Asskicking Alchemy and Automail
Episode 23
2003 anime
English Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

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


Episode 23:
Happy 16th birthday to Ed! Here's a slap in the face from Ross, for acting like such a child, not realizing having joined the adult world of the army means having to act like an adult, rather than running off to do things on one's own.
Winry comes to Central to visit Ed and make repairs on his broken arm, not admitting she had made a mistake in the first place, letting Ed take all the blame for "breaking" it.
Al sulks in the corner most of the episode, meekly agreeing with whatever people say... Until Ed gets fixed and fixes Al, who then gets all pissy about not being a real human, punches Ed in the face, jumps over the side of the building and runs off.
Hughes gives fatherly advice to Winry during his daughter's birthday party (same day as Ed's yup!), about how men hold their feelings in and express themselves through actions.
In this episode we learn:
-Ed doesn't like milk
-Mustang and his crew in Eastern Headquarters miss their screen time
-Al can actually lose patience and throw hissy fits
-Hughes is the man! And don't forget how wonderful his daughter is!!!
Note: we see a glimpse of Izumi Curtis and her husband at the train station where Winry looks for a "sign" from Ed (Armstrong!). Alas, it is only the backs of their heads. What were they doing in Central, considering they don't know Ed became a National Alchemist?

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