I actually thought at first, oh, so Shinji was defeated. That’s what happens when you jump to conclusions. I really got misled by the fact that after Unit 01’s arm and head were damaged the next scene was Shinji in a hospital room.
And then there’s the part where Misato takes in Shinji. Now I wonder which anime started this trend of hero/boy moving/living in a house with a girl (or usually it’s with a bunch of girls). But the penguin part was funny though. I didn’t expect to see penguins lol.
Now the battle between Unit 01 and the Angel was beyond my expectations. Hand-to-hand combat with mecha doesn’t look awkward in NGE. Must be because of the Eva’s design. It looks flexible enough that hand-to-hand combat is believable.
On the other hand, Shinji’s musings about unknown ceilings still baffles me though. Or was the meaning lost in translation?