Log Post #21 of 40
Log Post #21 | From: warpio | Posted: 9/01/2018 04:35:00 PMUpdated: 9/01/2018 05:12:51 PM
|Episode 14 - Seele, the Throne of Souls / Weaving a Story|
This episode is in two parts: The first part being a clip show presented to the Human Instrumentality Committee of Seele , reviewing the attacks of all Angels up to this point. The second part includes a poem in which Rei contemplates her own existence, and a cross-compatibility test between Rei's and Shinji's Evas.
The episode begins with a clip of Sachiel's attack, at first showing how normal weapons prove ineffective against the Angel, before the Evangelion is deployed. Recorded statements by Misato and an excerpt from an essay by Toji Suzuhara (whose sister was hurt in the battle) are included.
Next comes the attack of the angel Shamshel, along with part of an entry from Hikari Horaki's diary. The clip of Shamshel's attack ends with a statement that a final report on the analysis of the Angel's body has yet to be filed.
Ramiel's attack is accompanied by another excerpt, this time from Kensuke Aida, who mentions Rei Ayanami's selfless protection of Eva-01 during the battle.
Gaghiel's attack is notable in deviating from the scenario envisioned by Seele. However, the committee decides that the results were within "the projected parameters" and that "necessary adjustments could be made". A full third of the U.N. Fleet is described as being lost, and it is further mentioned that all the lost vessels are American, but the French committee member comments that the loss was actually minor.
Israfel's attack, Sandalphon's attempted capture, Matarael's and Sahaquiel's attacks all follow in sequence. When it comes to Ireul's invasion, the facts are listed as unconfirmed, although it is rumored that the Angel penetrated Nerv headquarters. This causes a great deal of concern among the committee, despite Gendo's reassurance that no such attack ever took place.
The meeting ends with Lorenz leaving all matters of crime and responsibility to Gendo, and adding that he does not need to create a new scenario.
This was where we finally learned the names of all the Angels that were defeated up until now. The clip show portion of the episode smoothly blends into the Seele committee meeting who are discussing these events.
An Angel invading Nerv HQ was outside of our schedule. And worse, to think that you let it intrude into Central Dogma. If contact had occurred then, our entire project could have ended in disaster.
The report to this committee was in error. No Angel invasion took place.
Ikari, are you then saying the Eleventh Angel's intrusion did not occur?
Speak with caution, Ikari. Making false statements to this conference is punishable by death.
You are free to examine the Magi's recorders. There is no evidence of any such incident.
This is absurd. Hiding the truth is your specialty.
The time schedule is advancing as described in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Fine then. We'll leave aside the matter of crimes or responsibility on your part. But there is no need for you to create a new script.
I realize that. Everything is proceeding according to Seele's script.
Either Gendo is on a whole other level of 5th-dimensional chess and he actually does know more than the rest of these Seele people, or he's just bluffing. I'm not sure.
As the 2nd half of this episode starts, both the 1st and 2nd episode titles are shown right after each other this time.
The second part of the episode contains a poem by Rei Ayanami, contemplating the nature of her own existence, and asking questions about herself and about human beings. This feels like the kind of stuff you'd say to yourself when experiencing ego loss from a shroom trip or something.
After the poem, Rei is seen during a cross-compatibility test with Eva-01, in which her synch ratio is reported to be almost the same as with Eva-00. However, the second part of the test- Shinji's synch with Eva 00, goes bad when the A10 nerve connections are complete. Eva-00 goes berserk in the same way as it did during the flashback in Episode 05, although Shinji escapes with only minor memory loss.
Rei just stands there in front of the glass while Eva-00 is trying to punch through... it's like she already knows what's going to happen. Gendo acted the same way when this happened before with Rei losing control.
Fuyutsuki and Gendo discuss about the committee, the eleventh angel's invasion and Eva-00's berserk incident, at the end of which Rei is seen back in Eva-00, carrying the Spear of Longinus.
This episode was entirely 100% exposition. The Rei poem was the best part.