Sunday, 14 July 2013

Attack on Titan - Episode 14

After last week's recap instalment, it's back to business with this week's Attack on Titan, as Eren agrees to join Levi and the Survey Corps.

However, life is rarely that simple, and as word spreads about the story of a Titan who fights for, not against, mankind, so public opinion suffers a divisive and potentially dangerous split - some see this development as the appearance of a "saviour", others as a menace which must be wiped out completely.  This disagreement extends all the way up to the top of the political and military tree, with the Survey Corps keen to keep their hands on this new "weapon" while the military police want nothing more than to execute and dissect such a potentially dangerous individual.

In the end, the decision comes down to just one man who oversees the entire military operation, and as Eren is dragged into the military court so he becomes the centrepiece between those arguing on both sides of the divide about the potential or mere potential for danger that he offers.  With those seeing Eren as a valuable weapon quick to realise that they are at a distinct disadvantage in this argument which is more about hearts than minds, they equally realise that it'll take a particularly drastic event to influence the final decision.  Thankfully for Eren, Levi is not a man to be trifled with, and his sheer force and will (coupled with a fair few boots and fists to Eren's face) convinces those present that he is the man to tame Eren, and what's more that the Survey Corps have a perfect plan to further ensure that Eren isn't a threat that will pose no danger to those inside the city walls.

Even though this week's episode is more courtroom drama than action-packed event, it still feels like another pretty strong instalment of the series that makes decent use of the setting and some of the show's main personalities to provide a few twists and turns before setting the story on its next course.  Once again, I remain very much on-board with where the series is going, so hopefully it won't disappoint.

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