Philip, Nick's father, is lounging in Sydney, Australia.
Eleanor calls to tell him about a dossier she commissioned to "check up on" Rachel (1.13.6).
Eleanor has a fit, calls Rachel deceitful because she's not from Taiwan or from American (but, wait, Rachel never said she was!), but born in...China! What's worse, she comes from "PEASANTS" (1.13.17).
Philip isn't entertained by his wife and pushes back against all her complaints.
She asserts that Rachel must be a gold digger and thinks Phil's mom (Su Yi) will blame her for it.
Philip thinks to himself that this is exactly why he stays away from Singapore.
Eleanor has Lorena's people in Beijing investigating Rachel because Daisy thinks Nick will propose to Rachel while in Singapore.
Phil teases, "If he hasn't already" (1.13.32).
Eleanor is worked into a tizzy. Phil says to trust their son and wishes he could get off the phone and just fish.
It's a few days later, and Eleanor is at Bible study at Carol's again.
Lamenting her trouble, Eleanor tells her friends that Nick and Rachel are staying at a hotel, as if he needed to "hide her" from them (1.13.36).
Nadine, who we're not quite sure is a good friend or not, enjoys watching a potential scandal unfold to "bring those high-and-mighty Youngs down a peg" (1.13.37).
Daisy wails that this is what happens to Westernized kids, her sons included.
The ladies talk poorly about American-born and Westernized Chinese women, calling them gold diggers, cut throat, and ostentatious.
Carol joins in, telling Eleanor she is lucky to have Nick since her son Bernard is spoiled by his father.
To keep things interesting, Lorena shares that she has "very valuable" info on Rachel in Shenzhen (1.13.46).
The women tell Eleanor to go to Shenzhen right when Nick and Rachel arrive to save face and get the upper hand in the situation.
All the ladies agree to a spa weekend and shopping trip in Shenzhen that will allow Eleanor to get her "valuable ammunition" (1.13.64).