When it opens, Ritsuko is standing there with a rather unfriendly face.
HeWhoPostsStuff: I wonder if the fact that Ritsuko appears right where Misato's reflection was means anything worth noting… Probably not, it likely was just there to emphasize Misato's surprise at seeing her, but in NGE it's tough to ignore little nothings like that.
Gundampilotspaz: Ritsuko come off as kind of a stern figure right from the beginning, and yet she and most other people who were working at Nerv were pretty calm during the Angel's attack. Might be because they were several thousand feet underground…
MDWigs: This sort of stuff, with the lines to indicate a shock, doesn't appear that often in Eva. Which I'm happy about, as it's usually the sign of much less serious anime designed for younger audiences.