Asskicking Alchemy and Automail
Episode 47
2003 anime
English Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

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


Episode 47:
While Wrath is confused about who his mommy is, Sloth or Izumi, Al gets confused and seems to accept Sloth as his real mom. With the help of Lust, Ed captures Sloth in a sealing array, using a piece of his mother's body. Al takes Lust's speech to Sloth the wrong way, and helps free Sloth from the array by tossing Trisha's part out the window. Ed heads out to get it, but Wrath's beat him to it.
Lust continues her allegiance with Ed, fighting Wrath as Ed chases after an Al who has been comandeered by Sloth. Lust reveales that a homunculous can only come back to life as long as the Red Stones within is not used up. Wrath comes across the pocket containing Lust hair, and uses it in combination with Ed's array and his "alchemy," trapping Lust. He claims she only wanted to become human, in order to die, then helpfully kills her.
Meanwhile, back at the Sloth/Al vs. Ed fight, odd flashes continue to occur whenever the Elrics touch. Ed does it the old fashioned way, and draws an array to trap Sloth. Sloth reveals memories of her beginning, after her creation by the Elrics. Dante took her in, fed her Stones. Sloth frees herself from being frozen, relates her memories of being their mother, and pledges to kill Ed to prove she is not their mother.
Wrath runs in during the fight, trying to protect his mommy, Sloth. He goes and hugs her, in attempt to fuse with her and beat the crap outta Ed, but forgetting he has the Trisha part embedded within him. The fused pair can't move as Ed finally does true alchemy and changes the very atoms of Sloth into other atoms.
In this episode we learn:
-Ed keeps a list of people he's going to beat down
-Tucker is really driven by the urge to get his daughter back, so much so that he can dodge a shower of bullets
-This is the gun-arm episode... where's Basque Gran and Bard?
-Envy used to be ugly-looking like Sloth first was.
Mini-rant: why the hell didn't Ed take care of Wrath like he did Sloth??? There was no reason he couldn't! Arrrgh!

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