Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 20 — Father Before The Grave
Published December 7, 2011
Ed is not happy to see Hohenheim again. Later that night, Ed overhears a conversation Hohenheim has with Pinako about whether or not the person Ed transmuted was actually his mother. Hohenheim leaves the next day, warning Pinako that something horrible will happen in this country. Al explains to Ling the circumstances of his body, and Winry is appalled at Lin's opinion that a body like Al's would be great. Determined to find the true answer, Ed and Pinako dig up the corpse of the failed transmutation, even though Ed keeps retching at the thought. When he digs up some hair, he realizes it was not their mother Trisha that they transmuted. Ed then calls Izumi about the legitimacy of her transmutation, but she does not answer. Ed then returns to Central and reunites with Al and Winry, reassuring them that getting Al's body back might be possible. Izumi calls Ed back, saying she had the same results as him, which confirms his suspicions that it is possible to bring Al's body back, but not to revive the dead. Ed, Al, and Izumi feel a sense of relief that they had not killed someone a second time. Ed and Al reaffirm their resolve to return Al to his original body.