While there are many things that we can talk shit about when it comes Emily in Paris, but our love for this show makes us appreciate it so much that we don’t care about all of the things that we can’t believe could happen. We care about the joy that this show brings us.
While we weren’t understanding of how forgiveness is flowing so freely in Emily in Paris, because we’re not as forgiving, but like, we need to stop for a second and realize that this is a story propeller. The people who are forgiving and the people who aren’t.
We start this episode with Emily and Alfie in bed. Nothing wrong with makeup sex – we should be toasting that and doing that (in a healthy way of course). Makeup sex is good (we’re blunt, so not making excuses about that). While we would have thought that the two would be staying in bed all day, the biggest shocker here is Alfie says that they need to get up and get things done.
Am I in the twilight zone, because that’s not something you’d expect to hear from Alfie. Emily yes. Alfie no.
But this episode is a lot about the drama between Sylvie and Madeline. They both are still doing everything that they can to piss the other one off. But we’ll get there.
One thing that we started this episode off thinking is that we’re hoping that sooner or later we are going to see the end of Madeline being in France. She’s a nuisance at this point and honestly, she’s one character that no matter what we do, we can’t find ourselves starting to like her. We’re tolerating here.
When Emily gets to work Madeline is upset that the elevator doesn’t work. She’s pressing the button over and over, even though she knows that it’s not going to come. So of course she expects Emily to handle this. God forbid Madeline have to walk up stairs.
Emily’s need to please is rising to the top of her personality again. She’s not willing to not let Madeline down, because of that and also because well… lets examine all of the ways that she’s already pissed off Madeline. Only we don’t have all of the time in the world, so we’ll let that go for a bit.
One thing that we’ve always loved about Emily in Paris is the relationship between her and Luc. They are besties, who really just understand each other. She calls for advice on how to handle Henri and Luc is giving her the best advice, but when Sylvie overhears him talking to Emilie she throws a fit.
But also it gives her an idea. She needs to find an office and has a brilliant idea. She’s going to get Henri to get rid of Savior. She’s going to secure the work life that she’s wanted – the one where she remains in charge. She’s smart and creative, she’s got a ton of drive, and she knows how to make a man fall to his knees.
We can appreciate that and we can learn from it.
Henri definitely can be one of the people that is swayed by Sylvie. She has a dinner set up with him and Luc and let me tell you, she turns on the charm. Like she’s definitely not letting shit go, she’s gonna stick it to Madeline.
Sylvie makes Henri think that she’s the victim here and it’s kinda sad, but also kinda funny. Henri is a man who doesn’t think that a person like Sylvie would like him, which makes me think worse of her. She’s playing with emotions, but that’s her move.
We all do it. We use what we can to our advantage. It’s human nature and as much as we’d like to think that everything will go our way – sometimes life requires a little manipulation. While Sylvie can be judged for it, personally she’s gotta do what she’s gotta do.
The whole dinner is cringy, but then again there are a lot of cringy moments. But TV is filled up with cringy moments. It’s part of what makes it so good.
Emily’s gone to see Mindy perform with Alfie, and well, as usual she can’t resist the urge to talk about work. You would think that she would learn, but she doesn’t. She asks about the possibility of Antoine going to work with Sylvie again, but Alfie’s not really not wanting to talk about it.
Lucas Laviscount is one of those actors that you lust after but you also respect as an actor. He brings Alfie to life in a way that you’re feeling for him, wanting to have him succeed, but you’re also like damn Emily, I will become a fictional character so that I can make Alfie fall in love with me.
Judge all you want for that crazy ass comment, but you can’t blame a girl for what her hormones see.
The next day, Henri’s taken torturing Madeline and Emily to a new level. He’s determined to get rid of them for Sylvie, so he makes their life miserable. It’s hot AF and you know, turning on the radiator to heat them out is a good idea. Letting a pigeon loose in the place. He’s made Madeline absolutely miserable.
And it drives Madeline to be fine giving up the lease. She’s ready to go back to Chicago and tells Emily that it’s time for them to go home.
But how is it that Emily’s supposed to let go of the place where she’s found herself? How’s she supposed to let go of the most romantic decision that she’s ever made? Her life – hell her heart is in Paris. She stares out the window and she knows that this is the time where she has to speak her mind. She has to tell Madeline, no.
She’s staying in Paris. She knows that this may not be the thing that Madeline wants to hear, but for Emily, she’s found her voice and she’s not going to let go of that.
And that’s a powerful moment.
Season 3 of Emily in Paris is streaming now on Netflix.
- Mindy performing is everything. We absolutely love hearing her sing.
- We feel like that ending of seeing Emily’s desk empty, it’s like telling us that something is coming
- We love all the little easter eggs in this show.
- The fashion – LOVE IT.