Izumi expels Edward and Alphonse for what they did. Alphonse wants to argue, but Edward takes it on the chin and leaves. However, Izumi’s husband sees them off at the station and gives them a little advice too.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 13) – Beasts of Dublith
It turns out Izumi expelled them so that they were no longer her students. That freed her to be able to talk to them freely if they had the stomach for it… Their goal is to find a way to get their bodies back and believe that Izumi can help them. She puts forward a theory that Alphonse saw more of the truth as he lost his entire body, but simply can’t remember. If they can recover his memories, he may have the answer they’ve been searching for.
The next day, Alphonse is sweeping outside of Izumi’s house when a note appears before him. Someone claims to know his secret and wants to talk. Alphonse goes to the meeting point and ends up in a fight with some strange-looking people. They manage to defeat him and take him back to their base.
There Alphonse meets Greed, a homunculus who’s been alive for two hundred years. He’s interested in Alphonse’s secret as it could be the answer to immortality. The other people with Greed are chimaeras and all of them were created by the military. Alphonse doesn’t believe it.
Luckily, Edward storms in and picks a fight with Greed. However, Greed can make his body like a shield and has the ability to fast heal his body. Edwards discovers his secret and is turning the fight in his favour. That’s when Izumi storms in and beats both of them down. You don’t mess with a housewife!
What did you think?
It was an all right episode without really doing too much. We got a brief glimpse of Scar at the beginning and were shown again why he’s such a badass. I think that scene along with everything else that happened felt like it was all just preparing the stage for something bigger to come. As a result, it didn’t have much to it. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best way to follow the last episode.
Without giving away any real details, this episode pretty much confirmed that the military is somehow behind everything that is going on. We don’t know why Greed doesn’t talk with Gluttony, Envy, or Lust, but we don’t know why. I felt like that information kind of got glossed over with Edward’s angry entrance when it should have been a much more important reveal. I assume we’ll get to the bottom of it later, but it was a nice tease and possible confirmation of what I’d seen so far.
What have you learnt?
I mentioned in the last episode that I felt that Bradley is the ultimate villain for the series, although he’s doing a pretty good job of disguising that. Again, we don’t know that Bradley is directly involved in the homunculus or the chimaeras but it’s hard to imagine that he doesn’t have any idea. We also don’t know exactly where Greed stands on anything other than becoming immortal.
He said there were issues between him and the others, but we don’t have any specifics. I can only hope that Izumi beats the details out of him. She is hilarious and I’m going to be sad when they leave and she’s no longer in it. This world is getting deeper and deeper and the idea that Alphonse may have the keys inside him is a fascinating idea. Keep them coming!
Other posts in the series
- Season Review
- Episode 1 – Fullmetal Alchemist
- Episode 2 – The First Day
- Episode 3 – City of Heresy
- Episode 4 – An Alchemist’s Anguish
- Episode 5 – Rain of Sorrows
- Episode 6 – Road of Hope
- Episode 7 – Hidden Truths
- Episode 8 – The Fifth Laboratory
- Episode 9 – Created Feelings
- Episode 10 – Separate Destinations
- Episode 11 – Miracle at Rush Valley
- Episode 12 – One is All, All is One
- Episode 13 – Beasts of Dublith
- Episode 14 – Those Who Lurk Underground
- Episode 15 – Envoy From the East
- Episode 16 – Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms
- Episode 17 – Cold Flame
- Episode 18 – The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human
- Episode 19 – Death of the Undying
- Episode 20 – Father Before the Grave
- Episode 21 – Advance of the Fool
- Episode 22 – Backs in the Distance
- Episode 23 – Girl on the Battlefield
- Episode 24 – Inside the Belly
- Episode 25 – Doorway of Darkness
- Episode 26 – Reunion
- Episode 27 – Interlude Party
- Episode 28 – Father
- Episode 29 – Struggle of the Fool
- Episode 30 – The Ishvalan War of Extermination
- Episode 31 – The 520 Cens Promise
- Episode 32 – The Fuhrer’s Son
- Episode 33 – The Northern Wall of Briggs
- Episode 34 – Ice Queen
- Episode 35 – The Shape of This Country
- Episode 36 – Family Portrait
- Episode 37 – The First Homunculus
- Episode 38 – Conflict at Baschool
- Episode 39 – Daydream
- Episode 40 – The Dwarf in the Flask
- Episode 41 – The Abyss
- Episode 42 – Signs of a Counter-Offensive
- Episode 43 – Bite of the Ant
- Episode 44 – Revving at Full-throttle
- Episode 45 – The Promised Day
- Episode 46 – Looming Shadows
- Episode 47 – Emissary of Darkness
- Episode 48 – The Oath in the Tunnel
- Episode 49 – Filial Affection
- Episode 50 – Upheaval in Central
- Episode 51 – The Immortal Legion
- Episode 52 – Combined Strength
- Episode 53 – Flame of Vengeance
- Episode 54 – Beyond the Inferno
- Episode 55 – The Adults’ Way of Life
- Episode 56 – The Return of the Fuhrer
- Episode 57 – Eternal Leave
- Episode 58 – Sacrifices
- Episode 59 – Lost Light
- Episode 60 – Eye of Heaven, Gateway of Earth
- Episode 61 – He Who Would Swallow God
- Episode 62 – A Fierce Counterattack
- Episode 63 – The Other Side of the Gateway
- Episode 64 – Journey’s End