One month after the Battle of Trost, the Survey Corps begin their 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls towards Zhiganshina. The tactics they use is kinda complicated for me to explain, so I’ll let the screencaps from the eyecatch explain it.
The recon team that Armin is grouped with encounters a Titan that’s very much different from the norm.
It’s a Titan that has a body shape similar to a female. It’s also pretty quick and intelligent, like the Abnormal Titan. In addition, this one doesn’t just kill humans, not eat them. This allows Armin to deduce that this Titan is like Eren, a human in Titan form. The Female Titan nearly attacks Armin, but after seeing his face, stops and keeps running.
Reiner and Jean join up with Armin as they pursue the Female Titan, which is running at a slower speed than usual. It stops to attack, but Armin and the others have a hard time killing it since it can protect the back of its neck. But Reiner manages to create a diversion so they can escape. Since it’s not a man-eater, it has no reason to chase them. However, it seems to be heading towards Eren…
I think I have an accurate idea on the identity of the female Titan, but I’m not too sure on my guess, so I’ll wait awhile. Looking forward to what happens next.