We always know that at some point in any show, a love triangle or the potential for one is introduced. We don’t always like it, we don’t always think that it’s needed, but it’s a plot point that propels a story forward.
And even though it’s not always something we want – sometimes it is the thing that drives people together. Sometimes it is the thing that makes people see what they are missing. Sometimes it’s what drives people to do crazy things.
But maybe that’s what we’re missing in life – the realization that we’re worth it. Knowing that the honesty with feelings isn’t easy, but the realization that we are worth it is important to us growing. It’s important that we realize our own worth for us to realize that we are worthy of love.
The thing about Emily is that she’s filled with confidence, but I don’t think she truly gets her worth. She gets what people are worth, but if she would only understand who she is, she would get out of her own way.
Sylvie has decided that Emily is working on Gabriel’s restaurant, which I think she’s done partially because she knows that’s sticking it to Emily. And Sylvie gets a little bit of a thrill knowing that she’s making Emily squirm. Emily insists she’s okay with it, but hey we are in denial at times.
Sylvie gets so many digs in and I love it. She’s got the dry sense of humor that I adore. She reminds Emily that she’s the one that mixed business with pleasure and though Sylvie isn’t wrong, who among us wouldn’t have slept with Gabriel?
When Gabriel comes to the office for a meeting on the launch, the sexual tension between them comes off the screen. Emily is trying to present the plan on how they will promote the opening of the restaurant and all I keep thinking was that you can’t see anything but the fact Gabriel looks like he wants to take her home and show him what he’s working with.
However, shit gets tricky, when Camille and her family show up. Shit could not get any weirder, you would think. But hey, it does. Her family is so happy to see him – you can tell automatically that she didn’t tell her Mom and Dad what was going on.
But Emily is trying. Luc takes over Cami’s family account and Emily heads out to the restaurant to capture content. Seeing Emily and Gabriel together, you know that they are meant to be. They know that they are meant to be and fighting it. But there is only long anyone can fight anything.
The two end up making out and are interrupted when someone comes in for an interview.
I am just going to say it – sleeping with each other wasn’t the worst thing that Emily and Gabriel did. What is worse is the fact that they are carrying on an emotional affair – yet not, because technically they aren’t together with anyone else.
But their emotional connection is the strongest thing. It’s what people build a relationship off of. These two are everything emotional – their bond is stronger than the physical.
Cami has told her family about the breakup with Gabriel and what happened. Her Mom asks if she wants him back and when she says yes, she tells her she will help her but she has to do everything her Mom says.
And thats when Cami asks Emily to lunch and tells her that she’s though about it and she may have over reacted.
Look, I have thought that there is a lot of fucking with peoples emotions this season, but this is the worst. Because Cami has no pure intention. She is not sorry – she’s manipulating everyone.
And she manipulated the situation into getting Emily to make a pact that neither of them will be with Gabriel.
Emily hasn’t always done the right thing, but she wanted to make things right. Cami wants to win a game.
And that’s just ugh.
Emily heads over to tell Gabriel that they can’t be together. She tells him that she’s on borrowed time and she’s not going to fall in love with him, knowing she’s leaving Paris in a year.
Gabriel is heartbroken. You can just see it in his eyes.
THE OTHER MAN
Okay hot British dude, I get you. I look at you and I would be fucking torn. Alfie has a stick up his ass half the time. He’s hot, but he’s very British (and if you are British, I apologize if this is not how British men are and I am going by the stereotype).
Alfie seems annoyed by Emily and not to thrilled that she’s his partner in French class. But he’s dealing. The two go out to get coffee and he tells her all the ideas he has of her. He’s in finance and thinks that her job is not real. He’s only in Paris for his job and is learning French for his job. But he knows that he’s going home soon, so he doesn’t think much about learning French.
But Emily does take it seriously.
These two don’t seem to get along, but there is also a connection between them. They have an assignment in class where they have to give a presentation on the other. Emily is pissed that she didn’t get to tell him about her, so she invited him to meet her at the party.
He shows up and tells Emily that he’s impressed with what she’s done but he’s still not learning French. He’s got such a cocky attitude. But he’s British and beautiful. I will overlook his cockiness.
Emily gives the band a gig, at a party. The party is on a boat. If I am being honest, I have never understood the want to be on a boat, but then again, I get sea sick and so it’s just not the place for me.
I am glad that the band is getting gigs, it’s good for Mindy and for everyone. Julien has a crush on one of her bandmates and Mindy and Emily think this is a good opportunity to introduce them.
Only we find out that Benoit isn’t gay – Mindy’s been wrong this whole time. Julien is like umm.. and then it’s even worse for him when we find out that Benoit has been attracted to Mindy this whole time. And by worse, I mean for peoples egos, cause people were all wrong.
But I am happy that Mindy is going to get a love interest. I really love that they are growing her character this season. It’s so important to the overall story.
Emily in Paris is streaming now on Netflix.