Mari Illustrious Makinami, a new Evangelion pilot, is launched in Provisional Unit-05 to destroy the resuscitated skeleton of the Third Angel in its attack on NERV's arctic Bethany Base. She successfully defeats the Angel by self-destructing Unit-05, safely ejecting at the last moment. Meanwhile, Shinji Ikari and his father Gendo visit Yui's grave, with the Seventh Angel attacking shortly after, though it is dispatched by the newly arrived Unit-02 and its headstrong pilot, Asuka Langley Shikinami. Chief Inspector Ryoji Kaji, present at the battle with Unit-05 and arriving alongside Unit-02, delivers a suitcase to Gendo containing an object referred to as the "Key of Nebuchadnezzar" and notes that the destruction of Unit-05 went as planned. Later Shinji, Asuka, and Rei engage the Eighth Angel, showing a previously lacking teamwork. In the battle, both Unit-00 and Unit-01 are damaged, but SEELE orders only the latter be repaired, as the former is no longer needed.