Monday, 22 February 2010

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episode 45

The last episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood left us with quite the cliff-hanger as the new-look Greed's wrath set him off to confront... well, Wrath.

What follows as this latest instalment opens is a short but jaw-droppingly spectacular fight between the two that ends with Greed making his escape before things become too dangerous for him - and probably not a moment too soon with Pride quite literally lurking in the shadows.

From here, there are plenty of important movements to cover, starting with a conflict as to who will be the heir to the Armstrong family home, giving us yet another scrap between siblings as Alex and his sister battle things out as the rest of the family take a vacation out of the country - A state of affairs arranged to keep them safe from their own country's impending doom, of course.

Elsewhere, Edward looks to meet his brother at a spot that he imagines Al would make for, but finds himself disappointed... at least, that is until Ling Yao turns up, having wrestled his body back from Greed for long enough to dish out some juicy information before Greed snatches it back. While Ed makes a seemingly reckless decision to follow Greed rather than continuing on his own path, the information garnered by Al makes its way all across the land thanks to the growing network of "rebels" looking to put a whole in King Bradley's plans.

As ever with this series, this episode was everything that it needed to be and much more besides - The opening fight sequence was beyond spectacular, and from there it's always a pleasure to watch the show's story developing in such a well thought-out and satisfying manner. There's lots to like here, and I'm starting to come to the realisation that I'll truly be sorry when the Elric brother's journey comes to an end again, although thankfully we still have a little while to go before that happens.

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