Pulau Samsara — Off the southern coast of Singapore
The banquet hall is assumed to be a part of Annabel Lee's newest eco-resort. Foo whispers about the island being haunted "with ghosts of the war dead" (3.8.5).
The dinner is a strange molecular fusion cuisine with pink ginseng bubbles over bowls of soup.
Eleanor is furious to see Rachel in Su Yi's choker, not knowing it was gifted to Fiona.
She moves closer to Victoria, compliments her necklace from Su Yi, which annoys Victoria and prompts her to think Eleanor is just like all her other Sung sisters: "vain and materialistic" (3.8.20).
Delightfully, Victoria lets Eleanor drive herself crazy thinking about the necklace Rachel is wearing.
When Eleanor mentions Rachel's "dubious family background," Victoria says that's just old-fashioned stuff and compliments all the things Rachel is that Eleanor isn't: educated, down-to-earth, and fluent in Mandarin (3.8.25 and 3.8.26).
In a panic, Eleanor grabs Francesca and tells her the family is in love with Rachel.
Francesca assures her that "after tonight, Rachel Chu will wish she had never set foot on this island!" (3.8.38).
Dun dun dun.
After dinner, the "Barbara Streisand of Asia," Tracy Kuan, comes out to perform (3.8.41).
Colin and Araminta dance to "I Will Always Love You," the Tracy Kuan-does-Dolly Parton version.
During the dance, Oliver enlists Cecilia to keep Alistair distracted while he cuts in on Alistair and Kitty.
Once he gets Kitty next to Bernard Tai, he switches partners with Bernard.
As Bernard stares at Kitty's chest, Oliver whispers that Bernard is the only heir to a four billion dollar fortune.
Seeing Astrid step away from the party, Charlie Wu can't help himself and follows her.
They talk about how different it was to be young and wealthy when they were, well, young and wealthy.
Charlie shares that his marriage is in trouble, and Astrid tells him about Michael and his supposed other family in Hong Kong.
Charlie says they will go to Hong Kong to find out for sure.
Elsewhere, Colin and Nick talk, Colin thanks Nick, and Nick admits he's ready to ask Rachel to marry him.
Colin is excited for his buddy and wants their kids to grow up together.
As everyone waits for a major fireworks display (by none other than the guy who did the Beijing Opening Ceremony), Rachel and Sophie Khoo catch up.
In walks Francesca.
Curiosity getting the better of her, Rachel asks Mandy why she calls Nick "Nico".
She tells of a summer in Capri when he got so tan the Italian kids called him Nico. "And I was his Mandi," she adds (3.8.111).
Francesca calls out her weak attempt to bully Rachel; Mandy storms off.
Then Francesca tells the group Mandy made a "pathetic attempt at inciting jealousy," then mentions she, Mandy, and Nick had a threesome in Capri, making all sorts of graphic comments to Rachel (3.8.115 and 3.8.124).
Nick arrives to announce the fireworks are about to begin.