The women continue to primp. One woman digs through her suitcase and asks if she should wear leather pants. Another woman calls back, "No!" I think that "No!" is always the answer to that question unless you are a rock star, or possibly a movie star. And maybe, maybe, if you are going out to a club where there might also be rock stars and movie stars in attendance. But in the French countryside, in order to meet a fake millionaire? I think even Miss Manners would agree that leather pants are not appropriate for that situation.
Evan is now in the saddle, but the horse isn't moving. The women walk down the stairs and outside. A woman voice-overs, "The man of my dreams is just going to have a heart of gold." How is that relevant? If she had said that the man of her dreams would know how to ride a horse really well, I could see it. ["I think she meant a heart made of actual 18-karat gold. So that she could dig it." -- Sars] Evan rides the horse to the chateau. He voice-overs that mainly he was trying not to fall off the horse. He tilts precariously to one side in the saddle. The women continue to assemble in front of the chateau. In an interview, Katie says that she wants her husband to be financially secure, because she doesn't want to be the breadwinner. Again, she's a doctor. Maybe I should give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she wants to work in, like, an inner-city clinic or volunteer or something. In an interview, Erica says she's looking for someone who is passionate about his job and his work. Well, Evan is passionate about moving dirt. He said so! In an interview, Melissa M. says she likes that Evan just stumbled into the money. As Evan draws closer, Mary voice-overs that she needs someone who's ambitious. I still don't quite get how "ambitious" equals "rich." To me, "ambitious" just means someone who will get off their ass and work when they need to, even if it's at a low-paying job.
Erica spots Evan and his horse. Evan voice-overs that he was nervous riding up on the horse and his heart was racing. Evan calls out to the women, and they respond. In an interview, Evan says that when he saw the women, he was trying to zero in on each one to see if they were going to like him for himself and not his money. How can he tell this from looking at them? What kind of signals does a non-gold-digger give off? Does she wear a burlap sack? Evan gets off the horse and says, "Sorry about the horse. He was white, but he hasn't had a bath today." If I somehow found myself on this show as one of the women, at that point I would have raised my hand and said, "Check, please!" Because -- really. That is the lamest joke ever. The women laugh, of course. Evan asks some general questions and continues to stand like a hundred feet away from the women.