Sure, Sam misses Harry—she really misses Harry—and from time to time she whiles away a solitary evening at the Café de la Paix. There, the darling of all the waiters, who, like their compatriot Fabrice, like nothing better than to see a woman eat, she finds solace for both body and soul.
To a man, they share her sorrow. They, too, liked Harry, a well-bred young man with a steady appetite and a solid grounding in after-dinner spirits.
But, as the poets like to remind us, the path of true love never did run smooth and a woman has to eat, and when men fail you—as, sooner or later, men always do—there’s still bombe à trois chocolats.
Why, look. It’s almost closing time. Let’s all have some.
Previously on The Rocky Road of Love… Episode 1: One Fine Day. Episode 2: Fate and Chèvre. Episode 3: The Rocky Road Ahead. Episode 4: Could This Be Lunch? Episode 5: I Only Have Eyes for Stew. Episode 6: Harry in Love. Episode 7: Dinner for Two. Episode 8: Sam, Line 2. Episode 9: Romance at Home. Episode 10: Barbecue, Beans, and Slow-Pitch Softball. Episode 11: Play Ball! Episode 12: How ‘Bout Them Dawgs! Episode 13: Mercy! Episode 14: Harry Gets Mad! Episode 15: Harry and the Hopelessly Inadequate Ballet Buffet. Episode 16: And Now Sam’s Mad! Episode 17: The Last Goodbye. Episode 18: The Big Breakup. Episode 19: Chocolate on Her Mind.
Up next: Episode 21: Life without Sam.