Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 24) – Inside the Belly

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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

What happened?

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…

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Episode 24 Riza Hawkeye shooting Gluttony

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!

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Episode 24 Ling Yao fighting Envy

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…

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