Neon Genesis Evangelion Fan Fiction ❯ Isolation ( Chapter 4 )
Downpouring rain. A forgotten ball on the ground.
SE: Sound of rain
Rei gazes alone at the rainy landscape.
Monitor of a book computer. A 3D model of the entry plug. It’s a little different from the genuine article because he’s working from vague memory.
SE: Sound of typing
Toji (in front) spaces out, resting his head on his arms. Kensuke uses his PC.
Toji murmurs in a detached manner.
Toji It’s been three days.
Kensuke speaks without looking up from his work.
Kensuke Since we got those tickets?
Toji No, since he stopped comin’ to school.
Kensuke (playing dumb) ‘He’?
Toji gets up and speaks.
Toji The new kid, the new kid.
Kensuke purposely puts up a pretense of indifference.
Toji (OFF) I wonder what he’s been doin’ since then?
SE: The typing stops
He lifts his face with an upwards glance, maintaining his pretense.
Kensuke Are you worried?
Toji looks away, looking irritated.
Toji Not exactly worried…
Kensuke speaks as plainly as ever.
Kensuke Toji, for someone who’s so tactless, you’re pretty stubborn.
At the end of the cut, Toji glances at him.
Kensuke starts using his computer again.
Kensuke If you had apologized to him back then, you wouldn’t have had to agonize over it for three days.
He unexpectedly produces a piece of paper from behind the computer. Lifting his face, his pretense is halfhearted to the end.
Kensuke Here, this is the new kid’s phone number.
The sheet of paper in front of Toji. He’s a little surprised.
Kensuke (OFF) If you’re so worried, why don’t you call him?
A personnel entranceway that is kept open. It is light outside and dark inside. An umbrella dries off.
A public phone on the side of some stairs. Toji stands in front of it.
The receiver held between his head and shoulder, he holds the paper in his left hand and pushes with the right (four times).
His expression changes slightly.
His hand stops.
From outside, we see Toji beyond the window. After a little while, he hangs up the phone, perplexed, and walks away.
He re-enters the classroom.
Hikari looks up.
He sits back down at his desk, and stares up at the ceiling.
Toji (MONO) Dammit.
Hikari approaches Toji slowly.
A couple of girls whisper to each other as she does so.
Toji looks up.
Toji Wha- what is it, Class Rep?
Hikari I was just wondering… Is something wrong?
Toji Sorta… yeah…
Rei looking out the window again.
Toji (OFF) I just messed up really badly with someone…
Rei turns slightly at this. Her eye bandage is gone. Her eye has been replaced.
Hikari …Well, uh… is it too late to apologize?
Toji I guess I could go to his house…
Hikari Er… I could come along… Keep you company?
Toji shakes his head.
Toji Sorry Class Rep, but this is something I should probably do by myself.
Kensuke continues typing away at his laptop.
Toji So, Kensuke, will you help me out with that before school tomorrow?
Kensuke looks up. He is trying not to laugh.
Kensuke Er… yeah, sure.
Hikari shakes her head, both in amazement at Tojis stupidity and in disappointment.
Hikari Good luck, Suzuhara.
Toji Thanks Class Rep…
Toji opens his mouth as if hes going to say something else.
Hikari walks away, sad.
Toji Er… goodbye then.
Kensuke Practically for good…
Toji glares at him.
Toji Dont remind me…
Text: Episode #04: Isolation
Exterior of Misato’s apartment. It is raining.
Misato (MONO) Is he going to cut class again today?
Misato in front of Shinji’s room; the plate Shin-chan’s Room that Misato had attached.
Misato knocks on the post two times.
Misato Shinji-kun! Get up! You cant keep skipping school! Eva-01 is already completely repaired. Shouldn’t you get your act together, too?
Misato standing in front of the door. There is no response.
After a little while, Misato becomes curious. She tries to look in through the gap in the fusuma.
Misato (behind) Shinji-kun!?
The fusuma opens and one of Misato’s eyes becomes visible. Misato is lightly surprised.
The sound of rain resounds throughout Shinji’s completely empty room.
SE: Sound of rain
An envelope (text: Katsuragi Misato-sama) and a security card are the only things on the desk.
Misato gives off a somewhat serious air.
The bookshelf is empty and nothing is on the hanger.
The bed is made up neatly and precisely.
Misato mutters calmly.
Misato He’s run away. Im not surprised…
SE: The sound of rain, louder, in stereo
Toji and Kensuke’s feet.
The floor is getting wet from the rain.
Toji’s feet stand firm, then step forward.
SE (OFF): DING-DONG
The door opens and Misato leans forward.
The surprising entrance of this beautiful woman startles Kensuke and Toji.
In the foreground, Toji’s feet stand to attention.
Toji (OFF) Um…uh…well…
Misato in front of a tense Toji.
Kensuke glances over at Toji as he speaks.
Kensuke We’re Ikari-kun’s classmates, Aida and Suzuhara.
Toji nods to Kensuke’s words.
Misato’s peppy smile.
Misato Aida-kun and Suzuhara-kun…
They reply at the same time, but Toji responds with decision, dash, and spirit, startling Kensuke.
Kensuke (concurrently) Yes.
Toji (concurrently) Yes! I’m Suzuhara.
Misato Aren’t you the ones who got into Eva-01’s entry plug?
Kensuke (conc.) Yeah.
Toji (conc.) Yes!
Toji bows properly. Kensuke looks at Toji, slightly shocked.
Toji We’re very sorry for causing you so much trouble.
Kensuke (conc.) By the way-
Toji (conc.) Ikari-kun has been absent ever since then, so we came to see if he was okay.
Misato Shinji-kun is at the Nerv training facility right now.
Toji Oh, I see.
Kensuke takes papers out from his bag.
Kensuke Here are the prints that were collecting on Ikari-kun’s desk.
Misato takes them.
Misato You didn’t have to do that. Thank you.
Toji takes a deep, 90° bow. Kensuke bows lightly.
Touji Well, we’ll just be going, then.
Kensuke Please give our regards to Ikari-kun.
Misato speaks with a smiling face (slightly overdone and insincere). She grins and waves.
Misato Yeah, I will. Bye.
The door closes.
The two of them remain bowing, Kensuke glancing upward. They straighten up together.
Kensuke That was unexpected.
Toji She was a real babe…
At the entranceway, Misato spins to look in our direction with a sulky face.
The entrance seen from the dining room; Misato kicks the door with all her strength!
Misato Shinji, you idiot!!
Hanging her head, she grumbles to herself.
A new transit system advances in the rain.
SE: Sounds of train and rain
Shinji’s large bag on the luggage rack.
Shinji listening to his Walkman (his face isn’t visible).
BGM START: You are the only one
The SDAT Walkman stops and reverses.
BGM START: Aoi Legend [Blue Legend]
Bird’s-eye view of the subway interior; the passengers change and the people become fewer. Shinji’s only company throughout is the middle-aged man next to him; his pose changes, but finally even the man clears out.
BGM START: You are the only one
The Walkman reverses.
BGM START: Aoi Legend [Blue Legend]
Shinji hangs his head and listens to his Walkman.
The background changes from the Mirror System to a mountain ravine.
Female high school students get on. Shinji remains sitting as they multiply.
Suddenly they enter a tunnel. We hear only the sound of the cassette reversing.
The electric train is stopped at the station. Shinji is the only passenger. It is already night. There is no one on the platform, either.
Shinji raises his face a little and speaks at the end of the cut.
Shinji …I have to go back.
His Walkman reverses again.
Night. Stop! is written on the road. Post-rain puddles are being formed.
Shinji’s bag as he walks.
Shinji walking and listening to his Walkman.
The opening for a projector. A flickering light shines out. The air is misted with smoke.
Woman’s Shriek Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!
SE (OFF): Loud explosion!!
BGM START: E-8 [PLEASURE PRINCIPLE]
Cigarette smoke billows out from here. Reflection of the screen’s light.
A movie based on the Second Impact plays; panic. Off-camera, a megalopolis within a typhoon is exploding into flames.
SE: Second Impact movie
Man You really couldn’t detect it?
Old man sleeping with his legs stretched out.
Doctor An object tens of millimeters in diameter crashed into Antarctica at more than ten percent of the speed of light!
An old man sleeping in the space between seats.
A man reads a book, his feet thrown onto a big bag.
Assistant A Our technology could neither predict it nor defend against it.
A flirting couple.
Shinji at the side, not watching the movie. We can’t see his face well.
Woman But it’s hell out there! Just what is the purpose of science!?
Shot of Shinji from above. Shinji seems to be deep in thought. We can’t see his expression. Shinji faces the other direction, apparently zoned-out.
SE: Sudden buzzer sound – speaker
Man The atmospheric flux caused by the change in the Earth’s axis has decreased by 3%.
The couple that we saw before flirt openly.
Shinji’s vacant eyes UP.
Woman So, has it calmed down a little?
Again, the couple dallying.
Assisant C Negative! There’s a tidal wave approaching at 230 meters a second!
Shinji’s slightly empty eyes return to normal. He comes back to his senses.
The couple’s flirting escalates.
Man Doctor! We must evacuate!
Shinji watched them fixedly.
Doctor It’s my duty to remain here.
Hey, what are those two doing!?
Man Doctor, dying is easy.
Shinji’s eyes become somewhat sullen.
Man But you have an obligation to watch this Hell on Earth.
Shinji lying down on the sofa in the movie theater’s lobby. A vending machine lights the area.
SE (OFF): Movie audio
Scene of a road at dawn. Sky in the distance. Just a building and the mountains slowly turn red.
SE: Crow voices increasing in number
SE: Early morning road background noise
The sky is being dyed red.
The world red, a shadow in the exact shape of the neighborhood’s buildings spreads over a road seen from a true overhead view.
Shinji is walking.
Written on the road:
Next 100 m
Shinji walks. The morning sun is beyond the buildings.
A mountain road. A bus runs.
A sign reads, Fire Prevention.
SE: Bus Sound
Shinji lingers at the side of the bus stop.
SE: Bus sound, leaving
Sign: Drop-Off Only
Hakone Tozan Railway Co.
The sky aflow with clouds.
A Shinji-like silhouette walking. Shadows of clouds moving.
Shinji walks a road overlooking Ashinoko.
The lake surface fills the screen. Shinji cuts across (slightly silhouetted).
Shinji passes through a field of sunflowers.
Suddenly the clouds break. Shinji’s back to us, shadows drop and crawl upon the mountainside and clouds are visible.
Shinji stands there in a daze, a fairly strong wind blowing against him. His face turns.
When it pans, Toyko-3 becomes visible.
Shinji crouches; flowing clouds fill the background.
Shinji sitting squat at the edge of a cliff that looks like a famous suicide site.
Rei being monitored. The examination bed moves.
Ritsuko (OFF) Any contact from Shinji-kun?
Rei being analyzed. Marks light up at the checkpoints. It scrolls and changes direction.
Ritsuko (OFF) Nothing?
Another monitor. A cursor checks the vicinity of Rei’s eye. Rei’s eye is calm.
Misato (OFF) Nothing. I think he may never come back.
Ritsuko, calm, with the machine in front.
Ritsuko What are you going to do?
Misato is worried.
Misato Nothing, really. lf he doesn’t come back, maybe that’s for the best…
Flashback scene. Shinji in his plugsuit, hands UP.
Misato (OFF) Why did you ignore my orders?
Shinji has a semi-serious expression.
Shinji I’m sorry.
A command room within a motorized vehicle. Misato in the front, Shinji further in. Neither one moves.
Misato I’m the one who’s in charge of your operations, right?
Misato You have a duty to obey my orders. Understood?
Misato Don’t do it again.
Misato is rubbed the wrong way. She glares at Shinji.
Misato Do you really understand what I’m saying?
Continuing to gaze in the opposite direction, Shinji turns only his face towards Misato, replying with a face upon which a faint smile can be seen.
Shinji’s arm in front of Misato; she turns her entire body toward him.
Misato Hey, you’re not going to get out of this by just saying ‘yes’ to everything I say.
Shinji glances over at Misato when he speaks, then again removes his gaze.
Shinji I understand, of course. That’s enough, isn’t it? We won, didn’t we?
Misato UP, snapping.
Misato approaches Shinji without hesitation. Misato You know, it may be easy to go along with whatever anyone else wants, but if you get into Eva with that kind of attitude, you’ll get killed!
Shinji turns his face away slightly.
Shinji That’s okay with me.
Misato slaps Shinji.
Misato slowly steps away from Shinji.
Misato Youve got the worst attitude Ive ever seen. If you expect praise for breaking orders like that, youre wrong, Shinji lkari.
Shinji speaks with a settled face, even with the slap mark. He is strangely benign.
Shinji That’s not the point. Anyway, I’m the only one who can pilot Eva-01, aren’t I?
Side of Shinji’s face UP. His bottom eyelid moves; his eye has a hint of a smile.
Shinji I’ll pilot it.
The screen returns to the present-day Misato.
Ritsuko (OFF) I see…
Different types of monitors in front of Ritsuko. She looks serious, but she continues with the manual processing.
Misato stares into space.
Misato If getting into Eva is going to hurt him, he shouldn’t get into it. (sigh) He’ll get killed.
Ritsuko tells it like it is.
Ritsuko We’ll have another pilot by then.
A field of susuki set against a twilight sky.
SE: Running through grass
Kensuke running through the susuki.
Kensuke shouting. He quickly thrusts his body into the foreground.
Kensuke (almost completely silhouetted) bends backwards and collapses.
He gets up.
Then he rolls over, striking a pose with half his body raised.
Kensuke Go. Aida, keep going!
Then he gets up and assumes a grieving pose.
Kensuke But I won’t go without you!
He rolls again and punches.
Kensuke You fool!!
Reaction to getting struck.
His ridiculous one-man show over, he plops onto the ground.
Kensuke looks at the sky, agape.
SE (OFF): Sound of distant pampas grass rustling
Looking up at the sky from within the pampas grass.
Kensuke gets up.
He stands, lifting his model gun.
Kensuke notices something in our direction.
Kensuke looks, straining his eyes.
Kensuke …The new kid? Ikari!?
Shinji looking, stunned.
Text: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Episode: 4: Hedgehogs Dilemma
Inside Kensuke’s tent.
Light shines in from a fire outside.
Kensuke (OFF) Toji was sorry, you know.
Open fire in front of the tent. Kensuke and Shinji prepare food with a cooking pot.
Kensuke His kid sister scolded him, apparently.
Shinji behind the flame. He wears a jacket borrowed from Kensuke.
Kensuke (OFF) That robot saved us all!
Kensuke looks at the open flame.
Kensuke Pretty embarrassing, being scolded by a little girl who isnt even out of second grade, isnt it?
He finishes speaking and peers at Shinji’s face.
Shinji is silent.
For a moment Kensuke gets a perplexed look in his eyes, but he returns to normal and picks at the fire.
Kensuke I like it at night because those noisy cicadas don’t chirp. Although it was nice and quiet when I was a kid, there’ve been more of them each year.
Shinji’s voice can be heard
Kensuke looks at Shinji.
Shinji (OFF) The ecosystem is returning to its former state.
Shinji is tepid.
Shinji (ON) That’s what Misato-san said.
Kensuke speaks, feeling a little relieved by this confirmation.
Kensuke Hmm… Misato-san, eh?
Kensuke assumes a comfortable pose.
Kensuke I really envy you. Living with a beautiful woman like her and getting to pilot Evangelion.
Kensuke mimics the act of piloting, using the stick like a lever.
Shinji watches Kensuke.
Kensuke Oh, I wish I could get behind the controls!
Shinji You’d better not. Your mother would be worried.
Kensuke stops for a moment and smiles.
Kensuke …Ah, that’s okay. I don’t have one.
Shinji takes this lightly shocked.
Kensuke channels affection into Shinji
Kensuke I’m the same as you, Ikari.
Shinji is speechless.
Food being cooked.
Kensuke (OFF) You’ll have something to eat, right?
Shinji (OFF) Yeah.
Fade-in. Morning. Shrouded in mist.
The ground from a slightly overheard perspective.
Several men are walking forward.
SE: Rustling grass
Kensuke becomes aware of them.
Shinji notices too, his eyes already open.
Kensuke flies out of the tent.
Man A, who seems quite muscular, standing.
Kensuke stops short. Inside the tent, Shinji has a matter-of-fact expression.
The men stand in a circle around the tent. Kensuke stands with his gun lowered.
Shinji comes out, too.
Man A Ikari Shinji, correct?
Man A We are from Nerv’s Department of Security Intelligence. In accordance with Clause 8 of the Security Regulations, we are taking you to Nerv Headquarters. All right?
Shinji walks by in front of Kensuke.
Kensuke’s gun dangles limply.
Toji (OFF) So you just stood there and watched…?!
Kensuke averts his eyes. Were in the school room.
Toji is reflected in his glasses, scowling.
Kensuke Easy for you to say. They were Nerv Security Intelligence.
Toji leans forward on the desk coercively.
Kensuke dangles his arms, unamused.
Toji So what!? Don’t you have any balls!?!
Kensuke Only an idiot fights when he knows he can’t win. Balls have nothing to do with it.
Panoramic view of the Geofront. Evening scene.
Shinji being made to sit inside a dark room.
The red mark of Nerv is on the bare concrete wall.
Light flows in as the door opens.
Misato stands there.
Misato approaches Shinji.
Standing there, she makes great effort to try talking calmly to him.
Misato Long time no see.
Misato Did two days of bumming around cheer you up?
Shinji …Not really…
Misato …Eva’s on standby. Will you pilot it?
Misato is still calm.
Misato Or won’t you?
Shinji, still looking down
Shinji You’re not going to scold me for running away?
Misato seems dubious.
Shinji has a faint smile on his face…
He seems to be sneering at himself.
Shinji Of course not. You’ve got no relation to me.
Misato is sullen.
Shinji’s smile vanishes.
Shinji If I said I wasn’t going to pilot, what would happen to Eva-01?
Misato tries calm her wits down a little…
Misato Rei would probably pilot it.
Only the spirit of Shinji’s gaze is lifted.
Again he smiles self-deprecatingly.
Misato (OFF) So you won’t do it?
Shinji It’s not fair to force everything on her.
Misato’s shadow and Shinji.
Ceiling beam in the foreground.
Shinji It’s alright, I’ll do it.
Misato’s tone is a little irritated.
Misato (OFF) But you don’t want to?
Shinji Of course not. First of all, I’m not cut out for it. But Ayanami, Misato-san and Ritsuko-san…
Misato’s tone is harsh.
Misato (OFF) Cut that out!
Shinji’s face jerks up in surprise.
Misato is fuming.
Misato This has nothing to do with any of us!
Shinji is rendered speechless.
Misato (OFF) If you don’t like it, get out of here! Forget all about Eva and us and go back to your old life! (Pause) We don’t need someone with that attitude piloting.
When she is done speaking, we hear the sound of footsteps walking away.
Shinji, sitting alone.
The door closes and it becomes dark.
SE: Footsteps walking away
Shinji is stunned.
Automatic Walkway inside Nerv. Ikari, Ritsuko, with Rei behind them.
Ritsuko The Third Child is leaving Tokyo-3 tomorrow.
Ikari Then, we’ll reconfigure EVA-01’s data for Rei.
Rei from below. Her injuries haven’t fully healed, but some bandages are gone.
Ritsuko (OFF) …But…
Ikari (OFF) Regardless of the results of Eva-00’s re-activation experiment, we’ll move on to experimenting with Eva-01.
Ritsuko glances at Rei in concern. (about her piloting abilities, not for her)
Rei has a machine-like coolness.
Her point is not lost on Ikari. Ritsuko resumes facing forward.
Ikari According to the Marduk Institute’s report, one of the new Children should be able to use Eva-00.
Ritsuko They havent even been trained yet.
A machine close-up fills the screen. At the start of the cut, the hole parts sink once, then come back up. Shinji’s security card has been punched with holes and rendered void. At the end of the cut, the card is extracted with a swish.
Shinji (OFF) Um, where is Misato-san? I’d like to say goodbye.
Man A (OFF) You are no longer Nerv personnel.
Shinji inside the car, hand UP.
Man A (OFF) Therefore, we can’t tell you anything.
A car goes down the road.
Man C (OFF) Are you ready, then?
Toji and Kensuke, sitting in the backseat.
Kensuke Yes, sir.
Toji looks out the window, sadly.
Toji (MONO) What about my little sister?
Man C drives calmly.
Man C Suzuhara?
Toji shakes his head.
Toji I dont see why we gotta do this.
Man C Security violations, of course.
Kensuke (OFF) What?!
Kensuke Those werent our fault!
Man C You were outside the shelters without authorization. As far as I see it, that means you are at fault.
The rotary at the front of the station. The car door opens.
Shinji reflected in the door mirror.
He exits the car.
Shinji stands up.
Man B closes the door.
Kensuke (OFF) Ikari!
Shinji turns his face.
Toji (OFF) You forgot this!
Shinji catches the bag that comes flying.
Toji and Kensuke standing.
Shinji turns in the men’s direction.
Shinji’s head in front.
Shinji Um… Could I have a minute?
Man B They’re taking the same train as you, kid.
Shinji hangs his bag at his side.
He approaches Toji and Kensuke.
Shinji Um… thank you.
Kensuke glances at Toji, and waits.
Kensuke forcibly pushes Toji’s body forward.
Kensuke Come on, say something!
Toji stumbles forward.
He stands before Shinji, slightly tense.
Toji with a glum look.
Toji Ikari, I’m sorry for hitting you twice. Please, hit me back!
Shinji I can’t do that.
Toji is resolute.
Toji Please! Otherwise, I won’t be satisfied.
Kensuke If it’ll put an end to this dispute, why don’t you go ahead and hit him?
Man A and B are checking the time.
Shinji is perplexed.
Toji leans forward.
Toji Hurry up! You don’t have the time.
Shinji seems unenthused.
Shinji Okay, but only once…
Toji nods and gives it his all.
Toji Right! Bring it on!
Shinji puts down his bag.
Shinji straightens up and comes to the ready.
He strikes, sending his hand in front of the camera.
Shinji’s hand stops.
Toji Hold it!
Shinji is perplexed. His fist pulls back.
Toji with a straight face.
Toji Don’t hold back.
As he makes a fist again, Shinji’s face, too, becomes serious.
His hand once again strikes the front of the camera.
We don’t see Shinji’s hand connect. Toji’s already been hit.
Kensuke seems to wince in pain.
Man A and B smile wryly. Shinji looks worried.
The three of them resume their former pose. Toji and Kensuke smile complacently.
BGM START: Bay side love story from Tokyo
Shinji smiles again awkwardly.
Shinji How did you know I’d be here?
Perplexed, his smile weakens slightly.
Shot of Kensuke over Toji’s shoulder.
Kensuke They told us. We’re leaving town too.
Shinji’s expression seems to become desolate.
Toji’s face is serious. He’s pretty slick.
Toji We got in a lot of trouble for going into the Entry Plug.
Shinji’s eyes open a little.
Toji Not your fault, of course. But… they’re sending us to a Nerv base now.
Toji holds out his hand.
Toji Maybe we’ll meet again someday.
Shinji is at a loss for words.
Shot of Kensuke and Toji over Shinji’s shoulder.
Toji resumes his regular pose, and both of them seem to look at Shinji tenderly.
Toji Hey, don’t look so gloomy.
Kensuke We understand.
Toji (OFF) It looked pretty bad.
Shinji wants to say something, but he can’t find the words.
The man places his hand on Shinji’s shoulder and pulls him back.
Man B (OFF) It’s time.
Shinji hangs his head.
Shinji grabs his bag and lifts it up.
Shinji goes, passing by the ticket examination area.
Toji and Kensuke follow reluctantly.
Shinji comes to a narrow set of stairs with the other two behind him.
All three boys walk up the stairs.
The two agents watch.
The boys round the corner.
Shinji What’ll happen to the others?
Toji I guess they’ll have to move.
Shinji lowers his head.
Shinji (MONO) I’m so pathetic…
Kensuke I guess it’s good we’re getting out of this town now.
The Eva in its cage, submerged in a translucent aqueous solution.
The sound of Shinji’s footsteps bleeding over give the impression that the Eva is seeing him off, but before long the fact that they belong to Misato and Ritsuko becomes apparent.
Ritsuko He’s gone, is he?
SE: Footsteps (now of Misato and Ritsuko)
She seems to be in a bad mood.
The Eva is behind her.
Ritsuko catches up.
She seems to look in Eva’s direction.
Ritsuko Was it for the best?
Misato The Hedgehog’s Dilemma…
Ritsuko glances at her.
Misato The closer we become, the more deeply we hurt each other.
Ritsuko turns around and looks at Misato.
Side of Misato’s face UP.
She brings her eyes up a little.
Misato Now I understand…
Shinji talks in a self-deprecating manner (flashback).
Misato (OFF) That boy…
Side of Misato’s face UP.
Her expression is somewhat solemn.
Misato He can’t let others know how he feels in any other way.
Station platform. There’s nobody there.
Station Announcer (Female Recording – left) The express linear train bound for Atsugi is presently arriving on Track 2.
The three boys surrounded by platform fence.
Station Announcer (Female Recording – left) For your safety, please step back to the area inside the yellow lines.
The train comes sliding into the platform.
Station Announcer (Station Attendant – Middle-aged Male – Center) (until C-249) The train arriving on track 2 is for special government use only and departs at 4:20 for Atsugi.
Shinji hanging his head, the other two boys behind him.
SE: Train approaching
His hands holding the bag.
Station Announcer (Male Station Attendant – Middle-aged – Center) The general public are not allowed inside the fence.
The train coming in.
Station Announcer (Male Station Attendant – Middle-aged – Center) (until C-251) Furthermore, please be aware that the boarding of this train by unauthorized persons is strictly prohibited.
The boys standing with each other.
SE: Station background noise
<<Announcers in the left channel; it’s about 10:00
Station Announcer (Recorded Female Voice) The local train bound for Gora is presently arriving on Track 4. For your own safety, please stay behind the yellow lines. If you are accompanying small children, please be especially careful.
Misatos car driving down the road.
Station Announcer (Station Attendant – Middle-aged Male) The train arriving on track 4 is the local train returning to Gora, departing at 4:32. If this is your train, please step inside and wait until departure.
A train is approaching the station.
Male Announcer Attention, the train will be arriving soon. Please stay behind the yellow line.
With the boys in front, the train pulls in.
The door stops in front of their eyes.
Cut to inside the train car.
Misato (remembered) Welcome home.
The door opens, but Shinji doesn’t move.
Zoom in on him, the others pushing past.
Toji turns to Shinji.
Toji You comin’, new kid?
Insert of a moving road surface.
SE: Sound of a car running
Tightly connected coupler, UP.
Kensuke and Toji sitting in the train.
The train door closes.
The coupler is pulled.
Kensuke and Toji look out the window in alarm.
SE (OFF): Sound of roaring motor
Wire screen in front; departing train UP.
SE: Add in the sound the motor running atop the rail
Misato’s car pulls in.
SE (OFF): Sound of the train
It suddenly brakes to a stop!
SE: Brake sound mixed in
The door opens.
Misato’s face appears from behind the car.
She’s not in time…
Misato in front of the train.
It has already left.
The train cars cut off the screen. Misato sees it off.
The two boys in the train wave.
Misato in a daze.
Toji It’s that babe!
Misato’s point of view. The train leaves.
Misato’s face from the side UP, seeing it off.
She accepts the fact that she is not in time. She hates herself for it.
Misato faces our direction, but, further in, a human figure can be seen.
Misato looks up. She raises her body.
She slowly turns her face.
She’s still looking down. When she finishes turning, it hits her!
Someone came into her field of vision.
The platform from Misato’s point of view.
A human figure stands alone.
It is Shinji. He notices Misato, as well.
BGM START: FACE
Pull out to the two of them one on the road, the other on the platform standing face-to-face.
Shinji staring at Misato.
Misato staring back.
Again, the two of them. Neither is moving.
Shinji looks down for a moment. Ashamed.
Misato tries to smile at him.
Shinji looks back up.
Misato continues to smile.
BGM END: FACE
Side of Shinji’s face UP. In his bewilderment, the only word that enters his mind leaves his mouth, a little awkwardly.
Shinji H… hello.
Side of Misato’s face UP. She is still smiling.
Misato …Im sorry about before, you know.
Text: To be continued…
BGM START: F-2 [NEXT EPISODE]
Text: Next Time
Rei staring out a window.
Misato (OFF) Rei, who minimizes her contact with others,
Rei smiles at Gendo.
Misato (OFF) opens up only to Commander Ikari.
Shinji and Rei riding down an escalator.
Misato (OFF) Shinji is at loss to understand the girl
Gendo, pulling open an Entry Plug.
Misato (OFF) who is closer to his father than he is.
Shinji, wearing glasses.
Misato (OFF) Next Time: Reis Heart.