The Elrics scuffle with Ling Yao and his attendants, Lan Fan and Fu, visitors from Xing seeking the Philosopher's Stone. Ed may not like him, but Ling Yao’s not leaving until he gets what he wants.

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Episode Notes

  • The Transmutation Circle that appears in the background of this episode's title card is the Purification Circle used in Alkahestry.
  • Barry's interrogation is shortened, leaving Falman's presence there unanswered until the following the episode. In the manga, Falman's true purpose was to question Barry in order to determine if it really was the serial killer. This is also the first mention of his photographic memory, which comes into play several more times over the series. His unique skill is used in the anime, but never downright mentioned as "A walking encyclopedia of knowledge" as in the manga.
  • May Chang's appearance in Youswell is cut. Instead she and Xiao-Mei are first seen when they encounter Scar and Yoki.
  • In the manga, Scar's battle with Giolio Comanche and May's first encounter with Yoki took place later in the story after Lust's death and while Edward was in Resembool. Also Scar originally met May shortly after Ed, Breda and Armstrong got back to Central after completing their secret mission.
  • This is the 1st episode of the 2nd season.
  • In this episode it is made clear that Ling Yao is a Xingese prince, yet in the manga it had only been made apparent that he was from a well-to-do family, and his royal status is not revealed until later.

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