Episode 4 – “From One Hand to Another”
Theo Magath learns that the Tybur family has arrived. Although the Tybur family is Eldian, they have prospered. Magath meets Willy Tybur that introduces him to the rest of his family. Magath believes that “war is too distant for the average Marleyan,” and he aims to reinstate the “Marley’s conscription system.” Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 4 gestures at the likely conflict that going to occur between Paradis Island and Marley. If the people have gotten comfortable and no longer take war seriously, they’re about to experience battle first hand.
Willy tells him that his family does control Marley, but they have given the nation freedom. He plans on revealing ‘the truth to the world at the upcoming festival.” Considering the hostility between Marley and Eldia, it’s surprising that the Tybur family is in control. I hope we learn how they gain that position. At the military meeting, Reiner points out the weaknesses in the methods for invading Paradis Island. He dismissed by the strategist, who concludes that “it was not worth letting an Eldian talk.”
Outside, the Warriors watch as Falco beats Gabi in a footrace. They celebrate, but his brother doubts that he will surpass her. The candidates head to the festival stage that’s under construction. The Tybur family will declare war in front of the ambassadors from other nations. Udo points out that “hatred for Eldians is even worse outside of Marley,” as a result, he doubts the other nations will support them. Elsewhere, Falco visits Kruger (Eren). He tells Falco that after “the festival he will go back to his hometown.” Attack on Titan, maybe foreshadowing the plan the scouts have. Attack during the festival and then return home. When a doctor approaches, Falco runs off. The doctor introduces himself as Dr. Jaeger. He tells Eren about Falco’s family and warns him not to get Falco in trouble. Eren suspects that Dr. Jaegar is talking about his past. He asks him “if he has regrets,” and the man says “everyday.”
Meeting Dr. Jaeger
Dr. Jaegar is the father of Fay and Grisha Jaeger and the grandfather of Zeke and Eren. They introduced us to Dr. Jaeger in the 20th episode of Attack on Titan. His daughter Fay is murdered by a Marley Public Security officer. Dr. Jaeger was a coward and meekly accepted the fake story he was told. In the present, he expresses regret for what happens and has a breakdown. During the festival, Gabi and the other candidates enjoy food outsiders prepared. During the night, they prepare to watch the announcement. Meanwhile, Falco leads Reiner away to a basement. There he introduces him to Kruger, who Reiner immediately realizes is Eren. Attack on Titan Episode 4 was the last chance for the candidates to experience a normal life before the war. The series is clearly ramping up to an explosive battle. I suspect that in the next episode it will start. I feel sorry for Falco. He seemed to like Kruger (Eren) and was so excited to introduce Reiner to him. He going to have bigger problems going forward, but I think it will hurt him.