It's about equality, says pierre, and it's not just about money. He says that the commoners are jealous of someone who does well, and they'll try to bully and bring her down. pierre says that he's more concerned about the commoner, and that she's the one who's standing out, and she should be left alone. He tells pierre to stop coming to the house, because if anyone sees what's going on, they're going to bully the evian house too. He then tells chelsea that he has something to tell her, and he'll tell her about it later. He also tells her that the lord has given permission for the union to go ahead, and so he came to say that it was fine to join. .