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...>>

UrsusArctos: Eva-02 looks like a bedsheet ghost in this shot.

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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?

Zusuchan: Maybe no one. This episode is part of the relatively lightweight Action Arc, which isn't as big as realism as the other parts of Eva. For that matter, I'm pretty sure that realistically speaking, the ships should have sunk as well!

UrsusArctos: That does depend on the size of the Eva at the time, doesn't it? For what it's worth, the "Aegis" mentioned is a Japanese Kongo-class destroyer with a 21 meter beam (maximum width), so someone with more patience than I can figure out the Eva's size and maybe its mass, assuming the same density as a human, versus the reserve buoyancy of a Kongo-class destroyer...

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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...”

Mr. Tines: Misato, fire the Chekov Gun!

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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.

UrsusArctos: The closeup is pretty cool. Overall, the whole scene is like a parody of something from a superhero comic/show.

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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: The ships in this cut actually have hull numbers! The first vessel in the background to have its bow armament crushed has 47 on its hull, identifying it as the USS Ticonderoga, the lead ship of the Ticonderoga-class cruisers and the first ship to mount the Aegis combat system. Ticonderoga and four others were retired in 2004 due to their old missile systems but all the other ships in the class are still around. The ship that we get a close-up of when Eva-02 crushes its turret has 61 on the bow, identifying it as the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Rammage. The Rammage, which is still in service in 2020, was commissioned in 1994 and would've been one of the newest ships around at the time NGE was in production.

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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. (O.T.R. N-03251 on the Sukhoi's vertical stabilizer looks like a shout-out or in-joke of some kind, anyone here recognize it?)

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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!

Mr. Tines: Contrast with Shinji back in cut 065...

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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.

Zusuchan: If that's the case, I wonder if there was some influence taken from James Bond when coming up with Kaji-our resident spy has often been compared to the British agent and not without reason.

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

ASUKA (OFF):“Switchover complete.”

UrsusArctos: Cool. I love the contrast between Eva-02's warm reds, oranges and purples and the cool blue of the sky, and how majestic the Eva looks at this angle.

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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.


UrsusArctos: Looks like OP Cut 053 was derived from this shot.

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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

Line: I still have a hard time to believe this is an Angel...Look like a random huge whale fish to me...Too bad *shrug* He doesn't have this mystic and ominous feeling that his brothers did/do have.

UrsusArctos: Given the amount of damage it did to all those warships, I'd say it qualifies as pretty ominous already. The Sachiel-style Angel mask on its "forehead" does add a touch more creepiness to the design.

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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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