*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, episode title is from official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 12: "One is All, All is One" Ed and Al arrive at the town of Dublith, and reunite with their alchemy master, Izumi whom they have not seen for a long time. Izumi tells them some news about their father, Hohenheim. That night, Ed remembers about the time they met Izumi first time. That was not long after their mother's death, and to farther their skills in alchemy, Ed and Al asked Isumi to take them as her alchemy apprentices. In return, Izumi sent the Two to spend a month on an isolated and an uninhabited island and ordered them to find the answer to this riddle: "One is for All, and All is for One." ...
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Just watched the sub - excellent episode. At first I was a bit muffed when Mason never showed up, but I quickly realized that he was never a very important character. His only purpose in the manga (aside from some comic relief) was to help the boys realize some things on the island, but Bones managed to pull it off without Mason. Including him would've meant other parts of the episode would be left out, which would've made even less sense.
Regarding the fast pacing of the series so far...it is going a bit quickly, but I would've torn out my hair by now if I knew it would take Bones twice as many episodes to get to this same point (seems like that's what most of you want).
The animation was certainly nice, but I've never really had a problem with it in the first place! I still loooove the art style of the backdrops.