Monday, January 3, 2022

What I’m Watching: Emily in Paris (Season Finale)

Emily in Paris: Season 2, Episode 10 “French Revolution” (B)

I’ve never been all that interested in the artistic expressions of some of the artists that Savoir represents as clients, and the feud between Grégory and Pierre that played out on the performance stage was the latest instance of that. What was more significant, however, was Pierre firing Savoir because he didn’t appreciate the new steps taken by the team, which of course fell squarely on Madeline because she overrode Sylvie when she said it wasn’t a good idea. That was evidently part of a larger plan, and having the three French employees quit was a dramatic moment that left Emily feeling very alone and shell-shocked. Sylvie calling her to ask if she wanted to have lunch presented a great job opportunity, humorously repeating her earlier line that it was nothing personal since she still doesn’t like Emily but is open to working with her. Emily was never supposed to stay in Paris but now she has an interesting option for the future, though Madeline isn’t likely to be happy about it if she’s now running an empty office all on her own, and theoretically Emily could be in a more senior position once she hires a new staff if she stuck with her. Thinking about long-distance with Alfie seems a bit premature, and the bigger issue is that, if Emily stays in Paris, she’s going to be too close to Gabriel and his newly reinstated relationship with Camille. Her manipulating the situation so that she could get back together with Gabriel while Emily was the only one respecting the deal that they made is no surprise, and I wonder how long it will take for Emily to finish saying what she was about to before she saw Camille inside. I’ve enjoyed this show’s second run and hope that there will be more in the future since it really is singularly light and entertaining television.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Lily Collins as Emily

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