Wow, they shortened that arc a fair bit. Wasn't it two episodes originally? And didn't Father Cornello make a second chimera, for Rose? That wasn't in the manga though. But I liked the early inclusion of the horror that is the chimera.
...Then again, looking at the next episode's preview...I think we'll get plenty of that soon anyway.
Well, since I've gotta get ready for work I may as well post my thoughts on this episode now.
To be honest, I wasn't too happy with this one...actually I didn't like the two-parter original either. They took what was originally a two part episode and made it into one. I think the main reason I didn't like the episode was the lack of homunculi, I mean sure Lust and Gluttony were there at the end and they had their share, but yeah, this episode didn't really impress me all too much. Two things that I didn't like were that they changed Roses hair color and skin tone that was kind of irksome..AND the fact that they had Cornello transform into this huge mutated beast of a man. I guess the fake philosophers stone has some hella nasty side effects. xD
Anyway, this whole party thing has been great so far, hope to see more threads to come! ...if only there was cake. o: