Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Emily in Paris is one of the most popular shows on Netflix right now, and it's obvious why. The glitzy, soapy series is the slice of key lime pie 2020 desperately needed. For 10 glamorous episodes, you get to forget about the pandemic and, instead, focus on a 20-something American girl named Emily (Lily Collins) who lands a dream job in Paris and embroils herself in lots of low-stakes shenanigans. There are love triangles and work spats and hot boys who cook Emily omelets! It's a dream.
Granted, the show has garnered some criticism—mostly for its French clichés and the unrealistic way Emily gains hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. Fans are also livid about how one of the supporting characters, Camille (Camille Razat), is treated. Quickly into the series, we learn that Camille, Emily's new friend, is actually the girlfriend of Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), with whom Emily shared a steamy kiss, not to mention lots of flirtation. You'd think Emily would fess up to this the second she realizes Camille and Gabriel's connection, but nope! Emily and Gabriel continue flirting behind sweet, wonderful Camille's back—and Camille truly has no idea.
This hits a frustrating peak when Camille drives Emily and Gabriel out to her family's estate for a few days. Emily sits on Gabriel's lap during the car ride, and they continue their annoying banter the whole weekend—at Camille's family's house. The season ends with Emily and Gabriel hooking up…again, completely unbeknown to Camille, who's been nothing but a friend to Emily.
PopSugar published an op-ed about this frustrating storyline, noting that “girl code” clearly doesn't mean much when you're living abroad. Fans on Twitter expressed similar feelings.
“I just finished Emily in Paris, and I feel like we should start a petition to make Camille the main character,” one fan wrote. “I no longer feel like watching shows where the ‘protagonist’ is romanticized for being a cheater and a narcissist. The triangle storyline had potential, but no.”
So what will happen to Camille in season two? Will she realize Emily and Gabriel's relationship and cut them out completely? Will she forgive them? Either way, here's hoping she gets her flowers…and a better boyfriend.
Originally Appeared on Glamour