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An American Deputy Mayor in Paris 

Mike follows Caitlin to Paris in order to break up her engagement to Trevor. James preps Randall to receive an award that he may not have earned. Stuart asks Nikki to pose for a calendar so that he can donate proceeds to charity.

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Noisy, raucous construction workers prevent Mike sleeping. Carter convinces Mike not to risk regretting not having tried to prevent Caitlin remarrying Trevor, so he takes the next plane to Paris, only to find her hotel is just as noisy, the bellboy as hostile. Stuart pays kids to play orphans for whose trip he supposedly raises money with a bikini calendar, so Nicky accepts to pose, but memories conspire gradually. The mayor is to receive a military decoration, but his spoiled rich boys Vietnam unit never even learned military etiquette. So James is ordered to drill the 'hero' in abusive boot camp style, only to find out the debasing truth. Written by KGF Vissers

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Members of the Long Island Rugby Club were used as background actors in the scene where Mike can't get any sleep on the airplane. See more »

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References An American in Paris (1951) See more »

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After so lacking episodes, this was worthy watching.
1 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Caitlin is off to Paris to remarry her former husband. Right before she is to fly over, she makes an appearance at Mike's apartment and wants to kiss him one more time. Then she leaves without Mike saying anything. The next morning Mike tells Carter the story and wishes that he had told her that he loved her. Now he is setting off to Paris to tell Caitlin that he is in love with her.

There are also two other ideas floating around the episode. one involves Stuart trying to get Nikki to pose in a swimsuit. he tells her that it is raise money for an orphanage but in fact it is just to satisfy Stuart's fantasy. -- In what was probably the funniest part of the show, plus the least amount of time spent on the idea, was the Mayor getting an honor for his time in the military. The Mayor's unit had blown-up an enemy bridge but when he tells James the real story of what happened that night, it turns into comedy gold.

This was not a bad episode. There was enough humorous things going on that the show kept its interest. Again Barry Bostwick proved his worthy as he made the story of his military service very funny by his quirks and sense of timing. After some episodes that were lacking, this episode brought the series back to what is expected. Good watch.


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