The third season of Attack On Titan doesn’t slow down with the second episode. Instead, a perfect mixture of action, drama, and tension are all on display.
Levi pushes himself to the limit to save Eren and Historia from his former mentor, Kenny.
It almost feels like the purpose of this episode was to make up for the lack of Captain Levi action from the second season. Done nursing his injured leg, Levi finds himself having to face off against his former mentor, Kenny. This ghost from his past has come with a group with the sole purpose of kidnapping Eren and Historia and killing anyone who gets in their way. The action is intense and Levi showcases again why he is one of the best men to ever wear a Three-Dimensional Maneuvering Gear.
After the intense battle with with Levi and Kenny’s force, the drama takes center stage. The scout team has to come to terms with the difficulty of fighting humans. This helps to showcase the amount of disconnect each of the members put themselves in. They were trained to fight Titans, monsters whose sole intent was to eat them. Their new opponents are humans, people who could have had lives and feelings. This is hard for many in the team to accept, especially Erwin.
Also, it should be noted, the ending for the new season finally debuts. Turns out, LInked Horizon was on tap for the season after all, they were just going to be the ones to supply the ending. It’s a very emotionally sweet and uplifting song which translates to “Daybreak Requiem.” Its quality is far beyond the creepy melody of the second season ending.
Great drama and intense action help to make this series keep from getting dull. Hopefully the balance can continue as their seems to be a political conspiracy on the horizon.