* 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.
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I wasn't especially fond of this one. By all means, this should have been two episodes. I pretty much got what I expected: a rushed episode with a few great scenes. I think we were spoiled by the first anime, which really nailed the same material (the return to Resembool) and expanded on it in a manner that made it all more poignant, and most of all, allowing time for the thematic material in the episode to sink in. Here we had two chapters squeezed into one episode again. I didn't have much of a problem with episodes 3 and 5 doing the same thing, but the two chapters composing it connected well. The Marcoh and Resembool storylines connect more awkwardly. The scene with Ed looking down at the ruins of his house and Al and Winry talking over his sleeping body (despite the abscence of some great manga dialogue), were good though. Yes, I know the Marcoh chapter was too short to fill an episode, but the writers could have simply padded it out with new material. I've liked their inserts so far, so I wouldn't mind.
Overall, this was my first real disappointment of this series. I'm confident the next episode will be better though.