|Episode 18 analysis comments <spoiler /><spoiler>|
When Toji is extracted from the entry plug, what look like strands of congealed LCL are still attached to his body. This was probably another part of Bardiel's infection, which raises the question of whether or not Toji was infected as well.
I didn't notice that... that would be pretty insane if Angels could even take over humans. I don't even really know what Angels/Evas are at this point. Maybe all of the Angels are a result of failed Eva synchronizations... nah that's probably not it, since the first scene of the episode implies the Eva was infected prior to activation.