Asskicking Alchemy and Automail
Episode 22
2003 anime
English Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Episode summaries and thoughts. Major spoilers!!! Go away if you don't want to know!


Episode 22:
Hughes gets the call to get his butt over to the 5th lab. As he assembles his team, he runs into Bradley, who wants to know what the hell is going on so late at night. Hughes tries not to give it away, but eventually Bradley insists that the two young alchemists in need should be rescued.
Meanwhile, Ed goes about setting up the room for his transmutation, doing it off the top of his head, as Tucker watches.
Scar and Al bust in to another part of the lab and fight Gluttony and Envy. Gluttony ends up knocking Scar into Greed's containment chamber, and fears going in the room after Scar. SO he just goes and takes a few bites out of Al (acid mouth! Ew!). Their ruckus eventually brings them over to where Ed is, demolishing the room above, and raining down live prisoners onto Ed's giant array. Ed was unaware that people were in the room above, thinking that there was just a huge tank of red water up there. He hesitates to proceed, and Lust threatens to destroy Al's soul seal. Lust reveals that the homonculous are artificially created humans, but wish to become real humans (can we trust her on this?). Envy gives Ed a hard boot to the ribs, yelling his hatred on how much he hates Ed for carrying the blood of "that man" (assuming Envy hates Ed's father, who knows why).
Ed eventually refuses, insisting that there must be another way to perform such a transmutation, without having to sacrifice human lives. Scar wakes back up to kick ass. The army arrives on the scene as well, kicking even more ass.
In this episode we learn:
-Hughes wears pink pajamas!
-The homonculous, Greed, was held in the 5th laboratory for 130 years
-The homonculous cannot use alchemy, and can actually be bound by certain arrays
-Armstrong is so heroic looking!

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