Ep 25 – “Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3” / “Kabe -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (3)-“ (壁 ―ストヘス区急襲③―)

Inside the cathedral, a group of nuns are crushed to their deaths, leaving the surviving priest awestruck. Eren and Annie fight each other in their Titan forms throughout the Stohess District, causing destruction and civilian deaths while Hange orders her men to stand by before they capture Annie. Meanwhile, Erwin tells Nile that he will accept responsibility for the damage his plan has caused, for which Nile has Erwin arrested and orders the Military Police to help evacuate the civilians. After exchanging several blows, a berserk Eren completely overpowers Annie, who attempts to escape by climbing up Wall Sina. However, Mikasa cuts off Annie’s fingers, sending her falling. As Annie falls, she remembers her father asking for forgiveness, telling her to hate the world and asking her to promise him she will come back home. When it appears Eren is about to eat Annie, he stops once he sees her crying, and her body starts encasing itself in crystal. As Eren recuperates, he admits to Mikasa, Armin and Jean that he allowed Annie to get herself encased. As Armin and Jean wonder if sacrificing their humanity to defeat the Titans is worth the price, Erwin attends a government inquiry, where he reveals that he kept his plans secret to prevent leaks. He further explains that despite the deaths and casualties of his plan and how they cannot get any information from Annie now that she is encased, she is proof there are humans that can turn into Titans living within the walls and he plans to find and use them to launch a counterattack against the Titans. In the end, Erwin’s name is cleared, Eren stays with the Scout Regiment, Annie is put under the Scout Regiment’s custody and the rest of the 104th Top Trainees go on their different missions. In the epilogue, a piece of Wall Sina crumbles, revealing the face of a Titan within the wall.