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Episode 42:
 
Kimbley makes Al's legs into a slow-acting time-bomb, and keels over happily dead. Scar tries to help Al, but Lust interrupts. She encourages Scar to continue trying to make the Philosopher's Stone, but he isn't fooled by her.
 
Ed faces his fears, kicking Sloth's and Wrath's asses. Lila wet-blankets, saying that the homunculi aren't dead; they'll just come back. Ed congratulates Rose on getting her voice back.
 
Archer continues his pissy attitude in his secret evil lair where he is hiding Tucker. Mustang and some of his gang make a sting, revealing Archer's plan... or so they think. Archer reverses the situation, trapping Mustang, Hawkeye and Armstrong in the room with Tucker's wolf-chimera.
 
Bradley speechifies to Gluttony (as if Gluttony would understand so many words) how great the master's plan is, and how the is no Philosopher's Stone, as they watch the army deploy to kill Scar.
 
Scar and Lust hold a logical and calm conversation about the nature of homonculi. Scar sacrifices his left arm to restore Al's armor from it's time-bomb status... Not really. Scar provokes the army into entering the now-deserted Lior. He instinctively blocks the path of bullets headed for Lust, badly wounding himself. He ends up finishing his plan to use the army to create the Philosopher's Stone, with Al's body as the host. Archer is swallowed up in the transmutation.
 
Ed finds Al in the aftermath. Lust tells the Elrics to run, since everyone will now be after them, in order to get the Philosopher's Stone which is Al. Lust declines to chase, perhaps because Al still has Scar's locket containing the lock of hair Lust's form was created from.
 
In this episode we learn:
 
-Hawkeye is unnerved by the Tucker-chimera, causing her to shoot randomly in fear at him. A first!
-Scar wasn't such a bad guy after all, just rather hateful, and jealous of the loving relationship the Elrics have with each other. Err...
-Babies like when Ed tries to think of alternative ideas
-Armstrong can always find the time to take his shirt off for a battle.

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