FMA -Brotherhood- 22: The Distant BacksideSeptember 8, 2009
Ahahaha~ a very belated happy birthday to me (September 8, 2009: 4 days late). Anyway, I’ve got bored from my super duper busy schedule with exams and quizzes been throwing at us in this couple of days. Since I wanted to continue what I left, I decided to write this entry.
Ahahaha~ a very belated happy birthday to me (September 8, 2009: 4 days late). Anyway, I’ve got bored from my super duper busy schedule with exams and quizzes they have been throwing at us in this couple of days. Since I wanted to continue what I left, I decided to write this entry.
Expect some Moe Scar battles with Edward and Alphonse, Homunculi playing with the ninjas and dozens of flashback (it’s all Winry’s fault). Oh… I forgot, expect that Haruhi will get angry once she sees that I copied her blog format~
Well then, let’s start
The episode started with a brief summary of what happened last episode. The Elric brothers confronted Scar to lure out the Homunculi, with Roy Mustang and Risa Hawkeye as support this time. As planned, two Homunculi appeared: Wrath and Gluttony. Ling and Ran Fan appeared to fight the Homunculi.
Wrath attacks Ran Fan at full power using his imba speed hax, Ran Fan blocks the attack with her kunai. Yet, that didn’t stop Wrath from making her fly to the air; severely damaged. Gluttony attacks Ran Fan for the finish but Ling interfered and slashes Gluttony’s head and both hands. Ling drops near Ran Fan, persuading her to stand up.
Wrath continues his attack. Ling, however, deflects Wrath’s attack while carrying Ran Fan at the same time. Unfortunately, Wrath calls out his tag partner Gluttony, smashing them to the other building.
The Homunculi surrounded the two completely. Wrath started asking questions on why they know a lot of information about them. Ling noticed that the one in front of him is the Fuhrer himself. Ling used the small conversation as his means of escape as Ran Fan threw a flashbang on the center of the room. Ling tried to escape but a sword was thrown at him. Wrath showed his ‘Ouroboros’ tattoo in his right eye.
Flashback in Resembool. Winry’s parents were saying goodbye to Winry, accompanied by military soldiers. The two left, leaving Winry and her grandmother in their house.
Mrs. Gracia called out Winry, stopping the random flashback. They are at the cemetery, offering flowers to Maes Hughes. Winry reminiscence Hughes, explaining that she was thinking of Hughes like her dad. Mrs. Gracia told Winry to come often for Hughes.
After that, Winry strolls around the market place, where she heard that the Elric Brothers were fighting again.
Scar relentlessly attacks Edward, destroying all of his rock spikes while rushing towards him. Edward, in a dead end, tried to climb the super duper high wall. Scar, however, broke the pipeline, making Edward fall down. Fortunately, Alphonse saved the day, catching Edward with the ground hand.
The Elric brothers surrounded Scar. However, they are still waiting for Ling’s signal that they already confronted the Homunculi. Alphonse, trying to buy some time, started talking to Scar. They talked about why Scar is so affixed to killing State Alchemists but it backfired on them. The conversation shifted to how alchemy is being used for such atrocity such as the war and the chimera. The Elric brothers become confused.
Winry entered the battlefield, entering the alley with two random military personnels that got pawned without doing anything. Winry heard Scar, and as a faithful support character, started walking to where the voice came from. Ironically, Edward starts talking about Winry’s parents; on how they got killed by the people they are trying to save.
Alphonse tried to stop the discussion but it’s too late. As a good eavesdropper, Winry got emotional, dropping to her knees while holding her head even though she completely knows that Scar is a serial killer, not to mention she stated that he killed her parents.
Scar didn’t move a bit as Winry picks up the pistol and points it at Scar. Scar ends his turn.
Once again, a quick flashback. It is from the time of the war, Scar entered his brother’s room, telling that the army is here and they have to go. Scar’s brother refused to go and explained about what he is doing: researching both eastern and western alchemy. Another Ishbalan entered the room and kept Scar out of the room. They told Scar that his brother’s research may help Ishbalans to win the war.
The army entered the city, showing how they slaughtered the whole city. Night falls down, with the city completely annihilated. Scar’s brother walks around the sea of dead people and saw Scar, almost dying with his left arm gone. Scar’s brother uses alchemy to save Scar from his certain death
Scar woke up in a room with the Rockbells. The Rockbells are restlessly going back and forth to help the injured Ishbalans. Scar saw his left arm, which he thought is from his brother. Scar got frozen after noticing that it is HIS arm. He went nuts and attacked the Rockbells
Scar walks back to the city and saw the devastation. Scar howls in agony and despair.
Back to present~
Winry holds the gun and aims it at Scar. Scar didn’t move and even told Winry to shoot him. The Elric brothers persuade Winry not to do so.
Scar told Winry that if ever she shoots him; she will be treated as an enemy. Scar made his move and attacks Edward, Edward dodges and went towards Winry. Scar stops before he reaches Edward, remembering the time he was saved by his brother.
Alphonse attacks Scar, which made him fall back. Scar leaves the battlefield as Alphonse follows him. Edward, however, successfully made Winry put the gun down. Winry started crying out loud after that.
The Emperor’s Thought:
Wow… alot of action in this episode, not to mention flashback. Everything is good I think and we’ll be seeing alot of resolution in the next episodes to come. Not to mention Scar’s brother is more cooler than he was at the first one (Poor Lust, got lost early in the game, I wonder if she’ll return).
I hope the next episode is excatly as good as this one. Though, I still expect more flashback.
PS: When will Greed be coming back?
Episode 23 – The Girl on the Battlefield
The episode preview shows the continuation of the battles between the Homunculus and Ling and Scar and Alphonse.