Misato snaps shut her file case.
Shinji is astonished, Toji is enchanted, and Asuka is as she normally is.
MISATO:“However, do not forget that we, NERV, possess overriding authority in the case of an emergency situation.”
TOJI:“(Quietly) She's sooo cool.”
SHINJI:“(Quietly) It's as if she was Ritsuko-san...”
KAJI (OFF):“As gallant as ever.”
At the sound of Kaji's voice, Asuka turns to the right side of the screen and cries out happily.
Misato turns in the direction of the voice with a sense of foreboding.
MAN:“Maintain course. Steady ahead.”