After watching From Paris With Love repeatedly to bring you insights on
So, I was curious---could we trace the story day-by-day? Lucky for you, we totally can!
Here we go:
Monday, April 23
A perfectly normal Monday---also a week before Shane's birthday----starts out typically, but quickly becomes anything but, when, among a mess of letters, Oliver's letter to Holly resurfaces.
In what seems a flurry of activity, not only do the POstables get a hefty start on their latest case, Oliver's letter is discovered, read and accidentally mailed all within the course of the same day!
Tuesday, April 24
Wednesday, April 25
"It's only Wednesday, you usually save bad news for a Friday."
Unfortunately for Oliver, this news really couldn't wait. The fate of his letter revealed, things began to spiral between Oliver and Shane to the point of argument after making initial contact with Joey. Meanwhile, Ramon's public advances toward Rita begin to cause Norman distress.
Thursday, April 26
It started out as a normal day visiting the weatherman at the local television station. While Ramon seems to cause a fair amount of distress for Norman, it's Holly's unexpected return that takes the cake.
With Holly finally on the scene, Oliver finds himself on a crash course with his future, at the same time, Shane is fighting to hold it together.
Making good on their promise to return the next day to deliver Caitlyn's letter, Shane and Oliver hear the couple's story and eventually watch them work through the letter's consequences together, Norman and Rita right alongside them.
Later, Oliver meets with Holly to discuss their future.
Friday, April 27
Seemingly more troubled than ever, Oliver arrives early at work, only to find Shane is there as well. The two share a heart-to-heart.
Later that evening, Shane, Rita and Norman attend Joey and Caitlyn's favorite comedy club and share their in the joy of Joey's re-proposal.
Back at the Mailbox Grille, Oliver and Holly come to grips with the reality of their marriage, and for the first time seem to really communicate with each other. As they prepare to say goodbye, Shane witnesses a moment she immediately wishes she hadn't and makes plans to leave.
After walking in on Shane's retreat, and grapple with reality of her impending departure, Norman and Rita share a long-awaited moment of honesty and their first kiss.
Saturday, April 28
After what was no doubt a considerable amount of aimless wandering, Shane arrives home to find Oliver constructing her early birthday present. Remember, Oliver comments that he would have been done with it sooner had he not "...stopped to explain to some nice police officers why he was installing a porch swing at 2am," definitively making it Saturday in the wee small hours of the morning.
And that's your day-by-day breakdown of the events of From Paris With Love. Pretty neat new perspective, right? Come back next week as I do the same thing with Truth Be Told, which happened just on the heels of this installment.
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