The attack of the TitansThe final season of hit a climax with its final episode – at least in terms of its main characters’ individual and collective emotional arcs. Episode 84 of The attack of the TitansThe ‘Night of the End’ anime saw major figures from the war between Paradis Island and Marley (Mikasa, Armin, Renier, Jean, Hange, Levi, Connie, Falco, Gabi, Commander Magath) forced to sit down together by the fire and share a meal – as they try to sift through the dark past and decide what to do with the future – or what’s left after Eren Jaeger’s Rumbling!
WARNING: The attack of the Titans Episode 84 SPOILERS Follow!
Needless to say, the warriors of Paradis and Marley can’t stand rubbing shoulders with each other for very long before they come to blows – literally and figuratively. Theo Magath has a lot to say about the history of the war with the Eldians, which he considers 2,000 years of Paradise in peril. Jean and the other Survey Corps members of course see Marley as the enemy aggressor – at the same time, Hange makes it clear that the Corps members do NOT see Eren’s world genocide plan as the answer.
Ultimately, it’s Annie and Reiner who push things to the brink: Annie gets inside Mikasa’s head to find out whether or not she really has the resolve to kill Eren if that happens. Annie also recovers a Reiner by revealing to Jean that Reiner was the one who had Marco eaten by a Titan.
Annie’s psychological instigation causes Reiner to finally admit what a truly low person he has become – and prompts Jean to completely lose him and nearly beat Reiner to death. As for Mikasa: in her typical Mikasa way, she gives a calm and concise answer to the question Annie posed:
“I don’t want to let Eren slaughter anyone else.”
But what does this statement from Mikasa really mean?
The attack of the Titans is built on the backbone of the relationship between Mikasa Ackerman and Eren Jaeger – a relationship that many fans want to see come to a happy resolution. While Attack on Titan seems to be stacking Eren’s former allies (and foes) against it, fans are still betting on a classic last-minute twist that will bring Mikasa and Eren together. Could she be the only key to reaching the human being that is Eren, now lost inside the Founding Titan?
Before we even have that answer, it looks like Mikasa and co. will have to fight like hell just to escape the Jaegerists blockade and escape Paradis Island.
The attack of the TitansThe final season of is streaming on Funimation and Hulu.