It's a good sign when an episode makes you giddy in several places and laugh out loud with glee during one particular scene. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has been getting its steam back in the last couple of episodes and it seems like we're getting closer to some payoff episodes which is definitely a good thing. As everything has slowly been put in place and the pieces are ready to move, there's a thrill in watching this happen even as other pieces are still in transition. There's a lot to like with this episode as it moves about a couple of different things while also getting ready to take it all to a very public level as the Promised Day is literally a day away.
The show has a lot of quiet moments throughout it but there's an energy building as well. The opening is rather cute as we see Winry being smuggled into her house after making her way back from Liore only to discover that Ed is there as well. It's an awkward reunion, particularly as it happens in her bedroom of all places, as Greed is there and both sides have their own soldiers and chimera. Winry gets confused by Greed since it's really Greeling now and that whole situation, including Ed now working for Greed in a sense, makes her very uncertain of events. Leave it to Piyoko though to get everything settled in the end with a good meal. There are some neat little moments here, especially as Greed expounds on how greed can be good, as well as the way Ed and Winry play against each other with the simmering of feelings.
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