Man, it’s getting harder to write about the show at this point. I’m simply running out of superlatives to describe how much I’m enjoying it, especially at this point, because every episodes consistently delivering on the action, the character and the intrigue. And boy… Rei’s dead, now, too?! That was an explosive ending if I ever saw one. Nuking all of Tokyo-3 (like that’s not a historically loaded image, either). We’re in the home stretch now, I reckon. 20 odd episodes of build-up and now it’s all pay-off. Prediction wise… I'll call it that the Lance of Longinus is going to brought back into the fray at some point. It’s such a cool looking weapon for one, and it can’t just be floating there in orbit for the rest of the show, can it?
Asuka gets her own trippy introspective journey, here, as well as her period (coincidence?). Although, I still like to believe that she also had one in that earlier episode. Some have said that they don’t like her after this episode, but having played on many sports team throughout my life, I have to say I sympathize with the inferiority issues she’s going through. There’s nothing more demoralizing than trying your best and then consistently losing, regardless of your efforts - - especially when you’ve got a teammate who seems to be succeeding so effortlessly wherever you fail. Again, I concur with hitsusatsu11 about this entire series giving three dimensional depth to all its characters.
Actually, there’s something that’s been bugging me… is Asuka supposed to be half-Japanese? Because I’ve never encountered a fraulein named Asuka. “Aska” definitely sound Germanic, minus the “u” (which is somehow silent) and Langley definitely is, but Asuka Soryu doesn’t look the least bit German. I’m sure ReVolutionOfEvangelion has an explanation.
Geez… Kaji’s dead (and I’m already missing the dude). Rei’s dead. This is starting to sound like 10 Little Indians. I suppose Nerv will have to listen to that Eva Pilot Recruitment drive being held in the forums.