Open the Missing Link
|Romaji Translation:||Kyōkaimenjō no Misshingu Rinku|
|Release Date:||December 2nd 2015|
|Opening Song:||Hacking to the Gate (2nd version)|
|Ending Song:||Toki Tsukasadoru Juuni no Meiyaku|
|Previous:||Episode 22: Being Meltdown|
|Next:||SG0 Episode 01: Missing Link of the Annihilator: Absolute Zero|
Open the Missing Link (境界面上のミッシングリンク Kyōkaimenjō no Misshingu Rinku ) is an alternate version of Episode 23 of the Steins;Gate animation adaptation released on December 2, 2015. It serves as a prequel episode of the to be aired anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0.
In this story, after killing Makise Kurisu, Okabe Rintarou gives up and accepts her funeral fate.
The main difference between this and the original episode 23 is that this Okabe does not receive the Video-Mail from himself. HE will go on to eventually create Operation Skuld and the Video-Mail, helping S;G Okabe thwart world line convergence and successfully avert both Kurisu's death and WWIII in order to enter the Steins;Gate world line of 1.048596% divergence.