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Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 17
“We just have khổng lồ keep moving forward, right Eren?”
One of the first images from “Judgment,” the premiere entry from Attack on Titan: Final Season, Part 2, is a naked and bewildered Zeke who emerges from the husk of a Titan’s corpse, as if he’s been reborn anew. Attack on Titan has always been interested in how death is necessary for rebirth, but it’s become a suffocating mantra during the series’ final season.
More casualties have been experienced than ever before as characters become increasingly willing lớn write off huge swathes of humanity for some nebulous “greater good” that might not actually be appreciated until generations later, if at all. The body toàn thân count in Attack on Titan only continues khổng lồ rise, và the chilling new opening title sequence (“If I thất bại it all outside the wall, live lớn die another day…”) pointedly prepares the audience for unprecedented destruction. However, a glimmer of hope for salvation remains–just like a cleansed man who crawls out of death & into the sunlight of opportunity–and maybe it’s somehow possible that everything will be alright.
There is so much to cover as Attack on Titan barrels ahead into its endgame, but “Judgment” is actually a relatively simple installment of the series and a slow ease back into this dreadful dystopia. The episode picks up immediately from Pieck’s unsuccessful coup to wipe out Eren, which has only empowered him with a more intense rage than ever before. The parallels & dichotomy between Eren Yeager & Reiner Braun made up some of the most compelling material from the first half of Attack on Titan’s final season. Their rivalry và what their opposing forces represent become the driving force behind “Judgment,” as both of these characters are prepared for whatever fallout accompanies their actions.
Eren is much more of a cipher in this premiere & honestly the opening và closing numbers vì a better job at illustrating his current mental state. However, every punch that Reiner takes has real honorable intention behind it. He simply wants to over Eren’s suffering at the over of the day. He’s not driven by any delusions of grandeur or megalomaniacal fantasies. Reiner just longs for peace, after thousands of years of pain. Attack on Titan has orchestrated such magic with its villainization of Eren over the final season that it’s genuinely exciting when Reiner’s attack is reinforced by Porco, Pieck, Magath, & Marley seems khổng lồ stand a fighting chance.
The kích hoạt sequences in “Judgment” deliver, but what’s most impressive about them is just how sophisticated of a fighter Eren has become. He effortlessly wields multiple Titan powers at once khổng lồ cater to the specific situation at hand và survive. Marley may have several Titans và a whole army lớn put up against Eren, but at this point he’s evolved into his own army. The dust is beginning khổng lồ settle with Attack on Titan’s grander story và it’s amazing to lớn see how Eren has grown from this passive child who was terrified of these monsters into a true Titan expert and arguably the best shifter that there’s ever been.
“Judgment” is mostly lost in the chaos of combat & it even includes some gorgeous aerial encounters as Marley’s forces attack from all angles. It’s highly enjoyable whenever a Titan punches another or when one of these monsters nearly gets their heads blown off, but some of the most interesting moments from the episode are the ones that stray away from action. Gabi’s mounting concern over Falco’s safety becomes more of an emotional throughline lớn this story than any worry that Mikasa may have over Eren. The brief glimpse of Zeke’s rebirth, his time with who is presumably Ymir, và the ethereal way in which “PATHS” works have major implications for not just the lore of Titans, but what’s khổng lồ come with Zeke & Eren’s reunion.
“Judgment” teases a few fleeting moments of optimism, like when Pieck tells Gabi that this isn’t about Marley or Eldia anymore, but rather the individual people behind these arbitrary lines & what they ultimately care about. It’s absolutely essential that not everyone’s spirits are broken, but the general public seem to lớn be lost. Onyankopon’s impassioned speech is a good distillation of how so many people don’t even believe in the cause that they’re fighting for anymore. It’s all just snowballed so impossibly out of control that a nation is forced into compliant complacency or execution.
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With the extremely high expectations that surround Attack on Titan: Final Season, Part 2, “Judgment” shows a surprising amount of restraint. A thành phố still gets demolished & numerous Titans get impaled, but it’s a rather direct entry that focuses on the fallout of Attack on Titan: Final Season, Part 1’s big climax. It’s very satisfying lớn get an episode that mostly consists of Titan-on-Titan carnage, but it’s not exactly anything that hasn’t been seen before.It’s hardly a deterrent against Attack on Titan if it wants to lớn adopt a slower pace for these final episodes so that every single story beat gets a bigger chance khổng lồ breathe. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with “Judgment,” but it feels lượt thích the epilogue to lớn “Above and Below” more than the beginning of a new chapter. A subdued premiere allows Attack on Titan to hold its cards closer to its monstrous chest and build lớn an even more grandiose finish.