There is a lot to be said about Emily in Paris, but I think that even with all the things that are like WTF, it’s all about the greatness of the dream.
And Emily in Paris is filled with dreams.
I can’t stop obsessing over the show and the ship that I need to be together. But sometimes you get in it for the slow burn and the slow burn becomes everything.
So many thoughts over what happened in this episode.
THESE WALLS ARE THIN
If you’ve lived in an apartment building, you know that the walls aren’t always thick. Sometimes that shit is paper thin and you can hear everything. Old buildings especially. You can hear people arguing and screaming and having issues.
And you can hear people having sex.
The last thing that you want to do though is hear the guy you have a crush on having sex. You also don’t want your friends to hear you, or to hear your friends. But in Paris, Emily is going to have to face just that – because Camille and Gabriel are LOUD.
Which I am not knocking being loud, cause like some of us are. Shit happens. Sex happens.
But again, I don’t wanna hear my crush and so I woulda done what Emily did – woke up and pulled the pillow over my head, hoping to not hear it.
And then I would have gone and complained to my best friend. Cause like it would definitely be a woah is me. And in this show, I don’t think that there is anyone better to talk to than Mindy. She tells it like it is and I have no filter, so I’m all about it.
Mindy is making fun of the situation and then we learn a little about Mindy.
Ok – I am going to say it. We all can tell by the way Mindy acts that she lives a big life. And I am all about that. But what I did see happen was kinda cheesy. We’ve already learned that Mindy’s Dad is the zipper king of China. He wants his little girl to take over the company.
Not hating on that.
But he’s trying to bribe his little girl to come home. I mean if my Dad wanted to bribe me with a house and a car – I may do it. But Mindy says that she loves Paris and can never go back to China. And the kicker is the part that’s cheezy.
Mindy was on Chinese Popstar, which is Chinas version of something like American Idol. She was performing and didn’t hit a note; effectively she choked in front of billions. And to make matters worse, when they found out who her Dad was she became a meme. Mindy said she failed at it and at business school.
BASIC BITCH STATUS
Emily heads to work and see’s that Julian isn’t dressed like he told her to be – in all black. He wanted her to wear all black, not her. He wants to stand out. He is excited and has lived his whole life wanting to meet Pierre Cadault. Sylvie says Emily should be quiet and disappear. She wants Emily to blend in and not stand out.
But that’s a different story about how I feel that shit is all sorts of wrong.
Pierre doesn’t like social media and calls them “the instagrammers.” Sylvie and Julian looked appalled and as if they were slapped in the face. Sylvie said that it was the honor of her career to be there. Julian said it was the honor of his life. Emily was trying – she was honored, but he wasn’t having it. Especially when he saw her bag charm.
Pierre called her a basic bitch because of it.
Look, there is nothing wrong with being a basic bitch, but for a couture designer, I guess there is. I embrace my basic bitch.
THOMAS IS A DUMBASS
Life can be lonely, so hey, there is nothing wrong with seeing a hot guy and thinking – I’d like to take that home. Also there is nothing wrong with taking someone home (okay, there is in Covid – but Emily in Paris isn’t set in Covid time).
I get that Emily thought this mysterious French dude is spending time with me and talking to me and I need sex. So like, ok. I just didn’t like Thomas from the beginning. He made excuses to talk to Emily and hey, she’s lonely and she’s tired of hearing all the sex going on below her.
So I am not hating on Emily taking douchebag home. Get yours girl. But also pay attention to the warning signs. When a man tells you that he doesn’t need to shower after sex cause he wants you on him – a reminder – it’s like a flashing red light of HELL NO.
Camille is happy that Emily is getting some. Not cause she’s jealous, but because they are friends. Emily’s embarrassed that Camille heard her have an orgasm, but like it is life. Let that energy release.
Sylvie is sometimes a snob. Ok, she’s mostly always a snob, but I am trying to be polite. She is so mad at Emily over the Pierre Cadault thing that she won’t even speak to Emily. She’s cut her off an account, she doesn’t want to hear Emily’s ideas, and she’s acting like a child.
I really do like Sylvie, but I also feel like she is so close minded that it annoys me. Like I know that people are stuck in their own ways, but I have always dealt with people at least not being like they have a stick up their ass.
It’s a lot for Emily to handle so she does what she needs to do and goes to meet Mindy. They talk about everything – as they do and Emily reminds her that she’s a singer. She asks Mindy to sing for her after she says that she went down a drunk rabbit hole looking up jazz clubs in Paris.
Now, I am surprised that Mindy says yes and stands up and starts singing. Don’t get me wrong, she’s got a beautiful voice and I don’t mind listening to it (Ashley Park, who plays her, has the voice of an angel). Everyone stops to pay attention. Emily is awestruck. You can tell Mindy loves it. Emily can’t stop smiling at her.
Mindy doesn’t notice everyone stops to look and gets a lil embarrassed. Girl should realize how talented she is. I love her and I think Mindy is amazing.
MAKE BETTER CHOICES EMILY
First rule of life – don’t go on a double date with the guy that you like and his girlfriend. I mean, sure, you can’t get out of it when they insist, but you should. Like seriously, be like “na, we were gonna go fuck” or something. Cause anything would be less painful
You can tell that Gabriel and Camille don’t like Thomas. Hell, I don’t like him either, so I get it. They are looking at him like he has six heads. All of them are pompous and self serving. Thomas is a jerk.
After dinner, they all go home. They get back to Emilys and he tells her Gabriel is jealous that he’s with her.
Sex again. Gabriel and Camille hear them. Camille is laughing. Gabriel covers his ears. The look on his face says it all. He doesn’t want Emily to be with anyone else, but he can’t be with her. That’s my hill and I am standing on it.
SWAN LAKE AND SERENA
Emily has a plan. She knows that Pierre will be at the ballet and suggests that they go. Sylvie doesn’t want to hear it. She tells Emily to leave it alone, but if we all have learned one thing buy now, Emily doesn’t ever leave it alone.
On her way out that night she runs into Gabriel. Gabriel admits he doesn’t like Thomas – he’s an asshole parading as an intellectual. They argue. He thinks Emily is wasting time and of course she doesn’t want to hear it, but I really think that she does hear it. It’s just hard for them denying all the feelings.
But how are they going to keep doing that?
When Emily gets to the ballet, Thomas proves Gabriel right and he’s so inconsequential to anything in life, that I don’t even care and don’t wanna talk about how stupid he is. He’s a snob and I am over it.
Emily can do better.
Who I do love is Emily. She’s fearless. She spots Pierre and goes to his box to find him. She wanted to apologize to Pierre for offending him and she tells him why she is basic.
I’ve honestly never related to Emily more than when she explains that she is basic and why she has the charm that he thinks is basic. She dreamed of being like Serena Van Der Woodsen (and if I spelled that wrong, I don’t care, I’m tired and I’m in my feels) and she couldn’t afford the couture that Serena wore. So her and her friends would get what they could.
Couture inspires fashion. But for the people that can’t afford it – they worship the designers and find the basic necessities to make as close as they can to fashion from the runways. They worship the designers and the dream of what they could wear. Without basic bitches there is no fashion.
You can tell Pierre is taking it all in, and you can’t help but smile when he says that he couldn’t believe it was Dan.
I feel you Pierre. Dan as Gossip Girl made no fucking sense.
It’s Emily going out on a limb and going to the ballet that made Pierre call Savior and want them to come back to the office. Sylvie may want Emily to be less, a lot less, but she maybe just got to see that sometimes Emily’s spunk may be just what everyone needs.