Ep 10 – “Response: The Struggle for Trost, Part 6” / “Kotaeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (6)-“ (応える ―トロスト区攻防戦⑥―)

After partially transforming himself to protect Mikasa and Armin, Eren climbs out of the Titan to talk with the two regarding the basement in his former house and how he believes that it holds the secret to mankind’s preservation and the key to destroying the Titans. Kitts is still afraid and once again orders the cannon to be loaded. Eren comes up with two plans of escape. The first is for him to transform into a Titan and run away on his own, forever criminalizing himself in the eyes of humanity. The second is to have Armin convince Kitts that Eren is an asset, not a danger. Armin has several flashbacks and comes to the realization that even though he is physically weak and cowardly, he can still defend his friends, and decides to try and talk their way out of being executed. Armin tentatively convinces Kitts, only to have him be overcome by fear and give the order to fire once more. The order is halted when Commander Dot Pyxis and his men intervene, sparing their lives. In return, Pyxis asks Eren if he will transform himself to block the gap in Wall Rose to prevent more Titans from getting in. Eren agrees, regardless of whether or not he will be able to control his Titan form.