Gluttony is determined to kill Mustang for what he did to Lust and he would have had Edward not created a dummy, allowing Mustang to escape. Envy arrives and reminds Gluttony that they need them, well, not Ling Yao!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 24) – Inside the Belly
Envy brings some food to Doctor Marcoh who is currently imprisoned by the homunculi. He’s been told that he’s needed for a sacrifice, but what that entails he knows not. If he had to guess, he’d say they were trying to create a giant transmutation circle that would kill the entire population of Amestris and create a philosopher’s stone. Envy tells him he’s on the right track, but not quite there yet!
Pride speaks with Wrath about the recent run of events and how it looks like things are getting to be a little too hard for them. He agrees and wonders whether they should step aside for the younger generation.
Meanwhile, Gluttony has lost control and is eating everything in sight with his bizarre monster-like belly. He’s determined to eat Mustang after what he did to Lust and he thinks he’s found him, but it was a stone dummy made by Edward. They send Mustang and Hawkeye away with Doctor Knox and Lan Fan, leaving Edward, Alphonse, and Ling Yao to take on Gluttony.
However, Envy arrives and tells Gluttony to stand down as they need Edward and Alphonse. He does allow Gluttony to go after Ling Yao though. Edward intervenes and leaves Envy to Ling, while he goes after Gluttony with Alphonse. Then, it all goes wrong when Gluttony eats Ling, Edward, and Envy.
At the Central Command, Roy Mustang goes inside to see who he can get to his side, however, he makes a joke about King Bradley being a homunculus and is ushered into the meeting of the top-ranked officers where he’s invited to tell them what he just said. Of course, Bradley is there and it would appear that everyone already knows…
What did you think?
Well, that was quite the double cliffhanger to end things on! Edward was swallowed by Gluttony and now finds himself in a strange place full of skeletons and bits of buildings. No doubt, this is everything that Gluttony has eaten before now. There’s no sight of Ling Yao or Envy. This is crazy and I really need to know what happens next.
As if that wasn’t enough, Mustang has walked into the viper’s nest and finds himself surrounded by corrupt military leaders. They don’t look too impressed with Mustang and have obviously been aware of the things he’s been up to. I have no idea how this is going to go, but it doesn’t look good. Of course, it was another fantastic episode although the essay from Bradley’s son was a little odd!
What have you learnt?
It looks like Mustang has completely let his guard down and now faces a very tricky situation. Seriously though, when you discover that the head of a large and powerful organisation is not what he seems, it’s probably safe to assume that those under him are likely in on it in some way. I have been wondering why they let it go this far. Surely, Bradley could have easily killed any of them before they were aware of his secret.
Maybe he’s getting soft in his old age? I hope that they give us a little more details about why he’s not taken them out of the picture before they got anywhere. It would be nice to see some of his motivations too, at least show us what he’s up to and why. I’m sure it’s coming, I’m just getting a little impatient…
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
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