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Oct 21, 2008 11:31 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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It was emotional episode. I cried.
 
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Oct 22, 2008 6:19 PM

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Yes, this episode was awesome~ :)
There were a lot of raw emotions in the episode from Al's feelings toward Ed and Ed being concerned for Al. And to add something else to the mix -- Winry was there too and she was worried about both of them. Al's role in this episode was just amazing <3



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Oct 23, 2008 7:03 AM
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I hate Al's armour. I want to see him in his normal body.
 
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Mar 24, 2009 1:21 PM

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I really felt for Al in this episode. We finally got to see his true emotions.
Kudos for Kugimiya Rie's brilliant voice acting for putting across that angst.
 
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May 27, 2009 3:48 PM
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Great ep, interesting to see a good twist in the story.

 
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Jun 30, 2009 11:19 PM
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Al's a douche.
 
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Jul 13, 2009 12:41 PM

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oh al. even though you had winry there as a witness to your existence, paranoia got the best of you.

liked the new ed.
 
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Jan 10, 2010 1:31 AM

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enkil said:
oh al. even though you had winry there as a witness to your existence, paranoia got the best of you.

liked the new ed.

Yeah, I couldn't understand why he would doubt Ed, especially with Winry there to verify it. I guess he just really vulnerable right now. Poor Al. Hughes was awesome and Ed's drawings were so cute. Alicia was so sweet. great episode.
 
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Oct 3, 2010 1:43 AM

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brendon14 said:
It was emotional episode. I cried.


I agree! It's all butcher's fault for making AL doubt.

 
Jan 2, 2011 6:49 AM

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It was really emotional, I wish that Al hadn't faced the butcher, but he did. :(
 
Mar 30, 2011 7:16 AM

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so dramatic and so emotional episode T_T
 
May 7, 2011 7:50 AM
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Poor poor Al. But can I blame him? Not really...
I hope things get resolved, but I have no idea how long this will last. One more episode? Ten episodes? I can't predict right now.
 
May 13, 2011 7:55 PM
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yes, I was one of the people who gave this episode a 1.
i hate these episodes with a passion.
not because of all of the emotions and stuff, that was beautifully done.
but the ending was so lame, and it happens so often on TV shows.
all Ed had to do was say something, but alas, writers feel they need to silence characters at the most ridiculous moment to lengthen the plot.

unbelievable

seen it a million times and i have hated it a million times.
am glad others enjoyed the episode though.
 
May 14, 2011 2:05 PM

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It's hard to believe how can fun and deep emotions be implemented in the same episode. And the way it's done is getting better and better.
 
May 25, 2011 2:58 PM

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ed DID have a chance to say somthing to shut al up, but he didnt.


 
Jul 25, 2011 4:11 PM

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Am I the only one who noticed

http://i.imgur.com/TfVU5.jpg

aren't those two familiar to you ? :3

(I watched Brotherhood before the first serie that's why it was easy for me to see them)
 
Dec 31, 2011 12:47 AM

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I agree with the last few, Great, no, Amazing episode minus the ending. I don't like it when it comes to the point where you have the option of just saying it, what's to lose, the guy is about to flip out anyway. Or keep quiet and make the feelings get worse.

But I can't let an ending cliche take what was from the rest of the show.

Great episode.
 
Jan 2, 2012 2:20 AM

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Well maybe if Ed would just SPIT IT OUT ALREADY.
But, no.
 
Sep 6, 2012 1:07 PM

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Damn emotional episode especially the ending!
 
Sep 26, 2012 8:42 PM

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i really do wonder if Al is just a artificial memory of the real Al implemented by Ed.

yeah definitely getting emotional, at least winry stayed strong for the two.

can't wait for the next one!!!!!
 
Oct 26, 2012 6:35 AM

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-Angy- said:
Am I the only one who noticed

http://i.imgur.com/TfVU5.jpg

aren't those two familiar to you ? :3

(I watched Brotherhood before the first serie that's why it was easy for me to see them)


Same. In fact I'm paused on that scene now, haven't even watched the whole episode. Just had to come here and see if anyone else noticed. Great cameo.
 
Aug 18, 2013 12:04 AM

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dumbfuck said:
Al's a douche.


No, he just doesn't understand his big brother. And that dickhead Barry psychologically damaged him >:(
 
Dec 1, 2013 9:03 AM

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Fine episode great job from the voice actors of the english dub in this one .
But i think this part was handle a lot better in Brotherhood (like the part with Ninia was handle better in this version) .Anw pretty good episode overall.
 
Jan 7, 2014 11:19 AM

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-Angy- said:
Am I the only one who noticed

http://i.imgur.com/TfVU5.jpg

aren't those two familiar to you ? :3

(I watched Brotherhood before the first serie that's why it was easy for me to see them)
i notice that too(: i watch it twice to be sure
 
Jan 23, 2014 8:22 PM

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i am every time again surprised how much time has past between events seeing Elicia make me realize that they are actually already like 3 or 4 years further from Nina's and the dogs death.

good episode again with some good emotions shown Al got the right to question things cause it is kinda weird of course but i don't actually believe Ed has created his memories since many people already knew he was his brother before Ed even had the change to tell this people.
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Mar 5, 2014 3:42 PM
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Al identity crisis is much more credible in this serie. There is more elements tied to it. In brotherhood it was really rushed.

This serie is better than I expected I wonder what theyll do at the end of it.
 
May 17, 2014 6:17 PM

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al needs to stop being a goober
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Jul 24, 2014 9:05 AM

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That was really sad. I liked seeing Winry go there but Al's break down was really sad, I can't believe he ran off! Awww :(
 
Sep 20, 2014 2:00 AM

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The brothers have a falling out. I actually didn't remember much from this episode, but it was moving nonetheless.
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Dec 27, 2014 4:45 AM
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Winry <3
Hughes really is a good character, and Elicia really is cute :3
Al ;_;

Robertovk said:
i am every time again surprised how much time has past between events seeing Elicia make me realize that they are actually already like 3 or 4 years further from Nina's and the dogs death.

good episode again with some good emotions shown Al got the right to question things cause it is kinda weird of course but i don't actually believe Ed has created his memories since many people already knew he was his brother before Ed even had the change to tell this people.


This.
 
Jan 29, 2015 9:14 AM

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LOL Al you fucking moron, are you still thinking about what that idiot said to you? What the hell would you maybe trust your brother and your best friend you retard? -_-
 
Jan 29, 2015 11:40 AM

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This was very emotional.. Argh... Al ;-;
 
Jun 1, 2015 8:04 PM

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I couldn't imagine living inside a body like that for so long. He's been tolerating it for 3 years and it would mess with you a little. I kind of understand why he's acting like that. Your soul was bound to metal with alchemy, and who knows what that could mean for him. After years of thinking about it and feeling out of place because he literally doesn't have a real body, his feelings had to come out. I'm glad that was in the series, I was expecting some kind of rant from him eventually.
 
Jul 8, 2015 2:14 PM

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-Angy- said:
Am I the only one who noticed

http://i.imgur.com/TfVU5.jpg

aren&#039;t those two familiar to you ? :3

(I watched Brotherhood before the first serie that&#039;s why it was easy for me to see them)


Yeah! I noticed them too lol xD
 
Jul 8, 2015 2:17 PM

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Poor Al...I kinda think he's over reacting and not thinking straight though. I suppose it would be possible for someone like Ed to pull it off, but Al should know better...

I love how Ed is always worried about Al before himself <3

And I'm glad Winry came back! They should show her more ^_^

That milk scene was funny too xD
 
Jul 31, 2015 4:26 PM

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Always great to see Winry! And that was very nice what Hughes said to her.

I can understand why Al would be freaking out about his missing memories and body and possibly being an Al "imitation", or whatever. But at the same time it frustrates me when characters who are close and have been allies for years, there for each other through thick and thin, etc, suddenly turn on each other because of a few words spoken by someone else who is clearly an enemy. I mean, who is more trustworthy?

Anyway, it will be interesting to see how Al bounces back from this and/or how Ed brings him back. -- 5/5
 
Oct 12, 2015 7:36 PM

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When you've been stewing in thoughts like that for so long you can hit a "point of no return" where you doubt what anyone says that contradicts them; they just become "in on it" too.

Very good ep.
 
Nov 1, 2015 6:34 AM

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Episode slow paced and peaceful context, however pleasant in use. The narrative finally comes to the point on the mystery of Al, I want to know the truth, I can not wait. The dialogues will be effective on the whole, the narrative it benefits all.
 
Nov 3, 2015 9:18 AM

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Wait what?! Al wasn't supposed to run away! Listen to Ed and Winry! T_T
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Nov 22, 2015 8:46 AM

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Fuuuck this drama, haha. Al should have not taken anything that came out from Barry's mouth too seriously..
 
Dec 8, 2015 6:58 PM

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They know exactly when to end an episode to keep you coming back huh?
Such junk...
 
Feb 4, 2016 5:47 PM

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I still think Al is being too paranoid.
 
Jun 25, 2016 8:37 AM
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I love Al so much, I just want him to be happy!! Though if I was in his position I'd be a lot more worried if I was a mimicry, if I actually had a soul then if my identity existed.
 
Aug 25, 2016 4:49 PM

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Maybe if Ed just told Al what he was going to say that night he wouldn't of jumped off the building? Al's being over dramatic and this situation is formed from a misunderstanding, whole scenario is dumb.

Would of been a lot better if we could see Al's introspection as his mentality broke and he stopped believing he once existed rather than just flashing us this flashback every once in awhile.
 
Feb 9, 2017 2:27 PM

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Hmm I wouldn't mind if Second Lieutenant Maria Ross was my mother ;)
But that ending was quite sad.
 
May 19, 2017 11:47 AM

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AL, I've got something to say to you" .. ."Never mind, I don't" ... great choice literally punching you in the face now.
AL is right though, who's to say they're not just playing a trick on him, he wouldn't know.

Good episode showing the conflict between each other though.
 
Aug 14, 2017 12:50 AM

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I cried in this episode I kind of understand how Al was thinking he seems to have these doubts for a long time and the butcher triggered it.
 
Oct 24, 2017 1:28 PM

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Al messed up, badly.
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Mar 9, 2018 10:03 AM

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Poor Al. He's really losing it at this point.

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Jan 30, 5:00 PM

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I couldn't imagine feeling like that. Not having your actual body for so long will no doubt cause an existentialist crisis for anyone, considering this happens in everyone's life at one point or another. I'm sure it's even more amplified considering the complications involved.
 
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