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Episode 20: Father Before The Grave - Content Discussion Thread, Warning! May contain spoilers for the first 20 episodes!!
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post Aug 15 2009, 11:55 PM
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Talk-back/content discussion for English dubbed episode on Adult Swim starts on page 5. smile.gif



Please post the discussions on the content of episode 20 here.
This thread is declared as a Spoiler zone for the content of the first 20 episodes.


* Where to watch this episode

* HD Screen caps of this episode to be posted on this link address sometime later


* Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site:
(Translation by Tombow, with episode title from official sub on Funimation.com)
Episode 20: "Father Before the Grave"
TBF.... (currently I'm having problem opening up pages on the official JP site.. I'll fill in this one later. ^^)





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I have a download link for Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Episode 20...

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Another week, another new episode of Brotherhood. This weeks was a bit of a come down after last week's high action kickassathon, but that should come as no surprise really. This episode was less abotu kicking [All hail lord Xenu] and more about character and more importantly, about advancing the plot. With that said, here's a quick summary of my thoughts on the events of the episode:

- WHY, OH GOD WHY DID THEY GIVE HOHENHEIM A DIFFERENT VOICE TO FATHER?!? This really bugged me, it's eliminated any suspicion we may have had that they were the same person and that Hohenheim was the ultimate villain of the series. Very dissapointed with that, but I'm sure I'll get over it.

- Hohenheim seemed to lose a little of his personality in the translation. He just came off as rather stiff here. I mean he's supposed to be but all his little quirks (commenting on Ed's hairstyle, telling Pinako what a great friend she is, etc) were lost and again, think this is a shame. I'd have to say the portrayal of Hohenheim is the most dissapointing thing for me in this episode. Though I'm sure this all came as a result of time cuts in an episode that had to portray, let's face it, ALOT of information.

- I always liked that Pinako and Ed had time to interact with each other during this story. It's nice to see Pinako acting like a parental figure, think it shows a great contrast to Hohenheim.

- Now with all the the things removed from this episode, BONES actually ADDED something I liked. I'm referring to Pinako stating that the thing Ed adn Al transmuted was a man. I don't know why I liked this, it just felt like a good change.

- I like Ed's beige jacket.

- Love Ling and Lan Fan stuffing their faces. Makes me giggle. Surprised Homunculus weren't mentioned here. How are they gonna work that in?

- Love that they added the height chart, in case you forgot that Ed was short. (Though I suspect it was to emphasise that Al was shorter than Ed back then)

- Izumi is always awesome.

- Al and Ed's discussion on the stairs - stupid place it may be to have THAT conversation (Apparently they don't see a problem discussing their court martialable offence, loudly in the middle of a military hotel) - was great. The music and everything was perfect. Also liked how the shine on Al's helmet was made to look like tears.

- You hear that? It's the sound of a thousand Edwin fans screaming all at once....

- Don't know how much further into Volume 11 we'll be getting next episode, but something tells me the episode will take us right to the end of it. Bored of the talking this week? Well we're in for some kickass string of episodes by my estimation. Is gonna make waiting an extra week for the episodes worth it, I assure you.

All in all not a thrilling episode, and a bit of a step down from episode 19, but still solid, except for the problems with Hohenheim previously mentioned.


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- Tombow   Episode 20: Father Before The Grave - Content Discussion Thread   Aug 15 2009, 11:55 PM
- - penguintruth   My initial thoughts on the episode: - Yay, Hoho ...   Aug 16 2009, 01:52 AM
- - amestris_star   Screenshots: http://randomc.animeblogger.net/2009/...   Aug 16 2009, 03:18 AM
|- - Zii   QUOTE (amestris_star @ Aug 16 2009, 07:48...   Aug 16 2009, 03:45 AM
- - Chiyo   Winry looking at Ed's back.....*sigh* I loved ...   Aug 16 2009, 03:35 AM
- - Kirara   I have not seen the episode yet but I never felt a...   Aug 16 2009, 03:50 AM
- - alphonse-fma   Ow no !!!!!! NO episode ne...   Aug 16 2009, 04:36 AM
- - ed elric lover   i seen that episode today but seeing edward laug...   Aug 16 2009, 06:17 AM
- - Hagaren_4ever   -I think they cut out some good scenes, but overal...   Aug 16 2009, 07:46 AM
- - Fee   All.. the eye... twitching... I swear, whenever s...   Aug 16 2009, 10:34 AM
|- - Zii   QUOTE (Fee @ Aug 17 2009, 03:04 AM) Maybe...   Aug 16 2009, 08:28 PM
- - Jen_Elric   QUOTE (Hagaren_4ever @ Aug 16 2009, 10:46...   Aug 16 2009, 11:30 AM
|- - kkg22104   QUOTE (Jen_Elric @ Aug 16 2009, 02:30 PM)...   Aug 16 2009, 01:27 PM
- - Chiyo   I wanted the hairstyle scene too, I think just tha...   Aug 16 2009, 12:29 PM
- - Kirara   I am wondering if they cut some of the comedy scen...   Aug 16 2009, 12:34 PM
- - Womie   Does it seems to me, that Ed has longer hair in th...   Aug 16 2009, 12:41 PM
- - Alzea   Good episode (19 was better but hey last episode w...   Aug 16 2009, 12:52 PM
- - Hagaren_4ever   QUOTE (Womie @ Aug 16 2009, 03:41 PM) Doe...   Aug 16 2009, 04:55 PM
- - Jen_Elric   QUOTE (kkg22104 @ Aug 16 2009, 04:27 PM) ...   Aug 16 2009, 05:23 PM
- - Full Metal Elf   Well...this week's wasn't HORRIBLE like so...   Aug 17 2009, 08:40 AM
- - Womie   QUOTE Anyway...I'm REALLY excited for next wee...   Aug 17 2009, 08:59 AM
- - Trakonda   QUOTE (Jealous Rogo @ Aug 17 2009, 04:46 ...   Aug 17 2009, 09:01 AM
|- - kkg22104   QUOTE (Trakonda @ Aug 17 2009, 12:01 PM) ...   Aug 17 2009, 09:10 AM
- - Womie   Just read beginning of this topic. I have heard it...   Aug 17 2009, 09:07 AM
- - Jealous Rogo   QUOTE (kkg22104 @ Aug 17 2009, 09:10 AM) ...   Aug 17 2009, 09:41 AM
- - paperstars   QUOTE So it was... oh well SCREW YOU BONES Haha,...   Aug 17 2009, 11:10 AM
- - Trakonda   Ah! I didn't remember that panel, either. ...   Aug 17 2009, 12:23 PM
|- - Mr. Deathy   I really dont like something that they lost in thi...   Aug 17 2009, 12:33 PM
|- - Animeoldtimer   I hope at least they discuss Al's concerns abo...   Aug 17 2009, 01:48 PM
- - penguintruth   Having just seen episode 20 with subtitles, I have...   Aug 17 2009, 08:05 PM
- - Jen_Elric   The episode was pretty good. Not great, but good....   Aug 17 2009, 08:08 PM
- - FailToImpress   I read the corresponding manga chapters SO long ag...   Aug 18 2009, 01:44 AM
|- - edxwinryfan   QUOTE (FailToImpress @ Aug 18 2009, 04:44...   Aug 18 2009, 08:19 AM
- - Forsaken Love   agree, there wasn't any mention about the mind...   Aug 18 2009, 04:19 AM
- - Womie   QUOTE nuuuuuu no brotherhood next week! *cry* ...   Aug 18 2009, 05:03 AM
|- - Zii   QUOTE (Womie @ Aug 18 2009, 09:33 PM) Wel...   Aug 18 2009, 05:36 AM
- - Kasumisty   QUOTE (Womie @ Aug 18 2009, 02:03 PM) QUO...   Aug 18 2009, 05:37 AM
- - Womie   QUOTE (Kasumisty @ Aug 18 2009, 06:37 AM)...   Aug 18 2009, 05:43 AM
- - Broken Chouchou   QUOTE (penguintruth @ Aug 17 2009, 08:05 ...   Aug 18 2009, 05:52 AM
- - Chiyo   QUOTE (FailToImpress @ Aug 18 2009, 09:44...   Aug 18 2009, 06:42 AM
- - Nzm   Not bad EP, but there were some better ones. The ...   Aug 18 2009, 06:52 AM
- - RoyxRizaFan   QUOTE (penguintruth @ Aug 17 2009, 11:05 ...   Aug 18 2009, 01:06 PM
- - penguintruth   Well, even the first series got Hohenheim's ...   Aug 18 2009, 01:34 PM
- - Elle-chan   I love the series so far. But i think they are rus...   Aug 18 2009, 03:48 PM
- - ShadowCat17   yo couple posts up, put spoiler tags for hoho and ...   Aug 19 2009, 12:56 AM
- - thunderbreak   i think they cut some of the hoho scene at beginni...   Aug 19 2009, 05:03 PM
- - ShadowCat17   yeah, the Ed-laughing was definitely like the Yaga...   Aug 19 2009, 05:27 PM
- - Rain-Alchemist   I really liked this episode... we finally get to s...   Aug 19 2009, 10:32 PM
- - edo little kid   Looool , Ed-laughing was best thing ever !...   Aug 20 2009, 07:40 AM
- - BloodRed Alchemist   Another awesome episode! I loved the music at ...   Aug 20 2009, 09:29 PM
- - Radadinator   Ahaha, it amuses me how there's a ton of peopl...   Aug 22 2009, 03:22 PM
- - Vagrant   Gah, I only just got around to watching this and r...   Aug 22 2009, 03:31 PM
- - Forsaken Love   ^ you sure like to complain a lot about every epis...   Aug 22 2009, 04:02 PM
- - Radadinator   @Forsaken Love - Well, each to their own opinion, ...   Aug 22 2009, 05:52 PM
|- - Zii   QUOTE (Radadinator @ Aug 23 2009, 10:22 A...   Aug 22 2009, 08:02 PM
- - Vagrant   My problem is that there's less reason for peo...   Aug 23 2009, 04:46 AM
|- - Zii   QUOTE (Vagrant @ Aug 23 2009, 09:16 PM) M...   Aug 23 2009, 06:38 AM
- - Red Kitty   I finally got round to finishing all the Brotherho...   Aug 23 2009, 05:53 AM
- - FMAobsessed   This episode lacked action, but it definately was ...   Aug 23 2009, 08:12 PM
- - Kasumisty   QUOTE (FMAobsessed @ Aug 24 2009, 05:12 A...   Aug 24 2009, 01:29 AM
- - Kyelinn   QUOTE (FMAobsessed)The animation made it look like...   Aug 24 2009, 06:31 AM
- - FMAobsessed   @Kyelinn: I remember that page from the manga. I...   Aug 24 2009, 06:55 AM
- - Michiyo-   Please add FMA:B English dubbed episode 20 (on CN ...   Jun 26 2010, 03:15 PM
- - hawkflame   I don't know about anyone else, but I found th...   Jun 26 2010, 10:51 PM
- - deet-tastic   When Hoho started talking I did a "KENT WILLI...   Jun 27 2010, 02:45 PM
- - EveningAlchemist   Although this episode was mostly just talking (and...   Jun 27 2010, 04:00 PM
- - Disasterpiece   Great episode. I thought the VAs were superb. Fa...   Jun 27 2010, 09:18 PM
- - Tombow   For anyone who missed this episode, it is on again...   Mar 3 2012, 09:51 PM
- - Tombow   For anyone who missed this episode, it is on again...   Mar 30 2013, 05:51 PM
- - Tombow   For anyone who missed this episode, it is on again...   Jul 5 2014, 05:28 PM


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