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5 Things We Think Might Happen in ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 2

Will Emily and Gabriel finally be together? And what about Camille?

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5 Things We Think Might Happen in ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 2

Will Emily and Gabriel finally be together? And what about Camille?

Netflix‘s Emily in Paris has become one of the most talked-about TV shows this season, taking over social media feeds with memes and dividing the Internet over Lily Collins‘ over-the-top outfits. With the cast announcing a second season, we’re now predicting what kind of stories Emily Cooper will get involved in for the upcoming installment.

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

For those who haven’t watched the show yet, Emily in Paris illustrates the story of Emily (Lily Collins), a Chicago girl who moves to Paris for a new job at a marketing firm. Offering the American point of view for the company’s clients, she comes across obstacles – both professional and romantic – as she tries to get settled in the City of Lights. To recap, the first season ended with haute couture designer Pierre Cadault (Jean-Christophe Bouvet) winning in a fashion battle against fashion duo Gray Space (Isaiah Hodges and Christophe Tek), and Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) calling it quits with girlfriend Camille (Camille Razat) as he prepares to open his own restaurant.

Based on previous interviews from the cast and production team, episodes from the first season and of course, pure speculation, we’ve put together five things we think could happen in the upcoming installment of Emily in Paris.

Gabriel and Emily’s relationship deepens after he decides to stay in Paris.

The finale of Season 1 left us wondering what would happen to the “throuple” between Emily, Gabriel and Camille. Initially breaking up with his girlfriend as he plans to move to Normandy to open his restaurant, Gabriel changes his mind and decides to stay in Paris, thanks to Antoine’s proposal to invest. Whether they finally get together or not, Gabriel and Emily’s relationship will definitely see some development, given how passionately they said goodbye on what was supposed to be Gabriel’s last night in the city.

Emily feels guilty and opens up to Camille about her feelings for Gabriel.

The awkward love triangle between Emily, Gabriel and Camille has most certainly made Emily the bad friend. Given her down-to-earth personality, it would make sense for her to come clean and confess to Camille her feelings for Gabriel. If this were to happen, Camille would not be too happy, leaving Emily and Gabriel to try and fix their relationship with their friend.

The story could turn out to be unexpectedly queer.

“Like Camille, when she kisses Emily on the mouth, and she’s like, ‘I’m not sorry.’ And then when they’re in bed, and I’m liking the picture, it’s all little seeds,” Bravo shared in an interview with Cosmopolitan. “Anything could happen between the three of them. I think Darren [Star] wants this second season to be really open-minded.” Adding to the speculation, Collins has also commented on the spark between Emily and Camille in a conversation with British Vogue:

“There are tons of little moments where you’re like, ‘…Does Camille like Emily?’ You can’t really get a vibe, and I feel like that ambiguity is what keeps Emily intrigued. I think anyone in that position would be like, you’re my friend, but now I have this romantic connection [with Gabriel], and I don’t want to hurt you, but… Oh my God! So, you know what, it’s really confusing.”

Emily becomes an influencer after building her social media following.

Amidst her work drama with Sylvie, Pierre Cadault and more, Emily unrealistically went from a couple hundred to thousands of followers on her Instagram account, @emilyinparis. At this rate, her platform will most likely grow to give her influencer status, meaning she’ll be invited to more press events and eventually, might even become independent from her employer, Savoir. Director Darren Star told The Oprah Magazine that “in Season 2, [Emily]‘s going to be more of a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in. She’ll be more of a resident of the city,” so it is possible that Emily seeks new professional opportunities through social media.

Emily isn’t able to “pick up basic French,” and goes international instead.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Collins shared: “There were so many situations that we were like, ‘Okay, write that down. That’s going to happen in Season 2. Also, there were many experiences where we were like, ‘Does Emily go abroad? Do you think Emily takes the Eurostar and hops out and goes to Belgium or she goes to London?’ That would be so much fun…” Although there’s a good chance filming may be delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’re looking forward to seeing Emily travel across the continent for dramatic work trips.

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