After four long years Attack on Titan has returned and it hasn’t missed a beat. Now three episodes in, we have now been subjected to three cliffhangers and spoon-fed some horrifying revelations that seems to only deepen the mysteries they should be illuminating. One of the best things about Attack on Titan is that it provides fertile ground for speculation and it’s now been almost half a decade since Studio WIT left us high after the massive reveal at the climax of the first season. Now that we’re properly dug into the new narrative, we’ve finally reached the moment where we can begin one of my favorite activities. Trying to figure out just what the hell is going on.
The big mystery of set to simmer throughout the first season was the origin of Eren’s ability to transform into a titan, seemingly caused by mysterious, half-remembered experiments at the hands of his father Grisha in media res between the fall of Zhiganshina and Eren’s military training five years later. Wrapped up in this mystery is the unknown contents of the basement of Eren’s home and, now, the appearance Annie who possesses the same ability as Eren. The origin the ability, the