Evan buttons his shirt. He voice-overs that as he thought about spending time with the women one-on-one, he had doubts about whether he could pull off the lie. In an interview, Melissa M. says that she just wants to look into Evan's eyes and see if there's any chemistry. Dayana whines that she's "too pretty to be in this piece-of-shit purple dress." I think it's actually a really good color for her, but she looks miserable. Melissa M. assures Dayana that she looks elegant. In an interview, Melissa W. (who?) says that she's gone out with girlfriends before who acted differently when guys came around. Oh, That Girl. I hate That Girl. Heidi is totally That Girl. And then she's totally the type to wonder aloud why she can't keep any close girlfriends, and pout that women just don't like her because they're all threatened by her. Hee! After Melissa W. makes that statement, they cut to a shot of Heidi. Awesome! In an interview, Katy says that she's curious to see if the claws are going to come out. In an interview, Evan says that he's here to pick a girl, but what if they don't like him, because it's not a one-way street. In an interview, Heidi says that they're all looking around and wondering who will get picked. Heidi stands up and announces that eight of them will be gone tonight, so she offers up a toast. The other women kind of stare at her like, "Could you be more of an attention whore?" Evan voice-overs that he hopes to find a woman with whom he has chemistry and who likes him for who he is and not his money. Except he doesn't really have any money. He seems to forget that at times.
It's time for the ball. In case you weren't sure, some on-screen text reads, "The Ball." Paul escorts each woman to the ballroom. Evan stands on the dance floor like a lump. Evan voice-overs that the ball was his formal introduction to the women. He keeps calling them "girls," and it's really starting to bother me. Paul introduces the first woman. Hey, it's my redhead! Her name is Alison. She's wearing a gown with a strapless black bodice and a white skirt. The bodice doesn't fit very well, and it kind of gives her walleye boob. They shake hands. Evan asks if she's nervous or excited. Alison says she's more nervous than excited. Evan tells her to have a drink, sit down, and enjoy herself.
The women start coming fast and furious, and if they don't spend a lot of time on them, I'm not going to either. Amanda is a brunette wearing a strapless black velvet gown. Dayana is wearing the aforementioned "piece-of-shit purple" dress, but I still think she looks great. It appears to be a two-piece dress, and it really shows off her figure, but not in an obnoxious way. Hey, there's Brandy. She's a fine girl. What a good wife she would be. She's wearing a one-shoulder black dress, but she kind of ruins the effect by carrying a shoulder bag. Get a clutch and move on. Andrea and Amy quickly follow. In an interview, Evan says that the first impression was the best part, because it was exciting, and the girls looked beautiful. Dana, the tall blonde, enters. She's wearing a black gown with an asymmetrical neckline. Erica, the one who looks like a mom (but she called Heidi on her bullshit, so she's aces with me), is also wearing a black gown with a tank neckline. You all are lucky I bought a wedding dress last year, because otherwise I would have no clue what these necklines are called.