Joe Millionaire
Diamond Ring

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Diamond Ring

Paul says he's about to make them both instant millionaires. He lifts the lid to reveal a check written out to Evan and Zora in the amount of $1 million. That was the big twist? That was it? That was kind of lame. Although, as I've said before, they hyped it up so much that pretty much nothing could have shocked us at this point. Zora's eyes bug out of her head. Evan picks up the check and does everything but rub it against his teeth to make sure it's real. In an interview, Zora says it was like everything was happening in a dream, in slow motion. I understand what she means about the "slow motion" part. This episode felt like it happened in slow motion, since it was so padded.

Evan is really shocked and can't believe it. Paul says he doesn't go around giving away a million dollars every day. They all laugh. Evan asks how many shades of red he is right now. In an interview, Evan says that the whole time he was lying about having $50 million, and yet the producers were keeping a massive secret from him. Some eagle-eyed posters in the forums pointed out that in this "post-twist" interview, Evan was wearing his outfit from when he told Zora he chose her, and not his ballroom suit. I don't think he was. I think he was wearing the same shirt from the ballroom scene (it's lavender, for crying out loud) and a sweater over it. So I don't think he knew about the twist before it was revealed. Evan says it's unbelievable and Zora says she didn't think she could be any more surprised. In an interview, Zora says she has $189 in her bank account. The music is suddenly like the overture from Oklahoma!, and I expect someone to walk out and start singing, "Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry, when I take you out in my surrey, when I take you out in my surrey with the fringe on top!" Zora flaps the check around and Evan jokes that she doesn't even know what to do with it. ["Sarah would have known what to do with it: stick it in her bra." -- Wing Chun]

In an interview, Evan says he doesn't know how to react because he's never had this kind of money before. Evan says he's speechless. Evan tells Paul that he's going to thank the messenger. Paul shakes his hand and congratulates Evan, then congratulates Zora. Evan stands there with the check in his hand and his mouth hanging open. Paul leaves. Zora tells Evan that this is part of the fairy tale, like, shut up about the damn fairy tale already. I notice that these two are a lot more happy and expressive about the check than they ever were about continuing their journey together. In an interview, Zora says that it was very overwhelming. Evan stands there with his mouth open some more. In an interview, Evan says that he's in shock.

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