Asskicking Alchemy and Automail
Episode 24
2003 anime
English Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

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


Episode 24:
And Al ran. He ran so far away. But he couldn't get away... from Scar.
After Scar's big fight with the homonculous in the 5th lab, he washes up in the same Ishvar encampments last time, but this time they are in the sewers. Al happens to be hiding out there as well after following a couple of Ishvar orphans.One of the orphans lost a memento of their mother, so Scar and Al go to help look for it. They find it, but on their way back to the Ishvar hideout, they had been followed and get gunned down by people in army uniforms. The "army" guys kidnap one of the orphans and run away.
Al and Scar team up to trap the "army" guys. As they free the orphan, they get into a bigass fight, and Al faces off against Barry the Chopper, who had gotten a new arm. Barry uses his low-down, dirty psycology on Al again, gets Al in a moment of weakness, strikes, only to be blocked by Ed, rushing in at the last moment. Ed had heard through army connections that these are just hired mercenaries, some from the prison, one of which was a rogue National Alchemist.
Al and Ed have a heart-to-heart, where Ed asks if Al hates Ed for lacing Al's soul in a suit of armor. Al says no. Happy happy. Scar leaves with the Ishvar to go join more Ishvar in the southern mountains.
In this episode we learn:
-A locket can stop a high-speed pointy projectile
-Al kicks ass in the martial arts
-Ed loves his bro
-Scar doesn't seem so hellbent on killing National Alchemists anymore

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