* For all FMA Brotherhood anime fans who do not have access to the official English subbed episodes on Fanimation.com, the transcriptions of English subbed episodes on Fanimation.com will be posted sometime later on Transcritions of official English sub thread.
*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, episode title is from official English sub on Funimation.com) Episode 6: "Road of Hope" To repair Ed's broken automail, Ed and Al head for their hometown of Resembool, accompanied by Armstrong. On the way, while they rest at one of the train stations, Armstrong catches a sight of a man, someone he knew from the past. His name is Dr. Marcoh. He used to belong to the Amestris Army, where he conducted research to apply Alchemy for the Medical use. But, after the Ishval War he disappeared suddenly from the Army, and has been missing since. Ed and the company visit Marcoh's place where Ed learns of a shocking fact that during his days with the Amestris Army, Marcoh was researching the way to make the Philosopher's Stone, under the order of the Army.
NOTE: The normal airing schedule (5:00 PM ~ 5:30 PM on Sunday in Japan) will resume for this episode.
Episode Summary: (To be filled)
Characters in this episode: (To be filled)
Locations: (excluding review and preview scenes)
Sound Track info for this episode that's known to us so far: (To be filled)
FMA manga reference: To the readers of FMA manga (To be filled)
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As others have posted, I think the flow of the different parts went fine. In fact, Ed was eager to get to Central to find Marcoh's research notes, and hence Winry worked day and night to complete Ed's automail in 3 days. The story connected fine, IMO. Pinako's dialogue shines in this episode, IMO. She is a woman of few words, but when she speaks I thought her words were showing full of her "gruff outside, kindhearted inside" nature.
(I'll probably bore everyone with this, but I got to add.. ^^ I know from reading her various comments that Arakawa-sensei has a soft spot towards a kind of naniwa-bushiish character that's often depicted in Edo era tabi-shibai (traveling theater company) play kind of stuff... the kind of character who looks unsophisticated and often gruff outside, yet inside is full of caring, and most often they are man/woman of few words. And, I think in FMA manga, Pinako is one of the characters that typifies this most. So, that's my view of Pinako characters in FMA manga, and based on that, I really like series-2's Pinako dialogue so far, and IMO the wording and VAing of her in this episode was spot on. I hope it comes out right in the sub. )
And... I liked the preview part with Winry!! (Already looking forward to the next episode!! ^^)
I have to watch the episode again with better pic & sound for more comments. ^^