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Female Titan: 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls, Part 1 Episode 17
The episode begins telling us the viewer what happened previously and how Humanity got back its territory from the Titans with the help of Eren’s ability to transform into a Titan.
The Scouts head out on their 57th expedition where they encounter a 10 meter class titan, they have it dealt with by the support squad.
As they leave the old town, Commander Erwin orders the scouts to enter the battle formation ,Jean Armin and Reiner separate and get into formation. As everyone spreads out Armin is teased by Reiner and Jean.
Armin is trying to calm down as he seems to fear every little sound, then a red flare is shot up in the sky. In a flashback sequence Commander Erwin explains what the red flare means; Anyone who encounters a titan must shot a red flare indicting that they have encountered titans. Then whoever see the flare has to shoot another flare to relay the signal. Commander Erwin manages to signal the scouts with a green flare indicating where they should go to have the less contact with the Titans.
in the middle of the formation Sasha encounters a crawling Titan, she tries to fire her flare but she drops the canister, Suddenly Sasha’s squad leader and a squad mate catch up to Sasha and distract the Titan leading it towards a tree where it crashes.
Armin sees a black flare which indicates that an Abnormal Titan has been sighted. Armin shoots a black flare as well. The abnormal Titan goes to the right of the formation, Ness and Siss who are nearby Armin,successfully defeat the Titan with a fluid tactic.
Then they encounter another Abnormal Titan, and as they try to do the same tactic the titan rushes towards them and dodges their attack, The titan kills both soldiers with ease.
Armin watches as the Titan rushes towards him while he tries to escape and fears that he will be killed. He realizes that this Titan is not an abnormal Titan, as it is showing signs of intelligence, he concludes that it is a human capable of shifting into a Titan like Eren. The female Titan leaps over Armin and lands right in front of him, he falls off his horse with his hood covering his face. The Female Titan gets close to him removes his hood and looks at his face and leaves. Armin wonders if the Titan was looking at his face, and is surprised that the Female Titan didn’t kill him. It is revealed that most of the scouts from the far right of the formation are dead as the Female Titan brought an army of Titans with it.
Reiner appears and tells Armin to get on the horse he brought and to go on. Armin prepares to fire a flare but Jean does it before him, thous regrouping with Armin and Reiner.
Armin then explains his theory about the Female Titan being a human to Reiner and Jean, claiming that usual Titans are concerned about devouring humans while the Female Titan aims to kill. He concludes that the Female Titan is possibly looking for someone,and that it could be Erin.
The three find out that they were all given different information on Eren’s location. Armin guesses that Erin might be in the rear of the formation as it might be the safest location.
The three decide that using the flares is pointless and that they should just stall the Female Titan, so that the rest of the formation can retreat.
Armin proposes putting on their hoods as the Female Titan will not kill them without first confirming their identities.
Jean catches up with the Female Titan and tries using his Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear in an attempt to hook on to the Female Titan’s left foot however, the Female Titan sees through it and evades Jean’s attempt to hook to its left foot. The Titan knocks Armin of his horse which causes him to be detached from his 3DMG and injures him. The Female Titan squats above Armin, then Jean tries to attack the Titan’s back in order to save Armin. Jean realizes that the Titan’s skin is stronger than an average Titan and he changes his aim, He dodges the titans attack and lands on her back again, we then see the Titan protecting its nape, which indicates that the Titan is intelligent to see through his attack. The Titan grabs Jean’s 3DMG and it attempts to crush Jean. Armin then yells out that Jean must avenge his fallen comrades, which causes the Female Titan to freeze.
Jean manages to escape, and he then notices Reiner rushing towards the Female Titan who attempts to reach the Female Titan’s nape directly with his 3DMG. Reiner is convinced that it is possible to deal a deadly blow to the Female Titan’s nape as Armin has successfully attracted its attention. The Female Titan suddenly it grasps Reiner single-handedly. As Reiner struggles to escape from the tight grip, the Female Titan prepares to squeeze Reiner to death.
BLOOD SPILLS EVERYWHERE FROM THE FEMALE TITAN’S HAND!!! But it turns out Reiner cut through the Female Titan’s hand. Then their escape begins, Reiner grabs Armin and starts running away from the Female Titan. As the Female Titan leaves Armin notices that she is heading to the rear of the formation, where Erin is.
Overall the episode was a very good one. The music was excellent, the scenes where they fight the Titans were just Bada** This Is a must-see episode!!! It leaves you wondering on what will happen next.