Warning: The following contains spoilers for Emily in Paris“final. Proceed at your own risk!
Oh dear, Emily in Paris‘ The season ended with a pretty torturous cliffhanger for fans of the “are they going or not?” »Relationship between the titular heroine and her beautiful neighbor Gabriel.
Let’s recap briefly: realizing his best chance to open his own restaurant was in Normandy, Gabriel announced he was moving – and soon! Since his girlfriend Cami was not about to leave her life in Paris, it meant the couple were officially broken up. Emily was also shocked by Gabriel’s big move, but at the same time, she was happy for her friend and her new business. The couple said their awkward goodbyes, but that wasn’t how Emily wanted to leave things to Gabriel, so she rushed over to the restaurant where he works and the two kiss passionately, before taking the things in the room. As they lay in bed, Gabriel noted that Normandy is not that far away.
“It’s not that I can never see you again. It’s just that I don’t think I should ever see you again, ”Emily replied. After all, Cami is also her friend. “We would both hurt someone we care about.”
The next day, Emily found Gabriel at the restaurant instead of going to Normandy. Surprise! He buys the Parisian restaurant, with the help of funding from Antoine. The happy moment was then interrupted by a potentially embarrassing text from Cami to Emily: “I just heard Gabriel. He stays in Paris. Can we talk?? ”
So what does the message mean ?! “Nothing is somehow exactly what it seems [Emily]Creator Darren Star cryptically alludes, “and I think a lot of his ideas about life are constantly being tested. And they will be next season too. (The fate of season 2 of the show is TBD, for the record.)
As for Gabriel’s decision to stay, his feelings for Emily are at the forefront of his mind and choice. “I think Emily gave him a goal again, and he had enough strength around her that he felt like he could take his restaurant project further and make it happen,” [whereas] he didn’t have this strength before with Camille, ”says Lucas Bravo, who plays the chef, to TVLine. “Based on that, he sees Emily as his mainstay, his main inspiration, his strength.”
So when Antoine offers to help Gabriel, “he’s just like, ‘OK, the planets are aligned,'” Bravo continues. “And she’s also the reason he knows [Antoine]. She’s the reason he’s going to get another opportunity and she’s connected to everything that’s going on. So, obviously, she’s the main reason he’s so happy to stay.
Meanwhile, Emily is both “deeply conflicted” and “really excited” after Gabriel’s big news, star Lily Collins describes. “Now she’s more confused than ever because she and Cami made that real bond, and she’s all about her girlfriends. But at the same time he was the [constant] throughout her experience so far, being united and being a friend, but also something a little more.
So what does the future hold for the potential couple, should the series be renewed? “What happens in the next chapter, I think, can be a real exploration of how the relationship between these three characters is evolving,” Star warns. “For me, that’s such a fun thing to explore in Season 2, because they’re not Americans. They are French. For me, a big part of the show is looking at everything through a different lens. Season 2 will open up interesting and surprising relationship avenues.
Plus, there’s the issue of whether Emily and Gabriel are continuing a relationship, are they doing something wrong, especially in light of the fact that their attraction started – and a kiss happened – as Gabriel was dating. still with Cami? “I think it’s really sticky,” Collins admits. “I would probably avoid that, because obviously there has been so much going on with Gabriel and Cami’s relationship. When you go to the Loire Valley and see the family and how they all interact, there is such a deep story there. I would just let things work out.
For his part, Bravo thinks Emily and Gabriel are “definitely not in the right place, it’s wrong, but it’s also exciting,” he said. “I think they’re both a bit lost. She is lost in Paris and he is lost in her feelings. So that’s what happens, I guess, when two lost people find each other.
And Gabriel is not the only one to pursue Emily in the French capital: Thinking that Gabriel had already left for Normandy, Emily agreed to go to Saint-Tropez with the head of fashion Mathieu. But fear not, because as Collins says, “I don’t see them being a great game. I see it as a distraction. ”
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