GodKingReiss wrote: Fun fact: this episode was originally planned to be the finale of Season 1. Imagine how THAT would have turned out.
Hmm, I don't think the anime would have been as successful as it had been if they had ended it there. Even though Levi finally showing his true abilities is an incredible scene to watch, the fact remains that the Survey Corps ultimately failed in their objective of capturing the Female Titan, and sustained heavy casualties in the process. Ending it there would have left a bitter taste in the viewer's mouth, which would have been exemplified by the long wait for Season 2.
But I personally think they changed it for the cliffhanger at the end :P
CaptFredricks wrote: So... that Survey Corps patch that Levi gave to Dieter... I didn't see any point at which he had a chance to snatch it off Ivan's body. Anybody else think that it was actually Petra's patch?