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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Quite a bit. Most notably, when Rei asks if she is a substitute, an image of Yui's gravestone is imposed over the line. Hints of exactly what Instrumentality involves are also dropped with things like Shinji becoming LCL, and images of Misato and Asuka calling out to him, asking him to become one with them.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Quite a bit. Most notably, when Rei asks if she is a substitute, an image of Yui's gravestone is imposed over the line. Hints of exactly what Instrumentality involves are also dropped with things like Shinji becoming LCL, and images of Misato Misato, Asuka, and Asuka Rei calling out to him, asking him to become one with them.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Quite a bit. Most notably, when Rei asks if she is a substitute, an image of Yui's gravestone is imposed over the line.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Quite a bit. Most notably, when Rei asks if she is a substitute, an image of Yui's gravestone is imposed over the line. Hints of exactly what Instrumentality involves are also dropped with things like Shinji becoming LCL, and images of Misato and Asuka calling out to him, asking him to become one with them.

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* SexForSolace: The episode ends with Misato meeting with Kaji for sex. Their pillow-talk makes it clear that for both of them it is more or less an attempt to cope with the emotional stress they have been dealing with lately (though they do both also have an ulterior motive for seeking each other out, like Misato trying to pump Kaji for information, and Kaji handing her "a present").


Indeed, later that evening Misato meets up with Kaji to, in Kaji's word, indulging her carnal desires. As they lie naked together in the afterglow, Misato muses that Ritsuko must not think very highly of her by now. Kaji says that what engaging in one's desires are really just the kind of behavior realistically expected from the average human, and they might be able to fool the others for a while. "You don't have any interest in others, but you want their attention anyway. You really are just like my father," comments Misato. Looking to the ashtray with the remains of Misato's recently smoked cigarette, Kaji says he had no idea she still smoked. Misato answers that she only ever smokes after sex, so he is the only one who has seen her doing it. "Well, I'm honored," says Kaji. Misato then tries probing him for information about Adam and the Instrumentality project, as well as Gendo and NERV's true objectives. Kaji dodges the questions for a while by pleasuring her, yet he hands her a small capsule in the end. When Misato asks what it is, he replies that it is a present, the first he has given her in eight years, before he grimly adds that it might also be his last one for her.

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Indeed, later that evening Misato meets up with Kaji to, in Kaji's word, words, indulging her carnal desires. As they lie naked together in the afterglow, Misato muses that Ritsuko must not think very highly of her by now. Kaji says that what engaging in one's desires are really just the kind of behavior realistically expected from the average human, and they might be able to fool the others for a while. "You don't have any interest in others, but you want their attention anyway. You really are just like my father," comments Misato. Looking to the ashtray with the remains of Misato's recently smoked cigarette, Kaji says he had no idea she still smoked. Misato answers that she only ever smokes after sex, so he is the only one who has seen her doing it. "Well, I'm honored," says Kaji. Misato then tries probing him for information about Adam and the Instrumentality project, as well as Gendo and NERV's true objectives. Kaji dodges the questions for a while by pleasuring her, yet he hands her a small capsule in the end. When Misato asks what it is, he replies that it is a present, the first he has given her in eight years, before he grimly adds that it might also be his last one for her.


Indeed, later that evening Misato meets up with Kaji to, in Kaji's word, indulging her carnal desires. As they lie naked together in the afterglow, Misato muses that Ritsuko must not think very highly of her by now. Kaji says that what engaging in one's desires are really just the kind of behavior realistically expected from the average human, and they might be able to fool the others for a while. "You don't have any interest in others, but you want their attention anyway. You really are just like my father," comments Misato. Looking to the ashtray with the remains of Misato's recently smoked cigarette, Kaji says he had no idea she still smoked. Misato answers that she only ever smokes after sex, so he is the only one who has seen her doing it. "Well, I'm honored," says Kaji. Misato then tries probing him for information about Adam and the Instrumentality project, as well as Gendo and NERV's true objectives. Kaji dodges the questions for a while by pleasuring her, yet he hands her a small capsule in the end. When Misato asks what it is, he replies that it is a present, the first he has given her in eight years, before he then grimly adds that it might also be his last one for her.

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Indeed, later that evening Misato meets up with Kaji to, in Kaji's word, indulging her carnal desires. As they lie naked together in the afterglow, Misato muses that Ritsuko must not think very highly of her by now. Kaji says that what engaging in one's desires are really just the kind of behavior realistically expected from the average human, and they might be able to fool the others for a while. "You don't have any interest in others, but you want their attention anyway. You really are just like my father," comments Misato. Looking to the ashtray with the remains of Misato's recently smoked cigarette, Kaji says he had no idea she still smoked. Misato answers that she only ever smokes after sex, so he is the only one who has seen her doing it. "Well, I'm honored," says Kaji. Misato then tries probing him for information about Adam and the Instrumentality project, as well as Gendo and NERV's true objectives. Kaji dodges the questions for a while by pleasuring her, yet he hands her a small capsule in the end. When Misato asks what it is, he replies that it is a present, the first he has given her in eight years, before he then grimly adds that it might also be his last one for her.


Two days later, Misato drives Ritsuko home. On the way there, Misato expresses that she is thankful to have Shinji back, but Ritsuko admits to her that she believes her method actually failed, and it was Misato who truly helped bringing Shinji back from the brink. She also shares some rumors she heard about the Committee freezing the Evangelions forever. Ritsuko then asks Misato if she wants to go out for a drink, but Misato says she can't, vaguely stating that she has somewhere to be tonight, before dropping Ritsuko off and bidding her goodbye. But Ritsuko has a pretty good idea what that "somewhere" is. "Going on a tryst with a man the moment she knows that Shinji is safe? I guess I'm in no position to talk," says Ritsuko knowingly as she watches her driving off.

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Two days later, Misato drives Ritsuko home. On the way there, Misato expresses that she is thankful to have Shinji back, but Ritsuko admits to her that she believes her method actually failed, and it was Misato who truly helped bringing Shinji back from the brink. She also shares some rumors she heard about the Committee freezing the Evangelions forever. Ritsuko then asks Misato if she wants to go out for a drink, but Misato says she can't, vaguely stating that she has somewhere to be tonight, before dropping Ritsuko off and bidding her goodbye. But Ritsuko has a pretty good idea what that "somewhere" is. "Going on a tryst with a man the moment she knows that Shinji is safe? I guess I'm in no position to talk," she says Ritsuko knowingly as she watches her old friend driving off.


Two days later, Misato drives Ritsuko home. On the way there, Misato expresses that she is thankful to have Shinji back, but Ritsuko admits to her that she believes her method actually failed, and it was Misato who truly helped bringing Shinji back from the brink. She also shares some rumors she heard about the Committee freezing the Evangelions forever. After dropping Ritsuko off, Misato goes over to Kajiís place to, in Kajiís words, indulge in her carnal desires. Before all that though, she asks him about Adam and the Instrumentality project. Kaji dodges the question for a while by pleasuring her, yet he hands her a small capsule in the end saying that itís a present and grimly remarks that it is also most likely his last one for her.

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Two days later, Misato drives Ritsuko home. On the way there, Misato expresses that she is thankful to have Shinji back, but Ritsuko admits to her that she believes her method actually failed, and it was Misato who truly helped bringing Shinji back from the brink. She also shares some rumors she heard about the Committee freezing the Evangelions forever. After Ritsuko then asks Misato if she wants to go out for a drink, but Misato says she can't, vaguely stating that she has somewhere to be tonight, before dropping Ritsuko off, off and bidding her goodbye. But Ritsuko has a pretty good idea what that "somewhere" is. "Going on a tryst with a man the moment she knows that Shinji is safe? I guess I'm in no position to talk," says Ritsuko knowingly as she watches her driving off.

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Misato goes over to Kajiís place meets up with Kaji to, in Kajiís words, indulge in Kaji's word, indulging her carnal desires. Before all As they lie naked together in the afterglow, Misato muses that though, Ritsuko must not think very highly of her by now. Kaji says that what engaging in one's desires are really just the kind of behavior realistically expected from the average human, and they might be able to fool the others for a while. "You don't have any interest in others, but you want their attention anyway. You really are just like my father," comments Misato. Looking to the ashtray with the remains of Misato's recently smoked cigarette, Kaji says he had no idea she asks still smoked. Misato answers that she only ever smokes after sex, so he is the only one who has seen her doing it. "Well, I'm honored," says Kaji. Misato then tries probing him for information about Adam and the Instrumentality project. project, as well as Gendo and NERV's true objectives. Kaji dodges the question questions for a while by pleasuring her, yet he hands her a small capsule in the end saying that itís a present and grimly remarks end. When Misato asks what it is, he replies that it is a present, the first he has given her in eight years, before he then grimly adds that it might also most likely be his last one for her.


Shinji then remembers a smell. A human smell. He remembers then that it is the smell of his mother. He remembers a conversation between Gendo and Yui where Gendo asks her whether Shinji should live in this hell that the Earth has turned into. Yui says that while he is still alive, he can have a chance to achieve happiness. Shinji finally hears a conversation from before his birth, where Yui asks Gendo if he has decided on a name for their yet-to-be-born child. "If it's a boy, Shinji. If it's a girl, I'll name the baby Rei," sounds Gendo's answer. Guided by his motherís voice, Shinji materializes, alive but unconscious, from the pool of LCL, in front of a sobbing Misato.

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Shinji then remembers a smell. A human smell. He remembers then that it is the smell of his mother. He remembers a conversation between Gendo and Yui where Gendo asks her whether Shinji should live in this hell that the Earth has turned into. Yui says that while he is still alive, he can have a chance to achieve happiness. Shinji finally hears a conversation from before his birth, where Yui asks Gendo if he has decided on a name for their yet-to-be-born child. "If it's a boy, Shinji. If it's a girl, I'll name the baby her Rei," sounds Gendo's answer. Guided by his motherís voice, Shinji materializes, alive but unconscious, from the pool of LCL, in front of a sobbing Misato.


Shinji then remembers a smell. A human smell. He remembers then that it is the smell of his mother. He remembers a conversation between Gendo and Yui where Gendo asks her whether Shinji should live in this hell that the Earth has turned into. Yui says that while he is still alive, he can have a chance to achieve happiness. Shinji finally hears a conversation from before his birth, where Yui asks Gendo if he has decided on a name for their child. "If it's a boy, Shinji. If it's a girl, I'll name the baby Rei," sounds Gendo's answer. Guided by his motherís voice, Shinji materializes, alive but unconscious, from the pool of LCL, in front of a sobbing Misato.

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Shinji then remembers a smell. A human smell. He remembers then that it is the smell of his mother. He remembers a conversation between Gendo and Yui where Gendo asks her whether Shinji should live in this hell that the Earth has turned into. Yui says that while he is still alive, he can have a chance to achieve happiness. Shinji finally hears a conversation from before his birth, where Yui asks Gendo if he has decided on a name for their yet-to-be-born child. "If it's a boy, Shinji. If it's a girl, I'll name the baby Rei," sounds Gendo's answer. Guided by his motherís voice, Shinji materializes, alive but unconscious, from the pool of LCL, in front of a sobbing Misato.


In the aftermath of the incident involving Zeruel, the Human Instrumentality Committee is shocked to find out that Unit-01 was able to eat and absorb an S
engine from an Angel, something they thought was impossible, and they notice they never actually planed for anything like that to happen. They discuss Gendo Ikari and how it might have been a mistake to make him the leader of NERV. Chairman Keel, while also quite concerned about the developments, reminds them that without Gendo, they could not have achieved their goals.

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In the aftermath of the incident involving Zeruel, the Human Instrumentality Committee is shocked to find out that Unit-01 was able to eat and absorb an S
engine from an Angel, something they thought was impossible, and they notice they never actually planed for anything like that to happen. They discuss Gendo Ikari and how it might have been a mistake to make him the leader of NERV. Chairman Keel, while also quite concerned about the developments, reminds them that without Gendo, they could not have achieved their goals.\n



The Instrumentally Committee evaluates the damage to NERV HQ and the [=EVAs=] from the attack, concluding it will cost them huge amounts of time and money. They question the reliably of their spy inside NERV, pointing out that he failed to warn them about the developments they are now facing, agreeing they must make absolutely sure that they will be warned next time. Meanwhile, Kaji asks Gendo how heís going to face the Committee with all that has just happened. Gendo responds saying that Unit-01 was not under NERVís control and that it will remain frozen until further notice. Kaji points out that, while it probably is an appropriate decision, Shinji is still trapped inside the EVA.

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The Instrumentally Committee evaluates the damage to NERV HQ and the [=EVAs=] from the attack, concluding it will cost them huge amounts of time and money. They question the reliably of their spy inside NERV, pointing out that he failed to warn them about the developments they are now facing, agreeing they must make absolutely sure that they will be warned next time. Meanwhile, Kaji asks Gendo how heís going to face the Committee with all that has just happened. Gendo responds saying that he will claim that the whole thing was an unexpected accident, seeing how Unit-01 was not under NERVís control and that it the Eva will remain frozen until further notice. Kaji points out that, while it probably is an appropriate decision, Shinji is still trapped inside the EVA.


In the aftermath of the incident involving Zeruel, the Human Instrumentality Committee is shocked to find out that Unit-01 was able to eat and absorb an S[[superscript:2]] engine, something they thought was impossible, and they notice they never actually planed for anything like that to happen. They discuss Gendo Ikari and how it might have been a mistake to make him the leader of NERV. Chairman Keel, while also quite concerned about the developments, reminds them that without Gendo, they could not have achieved their goals.

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In the aftermath of the incident involving Zeruel, the Human Instrumentality Committee is shocked to find out that Unit-01 was able to eat and absorb an S[[superscript:2]] engine, something they thought was impossible, and they notice they never actually planed for anything like that to happen. They discuss Gendo Ikari and how it might have been a mistake to make him the leader of NERV. Chairman Keel, while also quite concerned about the developments, reminds them that without Gendo, they could not have achieved their goals.
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All attempts to recover the pilot of Unit-01 have failed. In fact, when the video feed into Unit-01 is reestablished, Shinji is no longer inside the cockpit which Ritsuko attributes to the fact that he is inside the Eva. As Misato angrily asks what exactly an Eva is, Ritsuko simply says that it is something man created in manís own image. Misato then asks if the Eva is only a copy of what they once found on the South Pole, but Ritsuko answers that the Eva is not just a copy, but a creature "imbued with a human will." "Are you saying somebody willed this to?!" says Misato appalled. "No, the Eva did," answers Ritsuko vaguely. As Ritsuko doesnít show any signs of helping get Shinji out, Misato loses control and slaps her, demanding that she take responsibility for the thing she helped create.

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All attempts to recover the pilot of Unit-01 have failed. In fact, when the video feed into Unit-01 is reestablished, Shinji is no longer inside the cockpit which Ritsuko attributes to the fact that he is inside the Eva. As Misato angrily asks what exactly an Eva is, Ritsuko simply says that it is something man created in manís own image. Misato then asks if the Eva is only a copy of what they once found on the South Pole, but Ritsuko answers that the Eva is not just a copy, but a creature "imbued with a human will." "Are you saying somebody willed this to?!" to happen?!" says Misato appalled. "No, the Eva did," answers Ritsuko vaguely. As Ritsuko doesnít show any signs of helping get Shinji out, Misato loses control and slaps her, demanding that she take responsibility for the thing she helped create.


In the aftermath of the incident involving Zeruel, the Human Instrumentality Committee is shocked to find out that Unit-01 was able to eat and absorb an S2 engine, something they thought was impossible, and they notice they never actually planed for anything like that to happen. They discuss Gendo Ikari and how it might have been a mistake to make him the leader of NERV. Chairman Keel, while also quite concerned about the developments, reminds them that without Gendo, they could not have achieved their goals.

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In the aftermath of the incident involving Zeruel, the Human Instrumentality Committee is shocked to find out that Unit-01 was able to eat and absorb an S2 S[[superscript:2]] engine, something they thought was impossible, and they notice they never actually planed for anything like that to happen. They discuss Gendo Ikari and how it might have been a mistake to make him the leader of NERV. Chairman Keel, while also quite concerned about the developments, reminds them that without Gendo, they could not have achieved their goals.


On the third day after Zeruelís attack, Ritsuko comes up with a plan to rescue Shinji. Misato is skeptical and clearly still angry at her, but listens to the plan. Shinji is still inside the entry plug, however his body has lost its form. This is a consequence of achieving a high sync ratio with the Eva. He has basically disintegrated and is now floating around in the LCL. What has to be done now is return his body to physical form and put his soul back into it.

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On the third day after Zeruelís attack, Ritsuko comes up with a plan to rescue Shinji. Misato is skeptical and clearly still angry at her, but listens to the plan. Shinji is still inside the entry plug, however his body has lost its form. This is a consequence of achieving a high sync ratio with the Eva. He has basically disintegrated and his consciousness is now floating around in the LCL. What has to be done now is return his body to physical form and put his soul back into it.


All attempts to recover the pilot of Unit-01 have failed. In fact, when the video feed into Unit-01 is reestablished, Shinji is no longer inside the cockpit which Ritsuko attributes to the fact that he is inside the Eva. As Misato angrily asks what exactly an Eva is, Ritsuko simply says that it is something man created in manís own image. Misato then asks if the Eva is only a copy of what they once found on the South Pole, but Ritsuko answers that the Eva is not just a copy, but a creature "imbued with a human will." "Are you saying somebody willed this to happen as well?!" says Misato appalled. "It could be the Eva's..." answers Ritsuko vaguely. As Ritsuko doesnít show any signs of helping get Shinji out, Misato loses control and slaps her, demanding that she take responsibility for the thing she helped create.

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All attempts to recover the pilot of Unit-01 have failed. In fact, when the video feed into Unit-01 is reestablished, Shinji is no longer inside the cockpit which Ritsuko attributes to the fact that he is inside the Eva. As Misato angrily asks what exactly an Eva is, Ritsuko simply says that it is something man created in manís own image. Misato then asks if the Eva is only a copy of what they once found on the South Pole, but Ritsuko answers that the Eva is not just a copy, but a creature "imbued with a human will." "Are you saying somebody willed this to happen as well?!" to?!" says Misato appalled. "It could be "No, the Eva's..." Eva did," answers Ritsuko vaguely. As Ritsuko doesnít show any signs of helping get Shinji out, Misato loses control and slaps her, demanding that she take responsibility for the thing she helped create.

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