Now, we’re shocked and then we’re not – because as we start episode two of Emily in Paris – Emily still has a job. Yes, Sylvie fired her, but Madeline, she didn’t. We’re definitely not surprised, because Madeline is dependent on Emily and she doesn’t know what to do without Emily.
Madeline wants to be seen as a success and that’s definitely not something that she’s being seen as, because of all of the chaos happening. I wonder if she even told Chicago what happened with Emily? I am thinking no.
See, it doesn’t really matter what Emily would do, because it wasn’t about Emily. It as about Madeline. With everything that happens, it’s all about Madeline saving herself and I don’t think that Emily sees that. What she sees is that she needs to make things right, because she screwed up.
BUT – that being said, I don’t think that Emily lives completely in reality. Then again, not mad about that. Feel like that’s just part of what the charm of this show is. The craziness. The insanity. The IDGAF, lets suspend reality. And well, reality is definitely being suspended. Emily’s recognized that she’s burned a bridge with Sylvie (though I think that Sylvie has burned enough bridges in life that no bridge is really suspended with her). She knows that she’s gotta make up with Madeline – but again, I don’t think that it would be hard.
Yet, after the end of the last episode, i am going to need to understand why she would think that her and Alfie are still together? I am pretty sure that was a breakup. Like she couldn’t commit to coming to London, she wasn’t there for his goodbye party, and she doesn’t recognize that she always puts work first.
If you remember in the first episode, Mindy got that call from the jazz club to perform on her own. She’s basically ghosted them, because she’s got loyalty to the boys. Now, I do get this and I do think it’s admirable, but I also do think that she needs a job. She’s living with Emily and that’s totally fine. But doesn’t she want to be able to afford things? Maybe she has something that she can do and I just know nothing about it – but as I dedicate myself to watching these shows, I don’t think that I have missed anything about Mindy doing more.
Then again, maybe she has a trust fund.
But speaking of trust – Madeline’s back at work and she’s gotta find someone that she trusts to run Savior. Agence Grateau has to find clients that trust to take them on. Everyone is struggling to find a way to one up the other, but what they are ending up doing is getting in each others way. It’s not a good look when they get into an argument right in the middle of Tiffany’s. See Sylvie has originally set the meeting, but Madeline was like it’s with Savior, we’re going.
What the argument does is cause Madeline to go nuclear and she reminds them all of their non-compete clause that was in their contracts. While I will forever say that this is a great plot line, I will also say that I do not think that these guys wouldn’t have known about that. Didn’t they all have people look at their contracts? I mean when starting a new company, I would think it’s one of the first things that someone would do.
But when faced with the realization that they can’t take clients with them, things get worse. Sylvie is highly annoyed, but I have to say that it kinda takes me out of the story, because I don’t see Sylvie making this mistake. I would have seen her crossing her I’s and dotting her T’s.
But I am fully aware of plot points and what they are. We need to propel things forward.
Now, before I start complaining even more, I am loving season 3, but I really wish that we would have had Emily choosing Sylvie, and Savior going strong and that would have led to people competing against each other. The drama, the intrigue – the shit that could have come out of that. So many things I would have loved to have seen.
But instead we’re here with different people than we’ve known. It doesn’t feel like the Sylvie of the past and maybe that’s because she has her own company now.
Madeline is making sure that everyone knows if they are working with Sylvie that the companies lawyers will be on the quicker than their heads can spin. When they head to see Antoine, Emily finds out that Alfie is back in town. He’s been back in town and is working for Antoine.
Only he didn’t tell Emily and that’s all that she can focus on. When she leaves work and heads to Gabriels restaurant she finds out that everyone has known about Alfie being back.
Everyone but her.
They all honored his wishes by not telling her, but like if I was her, I wouldn’t accept that. Like, for real bitches, I was your friend first. He wouldn’t be here in this group without me. Where is the loyalty here?
I don’t think that Emily likes confrontation, because when she ends up having dinner with Alfie she’s smiling and acting like nothing happened and everything is great. But nothing is great. Aflie is hurt and rightfully so. TBH, she needs to realize that she’s sabotaging her own relationships and that’s part of the problem. Alfie put himself out there and Emily just didn’t react in a way that would make him (or anyone really) see that she cares.
I am all for being driven, but I have learned that you also have to balance life. I am thankful that Mindy is willing to put herself out there and in a kind way tell Emily just how stupid she’s being when it comes to Alfie.
It doesn’t take long though before Emily’s mind went back to work. She teamed up with Luc to approach Madeline about asking Sylvie to come back. Madeline does agree that it is the best choice and so she decides to apologize. However, at the event they have to go talk to Sylvie at – the cardinal rule of fashion is broken. Two people can not wear the same dress.
And look, my idea of fashion is limited, but the dress that they both choose is a nightmare. Who wore it better? Neither one of them. That shit is just ugly.
What we do get at this event is meeting a new character – Nicolas de Leon, the hot model looking dude heir to JVMA. Like he’s really hot. However something about him just throws me off immediately. Not sure I like him.
The shock that we also get here is that Pierre has sold his company to JVMA, which means that Sylvie’s agency has lost their only client. Everything is going to hell in a hand basket, but Sylvie may have one reprieve. See, Nicolas calls her to meet. He wants her to come in house and work on Pierre’s account.
Sylvie has learned after refusing Madeline’s offer that she needs to speak with Luc and Julien. They both agree that though it’s a good offer but they want to do this on their own. While I can totally get behind this, I really do hope that everyone works everything out.
Speaking of working shit out – Emily needs to do that with Alfie. She’s at an event where Mindy is singing, tagging along with Gabriel and Cami. Alfie arrives and he doesn’t want to talk about their relationship. He’s actually really cold.
Emily knows that she needs to put herself out there, just like Alfie had been doing. But how can you catch up on that all in one act? Well apparently that’s taking the stage and singing. I admit that I watched that through my shirt, cause I felt embarrassed, but also was like we should all have that kinda courage to fight for the ones that we love.
Or you know, wanna pretend we love cause we’re actually in love with our ex.