Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fullmetal Alchemist - Episode 30-32

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Episode 30: Ishbal Extermination
Episode 31: The Promise Made for 520 Cenz
Episode 32: The Fuhrer President's Son

~ My most favorite batch of episodes!!!~

Episode Summaries: (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Episode 30:
Years ago, Roy's desire to become a state alchemist is disapproved of by his teacher, Berthold Hawkeye, Riza's father. Before he died of an illness, he asks Roy to look after Riza, who has an alchemic symbol on her back. In the present, Ed visits Riza to return the gun she gave him and asks about Ishbal. After the war broke out, Bradley passed a document announcing the extermination of the Ishbalans. This takes it toll on many alchemists, including Roy which isn't helped by the taunts of Kimblee, who enjoys killing. As Marcoh tells Scar his side of the story, he reveals that he was involved in using Ishbalans to make the Philosopher's Stone, which was given to the state alchemists to enhance their alchemy. The Ishbalan leader tried pleading with Bradley to end the killing in exchange for his life, but was rejected. When the war finally ended, Roy resolved that he would work to become the new Fuhrer to protect the people and appointed Riza as his second-in-command. Riza mentions to Ed that when they finally achieve peace, they may have to be punished for the people they have killed. When Envy checks Marcoh's cell, he finds nothing left but a beheaded corpse and the word "vengeance" written in blood on the wall.

Episode 31:
Ed passes on what Riza told him to Al, and the two contemplate about what to do after they complete their objectives, and as to why Scar and May's alchemy worked when theirs was blocked. However, May had run off, so they go and look for her. Meanwhile, Riza, Breda, Fuery and Halman say their goodbyes as they are sent to different HQs, with Roy finding a hidden message inside a chess set Halman gave him. Roy later reminds Ed that he owes him 520 cenz, but Ed decides to keep ahold of it until he becomes Fuhrer. Roy uses the note he got from Falman to make contact with Grumman. Meanwhile, Fu is shocked to find Lan Fan had lost her arm, and declines Ed's help to find an automail mechanic, since it would involve his acquaintances in their troubles. Afterwards, Knox gets a visit from his children, who are pleased to hear he's been able to successfully treat patients. Realising that Marcoh had escaped along with Scar, Envy releases Kimblee from prison, giving him the task of retrieving Marcoh and killing Scar. Wanting to find out more about Kimblee and the secrets behind his brother's alchemy, Scar destroys Marcoh's face so it won't be recognised, before heading off to the North to recover his brother's notes.

Episode 32:
As May heads off towards the North with one hooded person, Scar escapes with another to the West. General Grummon, disguised as a woman, meets up with Roy to discuss current matters. Upon hearing that Grumman saw May at the train station, Roy asks Armstrong to pass the message onto Ed, who had decided to look in the library for information on alkahestry. Upon passing on the message, Armstrong also gives Ed a letter of introduction to pass onto General Major Armstrong, his sister. Later on, Ed and Al meet Bradley's adopted son, Selim, and are invited to his house where they also meet Bradley's wife and are later joined by Bradley himself. After the meeting, Ed and Al head off towards the North. Meanwhile, Scar and his accomplice escape from the train heading West, and Kimblee tries to predict his next move.

General Comments
This three episode are my most favorite of all! They are all so action packed! But among the three, I really like the episode where Ed and Roy made a promise that until Roy becomes the next Fuhrer, he will return the 520 cenz that he owes him. With this, Roy has a new motivation and he is sure that someone supports him all the way. I know that FMA is still far from its end and is still ongoing but I am already looking forward to the day when Col Roy Mustang is called Fuhrer Roy Mustang.

About Marcoh, I kinda expected him to be alive since Scar is not that dumb to let someone like Marcoh be dead. Though Marcoh is directly responsible for all the killings that happened in the Ishbalan tribe, he can still repay his debt in another way. Probably, that's what Scar is thinking and he spared Marcoh from death. The fact that the doctor is alive is a solid proof that he will do something really, really, really soon.

As for Riza's involvement in alchemy, it is on her back that the secret of fire alchemy is written! It was a nice plot development that Riza's father is an alchemist, who taught Roy the basics of alchemy. As a fan of Roy and Riza pair, it is good to find out that there is something that binds them together. Hahahaha.

Selim finally had a longer time. Hahahaha. If you are spoiled then you would be making the same reaction as mine when I saw him acting out as an innocent boy. Seriously, he should have just stayed as a young boy and will not meddle with adult affairs anymore.

And Kimblee's back!!! He is my 2nd favorite villain in FMA. And he is wearing pink polo!!!! Hooooray :)

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