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The Best Episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Every episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood!

Disregard for alchemy’s laws ripped half of Edward Elric’s limbs from his body and left his brother Alphonse’s soul clinging to a suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers seek the Philosopher’s Stone. Enemies and allies – the corrupt military, the Homunculi, and foreign alchemists – will alter the Elric brothers course, but their purpose will remain unchanged and their bond unbreakable.

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The best episode of "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" is "Death of the Undying", rated 9.5/10 from 4262 user votes. It was directed by Shuji Miyahara and written by Hiroshi Ohnogi. "Death of the Undying" aired on 8/9/2009 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "An Alchemist's Anguish".

  • Death of the Undying
    9.5/10 4,262 votes

    #1 - Death of the Undying

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2009-08-09

    Mustang, Alphonse, Havoc, and Hawkeye split up to search a military laboratory. If Lust has her way, none of them will ever see each other alive again.

    Director: Shuji Miyahara

    Writer: Hiroshi Ohnogi

  • An Alchemist's Anguish
    9.2/10 3,765 votes

    #2 - An Alchemist's Anguish

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-04-25

    Ed and Al become interested in biological transmutation after witnessing a chimera in Lior, so Colonel Mustang introduces them to an expert in the field, Shou Tucker, the Life-binding Alchemist. Meanwhile, a serial killer whose targets are only State Alchemists is on the loose in Central.

    Director: Kiyomitsu Sato

    Writer: Michihiro Tsuchiya

  • Homunculus (The Dwarf in the Flask)
    9.1/10 2,407 votes

    #3 - Homunculus (The Dwarf in the Flask)

    Season 1 Episode 40 - Aired 2010-01-17

    Long ago, the blood of a simple slave was used in an experiment which created a strange, shapeless being. In exchange for the gift of existence, the being gave the slave a name - and cursed him with immortality.

    Director: Shuji Miyahara

    Writer: Hiroshi Ohnogi

  • Reunion
    9.0/10 2,457 votes

    #4 - Reunion

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 2009-10-04

    Truths are exposed when Al finds the one called Father, and Mustang hears the tale of Bradley's creation - but the most amazing revelation is reserved for Ed after he once again breaks alchemy's greatest taboo.

    Director: Takahiro Ikezoe

    Writer: Michihiro Tsuchiya

  • Separate Destinations
    8.9/10 2,572 votes

    #5 - Separate Destinations

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-06-07

    When the conspiracy surrounding the Philosopher's Stone closes in on the highest ranks of the military, one of Mustang's most trusted and cherished allies is murdered.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Those Who Lurk Underground
    8.9/10 2,320 votes

    #6 - Those Who Lurk Underground

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2009-07-05

    In a violent clash with Greed, King Bradley proves to be a brutal opponent. But the man who finally destroys the Ultimate Shield is more powerful than even the Fuhrer himself.

    Director: Hiroshi Ikehata

    Writer: Hiroshi Ohnogi

  • Backs in the Distance
    8.9/10 2,178 votes

    #7 - Backs in the Distance

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-09-06

    Scar's mission to destroy those who slaughtered his people is fueled by justifiable rage. Upon learning the role Scar played in her parents' deaths, Winry claims those murderous feelings as her own.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Oath in the Tunnel
    8.7/10 1,752 votes

    #8 - The Oath in the Tunnel

    Season 1 Episode 48 - Aired 2010-03-14

    After investigating the twisted roots of the Bradley family tree, Mustang gathers his most loyal troops. Meanwhile, Ed and his allies continue fighting Selim, who shocks everyone by turning on his own kind.

    Director: Hisatoshi Shimizu

    Writer: Shoutarou Suga

  • Girl on the Battlefield
    8.6/10 1,911 votes

    #9 - Girl on the Battlefield

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2009-09-13

    Cooperation between Mustang's cabal and Ling Yao's band leads to the capture of a Homunculus. Unfortunately, their actions also capture the eye of the Homunculus hiding atop the military's ranks.

    Director: Takayuki Tanaka

    Writer: Michihiro Tsuchiya

  • Bite of the Ant
    8.6/10 1,778 votes

    #10 - Bite of the Ant

    Season 1 Episode 43 - Aired 2010-02-07

    In the snowy north, the soldiers of Fort Briggs engage an invading army, and Marcoh leads an attack against monstrous Envy. In Central, an ominous and shocking secret is revealed to Olivier Armstrong.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Emissary of Darkness
    8.6/10 1,742 votes

    #11 - Emissary of Darkness

    Season 1 Episode 47 - Aired 2010-03-07

    A sinister voice rings out from the shell of Al's armor, and Ed and Greed find themselves under attack. As the Homunculi use the darkness to their advantage, a face from the past arrives to join the battle.

    Director: Shigeru Ueda

    Writer: Seishi Minakami

  • Upheaval in Central
    8.6/10 1,763 votes

    #12 - Upheaval in Central

    Season 1 Episode 50 - Aired 2010-03-28

    Mustang leads a ragtag assault force of hardy northern troops - and welcome faces from the past - against Central's defenses. Victory seems certain until the military's most horrifying secret is revealed.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Inside the Belly
    8.5/10 1,896 votes

    #13 - Inside the Belly

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2009-09-20

    Gluttony's twisted powers overwhelm the Elrics - and the creature's appetite is satisfied by battle's end. Meanwhile, Mustang acts on his suspicions of Bradley and finds himself in the belly of the beast.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Father
    8.5/10 1,834 votes

    #14 - Father

    Season 1 Episode 28 - Aired 2009-10-18

    The Elrics come face to face with Father - and his face is familiar indeed. Powerless and amazed, Ed and Al can only watch as Father creates a new Homunculus with alchemy that should be impossible.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The First Day
    8.4/10 2,750 votes

    #15 - The First Day

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-04-12

    On the way to Lior, Ed and Al reminisce about the events that lead to them being trapped in their current bodies by breaking the taboo of human transmutation. Meanwhile, Colonel Mustang looks back on the first time he met the Elric brothers.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Abyss
    8.4/10 1,776 votes

    #16 - The Abyss

    Season 1 Episode 41 - Aired 2010-01-24

    Bound by more than blood, the Elrics have long shared joy and pain. Now, with Al wandering the frigid void - and Ed losing blood by Kimblee's hand - the mystical connection of their souls could prove fatal.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Father Before the Grave
    8.3/10 1,905 votes

    #17 - Father Before the Grave

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2009-08-16

    Hohenheim's visit ends with a grave warning to Pinako, but Ed finds hope among the charred ruins of his childhood. Now more than ever, he has confidence that Al can be returned to his body.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Family Portrait
    8.3/10 1,726 votes

    #18 - Family Portrait

    Season 1 Episode 36 - Aired 2009-12-13

    As Raven tries to corrupt Armstrong, Ed and Al can only wait in their cell. Long ago, their father faced his own captivity, confined to an eternity of regret in an undying body. To escape the pain, he said goodbye.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Filial Affection
    8.3/10 1,698 votes

    #19 - Filial Affection

    Season 1 Episode 49 - Aired 2010-03-21

    With his father's help, Al takes incredible steps to contain the monstrous Pride. As the sun begins to rise on the Promised Day, the youngest Elric listens while the Homunculus ponders his very human mother.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rain of Sorrows
    8.2/10 2,293 votes

    #20 - Rain of Sorrows

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-05-03

    After learning about what happened to Shou Tucker and his daughter Nina, the Elric brothers begin to question what alchemy really is. Meanwhile, Colonel Mustang and the other State Alchemists track down the serial killer Scar.

    Director: Hiroshi Ikehata

    Writer: Michihiro Tsuchiya

  • One is All, All is One
    8.2/10 2,076 votes

    #21 - One is All, All is One

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-06-21

    While visiting Izumi, their childhood teacher, the Elrics recall the early difficulties of grasping equivalent exchange. They also discover she shares their intimate knowledge of alchemy's greatest taboo.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Cold Flame
    8.2/10 1,901 votes

    #22 - Cold Flame

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2009-07-26

    Freed by an unlikely liberator, Ross's escape is interrupted by Mustang. Even those most loyal to the Flame Alchemist are shaken by the controversial action he takes against the accused killer of Maes Hughes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human
    8.2/10 1,885 votes

    #23 - The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2009-08-02

    Ed's journey to a distant land of legend offers surprising new details behind Mustang's alleyway encounter with Ross. After a fateful encounter of his own, Elric learns a stunning secret about Winry's parents.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Advance of the Fool
    8.2/10 1,846 votes

    #24 - Advance of the Fool

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2009-08-30

    Hoping to learn more about the Homunculi, Ed and Al devise a risky strategy to lure the creatures out of hiding. Step one of the brothers' plan: risk death at the hands of their most dangerous enemy - Scar.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Shape of This Country
    8.2/10 1,714 votes

    #25 - The Shape of This Country

    Season 1 Episode 35 - Aired 2009-12-06

    Ed uncovers a conspiracy of staggering scope: a plot that has already claimed countless victims. Clues suggest that Fort Briggs will soon know bloodshed - and an entire nation will suffer.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A