Dreams. We all have dreams. Things we want to come true, things that just stay in our head, things that we don’t work towards. But dreams are dreams and sometimes, when we have other people supporting us on our dreams, it becomes a nightmare and you have to find your way to the balance.
Emily is in Paris living her dreams. She’s figuring out what she wants, how she wants it, and what she’s going to do. But in that, her dreams keep changing, even though we’re not sure that she’s noticing that her dreams are changing. And the people that are around her are changing those dreams.
Just like Gabriel is living his dream, his new restaurant opening in Paris. But Antoine, who is the person helping his dreams come true, has a different vision for Gabriel’s dream. And that, well that, can only cause chaos.
But that’s the the beauty of drama and dreams – they keep you on your toes.
SYLVIE IS LIVING HER BEST LIFE
When the photos come back from the party on the boat, Emily notices that Erik, the photographer, has taken quite the interest in Sylvie. Almost every picture has her in it. Sylvie, of course, is like he’s too young. But the moment Emily walks out, she calls him. She says that they should get together and talk about the photos.
What this leads to is Sylvie having sex. Erik treats her like a queen and she appreciates every moment of it. His smile, his touch, his laughter – makes Sylvie feel alive. And personally, I think that’s a great thing. What I also think is that I feel bad for Sylvie, because she gives Erik a job and it feels like she gives it because that’s how she thinks she can keep him or reward him. I am not sure.
But as smart as Sylvie is, she seems to not realize her worth. She’s strong. She’s independent. She’s this fierce woman. However, Sylvie seems to fear letting people in.
She deserves happiness and it’s nice to see her find that with this man. She’s so happy that she’s even bringing breakfast into the office. Luc tells Emily it’s because Sylvie is having sex, it’s the only time that she allows food in.
THE 11 O’CLOCK DEAL
It all starts that morning when Gabriel shows up at Emily’s apartment to tell her that her post calling him hot chef, feels lazy. He manages to get that dig in there, about her not trying because she’d be leaving France and doesn’t care.
Lord these two need to get out of their own way.
Emily explains all of the things that she is doing and he reminds her no more than 50 reservations allowed. She’s listening to him, but when Sylvie gives her Antoine’s list, it doesn’t matter. He’s got like 150 people on there.
Gabriel is not going to be happy.
Sylvie insists that all will not show and that Emily shouldn’t worry. That’s definitely a clear sign to worry in my opinion. And to top it off, Sylvie decides that she’s not going to the opening, Emily is on her own.
I can’t even explain my smile when I see that the restaurant has opened. Of course it doesn’t take but a second to see that Antoine and Gabriel are not even on the same page.
Emily is a workaholic, but I respect that. I don’t see any issue with it, but then again, I am a workaholic also. I get her mindset. Managing everyone emotions is not an easy task so like that’s a little frustrating.
She does make time for French. It is very important to her. Alfie gives his speech and basically calls Emily boring and that she has funny clothes.
She’s mad. I can’t blame her. That’s embarrassing. Emily hands his ass to him, but he tells her that she’s boring and not spontaneous.
I don’t blame Emily for her workaholic ways. It’s how we are. But I also think that she doesn’t think about it because this isn’t work to her. This is just doing things that she loves.
And part of what she loves is openings.
She is at the restaurant and Gabriel is being kind of a dick, but I do think that is because he’s stressed.
Alfie calls Emily and wants to take her out, because he feels bad. When she tells him he’s at a work event, he tells her again that she’s basically boring.
Emily is everywhere and trying to keep things civilized. Mindy shows up and she’s getting drunk and telling Emily that Benoit has a thing for her. But it keeps getting louder and louder. Gabriel gets mad and quits, Antoine firing him at the same time.
I couldn’t help but laugh, because men… they fight over the weirdest things. But also it made me angry cause it gave Cami an opening to being able to being able to manipulate the situation.
Long story short, Gabriel comes back. Emily’s brokered a deal with Antoine that they wouldn’t turn up the music until 11pm, after dinner service.
Compromise. It’s a wonderful thing.
So, the newest account at work is Vespa. They are coming out with a Dior designed Vespa and Savoir is their agency.
It is BEAUTIFUL.
Julian heads off to be at Pierre’s photo shoot and he’s taken with the photographers agent. Coming off the rejection of Benoit he doesn’t know what to do. But Pierre’s having an amazing time, he loves his shoot, and he loves the fact that he’s the center of attention.
Julian is mistaken as Pierre’s assistant, but when he says who he is – the agent starts to take him more seriously. He loves the photographer, Ellen Unwerth, and suggests that she shoot the Vespa campaign.
Gerhard, the agent, talks her into it, but Sylvie isn’t having it. Only she doesn’t have any choice, because Ellen’s agent has already called Vespa.
Now, my favorite thing about this is when the Vespa arrives and they go out to take pictures with it. Emily swipes it and heads out to french class and picks up Alfie along the way. He’s impressed by her and I am hating it because I am loving them together.
Nope, I will not be deterred from my ship.
Gabriel and Emily forever.
- Mindy and Benoit singing… tears actually came to my eyes.
- I love the fashion so much
- Cami is horrible. I said what I said.
Emily in Paris is streaming now on Netflix.