Budget conscious politicians decide to trial a low-cost alternative to the Evangelions, but it malfunctions and starts to create havoc on the whole city. Shinji and Misato must stand in its way to avoid a major situation. Meanwhile, the fight for man's survival moves into a new phase as the first combat designed Eva is prepared for battle, but during its transport it is attacked by an angel.
15. Those Women Longed for the Touch of Others' Lips, and Thus Invited Their Kisses Kaji makes a trip to Kyoto fora secret meeting, as Asuka goes out on a blind date and Shinji and Rei stay after class to clean up. The next day Shinji visits the grave of his mother with (Jendo, the first time in 3 years. Misato, Ritsuko and Kaji attend the wedding of a friend and reminisce about their past, while Asuka and Shinji find something to pass the time. 16. Splitting of the Breast While going through another series of synchronization tests, all three Eva's are launched when the 12th Angel makes its appearance. Conventional weapons prove useless as Unit-01 sinks into the Angel's shadow. After much research Rilsuko calculates Shinji is inside a "Sea of Durac" in the Angel, but destroying it is almost impossible. Shiji begins to slip into unconsciousness as the life support systems run out of power. 17. Fourth Child Misato is interrogated by Seele about the latest encounter with the Angels. It is learned the second branch of Nerv in Nevada has vanished when a prototype S2 engine was installed into Eva Unit-04, afterwhich the U.S. government request to transfer Unit-03 to the Japanese branch. Toji and Shinji make a trip to Rei's apartment to bring some school papers, w hile the fourth pilot of Unit-03 is chosen.