Bonjour, mes amies! I love a good excuse to drag out my rusty French. We are here to discuss the season 1 finale of Netflix’s new drama series Emily in Paris.
The series stars Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, an idealistic American woman who is sent to Paris to work for an esteemed French marketing firm. Along the way, Emily makes friends as well as enemies, all while entangling herself in several complicated romantic situations. The series is like a European version of Gossip Girl.
Is Emily in Paris good?
I will say that while the fashion and scenery in Emily in Paris are fantastic, a criticism of the show is that the depictions of French citizens and culture are not so flattering. I am not the only one with this opinion. Characters in the show repeatedly describe the French as mean, ungrateful, and adulterous. Paris is depicted as a platform for debauchery and sex appeal, rather than the gorgeous historical center that I know it to be.
Coming from someone who has actually visited Paris, I would recommend that you actually visit the city before letting Emily in Paris make up your mind for you. When I visited Paris, the locals treated my family with respect and kindness, and not one person made fun of my poor French accent. In fact, people were happy that I was attempting to speak French at all! Watching the show makes me wonder if series creator Darren Star has even visited Paris in his lifetime.
Regardless, if you’re wondering how the first season of Emily in Paris came to an end, then you’ve come to the right place.
What happens at the end of Emily in Paris?
In the season finale of Emily in Paris, Emily goes on a date with Mathieu, but they are interrupted by a work crisis. Emily helps designer Pierre Cadault (Jean-Christophe Bouvet) put on a successful fashion show, despite some initial setbacks. After Mindy (Ashley Park) is fired, she moves in with Emily.
After hosting a celebratory dinner at Les Deux Comperes, Emily and Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) give in to their mutual attraction. In the end, Antoine (William Abadie) offers Gabriel a much needed financial boost, meaning that Gabriel can stay in Paris. However, the final episode ends with Camille (Camille Razat) asking Emily if they can talk about Gabriel, leaving our heroine apprehensive.
Fans will just have to wait and see if they’ll be getting a second season of Emily in Paris!