What a fucking amazing season finale!
Look, I am fully aware that we have to leave things on a cliffhanger, because that’s what television does. Do I agree with it? NOPE. I like knowing that I am getting another season before I get a cliffhanger like the one that we just got.
Cause HOLY SHIT, what is going to happen?
We know that Emily in Paris will always leave off with a WHAT THE FUCK and OMFG. And this second season did not disappoint. There was so much that happened in this episode that I am equal parts experiencing whiplash and anger and so much love for this show.
What I have realized is that I would have wanted more from this season. More of Madeline against Sylvie. More of Pierre and all his drama. More of Gregory. More time of Mindy and Benoit. More.
We just need more.
With Madeline there, I wish she would have been there sooner, but I also know that this is setting up for an amazing season 3. And so before I even get to this, I am really going to know if there is going to be one. Like, after the shit that Netflix pulled with Julie and the Phantoms, I am really not trusting and believing in anything.
Madeline thinks that Sylvie is cooking the books, and she definitely doesn’t like her. But what I am having trouble with is that they expect us to believe that Madeline is the big time corporate executive, but she’s acting like a teenager. She is so whatever about so many things that I am not sure how to take her.
But what I am not understanding is that if Sylvie is so good at her job (which she is) why is Madeline not trying to communicate on her level? I feel like Madeline is jealous that she doesn’t have direct control over Emily anymore, because she keeps assuring Emily that she’s okay. Like why would Emily be worried?
But back to Sylvie. Madeline’s inability to try and get to know everyone there and take the different cultures into play is both insulting to them and shows a lack of leadership. So I am not shocked that Sylvie is annoyed with her.
Savior has always been about luxury. Sylvie wants it to remain that way. Madeline wants the company to grow. And yes, I totally get the wanting the company to grow, but sometimes the exclusivity of things is equally as important.
But when Madeline insists that they try and land Gregory as a client, even though Pierre would have a heart attack, you know that Sylvie is pissed. In her head, she understands that Madeline will never understand what luxury is and for her that’s a breaking point.
“Your company is a subsidiary of an American conglomerate,” Madeline says.
And I really think that the person who needs to be fired here may be Madeline. She’s in this my balls are bigger than yours argument, but what she’s done is isolate everyone. Sylvie pretends to fall in line, but puts Emily in charge of getting Gregory to sign and invite Pierre to his fashion show.
I think we all knew that there would come a point where Emily would be put in the center more than she has. But that doesn’t mean that it’s an easy place to be. No shockers that Julien comes to Emily’s rescue and takes her to a bar where Gregory should be. And yes, we find Gregory there, putting money into a g-string. I have never seen someone look so comfortable and chic in a club, like Gregory. He owns the room.
Emily manages to convince him that he should give them a try and also manages to pitch an idea for a show – Let Them Eat Cake.
Normally the fact that she’s pitching this shit so last minute would annoy me, because it’s so unbelievable, but I realize that you have to detach yourself. Instead I am like get yours Emily, sign that man.
Sylvie has set her plans in motion and you know that it is something big, cause she calls in her husband. Which hey one thing that I can respect about Sylvie is that she knows how to keep relationships.
Sylvie’s boyfriend though is a little shocked by the whole situation. But hey, he’s gotta get with the program. Sylvie’s husband buys her out of the club in St. Tropez so she can start her own PR firm. I love that he’s there for her and wants to make sure that she’s happy.
Mindy and the band have a gig that night at a club, and my goodness I was so nervous for Mindy, because well lets face it – she’s been through a lot. But my favorite thing is her performance. She’s found her footing and her happiness and I think we can all agree that we’ve been hoping for that.
My issue – Alfie takes it upon himself to confront Gabriel. Like who do you think you are? Just cause a penis has entered a vagina you do not have exploration rights. And if that is the case – Gabriel can pull rank.
Gabriel is as unconvincing as Emily is with the this is over thing, but we all know that what him and Emily have is nowhere close to over. But neither are ready to admit it.
At least there is one persons whose relationship is getting better. Mindy and Benoit are making out by the end of the performance.
As we’re wrapping up Mindy’s storyline for the season, one thing that I am really hoping that they will do in season 3 is that we’re get more of her and her family. I feel like that’s such a big part of her that we are missing. And I think that her and her parents make up such a huge part of who she is that I feel like we’re missing a part of her not seeing that part.
Fast forward to Versailles and the fashion show. It’s definitely a production, but so good. You can tell Pierre likes the attention he gets, but he’s not too pleased at the overall. He wants to be the center of attention and Gregory having something better than him. But it doesn’t really matter, because Pierre is firing Savoir. He wants to be with a French PR/Marketing house and Savoir is too American.
Sylvie then hands Madeline everyones resignation letters. Everyone has quit Savoir. Madeline is taking them with her, as well as all the clients. Emily is blindsided. She’s hurt. As many struggles as she’s had, they’ve been her family. She’s hurt. She’s destroyed. She’s torn.
The scene of Sylvie, Luc, Julian, and everyone resigning is my favorite scene.
“Call it a French revolution,” Sylvie says. And I had to laugh and clap at the same time.
Emily has drinks with Alfie and he tells her that he was supposed to be back in London last week, but he stayed for her. They believe that they can make a long distance relationship work, which I admire. I didn’t think I would like Alfie as much as I do, but I do.
The next day, the office is empty, and Madeline is sitting at Sylvie’s desk. Madeline is optimistic, but something she says to Emily, basically about being able to mold her to be like her, scares me. I get the other things that are happening, but I don’t think that it’s right that she treats Emily like her accomplishments aren’t her own, but rather Madelines.
After all Madeline has been the train wreck that came in and destroyed everything in less than a week.
Emily gets an invite from Sylvie to lunch – which I am shocked about, but also thankful for. I need my core Savoir group back together.
At lunch, Emily wants to know why they didn’t tell her what they were doing. Sylvie tells her that they are starting their own firm and that Gregory joining them is conditional on Emily coming. Sylvie gives her a compliment – telling her that she’s really good at her job, which almost made me choke. Sylvie can say nice things!
This whole situation will keep Emily in Paris for longer. Emily wants and needs time to think.
Look, I love Chicago, and I can understand Emily wanting to go back. But she also has come so far in Paris and I would hate to see her give all of that up out of fear. She’s got a good life in Paris and there is nothing wrong with wanting to pursue it even further. She’s got all these opportunities to embrace.
And she needs this also to be able to allow herself to feel for Gabriel. She finally admits in a conversation with Mindy that she is in love with Gabriel. Mindy tells her to ignore “a manipulative pinky swear” and tell Gabriel has she feels.
Finally! Finally Emily can admit how she feels. I think it was one of the most important moments for her.
But as she gets all of the courage in the world and runs home to tell Gabriel how she feels. He opens the door and just as Emily is about to admit her feelings, Cami appears. Gabriel asked her to move in.
EX-SQUEEZE ME GABRIEL?
Talk about me suddenly wanting to kick the crap out of Cami – that pinkie swear was bullshit. How Emily didn’t beat her ass right there, I don’t understand. Cause I would have.
Of course we get a huge cliffhanger – with Emily calling Sylvie and saying she’s made her choice. There is only one choice – stay in Paris – fight for the life and love you deserve.
Emily in Paris is streaming now on Netflix.