Faux Symbolism: Discussed and mocked as a Take That at the end of episode 1.
Fuyutsuki: It looks like the angel has just suicided into a giant cross.
Gendo: Why the hell would it do that!?
Maya: Maybe it has something to do with the angel's genetic makeup that gives its death this particular shape.
Makoto: Or maybe the angels are actually messengers from god.
Shigeru: Or maybe this is all a part of a bigger message that symbolizes something deeper, a metaphorical meaning about all the angels, religion, and perhaps life as we know it.
as dramatic music plays and everyone looks thoughtful*