Whoever this “fool” is, he’s been brought up couple of times in these titles. First, he was advancing. Now, he’s struggling. Who could he be? At times, some characters have acted misguidedly, but the only who’s been outright foolish so far is Lin. Him getting on the Alchemical Kids’ bad side wasn’t the best idea and, then, willingly submitting himself to Greed’s influence was downright stupid. Though, if he does eventually reassert dominance of the body, he may prove to actually be quite brilliant (because he probably would’ve keeled over if he’d resisted.)
Soooo… if not Ling, then who else? Who’s the fool?
Maybe it’s an “in too deep” moment, but I got some special satisfaction out of Ling’s entourage getting put in their place by the doctor. One of my big pet peeves is when people interrupt others' business with their own personal drama and act like they've been given license to be rude. I’m still not sure what exactly these two chicks’ deals are, though. I don’t think they were ever clearly established. I get that Lan Fan is his bodyguard, but what’s May’s relationship to him? Is she his consort? He’s child-bride-to-be-by-arranged-marriage? I’m still not sure. All I know is that it served them right getting thwacked with those frying pans.
I was impressed by how much tension was achieved just through dialog in that scene in Bradley’s office. I love it. They know he’s the bad guy, and he knows that they know, but they’re still keeping up appearances. Although, it goes to show how strange this show can be that May’s hiding inside Alphonse is the ticking timebomb there. Bradely just asks Al to wait, stabs him, inspects the blade curiously and then walks away, like he was just wiping an eyelash off him.Well, I guess you can get away with that if your the Fuhrer.
Watch this episode, “Struggle of the Fool,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.