Ominous music plays, with good reason. The women are assembled outside. Alex McLeod walks out and introduces herself. Hey, yeah! Where in the hell has she been all this time? It's odd that we're nearly halfway through the episode and she's just showing up. Throughout Alex's speech, we barely see her, instead focusing on the ladies. I think this is because the whole speech was overdubbed later, since it sounds like it was recorded in a sound studio and not standing outside the chateau. Alex says that two years ago, Evan Wallace was an ordinary guy, but then he inherited almost $50 million. The woman gasp and laugh. Alex continues in her slow, measured tones, "Yet Evan feels his life is still not complete. So he agreed to come to France in hopes of meeting the one whom he will share his life with." Wow, what a terribly written piece of narration. They went to all the trouble to properly use "whom" and then still ended the sentence with a preposition. Also, they used the word "life" twice in two sentences. Did Alex write this herself? Because if they brought someone in just to write it, that person should be fired and kicked out of the union. Alex says the women will be introduced to Evan at a formal ball. They've brought in twenty gowns, since there are twenty women, and each woman will choose that gown that best suits her. Or whatever's left over after the melee. Then there are a bunch of weird reaction shots of the women, and we haven't seen Alex at all since the first moment of the scene, which is starting to get creepy. Did she have a bug on her face or something? And the women's reactions totally don't go with what Alex is saying. This whole scene is freaking me out. Alex says that after the ball, Evan will invite twelve of the women to remain, and the others will be sent packing. After about ten minutes of laughing and chattering from the women, Alex finally tells them to have a nice afternoon. She just sounds weird. What's up with her? We get a quick shot of Alex as she walks up the steps and waves goodbye.
Episode Report CardKim: A | 439 USERS: B-
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