I have to agree that it was indeed a great chapter! Loved the fight, even if it wasn't the one I was expecting.
Hey Witcher, just out of curriosity, where does it say that Pride has a carbon weakness? I thought that his weakness was that he can't function without light.
Also, on no.2, I can agree with you on Marcoh, but he knew the "Lion King" was there, so he could of mentioned it prior breaking up (a "wait for an opening" or "wait for them to split up" would suffice). He had to find Marcoh in there somewhere though, because he did hand-off his stone (pure accident?).
As far as 3 is concerned, I fully, one hundred percent, agree, Kimblee looks to have bit the dust. True he has a PS in his mouth, but he could easily bite it (pun not intended) before he manages to mend the skin. To those of you who say that he can't do it because of lack of knowledge... Ed used a PS to mend his wounds, and he isn't a Medic type either.
As for your final comment, well that's life. There are a lot of little things in FMA that didn't happen because of lifes little quirks. I mean do you really think Ed would be allies with Scar if they didn't have all these little ties? Just another reason to like FMA!