*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, with tentative episode title till we see official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 14: "Those Who Lurk Underground" Ed's fight against Greed gets a new help when Izumi bursts in the scene. But, soon after the whole situation changes when the military soldiers lead by King Bradley himself brake in to exterminate Greed and his company. Greed grabs Al and tries to escape, but Bradley stands in their way, blocking Greed's escape, and overwhelms Greed with his fierce attacks despite Greed being homunculus. During the fight, Greed discovers an unbelievable mark on Bradley's eye...
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After last week's episode, I'm pretty sure that almost anything would have been great in comparison, but luckily, this episode already kicked arse anyways. Visuals were even better than usual, and it's good to see that they didn't skimp out on the gore. (Did Dorochet actually get sliced in half?)
Al's scene with the Truth was great, and pretty creepy, but that's how I like it. There was actually a part where Bradley's fighting was freaking insane. It was awesome.
I liked the part with Bradley visiting Izumi and Armstrong advising Ed not to be reckless?, it covers up all of the loose details and their unexplained entrance hardly even matters now.
I think that at the very end with Bradley's family, it was meant to be sort of...uh...ironic? that it's such a sweet family scene, and they have no idea what Bradley is, but all I'm thinking about is how goddamn creepy Selim is and how cutely he's portrayed here. So it's like triple, er, double irony. Blargh, ignore this, I'm confusing myself.
On Voice Casting for Father: I'm gonna be alone in saying this, but I don't mind Father's voice. I don't think a very deep or menacing voice suits him, since he always reminded me of the behind-the-scenes villain who partakes in evil cocktail parties and sips wine, and never really struck me as evil. Overall, brilliant episode. I think I trust the director now, but I'll have to wait and see how the pacing of the second season is.
On upcoming episode: Eh, Ling's not somebody I care about, and Mei's annoying, but damn. Chinese people are always cool.