The previous episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was really a delicious blend of everything that is good about this series when it hits all of the right notes, while also setting itself up nicely for more of the same this time around.
So, come the beginning of this instalment, we see the wrath of Gluttony (do you see what I did there?) in his range against Colonel Mustang, which brings him to display a new form that we were previously yet to see of this Homunculus. Eventually all that's left to do is to try and escape, which most of those present succeed in doing, leaving only the Elric brothers and Ling Yao to handle their hungry (and not to mention angry) problem.
As if that wasn't bad enough, before they know it Envy is also on the scene; although the Elric brothers are still too important to be attacked, Ling Yao is in danger, and the resulting fighting between those present ends in what appears to be disaster for all but Al and Gluttony himself. Meanwhile, Roy Mustang chooses his own course of action, trying to bring Bradley's true nature to the attention of some of the military's top brass - A plan which itself looks set to back-fire spectacularly....
Overall then, this was another good episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, tempered just slightly perhaps by the reappearance of that imbalance of humour during dramatic moments, which actually served to detract from such moments rather than complement them. Still, the story is progressing apace and in increasingly fascinating directions, and even though the animation quality appeared to take a dip here it remains compelling viewing for anyone interested in the franchise.