Emily in Paris Season 2 premiered this morning on Netflix, bringing us back to the dreamy, decadent world of Emily Cooper (Lily Collins). When we last met the Chicago-based marketing whiz, she was dealing with quite the romantic conundrum. After a season of flirting, Emily and her neighbor Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) finally hooked up. However, Emily learned the next day that Gabriel wasn’t moving to Normandy after all, but staying in Paris to launch his own restaurant. That meant there was no reason for Gabriel to break up with long-time girlfriend (and Emily’s BFF) Camille (Camille Razat). Further complicating matters? Emily had started dating a wealthy fashion house heir! Quelle horreur!
Emily in Paris Season 2 digs into Emily’s complicated love life head on, starting the season with drama of all sorts between Emily and Gabriel and Camille. However by the end of Emily in Paris Season 2, our American girl has some new stress in her life. The second season of Emily in Paris ends with personal and professional conundrums for Em. Emily has found a sweet new romance with a British banker named Alfie (Lucien Laviscount), but she still harbors feelings for Gabriel. Meanwhile, Emily’s American boss Madeline (Kate Walsh) drops in on Savoir and immediately takes a dislike to Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu). Sensing her job is on the line, Sylvie hatches a plan to start her own marketing firm and she wants to take Emily with her!
The end of Emily in Paris has Emily wondering what it is she really wants. Does she want the relationship she should want – i.e. the one with stable and supportive Alfie? — or does she want to risk ruining her friendship with Camille for good to be with Gabriel? Likewise, will Emily strike out with Sylvie and the Savoir gang or return to a cushy corporate promotion in Chicago? WHAT CHOICE DID EMILY MAKE!?!? WHAT DID SHE SAY TO SYLVIE?!? WHY DID THE SHOW CUT TO BLACK?!?
Here’s the Emily in Paris Season 2 ending explained…
EMILY IN PARIS SEASON 2 ENDING EXPLAINED: WHAT DOES EMILY TELL SYLVIE ON THE PHONE?
Emily in Paris Season 2 ends on a cliffhanger. After having her declaration of love for Gabriel cut short by Camille, an upset Emily walks the streets of Paris. She then picks up the phone and calls Sylvie with her answer. Will Emily stick with long-time mentor Madeline and return to Chicago? Or will she leave her long-term job and cushy promotion to join Sylvie and the gang at the new firm? Well, Emily in Paris Season 2 ends before we find out! However, we’re pretty sure we know what Emily’s going to tell Sylvie…
Emily is totally going with Sylvie! C’mon! Even if Netflix somehow doesn’t greenlight a Season 3 of Emily in Paris Season 3, there’s no way Emily is going back to Chicago. The name of the show is Emily in Paris, duh! Also it becomes clear from Mad’s visit to the office that Emily has acclimated to France more than she thinks. From Madeline’s early hours to brusque business technique, Emily is now getting a new look at how rude her manner was when she first arrived in Paris. And just as she tells Gabriel, her year abroad is now a life abroad.
So, yeah, Emily is totally going to quit her job and join Sylvie. The bigger question is what is going on with Emily’s love life…
WILL EMILY DUMP ALFIE? DOES GABRIEL KNOW EMILY LOVES HIM? WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE EMILY/GABRIEL/CAMILLE/ALFIE LOVE QUADRANGLE?
One of the most explosive moments of Emily in Paris Season 2 is when Camille discovers Gabriel’s monogrammed omelette pan in Emily’s apartment. Meaning, Camille knows Gabriel and Emily hooked up. Camille explodes on Emily and our American heroine spends the better part of a season groveling in an attempt to make nice. She eventually comes to an impasse with Camille only after swearing to never start shit up with Gabriel. At the time, Emily doesn’t mind because she’s started dating her French class partner, Alfie. That all blows up in the Emily in Paris Season 2 finale.
In the Emily in Paris Season 2 finale, Alfie reveals that he has to go back to London, but he wants to try to make things work with Emily. At first, this seems like great news. Especially since he jokingly says he’ll let her micro-manage all the logistics to her heart’s content. However, when Emily gets Sylvie’s job offer, she’s forced to ask herself what she really wants. In a heart-to-heart with Mindy (Ashley Park), Emily lets it slip that she is in love with Gabriel. Mindy encourages Emily to go after what she really wants in both her personal and professional life.
Emily knocks on Gabriel’s door and begins to explain that she’s not only staying longer than a year in Paris, but has been avoiding him for a reason. She can’t share her real feelings because of…just then she hears Camille. Camille takes out Air Pods — meaning she didn’t hear Emily — and shares that Gabriel asked her to move in. The two aren’t just back together but living below Emily.
What does this mean? Well, Gabriel knows that Emily really does love him which will likely reignite the love triangle next season. Furthermore, if Emily in Paris Season 3 is a go, don’t expect Alfie and Emily’s long distance thing to work out after all. C’est dommage!
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