Open the Missing Link
|Romaji Translation:||Kyōkaimenjō no Misshingu Rinku|
|Release Date:||December 2, 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, initially released on December 2, 2015. It serves as a prequel episode to the anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0.
The main difference between this episode and the original episode 23 is that Okabe does not open the Movie Mail from himself, due to Mayuri begging Suzuha to stop relying on Okabe to prevent World War Three. This Okabe eventually goes on to create Operation Skuld and the Movie Mail, helping Okabe from the original Steins;Gate thwart world line convergence and successfully avert both Kurisu's death and World War Three, thereby entering the Steins Gate world line.