Emily in Paris season 3 episode 8 recap: Fashion Victim
Pierre’s death seems certain, but this is a 30-minute Netflix rom-com, after all. As a black-clad Sylvie and her employees stroll through a garden, they discuss Pierre Cadault in a way that makes us think he’s dead, but he’s not. They’re visiting him in the hospital where he seems to be thriving in recovery. Amid their conversation, Sylvie avoids work because, at this point, Pierre still doesn’t know he has been replaced by Gregory, who later expresses his disappointment about Pierre still being alive.
But there’s a good reason for that. As Sylvie learns, Gregory was once caught on camera “enjoying fellatio al fresco.” When Cadault got wind of the situation, he started calling the rival designer “Gag-ory” in discussions with the media, which caught on like wildfire.
Meanwhile, Emily tries to protect Pierre while he’s in the hospital and pleads with Nicolas to hold on announcing Gregory as the new leader of the Cadault line. Ever the businessman, Nicolas isn’t on board. So, Sylvie steps in and speaks with Louis de Leon, Nicolas’s dad and the head of the JVMA. Still, the elder de Leon refuses and leaves Nicolas in charge to make the final call about the announcement. But thanks to Louis’ somewhat creepy actions toward Sylvie when she worked as his assistant, the Grateau agency head leverages de Leon’s actions and subtly blackmails him. He’ll hold off on the announcement — for now. But later at Mindy’s performance, a frustrated Nicolas tells Emily the decision about Pierre is ultimately his — Sylvie shouldn’t have blackmailed his father like that.
After Mindy’s performance, Gabriel texts Emily asking her to get a drink. She finds him drinking Japanese whiskey on the bank of a Paris river, where he admits he thinks Camille is having an affair with another man. A drunken mind speaks a sober heart as they say, and Gabriel continues confiding in Emily by sharing how Camille never forgave him and how he fell in love with Emily the moment he saw her. During their cab ride home, Gabriel admits he loves both women, but doesn’t recall any of his conversation the next day.
In the end, Nicolas makes plans to announce Gregory as the new head of Pierre’s brand that night. Sylvie and Emily go to see Pierre, who is upset, but the wheels of their collective brains are already turning.