In the market for a new place to live, Fowler drags himself to an apartment for rent. It's decorated with a lot of art featuring naked women and girls. The owner doesn't want to separate the two.
He goes to a pavilion near a coffee shop for American and European women. Two American women sit eating ice-cream. He wonders if they're Pyle's colleagues.
He overhears them talking of demonstrations and then the need to leave. He watches them go.
The room explodes.
Unhurt, but unable to hear well, Fowler makes his way outside. A policeman stops him as stretches carry the wounded and deceased. He tries to get passed, terrified that Phuong is where she often is this time of day.
Pyle is suddenly there. He tells Fowler that Phuong is not in the wreckage because he warned her not to come.
Well, that's clear as daylight. Pyle knew this would happen. Fowler asks if the American women he saw also knew, but Pyle doesn't seem to know anything about them.
Looking around, Fowler sees a mother holding the remains of her baby.
Pyle himself seems stunned. He asks what the red on his shoe is.
Fowler demands to know why the shopping hour, when the place was full of women and children, was chosen.
Pyle admits there was to be a parade.
Fowler knows the parade was cancelled. Pyle didn't. Fowler tells him he should have been better informed.
Pyle can only say that General Thé should have called off the terrorist attack.
Fowler mocks this, knowing that this devastation serves his interests just as well.
Through with Pyle, Fowler takes a motor-trishaw to the Quai Mytho.