Woman (Voice Recording):“All stations on the way will be bypassed. Please be careful.”
Shinji knits his brows.
Shinji:“I heard from my teacher that his job is important for protecting the human race.”
thewayneiac: He doesn't act like that impresses him too much.
Keisuke-kun: How does his teacher know this?
HeWhoPostsStuff: Maybe that's what Gendo told him to tell Shinji if he ever asked?
Hexon.Arq: I wonder if Shinji really thought that that story was total bullshit. The way he reacts here, he seems to be pondering that everything he was told is actually looking to be true.
OMF: The first mention of Shinji's mysterious "sensei". We never get much information about this person. We never see them. We don't know age or gender. We can surmise that they were Shinji's guardian, but beyond that we know almost nothing. You think such a person would have been discussed a little more. Perhaps Shinji wasn't very fond of him/her.
Kendrix: Note how Shinji speaks of Gendo: "Someone else told me big abstract things". On one hand, it goes to show that they're practically strangers, all he knows is what people told him, but on the other, he is regurgitating someone else's opinion here, and thereby hinding his own.
Under his resigned exterior, Shinji always had that unpredictable core of anger, his real opinion of Gendo is something less flattering than "He's a savior of our world", but here, he goes with what he should reply, not with what he actually wants to see. Until now, he's been freely chatting with Misato (as close as he gets to that), but now that an uncomfortable topic has been mentioned, he's building a wall. He averts his eyes to hide that nervous expression, he's breaking eye contact with her...