We’ve got a new intro and outro, so I suppose this is a new season, but there isn't as pronounced a marker in the plot as there was for the last one. Deciphering the clues, it looks like the Alchemical Kids are going to get a huge posse (which they really already have if the beast men are joining them,) the Xingese are just going to wreck Envy and, well, do their best against Selim, and Al’s going to get a a creepy all-hands, touchy-feely renuinon with his body.
Oh, and apparently they’re going to spend a LOT of time down in the tunnels.
Touchy-feely is something I’m fearing, actually. While I was leery of seeing the troops execute the beast men (and it does make sense that Al would appeal to their mutual predicament) all that talk of loved ones was getting a wee too SPIDER-MAN THE ANIMATED SERIES for me. Man, every villain in the show ended up only being evil because they were having some tiff with their wife or their girlfriend, and all Spidey needed to do was patch up their relationship like he was Dr. Love. Blarg.
Anyway, Winry continues to be assertive without being a killer. She's got a valid point that she needs to be taking some risks for her own life, as well. I feel like I need to be playing that Ne-Yo song about "Ms. Indepedent."
I guess Scar’s further on the path to redemption with this reveal, this super-long flashback. I suppose I had him pegged all wrong in that cliffhanger last episode. This show has been really smart about arranging the order of plot to exploit the most tension. Get all the planning and discussions out of the way in the first half, then use the second half for all the dramatic stuff like the (gasp!) withdrawl of General Armstrong from Briggs and Al’s visions of his ghostly, emaciated body.
Once again, the sub uses some phraseoly that would’ve sounded incredibly awkward if it were spoken aloud by a dub cast. I know what "wonton" means. I rarely hear it said outside of a Chinese restaurant, but I have never heard its adverb form used like this, especially by a young gearhead/grease monkey who’s in the emotional throes of forgiving her parents’ killer.
Watch this episode, “Daydream”,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.