The following review contains spoilers for the episode.
Episode 36 nails something that Attack on Titan often struggles with: balance. There’s ample screen time for our heroes, great plot development, almost no meaningless teases, and it’s all capped off with intense, emotional action. The stakes were high this week as the Scouts raced to catch up with Reiner and Eren. Episode 36 rises to meet these stakes, delivering an action-packed, emotionally-fueled episode with some nearly tear-inducing moments.