Magokoro wo, kimi ni

(Sincerely Yours)
Episode 26'

Shinji screamed at seeing the brutally violated form of Eva-02. The howls of Eva-01 create maelstroms inside the Geofront, and Shinji's rage calls back the Lance of Longinus from the Moon. This was also the trigger for starting the two Projects -- the Instrumentality Projects of SEELE and of Gendou. Having regained the Lance, SEELE aims to achieve the Instrumentality (Complementation) of humankind through the indiscriminate death of all life and prayers. The replica Lances pierce both palms of Eva-01, and a chorusing voice envelopes the world -- the ceremony has begun. On the other hand, deep underground NERV Headquarters which is being laid bare by the JSSDF's attack, Gendou Ikari stands together with Rei before Lilith in Terminal Dogma. Gendou has brought Rei to Lilith to attempt the forbidden joining of Adam and Lilith. Two Instrumentality Projects being executed simultaneously in the heavens and in the bowels of the earth. Will people achieve complementation in either case...? The answer lies within Eva-01....

The Fruit of Wisdom and the Fruit of Life

"Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever." (Genesis) Humans took the Fruit of Wisdom and gained wisdom -- "Science". However, this is also a cursed power. Humans prosper through wisdom, but will they also perish through wisdom? On the other hand, there were also humans who took the Fruit of Life at that time. These are the Angels -- a different possibility who will fight for the future; another form of human. But if the fruits possessed by both could be obtained at the same time... that was the Instrumentality Project -- an incantation to evolve humans to a new stage. SEELE joined the Fruit of Wisdom with the Fruit of Life, and reverted Eva-01 to the Tree of Life. The Black Moon appears, Rei and the Eva assimilate, people who have lost their A.T.Fields -- the barrier of the heart -- return to the primordial sea of life, crosses of light fill the Earth's surface. The Instrumentality of Man has now begun....

The Door to the World's Beginning and End

The Chamber of Gaf opening -- this was synonymous with the opening of the door to the world's beginning and end. The world is overflowing with sadness. People are surrounded by emptiness... And loneliness fills their hearts. And when humans' history reaches its conclusion, Gendou Ikari will be reunited with his wife. Yui Ikari -- the woman who loved a man unworthy of love. Did the Instrumentality Project exist to bring her back? Instrumentality (Complementation) for Gendou could only mean the resurrection of Yui. Having achieved this eagerly awaited reunion, Gendou confesses that he was "afraid" -- afraid that contact with his son would only hurt his son. The hedgehog's dilemma whereby the nearer we draw to one another, the more we hurt each other. This may be the nature of people who estrange themselves from each other using barriers of the heart. Gendou was also this type of weak person. Like his son, Shinji, he was nothing more than a cowardly, weak man. With his last words "Forgive me... Shinji," Gendou is crushed by the jaws of Eva-01. Was this the retribution toward a man who kept running from the world, or was it also his salvation...?

People's future

lies in the hands of Ikari's son.

Do you really think you understand me!? It makes me uneasy! That's the easiest way not to get hurt. Let me hear your voice! You're all you have! Care about me! You don't understand anything, you IDIOT! I'm afraid this way. Don't come near me anymore... But ambiguity only makes me insecure. No. Help me! I think you can save me. Maybe I won't be needed again someday. How pathetic... It unsettles me. That is so ARROGANT! I tried to understand... I get so pissed off whenever I look at you! Then be nice to me. If you want to do it with me, get down on your knees and beg! You're all just hiding behind a smile! You're only using me as an escape... Don't leave me alone! You've never really liked anyone! Don't kill me! ........ No...