Misato (OFF):“…where you can avoid hurting each other too much.”
Soluzar: (055~056) Sure. We all know how good Misato is at finding a safe emotional distance with people, so that nobody gets hurt. Right?
Reichu: In her case, a "safe emotional distance" is the number of miles between Germany and Japan…
Hexon.Arq: This quotation is the most practical thematic statement of the entire series. The gimmicky use of this exchange doesn't end with its payoff in the next episode; I suppose that's why they call this the Prologue Arc.