After reading the full chapter for the first time last night... I've calmed down a bit now. I really need to read it a good few times again to make it sink in, I think.
-Ed's fight with Father was awesome. I loved that he used his own fists rather than alchemy. There was something really satisfying about it.
-Greed's scenes were equally good. I came across a spoiler the other day on a site my friend was looking at while waiting and it mentioned greed and the philosopher's stone. I was annoyed at the time but upon reading I was still shocked.
-The whole beginning of the chapter with the fight scenes are amazing, the dialogue, and the drawings are superb. I expecially loved the Gate scene with 'god'.
-And so, back to the real world. This is when the tears started.
-I knew that somehow, Hoho would would try to give up his life for Al's, and I really thought that this was going to be the case when he offered... at the time it seemed like the obvious option, and the only option.
-Oh Ed... You can be so stubborn. But, I admire his selflessness and the fact that he, and only he, will be responsible for what happens to his brother. I must say I've always admired that about him.
-Sad to see Hoho saying things like "You finally called me Dad"
...I'm a sucker for emotional family stuff.
-Ed wiping tears away T_T
-I love that he acknowledges everyone who have helped him fight and get through everything. I think the flashbacks to Roy and Riza were a really nice touch.
-When Ed started drawing the circle I was so shocked, my heart was pounding! At first I thought it might be like series 1 ending, but then I remembered him saying he can't bear to leave Al alone. When Ed said "Here comes the Fullmetal alchemist's final transmutation", it never really registered at the time, but that line makes a lot of sense.
-I would never in a million years guessed that Ed would give up his alchemy ability. That really was something.
-I started sobbing when Ed met Al at the Gate... even after reading it a second time just now it's making me well up! Of all the things to come out of this story; this is the most gratifying.
-Apple pie! I was so happy to see Al mention Apple pie.
-Grumman as Fuhrer. wow. I love that he's still a jovial old man, good to see him again.
-Not sure about the Selim thing... but I think we have to pander to Mrs Bradley's losses and just accept it. He is cute though.
-Gracia and Elysia! seeing them just reminded me of Hughes, and how he would have loved to see everything coming to a close. T_T And Al talking about Nina, it happened so long ago but they both won't forget about it.
-LOVED Ed and Winry at the end. I'm not their biggest fan, but I do appreciate a bit of EdxWin. It was so them
I loved it all, I was very happy with how things turned out. I still can't quite believe it's all over, though.