Attack On Titan Season 1 Episode 15 Detailed Recap – Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2

In this article, we about the 15th episode of the Attack on Titan Season 1 Episode 15 anime. For the manga chapter of the same name. The name of this episode is “Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2, and in Japanese  (特別作戦班 ―反撃前夜②― Tokubetsu Sakusen-han -Hangeki Zen’ya (2))  Attack on Titan is produced by Wit Studio and Production I.G.

Attack on Titan Season 1 Episode 15 Overview

Attack on titan season 1 episode 15
Attack on Titan season 1 episode 15

Eren joins the Scout Regiment’s Special Operations Squad and is then transported to an ancient Scout base to be ready for the impending scouting trip. He meets his squad mates and finds out about Section Commander Hange’s Titan study.

The Scouts find out the next morning that Hange’s Titan test subjects Sawney and Beane have perished. Commander Erwin asks Eren who the real adversary is while the Scouts question the person or people responsible.

Squad of Levi

Eren is taken to the abandoned Scout Regiments headquarters, a castle in the middle of nowhere, by Levi’s elite team. It was built at a period when hope was at an all-time high, but because the scouts couldn’t reach a river or a road, it was worthless. Eren could live in the castle, which would be perfect.

Eren discovers himself to be in excellent company with the “Levi Squad.” Oruo Bozad has 39 and 9 Titan kills, while Petra Rall has 10 Titan kills and 48 assists. Gunther Schults has 7 and 40 assists compared to Eld Gin’s 14 kills and 32 assists. Captain Levi personally selected each of these soldiers. He can be killed by any of them if he loses control of his wrath.

When they arrive, they see the entire castle covered in dust and weeds. Levi orders everyone to begin cleaning. To prevent him from being unexpectedly transformed, Eren must sleep in the subterranean chambers.

He is seen pouting by Petra, who tells him that Levi is not dissatisfied. He is emotional, rude, and distant; he is not the heroic and charismatic sort. Eren observes that he is also defiant and serious. Levi was formerly a renegade in the underworld, according to Petra, until Erwin took him in.

Levi instructs his squad that evening to get ready for the adventure that would be held in 30 days with their new rookie cadets. The other believes that given the last occurrence, it is too soon for them and that they could still be completely terrified. But Levi is aware that Erwin has a valid excuse.

Hange’s Passion

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Hange’s Experiment on Titan

Eren explains the process of his metamorphosis to Eld, who is taken aback by the fact that he intuitively knows that biting himself will initiate it. Eren is rudely interrupted by Hange, who instructs him to come to her experiments with the prisoner titans the next day. As she begins to describe their methods for studying the giants in their experiments, everyone departs.

They first failed in their endeavour to communicate with a giant. She gives their new subjects the names Sawny and Beane in honour of famous cannibals from the past. Only Hange has such a soft spot for titans, and she discovers that they mysteriously get their vitality from the light and lose it at night. They don’t require food, drink, or air either.

Hange regrets having murdered her initial victims inadvertently, thus the subsequent studies were difficult for her as she inflicted agony on Sawny and Beane using a variety of techniques. Eren questions him on how she manages to handle and discuss the giants with such humour. He contends that they are their natural adversaries, who have now nearly wiped them off. She has undoubtedly witnessed the atrocities the giants have inflicted upon their allies.

An Enemy within

Hange acknowledges that she first thought the same thing, but after kicking a titan’s skull, she quickly understood that they are lighter than they look. She claims they are more complex than they appear, and they have been fighting them for a long time with nasty and vicious tactics. Even if it takes time, she intends to approach the giants’ research from a different perspective than anybody else.

Eren observes that despite the Scouts being mostly made up of oddballs, they are the ones that want change the most. She eagerly responds to his more questions regarding her other findings. They continue talking till the next day, when a scout informs them that their prisoners were slain the previous evening.

They all believe it was carried out by at least two guys wearing ODM gear, and Hange regrets the murders of Sawney and Beane. If Eren knows where the enemy is, Erwin speaks incomprehensibly to him.

Attack on Titan Season 1 Episode 15 Summary

Eren is led to the Scout Regiment’s previous headquarters now that he is a recognised member of the organisation. Oruo Bozad tells to Eren that they actually renovated an old castle while riding horses to get there. It was ultimately of no value to the Scout Regiment, but it will now act as Eren’s hideaway. Then, in an effort to scare Eren, Oruo bites his own tongue, much to Eren’s surprise, as a result of his horse stumbling on a rock.

Petra scolds Oluo
Petra criticises Oruo

At the HQ, Petra Rall chastises Oruo for speaking so loudly while on the horse. Oruo responds that first impressions matter because he believes Eren was terrified, but Petra counters that Eren was probably simply startled by Oruo’s ridiculous behaviour. She then commands him to stop copying Levi. Knowing that these are the elite troops who would murder him if Levi goes wild, Eren is nearby monitoring all that is happening.

The castle is then observed by Eld Gin and Gunther Schultz, who note that it has received no upkeep since being abandoned. Levi gives the instant go-ahead for everyone to begin cleaning up since he views dirt as a major issue. As Eren informs Levi that the top level has been cleaned, he learns that one of the regulations established by the higher-ups is that he will once more sleep in the basement. Eren is shocked to find that Levi abides by the rules without question. Eren confronts Petra, who says that Levi was a gangster before Erwin Smith took him and brought him into the Scout Regiment. When Levi comes back, he instructs Eren to perform the cleaning again.

In another scene, Erwin and Miche talk about the approaching expedition. Erwin advises him to swiftly demonstrate Eren’s value to the centre, but Miche sees right through this. Erwin compliments Miche on his keen “nose,” promising to tell him everything when the time is right.

Hange has found a listener
Someone is listening to Hange.

The Special Ops Squad also discusses the operation and expresses amazement that even recent grads would take part. As everyone turns to gaze at Eren, Eld says that while it is bad that they had lost the way to reclaim Wall Maria, he also recognises the new hope. Eld tries to interrogate him, but they quickly realise that they won’t learn anything new beyond what is already in the reports. Hange then shows up and asks Eren to take part in the experiment tomorrow. The team gets up to go when Eren inquires about their experiments since they are aware of what will happen next, but Hange is relieved to have found someone who would listen to them.

Hange performs an experiment on titans

The two Titans they have kidnapped are then described by Hange along with the experiments being performed on them, including efforts at communication. After a human tribe that formerly consumed people, the Titans were given the names Sawney and Beane. They sought to deny the Titans sunlight as the experiment went on. The Titans were then immediately injured in order to determine whether they have any additional weaknesses, which hurt Hange as well. Eren wonders how Hange manages to remain so upbeat among the Titans after hearing him talk about them in such a negative way.

According to Hange, they used to despise them as well, but following a certain occurrence, they learned the mystery surrounding Titans’ bodies and have since attempted to regard them differently. Eren begs Hange to tell him more about their studies after noticing that not just Hange but the whole Scout Regiment wants change, but even after a full night, it seems like he learns nothing new.

Erwin27s mysterious question
Erwin asks a mysterious question

At that point, a soldier shows up and reports that both Titans have been killed. To Hange’s distress, everyone rushes to the location only to see the vanishing skeletons of two Titans. According to Eld and Gunther, the perpetrator is a soldier who subsequently employed omni-directional mobility equipment to flee, along with a lookout.

Oluo then remarks about Hange’s suffering, much to Petra’s annoyance, who nudges him. Eren starts to question what occurred, but Levi advises them to leave right now because the Military Police will handle the situation. Then Erwin comes up to Eren and inquires about the enemy and what he can see there. Erwin apologises for his strange inquiries and walks away as Eren expresses confusion over this.

Our thoughts for Attack on Titan Season 1 Episode 15

In this episode, the story build-up going very well. The narrative only keeps becoming more complex as the program doesn’t stop. We give 3.8 ratings out of 5 to this episode. Hope you like this episode’s detailed recap.

Resource of this episode from Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Fandom

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