Gendo’s gentle face appears for a moment (in the same position as Shinji).
Kendrix: He's wearing his new glasses here, so it's not just a flashback to the activation experiment - This is how Rei gets to see him most of the time, how he is imprinted into her memory (compare with the conversation in Ep. 05), which is, of course, quite the contrast to the looming, dark silhouette Shinji tends to imagine when he thinks of his father.
Note that Gendo, as her father figure, has probably influenced what Rei subconsciously looks for in a boy.
InstrumentalityOne: Hey, they got his glasses right. At last.