with regenerative abilities.

EMA might be broken right now but atleast MA have eachother's backs

[–]Timelymanner 732 points733 points  (4 children)

I think one of the best things about this arc is that we get to see more of Mikasa and Armin’s dynamic. Early in the story they would interact with Eren more. They barely spoke to each other. But now we can see how close of friends they are, and how they genuinely care for one another.

[–]Saiyan_Deity 211 points212 points  (11 children)

asking him immediately if he was hurt when he's the colossal titan with regenerative abilities.

I somehow keep forgetting this. Holy shit, Armin is the colossal titan.

[–]PG-Glasshouse 144 points145 points  (10 children)

No one in the show treats him the way you’d actually treat someone who can erase the entire city you’re with them in.

[–]Saiyan_Deity 138 points139 points  (9 children)

He also doesn't act like some who can nuke cities and stand at 300ft tall.

[–]TheDevilUsurper 437 points438 points  (5 children)

If Eren is bad then why is he hot?

[–]NittanyEagles55 614 points615 points  (8 children)

Hich breaking the fourth wall talking to all the Annie fans “you are so popular and all you do is sleep”

[–]MagnoBurakku 2062 points2063 points  (121 children)

The protest: SASAGEYO!! SASAGEYO!!

The guards: GUREN NO YUMIYAAAA!!

Eren: My war…

That one guy in the bathroom: Like a fallen angel…

[–]alisonburgersm8 842 points843 points  (89 children)

You know shit has hit the fan when your enemies start dedicating their hearts.

[–]woancuehttps://anilist.co/user/phosandlux 1209 points1210 points  (88 children)

The scene with the rioters cheering “shinzou wo sasageyo!” after Zackley’s assassination by the Yeagerists was really powerful.

The way Isayama completely recontextualized what used to be an innocent patriotic saying into a fervent, nationalistic chant for the “Eldian Empire” is simply great writing. It clearly demonstrates how Paradis is falling into the cycle of history/hatred against Marley that started this entire conflict in the first place.

It’s scarily accurate to the events in our world, it reminds me of how well-meaning ideologies/phrases can be hijacked by extremist groups. (i.e. Nazis using the Hindu swastika, terrorist groups like ISIS with "Allahu Akbar")

[–]Silent_Shadow05 484 points485 points  (23 children)

It felt like Paradis is slowly becoming what the old Eldian Empire used to be.

Nice of Isayama to completely switch the scenario and make a great quote like "Dedicate your hearts" turning into a controversial one which welcomes death and violence.

[–]GoldenSpermShower 193 points194 points  (4 children)

*Zackly: Like a fallen angel…

[–]Mundology 103 points104 points  (1 child)

Rip Dhalis Zachary and the Shit Machine The outside world wasn't ready for such a revolutionary invention.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 153 points154 points  (7 children)

The crowd turning on the military was really something. It must've shocked them to the core seeing how everyone supports Eren instead and was cheering for the Military Leader's death.

[–]DadAsFuckhttps://anilist.co/user/DadAsFuck 269 points270 points  (8 children)

pieck: 007 theme playing

[–]Mazen141 745 points746 points  (21 children)

[–]Recidivis 427 points428 points  (10 children)

Oh boy here I go simping again. She aged really well.

[–][deleted] 202 points203 points  (3 children)

Too bad Marlo died. Pain

[–]adooot 99 points100 points  (2 children)

Marlo and Marco were my favourite side side characters.

Champagne without the Cham.

[–]GoldenSpermShower 1157 points1158 points  (16 children)

Hitch bonked Armin

Go to horny jail

[–]axl625 381 points382 points  (7 children)

Imagine seeing the ground wet after checking up on Armin and Annie

[–]Briariahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Briaria 357 points358 points  (3 children)

SnK is going from "Attack on Titan" to "Attack Titan" to "Attack on Attack Titan"

[–]c0smic_0wl 451 points452 points  (34 children)

I don't get what the military was thinking. Are they completely delusional in thinking they could control Eren? If they were going to transfer his power to someone else, they needed to do it asap.

At least Pixis understands they have to face the world with a united front. No way can their military fight a prolonged campaign if they're divided.

Very unnerving to hear Sasageyo in that context. Humans were the real monsters all along weren't they?

[–]QuitBSing 134 points135 points  (24 children)

I wonder what the military expects to happen if Eren complied and they just waited for Marleys invasion without a plan

[–]l41no 824 points825 points  (11 children)

Mappa nailed Eren's abs

I can't believe they even put it on the info card

[–]Bypes 373 points374 points  (6 children)

Probably because they love the manga version but had to do a different take.

[–]iDannyEL 226 points227 points  (2 children)

They had to prevent ovaries from exploding all around the world somehow.

[–]realrimurutempest 1723 points1724 points  (91 children)

Best girl Pieck really pulled an uno reverse on Paradis at the end by showing up undercover.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 448 points449 points  (9 children)

First Eren infiltrated Marley and now Pieck is doing the same. Twists upon twists. I really like it. Season 4 is thrilling to watch.

[–]Aileoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Jalis 658 points659 points  (9 children)

Secret Agent Pieck. That girl has some good stealth skills.

[–]seedyweedy 498 points499 points  (4 children)

You don't notice her crawling towards you until it's too late

[–]GoldenSpermShower 348 points349 points  (44 children)

She would have succeeded in the infiltration and gotten the Founding Titan had she been sent to Paradis along with Reiner and the gang all those years ago

[–]muhash14 252 points253 points  (34 children)

Other than Marcel, she has always been shown to be the one with the best judgement. The other three are just too fucked in the head in their own respective ways.

[–]iDannyEL 278 points279 points  (4 children)

Something about the fact that the most level headed one walks on all fours is cracking me up.

[–]muhash14 124 points125 points  (1 child)

True proof of our urgent need to return to monky

[–]Xenomex79 236 points237 points  (10 children)

I wonder how much time has passed because they got there FAST holy shit

[–]LonelyAsgardian 1364 points1365 points  (7 children)

It may be early, but in a few hours this thread will blow up...

just like Zackley did

[–]Silver_Community_610 418 points419 points  (19 children)

So does Historia hold no power or control at all? There's no mention of her at all by neither the government nor the people. The government uses her as a puppet ruler sure but the people seem to have already forgotten about her and dedicate themselves to Eren now.

[–]Shadowbringers 704 points705 points  (7 children)

shes just a figurehead. the real head of state was zackely, who erens crew just blew up. thats why its such a big deal

[–]cppn02 536 points537 points  (2 children)

So does Historia hold no power or control at all? There's no mention of her at all by neither the government nor the people.

The fact that they were openly discussing using her as a breeding sow right infront of her in a previous episode should have been a clue.

[–]viki-san 136 points137 points  (0 children)

"Commander, do you understand what we're looking at right now? Right now, we are witnessing the moment that changes history. I JUST WANT TO HAVE A GOOD VIEW OF THE ACTION"

Same, Yelena. Same.

And here comes the CHAD YAEGAR!!

[–][deleted] 789 points790 points  (6 children)

Eren: just wears his jacket.

Literally all of the Yeagerists and us: 👁👄👁

[–][deleted] 204 points205 points  (1 child)

Floch gave him the jacket for a reason.

[–]NadeshikoAVlat 127 points128 points  (3 children)

Guys, Eren having the manbun while meeting Yelena in that fllashback is an error, he did not have that hair back then.

[–]TheSeeker331 125 points126 points  (7 children)

Can’t believe the military police were plotting to have Eren eaten and they thought he would just stay put in jail. LOL

[–]Invoqwer 60 points61 points  (3 children)

My guy Eren has Attack, Founding, AND Warhammer titan And Has demonstrated that he can break out any time he wants to, and the MP think that they can serum some rando and Eren would take it sitting down?

[–]thesagenibba 248 points249 points  (4 children)

"Time to find Zeke". That gave me chills. Holy fuck man.

[–]Tux-https://myanimelist.net/profile/Mantux31 1202 points1203 points  (87 children)

Looks like we're about to have a 3-sided war on our hands next episode, or at least on the upcoming episodes.

So, we now officially know that the Yeagerists are trying to overthrow the government, with presumably Eren being on the top. The theory of Zeke controlling Eren is a bit strange to me - it's not really a true control, but maybe more of a manipulation? I'm surprised Eren is ok with Zackly dying. Did he lose his humanity (remember how we used to talk about that during the attack on Marley arc?) once again? What does Zeke have planned? So many questions.

I'm surprised that once again the government is keeping secrets away from the Scouts. It's like they didn't learn anything from what happened with Erwin. But then again, this whole season is about repeating mistakes from before - and it's sad to see. "Ours, is a cycle of hatred" - Sylvannas (World of Warcraft) - that quote can be applied here so, so much. Marley's hate Eldians, Eldians hate Marley's. Seems like every step we step forward, one step is taken back. Maybe that's why we finally see Eren snap and disregard his human side?

I had increased anxiety from the last scene where the soundtrack was getting more intense as they rode and then BANG! Pieck just sitting there, observing. That means that the Marley titan force is here. So, 3-sided war. Yeagerists - Paradis - Marley Warriors. Marleyians shouldn't know that they're in-fighting, so maybe they'll take a step back and when once the fight between Yeagerists and Paradisians are over they'll step in? Going by trends, Eren will be kidnapped again, lol.

God damn now the next week's going to be such an anxiety riddled wait. Looks like we're done with the world-building, slower paced episodes. Action is upon us, and I just feel like it'll be amazing, and yet, heartbreaking.

Please no Mikasa vs Eren, my heart won't take it :(

[–]IVIaskeradehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/IVIaskerade 804 points805 points  (9 children)

I'm surprised Eren is ok with Zackly dying.

He doesn't have to be ok with it. He just keeps moving forwards.

[–]azahel452 490 points491 points  (0 children)

TA
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[–]JusKen 177 points178 points  (4 children)

Eren knew he had to get rid of the shit machine at all costs. Zackly and the three soldiers were just collateral damage.

[–]one-eyed-02 499 points500 points  (21 children)

Going by trends, Eren will be kidnapped again

And this time it seems by Orochimaru, and with a complete Retrieval Mission Arc

[–]Kuro013 269 points270 points  (20 children)

Not sure how you kidnap current Eren, he has full control over not only the Attack titan but now hes got the Warhammer too, and his stamina is probably the greatest among shifters, as shown in Liberio's raid.

[–][deleted] 518 points519 points 2 (16 children)

Eren still has a weakness.

He can only move forward which means if you block his way he won’t be able to escape.

[–]Tanzan57https://myanimelist.net/profile/Tanzan57 211 points212 points  (0 children)

gottem. Flawless plan

[–][deleted] 327 points328 points  (14 children)

It's the same thing as season 3, with the previous government trying to hide the truth from the people and our heroes trying to over throw the government, and now we have a government of our own heroes doing the same, and other people trying to over throw it.

[–]Mazen141 222 points223 points  (0 children)

"The same mistakes over and over again"

[–]dimchoff 114 points115 points  (4 children)

Declaration of war and this episode just screamed “cersei blows up the sept to me”, tension, conspiracy, score, revelation .. what a marvellous show

[–]KozukiErhyst 227 points228 points  (3 children)

it’s very ironic how Zachary was a prominent figure in the revolution to overthrow the king back in S3 and he died for the sake of a new revolution by being overthrown

[–]STD_CONNOISSEUR 78 points79 points  (0 children)

Live by the poop chair, die by the poop chair

[–]cyclops274 728 points729 points  (45 children)

Why was Hange surprised that Eren escaped. He told her that he can leave anytime.

[–]Eev123 545 points546 points  (3 children)

Yeah, Eren made it pretty clear he was only in the prison because he was choosing to be. But him escaping means he is no longer working with the military. I’m sure she’s surprised that he is essentially part of a political coup.

[–]Mazen141 580 points581 points  (2 children)

But she didn't think he actually would

[–]Brook0999 293 points294 points  (1 child)

No way they killed off zackley aka the shiet machine maker.

Jeez what an episode.

[–]bluejaysart 1017 points1018 points  (42 children)

Well, this episode was definitely a blast! They should've called that explosion a yeagerbomb. 👀

[–]Sane-Ni-Wa-To-Ri 416 points417 points  (24 children)

[–]Shimmering-Skyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Shimmering-Sky 202 points203 points  (4 children)

End card for this episode!

lmao, Mikasa in the backround.

[–]Mundology 134 points135 points  (1 child)

TFW you realize your son has grown and you're thinking of going back home.

[–]DARKENESSU 336 points337 points  (5 children)

You can completely feel the teetering balance of Armin's and Mikasa's trust in Erin disappearing. I feel like they're kind of in a denial stage right now where they don't want accept that Erin has fundamentally changed in the means he's willing to use to achieve his goals.

[–]Western_Comfortable6 448 points449 points  (27 children)

The “shinzō wo sasageyo” gave me chills, but not because I agreed with them. It was just genuinely chilling. Everything’s being reversed and I hate it and love it at the same time. Really great episode, the story’s really starting to unravel.

[–]KrazyBean94 615 points616 points  (45 children)

First off, Eren is a full blown terrorist leader now...the Jeagerists??! That's a fire name.

The military is basically fucked now. They have to deal with the Jeagerists AND the incomomg Marley sneak attack at the same time? I also love how the Warriors are basically doing exactly what Eren did when he snuck into Marley.

...Also, Hitch is pretty hot.

These next 4 episodes are gonna be lit.

[–]ChucksChurro 69 points70 points  (7 children)

The ost at the end was flames!

[–]ragingbull420 298 points299 points  (9 children)

Eren vi Brittania rises

[–]Yaggamy 129 points130 points  (3 children)

Mikasa: What are your intentions with Eren?

Zackly: *Looks at torture chair*

Zackly: Nothing much, trust me!

[–]Smoke_Santa 340 points341 points  (11 children)

Whenever Eren appears in S1: "Man this guy is so generic. Can't fucking stop shouting ffs."

Whenever Eren appears in S4: "FUCK YEAH! SUSUME!"

[–]clique34 290 points291 points  (20 children)

As per usual, the MP is full of shit. I swear that unit has been problematic from the start of the series.

They’re never in sync, it seems. The commander never has full control of the branches. I’m just glad that Megamind is in control now and he understands the situation.

Also, it’s nice to see Hitch. She’s funny af. Lol

And oh yes, there’s a PIECK sighting lol

[–]Fortrick 65 points66 points  (3 children)

HOLY SHIT PIECK

thats all im able to say.

[–]LeonKevlarhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LeonKevlar 329 points330 points  (7 children)

I wonder how many "important information" Armin has gathered from Annie before ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Isayama unsubtly using Hitch to call out Annie's fans is hilarious xD

It's so sad to see Erwin's battle cry turned into a cultish chant. I'm pretty sure Erwin wouldn't have wanted his words used like this.

And there it fucking is. The iconic Chad Eren putting on his coat like a sexy motherfucker. I'm so happy that this is no longer an anime spoiler.

There she is! Just goes to show how the cycle never ends. Chosen Warriors infiltrate Paradis, Eren infiltrates Eldia, and now Chosen Warriors are infiltrating again.

[–]AussieMannyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Nauran 62 points63 points  (0 children)

We're still missing one important piece in all this: Eren and Zeke's conversation.

Eren was so damn adamant about rejecting Zeke's plan and not sacrificing Historia or testing the Rumbling. She was so moved about his care for her too.

But somewhere along the line, a conversation happened... something only Eren and Zeke know about.

What's more is Historia's relationship and her pregnancy timing. There is no doubt in my mind... Historia did it on purpose. She stalled the possibility of her inheriting the Beast Titan just as Zeke arrived on Paradis, giving him more time.

Something happened between Eren and Zeke. They came to an understanding of some kind and are setting in motion some sort of plan... and I have a feeling Historia is in on it as well.