Ikari’s being nice to her! They’re talking about something.
Woman on Intercom A (middle):“Commencing third stage cooling phase.”
FreakyFilmFan4ever: It's been established already in the series, but it's interesting to point out that Gendo replaced his glasses since his former pair broke in the flash back at the beginning of the episode. This symbolically suggests that Gendo has set up a new barrier, in this instance with Rei. He still lets Rei in more parts of his life than the other characters, but he only does so to make sure she is willing to follow through on certain commands. With the new glasses being a new barrier between him and Rei, it suggests that there still is much that Gendo is not telling Rei.
Galaxy News Reidio: Is it just me, or does this remind anyone else of HAL spying on Dave and Frank in 2001?
UrsusArctos: Not creepy enough. Besides, Shinji can't read lips.