Sometimes I think that part of the beauty of Emily In Paris is the optimism that Emily has. She believes the best in everyone, even when us, the viewer, watches and knows that the best is not what Emily is getting. She wants to think that everyone has the best of intentions and that they would be there for her like she is there for them.
Emily is not without her share of mistakes. She’s definitely not a saint. But what she is – is human. I get that I am hard on Cami and the way that she is manipulating the situation, but I also would like to state that I have been hard on Emily too. She’s messing with people’s feelings by not being honest.
But lets also be real, a lot of these characters issues could be solved if they were all just honest. Foreign concept, I know.
That being said, what makes Emily endearing is that even though she has the best of intentions. Cami on the other hand… doesn’t.
In the attempt to make things better between her and Cami, as well as do a good job on the Champere account, Emily has a plan for a hopefully viral campaign. The campaign is sexually suggestive – basics are popping a top. The things that I could say to that, but I am feeling tame today.
However, Cami’s Dad… well, he’s going rogue and has his own idea of how Champere should be marketed. He likes the recognition, the attention, and he’s just an all around ham. He may be the only person in that family that I like. He’s the only person who doesn’t seem like an asshole.
But lets digress a bit.
Emily and Alfie end up at Gabriels restaurant. In the last episode Gabriel had said that he wanted Emily to be happy, but he didn’t want to have to see her with someone else. Yet, he’s keeping them at the restaurant and giving them free food. He’s over feeding them so that they can’t have sexy time.
Gabriel and Emily have a bunch of barbs at each other, but it’s because these two have a lot of unresolved feelings. We all know that. We love the fact that these two are trading shade, because we want to keep seeing their feelings. We want to know that they haven’t completely given up on each other. And if you don’t – well, than you have bad taste is ships, because these two belong together.
When Emily and Alfie leave, he burps in Emily’s face – effectively ending the night. Gabriel has a smirk and one can’t really blame him. He’s fighting for Emily in his own way. Game on, I guess.
But the person really playing a game is Cami. Cami and Emily head to hear families house to collect content for the campaign. Cami is still acting like nothing is wrong, that everything is great. But we all know that she’s full of shit and her intentions aren’t pure.
As if things aren’t complicated enough in Emily’s life also present is Cami’s little brother and his friends. Personally I think Cami’s Mom did that for embarrassing Emily. I don’t trust her either.
As if things couldn’t get worse, Cami’s Dad accidentally cuts off his finger while “popping the top” for the campaign. Her Dad wants to be the face of the brand – which hey, ok. It is his brand. As Julian had said in the meeting, maybe he could become an icon. But I don’t think I would ever cut the top of a bottle off with a machete.
Cami fainting when her Dad cut off his finger and Emily having to find the finger and hold it, I was gagging. Then when she had to drive… hahaha. Not that anyone cutting off their finger is funny.
Gabriels server tells him about the finger being cut off and he calls. Cami misses the call, so he calls the house line, and her Mom manipulates Gabriel into coming to the Chateau. I am so so confused as to why they are so intent on punishing Emily, but acting like Gabriel is innocent.
Returning from the hospital, Emily falls asleep, and wakes up to hear everyone laughing. She sees Gabriel there and its so awkward. I woulda ran. Emily is not having a good day. That night when she is in her room, Cami comes to talk to her, and then Gabriel comes knocking on the door.
Boy you don’t go to Emily’s room in Cami’s house. Are you insane?
Cami makes things completely awkward when she asks Gabriel to sit down with them and then they start talkng about how her family cares about him. He’s saying he’s happy to be back there, he always sleeps so well in the house.
And Cami, as if she’s not manipulative enough, says, “maybe it was who you were sleeping with, but lets see how you do alone.”
Emily says that she’s tired and starts to leave. They both look at her and she realizes its her room and heads back in.
The next morning, Emily hears more laughter and looks out the window. She sees Gabriel and Cami walking, happy together. That has to sting.
And you can tell that it hurts, by the look on her face. She needs to leave, and does just that. Cami offers to give her a ride, but Emily says no, that she needs to get back.
I think that all of these characters are seeing all of the pain that they are causing. Everyone except Cami. Cami only sees her end game and doesn’t care who she hurts along the way, taking no responsibility for her own actions.
I love seeing Sylvie in love or lust. Whatever it is. She’s calm, at ease. As if she’s just wanted her life to be someone needing her but being afraid to let someone in. But Erik keeps her at peace and I think that she feels like she’s holding onto a bit of her youth.
I about choked when she started making out with Erik and didn’t see Antoine. She didn’t know what to say, but liked to keep her personal life private. She introduces him, and then when they leave she explains that she likes to keep her personal life private.
But that doesn’t work for Erik. He wants to have a relationship where they can be together.
Sylvie feels awkward because of the age difference, I get that. But fuck it – age is a number, but it doesn’t have to define you. But don’t think that Antoine didn’t waste a chance to call Sylvie and tells her that she looks ridiculous with a young man on her arm. But she tells him she doesn’t give a flying fuck what he thinks. And I love her for it.
But what I will thank Antoine for is that he motivates Sylvie to go to the lunch that Erik invited her to. I loved seeing her see that she’s worthy of relationships and shouldn’t be embarrassed or worried about what people think.
And at that lunch, when the waitress asks Sylvie what her son will be ordering, she stands up and says he’ll be having her.
Kudos Sylvie. Put people in their place.
- With Emily out of town, Mindy has a chance to have the apartment for her and Benoit. She’s nervous and excited. She’s adorbs. Like a young girl in love for first time.
- Cami’s brother telling Emily that they should see other people, I fell on my ass and started laughing. Oh sweet child.
Emily in Paris is streaming now on Netflix.