Ikari as he is now. He’s looking at the object. Fuyutsuki is further inside.
Ritsuko (OFF):“Commander Ikari saved her by forcing the superheated hatch open.”
Fireball: The way Gendo tilts his head, it looks almost like the core is whispering something in his ear.
Kendrix: ^It's probably meant to evoke something like that, that Gendo is occupied with his works and a world of secrets Shinji isn't part of.
Reichu: Uh, huh huh huh… He's stroking her core. When she's dead, too! Pervert.
FreakyFilmFan4ever: The two shots (100-101) contrast each other, Gendo being taller and dominating the former frame, while Shinji, Misato, and Ritsuko appear smaller and less significant in the latter frame. The camera literally "looks down" upon the characters whereas it "looks up" to Gendo.