Back on the island, Rachel and the bachelorette girls are dining.
A group is convincing Isabel, one of the other girls, why she shouldn't be in love with her boyfriend.
Here's the long and short of it: 1) he's not the oldest in his family so he's not the heir apparent; 2) he doesn't make enough money at his job ($800,000 just won't cut it); and 3) his parents' fortune isn't that much to inherit if he does get anything.
Francesca breaks down further why Isabel can't "afford" to fall in love with Simon (2.11.6):
She nauseatingly tallies the expenses a woman must incur between homes, schooling of children, tutors, servants and nannies, wardrobe, beauty routine, and vacations. We haven't even talked of feeding and clothing the children yet!
Rachel is appalled.
Another group talks about Alistair and Kitty and how classless Kitty is.
Suddenly the attention is fixed on Rachel, with Francesca being particularly "icy" (2.11.18).
Rachel explains how she met Nick through a "set up by a colleague" (2.11.20).
The girls pry about the friend who set them up and Rachel regrettably calls Nick a "total catch" (2.11.28).
Exhausted, Rachel breaks from the group to go to a bar on the beach alone. Another woman approaches, grateful to see Rachel drinking a beer.
Meet Sophie, Astrid's cousin.
Rachel likes Sophie's plain style and they hit it off.
Tired, the women return to their villas and Sophie says to reach out if she needs anything.
Rachel considers going for a swim in the water before bed, but finds her satchel filled with a mutilated fish and her mirror stained with blood: "Catch this, you gold-digging […]!" (2.11.82).