After the battle, the Scouts climb the wall nearest to Castle Utgard and prepare to take the comatose Ymir to Trost for medical attention. They are surprised that there are no titans in the area, especially when a patrol led by Hannes reports that the walls were never breached. As the Scouts prepare to set off for Trost, Reiner takes Eren aside and casually reveals that he is the Armored Titan, Bertholdt is the Colossal Titan, and that their mission to destroy all of humanity can be avoided if Eren would simply come with them. The episode flashes back to 12 hours earlier in Ehrmich District where Hange explains that the scroll she received earlier from Sasha contained a background report on Annie which suggests a connection with Reiner and Bertholdt, as all three are from the same area but otherwise have little background information available. After reaching into their memories of Reiner and Bertholdt, they begin to suspect that they may have helped Annie find Eren's location within the formation during the 57th Expedition. Hange therefore orders everyone to keep an eye on Reiner and Bertholdt without raising undue suspicion. Back in the present, Reiner and Bertholdt both shift into their respective Titan forms despite a quick intervention by Mikasa. The Armored Titan grabs Eren and heads down the wall as the Colossal Titan grabs Ymir. Feeling betrayed, an angry Eren shifts into his Titan form and begins to fight the Armored Titan.