Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) s01e18 Episode Script

Ambivalence

1 Zankoku na tenshi no youni Like an angel without a sense of mercy Shonen yo shinwa ni nare rise young boy to the heavens as a legend.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Aoi kaze ga ima Cold winds, as blue as the sea Mune no door wo tataitemo Tear open the door to your heart Watashidake wo tada mitsumete But unknowing you seem, just staring at me Hohoenderu anata Standing there smiling serenely.
Sotto fureru mono Desperate for something to touch Motomeru koto ni muchu de A moment of kindness like that in a dream.
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Unmei sae mada shiranai Your innocent eyes as yet have no idea Itaikena hitomi of the path your destiny will follow.
Dakedo itsuka kizuku deshou But someday you'll become aware of Sono senaka niwa everything that you've got behind you.
Haruka mirai mezasu tameno Your wings are for seeking out Hanega arukoto a new future that only you can search for.
Zankoku na tenshi no thesis The cruel angel's thesis bleeds Madobe kara yagate tobitatsu through a portal like your pulsing blood.
Hotobashiru atsui pathos de If you should betray the chapel of your memories Omoide wo uragiru nara the cruel angel will enter the window of your soul.
Kono sora wo daite kagayaku.
So boy, stand tall and embrace the fire of legend Shonen yo shinwa ni nare.
Embrace the universe like a blazing star! Where's Asuka? She's already left.
It would seem that she doesn't want to face me.
But why? Shinji, sometimes a woman's heart is too difficult to understand.
By the way By the way Go ahead.
Is the rumor that Unit 04 disappeared true? I heard that there was some kind of accident, and it exploded.
Yes, it's true.
Unit 04 is gone, along with the Second Branch of NERV.
It happened while they were testing the S2 engine.
But don't worry, we'll be all right.
All three of our Evas are functioning properly.
And our pilots and staff are in good shape too.
I heard that Unit 03 is being brought here from America.
You're performing the activation tests at Matsushiro, aren't you? I'll be out for four days or so, but Kaji will be taking care of you two, so don't worry.
But what about the test? Ritsuko will be supervising everything.
There won't be any problems.
And what about the pilot?! Well, about the pilot Yes? Good morning! I've come to ask you for your help, Major Katsuragi! Please! Make me the pilot for Evangelion Unit 03! Episode 18: The Judgment of Life So, Shinji still doesn't know yet? I just couldn't find a chance to tell him.
I'm worried.
I just can't figure out what he's thinking about.
Pull yourself together.
You're the one who wanted to be his guardian.
I know you're right, but When will you be acquiring the pilot? Well, tomorrow.
There are still some things to be arranged.
Still, the new pilot might tell Shinji himself.
I don't think so.
He wasn't enthused enough to be bragging about it.
He was only willing to accept under the condition that his sister be transferred to our hospital here at Headquarters.
How can Misato be this cruel? I'm eager to be a pilot so she could at least use me as a backup.
Right, Toji? What's up? You left before me, but you're late.
What, no fight between the newlyweds today? I just didn't want to see your ugly faces! You three damn stooges! Ah, the precious moment of lunch time! Hey, where's Toji? He's gone.
Gone? Without his lunch? Him? That's impossible! He's been acting odd lately.
Suzuhara Oh, Ayanami, if you're looking for Shinji, he isn't here.
You know about it, don't you? And Sohryu knows about it too, doesn't she? So Shinji's the only one who doesn't know.
It's pretty rare for you to be concerned about someone else.
Really? I'm not sure I understand.
You care about Shinji.
Do I? Maybe that's true.
Yeah, you do.
Hikari! Let's have lunch together! Two hours late, and then, finally, he arrives.
He's the first guy to ever make me wait this long.
Yeah, because you never waited for the guy when you were dating.
This was the so called Second Impact.
At that time I was living in a place called Nebukawa, but the rising water levels caused by the melting of Antarctica have buried it beneath the sea.
Sorry, newcomer, but I had to clobber you! I had to hit you, or I wouldn't have been satisfied.
I'm sorry, Asuka.
You always walk home with Ikari.
Forget it.
The only reason I'm with Shinji is because of my work.
And right now I don't feel like looking at him.
This is about Suzuhara, isn't it? Yes, how did you know? It's pretty obvious.
The three stooges are the only ones who can't see it.
Ikari seems naive.
Actually, he's just a dolt.
He's an idiot too.
He hasn't got any idea as to how to relate to others.
Really? I think Suzuhara might like Ayanami.
Suzuhara?! He likes that smart ass?! Well, they seemed to be very sociable during lunch.
Don't worry.
It'll never happen.
She's 10,000 times denser than Shinji is about communication! Really? Really! Can I ask you one thing? What? What do you see in a simple minded stooge like that? His compassion It was a mistake to get back together with you! How can you say that now? Well I can still change my life.
Kaji sure spends a lot of time in the tub.
I can still change my life.
Kaji sure spends a lot of time in the tub.
There are lots of pitfalls in life, There are lots of pitfalls in life, but you just have to dig your way out.
I wonder who's going to pilot Unit 03? but you just have to dig your way out.
I wonder who's going to pilot Unit 03? And I'm the pitfall? I wonder who's going to pilot Unit 03? I don't have to live in sorrow.
I don't have to live in sorrow.
You mean you haven't heard yet? I don't have to live in sorrow.
You mean you haven't heard yet? There is always hope after depression.
Who is it? There is always hope after depression.
There is always hope after depression.
And I'm the pronoun for your depression? The only reason I came back was to break up again.
I don't know.
The only reason I came back was to break up again.
The only reason I came back was to break up again.
This is too mean.
That was refreshing! This is too mean.
A man who sucks at kissing never works out! What? Are you two fighting again? A man who sucks at kissing never works out! What? Are you two fighting again? My kissing sucks? I don't believe it! My kissing sucks? I don't believe it! Not just your kissing! Are you two always like this when Katsuragi's gone? Not just your kissing! Are you two always like this when Katsuragi's gone? Not just my kissing?! Are you two always like this when Katsuragi's gone? I knew it! No! I knew it! I want to be happy because you're here tonight.
I knew it! I want to be happy because you're here tonight.
Why did I repeat the same mistake? Why did I repeat the same mistake? But I can't, not tonight.
Why did I repeat the same mistake? But I can't, not tonight.
Yes, this mistake must be corrected! Yes, this mistake must be corrected! I must start a new life free of regret! I understand.
Let's go to bed.
I must start a new life free of regret! I understand.
Let's go to bed.
Before you do that, I understand.
Let's go to bed.
why don't you get dressed and make the bed? Sleep is the best thing for these situations.
why don't you get dressed and make the bed? Are you asleep yet, Kaji? No, not yet.
What's my father like? Well, there's a surprise question.
I thought you'd ask about Katsuragi.
It seems like you're always with my father.
Commander Fuyutsuki is the one who's always with him.
Have you been asking around about your father? I haven't been around him much.
So, you don't really know him? But I've learned a lot about him lately.
About his work, about my mother, so No, you're wrong.
You only believe that you've learned.
The fact is that people really don't understand themselves, much less each other.
Understanding one hundred percent of anything is impossible.
That's why we spend so much time trying to understand our own motivations and those of others.
That's what makes life so interesting.
Does that mean that you don't understand Misato either? The kanji we use for the word "she" literally means "woman far away".
Women will always be on the distant shore of a great gulf of misunderstanding.
The current dividing men and women is deeper than the ocean.
I don't understand what being an adult must be like.
T-minus 300 minutes to Unit 03 activation test.
Main power supply, no problems.
Second apotheosis is nominal.
Coolant systems are normal.
Repairs to left arm crimp lock completed.
Roger.
Team B, commence operation.
No problems detected in the data link to Unit 01.
It's ready enough for combat duty now.
Well, how nice for you.
Now that was a half-hearted reply.
Are you aware that this unit will be assigned to you once it's passed its tests? The exclusive control of four Evas If you wanted to, you could destroy the world.
Have you told Shinji yet? I'll tell him when this test is over.
The Fourth Child has arrived.
Second squad, begin readying the entry vehicle immediately.
He's not here yet, Asuka.
He may not come today.
I thought we might eat together today.
Do you want this? Unit 03's already in Japan, isn't it? Yeah, it got here yesterday.
I knew it.
Who's going to pilot it? Toji maybe? He's absent today, so maybe it's him.
No way! Entry plug repairs completed.
Initiating first connection.
Transmitting pulse.
Graph readout is normal.
All checklists up to 1350 have been cleared.
No problems found in initial contact phase.
Roger.
Shift the operation to phase two.
All nerve links are normal.
All checklists up to 2550 have been cleared.
Harmonics are normal.
We are now exceeding the absolute border.
Abort the test! Break the circuit! No good! Mission failure! High energy readings detected in body! Impossible! An Angel?! An explosion has occurred in Matsushiro.
Damage level unknown.
Send the rescue squad and the Third Troop.
Take care of it before the SSDF gets involved.
Roger.
Movement of an unidentified object detected at the site.
Movement of an unidentified object detected at the site.
Wavelength pattern is orange.
It's not confirmed as an Angel.
Go to first stage alert.
All personnel go to first stage alert.
Prepare for ground combat.
Launch all Evas! Disperse in the maximum intercept zone.
Air transport is scheduled to go in twenty.
An accident in Matsushiro?! No way! What happened to Misato? Contact hasn't been restored yet.
But, then, what will we do? Stop whining! There's nothing else we can do now! But how can we fight the Angel by ourselves? Commander Ikari will take command now.
My father will The target's image has been captured at Mt.
Nobe.
Transferring to main monitor.
As I thought Transmit the abort signal.
Force eject the entry plug.
Not working.
Neither abort signal nor plug ejection code accepted.
What about the pilot? He's still breathing and his heart's beating, but probably Abandon Evangelion Unit 03 at this time.
List it as the Thirteenth Angel.
But! Disperse the battle line at Mt.
Nobe as planned.
Destroy the target.
Target is approaching.
All units prepare for ground combat.
No way! An angel? Is this an Angel?! Correct, this is the target.
You said that this is the target, but this is an Eva, isn't it?! But that's How could it have been possessed by an Angel? Is it piloted by a human too, a child like us? You still don't know?! The pilot of Unit 03 is Asuka? Asuka?! Eva Unit 02 has gone silent! The pilot has ejected.
Recovery squad is heading for retrieval.
Target is moving towards Unit 00! Rei, avoid close range combat and stop the target.
I'm sending Unit 01 in now.
Roger.
He's the pilot.
The Angel is invading Unit 00's left arm.
The nerve systems are being corrupted.
Cut off the left arm.
Immediately! But you've got to sever the neural connection first! Cut it off.
Yes, Sir.
Unit 00 is severely damaged.
The pilot is wounded.
No way The target is approaching you.
It will contact you in T-minus 20.
You must destroy it.
But this target is Operated by a person, isn't it? Another child my own age.
An entry plug! There is a person in there, just as I thought.
Life support is breaking down.
The pilot's life is in danger.
No! Cut the synch ratio to 60%! Wait! But Ikari, the pilot could be killed.
Wait! But Ikari, the pilot could be killed.
Shinji, why don't you fight? There's a person in there, Father! Irrelevant! It is an Angel! Our enemy! But but I can't! I must help him! I can't kill! If you don't, you will die.
I'd rather die! Cut all synchronization between the pilot and Unit 01.
Do it now.
Cut it? Correct.
Switch the control circuit to the dummy plug.
But the dummy plug still isn't functioning properly.
Without Dr.
Akagi's approval It's still better than the pilot.
Do it! Yes, Sir.
What is this? What in the hell are you doing, Father?! Signal acknowledgment, confirmed.
Control system switching is complete.
All nerves linked to the dummy system.
32.
8% of Emotional Elements are unclear.
It can't be monitored.
Irrelevant.
Open the system.
Begin the attack.
Is this the power of the dummy plug? System status nominal.
Gain still increasing.
Stop this! Father, no! Stop doing this now! Damn! Stop! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop! Stop! Eva Unit 03, no, I mean, the target is completely silent.
How about if I cook this? Kodama, Nozomi and I this recipe is for four.
I sure hope he's going to eat tomorrow.
We've found a survivor here too! Third squad, erase 807 data.
We've found a survivor here too! Third squad, erase 807 data.
Second squad, remove liner block.
Am I still alive? Second squad, remove liner block.
Am I still alive? Blockade all of Highway 20! Kaji? Blockade all of Highway 20! Kaji? Run it from Shinanosakai through Kobuchizawa.
You were lucky, Katsuragi.
Run it from Shinanosakai through Kobuchizawa.
Run it from Shinanosakai through Kobuchizawa.
The public relations department is handling this.
Where's Ritsuko? The public relations department is handling this.
Where's Ritsuko? Don't worry.
Two survivors found in the eighth shaft.
She's wasn't hurt as bad as you.
Two survivors found in the eighth shaft.
She's wasn't hurt as bad as you.
Roger, rescue squad.
Roger, rescue squad.
I see.
Roger, rescue squad.
I see.
The fire in the temporary cage is The fire in the temporary cage is What about Unit 03? The fire in the temporary cage is The fire in the temporary cage is It was destroyed, as an Angel, by Unit 01.
The fire in the temporary cage is It was destroyed, as an Angel, by Unit 01.
Roger, after reconfirmation Roger, after reconfirmation Abandon the Roadway 23! Yes, Sir.
Under 800 meters I I haven't told Shinji anything.
Yes, Sir.
Under 800 meters I I haven't told Shinji anything.
Shinji Misato, so you're safe? I I'm sorry.
I had something important to tell you, but I'm sorry.
Misato, I I killed My father forced me to I begged him, but Shinji, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Report from the entry plug recovery team.
The pilot's life signs are confirmed.
He's alive?! Unit 03's pilot is The Fourth Child is Toji? Shinji? Shinji? Shinji?! Shinji?! To be continued Preview On his own, Shinji decides to quit his position as a pilot.
Once again, the separation begins.
As an Angel destroys Unit 02 and Unit 00, Shinji makes his decision.
Next episode: "A Man's Fight"