Sunday, January 2, 2022

What I’m Watching: Emily in Paris

Emily in Paris: Season 2, Episode 7 “The Cook, the Thief, Her Ghost and His Lover” (B)

Hot temperatures are certainly equivalent on this show to sexual tension building, though there wasn’t quite as much sex or flirtation in this episode as in the one before it. Benoit was not at all concerned about Mindy’s falafel breath, and they’re evidently going down that path even though it might damage their professional relationship, though Mindy is worried that her celebrity identity could tank their romance first. After not being nice to her, Alfie managed to entice Emily with his terrible French and the fact that he had air conditioning in his apartment, and the only real obstacle to them getting together was him not being able to undo her shirt. She sent him a lot of messages the next day when she was convinced that he was ghosting her, and the news that he wasn’t unfortunately came along with Gabriel learning about their newfound relationship, which hurt him given the pretense Emily had made up about why they couldn’t be together. Running into him moments earlier wearing Alfie’s jacket was awkward, but now he’s going to either be mad at her or try to win her back, which is not going to help her deal with Camille. I was surprised to see Kate Walsh back as Madeline since I had forgotten her role in this show’s pilot, and I’m curious if this now means she might decide to move to France and play a bigger part in season three. Sylvie deciding that the firm wasn’t going to promote the very American Pelotech bike was an unexpected move, but not quite as much as her taking the bike home so that she could use it on her own.

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