Saturday, January 1, 2022

What I’m Watching: Emily in Paris

Emily in Paris: Season 2, Episode 3 “Bon Anniversaire!” (B+)

An intimate dinner party might have seemed like a fun way for Emily to celebrate her birthday, but it ended up as the perfect opportunity for her relationship with Gabriel to be revealed, which is going to cause her a great deal of stress going forward. Julien seems to have taken over the burden of the working dynamic with Pierre, causing him to miss Emily’s party, but at least it might help smooth things over between him and Emily given the viciousness of their exchange at the office. Sylvie has a better read on how Emily is functioning, telling her that it’s not too late to start smoking, and she threw in a reminder of that offer when Camille came down and screamed at them. Had she not made a big deal about how the pan wasn’t Gabriel’s, Camille might not have put the pieces together and realized that he was the one Emily was having the affair with, per Mathieu’s very informative response to her attempted defense of her former best friend. Things were going much better between Emily and Camille earlier on in the episode, when Emily was uncomfortable around all the topless women at the spa, and I suspect it’s going to take a lot more than Emily’s typical fixes to be able to get Camille to even speak to her again. Living in the same building as Gabriel isn’t going to make that process any easier since they’re bound to run into each other very often.

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