With one grand gesture, Norman Xavier Dorman both initiated and complicated his relationship with Rita. That kiss in From Paris with Love was everything, but it wasn't long until the inexperienced couple was attempting to navigate uncharted territory, and Norman was thrust into a form of leadership for which he seemingly had no example.
But, as per his House Rule, Norman boldly continued to find ways to continue following his dream of being with Rita, almost to a fault.
Kissing Rita was clearly only the beginning. Inevitably Norman and Rita's relationship would have to be built on more, and Norman was motivated to find out what that was in Truth Be Told, reaching out to the one person he knew would be able to help---Oliver.
Clearly one who values getting to know the object of his affection, Oliver suggested Norman peruse through Renita Hayweather: Frontier Duchess. As you'll remember, Rita asked him not to read it in "The Masterpiece," and a hardcopy hadn't been seen on the show since. Committed to moving their relationship forward, Norman took Oliver's advice, and Rita willingly provided him with a copy. Once a candidate for light summer reading, Renita Hayweather became a treasured textbook filled with invaluable knowledge to be studied---practically a bible of all thing Rita in a sense.
By Impossible Dream, Norman found himself on a mission to show Rita just how much he cared for her. Though, arguably, this may have once again been a result of some outside pressure, mainly Ramon's offhand comment about Rita and the world tour awaiting Rita if she won.
Remember, it was Ramon's advice to face the things that scare you that prompted Norman to take the stage at the comedy club in From Paris With Love, shocking everyone. And, as I argued in Norman's original house rule, it was that bravery carried over that led him to kiss Rita at her declaration of love later that evening. How appropriate Ramon should be there a few short months later lighting a fire under Norman once again!
The only difference here is that Norman likely already had a plan in motion to present Rita with that freshly printed copy of Postal Living Quarterly long before he encountered Ramon at the Mailbox Grille. The potential of Rita leaving only made presenting it to her that much more time sensitive. In fact, it seems Norman's plan may have been to give it to Rita pre-pageant all along.
Norman not only read Frontier Duchess, he chose a specific chapter to reference, one in which Renita "delivered inspiration" to Mr. D'Lorman before the big shoot-out. In a sense, Norman was going to do for Rita what he had always seemed to do in the past---do or say something pre-pageant that would inspire Rita's success on stage.
At the local branch competition it was the unsquashable tree lobster, at the state pageant it was the mule delivering mail to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and here it would be through Rita's own words. And, as Rita soon discovered, Norman was also delivering a message of love, granted, almost three months after Rita declared hers aloud to Norman in the DLO!
So, to summarize:
Renita Hayweather + Ramon reminder + grand gesture = NxD, where NxD is Norman's new NoRita relationship strategy.
Simple enough, right?
P.S. You are probably wondering why I took the whole science/math approach to Norman's check-in, and it has everything to do with all the science references he made in both Truth Be Told & Impossible Dream (i.e., Norman Dorman's Revelation Solution, that cyclotron thing...)! It seems we may have a mad scientist on our hands, Postables! Also note that NXD are also Norman's initials---Norman Xavier Dorman.
Yes, I went there.