Fullmetal Alchemist

Season 2 Episode 12

Words of Farewell

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Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Apr 30, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Ed announces that he and Al have decided to stop searching for the Philosopher's Stone. Boarding a train headed South, they leave Central to visit their old teacher. Meanwhile, Hughes has discovered the truth behind the Fifth Laboratory -- a truth that could topple the Government.

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  • Ed and all begin the search for Scar as Maes discovers a deadly truth...

    10
    I liked this episode alot because it opened the door to many of the shows plots for the rest of the show. Roy's determination of avenging Hues, Ed and Al start the search for scar, Roys secret ambition of being ferur is finnaly revealed (and not in the form of a joke that makes you think he was just joking about it), Sloth is revealed, and finnaly the setup for Izumi's apperance in two eppisodes.

    I remember the first time i saw this eppisode i had recorded it the night before and i got so caught up in crying i had missed the bus.

    RIP Maes!moreless
  • There's no possible way to watch this episode without crying.

    10
    If your a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist there is no possible way you can ever watch this without atleast one tear falling from your eye. One of the best characters dies even when he's never done anything to hurt someone unless he absolutly needed to. I cried while I was watching Death Note and L died but definatly not like I did when Hughes was killed. Tears were literally falling from my face even when the episode was over (which I know is kind of sad since this is only a show and it's not like it was someone in my family). Probably THE saddest episode out of all tragic anime scense. This episode also shows the side of Roy that shows he wasn't just some tough macho guy.moreless
  • Sad but powerful episode.

    10
    I was completely taken by surprise by it. Hughes was the last person I thought would be killed off. I bawled when I first watched it and just reading it again brings tears to my eyes.

    Epecialy at the part when they bury him and Elysa is like why are they doing that to daddy. Oh my just thinking about the episodes is making me tear up. It was very well done though. Not too dark or gruesome. Just very shocking and tear jerking. Exactly why I love Full Metal Alchemist.

    Very much my worth watching. I loved it even though it's sad.moreless
  • No..... Not Hughes..... When this episode was over, the song When You're Gone played in my head.....

    10
    I can't remember ever crying this hard for an anime character. I loved Hughes. Everyone did. Sure he was annoying when he shoved pictures of Elicia into people's faces, but that's part of what made him who he was. In case you didn't know or were wondering, this was how Maes Hughes died: He was checking into King Bradley's secratery, Juliet Douglass, and discovered that she was actually the Homunculus, Sloth. Maria Ross showed up and helped Maes escape from Lust, who was attacking him. Maes ran to a phone booth and was trying to call someone, and then pointed a knife to Ross's throat and claimed that she wasn't really who she said she was, because Ross had a mole under her left eye. Ross turns out to be Envy, and morphs into Hughes's wife, Gracia. "Gracia" then shoots him in the chest, and he dies. I didn't really think he was dead at first, until they showed his funeral. Gracia was holding her and Maes's daughter, Elicia. Elicia was crying and saying that they couldn't bury her daddy because he couldn't work if he was in the ground. Ed, Al, and Winry weren't at the funeral because they were headed to the secret Ishbal headquarters. On the train, Ed looked out the window and saw the ghost of Hughes waving at him. After this episode, the chorus of the song When You're Gone by Avril Lavigne played in my head. It made me cry harder. These are the lyrics to the chorus: When you're gone

    The pieces of my heart are missing you

    When you're gone

    The face I came to know is missing too

    When you're gone

    The words I need to hear to always get me through the day

    And make it okay, I miss you Maes Hughes, you are missed.moreless
  • I consider this episode to be one of Fullmetal Alchemists bests, an excellent episode, though sad. This proves that even animated shows can put on a near-flawless display of drama, and action.moreless

    9.8
    This episode is pure excellence. It is perhaps my favorite FMA episode of all. As Ed, Al, and Winry decide to leave Central, Maes Hughes gets straight to the center of the corruption in the militry. Sadly, he dosen't get to tell anybody. This episode makes us say goodbye to Meas as he gets killed by Envy after discovering what has really been going on in the military. It is a very sad episode, but it is FMA at its best. It is also an excellent episode on Roy Mustang's side as he loses the man that was supposed to help push him to the top. Perhaps the best part is the end, as Ed sees a ghost of Maes waving to him as the train he is riding on passes a staion platform. This episode is very strong in drama, and action, and is exactly why I reccommend this show to others. Near-Perfect.moreless
Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas

Leo

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Jamie Marchi

Jamie Marchi

Rick

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Jamie Perez

Jamie Perez

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Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Scar

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Meredith Mauldin

Meredith Mauldin

Lt. Maria Ross

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Jim Foronda

Jim Foronda

Sgt. Denny Bloch

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