Shingeki no Kyojin episode 23
Dear reader, I must apologize in advance for what you’re about to read. I found this absolutely necessary after all the building up, the secrecy and the pointless flashback scenes. All Shingeki no Kyojin die-hards have been warned.
This episode may have been the worst one yet. Sure, it contained some action, but I find the way they announced Annie’s true identity rather lame. You could see all of it, much like Oprah Winfrey, from many miles away. I already had my suspicions for many weeks now, and it kept building up because they were so secretive about it. To think that I would find out in such a predictable way… It really, really made me want to rip my eyes out. It was like watching a child play a prank on another child. It really left a very, very bad taste in my mouth.
The one good thing about this episode was when Annie attempted to transform. Her facial expressions were brilliant. You could clearly see that she was completely insane and had no real interested in humanity. She obviously cared more for the titans than for humanity, which is probably why she killed those two captured titans.
Also, I think it’s nice that this whole transformation sequence has been unveiled. I started to think, because Annie can transform multiple times and can do things that Eren cannot, that her transformation sequence might be different, too. But no, it seems that shedding blood is the most effective way for them to transform into a titan. That’s always nice to know. I can only hope that Eren will start to rely on his own power instead of his ‘team’ again.