Rachel has been in hiding at Peik Lin's house and hasn't had anything to eat since she's been there.
After fainting at Su Yi's Malaysian lodge, she was revived by the Thai maids and carried outside by Nick, not before hearing Su Yi said she had a "weak constitution" (3.15.12).
Asking for time alone, Rachel tells Nick to drop her off at a town down the mountain.
Nick doesn't want to leave her alone, thinking she'll be a risk to herself.
He's heavy with guilt for what happened to her (and maybe you should be, Nick!), for leading her into the "viper's nest" (3.15.26).
After Nick checks her into a hotel and kisses her goodbye, she leaves the room, stops payment on the credit card, and calls a taxi.
Three days at Peik Lin's and Rachel finally calls her mom. She cuts right to the chase and asks if her dad is still alive.
Kerry awkwardly avoids answer the question.
Rachel demands, "Who is Zhou Fang Min?" (3.15.40).
Without Kerry explaining anything, Rachel blows up at her, totally furious that her mother had lied to her. She feels she doesn't know who she is anymore.
Hanging up, Rachel crawls into bed with no answers.
Nearly a week later Rachel emerges and joins the Gohs for dinner. They feed her graciously, happy to see her out of her sadness.
Well, maybe just out of the bedroom.
Rachel thanks them for letting her stay there. She decides she's going to China before returning to the U.S.
She wants to meet her father.
And she doesn't want Nick to come.
Peik Lin tells Rachel that Nick has been calling every day, he even drove up a couple times.
Rachel can't stomach facing him again. "He had suddenly become a reminder of everything that had gone wrong in her life" (3.15.89).
After a little more talk with Peik Lin and the family, Rachel decides she should see Nick. It's not his fault his mother is awful.
When Nick comes to Villa d'Oro, he isn't sure how to ask for forgiveness from Rachel. He apologizes for being "recklessly ignorant" about his family (3.15.101).
Rachel notices that Nick looks terrible. He says he's been staying at Colin's house while he's on his honeymoon.
Rachel tells Nick she's going to China to see her father.
And she's going on her own.
Oh and she'll be going back to NYC on her own.
Oh , and they should stop seeing each other.
Expectedly, Nick freaks; "I love you. I want to marry you" (3.15.133).
It'll never work, she says. His legacy is in Singapore and she doesn't want him to resent her. She doesn't want to be a part of a family like his. She wants her kids to have a "loving, nurturing home" (3.15.148).
Ouch, but, you know, she's not wrong.
She closes with "I've had enough of being around all these crazy rich Asians" (3.15.148).
Nick can see that Rachel is "lost to him" (3.15.149).