Political assassinations! Panicked generals arguing for leadership! The makings of a coups d'etat! Come to think of it, it had been a while since there’d be some explicit Bradley/Hitler parallels. Now, the ultimate ice-hearted Valkyrie might seize control, but… wait! Oh no! There’s Father and Sloth to stop her!
Dunh dunh dunh…
While I still think she pantsed her brother a little too easily, I’ve got to say that Olivier’s attitude and M.O. have been consistently rad to see in action. Try to keep a secret from her? She’ll cut through the B.S. Try to coerce her in your evil conspiracy? She’ll bury you in concrete. Try to take her country from her? She’ll take it right back. Actually, now that I’ve verbalized that, it’s hit me that her seemingly passive response to that reveal of the artificial army last episode was actually pretty out of character for her...
So hey, stand back, I’ve got prediction! At some point between now and the "Promised Day," General Armstrong is going to commandeer the homunculi’s secret army and turn it against them! Feel free to call me out if my hypothesis proves wrong, but it’d fit, wouldn’t it?
It is, indeed, a sign that I’m in too deep with this show when I’m asking questions like this, but... what kind of blood sacrifice is Al going to make when he’s got not life juices flowing through him? What, are they just going to collect that curse sigil with a towel and rub it on the altar?
And hey, is it just me, or has the Winry fan service been really ratcheting up in frequency? First that was a real extended look at her bubble bath, now there’s this interrupted shirt removal. Maybe I'd enjoy it, but the disparity between appearances and actual ages in these shows have gotten me cautious about any jailbait in these programs. Actually, forget what I think, when is Ed going to notice?
Watch this episode, “Looming Shadows,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.