|Episode 15 analysis comments|
At the end of this episode, Kaji is revealed to be an agent of the Japanese government. So it's probable that we are supposed to put two and two together and conclude that the "Cat Lady" is his contact with the government, and not his contact with Seele (remember that Kaji is actually a triple agent). But is it possible to infer anything else about her beyond this?
When Kaji gives Ritsuko the trinket, she knows instantly where he's been. Of course it's possible that it has "Souvenir of Kyoto" stamped on it, but in that case why would he bother denying it? And how did she know he had been doing something dangerous? Something about it must have told her not only where he had been, but also what he had been doing and maybe even who he had seen. Did the Cat Lady give him the trinket? If so, how did Ritsuko know it?
We learn later in the series that Ritsuko's grandmother has been caring for her cat. Since Kaji's contact is associated with cats and seemingly gave him a trinket that Ritsuko recognized, it's very tempting to say that Kaji's contact is Ritsuko's grandmother, and that she is a government agent investigating Nerv, and thus her own granddaughter. However, as there is no more evidence presented to us about this woman, this must remain just a (plausible) theory.
I never caught this, that's really interesting. My initial take was just that Ritsuko had found out some other unknown way that Kaji had been in Kyoto, and I didn't put those clues together at all.
Kaji confirms that it is indeed Adam. However, Kaji is either lying or mistaken, because it is revealed in episode 24 that the white giant in terminal dogma is actually Lilith.
So yeah there's still more that it's not telling you at this point. As of now I suppose the viewer is to assume that the fetus Adam that was shown earlier has already grown into this Eva-looking thing has been nailed to this cross. Nothing about "Lillith" has been mentioned by this point.