And the winner is...
pummeling the hapless gung-ho rookie who pledged to set everything right? It was great hearing Sugita Tomokazu as Marlow, don't get me wrong, but as usual Shingeki no Kyoujin goes for the chainsaw when the scalpel would have been a better fit. I really wish there was more trust of the audience in this series.
pictured him doing the shopping for his Grandma - watch out for the big, bad wolf!) set up the whole escape plan with the intent of testing Annie's intentions - or more accurately, of giving her a chance to prove that he was wrong in what he'd already pretty much decided was right. And I think Annie knew this too, after an initial spark of hope that this really might just be an old classmate coming to her for hope in a moment of desperation. Once Armin sprung his trump card, though - seeing if she'd follow into the underground city (was that even real, or is that just a cellar or something?) all pretense pretty much dropped off the table.
get to Annie before she was able to bite herself? But it's generally a fun and interesting AoT clusterfuck, complete with Annie's larger-than-life laugh and self-condemnation. I don't know if she actually has feelings for Armin and vice-versa, or whether that condemnation and her sparing of his life just amounts to the last remnants of her humanity asserting themselves, but if she does that would certainly spice things up nicely. What happens with a titan revealed inside Wall Sina itself? That's going to be a tough one for the humans at the heart of the conspiracy to explain, and it's yet another example of how Eren's existence acts as a wild-card that's scrambled the long-standing status quo, and why he represents the first real threat to the conspiracy that's obviously at the heart of everything that happens in this series.