I guess this makes me a big sucker, doesn’t it? Truth be told, I kind of suspected that not everything relating to Ross’ death last episode was as it seemed. She got burned off-screen and the body they found was scorched beyond recognition - - you don’t have to be L to pick up on those clues. I suppose I was a kind-of close for concluding that Barry and Mustang were in kahoots. So I was wrong about them working for the Homunculi conspiracy; they were actually working for the lost prince? Is that right? The explanation went by pretty quickly. If it is the case, I imagine he’d have to do some fast talking while they were in the jail for the break-out.
We have all this talk about prison escapes and I’m neglecting to mention hijacking, as that a spetz natz and Mick “Mankind” Foley did for this episode. In regard to the former, I suppose I shouldn’t be so rational and specific about where and when the anachronisms in this universe come from, but it’s still jarring to see a guy show up in this setting who looks like he just wandered out of a COUNTER STRIKE death match. In respect to later, please tell me you’re noticing some pretty strong similarities between Barry’s feral human form and this guy. I know that hardcore wrestling is supposed to be even bigger in Japan so, for all I know, it could be very well be an intentional reference.
Things are on the upswing in this episode. Ross isn’t dead, a lot of the Ishavalens are alive and some of them are actually rather civil. I did think it was pretty amusing that their approach to kidnapping Ed was to basically ask for his permission.
“May we make you a political prisoner for our cause?”
And, correct me if wrong, but have Ed’s auntie and uncle ever been mentioned prior to this?
Watch this episode, “The Naked Palm” below, decide for yourself and read my comments on the previous episode here.