Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 77

Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 77

Fighting for Eren

To start off this review of Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 77, I want to go over how far we are into the series and what’s left to come. Assuming the anime follows the manga through to the end, it’s probably not going to end this season.

I believe this episode covered chapter 120 of the manga out of 139 chapters. And since I’ve heard this season is only set for 12 episodes, that would imply it’s not going to conclude the manga. So, naturally, a movie to finish off the series would make the most sense.

However, it’s entirely possible that the anime will diverge from the manga’s ending. And it’s also possible that this season ends up being more like 16 or 17 episodes. That seems less likely, though.

Yelena watching Marley's airships go down from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 77
Yelena watching Marley’s airships go down

Now, as for the content within this episode, we saw the Paradis Island Alliance (I think that’s what I named them in the previous review) decide to save Eren. They’re not joining the Yeagerists, because they don’t believe in the euthanasia plan, though.

Their thinking, mainly Armin’s, is that Eren is only pretending to go along with the Yeagerists because he has no other choice. But, once he gets the chance, Eren will break free from the Yeagerists and do something else. what that something else is, we don’t know.

But, Armin does seem to have an idea based on the flashback we got from when he, Eren, and Mikasa reached the ocean for the first time. Back then, Eren asked if they’d be free if all their enemies across the ocean were killed.

This implies that rather than castrating all Eldians, Eren is actually going to use the power of the Founding Titan to kill all non-Eldians.

Gabi’s Realization

In the previous episode review, I pointed out how Pieck’s words about not trusting Marley but instead trusting her comrades resonated with Gabi. Episode 77 saw Gabi fully come to the realization that Marley isn’t on the side of justice.

Of course, I’d argue that the Eldians aren’t on the side of justice either. This is a war in which neither side is really justified. At one point I’d say the Eldians were. But once Eren decided to attack Marley and slaughter its citizens, he kind of threw away his moral high ground.

Still, Gabi now realizes that those on both sides are just human. The Eldians are no more devils than the Marleyans are. And, while she’d realized this earlier, I think the scene in this episode in which she broke down illustrates what made her finally come to this realization.

Colt, Gabi, and Falco hiding in a building from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 77
Colt, Gabi, and Falco hiding in a building

I don’t remember her name, but Sasha’s adopted sister (I think all the children were adopted) says she hates Gabi and wishes she could kill her. That line is very significant because it shows to Gabi that Paradis Eldians have feelings just like she does. They aren’t monsters.

Yes, those feelings are of malice and murder, sure. But that girl wasn’t always that way. Initially, she wanted to befriend and help Gabi and Falco. It was Gabi’s actions that hurt her and turned her into the hateful person she is.

This is why Gabi now understands the viewpoint of the Paradis Eldians. Just as she hurt that girl and made her want revenge, Marley hurt the people of Paradis and made them want (need) to seek revenge.

Zeke Downed

The big cliffhanger at the end of this episode was Zeke (the Beast Titan) getting shot off the wall by General Magath. But, it reminded me that we’re coming up on the cliffhanger that I originally thought would conclude the first part of the Final Season.

The next episode’s cliffhanger is where I would have chosen to break the Final Season in half. I don’t consider that a spoiler. Every Attack on Titan episode ends in a cliffhanger. But the one next week just makes for a better stopping point than the one we actually got as the stopping point.

I’m curious as to how the choice was made on where to break the season in half. The decision clearly wasn’t made based on the best spot for a break. Even this cliffhanger with Zeke getting shot down would have been a better breakpoint because it’s memorable. I don’t remember how the first cour of the season ended.

General Magath aiming at the Beast Titan from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 77
General Magath aiming at the Beast Titan

Anyway, Zeke’s been shot down but we know he isn’t dead. Yes, his would is extreme. However, this isn’t the first time he’s received a wound that should have killed him and yet survived. He was blown in half by Levi (right, that’s how the first cour ended).

We also saw that General Magath even recognized that his shot missed its target by a bit. But, Zeke’s not really in fighting condition anymore. He’s vulnerable and won’t be able to move for quite some time.

Killing Zeke isn’t really a good option for Marley because his power would just be reborn in a new Eldian. So the best option would be for Reiner or Galliard to eat him. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Eren is in better shape right now than either of them — and he wields multiple Titans.


What do you think of Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 77? Should the series end with this part of the season? Or would you like to see a movie ending? And what do you think is going to become of Zeke? Let me know in the comments.

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