Waking up to Gabriel and Camille’s bed romping is no bueno. Emily and Mindy’s breakfast are the daily dish of problems. We get to find out more about Mindy and her life before Paris. Poor girl became a meme after wrecking a song on China’s popstars show. She left the country to go to business school, which she failed at, too. Emily points out that Mindy is a singer in hiding that needs to get back on the stage; Mindy prefers life as is.
Julien apparently told Emily to wear all black for their meeting with Pierre Cadault (Jean-Christophe Bouvet), whom Julien has been dying to meet since his preteen years. As stated by Sylvie, Pierre can’t stand social media, so Emily must be quiet and observant for today. Has she ever, though? Pierre is unimpressed and angered by Emily and her bag charm. Ringarde means basic, which I’ll admit Emily tends to be. They leave immediately.
Dinner alone allows Emily to meet Thomas, a hot professor in semiotics. The two connect over a couple or mother and child eating dinner. They discuss what is considered cool historically, then end up in Emily’s bed. Nothing basic about that certainly. The morning after Camille catches Thomas leaving and informs us that she heard Emily enjoying herself. I don’t think I could ever look my neighbors in the eyes again.
Julien finds Emily’s night boring but is delighted that she arrived late for once. However, Emily was told by Sylvie to come late because she is holding a secret meeting for Fourtier, an account that Emily is lead social on. Julien is uncomfortable with the drama and leaves. Sylvie refuses to speak to Emily and quarantines her from luxury brands. Apparently, Pierre has been Sylvie’s dream account since she started working at Savoir. At least now I know how to say basic in French. Mindy informs Emily that she was up all-night hopping around and found a place that has an open mic night that she is too scared to go to. Emily begs Mindy to sing because no one is paying attention. Mindy knocks out a rendition La Vie En Rose beautifully, and everyone around stops to listen to her. I don’t blame the crowd that stops to listen. I’ll be listening to all versions tonight.
Thomas gifts Emily a new book but is interrupted by the hot couple that is Camille and Gabriel. Gabriel slips up and states he heard them before. He seems unhappy with Thomas. Camille invites the new couple to dinner with them. Awkward. Thomas comes off as pretentious; maybe he senses the tension between Emily and Gabriel? Camille informs us that our Normandy-born Gabriel’s family saved up money to send him to cooking school in Paris. So very sweet. Dinner is awkward due to Thomas’ uppity behavior towards the couple.
At Emily’s place, Thomas points out that Gabriel doesn’t like him and could be jealous. Emily brushes him off. While they enjoy each other, Gabriel and Camille happen to be accosted by their loud enjoyment. Camille is more than fine by it, but Gabriel looks like he rather be dead. Get over it, man.
Emily pitches an idea to Sylvie that involves someone going to the ballet that Pierre Cadault costumed. Sylvie never wants to hear the name again, but Emily refuses to stay demoted! She arranges for Thomas and her to go. All dressed up, she bumps into Gabriel, who lets her know how he feels about snobbish Thomas, a guy faking to be an intellect. He’s not interested in watching Swan Lake or meeting Pierre, so he offhand insults Emily and suggests that she goes alone just to meet her for sex later. Boy, bye. She gives him a sign for that suggestion. Emily finds Pierre then proceeds to plead her case on basic girls from the Midwest who enjoyed Gossip Girl. Pierre reveals that he was disappointed that Dan was Gossip Girl this whole time. Pierre wants to meet with Savoir and Emily soon. Sylvie is fine with this as long as Emily is, or else she’s back in Chicago.
Emily continues to be lucky at work but unlucky in romance. I can’t wait to see Mindy’s upcoming performance; she has to do more than being a nanny and Emily’s ear. May I suggest streaming La Vie En Rose? Louis Armstrong’s version is grizzly and wonderful.
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