Here’s the thing about Emily – well at least that I have realized as I rewatch the show anyhow – she wants people to let her in, but she’s also very standoffish. She doesn’t let people in and is always working and maybe I see that because it’s how I am.
But for her to not be cognizant of the world around her is both beneficial and detrimental. But isn’t that everyone?
Emily has made it to St. Tropez and judging by the hotel room, I think I would have overlooked good sex with Gabriel and lived this life. Talk about luxury. I get it, she tried, she wanted to, but her oblivion to the way the world is…
She runs into another designer at the hotel, Elliott Dupree. He’s fabulous, over the top excited designer, who is apparently enemies with Pierre. But Emily doesn’t know that. She thinks she is doing amazing things, and she is. But social media is more than just the immediate. It’s also knowing the history and the future.
I get it, when people work in social media, people think it’s easy. You just post shit. But it’s not that easy and I have to say when it comes Emily in Paris, it’s my biggest pet peeve – the way they make it seem so easy and how social media managers really don’t have it that easy.
Cause when Dupree asks for the photo on Pierre’s suitcase there is no way that she would have been able to do that. And she would have been smarter to not take prototypes out there.
But what it does – when she lets him take the pics, when she doesn’t ask questions, is she creates drama. And hey this is TV, so there is no shock there.
Lets break it down.
ST TROPEZ IS WHERE I WANT TO BE
Emily arrives in St. Tropez and is ready to head right back to Paris. But Cami, she calls, because she notices that Mathieu is out and about in the city, when he’s supposed to be with Emily. And where as Cami is on my shit list for her pity parties and manipulations, I am also happy that she’s checking up on Emily.
But Cami’s want to go to St. Tropez is not the best thing. Emily lies to her and says Mathieu had to stay for work, but Cami is just pissed that she got stood up. She wants to come join Emily and part of me is like please do – because Cami needs to get off her shit, but I also think that Cami is going to break soon and that’s not going to lead to anything positive.
Emily talks Mindy into coming and I love that Mindy is making jokes, but she’s also dead serious – she doesn’t get involved in three ways with friends. But ever the amazing friend, she’s ready to get to St. Tropez to be there for Emily.
Look, I think that the three of them are great friends and the characters are amazing, but I also am like there is no way that Emily should allow this to happen. She needs to be smarter, because in the long run, shit has a way of rising to the surface and Cami will find out her lies.
It’s like a slap in the face for her to be so shady.
WEEKENDS ARE FOR FRIENDS
Emily explores St. Tropez on her own and goes to the restaurant that is supposed to be serving Cami’s parents product. Ok, look, I know in other countries they know how to disconnect from work, but some people don’t. Apparently in France it is illegal to make work phone calls on the weekend.
Ummm… as if. I don’t even know what I would do. I am a workaholic and I am understanding that some people aren’t. But as much as Emily is trying to fit in, she’s not seeing the fact that France is not like America when it comes to how they operate.
But I ain’t hating, cause I wouldn’t get it either.
Mindy and Cami are right there, checking into the hotel and Mindy finds out that her Dad had been in town two weeks earlier. That has to hurt. Mindy knows that he Dad doesn’t agree with what she wants to do, but she didn’t think he’d come so close to where she is and not say anything.
I admire Mindy for her want to do things her own way and make a better life for herself – follow her own path. Her Dad may not get it, parents don’t always understand, but you just don’t turn your back on your kid.
You don’t hurt them.
When all three of them are together, Emily says that she wants to go by the restaurant so she can show Cami that her families company is being taken care of, but she’s really just not getting that they are there to have fun, not to work.
Cami has the inside track to get them into some hot party. It’s invite only and it’s apparently so epic, that there have been coffee books written about it. I am glad for them. They all need a night out.
But Emily, oh dear Emily, when you get there and Cami has her eyes set on someone, cock blocking is not the way to go. Let her do what she needs to do.
Would I do what Emily did and intercede? Yes. But the difference is that I would want to protect my friend and I feel like what Emily wants to do is protect her own soul. I think that to a point she will feel as though she is redeemed from what she’s done with Gabriel.
But what Emily doesn’t get is that she’s making things worse. Things aren’t all about her, but Emily is acting as though they are and that’s kind of annoying. Like either come clean or just realize that no matter what you are doing you are being a shitty friend. And that’s not okay.
When Gabriel keeps calling Emily, she plays it off as though he’s checking on Cami. Which, hey that’s some brilliant shady shit. I get it. But what I also think is that Emily is being stupid. She’s toying with too many peoples emotions and there are so many people that will end up hurt.
OFF TO WHATEVER THE POPULAR PLACE IS
Emily gets them to leave and head over to the restaurant, so Cami can see that her family’s champagne is there. Cami doesn’t really want to go, but she wants to be there for her friends. So, no surprise, she agrees to it, but invites the dude that she’s been making out with to go with them also.
When the restaurant doesn’t know Cami’s brand, she goes to protest to the manager, and finds that Sylvie is with him.
I always knew that Sylvie had a lot of secrets and an amazing life, so seeing parts of it unfold is exciting. The way she looks at Emily, I had to laugh. Sylvie don’t play.
And Emily should know that.
One thing that I have always loved about Sylvie and Emily is that they both have so much to teach the other. And though they don’t always see that, we all know that they push each other to do better – to be better.
Emily feels the need to explain herself. She apologizes to Sylvie, who reminds her that she has to stop trying to fix things. Her want to always fix things is causing issues for everyone else.
You can ask anyone that knows me, I harp on communication. I believe that it is so important for everyone to communicate. But Emily, she just goes by the seat of her pants and doesn’t think all the time. Granted, I get that she wants to look like she knows all, but part of being a good leader is knowing you don’t.
I do love that Sylvie isn’t afraid to call her out and tell her like it is. She’s going to make sure that Emily knows that this isn’t America and she needs to remember that she is France and things aren’t done the same way.
CAMI NEEDS A FRIEND
For the first time this season (and yes I am aware it is episode two), I like Cami. She texts Emily that she needs help, that she’s fucked up.
And Emily heads to her to help.
Cami admits for the first time that she misses Gabriel, that she loves him. She finally gets vulnerable. She’s in this church that her and Gabriel have great memories at and my heart warms for her.
But I also am a little mad at Emily, because again – fucking with peoples emotions. Cami is hurting and I am not saying that she should hurt her friend more, but if she thinks that her keeping secrets and being there for her – when it’s going to come out, isn’t going to hurt her, Emily is wrong. And selfish.
And that’s something that needs to be addressed.
- Mindy and the way she’s hurting, I want to slap her Dad. Like she deserves more.
- Pierre and his bitch fit – I laughed. Julian is gonna learn a lot taking over that account.
- Emily, Cami, and Mindy getting on Dupree’s yacht is not going to end well. But I am here for it.
- When Emily finally decides not to post something and be on vacation – I clapped. We all have to slow down.
Emily in Paris is streaming now on Netflix.