Mustang’s group deals with homunculus attacks that climax in a showdown between Lust and the Flame Alchemist.
Holy crap that episode rocked! I mean damn Roy turned Lust into ashes. It was just sweet to watch him roast her and roast her and roast her repeatedly. Now that was just a beautiful thing to behold. Kind of scares you that a person being burned alive several times would be cool. But honestly the music and the visuals just came together for an amazing scene. Lust really screwed up by letting her guard down against Roy. Just leaving him for dead instead of making sure she finished the job. That must have been an insanely painful thing to use his fire to seal up his wounds. It goes to show that you can’t underestimate the Flame Alchemist and get away with it.
This was a great episode for Al as well. He really stepped up and grew a little bit. Honestly he’s been behind Ed through these events and through this he had his own badass moment. Sure it was protecting Risa from attacks, but he looked pretty confident doing it. Al even surprised Lust with his ability to transmute without the circle. Of course he’ll need to be fixed up after this.
I also liked what we saw from Hawkeye in this episode. She was really pissed that Mustang put himself at risk politically by showing up at the scene. Yet you could tell she was happy he came to save her. Plus the rage and pain she displayed when she thought Mustang was dead was also touching. It’s easy to tell the feelings that exist between the two although you wonder about them saying something to the other. Either way I give her credit for unloading into Lust and Gluttony. She was up against some really dangerous individuals and did a good job. It makes you wish that Hughes had that kind of backup.
The last part of the episode was pretty exciting in its own way. After dealing with that incredible showdown they actually had Ed’s father show up. You can bet that won’t be a happy reunion of any kind.