Here's the continuation:
26o: As before, Rebuild made things more obvious. This is the first time I hear of episode 6 containing any mountain melting.
It helps that the Rebuild mountain was BETWEEN Shinji and Ramiel, while the Anime!Mountain was just some vague lines in the background. I mostly think that the Art style of Evangelion is good enough/still looks great today, but this battle is one of the few occassions where the shiny graphix really helped.
Note that this beam was probably mainly meant to divert Shinjis beam rather than to hit him, and Shinji is STILL barely able to dodge.
This is how precise Ramiel shoots when he is NOT aiming for precision.
262: My devastating pillar of light is bigger than yours!
264: This scene somehow becomes incredibly more epic if you read the script... I mean, can you imagine gripping the very ground because there's nothing else to hang out to, and a large shockwave is comming your way?
269: Ramiel stands (or floasts) completely unfazed. Note how far Shinji's beam was diverted, wheras Shinji himself still had to dodge Ramiel's beam.
273: Misato wastes no time being shocked and immediately orders everyne to try again.
278: Ahh, finally a "villain" who will strike before the heroes are "ready". I guess this beam is directly aimed at EVA 01's core this time...
283: I like this episode's use of all-white screens to reflect power.
284: Teh Epicness!
285: Now for some reaction shots!
286: Ditto. As usual, Ritsuko is more composed.
287: ...and the faces of the higher-ups are unreadable. They might be looking a tiny bit worried, tough, maybe because this is Reis's first participation in a real battle.
288: He is almost shocked at the realisation that he is not alone.
290: ...With a SPACESHUTLE! And look how the white light is surrounding them. You are not alone, Shinji.
291: Was he expecting someone else?
292: A subtle reminder that there's a time limit to the shield action, as badass as it may look.
995: It's all or nothing now, and he knows it. Now he's really under pressure, after all, he doesn't want a person he only just met to get hurt because of his personal shortcommings, and this proves to be an useful incentive to get Shinji to do something. (previously seen in ep 3.) Of course, this is subverted later in ep 18 where his wish not to hurt anyone PREVENTS him from fighthing.
302 Shinji strikes back!
307: RIP Ramiel, you will be remembered for your badass.
308: Judging by the state of the armor, Rei shieded Shinji with EVA 00's very body after the shiel melted away for good. She would probably say that she's just 'doing her job' and can be replaced anyway, but man, you gotta admire such willpower.
309: Well done, Shinji! You saved the day! Go claim your reward now! Yes, the chick!
312: ...You might have to unpack her first, tough...
316: It weren't his bare hands, but to make up for it, he gets to expose them to immense heat twice, once through EVA 01's hands and once through the plugsuit.
317: This thing is HOT. So while the plugsuit shielded him from aquiring any burns, grabbing this opening mechanism was NOT confortable.
318: This is pretty much the same animation they used for Gendo, the movements are almost identical Someone once superimposed their images in an amv, and it worked perfectly.
319: SEEMS to be because she is still unconcious at this point.
322: "...And I'll be the first thing you see, and you'll realize that you love meeeeee...." *sing*
324: he couldn't quite think of what to say, and so, he talks of the words that have shocked him so much before the battle began.
325: She does not quite know what to make of Shinji's emotional outburst. She probably does not understand what she did to cause this. That he could be relieved because she is allright doesn't occur to her - in her mindset, she just did her job and there's no point in worrying since she's replacable.
326: Rei never says "farewell" ever again, even if it almost was her catchphrase before. This shows us in retrospective how this occurence has impacted her - It is also an important point for Shinji, as he makes a visible positive influence on someone else's life. If he were to leave now, it wouldn't be as if nothing had happened.
329: She watches the emotional outburst in bewilderment, still oblivious to the fact that she is the cause of it. Note that the confusion itself is pretty obvious on her face - and she has smiled before. It's less that she doesn't know what to do when she's happy, it's that she doesn't get that she should be happy at all. In her mindset, her death should not be a real loss to anyone, so why should she or anyone else be relieved?
330: She hasn't got a clue why he's crying in this very, but she seems to have some idea as to why people cry in general, and Rei, beingnice person, wants to know what's up with Shinji.
332: She even apolpgizes, perhaps fearing that she might have done something wrong that made Shinji cry.
333: Awww, I want my own Shinji *.*
334: This is the point where he cries. Maybe his mention of "smiling" (something she had only done for Gendo untill this point) made her think of his father, maybe it was just the similar pose and strong family resemblance, Shinji is pretty much his old man's spitting image.
Whatever the exact reason may be, Rei didn't realize the similarity of this situation and the activation experiment until now, which is why she is so visibly shocked. She's thinking something amongst the lines of "How could I miss this?!" Note that she's already slightly blushing at this point.
335: He's wearing his new glasses here, so it's not just a flashback to the activation experiment - This is how Rei gets to see him most of the time, how he is imprinted into her memory (compare with the conversation in ep 5), which is, of course, quite the contrast to the looming, dark silhouette Shinji tends to imagine when he thinks of his father.
Note that Gendo, as her father figure, has probably influenced what Rei subconciously looks for in a boy.
336: Rei is has just realized that Shinji was crying because of HER all the time, and she is completely shocked at the fact that a complete stranger would show such a strong emotional reaction for her sake, more so than your average girl since she thinks her life is valueless.
When Gendo saved her, she grew very attached to him as a result, but he is her creator - Shinji has, from Rei's viewpoint, absolutely no reason to worry about her. She has just formed a new bond, a kind of bond that she didn't know before - hence the shocked reaction.
337: The tender expression in his eyes is exactly the same as Gendo's in the flashback before.
338: Congratulations, Shinji! You have been welcomned into the small circle of people who are allowed to see that smile.
The 'blush lines' (The Rebuild and death and Rebirth renderings of that scene make it more obvious that this was meant to be a blush) indicate that this smile is genuine, i.e, she's not doing it just because he told her to, but mainly because the afore mentioned realization.
Needless to say, this is the point where they fall in love. This is, like many other things, emphasized in Rebuild, where they go as far as, for all intents and purposes, holding hands.
339:I wonder if Kaworu is up there. Most likely not, since there have been no indications that Tabgha base ever existed in NGE-Verse. If he already exists, he's probably having a conversation with the SEELE dudes, tough.
Rebuild!Kaworu mentioned Shinji 'entiring the next stange'. I wonder if this is related to the turning point in Shinji's behaviour that follows this event.
Previev: 01: All the EVA girls get their little Day in the lime light! This was Rei's, and next time, it's Misato's turn!
Can't wait for the next one :)
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Alas poor Kaworu! I knew him well...