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02 August 2004 @ 07:53 pm
My brain hurts (episode 43!)  
If I can survive the remainder of this series, I'll consider it an accomplishment...my heart can't take much more of this... O_o

So...let's recap.

Hohenheim is not only back, but he is so far not an asshole, seems to have no clue as to how long he's been gone, and perhaps most importantly, remembers the valley as it was over 100 years ago. (I mention, in passing, how this plays very nicely into my conviction that Envy is his sin >;)

Lust is pinned to the inside of a train car. Is she dead? Probably not. Captured and enduring punishment/awaiting judgement? Probably yes.

Alphonse has been turned in to the philosopher's stone, earning a new opening dialogue that suggests the way he and his brother perform alchemy is about to change radically.....also, when he touches Ed, he's mentally whisked back to the Gate.

Roy Mustang seems about to jump headfirst into abandoning the army entirely. (Perhaps he will overthrow Pride and take his place as Fuhrer after all? Miniskirts anyone? ^_-)


Did I mention the part where Ed and Al's father is BACK? O_O

*falls over*

Thoughts, anyone? My brain is whirring like crazy.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
brosef stalin, leader of the broletariat.: I can so be serious!arisato on August 2nd, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
HOHENHEIM! \m/ I have never seen him in the manga and I am glad, as I would not want anything to marr the absolute love I have for the man right now.

I've only seen the raw so all I can say is "aww! geekwad!" but I'm sure that he is equally dorky and cute in the sub.
Courtney: pridesauronpixelspaniel on August 2nd, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
I was totally SHOCKED when I saw him! It was hinted in the new opening of 42, but to see him...wow! But yeah, after Alphone turns into the Philosopher's stone, the rest of the series will be dramatically different.

And I honestly think Roy is losing it. Ever since we saw those flashbacks of him in the war, he's shell shocked. Dunno.
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: *loads gun* Die Envy DIE!shinraisei on August 2nd, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
I think the Fuhrer labeled the brothers as having either betrayed the military and/or are working with the Homonculus. Is that perhaps why he sent Roy with a team to get them back while using whatever methods necessary?

The scenes where they were tracking the brothers down (with the Mustang-Armstrong combo attack) had me scared. It really looked like Armstrong and Mustang and co were really determined on bringing the two in no matter what methods they used. It was funny though how Ed inflated Vato's and Breda's uniforms xD;. Poor Havoc, his own Colonel refusing to give him a light.

<~~is very happy that her theory from last episode regarding Havoc and Fuery's injuries was partially true. (I thought Fuery was going to be blinded in one eye o.o)

Arrgh...[insert strangled scream here] *points to Archer a la Two-Face* ...So, who gave him the lucky rabbits' foot?

(From other ep 43 topic)

Next Episode (44):
Well, Hohenheim's on the ground...er--120$ says Ed goes into mad rage mode and knocks him down and later in the episode Al tries to get to know his own dad.

Isn't it funny that Roy and co. are all going to Riezenbul? My 2cents is that part of the episode will be a nice trip to humor-land before going to angst land again, or vice-versa. ^_^

Hohenheim is still suspicious so I'm sure we'll find out *some* more about him in the next episode.
Mad Maudlinginzai on August 2nd, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC)
This episode gave me more heart stopping moments than any have in *quite* some time. It doesn't help that the French subtitled ones come out first and I being the fiend for FMA that I am have to struggle through my long forgotten high school French class memories in order to understand half of it. Of course, what I *do* get is oh, so interesting.. Lust on spikes! Through her seal, no less, if you caught that. I'm betting it's the only way they're keeping her prisoner. And Gluttony, not caring? We've seen nothing but Lust and Gluttony through out the series so it seems somewhat strange to not have him at least attempt to help her. And where is Envy, anyway? And Wrath? Where did they go?

Double ARGH too for the semi-sort of Roy/Ed battle of which I could barely understand a word. ARGHARGH. And what is this in the preview for episode 44? Alphonse confronting..? *bliss* And is Hohenheim going to follow in his manga footsteps? The remaining episodes are going to be fantastic. I can't wait!
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: *loads gun* Die Envy DIE!shinraisei on August 2nd, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
Envy...my wild suspicion senses say he's Archer...But that's my wild suspicion, chances of that being true are...nil. o_O;

This is why it can be advantageous to either a) practice a new language after you've learned it and b) to be bilingual. I forgot those two french groups were (or at least one of them on some occaisions) still releasing before the other groups. XD;
Mad Maudlinginzai on August 3rd, 2004 04:15 am (UTC)
Hm... Envy!Archer, ne? Something to consider... I thought he might be off doing something for Hohenheim, like a special mission or the like. If for no other reason than that he gets such a significant role in the opening and ending credits, it appears that he's going to play a major part in the ending episodes. Then again, I'd also say that Hohenheim's role is going to be massive and he's only there for a matter of seconds..

The bilinguial thing is a marvelous one and I wish that I was. As it is, the French subs give me enough of an understanding of what happens to get the major things. I don't mind practicing French skills. That they've regularly been coming out between a day and a week before the others is just cake on top.
kuromitsukuromitsu on August 3rd, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
It seemed to me that Gluttony did care, he was just too scared to do anything. Lust was punished because she went against "His" orders, and I think Gluttony doesn't want to follow her example by trying to help her.

As for Envy, I'm betting on Layla. (At least I really hope he's Layla.) But then, she has her own part in the opening... so who knows. Rar. Hurry up, and gimme ep 44 already.
m.: :Olout on August 3rd, 2004 01:13 am (UTC)
Man, my brain just went splat several times during this episode.

I think Lust's probably being restrained because she's remembered too much about her past and has become too emotional. She let the Elric brothers get away, and has given them a chance to get what they need to Maybe they're going to take her back to That Person to get her Evil back. She looks fairly evil in the new opening.

I was so glad at the end of the episode when Roy was like, "Bitches, you think I'd do something stupid for the Fuhrer again? Please." I love Roy. So so so much. I am so glad that he is going to hear Ed out.

As far as this Hohenheim thing goes -- um, wow? Unless he's muddled up and confused, it seems that he is extremely old and, as far as I can tell, ageless. I don't think that he created the Sins, though. The anime seems to make a clear distinction between That Person and Hohenheim. Envy always talks of That Person in high esteem, then freaks out whenever he starts talking about That Bastard. You see this especially in episode 22 or thereabouts. I lean more towards the idea that Envy is his Sin.

Then again, it was his leaving that caused Trisha Elric to die that caused the Elric brothers to learn alchemy that caused them to perform human transmutation and is causing them to seek the Philosopher's Stone...

Also, it seems Archer isn't dead. Goddamnit.

Also, I wonder if Al can use alchemy skipping a step now that he has remembered seeing the Truth. Or if he can do alchemy, period.

(Haha, I borrowed half of this reply from another response I made to a different episode 43 post, I am so lazy.)
Katnilyveth on August 3rd, 2004 01:29 am (UTC)
I know it's crude, but could anybody of you guys tell me were to get that damn Sonchou/Shinsen release?^^" Searched the hole net, couldn't find it. Are they hiding or something? Is there even a bittorrent link? An IRC channel? /me = desperate ;_;

filling spatial gaps with prime value: by yuzu_chan - smile or get hurtamai_unmei on August 3rd, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
I'm d/ling ep 43 from #sonchou-fansubs right now.

From what I understand, the first version of ep. 43 may have been corrupted, so it was taken down for some time. But it's back up now!