Neon Genesis Evangelion: In the Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still[   First Watch 
July 8, 2019 8:21 PM - Season 1, Episode 11 - Subscribe

A city-wide power outage puts NERV into a crisis as another Angel invades Tokyo-3. Shinji, Rei and Asuka attempt to make their way into the headquarters as NERV personnel ready the Evas for manual deployment.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit (4 comments total)
Yet another monster-of-the-week episode, but they throw in a few curveballs! First of all, a mysterious saboteur! Second, all three Evas deployed at once! Third, and most important, Gendo doing something other than looking over his arched fingers and being mysterious!
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:25 PM on July 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

Nice to have more time with the background characters whose names I don’t know yet, fills in the world a little. And deputy commander has his own elevator at work but rides the subway there like everyone else. And they all have a totally natural conversation about details of the world everyone in the scene knows. Truly, we live in an age when science can solve all our problems!
posted by rodlymight at 6:20 PM on July 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is a really solid "angel of the week" episode. I love how much Matarael looks like a child's drawing of a daddy long legs but with WAY TOO MANY eyes.
posted by tobascodagama at 6:52 AM on July 10, 2019 [1 favorite]

I found Matarael fairly unsettling—maybe it was the weeping corrosive goo. I guess it has molecular acid for tears, which is also pretty creepy. Thankfully it goes down to a single blast of rifle fire, perhaps they caught it in a weak spot.

The NERV staff hoisting everything by hand with ropes has a certain nautical flare that I loved.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:21 AM on July 10, 2019 [1 favorite]

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