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Last week, Flegel Reeves is on the run from the Interior Police squad having witnessed the murder of his father for assisting the scouts. Having been saved by Hange, he initially refuses to help clear the Scouts of the conspiracy implication. He eventually comes around, as he leads the squad chasing him into what appears as a depopulated area, and reveals the truth of the conspiracy to the survivors in Trost District. Taking over where his father left off, he promises to protect the people and ensure their survival.
Levi’s team having gained Marlo and Hitch, reveal a weak point along the checkpoints in the country side. With surprise, they capture the commander of the checkpoint and begin to interrogate him. They’re cut short as two cloaked figures approach their position. Believing that it is a squad coming to their rescue, the commander takes the time to hurl insults and threats of the Levi’s team’s impending doom.
Within Wall Sina, Erwin is captured on conspiracy. After a brief torture session to discover if Pastor Nick revealed any secrets he is scheduled for a trial before King Fritz before being taken to the gallows. Erwin lets slip to Nile that Commander Pyxis will be responsible for how the future plays out. Dragged before a council of nobles and the King, Erwin prepares to defend himself.
Most of the story this week focuses completely on Erwin and what happens within the Capital district. Coming under suspicion of putting his own benefit above the rest of humanity, Erwin is charged with breaking Clause Six of the Humanity Charter. Erwin argues that to dismantle the Scouts would be akin to humanity surrendering themselves to fate. Either Titans will breach Wall Rose and force the survivors to flee causing a revolt or the continued food shortages will lead to open rebellion, unless humanity retakes Wall Maria.
During the proceedings, it is announced that the Colossal Titan and Armored Titan have breached Wall Rose and that survivors are fleeing to Wall Sina. The nobles, looking out for themselves order that the Wall Sina be sealed and the survivors left to their fate. This all turns out to be a ruse concocted by Pyxis and Erwin. As the men in the royal chamber fight Premier Zachary, uses the opportunity to perform a coup d’etat. Citing that the men have broken Clause Six as well as placing someone in charge of the government that could be controlled, Zachary takes the council under arrest.
News is relayed to Levi that the Scouts have been restored and his team rushes to save Eren. Erwin also dispatches the military to Lord Reeves many estates to help in the search, but won’t be able to mobilize until the morning. With time running out, Levi and his group head to the location where Lord Reeve’s family was killed during the Titan attack five years ago. And Eren struggles to free himself, trapped in a crystal chamber with Historia.
Well not actually. While there was a lot that happened in this episode, I feel like this is merely the first half. As such, I’m withholding my review and I’ll include a full rundown of what happened in this week’s and next week’s episode. So until then…