'Emily in Paris' Season 2 Ending Explained: Is Emily back to square one with Gabriel?
With things progressing so well in Emily's life, why does she feel like something's missing?
Season 2 of 'Emily in Paris' showcased Emily's growth in both her personal and professional lives. She diligently takes up a lot of responsibilities, realizing she is definitely a lot more capable than she's given credit for, and delivers outstandingly.
Starring Lily Collins (as Emily Cooper) in the lead, 10 episodes walk us through Paris in Em's shoes, as she goes from a meaningful night to "just friends" with Gabriel (played by Lucas Bravo), does surprisingly well as a social media marketing manager at Savoir, gets pally with three colleagues, is possibly the best friend and roommate Mindy could ask for, and lastly, rekindles her friendship with Camille, after breaking her trust - which says a lot about Emily as a person.
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Things certainly are looking up for Emily Cooper, in literally every aspect of her life. She's thriving in her career, has found a friend and lover in Alfie (played by Lucien Leon Laviscount), and is living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. What could possibly go wrong?
The last episode of the 10 part series is where guts drop, and everything takes a complete 360! After Pierre Cadault's (played by Jean-Christophe Bouvet) fashion display that was aided by Savoir's marketing, he preaches about how he isn't onboard working with Americans, and that the French have the best taste in such matters. Madeline (plated by Kate Walsh), the owner of Savoir, feels humiliated after he gives her an earful.
Of course, Mads (short for Madeline) is furious at Sylvie and the team for their ignorance and is nearly about to fire her, when Sylvie herself announces that she is resigning. Luc and Julien quit with her as well. Mads is now left with just Emily, to start afresh, and basically builds a brand marketing agency from scratch.
When out of sorts, Emily is invited by the now ex-Savoir trio to join their brand new firm, headed by Sylvie herself, with Pierre Cadault as one of the long-term clients. Em also has to make a call with Alfie, who's due to head back to London soon, since his Paris project is done.
The right answers are right in front of Emily, but she feels like although she's sure to stay back in Paris for longer than expected, it's really because Paris and, most importantly, Gabriel, has her heart. When she rushes to tell him how she feels, Emily learns that Camille is moving in with Gabriel; the two are back together.
The final leg of the episode shows a wet-eyed Emily on the phone with Sylvie, saying, "I've made my decision".
Does Emily take up Sylvie on her offer? Is this the end for her and Gabriel? Will Emily endure long-distance for Alfie? A ton of questions but we need a new season for answers. Let's hope we see a third season soon. Stay tuned for more updates!
Season 2 of 'Emily in Paris' is available to stream on Netflix.