There is no doubt that Season 4 of “Attack on Titan” has great pacing.
The death of Sasha is still very fresh in our minds, but episode 9 gives us time to think about it and gives us much-needed background on Zeke and Eren’s plan.
We also learn more about what’s been going on in the last few years.
So, if you want to know what happens at the end, we’ve got you covered.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 9 Recap
Armin thinks about what happened three years ago and tells us about it.
Eren, in his titan form, brings a Marleyan ship to shore, where Hange is waiting. Niccolo, a hostage, tells the captain to kill the “devils,” but Yelena kills the captain instead and agrees to go with Hange.
Yelena, a strong supporter of Zeke, then talks about how strong and powerful the Marleyan forces are.
When asked why Marley hasn’t attacked Paradis yet, Yelena says that the pure titans who are supposed to trap Eldians on the island end up protecting the area instead.
Second, Marley is already at war with other countries, especially since Paradis forces destroyed their Warrior unit. Then Yelena says she is a member of the Anti-Marleyan Volunteers.
Hange talks with other Paradis officials about Zeke’s plan, but neither the Marleyan War Chief nor the Anti-Marleyan Volunteers can be trusted.
But with the help of the people from Marley, Paradis Island makes ten times as much progress and gets more modern.
At the moment, everyone is dealing with Sasha’s death in their own way, including Niccolo, whose cooking Sasha loved a lot.
When Sasha’s family comes to visit her grave, he offers to buy them a meal.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 9 Ending: Is Annie Back?
Levi tells Zeke that he has to wait before he can meet Eren. We also find out that Yelena took the serum for making titans from Marley and gave it to Commander Pyxis. Zeke is taken to a “hotel” in the forest since his titan form doesn’t work well with the environment.
On the other hand, Gabi and Falco are locked up. Gabi is still mad at Eren because he destroyed her hometown.
In the end, it turns out that Armin is telling the whole story to a crystallised Annie. This is the first time Annie has been seen since season 1 of the anime.
This long-awaited plot point has been brought back, and there are a lot of questions that come with it. Will they let her go?
Why hasn’t Eren tried to break the armour with his magic? Since Annie has been frozen for a long time, will she be able to keep up with the new normal?
Well, as far as episode 9 goes, it seems like Annie is more of a symbol than a real character.
After all, it’s all about the past, the “what-ifs,” and the many regrets that everyone feels now.
Annie, who is now just a piece of history, fits right in with the story. Armin has someone he can talk to, which is good since his relationship with Eren is clearly strained.
But the picture of Annie could mean that the Jaw Titan will soon be part of the Paradis forces. From the past, we know that only the Jaw Titan can break through the hardened crystal that Annie has encased herself in.
Since Zeke is also on Paradis Island, it seems likely that the Marleyan Warriors will do the same. But because Pieck knows Zeke and Yelena are there, the Marleyan Titans might not come to save their War Chief. Instead, they might want to get back at someone.
Still, this could work out well for Eren and his friends because they will have the upper hand in Paradis.
After all, Pieck, Porco, and Reiner will be on land that is controlled by the enemy.
Plus, Zeke can attack his coworkers with no care in the world if he needs to.
Annie has only come back in spirit so far, but it seems likely that we will finally get to see her wit and intelligence again in the next few episodes.
In the flashback, Hange talks about Zeke’s plan with other Paradis officials, but we never really get the full picture.
There are a few hints, though. Zeke wants to visit the island first, and then he wants to meet his brother.
Zeke knows how powerful it is for the War Chief to combine Eren’s powers as a Founding Titan with those of a Royal Blooded titan.
This shows that the War Chief has always wanted to do this.
Eren figures out that Zeke wants to start The Rumbling, which will let all the titans inside the walls come out.
The people of Paradis will be given a way to protect themselves instead of going to war.
But Eren seems to take the whole thing much more personally.
Even though he is a product of his environment like everyone else, he doesn’t seem to mind that titans kill and destroy.
It could just be a way for him to protect himself, especially since his powers have been, to say the least, useful.
There’s no doubt that The Rumbling would help Paradis Island protect itself, but it looks like Eren wants to do this to get more power.
He needs to show everyone, even his enemies, that he has what it takes to protect the people he cares about.
But since Eren pretty much infiltrates Marley on his own and doesn’t care much about the consequences of what he does, the protection act doesn’t work.
Eren is no longer the innocent and idealistic boy we met in the first season.