Episode 18: Let Me Tell You About Inhuman Pilots

Ashley sits down with Luke to finally discover the truth of the Fourth Child. It's... exactly what the show's been saying it is for two episodes. The new Angel reveals itself to be a sentient fungus-like creature that infects and takes control of Unit 03, and it's up to Shinji to defeat it. When he fails, NERV's new Dummy Plug kicks in and brutally destroys the Eva with no regard for its captive pilot. Ashley and Luke watch on as Shinji is forced to strangle one of his closest friends, while Luke strangles HIMSELF with the rope he hung himself by with his consistently wrong prediction. Commentary runs from 7:46 to 31:10.