It was a rather fun episode, even if it wasn't as action packed as episode 26. Not only was it great seeing Sasha get some love, and learning a little about her, but the short interaction towards the beginning with Levi, Nick, and Hanji; not to mention Eren, Mikasa, and Armin was nice.
They ended it with a nice mystery to those watching the anime, and that preview has got me hyped. You're right, these next episodes are going to be utterly the most amazing, nerve-wracking episodes until the true 'Clash of the Titans' if you know what I mean wink wink
Either way, Season Two is strong right now. I'm hoping, dearly hoping they announce an OVA for Lost Girls, and MAYBE, just maybe at least announce a mini series [ Like Junior High ] for Before the Fall for sometime in the future.