Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode.
After the chaos of last week, Episode 27 slows things down a little and allows for some interesting, smaller stories to be told. Thanks to this, we get to learn more about Sasha, the strange food thief who up until now had little backstory. My favorite eccentric scientist also had some time in the spotlight, as further speculation about the walls and the church that protects them was fuel for the first half of the episode.
Hange Zoe has been receiving increasing amounts of screen time, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Her character is wildly different than the rest and adds a much needed sense of humor to the otherwise soul-crushing anime. It’s her scientific mind that was shown off this week, though, as we see her pondering over the revelation that there are Titans inside the walls. Although brief, it was clear that she saw something important under the microscope, and I look forward to seeing what she does with that information.