Although that rise a question : the script said that when the spears are pulled out, Lilith's body turns into LCL. Then apparently the 12th Angel absorb said goo and morphs into the hideous red-foetus-Rei... thing. But why absorbing Lilith's LCL would turn the 12th into that? Isn't LCL just... LCL? Is there different types of LCL : sea LCL, Angel LCL, produced by Lilith LCL, directly from Lilith's dissovling LCL?
Why then wouldn't an Angel try to start an impact by entering in contact with the LCL in a pilot's entry plug, since it's made from Lilith's body?(right?)
Possibly the LCL produced during image collapse is different from that produced normally. We often see Angels explode into red LCL in NME, yet the LCL Lilith produces which is used in entry plugs is orange.