In Emily in Paris Episode 2, Emily gets her first assignment from Sylvie, and it’s not as exciting as she’d have hoped. Plus, Doug bails on his visit.
Emily’s adjustment to Paris continues to be rocky in Emily in Paris Episode 2. After a five-mile run, she mistakenly tries to enter her downstairs neighbor Gabriel’s apartment again. Luckily for her, he doesn’t appear to mind, if his flirtatious banter is any indication. Then she steps outside on her way to work and immediately steps in a pile of dog poop.
A woman pauses for a cigarette nearby and pays zero attention to her meandering pup. Emily takes a photo of her behind, hashtagging it #mindthemerde, and notices her follower count has taken white the uptick. She now has more than 1,000 followers and many of her posts are raking in hundreds of interactions.
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While her social media might be on the rise, things at Savoir are only improving in tiny increments. She impresses Julien with her moxie, using her phone to translate “go f**k yourself” in French after he calls her a “la plouc” again.
Emily in Paris Episode 2: Emily charms the sexy married CEO of perfume/cologne brand De L’Heure.
Then, during a meeting with Sylvie, she scores an invite to a party for a major perfume client called De L’Heure, headed by the handsome, charming — very married — Antoine Lambert (William Abadie). Antoine takes an immediate liking to Emily and her American ideas for marketing their brand. She tells him his perfume is like “wearing poetry.”
Antoine clearly has more than business on the mind when chatting to Emily, and it seems like Sylvie takes notice while watching them interact on the terrace.
Emily pays the price for Antoine’s flirty behavior at work the next day. Paul stops by her desk to tell her Antoine asked for her personally to work on the marketing for his team, but Sylvia has other ideas. She wants Emily to work on Vaja-Jeune, a “necessity” to help older women who struggle with arousal. In reality, it’s a punishment for being “too friendly” with Antoine.
As Julien tells Emily after, Sylvie is Antoine’s mistress! No wonder she didn’t like seeing him take a liking to Emily.
Emily in Paris Episode 2: Emily discovers Gabriel’s day job.
Shocked by that juicy gossip, Emily asks Mindy out to dinner to dish. Mindy thinks Antoine’s wife probably knows and approves of his extramarital affair. According to her, the French are romantic, but they’re also realists. Affairs are tolerated between spouses — an idea that bamboozles Emily.
During dinner, Emily learns more about her new friend. Mindy’s father is the “Zipper King” of China. He’s wanted nothing more than for his daughter to take over the business. Mindy would rather do anything else. She came to Paris for school and then dropped out, resulting in her dad cutting her off, granting her freedom.
Their conversation comes to a natural end as their meals arrive. Emily starts acting like a Karen (sorry, but it’s true) over her steak, which she thinks is still raw. Her continued back-and-forth with the waiter results in the chef coming to the table. Guess who it is? Gabriel!
Suddenly Emily says everything is fine and even gives the steak a try as is, surprisingly finding it tender and delicious.
“Bon appétit ladies.”
As Mindy says, “I’d bone appétit him!”
Emily in Paris Episode 2: Emily breaks up with Doug.
On the day Doug is supposed to arrive in Paris, Emily spends time buying some last-minute goodies and continuing to raise her social media profile (she’s got more than 5,600 followers now).
She calls Doug to touch base before his flight only to learn he isn’t getting on a plane. He gives her some lame speech about loving their life in Chicago and not knowing how to do long-distance. He even asks her to give up her dream job to come back home. Thankfully, Emily doesn’t waste any more time on Doug and dumps him.
Paris’s gloomy weather on the morning after matches Emily’s crappy mood.
Social media update: [Rainy day in Paris] Paris is weeping.
She receives her Vagin-Jeune product (translation: young vagina — “I guess everyone wants one”) and starts concocting her marketing strategy. But when Emily translates “vagina” to French, she gets “le vagin.”
Storming into Sylvie’s office, she questions why vagina is masculine and not feminine.
”Maybe because a vagina is something women own but man possesses?”
”Your language is seriously effed up.”
Emily in Paris Episode 2: Emily impresses the Vaja-Jeune CEO.
Commiserating with Mindy, Emily second-guesses coming to Paris. Was it a mistake? Will she ever adapt? Mindy cheers her up. It’s PARIS! It’s the most exciting city in the world! Anything could happen and she’s not alone anymore. Everyone needs a friend like Mindy.
Social media update: [Photo of Vaga-Jeune products] Vagina is not male!
Plus, it turns out she was right. Bridgette Marcon, the Vaja-Jeune CEO, saw Emily’s post and retweeted it.
While celebrating Paul’s last day at Savoir at their favorite lunch spot, Paul gets a message from Bridgette about loving Emily’s post, just as she walks by. They invite her to join them and Paul thanks her for giving him a memorable last day.
The group toasts her, even a reluctant Sylvie who is obviously irritated by Emily’s success.
”To our American Vaja-Jeune!”
Emily in Paris Episode 2: Shop Emily’s looks
- Emily’s party outfit: an Alexandre Vauthier Strapless cotton-velvet mini dress with a black tulle dress, an homage to Carrie Bradshaw’s skirt homage to Carrie’s tulle skirt in the series finale of Sex and the City. You can buy it from Matches Fashion.
- The Dolce & Gabbana off-the-shoulder lily print dress she wears at the office, is unfortunately sold out.
- The shoes Emily wears during the break-up scene, paired with the ruffled white midriff-baring top are Christian Louboutin Agneska Multi-Patent Calfskin Pumps.
All ten episodes of Emily in Paris Season 1 are now streaming on Netflix.