- SEELE wanted Gendo to send Unit 03 to Germany as soon as possible so they could study its S2 core. Gendo at least wanted to attempt to rescue the pilot beforehand, but the SEELE members stated they would decide if he was allowed to make such an attempt. In other words, if Shinji had not extracted Hikari accidentally she would have been trapped in the Evangelion forever.
- Rei being put back on her drugs against her will and suffering from an overdose. It's also horrifying in universe for Shinji, Asuka, and Rei herself.Don't worry, you won't feel a thing.
- Unit-00 going on another rampage and trying to kill Ritsuko.
- Asuka finally makes contact with her mother in Unit 02, and it's a heartwarming reunion, right up until she tries to say goodbye:
Nightmare Fuel / Advice and Trust