YMMV: The Second Try
- Better Than Canon: Some fans see it like this.
- Come for the X, Stay for the Y: Come for the Peggy Sue story, stay for the wonderful character development and heart-warming romance.
- Freud Was Right: "You know, we've both been 'thrown out' by our mothers. Wonder how people would interpret that."
- He's Just Hiding: Kaji. ...No, really!
- Iron Woobie: Shinji.
- The Woobie: Asuka, after returning to the past. Read Chapter 10.