Looks like my callous request for more blood has been fulfilled! Buccaneer’s still standing, but Fu's checked out in a truly dramatic fashion (although the acrobatics nearly threatened to kill the mood worse than chibi.) Man, what a cold way to get undercut. Wrath just slicing off the tops of those explosives like they were dandelion heads. I suppose that’s a lesson in why you should never telegraph your moves in a fight. You’d figure a ninja-like assassin would know that. Unless… was that all just diversion for Buccaneer?
So many questions…
I have asked about the nature of Wrath enough times already, but the appearance of the Wrath rejects (wrejects?) brings it up again. It seems like half the Homunculi needed hosts (Greed, Wrath, Father and, to an extent, Envy) while the other half were created outright (Lust, Gluttony and Sloth,) leaving me unsure about which category Pride falls under. It would be even more sickening to find out that he was actually possessing a kid this whole time.
That may never get addressed explicitly, but I’m sure it’ll be developed at least a little further when Ling and Greed finally have to decide ownership. Will they establish some kind of time-share program? Will Ling exorcise this monster with Hohenheim’s help? How will he react when he discovers the cost of his immortality (I.E. all the souls in the stone?)
Anybody else figure there’s some loss that Olivier’s covering up? I don’t accept the notion that every tough person’s hiding behind a façade, but the way she’s so insistent about her heart being hard suggests that she’s compensating for something more than just proving herself as an equal amongst males. Maybe she’s carrying a torch for pretty man Buccaneer?
And by the way, I thought it was funny that all these commercial break bumpers have featured characters with such cool names and now we have… the Gold Toothed Doctor! So dramatic. It’s almost like they forgot to name him.
Watch this episode “Eternal Leave,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.