Greed is struggling to find reason in life and breaks away from the other homunculi. Olivier Armstrong takes control of her family, sending her parents on vacation. Word is spreading. Something is coming!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 45) – The Promised Day
Greed and Wrath fight in his living room as King Bradley’s wife tries to protect Selim. The battle is intense with swords slicing and bodies flying. Wrath thinks that he has an opening and goes for the kill, however, Greed is able to shield his neck just in time. He escapes out the window and disappears into the night.
Olivier Armstrong visits her family and demands that her father retires and hands control of the family to her. He had planned on giving it to Alex, but when he shows up, he lets them decide by fighting for it while he heads off with his other family members. A nice long vacation is in order. Olivier defeats Alex, but he guesses it was her intent to move her family away so they would be safe. She tells him to get out.
Edward arrives at the house where they had detained Gluttony before he ate Envy, Ling, and him. He’s expecting to find Alphonse there, but he’s nowhere to be seen. Just then, someone else staggers into the house. It’s Ling or is it Greed. He’s hungry. It’s definitely Ling. Ling passes on a message about the Day of Reckoning when Father will put his plan into motion. Greed regains control and leaves, but not before Edward asks him to join them. He laughs, but then Edward catches up with him and says he’ll join Greed.
The news of the Day of Reckoning spreads across the country, moving between people until it arrives in Mustang’s hand. The North and the East are ready. It looks like a full revolution is about to begin, but will it be too late?
What did you think?
Well, this was pretty exciting. The fight between Greed and Wrath was excellent although I was a little disappointed that it didn’t go further. I was almost expecting someone to die. I would have been happy for Pride to get involved too, but he was too busy pretending to be Selim. Anyhow, it was fun and as I predicted it gave Ling a chance to regain control of his body, even if it wasn’t for very long.
I really liked the idea of Edward joining Greed. It furthers the idea that everyone is now on their own journey. Hopefully, they’ll all come back stronger from their experiences, although I don’t know exactly how much time they’ll have to learn anything. Things are moving now and it’s only going to get more and more intense.
What have you learnt?
It looks like Greed is stronger in Ling’s body than he was before. Wrath certainly didn’t have it as easy as last time they fought. One way or another that is another homunculus out of action for Father. Mei Chang running back to Central may give Envy a chance to recover, but I also think she could end up being incredibly important to the final battle.
I am a little disappointed in the development of Alex Louis Armstrong’s character. He was this formidable wall of muscles with an iron will, but he’s kind of been relegated to a whiny soft character. Maybe, it’s just that his sister brings out all of his insecurities because she really is cold as ice! I am, however, really excited to see everyone fight back against Central and the homunculi.
Other posts in the series
- Series 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