Episode 24 Draft [VERSION 1]

Originated from pastebin.com, cake-slice.tumblr.com (5/7/13)
Translated by /a/ anon
Original Japanese

The first draft of Episode 24 printed in the magazine JUNE Supplement 09/1996 issue (『別冊JUNE』1996年9月号). Originally fetched from http://homepage3.nifty.com/kyrie/story24-1-1.htm. According to that source, the drafts were credited to Satsukawa Akio (薩川昭夫). – wiki.evageeks.org

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NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
EPISODE 24 “THE FINAL ANGEL” (FIRST DRAFT)
INT. NERV HQ – CAGE

In one corner a humanoid weapon, about 5 meters in length, is submerged in coolant.
On its body are the markings, “αーTYPEーEVA000.”
Standing on the umbilical bridge before it are Ikari Gendou and Fuyutsuki Kouzou.

IKARI
The new Eva prototype: α Eva.

FUYUTSUKI
The miniature Evangelion, was it? What need do we have for something like this now of all times?

IKARI
It was created for the Human Instrumentality Project. This is the prototype.

FUYUTSUKI
Wasn’t there a need to make some arrangements [to reach] the site? There are quite a few people asking questions about the freeze on Unit 00’s repairs. Professor Akagi is taking matters into her own hands to find another Eva pilot.

IKARI
Let her keep at it a little longer. Plan E still isn’t complete. According to SEELE’s script, there’s still one Angel remaining.

THE FINAL ANGEL
INT. NERV HQ – TEST PLUGS, CONTROL ROOM

MISATO
How’s it going?

IBUKI
Not well. These are the worst numbers the two of them have made yet.

Asuka and Rei are shown in their test plugs on a monitor.

MISATO
Any idea what’s causing it?

IBUKI
We don’t have a clear answer yet, but the data shows that both of their sync rates tend to fluctuate. Asuka’s numbers are probably a result of mental stress while Rei’s are probably physical.

MISATO
There’s no way either of them could pilot an Eva like this, huh. I guess this sort of thing was unavoidable with the main pilots. This is probably why Ritsuko’s been running around these past few weeks trying to find a replacement pilot.

IBUKI
This’ll be the first pilot who doesn’t come from the Marduk report. I’m a little worried. I can’t help but think that Professor Akagi is being a little overzealous this time. Haven’t you noticed it? She’s been in such a hurry lately.

MISATO
……
EXT. THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOKYO-3, IN FRONT OF THE TURNSTILES OF A TRAIN STATION – AFTERNOON

A single car is parked by the station. Ritsuko and Shinji are waiting for their train.
Ritsuko tries to light the cigarette in her mouth, but a sudden wind prevents her.
Shinji spontaneously reaches out with his palm to block the wind.

RITSUKO
Thanks. (She lights the cigarette.) Shinji, you’re always looking out for other people, aren’t you? I bet you don’t even get a break at home, do you?

SHINJI
Oh, not at all. Plus, the three of us are rarely together these days. Misato’s always os busy and Asuka’s doing overtime for testing so they never get back until evening.

RITSUKO
I guess I’m the one who’s been sowing the seeds of your house’s ruin.

SHINJI
It’s not your fault. Work is work after all. Though, there is one thing that’s been bugging me. Misato seems to be drinking more.

RITSUKO
–––Shinji, have you ever fallen in love?

SHINJI
Not yet…

RITSUKO
In Misato’s heart, Kaji was a physically a part of her. Now that he’s gone, it’s finally hit her. But, some times those painful feelings become so overwhelming, it becomes unbearable. And on those nights, sometimes [we {general}] need to rely on the power of alcohol just a bit.

A special train pulls into the platform.

SHINJI
Will I understand that sort of thing better once I’ve fallen in love?

RITSUKO
When you understand it, it means you’ve become an adult. –––Alright. The Fifth Child is here.

The special train pulls out of the station.
A young boy wearing a cute, navy sailor suit remains on the platform. (Nagisa Kaworu)
Kaworu stands in the heat haze.
He sparkles against the light of the setting sun, his hair the color of honey.
Shinji is unconsciously bewitched by his divine beauty.
Shinji meets Kaworu’s gaze. His heart pounds.
INT. GEOFRONT – LOBBY OF THE CEILING BUILDING {er, does 天井ビル have a more common translation re: Eva?}

Kaworu is meeting the three Eva pilots.
Misato and Ritsuko stand next to Kaworu.

RITSUKO
This is the fifth candidate we’ve selected, Nagisa Kaworu.

KAWORU
I’m Nagisa Kaworu. Pleased to meet you.

ASUKA
(Her eyes sparkle.) I’m Asuka. Soryuu Asuka Langley. Nice to meet ‘cha.

She shakes his hand.

RITSUKO
This is the First Child, Ayanami Rei.

KAWORU
Pleased to meet you.

REI
(Deadpan as always.) You too.

They shake hands and for just an instant look at each other.
Misato looks over to Shinji, who looks a bit forlorn.
INT. NERV HQ – PHOTO ROOM

Kaworu faces forward and a flash goes off.
INT. SAME AREA, DIFFERENT ROOM

Kaworu’s ID card comes off the printer.

MISATO
(Picking it up.) Nagisa Kaworu… He’s quite the beauty.

RITSUKO
He’s more than just a pretty face. Apparently he’s at the top of his class and his athletic ability is prodigy-level too.

MISATO
I hope Shinji doesn’t develop an [inferiority] complex over him. He doesn’t take [this kind of stress very well]. He seemed a little down today too.

RITSUKO
(Giving Misato a sidelong glance) You worry too much…

EXT. CENTRAL HOSPITAL – AERIAL VIEW

KENSUKE’S VOICE
Suuup

TOUJI’S VOICE
Oh, that you, Kensuke? Come to visit your sick pal?
INT. CENTRAL HOSPITAL – TOUJI’S ROOM

Touji is on the bed and Kensuke has come to visit.

KENSUKE
I asked the receptionist, but are you really getting discharged tomorrow?

TOUJI
Yeah. I think things’ll be going pretty well for me starting next week.

KENSUKE
When you’re all better, are you going to pilot again?

TOUJI
Nah, they decided to give me a break. They didn’t really try very hard to keep me so they must not have been expecting much from me in the first place. Wahahaha. (He gives a melancholy smile.)

KENSUKE
Oh…

TOUJI
So, how’s school been?

KENSUKE
Well, I guess it’s about as normal as it gets. Though, we did get a transfer student recently.
INT. KENSUKE’S VIDEO

Inside the classroom, Kaworu writes his name on the blackboard.

KENSUKE’S VOICE
His name is Nagisa Kaworu. I guess he’s what you’d call a pretty-boy.

TOUJI’S VOICE
He pales in comparison to me though.

Finished writing, Kaworu turns around.

KENSUKE’S VOICE
Check out the girls’ reactions.

The girls being excited.

TOUJI’S VOICE
So the bitches are showing their true colors. {‘bitches’ sounds a bit harsh even for Touji but he’s using メス which is pretty damn rude, I don’t remember if he uses it in the series though}

Lunch time. A bunch of girls are chatting with Kaworu in the courtyard.

KENSUKE’S VOICE
He’s only just transferred in and he already has a fan club. I wouldn’t be surprised if every girl at school was in it. Save a very tiny fraction.

Rei rests her chin on her hands, disinterested.

TOUJI’S VOICE
Well, she’s always like that.

The camera pans over to Asuka, looking dejected.

KENSUKE’S VOICE
Soryuu looks pretty down, doesn’t she? And she’s usually the most energetic person in class.

In the morning she was screwing around with everyone like usual, but, now, the transfer student came, and apparently he’s going to be an Eva pilot too. I bet Soryuu sees him as a rival. Apparently her sync tests with Unit 02 haven’t been going well lately.

When Asuka notices the camera focused on her, she throws something at it.
Followed by video noise.

INT. TOUJI’S HOSPITAL ROOM AGAIN

Kensuke closes the video screen.

KENSUKE
So, this new transfer student’s already being called the Prince of the class after just three days.

TOUJI
I dunno anything about princes, but I don’t like this guy.

KENSUKE
Suzuhara, you’re always like that with the newcomers. I think you hated all the transfer students. Even Shinji, if I recall correctly!

TOUJI
How is that Shinji kid doing anyway?

INT. SCHOOL, CLASSROOM 2-A – AFTER SCHOOL

Shinji is sitting at his seat, burying his face between his arms on his desk.
No one else is in the room but him.
We hear piano playing coming from somewhere.
Hikari comes in to get her bag.

HIKARI
Oh, Ikari, you’re here?

SHINJI
(Lifts his head.) Yeah……

HIKARI
I thought you’d gone with Aida to visit Susuhara in the hospital.

SHINJI
It’s…. complicated.

HIKARI
(Noticing the piano.) Nagisa’s playing. He’s really good, isn’t he? –––Well, I’m off.

SHINJI
Bye.

Alone again, Shinji listens to the piano in his deep melancholy.
EXT. SHINJI’S MEMORY – THE STATION

He meets Kaworu’s gaze and smiles.

KAWORU
Pleased to meet you.

SHINJI
(Stuttering) S-Same here.

Shinji blushes and hangs his head.
INT. SCHOOL – MUSIC ROOM

Kaworu playing the piano.
INT. CLASSROOM 2-A

The piano piece ends at a sort of unnatural point.

SHINJI
……

INT. SCHOOL – MUSIC ROOM

Shinji ever so timidly opens the door.
––No one’s inside.
We hear footsteps going down stairs.
INT. SCHOOL – STAIRS

Shinji runs down the stairs.
But he can’t seem to catch up with the footsteps.
At which point the PA system comes on and the string piece “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plays over the speakers.

ANNOUNCER
It’s time to go home. Any students left on campus, please prepare to head home immediately.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD – DUSK

The end-of-the-school-day broadcast echos throughout the yard.
The various athletic club students [stream by] as their practices end.
Shinji looks around as he leaves the building, but Kaworu is nowhere to be seen.
As the athletic club members are cleaning up, they all look up at the sky at once.
–––It’s started raining.
Even though the sun is still shining, large drops of rain fall from the sky. {I thought it was supposed to be dusk already!}
The students rush into the school building.
Shinji is enveloped by the golden rain.
EXT. THE ROAD HOME

Kaworu walks home alone with an umbrella in the sun shower.
Someone comes running from behind him and overtakes him.
It’s Shinji, completely soaked.
When Shinji notices Kaworu, he stops in his tracks.
Kaworu raises his umbrella a bit and smiles.

SHINJI
––

Kaworu raises his umbrella again.
Shinji hesitates a bit before joining Kaworu under the umbrella.

KAWORU
Heading to Nerv?

SHINJI
Yeah……

KAWORU
Let’s go together then.

The two walk together.
INT. REI’S ROOM

Rei is drying herself off when something catches her eye and she looks out the window.
There’s a vivid rainbow over Tokyo-3.

REI
……

INT. NERV HQ – THIRD LAB

Asuka enters and tries to raise the ramp to Unit 02.

ASUKA
Alright, I wonder if both me and Unit 02 are in good condition today.

RITSUKO’S VOICE
(Over the PA) Wait a second. I’m sorry, but Asuka you’re on standby.

ASUKA
Standby…

RITSUKO’S VOICE
The Fifth Child will be taking Unit 02 today.

We see Shinji and Kaworu in their plugsuits on an upper landing.

KAWORU
I thought you hated me, Shinji.

SHINJI
Why……?

KAWORU
I kinda got the feeling you were avoiding me.

SHINJI
I wasn’t trying to.

KAWORU
Really?

SHINJI
Really……

We hear Kaworu and Shinji giggling.

ASUKA
……

INT. NERV HQ – CONTROL ROOM

Misato, Ibuki and Ritsuko looking at the monitors.

RITSUKO
How’s the Fifth Chid doing?

IBUKI
His sync is quite high. This is far beyond Asuka’s personal best.

MISATO
So, this means he’s confirmed as the replacement pilot now?

RITSUKO
Only after we get the results of Unit 02’s startup test.
INT. SCHOOL, CLASSROOM (THE NEXT DAY)

Kaworu and Shinji are having fun talking to each other.
Several female students watch from a distance. {this is so retro shoujo it burns, also side note: they’re -sama’ing Kaworu in this}

GIRL A
That Ikari’s such a leech. He’s just hanging all over our dear Kaworu.

GIRL B
They even shared an umbrella home yesterday.

GIRL C
(To Asuka who’s next to her) Hey, Soryuu, don’t you have suspicions about Kaworu and Ikari?

ASUKA
Well, I mean, they are an item after all.

GIRL A
You mean, they’re…… you know?

GIRL B
Huh, I don’t believe it.

The rumor spreads through the girls’ whispers.
Asuka seems to feel a little bad about it, but just sticks out her tongue and feigns ignorance.
INT. SCHOOL, HALLWAY – AFTER SCHOOL

Kensuke stops Shinji as he’s about to head home.

KENSUKE
Shinji.

SHINJI
What?

KENSUKE
I was thinking about throwing Touji a party to celebrate getting out of the hospital, so–

SHINJI
Sorry. I can’t today, I have a prior engagement…

KENSUKE
Oh, well that’s too bad.

SHINJI
Well, later then… {dick move Shinji!}

As Shinji hurries off, we see Kensuke, watching him leave, looking dejected.

EXT. OLD TOWN (NEAR ODAWARA)

A townscape that was submerged 15 years ago.
Ruins of buildings stick out of the ocean in clusters.
Shinji and Kaworu gaze at the scene from the breakwater.

KAWORU
It’s like Bruges in the play, ‘Die tote Stadt.’ Beautiful and desolate.

SHINJI
What’s that?

KAWORU
It’s the story of a man who closes himself away in a house in the City of Death, not wanting to forget his young wife who died. The man calls one of the rooms, ‘The Temple of Memories,’ which he carefully fills with his late wife’s belongings to maintain her memory. But, a dancer who looks just like his wife appears and throws his heart into confusion. He learns that life and death are different things, and finally resolves to leave the City of Death.

SHINJI
Huh…

KAWORU
Hey, how about a swim?

SHINJI
A swim? Here?

KAWORU
Yeah.

SHINJI
But I didn’t bring a swimsuit.

KAWORU
We can just swim in the nude. No one else is here after all.

SHINJI
But……

KAWORU
There’s nothing to be embarrassed about. We’re both boys.

SHINJI
Yeah, but…

KAWORU
Let’s go.

He says as he heads for the water, stripping off his sailor suit.

Shinji follows after him, unbuttoning his clothes.
EXT. SEA

At a shore between the buildings stands Kaworu, without a shred of clothing on.
Shinji follows a bit later.
Kaworu’s supple limbs float to the surface of the sparkling water.
Shinji is unconsciously fascinated by his figure.
Kaworu gradually heads deeper into the water but Shinji stops.

KAWORU
(Turning around) Come over here.

SHINJI
I can’t go any further…. I can’t swim……

KAWORU
It’ll be alright. Just hold on to me.

Shinji enters the deeper water as if drawn to Kaworu.
But, Kaworu doesn’t take his hand and Shinji nearly drowns.
Kaworu embraces Shinji.
Shinji clings to him.

KAWORU
Hahaha. You really can’t swim, can you?

SHINJI
You’re so mean. I trusted you……

Shinji bursts out into tears and buries his face into Kaworu’s shoulder, sobbing without hesitation.

INT. ROOM IN AN ABANDONED BUILDING – AFTER SUNSET

The sun has disappeared past the horizon, but the sky is dyed emerald green.
Shinji and Kaworu gaze at it as they dress themselves.

KAWORU
Wow…… An emerald sunset.

SHINJI
It’s so beautiful.

As Kaworu buttons the sleeve of his sailor suit, Shinji notices several lines of scars on Kaworu’s wrist.

KAWORU
Hey. Why were you crying earlier? Are you scared of the ocean?

SHINJI
I don’t know….. I-I don’t know. I just thought I’d like to sink into the ocean and die.

KAWORU
Why……?

SHINJI
To tell you the truth, I was avoiding you. Next to you, I’m such a pathetic excuse for a person…… I feel like I’m going to go crazy when I’m with you, but, when I can’t see you…… I feel so, so anxious…… And when I thought about how you’d be stuck with someone as pathetic as me for your entire life…… I just felt like dying…… {Shinji’s being really forward and somewhat stalker-ish here}

The sky is dark, their figures are in complete silhouette now.

SHINJI
I can’t see your face now……. Kaworu, I…… {This is the beginning of a love confession with everything but the “suki”}

KAWORU
(Interrupting him) I’m sorry……. I don’t feel that way about you.

SHINJI
–––

KAWORU
Let’s go home separately. I don’t want to hurt you any more.

Kaworu leaves by himself.
Shinji stands there in a sea of despair.

INT. MISATO’S APARTMENT, LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

Asuka is playing on the Famicon with Penpen.
Misato comes out of Shinji’s room carrying a tray with cold porridge on it.

ASUKA
Shinji’s not eating?

MISATO
Yeah, not one bite. I wonder what’s wrong. He doesn’t have a fever or anything. I wonder if I need to take him to the hospital for a checkup.

ASUKA
That wouldn’t do anything.

MISATO
Why?

ASUKA
You know, it’s one of those things, “neither doctors nor a soak in the Kusatsu springs” can solve. {not sure what a good English idiom to this effect would be, the full line is more like “love sickness cannot be cured by doctors or a soak in the Kusatsu springs”}

MISATO
Huh……

ASUKA
I’m sure that idiot is crying into his pillow about being spurned by the object of his affections.

MISATO
Object of his affections…

ASUKA
Yeah, it’s the Fifth Child. (Standing up) ––Well, I guess I’ll go try to cheer him up.

INT. SHINJI’S ROOM

The door opens and Asuka enters.
Shinji is lying in bed, the cover pulled over his head.

ASUKA
Shinji. I don’t know what happened, but you can’t lie around like this forever.

Shinji doesn’t respond.

ASUKA
(Poking Shinji’s cheek) Hey, Shinji, say something. Shin-chan.

SHINJI
(Coldly pushing her hand away) Don’t touch me with your filthy hands…

ASUKA
–––

SHINJI
Funny hearing this from you. You’re the one who started that disgusting rumor. I don’t want to see your face, get out.

Asuka angrily storms out of the room.
INT. NERV HQ, HALLWAY – THE NEXT DAY

Kaworu walking down the hall alone.
INT. THIRD CAGE

Unit 02 is submerged in the red coolant. We hear announcements from the sync test operators.
INT. NERV HQ – CONTROL ROOM

They’re preparing for the test.

RITSUKO
Shinji [has a crush] on Kaworu!?

MISATO
For a boy to end up like that over another boy, I made a bit miscalculation.

RITSUKO
So, what of Shinji now?
INT. NERV HQ – SICKBAY

Shinji lies on the bed, hugging a pillow

MISATO
He came to HQ, but he’s resting in sickbay. He seems completely dejected.
INT. NERV HQ – BACK IN THE CONTROL ROOM

MISATO
To be honest, I had a bit of a bad feeling when I first met Kaworu. But to think it’d end up like this. I’m really at a loss.

RITSUKO
You’re jealous of Kaworu. He stole Shinji from you.

MISATO
What are you saying. I’m his guardian, it’s my job to worry about him.

RITSUKO
I know you’re not as strong as you look. A lot of things have happened these last few months. I think you might have been able to hold it all together because you’ve been living with Shinji.

MISATO
……

OPERATOR A
(To Ritsuko) We’re past the time scheduled for the test, but the pilot isn’t in the entry plug yet.

RITSUKO
That’s strange. I’m sure I gave him the right time….

MISATO
I wonder if he got lost. He’s still not used to this place.

An alarm bell sounds suddenly.

INT. NERV HQ CENTRAL COMMAND CENTER

Misato and Ritsuko enter.

MISATO
What happened?

AOBA
A suspicious person has trespassed quite a ways into the underground structure. They’re heading for Central Dogma.

HYUGA
We have ID data on the subject. They seem to be using Professor Akagi’s card.

RITSUKO
What!?

MISATO
No way……

AOBA
I’ve got a visual on the target through the cameras in P-block.

An image of the underground facility appears on the main screen.
Kaworu is walking around.

RITSUKO
(Into the microphone) What are you doing there? You’re not supposed to be in that place.

On the screen, Kaworu looks a bit troubled.

KAWORU
I’m so sorry……

And that instant video noise fills the screen.

IBUKI
AT Field detected in the underground structure!

MISATO
An Angel!

RITSUKO
That’s impossible!
INT. PART OF THE UNDERGROUND STRUCTURE

Kaworu is enveloped by dazzling light.
It converges on him and thus he is transformed into an Angel with a core.

KAWORU
This is my…… true form……?

At which point a deadly laser shines on Kaworu.
But, his AT Field deflects it.
INT. NERV HQ COMMAND CENTER

MISATO
Regular weapons are useless against an Angel!

RITSUKO
Immediately overwrite Unit 02’s personal data with Asuka’s!

IBUKI
Yessir!
INT. PART OF THE UNDERGROUND STRUCTURE

Kaworu heads toward Central Dogma.
He’s breaking through the AT Field defense wall.
INT. NERV HQ THIRD CAGE

Unit 02’s entry plug is being inserted.
INT. UNIT 02 – ENTRY PLUG

ASUKA
See, what did I tell you!
INT. NERV HQ THIRD CAGE

Unit 02 begins startup procedure.

IBUKI’S VOICE
Main power connected. Initiating startup sequence.

OPERATOR A’S VOICE
Startup voltage in 0.5, 0.2… breakthrough.

OPERATOR B’s VOICE
Startup system entering phase two.
INT. UNIT 02 – ENTRY PLUG

Asuka prepares for startup, holding the levers.

OPERATOR C’S VOICE
Pilot, connected.

OPERATOR A’S VOICE
Synapses connected, initiating binding.

The plug’s inner walls start to deform in various ways, the picture becomes distorted.

ASUKA
––!?

OPERATOR B’S VOICE
Her pulse is disturbed!
INT. NERV HQ THIRD CAGE

Unit 02’s startup sounds are rapidly fading
INT. NERV HQ COMMAND CENTER

IBUKI
The pilot’s harmonics aren’t within acceptable limits!

MISATO
……
INT. UNIT 02 – ENTRY PLUG

Asuka’s shoulders tremble as she hangs her head.
The light that had shone on her heartlessly goes out.
INT. NERV HQ COMMAND CENTER

The control room rises and Ikari and Fuyutsuki appear.

FUYUTSUKI
So, you allowed an Angel to get into [Central Dogma].

RITSUKO
My apologies. The fault is all mine……

IKARI
This is a massive blunder, Professor Akagi. I am dismissing you from all of your duties at NERV.

For a second, Ritsuko can’t believe her ears.

IKARI
Leave immediately. (To everyone) I will be in direct command from hereon, you’ll be following my orders. Lieutenant Katsuragi, prepare Unit 01 for standby immediately.

MISATO
Yessir.

IKARI
Commence startup of α Eva.

IBUKI
Roger that.

The central control staff are in a panic.
No one even looks at Ritsuko.

IKARI
What are you doing, Professor Akagi. Only authorized personnel are allowed in this area.

Ritsuko turns around and leaves.
INT. NERV HQ – CAGE

We see α Eva starting up.
A dummy plug being loaded in.
INT. NERV HQ – SICKBAY

Shinji stands dumbfounded holding the phone.

SHINJI
(In barely a whisper) Kaworu is…… An Angel…….!?

MISATO
Hello? Shinji? Can you hear me?

SHINJI
(Screaming) No! You’re lying!!!

INT. NERV HQ – CENTRAL DOGMA

Kaworu continues to descend into Terminal Dogma.
There, we find an object that resembles a large, inverted tree.
Before that gate/door, Kaworu senses something.
INT. NERV HQ – SOME ROOM

Kaworu walks in.
The room is full of broken beakers and test tubes.
It’s some kind of lab that was wrecked and just left as-is.
On the wall is the symbol of the Human Instrumentality Project, the seven-eyed mark.
A rainbow/rainbows come off the beaker/s as the light hits it/them.

REI
–––Who are you?

Rei comes out from where she was hiding.

KAWORU
Oh it’s you…. What are you doing in this place?

REI
This is where I was born and raised.

KAWORU
Hm. I had a feeling when we shook hands, but you really aren’t a Lilin are you?

REI
Lilin?

KAWORU
Human that is.

REI
You’re an Angel aren’t you?

KAWORU
Angel!? (He laughs like it’s preposterous) I’m on servant of God.

REI
When did you realize you weren’t a Lilin?

KAWORU
I think it was when I turned ten. I came to this city and first understood my fate. This is what I was seeking.

He says, pointing out the seven-eyed mark.

KAWORU
The real thing is somewhere nearby. Would you take me there?

REI
I can’t. You’ll cause the Third Impact.

KAWORU
(Not quite believing her) You mean I’ll cause a horrible disaster just like the Second Impact?

REI
Yes.

At which point we hear a GUOOOOON! GUOOOOON! sound continuously.

KAWORU
An Eva is coming after me.

REI
(Listening to the sound) It’s not Unit 01 or Unit 02 though.
INT. NERV HQ – CENTRAL DOGMA

The Angel and Rei leave the room. {from this point on Kaworu is referred to only as ‘the Angel’ in the stage directions}
α Eva appears from the darkness.
α Eva, upon confirming the presence of an Angel, attacks like a wild beast having spotted its prey.
The Angel runs away, dragging Rei by the hand.
The Angel handily dodges the berserk α Eva.
Almost like Benkei at Gojo bridge. {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benkei}
α Eva crashes into a wall and it crumbles.
Through the thick smoke, the upper body of a seven-eyed giant can be seen nailed to a cross.

REI
Adam……

KAWORU
Adam!?

The Angel and Rei are cornered by some of the rubble.
In an act of utter brutality, α Eva swallows the two of them whole.
Nothing more can be done!
At which point Unit 01 appears.
Unit 01 skewers α Eva on its Prog Knife, and cuts it open.
α Eva dies horrifically.
INT. UNIT 01 – ENTRY PLUG

Shinji confirms Rei on the screen.

SHINJI
Ayanami, are you okay?

REI
Yeah.
INT. CENTRAL DOGMA

At some point, the Angel made it to the catwalk overlooking Adam. {how the fuck did Kaworu get here}
The Angel stares at Adam, not moving a muscle.
Ikari’s voice comes over the PA system.

IKARI
Angel. Why do you not advance any further?

KAWORU
Commander Ikari, I presume?

IKARI
Indeed.

KAWORU
This is your ‘Temple of Memories’ isn’t it?

INT. PA SYSTEM LOCATION {?}

IKARI
Why do you make no attempt to make contact with Adam? Could it be that you pity humanity?

KAWORU
I’m the one who deserves your sympathy. Because continuing to live is so difficult.

IKARI
You chose death?
INT. CENTRAL DOGMA

KAWORU
Death is the single act of free will I have. The only way to defy my maker.

IKARI
But that’s contrary to the basic principle of life.

KAWORU
Angels are creatures that constantly evolve. We have no predetermined form. And death is but another part of life.

We hear Shinji’s voice coming from Unit 01.

SHINJI
Kaworu……

KAWORU
Shinji. If I’d known it would end like this, I should have drowned with you in the sea. {The translation, “I knew it would come to this, so I’m glad we had a chance to swim in the ocean together” has been floating around, but that is apparently a mistranslation.}
INT. UNIT 01 – ENTRY PLUG

SHINJI
You deceived me? You used me?

KAWORU
That’s not quite right. I had so much fun spending those days with you. You’re the only one who can end my life. If it’s by your hand, nothing could bring me greater joy, even death.

SHINJI
(Sobbing) How am I supposed to be able to do that!
INT. CENTRAL DOGMA

KAWORU
Hurry. I can feel something stirring inside me. I think it’s my instinct. Right now, I feel like you did before, I don’t even know myself. {er, he’s mirroring Shinji’s line about not knowing why he’s crying}
INT. UNIT 01 – ENTRY PLUG

SHINJI
……

KAWORU
Hurry!
INT. CENTRAL DOGMA

Kaworu suddenly turn around and jumps, diving toward Adam.

REI
Ikari!
INT. UNIT 01 – ENTRY PLUG

SHINJI
–––!
INT. CENTRAL DOGMA

Unit 01 reaches out and grabs the Angel just before it makes contact with Adam.
Crunch.
With that sound, we see a faint grimace on Rei’s face.
Blood flows from Unit 01’s hand, trickling down.
Finally, Shinji’s screams fill the huge room.

(FADE OUT)
INT. CAGE – SOME TIME HAS PASSED

Unit 01 in the coolant.
Shinji is in a corner washing his hands at a sink.
Misato comes over.

MISATO
Shinji…

SHINJI
(Without turning around) The scent of his blood is gone. But, I can still feel it in my hands……

MISATO
Shinji, you admired him didn’t you?

SHINJI
He had everything I didn’t. He should have survived.

MISATO
That’s not true. Only those who desire to live survive.

Shinji doesn’t say a word and intently washes his hands.
INT. LOCKER ROOM

Asuka stands there alone.
The door of the locker in front of her is covered in dents like someone punched it over and over.

ASUKA
–––
INT. HALL

We hear the clanging of Asuka beating on her locker from the locker room.
Rei leans against the wall, as if dizzy.
She eventually ends up lying on the ground.
INT. RITSUKO’S LAB

Ritsuko, alone, thinking about something intently.
Several MPs enter the room without knocking.

MAN A
(Holding out a warrant) Akagi Ritsuko. You are under arrest. I’m sure you know all too well what the charges are, Professor, would you care to hear them?

RITSUKO
No, no need. It’d just be a waste of time.

Ritsuko is taken away.
INT. SOMEWHERE – HUMAN INSTRUMENTALITY PROJECT

The committee is gathered.

KEEL
We have just confirmed the elimination of the final Angel as predicted in the scenario. Now there are no barriers to the Human Instrumentality Project.

MEMBER A
But we have a new problem. Ikari Gendou and Unit 01.

MEMBER B
Nerv is of no use to us now.

MEMBER C
He’s been using his position as commander to turn Nerv into his personal property.

MEMBER D
Our investigation up until now makes it painfully clear that Ikari has been plotting to turn Unit 01 into a “god” and keep it to himself.

KEEL
As head of SEELE, I think we should dissolve Nerv.

INT. NERV HQ – MAIN COMMAND CENTER

Fuyutsuki and Ikari plotting something.

(FADE OUT)

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