FGC:Episode 08 Scene 07

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The wake of the angel approaches, coming out of the background, beyond the fleet.
It rapidly comes closer, filling the entire screen.


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The two children in the entry plug.

SHINJI:“It's here!”

ASUKA:“......Here we go.”

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BGM Start: E-4 [EVA-02]

The tanker. Unit-02 still has the cover on it.
For a moment it crouches down, gathering its strength, then bursts into the air. The tanker sinks downwards.

SE <<Splash...>>

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Immediately afterwards, the Angel crashes into the tanker. A large column of water shoots upwards. A still larger column of water shoots towering into the sky.


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A shadow falls across the Aegis, and Unit-02 alights on its bridge with a thud.

CREW (OFF):“Waaah! Escape—”

SE <<Crush thud>>

The bridge sinks downwards. Unit-02 is standing with the cover wrapped around it like a mantle.

UrsusArctos: Ugh. How many people got crushed to death because of her stupid stunt?

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Asuka and Shinji, with Shinji in the background. They search for the Angel.

ASUKA:“Where is it?”

SHINJI:“That way!”

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Close up of the time counter.
It ticks from "1:00" down to "0:59".

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Shinji, in the background behind Asuka.

SHINJI:“We've only got 58 seconds left!”

ASUKA:“I know that! Misato!”

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The view from the inside of the entry plug (the remaining time is also displayed). In the back columns of water shoot up and come towards the screen.

ASUKA (OFF):“Get the emergency external power supply...”

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The Angel approaching over the water.

ASUKA (OFF):“...set up on the deck.”

SE <<Fssshhh>>

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The group looking towards the camera.


The captain stands up and speaks.

CAPTAIN:“(Standing up) What is she going to do?”

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Asuka and Shinji inside the entry plug.

ASUKA:“OK, we're going to jump.”


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Unit-02 crouches down low.
The Aegis sinks downwards.
Unit-02 jumps.
The action raises up a column of water,
and the Aegis leaps upwards.

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Unit-02 approaches the camera, looming towards it, leading to a close-up of its face.

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A cruiser seen from directly overhead.

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One of the cruisers.
A heliport on the deck of the stern of the ship.
The sailors flee, scattering.

*Shrieeeeeeeeek!* and other ad-libs.

Unit-02 suddenly lands.
It immediately jumps again.


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Unit-02 throws off the canvas that it had worn like a mantle. Its bright red body becomes visible.

SE <<...FWISSH>>

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Unit-02 jumps onto each ship, going from one right to another.


UrsusArctos: This is one of the few escorts that have been identified - that's the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Rammage.

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Unit-02 jumps, with a ship's bridge in the foreground.

SE <<Vrrrmmm...>>


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Front view of the Over the Rainbow.

SPEAKER A:“Reserve power supply in place!”

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The socket being moved out of the helicopter from before.

SPEAKER B:“Direct connection to reactor established!”

UrsusArctos: You can't plug that directly into a ship's reactor. You'd have to plug it into the ship's turbogenerators, and those on a Nimitz-class vessel don't handle such large power loads. If real-world logic is to apply, the ship must have undergone a massive upgrade post-2I.

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The deck crew escaping. A barrier rises.

SPEAKER C:“Evacuate the flight deck!”

SPEAKER D:“We are ready for Eva to land!”

UrsusArctos: A crash barrier versus a biological giant landing nearly vertically? Not the smartest of ideas, but better than nothing. For a change, the Sukhoi in the background has its outer wing panels folded upwards to save space.

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The captain and first officer. Misato, Toji, and Kensuke just stand there in the background.

FIRST OFFICER:“All hands, brace for impact!”

CAPTAIN:“This is absurd!”

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Asuka and Shinji in the entry plug.

ASUKA (conc.):“Eva Unit-02, laaanding!”

Shinji's eyes are spinning round.

SHINJI (conc.):“*Shrieeek*

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Misato enduring the impact. Toji, pressed against her, is in a state of supreme bliss.


Male chatter:“Uwaaa!”

UrsusArctos: I never noticed how delighted Toji was until the script pointed it out!

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The aircraft carrier, sinking downwards.

SE <<RrRrRuUmMbLe>>

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The fighters on the tilted deck.
The mooring wires are stretched taut, then break.
(Small objects are sliding down the deck.)

SE <<Creeeeak

The fighters slide down, one after another.
It seems that an enormous amount is falling.


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The fighters, one after another, run off and fall from the tilting deck.

SE <<Splash splash...>>

Unit-02 tries to balance the ship. The heavily tilted aircraft carrier regains its normal position.


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Close-up of Kensuke with tears in his eyes.
He never puts down his handycam.

KENSUKE:“What a waste......”

ANNOUNCER A:“The target is rapidly approaching this vessel! (Bleeds into next cut)

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The wave crest approaching!

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Asuka and Shinji inside the entry plug.

SE <<Warning sounds etc.>>

SHINJI:“It's coming! 9 o'clock portside!”

ASUKA:“Switching over to external power!”

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The socket connects.
The lock bolts drop.


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Close-up of a monitor.
The display changes.
The timer disappears.
The warning noises stop,
and silence returns to the plug interior.

SE <<Beeeeeeeeep>>

UrsusArctos: As pointed out by NAveryW in this forum post, the power shifts from internal to external at precisely 0:07:00 in what is very likely a reference to Goldfinger.

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Unit-02, bent over.
The power supply plugged into its back, it rises up.

ASUKA (OFF):“Switchover complete.”

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Low angle of Asuka and Shinji inside the entry plug.

SHINJI:“But we don't have a weapon.”

ASUKA:“The prog knife will be enough.”

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The progressive knife shoots out of a part of Unit-02's shoulder!

SE <<Vssshhh clong>>

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Unit-02 takes the knife and holds it in readiness.

SE <<Shing>>

At the end of the cut the wave crest rises up.

SE <<Splasssh>>

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Front view of Unit-02. It holds out the knife.


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The blade extends a bit and glows with light!

SE <<Bzzzzzz>>

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The advancing wave crest.
The body of the Angel emerges.

SE <<Fwssshhhh

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Shinji, with Asuka in the foreground.
Shinji is anxious, Asuka brimming with self-confidence.

SHINJI:“It's pretty huge!”

ASUKA:“That's what I figured!”

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The Angel appears, kicking up waves.

SE <<Spsssshhhhssshhh>>

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The captain, irritated.

CAPTAIN:“What are they going to do!?”

Misato, brimming with confidence.

MISATO:“Close range combat is the best way to defeat Angels.”

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Unit-02 with its knife at the ready.

SE <<Sound of the prog knife — bzzzzzzz>>

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