Asskicking Alchemy and Automail
Episode 40
2003 anime
English Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

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


Episode 40:
Martyl attempts to kill Kimbley, but he uses a nearby fellow soldier as a bomb to use against her. Al keeps her safe from the human bomb by diving off the balcony, Martyl in his arms. Al proceeds to kick Kimbley's ass.
Bradley decides to pay a visit to Lior. We now openly see his association with Sloth and Wrath.
Ed and Scar fight in Lior, with Lust and Gluttony secretly watching. As Ed is about to finish kicking Scar's ass, the two homunculi intervene with the intention of killing Ed. Lust says she will protect Scar if he will make a Philosopher's Stone, but he insists he is their enemy, and forces Lust to remember her past life as Scar's brother's lover while brandishing a locket at her. She passes out, and Gluttony carriers her away.
Scar tells Ed how his brother tried to bring his lover back to life using "the Great Art," but failed and lost his arm in the attempt. Scar doesn't understand why Lust looks like his brother's lover, so Ed explains that homonculi are the result of such failed alchemy, and that their weakness is parts of the human body they were created to emulate. Scar must do some explaining back, so he talks about how he got his arm and his scar.
Bradley arrives at the army's camp by Lior. He makes secret evil plans with Kimbley and Tucker, specifically mentioning Ed's death. Martyl overhears their meeting. She attempts to intimidate Bradley into recinding his orders, but he reveals himself to be the final homunculus, with "the Ultimate Eye." She warns Al of Bradley's plans, but he catches up to her hiding within Al, and sticks his sword in Al.
In this episode we learn:
- Wrath is probably getting kinda slimy by staying in Sloth all the time
-Ed likes to lecture enemies about alchemy
-Gluttony's ability is rather gross and graceless
-More flashbacks appear, explaining the past, as the series comes to a close...
Mini-rant: how the heck did Lila know about Scar's plans and no one from the army did?? Arrrgh!

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