Sunday, December 25, 2022

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

Emily in Paris: Season 3, Episode 10 “Charade” (B)

Well, this does not play out exactly as I had expected it would. Camille dismissed Emily’s concerns about her fling with Sofia as meaningless when Emily was well aware that she was talking on the phone to her after seeing them fighting at the restaurant, but then she went ahead and torpedoed her wedding during the ceremony because she saw Gabriel kissing Emily’s hand. The speed at which things move on this show is at times quite hard to believe, like how Luc just happened to have an ex-girlfriend who is quite unpleasant and who had broken up with him because he spilled the beans to everyone he met that she was involved in the Michelin star process. The fact that Gabriel wasn’t even present at the restaurant when she came back to eat again and the grandmother who loved Gabriel so much but hated Camille was cooking instead of being at their engagement party didn’t exactly track, and Nicholas and Mindy helicoptering in so they wouldn’t miss the party was much more distracting than heroic since they could have just been on time. Benoît was thrilled about Eurovision but may not mind that Mindy moved on to be with Nicholas so quickly, and the very busy rich man did manage to make peace with Emily. But everything fell apart thanks to Camille’s mid-wedding announcement, which was enough to make Alfie instantly abandon Emily despite having no inkling of their relationship before that. Gabriel revealing that Camille is pregnant most definitely complicates things. Julien planning his exit and Sylvie navigating her own personal-business conflicts should be major plot points in the start of season four, something I’ll plan to watch since this show offers some consistently entertaining if far from believable entertainment.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Lucas Bravo as Gabriel

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