Fullmetal Alchemist -Brotherhood- 24 – Inside the BellySeptember 23, 2009
Wow… Episode 24 and it’s still making my adrenaline work overtime.
The battle continues on (it’s been 3 episodes already when they started) and it keeps getting better and better. Lots of fight, lots of revelations, and lots of plot twists. Recommended for ages 00 and above. Quick, if you guys haven’t started this show, start it now (except those who read the manga I guess…)
The episode started with Envy, bringing food to Dr. Marco in a room with some chimeras guarding it. Dr. Marco and Envy discussed what they will do to those ‘human sacrifices’. Dr. Marco guessed they are going to use them to create the Philosopher’s Stone. Envy replied that his guess is close to what they are going to do.
Envy also revealed that (s)he heard from Lust that Dr. Marco decided to help the Homunculi to save his beloved village. Envy continued ranting about how humans are so vulnerable
Wrath’s Turn. The Fuhrer was walking alone outside the house where Wrath and his family walked before (gah… I forgot the episode). A voice talked to him, which he revealed to be Pride. Wrath replied that he is having fun with the way things are going: He lived unto this day just to put out the father’s plan in action.
The protagonists’ turn. Gluttony goes berserk, releasing a powerful blast of wind that destroys everything that is on its path. Roy tried to kill Gluttony with his fire alchemy but Gluttony just absorbed it. Gluttony starts attacking again. Roy and the Elric brothers run for their lives.
The three went on separate ways. Gluttony chases Roy. Gluttony almost ate Roy but Riza came to the rescue and shoots Gluttony three times in the skull. Roy escaped for the moment. Roy began to feel the damage he took from Lust from the previous episodes.
Ling arrived with Ran Fan to the car, with the doctor in it. Ling felt a presence from somewhere but ignores it in the meantime. Ling persuades the doctor to wait for the others.
Gluttony found Roy and attacks him. Unfortunately for him, it is just a doll made from alchemy
Everyone arrived at the car. Ling and the Elric Brothers (and the panda…) said that they will stay for the purpose of increasing their knowledge about the Homunculi. Roy wanted to join but it is objected by everyone. Ling asked for Ran Fan’s safety. For safety, Riza gave her gun to Edward, which Edward accepted.
The three looks at Gluttony as he rampages. A black hound appeared to them, which revealed itself to be Envy. Envy ordered Gluttony to stop.
After hearing ‘chibi’ from Envy, Edward attacks Envy. Envy, however, is just fooling around. The three confronted the Homunculi. Envy scolded Gluttony that he can’t eat the Elric brothers, though it is okay to eat Ling instead. The Elric Brothers devised a plan; they separated Ling and Gluttony and confronted Gluttony. Envy confronted Ling
Wrath’s turn. The Fuhrer is happily eating dinner together with his family. The Fuhrer’s wife boasted about Selim having the highest score on an essay about Selim’s father.
Upon Ling’s successful hit on Envy. Envy quickly changes his right arm into a snake and binds Ling. Having a huge advantage, Envy asked if Ling wanted to be cut, be strangled or bitten to death. Ling, however, kicks dirt into Envy’s eyes and pulled out Envy’s snake arm. Envy was damaged severely.
The Elric brothers tried to restrict Gluttony but they failed miserably. The walls blocking the two has been destroyed, letting the other team enter the other side. Ling is on the upper hand, but got stopped when Envy transformed into Ran Fan. Gluttony attacks from behind, but Edward interfered. Since Edward is an important sacrifice, Envy tried to save Edward. Unfortunately, all three of them (if you don’t count the half of Envy, that’s 2 1/2) disappeared.
Alphonse confronted Gluttony, ordering him to spit out his brother. However, Gluttony replied that he cannot do that.
The other group rests at the doctor’s house. Ran Fan said that she wanted to help in Ling’s battle but was denied by the Doctor. Roy and Riza, however, cannot stay for awhile. They decided to go and search who is their opponent and allies.
They visited another higher official named Raven. Roy apologizes for not coming for introductory purposes due to duties. Raven replied that he doesn’t mind. He asked how Grumman is doing. Roy replied that he’s doing fine.
Roy and Raven continued their conversation as they walk to the meeting hall. Roy asked Raven if he knew about the rumors that the Fuhrer is a Homunculus. Raven just laughed at him. Upon reaching the room, he saw many high ranking officials. He discovers that all of them knew about the Fuhrer’s secret.
Edward woke up in a deserted area with red water below. He recognizes that the water is actually blood. He shouted, asking where the hell he is!
Nice episode. The plot is accelerating fast without any hints of slowing down. Not to mention the plot is very well-constructed. Maes Hughes is shown on the flashback numerous times; it is really good to hear that he actually decoded everything before he got cut off in the show.
Now that someone mentioned that Ran Fan is voiced by Nana Mizuki, her moe factor rose up from 82% to 87%! I hope she’ll get well soon.
Pretty self-explanatory. Now I gotta wonder what will happen in the next episode…
That’s all for today’s episode. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And thank you for reading.