Every series has an episode that is a filler. It’s an episode that you don’t care about, that you’re meh about, but it moves characters into a different space. It’s necessary, but it doesn’t mean that it’s enjoyable.
Every episode of Emily in Paris is enjoyable, but for this episode I was a little bored. They were setting up issues for Gabriel and Camille and I get it. I know that it was needed.
They were setting up Gabriel and Emily admitting that they were attracted to each other and I get it. I know that it was needed.
But as episode eight set up change for everyone to bring us to an epic conclusion. Well cliffhanger.
SHE KNOWS… SHE HAS TO KNOW
After kissing Gabriel, Emily wants to avoid him. And I do get it – I avoid awkward situations at all times.
So when you’re trying to get through something, what do you do? You go to the people you can count on. And for Emily, that’s Mindy. Breakfast with Mindy will always bring truths.
Emily tells Mindy about avoiding Gabriel and Camille and how when she’s around him, all she can think about is kissing him. Which if we’re being honest, I think anyone in the room with Gabriel would only think about kissing him. Mindy makes a great point though – you can’t punish people for having thoughts and in typical Mindy fashion she adds on a sarcastic line. She says that she’s from China, so she knows because they’ve tried.
Emily has to go to lunch with Camille and all she can think is that she knows. She has to know that Emily has kissed her boyfriend twice.
Even if she does know – what can you do at that point? You go to lunch and you take the knock on the chin.
BUSINESS AND FRIENDSHIP DON’T MIX
First rule of not getting caught doing something is to not make it obvious that you did something. I wouldn’t think that is something that you have to explain, but apparently it’s something that Emily missed. A lesson she should have learned.
Camille makes it seem like she knows but she doesn’t. She is after something completely different. What she wanted to ask Emily is if her marketing firm could take on her families champagne company.
Emily, oh dear Emily, you don’t agree to shit. She quickly agrees, and you can totally tell it was to clear her conscious. It was because she was happy that Camille didn’t know. But this is only going to be trouble. Camille invites her to her families Chateau for the weekend. It should be fun because Gabriel isn’t supposed to come. Gabriel has to work and is still mad over Camille asking for a loan.
Emily pitches idea to her colleagues. Everyone has questions she can’t answer. How much money do they make? Can they afford them? But Julian always asks the questions that we all would want to know – like how she’s friends with a champagne heiress.
She explains Camille is dating her neighbor. They all know it’s Gabriel and Luc says that it is not Emily’s boyfriend, just a dude she has a crush on. Sylvie asks if she’s gonna let her sex life influences business decisions (I mean who doesn’t). Emily says they haven’t had sex and gets pretty defensive about it. Sylvie says they should – Emily is to tense.
Leave it to Sylvie to tell it like it is.
SHIT THAT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER
After a night out with Mindys friends, Emily leaves the next day to go to Camilles family home. And of course, Gabriel is coming.
It was necessary for him to go. Because as we know Camille’s family wanted to help Gabriel for the restaurant and it didn’t set well with him. They have had strife since they wanted to contribute.
Here’s what you need to know about the chateau –
- Gabriel and Emily are supposed to go to the market together and she refuses to go. She tells him that they need to not be around each other. He says they are attracted to each other (no shit).
- Emily takes a tour at the winery and the tour guide is Camille’s brother. He’s a hottie.
- Camille’s Mom brings up the restaurant to Gabriel and he becomes angry about it. He walks away from the table.
- Emily sleeps with Camilles brother, but turns out she sleeps with her little brother, who is only 17.
- Emily hears Camille and her Mom fighting over Gabriel. Camille is trying to get her Mom to back off the restaurant.
- Camille’s mom is all sorts of creepy – she asks Emily if her son is a good lover.
- Emily gives a good pitch to Camille’s family to help with the vineyard. It’s a bottle to spray and a bottle to drink – she’s gotten the idea from Mindy and her friends.
- The entire time Emily is trying way too hard to prove she doesn’t like Gabriel.
CALLING YOU OUT
Personally, I have seen Ashley Park on Broadway a few times and she’s a force. She’s got this presence that overtakes and when she hits the stage – it’s just like this light that doesn’t dim.
Mindy is having so much fun with her friends from China. They are having fun during her best friends bachelorette weekend, but Mindy hasn’t been honest with them. She hasn’t told them the truth about what she’s doing and they have to take action.
The friends take her to a bar. They want to force Mindy to sing and to me that is good friendship. Sometimes you have to force peoples hands. Her friends tell her that they know what Mindys been doing – that she dropped out of business school, that she’s a nanny, and that her parents cut her off.
She asks why they didn’t say anything. They force her into singing. These are some supportive friends that I love, because they won’t let their friend fall. Mindy tries to resist, but she can’t. Mindy starts to sing and she’s amazing. It’s clear that she’s meant to be on the stage.
Sometimes it just takes something to catapult you to where you need to be.